It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM
  • Hosted by , John DeSando

It’s Movie Time is an award-winning movie review show, hosted by John DeSando, which airs every Friday  at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.  You can also find "It's Movie Time" on Facebook.


  • LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Awards, 2010
    Winner: Radio Feature/Series
    Honorable Mention: Radio Critic of the Year
  • Hermes Award: Gold Award, 2010
  • MarCom Awards: Gold Award, 2010
  • LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Awards, 2009
    Finalist: Radio Critic of the Year
  • Communicator Awards: Silver Award of Distinction, 2009
  • MarCom Awards: Gold Award, 2009

Ways to Connect

The Art of Self Defense

Jul 21, 2019

Diappointing that it doesn't have the Jarmusch magic.

It's Movie Time July 19, '19 Wild Rose w Mary Yerina

Jul 18, 2019

John and Mary love this music-drama.

The Fall of the American Empire

Jul 15, 2019

A summer heist  both funny and thrilling.

See it before it goes away: Wild Rose

Jul 15, 2019

It's an indie you shouldn't miss even if you haven't heard about it.


Jul 12, 2019

Formulaic thriller perfect for July-August low expectations.

It's Movie Time July 12, '19 Spider-Man w Wayne Miller

Jul 11, 2019

John/Wayne review the super-hero film but swing around with differences.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Jul 9, 2019

If you like adolescent romantic adventures, this super-hero romp should please you.

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Grade: C+

Director: John Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Cop Car

Screenplay: Chris McKenna (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Erik Sommers (Jumanji: Welcome . . .)

Cast: Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 h 9 min

By: John DeSando

“I think Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) just hijacked our summer vacation.” Peter Parker (Tom Holland)

It's Movie Time July 5, '19 Yesterday w Kevin Carr

Jul 5, 2019

John and Kevin have an affection for this movie and the Beatles.

It's Movie Time June 28, '19 Midsommar

Jun 27, 2019

Odd but intriguing horror movie about which John and Wayne disagree.


Jun 25, 2019

A strange and alluring action/horror bon bon, just right for mid-summer.

The Dead Don't Die

Jun 23, 2019

Ghoulish and funny, this satire is also a pleasant introduction to zombie lore.

Toy Story 4

Jun 20, 2019

One franchise this grumpy critic hopes will never end.

It's Movie Time June 14, '19 Shaft w Kevin Carr

Jun 13, 2019

John and Kevin have some fun with the third Shaft since 1971.


Jun 13, 2019

Listen tomorrow to It's Movie Time as John and Kevin try to give some heft to this light-weight fantasy.

All is True

Jun 12, 2019

A quiet tribute to the greatest writer of all time in his retirement.

Late Night

Jun 10, 2019

It's tough hosting a late night talk show; just ask aging, hardened Katherine Newberry.


Jun 6, 2019

Completely satisfying, brilliant biopic of a a rock icon.

It's Movie Time June 7, '19 Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Jun 6, 2019

John/Wayne try to find some good in this mediocre monster mash.

It's Movie Time: May 31,'19 Poms

May 30, 2019

John and former varsity cheerleaders Courtney and Felicity discuss Diane Keaton's recent comedy about senior cheerleaders, Poms.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

May 30, 2019

It's summer. What did you expect?


May 28, 2019

Talk, talk, book, books, love, love--very French, very entertaining.

The Biggest Little Farm

May 25, 2019

A splendid doc about farming paradise.


May 24, 2019

A hilariouas teen comedy with smart heroines and important themes.

It's Movie Time May 24, '19 Aladdin w Hope Madden

May 23, 2019

John and Hope find some favorable comparisons with the original animation, and some not.

Trial by Fire

May 20, 2019

A true crime story that turns on the truest crime being his conviction.

Outrageous: "Wild Nights with Emily"

May 18, 2019

A wild Emily is a new Emily for those of us her devotees.

It's Movie Time: May 17, '19 Long Shot

May 16, 2019

John and Linda find solid laughs and satire in the most recent rom-com.

The River and the Wall

May 9, 2019

Beautiful doc to behold about the Rio Grande, with the wall and its  political message not far behind.

It's Movie Time: May 10, '19 Tolkien

May 9, 2019

John and Mary  evaluate the biography of the young J.R.R. Tolkien

Long Shot

May 7, 2019

A sharp satire of contemporary politics leavened by an unlikely romance.