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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.

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

Assassination Nation

Rated R For Drug and Alcohol Use, Disturbing Bloody Violence, Menace, Pervasive Language and Strong Sexual Material.
Running time: 1Hour, 50 Min.
Synopsis:
High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats -- just like the rest of the world. Their small town gets turned upside down when an anonymous hacker starts to reveal personal messages and secrets of thousands of people. As anger erupts into full-blown violence, the four girls soon find themselves in a fight for their lives against an armed mob.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
ADDED SEP 21

Fahrenheit 11/9

Rated R For Language and Disturbing Material/Images
Running time: 2 Hours, 6 Min.
Synopsis:
Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump's victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the Electoral College, the government agenda and his hometown of Flint, Mich.
Genre: Documentary
ADDED SEP 21

Life Itself

Rated R for language including sexual references, some violent images and brief drug use.
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes. Director and writer Dan Fogelman ("This Is Us") examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love.
Genre: Drama, Romance
ADDED SEP 21

Lizzie

Rated R For Some Language, Nudity, A Scene of Sexuality and Violence and Grisly Images.
Running time: 1 Hour, 46 Min.
Synopsis:
Academy Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry, "Big Love") stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. Director Craig William Macneill (The Boy (2015), "Channel Zero: Candle Cove") explores the days leading up to the savage crimes in a dark tale of repression, exploitation and thwarted dreams.
Genre: Drama
ADDED SEP 21

The House with a Clock in its Walls

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 45 Min.
Synopsis:
Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and warlocks
Genre: Comedy, Action/Adventure
ADDED SEP 21

Other Current Movies

A Simple Favor

Rated R For Language Throughout, Drug Use, Sexual Content, Some Graphic Nude Images and Violence.
Running time: 1 Hour, 56 Min.
Synopsis:
A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
ADDED SEP 14

BlacKkKlansman

Rated R For Racial Epithets, Language Throughout, Disturbing/Violent Material and Some Sexual References.
Running time: 2 Hours, 8 Min.
Synopsis:
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Genre: Drama
ADDED AUG 10

Crazy Rich Asians

Rated PG13 For Some Suggestive Content and Language
Running time: 2 Hours
Synopsis:
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nicks disapproving mother.
Genre Comedy
ADDED AUG 17

Disney's Christopher Robin

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 44 Min.
Synopsis:
Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher's help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends -- Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.
Genre: Childrens, Fantasy, Comedy
NOTE:  This movie has audio description available via ActiView also.
ADDED AUG 3

Eighth Grade

Rated R For Some Sexual Material and Language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 33 Min.
Synopsis:
A teen endures the tidal wave of contemporary adolescence during her last week of middle school.
Genre: Comedy
ADDED JULY 27

God Bless the Open Road

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 53 Min.
Synopsis:
The story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence. The film combines elements of faith, country music, and stock car racing while paying tribute to those who serve in the United States Military.
Genre: Drama
ADDED SEP 7

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Summer Vacation (Also in 3D)

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 25 Min.
Synopsis:
Mavis surprises Dracula with plans for a fun-filled summer voyage on a monster cruise. As the pack starts enjoying colossal buffets and exotic excursions, Drac finds himself falling for the ship's intriguing but dangerous captain. He soon learns that trying to balance family, friends and romance might just be too much to handle -- even for the world's most powerful vampire.
Genre: Animated, Children's.

Juliet, Naked

Rated R for Language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 45 Min.
Synopsis:
Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances
Genre: Comedy
ADDED AUG 31

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material
Running time: 1 Hour, 54 Min.
Synopsis:
Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver). As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna.
Genre: Comedy, Musical
ADDED JULY 20

Mile 22

Rated R For Strong Violence and Language Throughout
Running time: 1 Hour, 35 Min.
Synopsis:
In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA's most highly prized and least understood unit. Aided by a top secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.
Genre: Action/Adventure
ADDED AUG 17

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language.
Running time: 2 Hours, 27 Min.
Synopsis:
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.  A combination of thrilling stunts, insane daring and clever writing make this a stunning piece of action cinema. Just be sure to take your heart meds first, and hold on tight.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
ADDED JULY 27

Operation Finale

Rated PG-13 For Disturbing Thematic Content, Violent Images and Some Language
Running time: 2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis:
Fifteen years after the end of World War II, Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad and security agency Shin Bet – led by the tireless and heroic agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) - launched a daring top-secret raid to capture the notorious Eichmann (Kingsley), who had been reported dead in the chaos following Nazi Germany’s collapse but was, in fact, living and working in a suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina under an assumed identity along with his wife and two sons. Monitoring his daily routine, Malkin and his operatives plot and execute the abduction under the cover of darkness just a few feet from Eichmann’s home. Determined to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel, Malkin and Eichmann engage in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse.
Genre: Drama
ADDED AUG 31

Peppermint

Rated R For Strong Violence and Language Throughout
Running time: 1 Hour, 42 Min.
Synopsis:
Peppermint is an action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Jennifer Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force - eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI- as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
NOTE:  This movie has audio description available via Actiview also.
ADDED SEP 7

Pick of the Litter (Limited Showing)

Not Rated.
Running time: 1 hour, 21 mins.
Synopsis:
Documentary.  Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
Limited showings!  See movie website for locations and dates through November 10.
NOTE:  This movie has audio description available via ActiView also.
ADDED SEP 7

Searching

Rated PG-13 For Some Sexual References, Some Drug References, Language and Thematic Content.
Running time: 1 Hour, 42 Min.
Synopsis:
David Kim (John Cho) becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has -- Margot's laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts.
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
ADDED AUG 31

Sorry to Bother You

Rated R For Graphic Nudity, Drug Use, Pervasive Language and Some Strong Sexual Content
Running time: 1 Hour, 45 Min.
Synopsis:
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success - which propels him into a macabre universe.
Genre Comedy, SciFi/Fantasy

The Bookshop (Cambridge only)

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 53 Min.
Synopsis:
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.
Genre: Drama
ADDED AUG 31

The Happy Time Murders

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content and language throughout, and some drug material.
Running time:  1Hour, 31 Min.
Synopsis:
No Sesame. All Street. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.
Genre: Comedy, Action/Adventure
ADDED AUG 24

The Incredibles 2 (Also in 3D)

Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis
Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again. That leaves Mr. Incredible with one of his greatest challenges ever , staying home and taking care of three rambunctious children. As Violet, Dash and Jack offer him a new set of headaches, a cybercriminal named Screenslaver launches his dastardly plan, hypnotizing the world through computer screens.
Genre Animated
NOTE:  This movie has audio description available via ActiView also.

The Meg

Rated PG-13 For Bloody Images, Action/Peril and Some Language
Running time: 1 Hour, 53 Min.
Synopsis:
A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below
Genre: Science Fiction,  Suspense/Thriller
ADDED AUG 10

The Nun

Rated R For Terror, Disturbing/Bloody Images and Violence
Running time: 1 Hour, 36 Min.
Synopsis:
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in "The Conjuring 2," as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
Genre: Horror
ADDED SEP 7

The Predator

Rated R For Language Throughout, Crude Sexual References and Strong Bloody Violence.
Running time: 1 Hour, 41 Min.
Synopsis:
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Genre: Horror
ADDED SEP 14

The Wife

Rated R For Some Sexual Content and Language
Running time: 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Synopsis:
After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later-a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.
Genre: Drama
ADDED SEP 14

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Rated PG-13 For Disturbing Images and Thematic Content.
Running time: 1 Hour, 36 Min.
Synopsis:
When the war ended, his battle began. Based on Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION begins where Unbroken ends, sharing the next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.
Genre: Drama
ADDED SEP 14

White Boy Rick

Rated R For Drug Content, Brief Nudity, Language Throughout, Some Sexual References and Violence.
Running time: 1 Hour, 51 Min.
Synopsis:
Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
ADDED SEP 14

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