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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.

(Theo James and Shailene Woodley star in "Divergent.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Divergent Crushes The Competition

Looks like we’ve found the Young Adult successor to the Twilight and Hunger Games franchises.

03/24/2014

(Jason Bateman directs and stars in "Bad Words.")

Movie Review: ‘Bad Words’

The question is why he’s doing this, and we don’t get to find that out until the third act.

03/20/2014

(Theo James and Shailene Woodley star in "Divergent.")

Movie Review: ‘Divergent’

Divergent is a science-fiction drama set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Chicago, based on the best-selling trilogy of young adult novels by Veronica Roth.

03/20/2014

(Tina Fey is among the flesh-and-blood performers in "Muppets Most Wanted.")

Movie Review: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Like its seven big-screen predecessors, this Muppets movie puts a wide smile on your face and leaves it there.

03/20/2014

(credit: 20th Century Fox)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Takes Top Spot

The animated comedy Mr. Peabody & Sherman climbed into the top spot on its second weekend of release by earning an estimated $21-million.

03/17/2014

(Kristen Bell stars in the movie "Veronica Mars," reprising her TV role.)

Movie Review: ‘Veronica Mars’

“Veronica Mars” began as a crime-solving TV series that had low ratings but the undying love of its fervent fans. Kristen Bell reprises her role as the wisecracking, crime-solving outsider.

03/14/2014

(Aaron Paul stars in "Need For Speed.")

Movie Review: ‘Need For Speed’

If speed is all you need, then maybe “Need for Speed” will do it for you.

03/14/2014

(TIlda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are among the large array of stars in "The Grand Budapest Hotel.")

Movie Review: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

The Grand Budapest Hotel, a story within a story within a story, is set in the fictional Eastern European republic of Zubrowka between World War I and World War II.

03/13/2014

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Weekend Box Office Report: 300 Sequel Rises To the Top

The year’s tenth box office weekend went pretty much as expected with the two new attractions vying for first place.

03/10/2014

(Max Charles and Ty Burrell are the voices of Sherman, left, and Mr. Peabody, right.)

Movie Review: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’

Will the younger members of the audience get all the irreverently skewed historical references? No. Does that matter? Not really.

03/06/2014

(John Cusack stars with Rebecca Da Costa, right, and Robert De Niro in "The Bag Man.")

Movie Review: ‘The Bag Man’

This dispiriting, noirish crime thriller is tall on crime and short on thrills.

03/06/2014

(Liam Neeson stars as a federal air marshal in "Non-Stop.")

Movie Review: ‘Non-Stop’

Non-Stop extends Liam Neeson’s action résumé with an airplane-hijacking thriller that flies the unfriendly skies fueled by the paranoia we feel in the post-9/11 universe.

03/05/2014

Liam Neeson in Non-Stop

Weekend Box Office Report: Non-Stop Goes To The Top

The high-flying suspense thriller starring Liam Neeson earned an estimated $30-million to finish first at the box office on its debut weekend.

03/03/2014

The nominees for Best Director at the 86th annual Academy Awards. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pix And Predix: Best Picture, Best Director

Sunday evening’s Academy Awards telecast marks the fifth year in the era of the Best Picture Times Two experiment, and it would appear to have caught on.

02/24/2014

Best Actor nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Oscar Pix And Predix: Actors

The Oscars are upon us, and the slates of nominees on display on Sunday evening during the Academy Awards ceremony are the usual mix of familiar faces and first-timers.

02/24/2014

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