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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.

John and Johnny do their final review of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker.

Before they saw the current Joker, the boys reminisced about previous Jokers.

Films Reviewed: Jokers

John and Johnny talk about jokers in film before they viewed Joker.

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 finish their preview of fall '19 movies.

John and Johnny discuss some winners and losers of summer '19.

For now, Johnny is excited about the fall lineup.

John and Johnny remark about the strengths and weaknesses of the streaming giant, Netflix.

John and Johnny discover  "new" buddy films for summer '19: more Platonic than ever.

After watching the depiction of Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time . . ., the boys have fun remembering him.

John and Johnny make some startling observations about climate doom in sci-fi and super-hero movies.

John and Johnny explore the cultural characteristics of Asians in two current films.

Johnny and Jimmy give the finishing touches to Tarantino's Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood.

John and Johnny discuss prominent actors Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

New Bond coming--25--Time to look at it now and then.

Johnny pretty much bashes summer movies so far.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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