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(Emily Watson and Jakob Salvati star in "Little Boy.")

Movie Review: ‘Little Boy’

“Little Boy” will come up short for nonbelievers, but viewers grateful for the film’s faith-based viewpoint may find themselves moved and gratified.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Bill Wine’s Summer Movie Preview

Here are two dozen more cinematic attractions beckoning moviegoers from marquees over the next four months.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(Michiel Huisman, left, stars with Blake Lively in "The Age of Adaline.")

Movie Review: ‘The Age of Adaline’

Blake Lively, in her first starring role, plays Adaline Bowman, a 29-year-old widow and mother who stays young, never aging.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(Russell Crowe directs and stars in "The Water Diviner.")

Movie Review: ‘The Water Diviner’

(2½ stars out of 4)With “The Water Diviner,” Russell Crowe joins the ranks of high-profile movie actors who have transitioned into the director’s chair.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac star in "Ex Machina.")

Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’

The title comes from the Latin phrase “deus ex machina,” meaning “god from the machine.” And what a machine it is.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Movie Review: ‘Unfriended’

(2½ stars out of 4)It’s a supernatural horror thriller that explores our addiction to social media.

04/17/2015

(Jonah Hill and James Franco star in the docudrama "True Story.")

Movie Review: ‘True Story’

Although it’s not nail-bitingly suspenseful and rooting interest is nowhere to be found, it is at least cerebrally absorbing throughout.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

("Monkey Kingdom." Image from Disney Corp.)

Movie Review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

(2½ stars out of 4)Macaque monkeys Maya and Kip are the focal characters in this nature documentary about the simian society’s rigid class system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Simon Pegg stars in "Kill Me Three Times.")

Movie Review: ‘Kill Me Three Times’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Kill Me Three Times” puts a gaggle of amoral, deceitful characters into a movie that is far too fixated on grotesquely bloody occurrences to be a pure comedy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

longest ride

Movie Review: ‘The Longest Ride’

(2½ stars out of 4)it’s a great effort despite a bizarre, out-of-left-field ending.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, and Adam Driver are among the stars in "While We're Young.")

Movie Review: ‘While We’re Young’

(3 stars out of 4)While we don’t exit director Noah Baumbach’s latest feeling fully satisfied with the journey his characters are on, there is plenty of audience-friendly food for thought along the way.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Al Pacino, left, and Christopher Plummer star in “Danny Collins.”)

Movie Review: ‘Danny Collins’

(3 stars out of 4)In this heart-on-its-sleeve comedy-drama, Al Pacino (left) stars as an aging, rich, and famous singer-songwriter seeking redemption as a family man.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/04/2015

("Furious 7," from Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Furious 7’

(2½ stars out of 4)Like its predecessors, number seven offers diverse casting, rooting-interest-friendly teamwork, excessive and preposterous vehicular mayhem, and car-toonish indestructibility.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

(Helen Mirren, center, stars in "Woman in Gold.")

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Woman in Gold” is the true-story account of one woman’s struggle, aided by her lawyer, to restore her property and reclaim her past from the Austrian government.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

("Home" stars characters voiced by Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and others.)

Movie Review: ‘Home’

(2½ stars out of 4)Director Tim Johnson aims this one primarily at young children, keeping the peril from being intense, and including plenty of gentle humor, genial slapstick, and heartfelt emotion.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015