Movie Picks with Alice Reese

Friday Mornings at 7:20, during Morning Edition

Each week KETR listeners are treated to descriptions without spoilers and opinions about cinema from the movie reviewer for the Greenville Herald Banner and the Rockwall Herald Banner, Alice Reese. Her insight has been known to save moviegoers' wallets from poor decisions, and to expose Northeast Texas to the immense culture surrounding art house films.

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8:44 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Reese: Broadway boffo beats boring bunch

Production photo from Jersey Boys.
© 2014 - Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The review of this week's box office offerings from Alice Reese starts on a high note with kind words for Jersey Boys, the Hollywood version of the successful stage play about 60's iconic musical group The Four Seasons. Clint Eastwood directs.

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9:43 am
Fri May 30, 2014

'A Million Ways' raunchy, 'Maleficient' not for young kids

Scene from "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
Universal Pictures

The creator of Family Guy and Ted has stepped into the world of the western with "A Million Ways to Die in the West." Reviewer Alice Reese finds admirable points in the casting, the music, the scenery, and the direction - but not the script.

This week Alice shares her thoughts on "A Million Ways," plus the new Disney offering, "Maleficient," starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.

Alice Reese is the movie reviewer for the Greenville Herald-Banner, the Rockwall Herald-Banner, and has been offering her insight to KETR's audience since December 2008.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:05 am
Fri April 25, 2014

The Other Woman, and other movies

Still image from Twentieth Century Fox's new film, "The Other Woman."
Barry Wetcher Twentieth Century Fox

"It's the Leslie Mann show," says Alice, about the comedy opening in wide release this Friday, The Other Woman. It also stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton, and follows three unlikely friends on their quest for revenge.

Alice also talks about an art house film which won top awards at the Cannes Film Festival, called Only Lovers Left Alive, which stars Tilda Swinton as a vampire.

Finally, we look ahead to the first major superhero movie to be released this year, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Hollywood's latest product, 'Sabotage' not for young audiences

Almost like the Final Destination  series, Sabotage brings in suspense but over-the-top blood and gore to the big screens in Arnold Schwarzenegger's next big movie.

Listen as Alice Reese brings her review of Sabotage, Birder's Guide to Everything, and Noah.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

'Winter's Tale' not fit for big screen

Daniel Starks KETR

What was originally a multi-hundred page book, Winter's Tale does not translate very well to the big screen, according to Alice Reese.

Listen to what she has to say about it, plus In Secret, and 3 Days to Kill.  Alice will also talk about the Oscar nominated movie, 12 Years a Slave.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri February 7, 2014

'The Lego Movie' a must-see for families

Alice Reese tell us that The Lego Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is a must-see for families.

The Lego Movie has a star-studded cast including Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Shaquille O'Neal and more.

Listen as Alice gives us a review of this movie and The Monuments Men. She will also give a short preview of the Oscars coming up on March 2.

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Movie Picks With Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Stiller returns in divergent role

Daniel Starks 88.9 KETR

Ben Stiller tackles a role he's not known for in the title character of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Statham is back and packing more action

Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Texas' own McConaughey returns for new movie

Matthew McConaughey, raised in Longview, Texas, is returning to the Lonestar State for the new movie, Dallas Buyers Club.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:31 am
Fri November 1, 2013

'Last Vegas' hits the big screen, Freeman hilarious

Morgan Freeman is back and he's brought some old pals with him! Last Vegas is the newest hit from

Listen as Alice brings her take on Last Vegas, Ender's Game, and  All is Lost.

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