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Current Movies With Audio Description

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

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 our List of Actiview TitlesLAST TITLE UPDATE:  May 17, 2019; count = 25 titles.

New Movies This Week

A Dog's Journey

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 48 Min.
Synopsis:
Audiences are invited along on A Dog's Journey, the next chapter of the beloved bestselling series by author W. Bruce Cameron. The family film (Sequel to A Dog's Purpose) told from the dog's perspective serves as the much-anticipated follow-up to the soulful story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs—who will take care of his girl?
Genre: Animals, Family

Booksmart

Rated R For Strong Sexual Content, Language Throughout and Drug Use and Drinking.
Running time: 1 Hour, 42 Min.
Synopsis:
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
Genre: Comedy

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Rated R For Some Language and Pervasive Strong Violence
Running time: 2 Hours, 10 Min.
Synopsis:
Super-Assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller

Rocketman

Rated R
Running time: 2 Hours, 1 Min.
Synopsis:
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story - set to Elton John's most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton's longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother.
Genre: Drama, Musical

The Biggest Little Farm

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 31 Min.
Synopsis:
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.
Genre: Documentary

The Sun is Also a Star

Rated PG 13 For some suggestive content and language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 34 Min.
Synopsis:
Adaptation of Nicola Yoon's best-selling young adult novel. College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Riverdale's Charles Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) meet and fall for each other over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family's deportation as fiercely as she's fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.
Genre: Drama, Romance

Trial by Fire

Rated R For Sexual Material, Brief Nudity, Language Throughout, Disturbing Images and Some Violence.
Running time: 2 Hours, 7 Min.
Synopsis:
Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O'Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak and a criminal record, is convicted of arson-related triple homicide in 1992. During his 12 years on death row, Elizabeth Gilbert, an improbable ally, uncovers questionable methods and illogical conclusions in his case, and battles with the state to expose suppressed evidence that could save him.
Genre: Drama

Current Movies

Breakthrough

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Synopsis:
BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith's adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John's recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith's own book, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.
Genre: Drama

Captain Marvel

Rated PG 13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language
Running time: 2 Hours, 8 Min.
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Dumbo

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Synopsis:
Walt Disney Studios presents Dumbo. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Genre: Family, Animals, Fantasy

Long Shot

Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use
Running time: 2 Hours
Synopsis:
Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for - well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors.
Genre: Comedy

Penguins

Rated G
Running time: 1 Hour, 16 Min.
Synopsis:
Disneynature's all-new feature film "Penguins" is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.
Genre: Documentary, Nature

Pet Sematary (2019)

Rated R For Some Language, Horror Violence and Bloody Images
Running time: 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Synopsis:
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family's new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
Genre: Horror

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 44 Min.
Synopsis:
The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Genre: Animation, Action/Adventure

Poms

Rated PG 13 For Sexual References and Some Language
Running time: 1 Hour, 31 Min.
Synopsis:
An uplifting comedy about Martha (played by Diane Keaton), a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams.
Genre: Comedy
*** THIS MOVIE HAS A DESCRIPTION TRACK AVAILABLE VIA ACTIVIEW ***

Red Joan

Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity
Running time: 1 Hour, 49 Min.
Synopsis:
Based on Jennie Rooney's same-named novel (and on the real life case of "granny spy" Melita Norwood), RED JOAN stars Judi Dench as Joan Stanley, an elderly woman accused of selling British nuclear intelligence to the USSR during World War II. Could this sedate grandmotherly type really be a longtime KGB spy? As Joan remembers the decades-old events that led to her arrest, the film goes back in time to the 1940s, when the idealistic young Joan (Sophie Cookson) met glamorous socialists Sonya (Tereza Srbova) and Leo (Tom Hughes) at her university, sending her life in an unexpected direction.
Genre: Biography, Drama, Suspense

Shazam!

Rated PG 13 For Language, Intense Sequences of Action and Suggestive Material
Running time: 2 Hours, 12 Min.
Synopsis:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word SHAZAM! this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart inside a ripped, godlike body Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction, Action/Adventure

The Avengers: Endgame

Rated PG 13 For Sequences of Sci-Fi Violence, Action and Some Language
Running time: 3 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis:
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
Genre: Fantasy/SciFi, Action/Adventure

The Curse of La Llorona

Rated R For Violence and Terror
Running time: 1 Hour, 33 Min.
Synopsis:
In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona's deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.
Genre: Horror

The Hustle

Rated PG 13 for crude sexual content and language
Running time: 1 Hour, 34 Min.
Synopsis:
Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have winning chemistry as a pair of con artists plying their trade in a stunning seaside town in the south of France. Josephine Chesterfield (Hathaway) is a glamorous, seductive Brit with a sprawling home in Beaumont-sur-Mer and a penchant for defrauding gullible wealthy men from all corners of the world. Into her well-ordered, meticulously moneyed world bursts Penny Rust (Wilson), an Aussie who is as free-form and fun-loving as Josephine is calculated and cunning. Where Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars, Josephine fills her safe with massive diamonds after ensnaring her prey in glitzy casinos. Despite their different methods, both are massive diamonds after ensnaring her prey in glitzy casinos.
Genre: Comedy

The Intruder

Rated PG 13 for violence, terror, some sexuality, language and thematic elements
Running time: 1 Hour, 42 Min.
Synopsis:
When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.
Genre: Suspense/Thriller

The White Crow

Rated R for some sexuality, graphic nudity, and language.
Running time: 2 Hours, 7 Min.
Synopsis:
Ralph Fiennes' THE WHITE CROW was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh. The drama charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. Starring Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev
Genre: Biography, Drama

Tolkien

Rated PG 13 for sequences of war violence
Running time: 1 Hour, 52 Min.
Synopsis:
TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien's (Nicholas Hoult) tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt (Lily Collins), until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.
Genre: Drama

Ugly Dolls

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 27 Min.
Synopsis:
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
Genre: Animation
*** THIS MOVIE HAS A DESCRIPTION TRACK AVAILABLE VIA ACTIVIEW ***

Us

Rated R For Violence/Terror and Language
Running time: 2 Hours
Synopsis:
Adelaide Wilson is returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe, and their two children for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller