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Movie Reviews With Jan Wahl

Movie Reviews With Jan Wahl

KCBS Entertainment reporter Jan Wahl reviews the latest films. Jan's Entertainment Report can be heard every Friday on KCBS at 8:53am and 4:53pm
  • Friday, December 9th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Lion” and “Jackie”

    02:09
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Lion”, the fact-based story about a young man looking for his lost childhood. Jan also reviews “Jackie,” which details what happened to former First Lady Jackie Kennedy after her husband was assassinated.
  • Friday, December 2nd
  • Jan Wahl: What to See Right Now at the Multiplex

    01:47
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl takes a look at what’s out at the cinema, and gives a few ideas that are worth your time and money including “Moana” and “Arrival”.
  • Friday, November 18th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Nocturnal Animals"

    02:30
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” which has multiple stories in one film, movies with potential Oscar buzz and the Golden Gate Theater hosting a famous musical production.
  • Friday, November 11th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Arrival”

    01:39
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Arrival”, the story of an uptight linguistics professor (Amy Adams) who is recruited by the government to help establish contact with aliens.
  • Friday, October 21st
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “American Pastoral”

    01:52
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews actor Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut “American Pastoral” which takes a look at the tumultuous world of American politics during the 1960s.
  • Friday, October 14th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Accountant”

    02:10
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Accountant”, the story of an autistic man (Ben Affleck) who works as an accountant for drug cartels and mobsters.
  • Friday, October 7th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Girl on the Train” and “Denial”

    02:09
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a couple of new dramas this week. “The Girl on the Train” is based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel about an alcoholic (Emily Blunt) who becomes intertwined in the lives of a couple she sees from her train seat. Jan also looks at “Denial”, a courtroom drama centered on Holocaust deniers.
  • Friday, September 30th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Queen of Katwe”

    01:33
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Queen of Katwe”, the story of a girl (Madina Nalwanga) who becomes a chess prodigy while living in a Ugandan slum.
  • Friday, September 23rd
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Dressmaker”

    02:20
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Magnificent Seven”, a remake of a remake of 1954’s renowned “Seven Samurai”. This iteration is set in the post-Civil War American West, and sees a group of outlaws protecting a town from an outside presence. Jan also takes a look at “The Dressmaker” starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis.
  • Friday, September 9th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Sully"

    02:49
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Sully”, director Clint Eastwood's telling of the story of pilot Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and how US Airways Flight 1549 came to be known as the “Miracle on the Hudson”.
  • Friday, September 2nd
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Light Between Oceans”

    01:42
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the romantic drama “The Light Between Oceans” starring Academy Award winners Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender as a couple that is forced to make an impossible choice.
  • Friday, August 26th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “A Tale of Love and Darkness”

    01:32
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews Oscar winner Natalie Portman’s directorial and screenwriting debut “A Tale of Love and Darkness”, an adaptation of the best-selling autobiographical novel by Israeli author Amos Oz.
  • Friday, August 19th
  • Jan Wahl's Weekend Movie Ideas

    01:36
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl takes a look at several movies worth your time and money this weekend, whether you head to your local multiplex or prefer to stay on your couch.
  • Friday, July 29th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews Jason Bourne

    02:15
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Jason Bourne”, the latest installment of the espionage thriller series featuring the titular hero (Matt Damon). Oscar winners Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander join the cast as CIA agents.
  • Friday, July 22nd
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Café Society” and “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”

    02:35
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the newest film from Woody Allen “Café Society,” a romance set in the world of exclusive nightclubs in 1930s New York. Also reviewed: “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” the film adaptation of the popular British TV show.
  • Friday, July 15th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Ghostbusters” and “Captain Fantastic”

    02:28
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the reboot of the 80s-era seminal series “Ghostbusters” which features an all-new crop of specter fighters (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon). Also reviewed is “Captain Fantastic”, the story of a man (Viggo Mortensen) forced into an uncomfortable situation following the death of his wife.
  • Friday, July 8th
  • Jan Wahl Review: What to Watch Now

    02:43
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl takes a look at the listings and lets you know what is worth your time and money at the local multiplex and on DVD.
  • Friday, July 1st
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words”

    02:22
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Legend of Tarzan”, the latest film adaptation of the man on the vine (Alexander Skarsgard) who this time faces off against a corrupt Belgian captain (Christoph Waltz). Also reviewed: “Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words” which chronicles the life and works of the famed musician and filmmaker.
  • Friday, June 24th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Free State of Jones” and “Independence Day: Resurgence”

    02:17
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a pair of new movies hitting theaters this weekend. “Free State of Jones” tells the true story of an anti-slavery farmer from Mississippi (Matthew McConaughey) during the Civil War, and “Independence Day: Resurgence” tells the not-so-true story of aliens returning to earth to once again wreak havoc upon its inhabitants.
  • Friday, June 17th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Finding Dory” and “De Palma”

    02:16
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the sequel to “Finding Nemo” called “Finding Dory”, the story of a fish (Ellen DeGeneres) who searches for her parents after getting separated from them at a young age; and “ De Palma”, a documentary about filmmaker Brian De Palma, who made the movies “Mission Impossible” and “The Untouchables”.
  • Friday, June 10th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Genius"

    03:00
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Genius”, a biopic that looks into the working relationship between writer Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and publisher Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth).
  • Friday, June 3rd
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Me Before You”

    02:20
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Me Before You”, a film adaptation of the best-selling novel which chronicles the romance between a waitress (Emilia Clarke) and a paralyzed man (Sam Claflin) for whom she cares.
  • Friday, May 27th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Hockney”

    02:04
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, the sequel to 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” which sees the return of Alice (Mia Wasikowska), the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), and the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter). Also reviewed is “Hockney”, a documentary about the famed artist.
  • Friday, May 20th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Nice Guys” & “Love and Friendship”

    02:43
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Nice Guys”, the story of a hired enforcer (Russell Crowe) and a private eye (Ryan Gosling) who team up to investigate the disappearance of a young girl; and “Love and Friendship”, the story of a woman (Kate Beckinsale) who tries to win the heart of an eligible bachelor.  
  • Friday, May 13th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Money Monster” and “Being Charlie”

    01:42
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Money Monster”, the story of a TV financial advisor (George Clooney) who is taken hostage during a live broadcast; and “Being Charlie”, the story of a California politician’s son (Nick Robinson) who is a drug-addict in rehab.
  • Friday, May 6th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews: Movies for Mom

    02:05
    Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl has a few cinematic ideas to entertain mom on her big day.
  • Friday, April 15th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Elvis and Nixon” & “The First Monday in May”

    03:08
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Elvis and Nixon”, the story of Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) demanding a meeting with Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) to fight the war he sees it regarding narcotics and dangerous drugs; and “The First Monday in May”, a documentary that gives a look at the making of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's grand gala, China: Through the Looking Glass.
  • Friday, March 25th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”

    01:40
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the latest superhero big-screen adventure “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” which sees the two heroes (Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill) in conflict.
  • Friday, March 18th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Eye in the Sky” and “Hello, My Name is Doris”

    02:18
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Eye in the Sky”, the story of a British colonel (Helen Mirren) and lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) whose mission against a terror group soon escalates; and “Hello, My Name is Doris”, the story of a lonely woman (Sally Field) who obsesses over a young man at work.
  • Friday, March 11th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Knight of Cups”

    01:33
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups”, a film starring three Oscar winners (Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman) which chronicles the romantic adventures of a writer through Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
  • Friday, March 4th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

    01:51
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”, the film adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s (Tina Fey) memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
  • Friday, February 19th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Race"

    01:40
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Race”, the story of famed American athlete Jesse Owens, and his triumphs at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
  • Friday, February 12th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Where to Invade Next” and “Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words”

    02:10
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Where to Invade Next”, a documentary where filmmaker Michael Moore visits various countries to show how people view certain issues; and “Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words”, a documentary about the life of actress Ingrid Bergman.
  • Friday, February 5th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Hail Caesar”

    02:15
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Hail Caesar”, the story of a Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin), who is pushed into action when a lead actor (George Clooney) gets kidnapped.     
  • Friday, January 29th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Finest Hours” & “45 Years”

    01:54
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Finest Hours” and “45 Years”. “The Finest Hours” tells the true-life survival story of a pack of sailors hit by a massive storm in 1952. “45 Years” features an Oscar-nominated performance from Charlotte Rampling who plays a wife questioning her trust of her husband of 45 years.
  • Friday, January 22nd
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Lady in the Van”

    02:32
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Lady in the Van”, a comedy-drama based on the true life friendship between English playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) and a homeless woman who lives in a van parked on his driveway (Maggie Smith).
  • Friday, January 15th
  • Jan Wahl Review: The 2016 Oscar Nominations

    01:49
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl takes a look at this year’s slate of Oscar nominations headlined by “The Revenant” which picked up 12 nominations and “Mad Max: Fury Road” which is in the running for 10.
  • Friday, January 8th
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "The Revenant"

    02:13
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Revenant”, the story of a fur trapper (Leonardo DiCaprio) who must fight for survival after being left for dead following a run-in with a bear.
  • Friday, January 1st
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Hateful Eight”

    02:20
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”, the story of a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) and his prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) travelling to the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming.
  • Monday, December 28th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Concussion" and "Joy"

    02:25
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Concussion”, the story of a Nigerian-born pathologist (Will Smith) who discovers a lot of NFL players have been dying from chronic traumatic brain injuries; and “Joy”, the story of a smart woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who invents objects that help you around the house.
  • Friday, December 18th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Sisters”

    02:38
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” which many analysts believe is on its way towards a record-breaking weekend at the box office. Jan also takes a look at the new Tina Fey-Amy Poehler collaboration “Sisters” which sees the two comediennes as siblings looking to give their childhood home a wild send-off.
  • Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

    02:25
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the much-anticipated seventh chapter of the Star Wars saga, “The Force Awakens.”
  • Friday, December 11th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Carol”, “The Big Short”, “The Danish Girl”

    01:56
    The award season has kicked off with the announcements of the SAG Awards and Golden Globe nominees, and KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a trio of hopefuls this week including “Carol”, “The Big Short”, and “The Danish Girl”.
  • Friday, December 4th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Letters” and “Janis: Little Girl Blue”

    01:36
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a pair of movies chronicling the lives of two significant women of history. “The Letters” tells the story of Mother Teresa through the correspondence she had with a friend and spiritual advisor, and the life and works of rock star Janis Joplin are studied in “Janis: Little Girl Blue”.
  • Friday, November 27th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: Holiday Weekend Picks, ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Trumbo’

    01:45
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl has some suggestions for the movies to see this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and they’re both based on darker moments in America’s past.
  • Friday, November 20th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 2”

    02:39
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl completes the series and reviews “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 2”, the final installment of the dystopian science fiction series starring Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final role before his death last year.
  • Friday, November 13th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Trumbo" and “Spotlight”

    01:53
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Trumbo,” played by Bryan Cranston about a screenwriter facing the House Un-American Activities Committee and “Spotlight” about Boston Globe journalists uncovering the child abuse within the Catholic Church.
  • Friday, November 6th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Spectre"

    02:58
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Spectre”, the 24th Bond movie which sees 007 (Daniel Craig) battling a mysterious organization through Mexico City and Austria.
  • Friday, October 30th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews:“Burnt”, “Our Brand is Crisis”, and “Suffragette”

    02:03
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Suffragette”, the story of a woman (Carey Mulligan) working in a British factory during the 20th century, “Burnt”, the story of a former two star Michelin chef (Bradley Cooper) who is now fighting to become a three star chef, and “Our Brand is Crisis” the story of a political strategist (Sandra Bullock) trying to elect a politician for President.
  • Friday, October 23rd, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Truth"

    01:35
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Truth,” which stars Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in a journalistic controversy involving Dan Rather and Mary Mapes.
  • Friday, October 16th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Bridge of Spies" and "Steve Jobs"

    02:24
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a pair of critically-acclaimed new dramas this week; “Bridge of Spies”, the latest from Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, and “Steve Jobs” which sees Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender tackling the titular role.
  • Friday, October 9th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Freeheld”, “He Named Me Malala”, and “3 Still Standing”

    02:15
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews three new movies opening this week that are based on real life stoires. “Freeheld” tells the story of a woman’s (Julianne Moore) struggles to leave her pension benefits to her same-sex domestic partner (Ellen Page) upon her death. “He Named Me Malala” chronicles the efforts of Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Malala Yousafzai. And the life of stand-up comedy is explored in “3 Still Standing”.
  • Friday, September 25th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “The Intern”

    01:48
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews Robert DeNiro’s latest film “The Intern,” directed by Nancy Meyers.
  • Friday, August 28th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews “Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine”, “Learning to Drive”, and “Grandma”

    01:56
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a trio of new films hitting the big screen this week including “Steve Jobs” Man in the Machine”, a documentary about the late Apple Co-founder and CEO, the drama “Learning to Drive” starring Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, and “Grandma” which features a star performance from Lily Tomlin which is generating raves.
  • Friday, August 21st, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Reviews "Hitman: Agent 47", "Being Evel", and "Phoenix"

    01:54
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a trio of movies hitting the big screens this weekend. First is “Hitman: Agent 47”, the second film based on the popular video game series. Next up is “Being Evel”, a documentary chronicling the life and times of famed daredevil Evel Knievel. And finally “Phoenix”, a mystery set against the backdrop of post-World War II Germany.
  • Friday, August 14th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

    02:22
    Jan Wahl reviews “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a spin-off of the hit 1960s TV show about a KGB and CIA spy duo.
  • Friday, August 7th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Ricki and the Flash”, “Best of Enemies”, and “Listen to Me Marlon”

    01:30
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Ricki and the Flash”, the story of a mother (Meryl Streep) who leaves her family and comes back after her dreams of becoming a rock star are shattered; “Best of Enemies” which is a documentary about the 1968 Presidential Nomination Convention focusing on the feud between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal; and “Listen To Me Marlon” which is a biopic about actor Marlon Brando's bizarre personality and terrible troubles with fame.
  • Friday, July 31st, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”

    02:08
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”, the story of a killer group called the Syndicate bent on destroying the Impossible Mission Force.
  • Friday, July 24th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Irrational Man”

    01:56
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the Woody Allen film “Irrational Man”, the story of a philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix) who is in a mental funk until he falls for one of his students (Emma Stone).
  • Friday, July 17th, 2015
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Boulevard” and “Trainwreck”

    01:55
    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a pair of new movies this week. “Boulevard,” Robin Williams’ last completed movie before his death, and “Trainwreck”, comedienne Amy Schumer’s foray into the Rom-com arena are reviewed.

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