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Alice Finds 'Joy' This Holiday Season

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This week on Movie Picks with Alice Reese, she reviews Joy, Concussion, and The Big Short.


Jennifer Lawrence stars in this look at the life of Joy Mangano, who launched a successful career in the home shopping industry while dealing with the complete craziness of her life. Alice really enjoyed this movie and highly recommends it.


Will Smith stars in this biopic about a neurologist who decided to take on the National Football League. Smith's performance and required African accent was spot on, and the rest of the cast isn't so shabby either. Alice didn't love the ending, but overall recommends this movie.

Concussion Review

The Big Short:

Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, and quite a few other people have roles in this movie about the financial crisis of 2008. Alice says it's surprisingly a comedy most of the time, but there is a tragic ending. However, Alice still recommends it.

The Big Short Review

Those are all the movies for this week's edition, but you can come back next week for more movies to see in the new year. You can hear Alice every Friday during All Things Considered at 4:50 and 5:50 PM or right here 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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