Bill 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.
The approach here is to pretty much do away with dialogue and depend on sight gags, sound effects, and animal noises to tell the story.
‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is another glossy, handsomely shot action-oriented espionage thriller pledged to deliver spills and thrills from opening scene to last.
The action thriller, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, based on the classic TV series and starring Tom Cruise, debuted by earning an estimated $56-million.
Pixels is a special effects-driven science fiction comedy about retro video games and their central involvement in an alien invasion.
What Southpaw lacks in originality and complexity, it makes up for in craftsmanship and ferociousness.
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 […]
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.
That makes this already melancholy drama even more melancholy an experience, but one worth seeing nonetheless.
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.
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.
Second and third place were claimed by the two movies that have dominated multiplex traffic the last couple weekends.
Minions is about to make millions. And why shouldn’t it?
When Batkid Begins begins, you feel pretty good about our species. When it ends, you feel even better.
This science fiction thriller about wanting more, delivers less.
The Jurassic Park blockbuster sequel earned an estimated $31-million, while the cerebral animated comedy, Inside Out, took in $30-million.