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.
As a director – in some ways, as THE director — Steven Spielberg has on many occasions offered escapism and on other occasions captured reality.
The sci-fi sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, took over the top slot at the box office by earning an estimated $28-million on its debut weekend.
For moviegoers, perhaps the best way to end endless winter is to skip over spring entirely and check out the splashy summer movie season to come.
Sometimes a sequel is more than an equal. And sometimes it is less.
For a fifth straight weekend, the comic book-inspired thriller, Black Panther, finished first at the box office, earning an estimated $27-million.
Black Panther does it again.
It’s not that Red Sparrow is for the birds, but it doesn’t exactly fly by either.
It’s a box-office jungle out there, but Black Panther owns it.
At the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will crown its 2017 Oscar winners.
The comic book-inspired superhero fantasy and runaway hit made it two weekends in a row on top at the box office.
It focuses on a group of friends who gather on a weekly basis for the competitive titular ritual.
The action-adventure thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as the superheroic title character earned a whopping, estimated $192 million.
The acting in this PG-13-rated origin story is first-rate, the action exciting, the dialogue thoughtful, and the drama intense: there’s little if anything to complain about.
First place was claimed by the erotic-thriller sequel, Fifty Shades Freed, which debuted with an opening weekend take of $39-million.
Oscar winner Mirren stars in this supernatural horror drama as Sarah Winchester, the widow of storied gun manufacturer William Winchester.
The holdover sequel, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,’ eked out a modest first-place victory by earning an estimated $11-million.
Here are the high-profile titles and stars that will be popping up on multiplex marquees in February, March, and April.
‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ is a biographical drama about Gloria Grahame.
Jumanji remains welcome in the box-office jungle.
12 Strong is a war drama that tells the declassified true story of an elite Special Forces team, the first to be deployed to Afghanistan immediately after the harrowing tragedy of 9/11.
The Jumanji sequel held onto the top spot.
Already respected as a serious screen actor, with a 1983 Best Actor Oscar nomination long since on his resume, Liam Neeson reinvented himself in 2008 as an action star.
‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ moved from the runner-up position to first place at the box office over the weekend by earning an estimated $36-million.
It’s Spielberg, Streep, and Hanks – with icons like these, first names are hardly necessary — together again for the first time.
The eighth installment in the Star Wars science-fiction franchise earned an estimated $52-million for a third straight first-place finish at the holiday box office.
As 2017 winds down, how about a glance back at the year’s best?
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ blasted off with the box office crown for a second straight weekend by earning an estimated $69-million.
Originally titled Bastards, this 1970s-set, R-rated, high-concept parentage romp focuses on fraternal twin brothers Kyle and Peter Reynolds.
To absolutely no one’s surprise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was, appropriately enough, out of this world at the box office.
“This is not going to go the way you think,” says Mark Hamill’s iconic Luke Skywalker at one point to the protagonist, Rey.