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Current Movies With Audio Description

The following list of audio described movies now playing in local cinemas is compiled by Vicki Vogt of the Perkins School for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts.  It is generally updated on FRIDAYS (but may be delayed occasionally).  Please Note:  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
FOR THE WEEKS OF Aug 18-Aug 24, 2017

Produced by Vicki Vogt and the Bay State Council of the Blind


NEW MOVIES
THE HITMANS BODYGUARD (RATED R)
LOGAN LUCKY (RATED PG 13)
THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK (RATED R)

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MOVIE DESCRIPTIONS

ANNABELLE, CREATION
Rated R For Horror Violence and Terror
Running time 1 Hour, 49 Min.
Synopsis
A group of orphaned girls are taken in by a doll maker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto), who are still grieving the death of their daughter. However, they are soon terrorized by a haunted doll thats lurking within the couples house. Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, and Lulu Wilson costar in this horror sequel, which was produced by James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious) and directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out).
Genre Horror


ATOMIC BLONDE
Rated R For Sequences of Strong Violence, Language Throughout and Some Sexuality/Nudity.
Running time 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Synopsis
In this spy thriller set in 1989 Berlin, MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) must obtain a stolen list of Western spies while the city around her descends into chaos and revolution. Working with local station chief David Percival (James McAvoy), her pursuit leads her to uncover a much larger conspiracy. Toby Jones, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and Eddie Marsan co star. Directed by David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart.
Genre Suspense/Thriller

BABY DRIVER
Rated R For Violence and Language Throughout.
Running time 1 Hour, 53 Min.
Synopsis
A partially deaf getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) gets caught up in a botched heist in this action comedy from writer/director Edgar Wright (The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, and Sky Ferreira co-star.
Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy



THE BIG SICK
Rated R for language including some sexual references.
Running time 1 Hour, 59 Min.
Synopsis
The Big Sick is based on the real courtship of Kumail Nanjiani (played by himself) and his now wife, Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan). Kumails traditional Pakistani Muslim family is unhappy with his relationship with Emily, a White American. When Emily is waylaid by a mysterious illness, Kumail must take charge of the crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry, whom he barely knows.
Genre Romantic comedy


BRIGSBY BEAR
Rated PG 13 For Teen Partying, Drug Material, Brief Sexuality and Thematic Elements
Running time 1 Hour, 39 Min.
Synopsis
During his upbringing in an underground bunker, a sheltered man-child (Kyle Mooney) grows obsessed with an odd kids' program called Brigsby Bear Adventures. When he finally gets to experience the outside world -- and discovers that no one else has ever seen the show -- he decides to make his own movie adaptation of Brigsby in order to move forward with his life.Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, and Beck Bennett co-star in this comedy-drama, which was directed by Dave McCary and co-written by Mooney and Kevin Costello.
Genre Comedy


CARS 3
Rated G
Running time 1 Hour, 49 Min.
Synopsis
Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) returns to the racetrack to take on a younger rival in this animated sequel from Pixar and Disney.
Genre Animation/Family

THE DARK TOWER
Rated PG 13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action.
Running time 1 Hour, 35 Min.
Synopsis
In this adaptation of Stephen Kings series of novels, a gunslinger (Idris Elba) and a mysterious villain known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) search for a magical tower.
Genre Horror, Science Fiction/Fantasy



DESPICABLE ME 3 (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 30 Min.
Synopsis
Gru (voice of Steve Carell) battles Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a 1980s child star turned supervillain, in this animated sequel. Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Steve Coogan, and Dana Gaier also return to reprise their characters from prior installments.
Genre Action/Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

DETROIT
Rated R
Running time 2 Hours, 23 Min.
Synopsis
Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and screenwriter Mark Boal reteam for this docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967, which engulfed the city for five days after the public were outraged by the brutality of a police raid on an unlicensed bar. The film eventually zeros in on one particular incident at the Algiers Motel, where a group of black men and white women were terrorized (and some killed) by police officers. John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Jack Reynor, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, and John Krasinski star
Genre Drama, Suspense/Thriller



DUNKIRK
Rated PG 13 For Some Language and Intense War Experience
Running time 1 Hour, 47 Min.
Synopsis
Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight) wrote and directed this historical thriller about the Dunkirk evacuation during the early days of World War II. When 400,000 British and Allied troops end up trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, following a catastrophic defeat, a number of civilian boats set out to rescue them before they are decimated by the approaching Nazi forces. Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy star.
Genre Action/Adventure, War, Drama

THE EMOJI MOVIE (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 32 Min.
Synopsis
This animated comedy takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone thats inhabited by various emojis. There, an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only have one each, and he embarks on a quest across various apps to be like everyone else. James Corden, Anna Faris, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Sofía Vergara, and Maya Rudolph also lend their voices to this film.
Genre Animated/Childrens/Action/Adventure


GIRLS TRIP
Rated R For Crude and Sexual Content, Brief Graphic Nudity, Drug Material and Pervasive Language.
Running time 2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis
Four black gal pals (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Queen Latifah) decide they need to take a vacation together after five years apart, and head to New Orleans to have a wild time at the Essence Festival. There, they party hard while confronting their personal issues and romantic dilemmas. Larenz Tate, Kofi Siriboe, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, and Deborah Ayorinde co-star.
Genre Comedy

THE GLASS CASTLE
Rated PG 13 For Smoking, Mature Thematic Content, Family Dysfunction and Some Language
Running time 2 Hours, 6 Min.
Synopsis
A young woman (Brie Larson) reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents (Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts), which sometimes resulted in the family living in poverty. Now married to a man who works in finance (Max Greenfield) in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that shes betrayed their values. Based on the memoir of the same name by Jeannette Walls.
Genre Drama

(NEW) THE HITMANS BODYGUARD
Rated R For Strong Violence and Language Throughout
Running time 1 Hour, 51 Min.
Synopsis
A bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) must protect a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) whos about to testify against a dictator (Gary Oldman). Salma Hayek and Elodie Yung co-star.
Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy



AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL, TRUTH TO POWER
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Synopsis
This sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth follows former U.S. vice president Al Gore as he travels the world attempting to combat climate change. The film shows Gores work with fellow environmentalists, researchers, businesspeople, and politicians, and also details his behind the scenes efforts at the UNs 2015 Climate Change Conference, where the groundbreaking Paris Agreement was negotiated.
Genre Documentary

(NEW) LOGAN LUCKY
Rated PG 13 For Some Crude Comments and Language
Running time 1 Hour, 59 Min.
Synopsis
Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Genre Comedy


MAUDIE
Rated PG 13 For Some Thematic Content and Brief Sexuality.
Running time 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Synopsis
Sally Hawkins stars in this biopic of Canadian artist Maud Lewis, who overcame rheumatoid arthritis to become one of the most revered folk painters in her countrys history. After taking a job in Nova Scotia as a housekeeper for a lifelong bachelor (Ethan Hawke), Lewis hones her painting skills while attracting national attention for her inspirational story.
Genre Romantic drama

THE NUT JOB 2, NUTTY BY NATURE (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 25 Min.
Synopsis
A group of animals are horrified when their beloved park is targeted for demolition by the citys unscrupulous mayor. In an attempt to reclaim their home, Surly the squirrel (voiced by Will Arnett) puts together a scheme to destroy the gaudy amusement park thats been built on the property. This animated sequel also features the voices of Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, Jackie Chan, Jeff Dunham, and Bobby Cannavale.
Genre Animation, Comedy


(NEW) THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK
Rated R For Language and Some Drug Material
Running time 1 Hour, 28 Min.
Synopsis
Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F. (Jeff Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas world begins to shift when he discovers that his long married father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Kate Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father's mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.
Genre Drama





SPIDERMAN, HOMECOMING (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG 13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments
Running time 2 Hours, 13 Min.
Synopsis
High-school superhero Peter Parker (Tom Holland) aspires to join the Avengers in his guise as Spiderman, but teenage woes and Tony Starks contradictory mentorship only complicate his ambitions. Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, and Michael Keaton co-star.
Genre Science Fiction/Fantasy, Action/Adventure


STEP
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 23 Min.
Synopsis
This documentary profiles three senior members of a Baltimore high school step dance team as they overcome hardships to attend college. In the face of racial tensions in Baltimore, the "Lethal Ladies" use step dancing to express their emotions and relieve the mounting stress of completing high school.
Genre Documentary


VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (RATED PG 13) (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG 13 For for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language
Running time 2 Hours, 13 Min.
Synopsis
Space adventurers Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) set off on a mission to stop sinister forces from destroying Alpha, an intergalactic metropolis where thousands of alien species live together in harmony. Written and directed by Luc Besson, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on a series of French comics by Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mézières. Clive Owen, Rihanna, Elizabeth Debicki, Ethan Hawke, and Rihanna costar.


WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG 13 for Sequences of Sci-Fi Violence, Action, Some Disturbing Images and Thematic Elements
Running time 2 Hours, 19 Min.
Synopsis
In the third installment of the Planet of the Apes prequel series, which depicts the events that led to the primates taking control of Earth, simian leader Caesar (played via motion capture by Andy Serkis) is horrified when his family are killed during an attack by humans on his community. Caesar soon plots revenge on the Colonel (Woody Harrelson), the human military leader behind the assault, which threatens to ignite all out war between the two species.
Genre Science Fiction


WIND RIVER
Rated R For Language, Disturbing Images, A Rape and Strong Violence
Running time 1 Hour, 50 Min.
Synopsis
When wildlife officer Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers the body of a young woman on Wyomings Wind River Native American reservation, FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is sent to investigate. After Banner hires Lambert as her tracker, the two must brave the isolated winter terrain and local criminal underworld in order to crack the case. Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, and Julia Jones co-star in this thriller.
Genre Suspense/Thriller, Action/Adventure


WONDER WOMAN (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG 13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.
Running time 2 Hours, 21 Min.
Synopsis
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers, and her true destiny.
Cast Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis.
Genre Fantasy, Action/Adventure
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