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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.

(The computer-animated star of "Earth to Echo.")

Movie Review: ‘Earth to Echo’

It’s not quite a ripoff, not quite a knockoff, not quite an homage. Let’s call it an echo and leave it at that.

07/08/2014

(Mark Wahlberg, right, stars in "Transformers: Age of Extinction.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Transformers Crushes The Competition For The Second Straight Week

By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Transformers franchise is anything but extinct. In its second weekend, the science fiction sequel, Transformers: Age of Extinction, made it two weekends in a row on top of [...]

07/07/2014

("Tammy" stars Melissa McCarthy, right, with Susan Sarandon as her grandmother.)

Movie Review: ‘Tammy’

The pathos and hard truths trotted out in the third act are crowbarred into this slapstick vehicle as if flown in from another movie.

07/03/2014

("Snowpiercer.")

Movie Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

With its idiosyncratic take on the 99 percent/one percent income-inequality class system and environmental destructiveness at the forefront, the film has remarkable contemporary relevance.

07/02/2014

(Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde are among the stars in "Third Person.")

Movie Review: ‘Third Person’

“Third Person,” despite an intriguing opening and numerous compelling individual moments, demands patience from us without sufficiently rewarding it by film’s end.

07/02/2014

(Mark Wahlberg, right, stars in "Transformers: Age of Extinction.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Robots Transform Weekend Totals

Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment in the science fiction series, earned an estimated $100-million for a runaway first-place finish.

06/30/2014

(Anne Hathaway stars in "Interstellar," due for release this fall.)

Your Holiday Movie Season Sneak-Peek

We interrupt the current summer movie season to bring you a sneak peek at the lineup of movies headed our way at year’s end…

06/28/2014

(Mark Wahlberg, right, stars in "Transformers: Age of Extinction.")

Movie Review: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

With this fourth installment in the “Transformers” franchise from director Michael Bay, I’ve been magically transformed from a bored viewer into a really bored viewer.

06/27/2014

think like a man too

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Think Like A Man Too’ Debuts At No. 1

The ensemble comedy sequel, ‘Think Like a Man Too,’ featuring Kevin Hart, earned an estimated $30–million on its debut weekend, grabbing the top spot at the box office.

06/23/2014

("Jersey Boys" is the movie version of the hit Broadway musical about the '60s singing group The Four Seasons.)

Movie Review: ‘Jersey Boys’

“Jersey Boys” is a movieization of the hit musical that opened in 2005 and became one of Broadway’s longest-running shows.

06/19/2014

think like a man too

Movie Review: ‘Think Like a Man Too’

There’s just too much going on for the film’s through-line to buzz through the clutter.

06/19/2014

(Jenny Slate stars in "Obvious Child.")

Movie Review: ‘Obvious Child’

Like its standup-comic protagonist, the film is rough around the edges, impressing us with its brave ambitiousness, but still struggling to get satisfying laughs and smiles of recognition.

06/19/2014

(Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in "22 Jump Street.")

Weekend Box Office Report: ’22 Jump Street’ Jumps To #1

’22 Jump Street,’ the sequel to 21 Jump Street, once again starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, jumped to a first-place finish by earning an estimated $60-million.

06/16/2014

(Jay Baruchel returns as the voice of Hiccup in the sequel, "How To Train Your Dragon 2.")

Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

The first one was respectable. The second is delectable.

06/12/2014

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