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Current Movies With Audio Description

The following list of audio described movies now playing in USA local cinemas is compiled by Vicki Vogt of the Perkins School for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts.  It is generally updated on FRIDAY AFTERNOON (but may be delayed occasionally).  Technically, this is a list of described movies playing in the Boston, MA, area; however, most of them should be playing in YOUR area also.  NOTE that some of these movies may have AD tracks available on Actiview.  See more information on Actiview.

AUDIO DESCRIBED MOVIES IN MA
(generally updated weekly on Fridays)
Produced by Vicki Vogt and the Bay State Council of the Blind

New Movies This Week

A Dog's Way Home

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.
Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure
ADDED JAN 11

Destroyer

Rated R For Violence, Brief Drug Use, Some Sexual Content and Language Throughout
Running time: 2 Hours, 3 Min.
Synopsis:
Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.
Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure
ADDED JAN 11

Replicas

Rated PG 13 For Some Nudity, Sexual References, Disturbing Images, Thematic Material and Violence
Running time: 1 Hour, 47 Min.
Synopsis:
After a car accident kills his family, a daring synthetic biologist (Keanu Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science.
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
ADDED JAN 11

The Upside

Rated PG 13 For Suggestive Content and Drug Use
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who's trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom as Dell and Phillip rediscover the joy of living life to the fullest.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
ADDED JAN 11

Other Current Movies

A Star is Born

Rated R For Substance Abuse, Some Sexuality/Nudity and Language Throughout
Running time: 2 Hours, 15 Min.
Synopsis:
In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Genre: Drama, Music/Performing Arts
ADDED OCT 5

Aquaman

Rated PG 13 For Sequences of Sci-Fi Violence, Action and Some Language
Running time: 2 Hours, 23 Min.
Synopsis:
The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime - one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king.
Genre: SciFi, Action/Adventure
ADDED DEC 21

Ben Is Back

Rated R for language throughout and some drug use
Running time: 1 Hour, 43 Min.
Synopsis:
19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.
Genre: Drama
ADDED DEC 14

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rated PG 13 For Language, Drug Content, Suggestive Material and Thematic Elements
Running time: 2 Hours, 15 Min.
Synopsis:
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Surrounded by darker influences, Mercury decides to leave Queen years later to pursue a solo career. Diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, the flamboyant frontman reunites with the group for the benefit concert Live Aid -- leading the band in one of the greatest performances in rock history.
Genre: Drama, Musical
ADDED NOV 2

Bumblebee

Rated PG 13 For Sci-Fi Action Violence
Running time: 1 Hour, 54 Min.
Synopsis:
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Genre: SciFi, Action/Adventure
ADDED DEC 21

Creed II

Rated PG 13 For Sports Action Violence, Language and A Scene of Sensuality
Running time: 2 Hours, 8 Min.
Synopsis:
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
ADDED DEC 7

Escape Room

Rated PG 13 For Some Suggestive Material, Language, Terror/Perilous Action and Violence
Running time: 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Synopsis:
Six adventurous strangers travel to a mysterious building to experience the escape room -- a game where players compete to solve a series of puzzles to win $1 million. What starts out as seemingly innocent fun soon turns into a living nightmare as the four men and two women discover each room is an elaborate trap that's part of a sadistic game of life or death.
Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller
ADDED JAN 4

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Rated PG 13 For Sequences of Fantasy Action
Running time: 2 Hours, 14 Min.
Synopsis:
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided world.
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
ADDED OCT 19

Green Book

Rated PG 13 For Thematic Content, Smoking, Racial Epithets, Language, Some Violence and Suggestive Material.
Running time: 2 Hours, 10 Min.
Synopsis:
When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley ( Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
ADDED NOV 16

If Beale Street Could Talk

Rated R For Some Sexual Content and Language
Running time: 1 Hour, 57 Min.
Synopsis:
Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.
Genre: Drama, Romance
ADDED DEC 28

Instant Family

Rated PG 13 For Some Drug References, Sexual Material, Language and Thematic Elements
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they are inspired to pursue adoption through the foster care system. They feel like wonderful, altruistic people until they suddenly have three wild kids in their home. Now they must learn to love and parent children who have no interest in being parented in this heartwarming comedy.
Genre: Comedy
ADDED NOV 16

Mary Queen of Scots

Rated R For Some Violence and Sexuality
Running time: 1 Hour, 52 Min.
Synopsis:
"Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.
Genre: Drama
ADDED DEC 14

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 54 Min.
Synopsis:
Video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leave the comforts of Litwak's arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet "the Netizens" to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss, the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site "BuzzzTube," and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces - so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he's ever had.
Genre: Animation, Action/Adventure
ADDED NOV 30

Second Act

Rated PG 13 For Language and Some Crude Sexual References
Running time: 1Hour, 44 Min.
Synopsis:
Second Act is a comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars as Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.
Genre: Romance/Comedy
NOTE:  AD track also available via Actiview
ADDED DEC 21

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Synopsis:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action. Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.
Genre: Animated, Action/Adventure
ADDED DEC 14

The Favourite

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language. |
Running time: 1 Hour, 59 Min.
Synopsis:
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
ADDED NOV 30

The Mule

Rated R For Language Throughout and Brief Sexuality/Nudity.
Running time: 1 Hour, 56 Min.
Synopsis:
Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, Earl Stone(Clint Eastwood) takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. When Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.
Genre: Drama, Mystery/Suspense
ADDED DEC 14

Vice

Rated R For Some Violent Images and Language
Running time: 2 Hours, 12 Min.
Synopsis:
Gov. George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) of Texas picks Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.
Genre: Drama
ADDED DEC 25

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