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This week on Movie Picks with Alice Reese, Alice previews the upcoming movies for December.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

It's set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher return as their original roles, but this film mainly focuses on a new generation of characters. Alice thinks it will be as big as all the hype.

The Revenant:

This film follows the story of Hugh Glass, an explorer and fur trapper, who gets mauled by a bear and left for dead by his team. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Glass, and Alice says this role might finally earn him that Oscar.

The Revenant Preview


This is David O. Russell's third collaboration with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. It follows the story of a divorced mother of three building her business empire.

Joy Preview


Will Smith stars in this biographical/thriller that's all about a doctor going up against the NFL over the issue of brain damage.

Concussion Preview

The Big Short:

This movie is based on a book of the same title by Michael Lewis. The cast is amazing, and it includes: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, and Marisa Tomei.

The Big Short Preview

In the Heart of the Sea:

This is based on the story that inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Chris Hemsworth stars as Captain George Pollard, Jr.

In the Heart of the Sea Preview

Point Break:

This is a remake of the 1991 film of the same name starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. This one stars Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey.

Point Break Preview

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip:

They've made a fourth Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. This time they're on a road trip, and obviously they get into a ton of shenanigans.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The RoadChip Preview

Daddy's Home:

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg battle it out as two men fighting for the attention of children. It's rated PG, so it's seemingly safe for the family.

Daddy's Home Preview

Come back next week for more movies to check out. You can listen to Alice on air at 4:50 and 5:50 every Friday during All Things Considered, or online at ketr.org by searching Movie Picks with Alice Reese.

Alice Reese is the movie reviewer for the Greenville Herald-Banner, the Rockwall Herald-Banner, and for us at KETR.
Caitlin is from Paris, TX, and found her love of music and radio in her car rides with her dad. She has been a host on the student-run show, Lions After Dark, as well as a producer and engineer for weekend programming and sports on KETR. Currently, Caitlin is the local host of All Things Considered, and can be heard chatting with Alice Reese on the weekly "Movie Picks" program each Friday afternoon.
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