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Bill Wine Movie Reviews

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Weekend Box Office: Another Win For ‘The Hobbit’ Sequel

The sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, made it two weekends in a row on top of the heap by earning an estimated $31-million on its second weekend for another first-place finish.

12/23/2013

("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" stars Martin Freeman, right, as Bilbo Baggins.)

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ Sequel Has Successful Debut

The Middle Earth fantasy-adventure, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, was the runaway winner on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $74-million.

12/16/2013

(Chris Hemsworth stars in "Thor: The Dark World.") (credit: Walt Disney Studios)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Thor’ Sequel Stays On Top

Its box-office hammer was only half as powerful as it was last weekend, but the fantasy sequel, Thor: The Dark World, made it two first-place finishes in a row.

11/18/2013

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Weekend Box Office Report: A Winner In ‘Ender’s Game’

The new kids’ science fiction thriller, Ender’s Game, took the top spot, debuting with an estimated $28-million.

11/04/2013

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Weekend Box Office Report: Good Debut For ‘Bad Grandpa’

Bad Grandpa, the fourth entry in the Jackass franchise, grabbed the top spot, earning an estimated $32-million on its opening weekend.

10/28/2013

(Sandra Bullock stars in "Gravity.")

Weekend Box Office Review: Gravity Pulls Off Another Big Win

It earned an estimated $31-million.

10/21/2013

(Daniel Bruhl and Benedict Cumberbatch star in "The Fifth Estate.")

Movie Review: ‘The Fifth Estate’

The Fifth Estate may fancy itself a cyberthriller, but the thrills are few and far between.

10/17/2013

'Elysium' (credit: TriStar Pictures)

Weekend Box Office: ‘Elysium’ Leads Pack Of New Flicks

‘Elysium’ was tops among a group of four new movies that turned up at multiplexes over the weekend.

08/12/2013

(Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in "The Conjuring.")

Weekend Box Office: ‘Conjuring’ Opens With First-Place Finish

The Conjuring debuted with an opening weekend estimate of $42-million and a strong first-place box-office finish.

07/22/2013

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Movie Review: ‘The Host’

‘The Host’ is an adaptation of a best-selling 2008 romantic science fiction novel by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga.

03/29/2013

Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Sherri Sebbens, and Miranda Tapsell star in 'The Sapphires.' (credit: The Weinstein Company)

Movie Review: ‘The Sapphires’

They’re known as ‘The Sapphires,’ but not because they sing the blues.

03/28/2013

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in 'Admission.' (credit: Focus Features)

Movie Review: ‘Admission’

Admission is about the competition for the right to pay tuition.

03/21/2013

Gerard Butler (L), Aaron Eckhart (R) star in 'Olympus Has Fallen.' (credit: FilmDistrict)

Movie Review: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

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.

03/21/2013

Bill Murray stars as F.D.R. in Roger Michell’s historical tale, Hyde Park on Hudson. (credit: Walmark Films)

Movie Review: ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’

‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ is ‘The King’s Speech’ meets FDR’s breach.’

12/15/2012

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ – essentially a prequel to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ — is an unexpected clunker, a monumental bore.

12/14/2012

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