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Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

(2½ stars out of 4)This sequel is even more technically dazzling and visually arresting but not quite as surehandedly diverting and winning as its predecessor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(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

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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

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