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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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4:28 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Cinema Classics Jan. 29 , '15 Favorite Past Oscar Winners

A Cinema Classic: Favorite Past Oscar Winners

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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4:26 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

It's Movie Time January 30, '15: Diplomacy

Film reviewed: Diplomacy

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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12:38 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Monk WIth a Camera

Monk with a Camera

Grade: B+

Director: Tina Mascara (Chris& Don: A Love Story) Guido Santi (Chris                   & Don . . .)

Screenplay: Documentary

Cast: Nicky Vreeland, et al.

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

Pretty remarkable transformation.

You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.” Cameron Diaz
 

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12:10 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Song of the Sea

Hand-drawn, heartfelt Irish animation in the Secret of Kells family.

Song of the Sea

Grade: A-

Director: Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells)

Screenplay: Will Collins (My Brothers) from Moore story

Cast: Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), voice, Fionnula Flanagan (Four Brothers), voice

Rating: PG

Runtime: 93 min.

by John DeSando

My son, remember me in your stories and in your songs. Know that I will always love you, always.”  Mother Bronagh

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8:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

February 1, 2015 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Project Almanac and Black or White, new Blu-rays Fury and The Judge, 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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5:31 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

A Most Violent Year

One of the best low-key crime movies in years.

A Most Violent Year

Grade: A

Director: J.C. Chandor (All is Lost)

Screenplay: Chandor

Cast: Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Jessica Chastain (Interstellar)

Rating: R

Runtime:

by John DeSando

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5:05 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Black Sea

Cliched but still scarily claustrophobic.

Black Sea

Grade: C+

Director: Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)

Screenplay: Dennis Kelly

Cast: Jude Law (Dom Hemingway), Scott McNairy (Argo)

Rating: R

Runtime: 115 min.

by John DeSando

“I lost my family because of this job.” Captain Robinson (Jude Law)

It’s dark and dangerous under the entombing Black Sea, and the crew assembled by Cpt. Robinson in the film of the same name goes there by sub to retrieve several million dollars in gold from a sunken Nazi U boat.

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3:34 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Diplomacy

One of the best-acted films in recent memory.

Diplomacy

Grade: A

Director: Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum, The Handmaid’s Tale)

Screenplay: Cyril Gely (from his play), Schlondorff

Cast: Neils Arestup (War Horse), Andre Dussollier (Amelie)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 84 min

by John DeSando

“The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure.” Gerard Debreu

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8:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

January 25, 2015 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Mortdecai and The Boy Next Door, new Blu-rays The Boxtrolls and The Drop, 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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1:22 am
Fri January 23, 2015

It's Movie Time Jan 23, '15: Little Accidents

John and Wayne review a writer/director's first feature, Little Accidents.

Film reviewed: Little Accidents

by host John DeSando with guest Wayne Miller

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.

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2:56 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Cinema Classics Jan 22, '15: Preview 2015 Films

John and Johnny survey the new films for 2015.

A Cinema Classic: 2015 Preview

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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1:53 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Winter Sleep

A slow, beautifully written drama set in Turkey.

Winter Sleep

Grade: A-

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Screenplay: Ceylan, et al.

Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melissa Sozen

Runtime:196 min.

by John DeSando

"You always float to the surface like olive oil." Necla (Demet Akbag)

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6:54 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Little Accidents

These accidents are not "little."

Little Accidents

Grade: B

Director: Sara Colangelo

Screenplay: Colangelo

Cast: Elizabeth Banks (W.), Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 105 min

by John DeSando

“What do you think it’s like to die?”  Owen (Jacob Lofland)

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6:12 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night

Grade: B

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Kid with a Bike), Luc Dardenne

Screenplay: Dardennes

Cast: Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 95 min

by John DeSando

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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3:41 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

It's Movie Time January 16, '15: American Sniper

Film reviewed: American Sniper

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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3:37 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Song One

A one-note romance.

Song One

Grade: C+

Director: Kate Barker-Froyland

Screenplay: Barker-Froyland

Cast: Anne Hathaway (Interstellar), Johnny Flynn (Something in the Air)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 86 min

by John DeSando

Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.” Brownie McGhee

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