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6:11 am
Thu February 26, 2015

It's Movie Time February 27, '15:McFarland, USA

It's solid family fare.

Film reviewed: McFarland, USA

by host John DeSando with guest Kevin Carr

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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8:07 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Cinema Classics Feb 26 , '15 Kevin Costner

A Cinema Classic: Kevin Costner

Costner  has revived his career.

With co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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7:55 am
Wed February 25, 2015

McFarland, USA

McFarland, USA

Grade: B

Director: Niki Caro (North Country, Whale Rider)

Screenplay: Christopher Cleveland (Glory Road) et al.

Cast: Kevin Costner (White or Black), Maria Bello (Prisoners)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 128 min.

by John DeSando

McFarland, USA, is Disney, USA, with a PG rating, nary a bad word, and very happy people, especially the Mexican families. Also, everyone is good looking and caring.  But, you know, I like a true, uncomplicated, old- fashioned, small town story about a little team that can.

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2:27 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

It's Movie Time February 20, '15: Fifty Shades of Grey

Film reviewed: Fifty Shades of Grey

by host John DeSando with guest Linda Baas McClelland

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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2:25 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Cinema Classics Feb 19 , '15 Oscar Predictions

A Cinema Classic: Our predictions for the Oscars.

With co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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1:59 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Timbuktu

A remarkably tranquil film hiding  lamentably oppressed lives.

Timbuktu

Grade: A

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako (Life on Earth)

Screenplay: Sissako, Kessen Tall

Cast:

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 97 min.

by John DeSando

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8:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

February 22, 2015 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and McFarland, USA, new Blu-rays Dumb and Dumber To and The Interview, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

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6:10 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Mommy

Superb acting.

  

Mommy

Grade: B+

Director: Xavier Dolan (Tom at the Farm)

Screenplay: Dolan

Cast: Anne Dorval (Miraculum), Antoine—Oliver Pilon (Laurence Anyways)

Rating: R

Runtime: 139 min

by John DeSando

“We still love each other, right?” Steve Després (Antoine-Oliver Pilon)

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5:02 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Still Alice

Moore has the Oscar.

Still Alice

Grade: A-

Directors: Richard Glatzer (The Last of Robin Hood), Wash Westmoreland (Quinceaera)

Screenplay: Glatzer, Westmoreland from  Lisa Genova novel

Cast: Julianne Moore (Don John), Alec Baldwin (Blue Jasmine)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 101 min.

by John DeSando

“But this isn't fair.”  Lydia Howland (Kristen Stewart)

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10:37 am
Fri February 13, 2015

It's Movie Time February 13, '15: Mr. Turner

Genius artist, genius filmmaker.

Film reviewed: Mr. Turner

by host John DeSando with guest Linda Baas McClelland

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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8:00 am
Fri February 13, 2015

February 15, 2015 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service, new Blu-rays Nightcrawler and Kill the Messenger, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

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2:09 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Mr. Turner

It's what superior biopics do: bring to life the geniuses of our civilization.

Mr. Turner

Grade: A

Director: Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies)

Screenplay: Leigh

Cast: Timothy Spall (Topsy-Turvy)

Rating: R

Runtime: 150 min.

by John DeSando

“The Sun is God.” JMW Turner (Timothy Spall)

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1:41 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey

 

 

  

Power is the name of this game, not sex.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Grade: C

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy)

Screenplay: Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) from E.L. James novel

Cast: Dakota Johnson (Need for Speed), Jamie Dornan (Marie Antoinette)

Rating: R

Runtime: 125 Min.

by John DeSando

"My inner goddess is dancing the merengue." Anastasia Grey from the novel, Fifty Shades of Grey

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1:25 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Farewell, Herr Schwarz

Expert, if too serious, chronicle of a Jewish filmmaker's attempt to solve a 1945 mystery.

Farewell, Herr Schwarz

Grade: B+

Director: Yael Reuveny (Tales of the Defeated)

Screenplay: Reuveny

Cast: Peter Schwartz, Etty Reuveny

Rating: Documentary

Runtime: 96 min.

by John DeSando

The impact of my grandma's story changed the course of my life. But that force doesn't only affect me.” Yael Reuveny

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10:12 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Cinema Classics Feb 12 , '15 Jessica Chastain

A Cinema Classic: Jessica Chastain

With co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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6:17 pm
Sun February 8, 2015

It's Movie Time Feb 6, '15: A Most Violent Year

Best crime drama in recent memory.

Film reviewed: A Most Violent Year

by host John DeSando

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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6:02 pm
Sun February 8, 2015

Match

It's the words that match.

Match

Grade: A

Director: Steven Belber (Management)

Screenplay: Belber

Cast: Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: Nemesis)

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

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8:00 am
Fri February 6, 2015

February 8, 2015 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son, new Blu-rays John Wick and Ouija, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

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4:50 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Jupiter Ascending

A hot mess from the geniuses responsible for The Matrix. Go figure.

 

  

Jupiter Ascending

Grade: D+

Director: Andy Wachowski (The Matrix), LanaWachowski

Screenplay: Wachowskis

Cast: Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 127 min.

by John DeSando

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5:50 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Black or White

Costner is back.

Black or White

Grade: B-

Director: Mike Binder (Reign Over me)

Screenplay: Binder

Cast: Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves), Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 121 min.

by John DeSando

“She’s got the best of both worlds” (song over the credits)

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