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Johnny DiLoretto is a longtime Columbus media personality who has amused audiences since 1998 when he began writing irreverent movie reviews for The Other Paper. Shortly after that he made a distinct impression on local TV audiences when he became ABC 6 and FOX 28's nighttime entertainment reporter.

In 2006 Johnny turned viewers on to the many amazing people and places of central Ohio on the morning broadcast, Good Day Columbus, in his distinctly off-the-cuff style. Over the years, Johnny has taken great pride in co-hosting and co-producing  Cinema Classics for WCBE.

Johnny pretty much bashes summer movies so far.

Cinema Classics July 11, '19 Adam Sandler

Jul 10, 2019

Sandler's presence on Netflix demands the boys assess Adam Sandler's career.

Johnny interviews Todd Miller, the director of the documentary Apollo 11, to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

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.

Cinema Classics 6.27.19 The Shining

Jun 27, 2019

Inspired by Gateway's showing a restored version of The Shining, John and Johnny try  to do  right by this certified classic.

Listen to John and Johnny talk upcoming Summer Part II--July/August

Cinema Classics June 13, '19 Will Smith

Jun 12, 2019

Inspired by Aladdin, John and Johnny assess the career of the new Geni, Will Smith.

A Special Cinema Classics 06. 6.19 Cannes

Jun 4, 2019

Johnny and guest intern  Mark Wesley discuss the big films at Cannes 2019.

Cinema Classics May 30, '19 Biopics

May 29, 2019

John and Johnny, inspired by Tolkien, discuss memorable biopics.

Film discussion: Biopics

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.

Cinema Classics May 23, '19 Keanu Reeves

May 22, 2019

Inspired by John Wick 3: Parabellum, John and Johnny are  surprised at  some cultural gems amid this limited star's oeuvre.

Cinema Classics May 16, '19 Ethan Hawke

May 14, 2019

John and Johnny, inspired by Stockholm, look at the filmography of Ethan Hawke.

Cinema Classics May 9, '19 The Avengers

May 7, 2019

John and Johnny analyze the popularity and history of Marvel's Avengers.

Cinema Classics May 2, '19 Stephen King

Apr 30, 2019

John and Johnny, inspired by Pet Sematary, review the work of  prolific Stephen King.

John and Johnny pick their possible favorites for May and June, Summer '19.

Cinema Classics April 18, '19 Mel Gibson

Apr 16, 2019

John and Johnny survey the rich if not controversial work of actor/director Mel Gibson.

John and Johnny assess the already acclaimed career of horror's newest genius.

John and Johnny, inspired by Captain Marvel, consider their favorite superheroines.

John and Johnny find hope in great movies premiered in the first half of the year.

From hoofer to "The King of Hollywood Musicals": Stanley Donen

John and Johnny explore the challenges surrounding Green Book's Oscar win.

Captain Marvel

Mar 6, 2019

Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson are the real heroes of this middlin' superhero origin story.

John and Johnny review the work of one of Hollywood's most successful stars, Nicole Kidman.

John and Johnny evaluate the work of Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron.

Film discussion: Alfonso Cuaron

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.

John Daugherty of Film Columbus discusses with Johnny the nuances of local filmmaking, especially tax breaks.

Comic love at the Gateway Film Center. Hear our 1 hr show with a live audience!

Cinema Classics Feb 14, '19, RomComs

Feb 13, 2019

The boys offer some examples of romantic comedies in honor of Valentine's Day

I remember when I was 17, I got dumped. It was hard. I was heartbroken. But I started watching this movie on TV. I had heard of Woody Allen, but really, as a young kid in Steubenville Ohio, you had better odds of having an original opera produced than seeing a Woody Allen movie anywhere.But I watched this movie and it was Annie Hall. And suddenly my life changed. I couldn't believe I was seeing all this heartache and anxiety represented onscreen - along with all the humor of real life.

Cinema Classics Feb 7, '19 Escape Films

Feb 6, 2019

John and Johnny, inspired by Escape Room, chat about films with "escape" in their title.

Inspired by Glass, John and Johnny assess the career of the great twister.

Film discussion: M. Night Shyamalan

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.

John and Johnny admire Bradley Cooper's work in A Star is Born and the rest of his career.

John and Johnny assess The 2019 Golden Globe awards for 2018 films.

Film discussion: The Golden Globes

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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