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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
(generally updated weekly on Fridays)
Produced by Vicki Vogt and the Bay State Council of the Blind

NEW MOVIES

FERDINAND (RATED PG ) (ALSO IN 3D)
A wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs try to help a giant but gentle bull escape from his captors.

STAR WARS, THE LAST JEDI (RATED PG 13) (ALSO IN 3D)
Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) writes and directs this installment of the Star Wars saga for Disney and Lucasfilm.

WONDER WHEEL (RATED PG 13)
A carousel operator and his wife receive a visit from their estranged daughter in 1950s New York.

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MOVIE DESCRIPTIONS

A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS
Rated R For for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some drug use Running time 1 Hour, 44 Min.
Synopsis
In this sequel to the 2016 sleeper hit Bad Moms, three overstressed mothers (Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Kathryn Hahn) are alarmed when their own troublemaking moms (Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski, and Susan Sarandon) visit during the Christmas holiday. Soon, the gal pals once again band together for drinking and general debauchery in order to blow off some steam.
Genre Comedy

COCO (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 45 Min
Synopsis
A 12 year old boy named Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a famous guitar player, despite the misgivings of his close knit family. When his ambitions cause him to run afoul of a terrible curse, he must journey into the Land of the Dead in order to seek forgiveness from his deceased ancestors. Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Gabriel Iglesias, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Edward James Olmos also lend their voices to this animated adventure, Genre Animated/Comedy/Adventure

DADDYS HOME 2
Rated PG 13 For Suggestive Material and Some Language
Running time 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Synopsis
Stepfather Brad (Will Ferrell) and biological dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) have set aside their differences, and are content to work together to care for their children. However, their family get together at Christmas is complicated by the arrival of Brads fusty dad (John Lithgow) and Dustys hell raising pop (Mel Gibson). John Cena and Linda Cardellini co-star in this sequel to the 2015 sleeper-hit comedy Daddy's Home.
Genre Comedy


DARKEST HOUR
Rated PG 13 For Some Thematic Material
Running time 2 Hours, 5 Min
Synopsis
This historical drama from director Joe Wright focuses on the trials of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) soon after he becomes prime minister of the U.K. in 1940. With Nazi armies rolling through Europe, Churchill must figure out how to rally the nation to action while many of his contemporaries advocate peace talks with Hitler. Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn co-star.
Genre Drama

THE DISASTER ARTIST
Rated R For Some Sexuality/Nudity and Language Throughout
Running time 1 Hour, 43 Min.
Synopsis
The Disaster Artist details the incredible true story behind the making of The Room, a 2003 film that quickly became a cult hit due to its reputation as "the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made." This comedy drama chronicles its production, and how it emerged from the friendship between eccentric filmaker Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) and struggling actor Greg Sestero (Dave Franco). Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, and Josh Hutcherson co-star.
Genre Comedy/Drama

(NEW) FERDINAND (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 48 Min.
Synopsis
In this eighth entry of the Saw franchise, sadistic serial killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is back to his old tricks, despite his apparent death a decade earlier. As his new victims fight to survive his twisted games, the police must solve Jigsaws strange clues and deal with the improbability of his return. Laura Vandervoort, Callum Keith Rennie, Brittany Allen, and Matt Passmore star in this horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.
Genre Animated/Children’s


JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG 13 For Sequences of Sci-Fi Violence and Action
Running time 1 Hour, 59 Min.
Synopsis
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Supermans selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Afflick) enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Genre Science Fiction/Fantasy, Action/Adventure


JUST GETTING STARTED
Rated PG 13 For Brief Violence, Suggestive Material and Language
Running time 1 Hour, 31 Min.
Synopsis
A two hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run about an ex-FBI agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.
Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy

LADY BIRD
Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying
Running time 1 Hour, 33 Min.
Synopsis
In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Birds father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Genre Comedy

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 44 Min.
Synopsis
In 1843 London, legendary author Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) is desperate for another success after a string of flops, and soon finds inspiration in the people around him and his own desire to be a better person. He begins to write his iconic novella A Christmas Carol, which eventually helps transform Christmas from a minor holiday into a celebration of family ties and goodwill.  Also starring Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Morfydd Clark, and Anna Murphy.
Genre Drama/Comedy

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Rated PG
Running time 2 Hours, 7 Min.
Synopsis
In 1930s Europe, legendary detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) probes a murder that occurs aboard the luxury train known as the Orient Express. As the thirteen passengers grow paranoid that the killer will strike again, Poirot realizes theres more to the case than meets the eye. Branagh also directed this adaptation of the iconic murder mystery novel by Agatha Christie. Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley costar. Genre Suspense/Thriller

THE SHAPE OF WATER
Rated R For Language, Graphic Nudity, Sexual Content and Violence
Running time 2 Hours, 3 Min.
Synopsis
A mute cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins) working in a secret U.S. government lab in 1962 befriends an otherworldly, aquatic creature (Doug Jones) whos being held there against its will. In time, she and her friends decide to help it escape from captivity, even if it means risking the wrath of a ruthless G man (Michael Shannon). Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer co-star.
Genre Drama

THE STAR
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 26 Min.
Synopsis
A small but brave donkey named Bo (Steven Yeun) yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep (Aidy Bryant) who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove (Keegan-Michael Key) with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas
Genre Animation/Comedy


(NEW) STAR WARS, THE LAST JEDI (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG 13
for sequences of sci-fi action and violence
Running time 2 Hours, 32 Min.
Synopsis
In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.Wars: Episode VIII.
Genre  Action/Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy



THOR, RAGNAROK (ALSO IN 3D)
Rated PG 13 For Brief Suggestive Material, Action and Intense Sci-Fi Violence
Running time 2 Hours, 10 Min.
Synopsis
After being defeated in combat by his half sister Hela (Cate Blanchett), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) ends up as an imprisoned gladiator on a distant world ruled by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Now, he must work together with fellow Avenger the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), another combatant fighting for the Grandmasters pleasure, in order to escape and return to Asgard before Hela can unleash the world ending event known as Ragnarok. Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban and Benedict Cumberbatch co-star.
Genre SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references
Running time 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Synopsis
Frustrated with the lack of progress by the local police in finding those responsible for the brutal murder of her daughter, a mother (Frances McDormand) installs three controversial billboards on the edge of town to goad the department into action. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, and Abbie Cornish costar in this crime drama
Genre Suspense/Thriller

WONDER
Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 53 Min.
Synopsis
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay). Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggies extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you cant blend in when you were born to stand out. Also stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
Genre Drama

(NEW) WONDER WHEEL
Rated PG 13 For Some Sexuality, Smoking, Language and Thematic Content
Running time 1 Hour, 41 Min.
Synopsis

WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny's rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty's long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father's apartment. Written and directed by Woody Allen.
Genre Drama