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.

Movie Review: The Hero

The Hero is an engaging dramedy about a guy a lot like Sam Elliott who is named Lee Hayden and is played by Sam Elliott.

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Movie Review: ’47 Meters Down’

Try swimming in the ocean after sitting through this.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Movie Review: Cars 3

It is, in a way, the ultimate CAR-toon. And it’s back for a third lap.

06/17/2017

Movie Review: Rough Night

Recalling The Hangover, Bridesmaids, Very Bad Things, and Weekend at Bernie’s – or, instead, tossing them in a blender — should give you a rough idea of the tone of Rough Night.

06/16/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Book of Henry’

The ‘Book of Henry’ is an offbeat family drama that includes several severe shifts in tone.

06/15/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman remains a wonder at multiplexes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/12/2017

Movie Review: ‘My Cousin Rachel’

It can’t just be the coincidence of names that suggested her for the role, but My Cousin Rachel features Rachel playing Rachel.

06/08/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Mummy’

Tom Cruise takes over the franchise lead in hopes of delivering a Mummy dearest.

06/08/2017

Movie Review: ‘Megan Leavey’

‘Megan Leavey’ is a military biodrama, a fictionalized account of a true story about an emotionally isolated Marine corporal, played by Kate Mara.

06/08/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Wonder Woman’ Lassos Top Spot

It was Wonder Woman that performed wonderfully at the box office.

06/05/2017

Movie Review: ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’

What nine-year-old boy could possibly resist any movie with the word “underpants” in the title?

06/02/2017

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

It’s no wonder women have been wondering about Wonder Woman for years.

06/02/2017

Movie Review: ‘Churchill’

‘Churchill,’ a World War II drama subtitled The Untold Story of D-Day, chronicles the 96 hours leading up to D-day in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

06/01/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Takes Top Spot

On Memorial Day weekend at the movies, it was a case of pirates triumphing over aliens and guardians.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/29/2017

Movie Review: ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

And then there were five. And each of them features pirates and treasure and ghosts, oh my.

05/26/2017

Movie Review: Paris Can Wait

It’s difficult to hear the title of this stubbornly slow-moving movie, Paris Can Wait, without thinking, “But can we?”

05/25/2017

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Movie Review: Baywatch

Remember the television series from a few decades ago that was so shallow, so frivolous, and so disposable that you knew it would never, ever, ever possibly turn up as a movie, even though virtually everything on the tube eventually turns up as a movie?

05/25/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Bursts Out To #1 Finish

It was aliens barely overtaking guardians at multiplexes over the weekend.

05/22/2017

Movie Review: ‘Everything, Everything’

You may not like everything about Everything, Everything, but the question is: will you like anything?

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/20/2017

Movie Review: The Lovers

The Lovers takes the conventional adultery dramedy and stands it on its head.

05/18/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

The second weekend of the summer movie season looked much like the first.

05/15/2017

Movie Review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

Director Guy Ritchie bringing his high-octane style to the Sherlock Holmes mythology worked out nicely for everybody — twice.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2017

Movie Review: ‘Snatched’

It’s one of those Hollywood “together again for the first time” pairings and it’s uneven but undeniably entertaining.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Wall’

Despite what sounds like a timely title, ‘The Wall’ has nothing whatsoever to do with national borders, Mexico, or campaign promises.

05/11/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ Takes Top Spot

The summer movie season kicked off this weekend and, as expected, the main attraction was the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, a comedic science fiction thriller emerging from the Marvel Comics Universe.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2017

Movie Review – ‘Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’

Rhyming the title of your movie with Citizen Kane seems a real bad idea; after all, it may invite unfortunate comparisons.

05/06/2017

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

The original opened in August of 2014 – late in the splashy summer movie season. But the sequel comes to us as the first attraction and potential blockbuster in the current summer movie season.

05/05/2017

Movie Review: ‘Risk’

“I don’t believe in martyrs,” asserts Julian Assange in Risk. “But I think people should take risks.”

05/04/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Takes 3 Straight

On the final weekend before the summer movie season commences, The Fate of the Furious drove to a third straight first-place finish, earning an estimated $19-million.

05/01/2017

Movie Review: ‘Norman’

We’ve seen plenty of Richard Gere the movie star and Richard Gere the leading man down through the years. But Norman features Richard Gere the character actor.

04/27/2017

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