movie reviews

("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

(Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart co-star in "Get Hard.")

Movie Review: ‘Get Hard’

“Get Hard” tries so hard to push the political-incorrectness envelope that it becomes more offensive than funny far too often.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper co-star in "Serena.")

Movie Review: ‘Serena’

(2 stars out of 4)We remain very much aware that there’s a puppet master putting these characters through their sometimes arbitrary paces.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Shailene Woodley stars in "Insurgent.")

Movie Review: ‘Insurgent’

“Insurgent,” the sequel to “Divergent,” entertains at about the same level of quality as its predecessor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/21/2015

("The Gunman" stars Sean Penn.)

Movie Review: ‘The Gunman’

As convoluted conspiracy tales go, it’s pretty much standard issue, but it’s unnecessarily humorless, takes itself much too seriously.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Ziggy Gruber, right, is among the restaurant owners and patrons spotlighted in the documentary "Deli Man.")

Movie Review: ‘Deli Man’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Deli Man” is a documentary about the delicatessen tradition in the US and Canada, specifically the Jewish deli that crops up in most big cities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman star in "Run All Night.")

Movie Review: ‘Run All Night’

Let’s face it: you’ll be hard-pressed finding anyone to root for.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/14/2015

(Lily James stars as "Cinderella.")

Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’

(2½ stars out of 4)The filmmakers take a straightforward, faithful approach to the material, retaining its essential sweetness, allowing the silliness quotient to rise but not fly away, and letting the lavish sets, costumes, and special effects do the heavy lifting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

("Unfinished Business" stars, L-R, Vince Vaughn, Dav e Franco, and Tom Wilkinson.)

Movie Review: ‘Unfinished Business’

(2½ stars out of 4)This is a mixed bag, to be sure, and could have used a rewrite or two.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

(Richard Gere is among the stars of "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.")

Movie Review: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

(2½ stars out of 4)Its predecessor offered freshness and originality, while this sequel trades in familiarity and contrivance.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

The Lazarus Effect

Movie Review: ‘The Lazarus Effect’

It’s a slapdash horror thriller that squanders a decent premise and gives up on itself by the third reel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/28/2015

Will Smith stars in "Focus."

Movie Review: ‘Focus’

It’s a flimflam flick about pros arranging cons.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/27/2015

(credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

Movie Review: ‘Red Army’

(2½ stars out of 4)Perhaps the most successful dynasty in sports history wasn’t a football team or a baseball team or a basketball team. It was a hockey team and not one in the National Hockey League.

02/26/2015

(Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman.")

Bill Wine’s Oscar Previews: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor

Here’s how the Academy of “Me, Myself, and I” sees the Oscar races for best supporting actor and best actor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Julianne Moore stars in "Still Alice.")

Bill Wine’s Oscar Previews: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress

Now, let’s handicap the Oscar races for best supporting actress and best actress.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

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