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.
This weekend, multiplexes were for revisiting, as three of the top four attractions were a remake, a re-release, and a sequel.
It may not be evil, but it sure is close to dead.
Although you probably don’t need an excuse to see this Oscar-winning 1993 classic again, you’ve got one if you do: it’s now in 3D.
It’s a Canadian comedy about a guy who suddenly finds out that he’s the father of his country — sort of.
Some movies sell movie tickets, some sell toys. This one is in the latter category.
‘The Host’ is an adaptation of a best-selling 2008 romantic science fiction novel by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga.
They’re known as ‘The Sapphires,’ but not because they sing the blues.
“The Croods” evokes the Flintstones but quickly surpass it in ambitiousness and quality, what with all the parallels to modern families.
Admission is about the competition for the right to pay tuition.
Mini-trend alert: ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ the first of this year’s two Executive Mansion Under Attack thrillers, is here. Let’s hope it’s the lesser of the two.
This film pretty much gives up on itself with a third act that goes about as far wrong as an otherwise respectable movie can.
Steve Carell stars as a Las Vegas magician facing both personal and professional crises.
What an odd, fascinating, creepy movie.
“Dead Man Down” offers a shaky beginning and ending, but a terrific middle.
This effects-heavy origin story that connects to the beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz, lacks greatness despite powerful visual fireworks.