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It's Movie Time December 21, 2012: This is 40

Dec 23, 2012

Film reviewed: This is 40

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 Idol Chatter and Man Panel. Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.

John and Carolyn, neither near 40 years old, review a comedy replete with issues for those turning that infamous age.

In a re-run, John and Johnny argue about personal favorites Elf and Disney's A Christmas Carol .

A Cinema Classic: A Christmas Carol  and Elf.

December 23, 2012 On the Marquee

Dec 21, 2012

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Jack Reacher and The Guilt Trip, new Blu-rays Total Recall and Premium Rush, 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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This is 40

Dec 18, 2012

Turning 40 is apt Apatow.

This is 40
Grade: B
Director: Judd Apatow (Knocked Up)
Screenplay: Apatow
Cast: Paul Rudd (Our Idiot Brother), Leslie Mann (The Change-UP)
Rating: R
Runtime: 134 min.
by John DeSando

Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40; Judd Apatow, master of the contemporary raunchy social comedy, is growing up with them. His newest comedy, This is 40, hits every hot button for today’s pre-boomer narcissists from denying the birthday to the challenge of having a baby at a late age. 

It's Movie Time December 14, 2012: Sessions

Dec 14, 2012

John and Carolyn enjoy a film about sex that is not sexual.

John, Johnny, and Chris discuss some lesser-known Christmas titles.

John, Johnny, and Chris have no problem filling the 8 min. uncut discussion about obscure Christmas films.

December 16, 2012 On the Marquee

Dec 14, 2012

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and A Royal Affair, new Blu-rays Ted and The Bourne Legacy, 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:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dec 12, 2012

It's fun, but you can bet your Bilbo, it's long.

It's Movie Time Dec 7, 2012 Influential Movies

Dec 7, 2012

John and Carolyn take a break from new movies to discuss their favorite influential films.

December 9, 2012 On the Marquee

Dec 7, 2012

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Playing for Keeps and Hitchcock, new Blu-rays The Dark Knight Rises and Hope Springs, 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:

John and Johnny almost over the top praising Daniel Day-Lewis.

The Johns make their uncut 10 min. case for Daniel Day-Lewis as arguably the world's best actor.

Hitchcock

Dec 6, 2012

Hopkins is Hitch.

The Comedy

Dec 4, 2012

Not "comedy" as we know it.

The Comedy
Grade: B-
Director: Rick Alverson
Screenplay: Alverson, Robert Donne, Colm O’Leary
Cast: Tim Heidecker
Rating: NR
Runtime: 94 min.
by John DeSando

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Dec 3, 2012

Cool, sentimental, and melodramatic coming of age.

Johnny favors Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher but doesn't look forward to several other films.

Johnny likes Django Unchained. John likes Naomi Watts.

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 9 Min. Dec. Holiday Films

December 2, 2012 On the Marquee

Nov 30, 2012

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new movies Killing Them Softly and Anna Karenina, new Blu-rays Men in Black 3 and ParaNorman, 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:

The Loneliest Planet

Nov 29, 2012

It's lonely on the trail and in the heart.

It's Movie Time November 30, 2012: Anna Karenina

Nov 29, 2012

John and Carolyn differ on the adaptation's value.

Killing Them Softly

Nov 28, 2012

It's a small Mob story with  big dialogue.

Anna Karenina

Nov 26, 2012

A new and exciting way to experience an old story.

A Cinema Classic: 9 min Uncut James Bond with Professor Johnny's Bond "life lessons."

The Sessions

Nov 26, 2012

You'll not see a more sexual film this year.

John and Johnny argue the relative merits of Connery and Craig.

It's Movie Time November 23, 2012: Lincoln

Nov 23, 2012

John and Carolyn appreciate the drama and historicity of the film Lincoln.

Life of PI

Nov 21, 2012

The most imaginative film this year.

November 25, 2012 On the Marquee

Nov 21, 2012

On this week's show, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Red Dawn  and Rise of the Guardians, new Blu-rays The Expendables 2 and Bringing Up Bobby, 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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Silver Linings Playbook

Nov 21, 2012

Cooper and Lawrence are the best couple in a romantic dramedy this year.

Silver Linings Playbook
Grade: A
Director: David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Screenplay: Russell from Matthew Quick novel
Cast: Bradley Cooper (Limitless), Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games)
Rating: R
Runtime:
by John DeSando

“I’m remaking myself,” Pat (Bradley Cooper)

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