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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 WEEK OF May 19-25, 2017

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

NEW MOVIES

ALIEN, COVENANT (RATED R)
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, THE LONG HAUL (RATED PG)

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (RATED PG 13)
THE WEDDING PLAN  (RATED PG) (ONLY IN CAMBRIDGE)

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MOVIE DESCRIPTIONS


(NEW) ALIEN, COVENANT
Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity.
Running time  2 Hours, 3 Min.
Synopsis
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world,  whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Cast  Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir.
Genre Science Fiction/Fantasy



BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (ALSO IN 3D)

Rated PG

Running time  2 Hours, 9 Min.

Synopsis

The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castles enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beasts hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Cast  Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad. Genre  Fantasy

 


BORN IN CHINA
Rated G
Running time 1 Hour, 16 Min.
Synopsis
This documentary by Disney follows the adventures of three animal families, the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard. Featuring stunning imagery, the film navigates the vast terrain from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest on the wings of a red crowned crane, showcasing remarkably intimate family moments captured on film for the first time ever.
Cast  John Krasinski, Xun Zhou
Genre  Documentary



THE BOSS BABY (ALSO IN 3D)

Rated PG.

Running time  1 Hour, 37 Min.

Synopsis A hilariously universal story about how a new babys arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

Cast  Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire. Genre  Animation.

 


THE CIRCLE

Rated PG 13 for a sexual situation, brief strong language and some thematic elements including drug use.
Running time 1 Hour, 50 Min.
Synopsis
As she rises through the ranks of the worlds largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.
Cast Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt
Genre Drama



(NEW) DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, THE LONG HAUL
Rated PG
Running time  1 Hour, 30 Min.
Synopsis
In DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, THE LONG HAUL, based on the record breaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaws 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course,-thanks to Gregs newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.
Cast  Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott, Alicia Silverstone
Genre  Comedy



(NEW) EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING
Rated PG 13 for thematic elements and brief sensuality.
Running time  1 Hour, 36 Min.
Synopsis
Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together, even if it means losing everything.
Cast  Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Nick Robinson, Amandla Stenberg, Anika Noni Rose.
Genre  Drama

 

 

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

Rated PG 13 for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content, and language.

Running time 2 Hours, 16 Min.

Synopsis

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he cant seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage, and to bring home the man who made them a family.

Cast Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson.

Genre Action/Adventure

 


GET OUT

Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references. Running time  2 Hours, 10 Min.

Synopsis

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet the parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the familys overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughters interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Cast  Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones.

Genre  Horror

 

 

GIFTED

Rated PG 13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material.

Running time 1 Hour, 41 Min.

Synopsis

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary, in a coastal town in Florida. Franks plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven year olds mathematical abilities come to the attention of Franks formidable mother Evelyn whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Marys landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Marys teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

Cast Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, Mckenna Grace, Julie Ann Emery. Genre Drama

 


GOING IN STYLE

Rated PG 13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material.

Running time 1 Hour, 36 Min.

Synopsis

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Cast Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Joey King

Genre  Comedy



GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
Rated PG 13
for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content.
Running time  2 Hours, 17 Min.
Synopsis
Set to the all new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the teams adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quills true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Cast  Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper.
Genre  Science Fiction/Action/Adventure




HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER
Rated PG 13 for crude humor, sexual references and gestures, and for brief nudity.
Running time 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Synopsis
A very handsome and very young Maximo has a dream to be rich without ever having to work a day in his life. Having made a career of seducing rich older women, he marries a wealthy woman more than twice his age. 25 years later, spoiled and bored from waking up next to his now 80-year-old wife, he gets the surprise of his life when she ends up dumping him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion and desperate for a place to stay, he must move in with his estranged sister, Sara, and her nerdy but adorable son, Hugo in their small apartment. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses his nephews crush on a classmate to get to his new target, her grandmother, Celeste, a widowed billionaire. As Maximo tries to rekindle his powers as a Latin lover, he finds himself bonding with his nephew Hugo, and he begins to learn that being a Latin lover means that loving money isnt as important as the love of your family.
Cast Salma Hayek, Kristen Bell, Michael Cera, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch.
Genre Comedy


KING ARTHUR, LEGEND OF THE SWORD
Rated PG 13
for sequences of violence and action, some suggestive content and brief strong language.
Running time  2 Hours, 6 Min.
Synopsis
When the child Arthurs father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy, whether he likes it or not.
Cast  Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law
Genre Fantasy, Action/Adventure


KONG, SKULL ISLAND (ALSO IN 3D)

Rated PG 13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language.

Running time  1 Hour, 58 Min.

Synopsis

This film fully immerses audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Cast Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman. Genre  Action/Adventure, Fantasy.

 


NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

Rated R for some language.
Running time 1 Hour, 57 Min.
Synopsis
Norman Oppenheimer lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a wouldbe operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyones friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere.
Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel, a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshels vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, a gesture that deeply touches Eshel. When Eshel becomes Prime Minister three years later, he remembers.
With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshels name to leverage his biggest deal ever, a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Normans nephew, a rabbi, a mogul, his assistant, and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman's kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.
Cast Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens.
Genre Drama

 


SMURFS, THE LOST VILLAGE (ALSO IN 3D)

Rated PG.

Running time  1 Hour, 29 Min.

Synopsis It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose, Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching), except for her. So whats the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Enchanted Forest, she follows, and sets off into the uncharted and strictly forbidden woods. Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy, and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step, Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history! Cast Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi.

Genre Animation.

 


SNATCHED
Rated R for crude sexual content, brief nudity, and language throughout.
Running time  1 Hour, 31 Min.
Synopsis
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton persuades her ultra cautious mother, Linda to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter, in unpredictable, hilarious fashion, is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
Cast  Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes.
Genre  Comedy



THEIR FINEST

Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality.
Running time 1 Hour, 56 Min.
Synopsis
The year is 1940, Britain. With the nation devastated by the war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch", the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrins natural flair quickly gets her noticed by charming lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Battle of Dunkirk starring pretentious fading movie star Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.
Cast Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter.
Genre Comedy



THE WALL
Rated R for language throughout and some war violence.
Running time  1 Hour, 25 Min.
Synopsis
The Wall is a deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship.
Cast  Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena
Genre  Drama



(NEW) THE WEDDING PLAN
Rated PG
Running time  1 Hour, 50 Min.
Synopsis
Michal is 32 years old. She became religious 12 years ago, and only now is she getting married. A month before the wedding, while checking out the catering for the event, the groom has a change of heart and the wedding is called off. Michal feels shes unable to go back to ordinary life, to the usual course of matchmaking. She feels this is the moment to change something very basic in her personality. A simple belief that God is good and sweet, that He wants to give and is only waiting for her to wish it. Michal goes on a month long journey up to the planned wedding day, "I have the venue, the dress, the apartment; God can easily come up with my groom.”
Cast  Noa Koler, Amos Tamam, Oz Zehavi.
Genre  Drama



THE ZOOKEEPERS WIFE

Rated PG 13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking. Running time  2 Hours, 4 Min. Synopsis The real life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned, and forced to report to the Reichs newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance, and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and her family at great risk. Cast Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Michael McElhatton, Iddo Goldberg. Genre  Drama

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