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7:05 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Cinema Classics Jan. 15, '15 The National Film Registry

John and Johnny discuss  new entries in The National Film Registry

A Cinema Classic: The National Film Registry

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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5:26 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

It's Movie Time January 9, '15: Forgotten Films of '14 and Celebrating It's Movie Time's 700th show

Clay Lowe and John DeSando started It's Movie Time 14 years ago.

Film reviewed: Forgotten Films of '14 and celebrating

It's Movie Time's 700th Show

by host John DeSando with guest Hope Madden

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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5:13 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

Grade: B

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be blood)

Screenplay: Anderson, from Thomas Pynchon novel

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix (Her), Josh Brolin (Labor Day)

Rating: R

Runtime: 148 Min

by John DeSando

“Doc may not be a ‘Do-Gooder’ but he's done good.” Sortilege (Joanna Newsom)

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6:02 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Selma

A first-class tribute to The Civil Rights Movement and MLK.

Selma

Grade: A

Director: Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere)

Screenplay: Paul Webb

Cast: David Oyelowo (A Most Violent Year), Carmen Ejogo (Alex Cross)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 122 min.

by John DeSando

“We must March! We Must Stand up!” Dr. King

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8:00 am
Fri January 9, 2015

January 11, 2015 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Taken 3 and Selma, new Blu-rays No Good Deed and Get on Up, 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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4:23 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Cinema Classics Jan 8, '15: War Movies

Inspired by Unbroken, American Sniper, and Fury, John and Johnny explore war movies.

A Cinema Classic: War movies

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 January 7, 2015

Oracabessa

Powerful, thoroughly-modern thriller.

Oracabessa

Director: Richard A. Nelson (The Endangered)

Screenplay: Nelson

Cast: Brooklyn Sabino Smith, Dino Trapodis

by John DeSando

“A man and a woman in any kind of relationship are always at war. It's just a matter of, to what degree.” Oracabessa (Brooklyn Sabino Smith)

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5:37 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Goodbye to Language 3D

Godard will mess with your head, and you'll like it.

Goodbye to Language 3D

Grade: B+

Director: Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless)

Screenplay: Godard

Cast: Heloise Godet (Girl on a Bicycle), Kamel Abdell (Harissa mon amour)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 70 min.

by John DeSando

“Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.” (Beginning on-screen text)

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8:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

January 4, 2015 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases The Woman in Black: Angel of Death and Concerning Violence, new Blu-rays The Equalizer and Tusk, 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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4:55 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

It's Movie Time January 2, '15: The Interview

John and Wayne hope Kim Jong-un doesn't hear this show!

Film reviewed: The Interview

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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1:58 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 1, '15: Paul Thomas Anderson

John and Johnny are inspired by Inherent Vice to look at director Paul Thomas Anderson's work.

A Cinema Classic: Paul Thomas Anderson

by 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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3:17 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

It's Movie Time Dec 26, '14: Unbroken

John and Linda review director Angelina Jolie's impressive and flawed Unbroken.

Film reviewed: Unbroken

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.

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3:14 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

The Interview

A fun movie if you don't expect it to be as subversive as North Korea does.

The Interview

Grade: B

Director: Evan Goldberg (This is the End), Seth Rogen (This is the End)

Screenplay: Dan Sterling

Cast: James Franco (Palo Alto), Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express)

Rating: R

Runtime: 112 min.

by John DeSando

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8:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

December 28, 2014 On the Marquee

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Unbroken and Into the Woods, new Blu-rays The Good Lie and The Trip to Italy, 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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12:36 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Cinema Classics Dec 25, '14 E.W. '14 Movie Choices

John and Johnny review E.W.'s best of '14.                                         

A Cinema Classic: Entertainment Weekly's best films of 2014.

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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12:30 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

The Imitation Game

Turing joins other Oscar heroes this year like Hawking, Zamperini, and Moses.

The Imitation Game

Grade: A

Director: Morten Tyldum (Headhunters)

Screenplay: Graham Moore from the Andrew Hodges book.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (August: Osage County), Keira Knightly (Laggies)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 114 min.

by John DeSando

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” Joan Clarke (Keira Knightly)

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11:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Entertaining and instructive epic.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Grade: B+

Director: Ridley Scott (Blade Runner)

Screenplay: Adam Cooper (Tower Heist), et al.

Cast: Christian Bale (American Hustle), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 150 min.

by John DeSando

“Remember this. I am prepared to fight. For eternity.” Moses (Christian Bale)

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10:04 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Big Eyes

Kitschy as those Keane paintings were, Tim Burton doesn't capture the drama powerfully enough.

Big Eyes

Grade: C+

Director:  Tim Burton (Ed Wood)

Screenplay: Scott Alexander (Ed Wood), Larry Karaszewski (Problem Child)

Cast: Amy Adams (American Hustle), Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime:

by John DeSando

"It's synthetic hack work, infinity of kitsch.” John Canady (Terence Stamp)

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9:34 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Unbroken

I hoped for more from accomplished celebrity Jolie.

Unbroken

Grade: C

Director: Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey)

Screenplay: Joel Coen (True Grit), Ethan Cohen (Inside Llewyn Davis) , et al.,  from the Laura Hillenbrand novel.

Cast: Jack O’Connell (United), Domhnail Gleeson (Calvary)

Runtime: 127 Min.

by John DeSando

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6:48 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Free the Nipple

Not to be taken seriously!

Free the Nipple

Grade: C

Director: Lina Esco

Screenplay: Esco, et al.

Cast: Lina Esco (LOL), Lola Kirke (Gone Girl)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 84 min.

by John DeSando

Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.” Dave Berry
 

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