Movie Picks with Alice Reese

Friday afternoons at 4:50pm and 5:50pm, during All Things Considered

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.

The Age of Adaline stars Blake Lively as a woman stuck in her youth after an accident.
Lakeshore Entertainment

This week on Movie Picks, Alice reviews The Age of Adaline, starring the stylish Blake Lively, The Water Diviner, the first directing credit for Russell Crowe, and True Story, an odd movie loosely based on fact.

Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleason, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander.
DNA Films

This week on Movie Picks with Alice Reese, Alice reviews Monkey Kingdom, Ex Machina, and The Longest Ride.

Monkey Kingdom is the latest Disney Nature film. It is narrated by Tina Fey, and follows two Sri Lankan monkeys after a new tribe chases them out of their home. Alice thought the documentarians did a beautiful job, and she highly recommends this family-friendly movie.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the sequel to The Avengers (2012).
Marvel Studios

This week Alice previews some of the mega-movies (and some not so mega) coming our way this spring and summer.

The biggest one is Avengers: Age of Ultron, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and James Spader, with many others involved. The Avengers are taking on a monster of their own creation (or at least one of their own), and there are some newcomers with some special powers.

Furious 7 stars Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in the latest installment of The Fast & Furious franchise.
Universal Pictures

This week Alice reviews Furious 7, the latest installment of The Fast & Furious franchise and Woman in Gold, which is based on a true story about a strong-willed Austrian woman.

Home features Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez.

This week Alice watched Home, with Jim Parsons and Rihanna, Get Hard, the buddy-comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart,

Insurgent is the second movie in the Divergent trilogy, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
Summit Entertainment

This week Alice saw The Divergent Series: Insurgent starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, and The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler and

This year's Cinderella takes us deeper into the characters in the classic story of our childhood.

This week Alice reviews Cinderella, Disney's live-action take on their classic animated movie, Run All Night, starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris, and 71, which follows a

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the only movie Alice got to see this week due to the weather.
Blueprint Pictures

This week the weather kept Alice from seeing everything she had planned, but she did get to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Bill Nighy.

Continuing off of the first movie, Dolphin Tale 2 is sure to entertain the whole family. With many laughs and some tearful moments, Alice Reese says that it is mostly based on true events, and is worth your trip.

Listen to what else she has to say about Dolphin Tale 2, The Drop and Frontera on this week's Movie Picks!

"Strangest", "Weirdest" and "Odd". Those are the words that Alice Reese used to describe the new movie, 'Frank'. It's about a man and his band, and everything in between.

Listen to what Alice has to say about Frank, A Trip to Italy and The November Man in this week's edition of Movie Picks.

If you're looking for a fun and entertaining comedy this weekend, Alice Reese says that Are You Here is not the movie to go see.

Filled with dry humor, a simple plot, and mediocre writing, Alice has dubbed this the "worst movie of the summer so far."

Check out what else she had to say about Are You Here,  along with reviews on If I Stay, When the Game Stands Tall, and The One I Love on this week's Movie Picks.

Marvel Studios

You probably wouldn't picture these five characters trying to save the world, but they definitely make you want more! What Alice calls the "nicest surprise of the summer" is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, with laughs for all.

In the week's Movie Picks, listen as Alice Reese give us her review on Guardians of the Galaxy, Get on up, and Magic in the Moonlight.

© 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.

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.

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.