Bill Wine's Movie Review

Nov 2, 2018; West Hollywood, CA, USA; Portrait of Eddie Redmayne who picks up his wand again in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY
November 19, 2018 - 5:00 am
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "Fantastic Beasts" had a fantastic opening weekend. The second "Harry Potter" spinoff, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," finished first at the box office on its first weekend of release, earning an estimated $62 million. Last weekend's leader...
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"Widows" screening
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November 15, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three married women are forced into a life of disorganized crime to pay back the debts that their mob husbands "owed" when they were killed during a botched armed robbery. That's the premise of "Widows," a dark, cynical thriller that interweaves a high-stakes heist...
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November 12, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Dr. Seuss' Grinch, stealing Christmas will have to wait while he steals the early-November box-office crown. With the lead voice provided by Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Grinch," an animated family comedy, finished first over the weekend by earning an estimated $66...
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The "Boy Erased" trailer previews a film about gay conversion therapy.
Focus Features via CNN
November 09, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Based on a memoir, "Boy Erased" makes the kind of vivid impression that should allow it to linger sturdily in the memories of its appreciative audience. The biographical coming-of-age drama revolves around Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist preacher in Arkansas,...
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Rami Malek arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.
Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK
November 04, 2018 - 6:09 pm
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "Bohemian Rhapsody," the new musical biodrama starring Rami Malek as Queen's Freddie Mercury, took box office honors on its first weekend, earning an estimated $50 million for an impressive first-place finish. The debuting family holiday attraction, "The...
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Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody."
20th Century Fox via CNN
October 31, 2018 - 8:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There can be only one word that captures the superlative portrayal that Rami Malek turns in as Queen's lead singer, Freddie Mercury, in the musical biodrama "Bohemian Rhapsody": mercurial. Malek, best known for his Emmy-winning performance in the television series "Mr...
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'Halloween' earns an estimated $32 million on its second weekend of release.
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October 28, 2018 - 6:01 pm
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The early celebration of Halloween continues. "Halloween," the 11th installment in the "Halloween" franchise, after scoring the second-best October opening in movie history, made it two weekends in a row in first place by earning an estimated $32 million...
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Feb. 5, 2018; Beverly Hills, CA, USA; Gary Oldman arrives at the 90th Oscars nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.
Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY
October 26, 2018 - 11:53 am
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ah, the submarine thriller. A species of underwater action thrillers characterized by claustrophobic suspense sequences involving unseen enemies, conflicts with colleagues at close quarters, life-and-death mechanical problems, the stealthy whoosh of...
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October 21, 2018 - 1:12 pm
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Moviegoers celebrated Halloween a little early this year thanks to one of the biggest horror movie openings ever. 'Halloween', the 11th installment in the horror-thriller franchise starring Jamie Lee Curtis, debuted by earning an estimated and impressive...
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Andi Matichak, Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer attend the Universal Pictures' 'Halloween' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
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October 19, 2018 - 8:12 am
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It not only qualifies as a trick, but it's almost a treat too. Almost. That is, if you're enamored enough of this glorified fright-film franchise that another heaping helping of "Halloween" satisfies your October craving. When Jamie Lee Curtis starred in...
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