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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 FRIDAYS (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.

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

New Movies

New Movies as of Friday, May 18:

Book Club (Rated PG 13)
Four friends lives are turned upside down after reading "50 Shades of Grey" in their book club..

Deadpool 2 (Rated R)
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberrys hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.

Pope Francis, A Man of His Word (Rated PG)
a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to todays global questions.

Show Dogs (Rated PG)
A canine cop and an FBI agent work under cover at the worlds most exclusive dog show in Las Vegas.

New Movies in May. See complete information in Movie Description section.

Beast (Rated R)
Breaking In (Rated PG 13)
Disobedience (Rated R)
Life of the Party (Rated PG 13)
Overboard (Rated PG 13)
The Rider (Rated R)
Tully (Rated R)


Movie Descriptions

A Quiet Place

Rated PG 13 For Terror and Some Bloody ImagesRunning time 1 Hour, 30 Min.
2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the film with Emily Blunt, his real-life spouse. is essentially Alien on a farm: Even though there are cornfields and land for days, there's a constant state of panic and claustrophobia for a family stalked by monsters who attack anything that makes noise.  The Family communicates with each other using sign language.
Are they intergalactic invaders? Creatures from another dimension? Bryan Woods and Scott Beck's story shrewdly leans less into reveals about the mysterious armored, blind beasts with super-hearing and a frightening mawand more into the post-apocalyptic situation in which the Abbott family finds itself, mostly cut off from what's left of humanity.
Genre Horror, Suspense/Thriller

Avengers, Infinity War (Also in 3D)

Rated PG 13 For Intense Sci-Fi Violence, Action Throughout, Language and Some Crude References.
Running time 2 Hours, 29 Min.
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet, the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Genre SciFi/Fantasy

(New) Beast (Released May 11) (Showing only in Cambridge)

Rated R For Disturbing Violent Content, Some Sexuality and Language
Running time 1 Hour, 47 Min.
In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders she defends him at all costs and learns what she is capable of.
Genre Horror, Romance

Black Panther

Rated PG 13 For Sequences of Action Violence and A Brief Rude Gesture
Running time 2 Hours, 14 Min.
Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Genre SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure


Rated R For Drug Content, Crude and Sexual Content, Language Throughout, Some Graphic Nudity and Teen Partying
Running time 1 Hour, 42 Min.
When three parents stumble upon their daughters pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).
Genre Comedy

(New) Book Club

Rated PG 13 For Sex Related Material and Language
Running time 1 Hour, 44 Min.
Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades old divorce. Carols (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey." From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter their best chapter yet. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Andy Garcia and Don Johnson.
Genre Comedy

(New) Breaking In

Rated PG 13 For Menace, Brief Strong Language, Bloody Images, Sexual References and Violence.
Running time 1 Hour, 28 Min.
Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission.
Genre Suspense/Thriller


Rated PG 13 For for thematic material, disturbing images, some strong language, and historical smoking.
Running time 1 Hour, 41 Min
“Chappaquiddick,” directed by John Curran, is more diagnosis than symptom. Forsaking sensationalism for sober, procedural storytelling, the film examines the toxic effects of the Kennedy mystique on a handful of people involved in a fatal car crash in the summer of 1969.

The basic facts are hardly obscure. Late on the night of July 18, an Oldsmobile driven by Senator Edward M. Kennedy ran off a bridge on an island near Martha’s Vineyard and plunged into a pond. Mary Jo Kopechne, a former aide to the senator’s brother Robert, died inside the car. Kennedy waited until the next day to report the incident and provided an account that was, to put it mildly, less than fully credible.

Exactly what happened remains unknown, and the gaps and ambiguities in the record provide the filmmakers with room for speculation and embellishment. The test that “Chappaquiddick” sets for itself is not accuracy but plausibility. Whether or not events actually unfolded this way, the story the film tells is an interesting and complicated character study, with something to say about the corrosive effects of power and privilege on both the innocent and the guilty.
Genre Suspense/Thriller

Deadpool 2

Rated R For Language Throughout, Brief Drug Material, Sexual References and Strong Violence.
Running time 1 Hour, 51 Min.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberrys hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor, finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of Worlds Best Lover.
Genre Comedy, Action/Adventure

(New) Disobedience (Released April 27)

Rated R For some strong sexuality.
Running time 1 Hour, 54 Min.
From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz and based on Naomi Aldermans book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.
Genre  Romance/Drama

I Feel Pretty

Rated PG 13 For Sexual Content, Language and Some Partial Nudity
Running time 1 Hour, 50 Min.
An ordinary woman (Amy Schumer) who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Genre Comedy

Isle of Dogs

Rated PG 13 For Thematic Elements and Some Violent Images
Running time 1 Hour, 41 Min.
When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture. Includes the voices of: Bryan Cranton, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, and Scarlett Johansson.
Genre Animated, Action/Adventure

(New) Life of the Party (Released May 11)

Rated PG 13
Running time 1 Hour, 45 Min.
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns regret into reset by going back to college landing in the same class and school as her daughter, whos not entirely sold on the idea.
Genre Comedy

(New) Overboard (Released May 4)

Rated PG 13 For Partial Nudity, Suggestive Material and Some Language
Running time 1 Hour, 52 Min.
In a splashy new twist, Overboard focuses on "Leonardo" (EUGENIO DERBEZ), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexicos richest family and "Kate" (ANNA FARIS), a working class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardos luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work, for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new "family" and coworkers. But, with Leonardo's billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good? Remake of movie by the same name, made in 1987 with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
Genre  Comedy

Pacific Rim, Uprising

Rated PG 13 For Sequences of Sci-Fi Violence, Action and Some Language
Running time 1 Hour, 50 Min.
Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) is a once promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanitys victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kinkuchi), to live up to his fathers legacy.
Genre Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure

(New) Pope Francis - A Man Of His Word

Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 36 Min.
A personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to todays global questions.
Genre  Documentary

Rampage (Also in 3D)

Rated PG 13 For Sequences of Violence, Action and Destruction, Crude Gestures and Brief Language.
Running time 1 Hour, 47 Min.
Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton. Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend
Genre Science Fiction

Ready Player One (Also in 3D)

Rated PG 13 For Language, Bloody Images, Partial Nudity, Sci-Fi Action Violence and Some Suggestive Material
Running time 2 Hours, 20 Min.
In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone, the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality bending treasure hunt, he and his friends, known as the High Five, are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Genre SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure

The Rider

Rated R For Language and Drug Use
Running time 1 Hour, 44 Min.
Based on a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Genre Drama

Sherlock Gnomes

Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 26 Min.
When Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) first arrive in London with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting a new garden ready for spring. When everyone in the garden suddenly goes missing, theres only one gnome to call, Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp). The famous detective and sworn protector of the city shows up with his sidekick Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to investigate the case. The mystery soon leads the gnomes on a rollicking adventure as they meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of London. Also starring the voices of Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, and Mary Blige.
Genre Animated, Childrens, Action/Adventure

(New) Show Dogs

Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 32 Min.
After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the worlds most exclusive dog show. To find the panda, Max goes under cover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. With help from their new friends, the crime fighting duo must now foil another kidnapping plot and rescue other valuable animals from a gang of greedy smugglers.
Genre  Comedy, Action/Adventure

Super Trooper 2

Rated R For Drug Material, Crude Sexual Content, Language Throughout and Some Graphic Nudity
Running time 1 Hour, 43 Min
Everyones favorite law enforcement team is back by popular demand with the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic SUPER TROOPERS. When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers, Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Unconventional police work follows, and the result is SUPER TROOPERS 2.
Genre Comedy

(New) Tully (Released May 4)

Rated R For Some Sexuality/Nudity and Language
Running time 1 Hour, 34 Min.
Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).
Genre Comedy