Bill Wine

wine bill Bill WineBill Wine has been KYW Newsradio’s movie critic since 2001.

You can also hear Bill’s “Weekend Box Office” reports Mondays on KYW Newsradio; his “Movie Grapevine” reports on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 12:47pm; and his live recap of new releases on Friday afternoons at 5:17pm.

Wine is a tenured professor in the department of communication at La Salle University, where he teaches film and writing courses. In addition to his work in the media and academia, he is also a produced and published playwright.

Bill previously served as movie critic for the Fox Network’s Philadelphia TV station from 1990 to 2002, first for its evening news and then for its morning program, receiving three Emmy awards and eight Emmy nominations for his writing.

Wine has also served as a film, theatre, television and book critic for such publications as the Village Voice, the Camden Courier-Post, the Philadelphia Daily News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has contributed articles, essays, and reviews to numerous magazines and film books.

A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, Bill attended Drexel University and did his graduate work at Temple University.

He now lives in Wyncote with his wife and two daughters.

You can catch Bill Wine’s movie reviews on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays on KYW Newsradio 1060. And don’t miss Bill Wine’s podcasts, “Yada Yada Movies!,” at KYW News On Demand.

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Movie Review: ‘Pixels’

Pixels is a special effects-driven science fiction comedy about retro video games and their central involvement in an alien invasion.

07/23/2015

Actors Jake Gyllenhaal (L) and Rachel McAdams attend the 'Southpaw' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Southpaw’

(3 stars out of 4)What Southpaw lacks in originality and complexity, it makes up for in craftsmanship and ferociousness.

07/23/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Actors Laura Linney and Ian McKellen attend the New York premiere of 'Mr. Holmes' at Museum of Modern Art on July 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Mr. Holmes

By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ah, Holmes sweet Holmes. Sherlock Holmes, that is, the fictional consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. Has any screen character been portrayed more often on the […]

07/20/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29:  A view of the atmosphere at the world premiere of Marvel's "Ant-Man" at The Dolby Theatre on June 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Ant-Man’ Has Big Debut

The Marvel Comics-inspired crime-fighter saga starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas earned an estimated $58-million on its weekend debut to take over first place.

07/20/2015

Robin Williams (Photo Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Boulevard’

(2½ stars out of 4)That makes this already melancholy drama even more melancholy an experience, but one worth seeing nonetheless.

07/18/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Actors Bill Hader and Amy Schumer attend the 'Trainwreck' New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on July 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Move Review: ‘Trainwreck’

Judd Apatow, the writer, producer, and director of influential comedies for screens big and small over the last couple decades – with such films as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and This is 40 — has introduced more than his share of major comic talents to the movie audience.

07/17/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29:  A view of the atmosphere at the world premiere of Marvel's "Ant-Man" at The Dolby Theatre on June 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Movie Review: Ant-Man

Paul Rudd stars as ex-convict Scott Lang, an ex-cat burglar in the Robin Hood mold who is recruited by a scientist armed with a suit that allows him to shrink while gaining super-strength and then re-enlarge whenever he wishes.

07/16/2015

("Despicable Me 2" stars the voice of Steve Carell.)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Fight Off Competition In Weekend Debut

Second and third place were claimed by the two movies that have dominated multiplex traffic the last couple weekends.

07/13/2015

("Minions," from Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Minions’

Minions is about to make millions. And why shouldn’t it?

07/10/2015

(Miles Scott is the five-year-old cancer patient who is the subject of this "Make-A-Wish" documentary.)

Movie Review: ‘Batkid Begins’

(3 stars out of 4)When Batkid Begins begins, you feel pretty good about our species. When it ends, you feel even better.

07/10/2015

(Ryan Reynolds stars in "Self/less.")

Movie Review: ‘Self/less’

This science fiction thriller about wanting more, delivers less.

07/09/2015

jurassic world

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Tops ‘Inside Out’

The Jurassic Park blockbuster sequel earned an estimated $31-million, while the cerebral animated comedy, Inside Out, took in $30-million.

07/06/2015

(Mark Ruffalo stars in "Infinitely Polar Bear.")

Movie Review: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

(2½ stars out of 4)Mark Ruffalo plays a manic-depressive father trying to raise his two young girls singlehandedly, in Boston.

07/03/2015

(Channing Tatum, center, stars in "Magic Mike XXL.")

Movie Review: ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Thongs, Magic Mike XXL has got plenty of. The problem is that this sequel comes up short in ju st about every other department.

07/02/2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in "Terminator Genisys."

Movie Review: ‘Terminator Genisys’

(3 stars out of 4)“I’m old. Not obsolete,” says the Arnold Schwarzenegger character on more than one occasion in Terminator Genisys. Perhaps the same could be said for this franchise.

07/02/2015

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