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Trance

Apr 12, 2013

Trance

Grade: B+

Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Screenplay: Joe Ahearne, John Hodge (Trainspotting)

Cast: James McAvoy (The Last Station), Rosario Dawson (Zookeeper)

Rating: R

Runtime: 101 min. by John DeSando

“The choice is yours. Do you want to remember or do you want to forget?” Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson)

Room 237

Apr 11, 2013

Kubrick's The Shining holds up to intense interpretive scrutiny.

Cinema Classics April 11, 2013: Al Pacino

Apr 10, 2013

Al Pacino gets the adulation he can't refuse.

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 12 min. Al Pacino

It's Movie Time April 5, 2013 Ginger & Rosa

Apr 5, 2013

John and Carolyn finally find a good movie after too many weeks of the January to April movie dead zone.

Film reviewed: Ginger & Rosa

by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck

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

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE's Cinema Classics and appears on Fox 28's Man Panel.

Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/ Fox 28.

April 7, 2013 On the Marquee

Apr 5, 2013

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Evil Dead and Jurassic Park 3D, new Blu-rays The Sweeney and John Dies at the End, 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.

About the Hosts:

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Apr 4, 2013

Mindless fun for a dull afternoon.

G. I. Joe: Retaliation

Grade: C

Director: John M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets)

Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (both Zombieland) Cast: Dwayne Johnson (Snitch), Jonathan Pryce (Evita)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 110 min

by John DeSando

“Soon the world will bow down to Zeus.”

Evil Dead

Apr 4, 2013

As good a scare fest as it gets.

Cinema Classics April 4, 2013: The Graduate

Apr 3, 2013

Johnny and John obviously love this film.

These boys sure do love their Graduate--all 15 minutes of scintillating discussion.

Ginger & Rosa

Apr 1, 2013

Ginger & Rosa
Grade: B+
Director: Sally Potter (Orlando)
Screenplay: Potter (The Tango Lesson)
Cast: Elle Fanning (Super 8), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 90 min
by John DeSando

Ginger & Rosa is a deceptive title because this slight tale is intensely about Ginger (Elle Fanning), whose life is affected by Rosa (Alice Englert), but still defined by her own sense of herself and her notions of right and wrong.

The Gatekeepers

Mar 30, 2013

Watch real power talk about itself.

The Gatekeepers
Grade: A
Director:
Cast: Ami Avalon, Avraham Shalom
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 101 min.
by John DeSando

"These are philosophical questions, not practical ones," Yaakov Peri

If the Arab-Israeli conflict interests you, then take a close look at The Gatekeepers, a first-rate documentary about Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency primarily responsible for Israel’s complicated relationship with Palestine, for both good and bad.

It's Movie Time March 29, 2013: Olympus Has Fallen

Mar 29, 2013

John and Carolyn definitely disagree.

Film reviewed:  Olympus Has Fallen

by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck

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

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics and appears on Fox 28’s  Man Panel. Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.

March 31, 2013 On the Marquee

Mar 29, 2013

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Host, new Blu-rays Lincoln and Parental Guidance, 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.

About the Hosts:

Cinema Classics March 28, 2013: Musicals

Mar 28, 2013

The Johns, prompted by Les Miserables' popularity, discuss classic musicals.

We know John's favorite musicals, but go figure Johnny's!

Olympus Has Fallen

Mar 25, 2013

Enjoy a cheesy B thriller.

Spring Breakers

Mar 23, 2013

Phantasmagoric and fleshy, but a slight bit more substantial than you'd think.

It's Movie Time March 22, 2013: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Mar 23, 2013

March 24, 2013 On the Marquee

Mar 22, 2013

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Admission and The Croods, new Blu-rays The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Zero Dark Thirty, 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.

About the Hosts:

Admission

Mar 21, 2013

I must admit I liked Admission.

Stoker

Mar 21, 2013

Another dysfunctional family but with  functional cinematography.

A Cinema Classic: Johnny and John ask where are the crowds for classic cinema in Columbus, Ohio?

John and Johnny ask where have all the cinephiles gone--and they take 10 minutes to rant about it.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Mar 19, 2013

Not an incredible movie.

The Call

Mar 17, 2013

Learn about 911 Call Centers; weep for an imaginative thriller.

It's Movie Time March 15, '13: Oz the Great and Powerful

Mar 15, 2013

Carolyn  and John agree on the visual delights of Oz and the deficiency of  Franco's role.

March 17, 2013 On the Marquee

Mar 15, 2013

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, new Blu-rays Rise of the Guardians and Life of Pi, 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.

About the Hosts:

Cinema Classics March 14, '13: Star Wars

Mar 13, 2013

The Johns react to Disney's acquiring the Star Wars franchise. It's not all good.

Johnny waxes nostalgic about Star Wars after hearing Disney bought the rights.  John waxes a bit himself. Star Wars takes a waxing.  All this in 10 min.

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 10 min. Star Wars

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