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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 OFMARCH 24-30, 2017

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

  

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NEW MOVIES SINCE MARCH 3
CHIPS (RATED R)
LIFE (RATED R)
POWER RANGERS (RATED PG 13)
T2, TRAINSPOTTING  (RATED R)
WILSON (RATED R)

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MOVIE DESCRIPTIONS  

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


BEFORE I FALL

Rated PG 13 for mature thematic content involving drinking, sexuality, bullying, some violent images, and language - all involving teens. Running time  1 Hour, 39 Min.
Synopsis
Samantha Kingston is a young woman who has it all, the crush worthy boyfriend, amazing best friends and drop dead gorgeous looks. February 12 is just another charmed day in Sams life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day during one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery surrounding her death and discovers the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
Cast  Zoey Deutch, Elena Kampouris, Halston Sage, Jennifer Beals, G. Hannelius. Genre  Fantasy, Drama

 

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT
Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language including sexual references, and some drug use.
Running time  1 Hour, 28 Min.
Synopsis
A group of 80 Americans are locked in their highrise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the companys intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
Cast  John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Josh Brener
Genre Action/Adventure, Suspense


(NEW) CHIPS
Rated R for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use.
Running time  1 Hour, 41 Min.
Synopsis
Jon Baker and Frank Ponch Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi million dollar heist that may be an inside job, inside the CHP.
The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a real partnership is easier said than done. But with Bakers unique bike skills and Ponchs street savvy it might just work, if they don't drive each other crazy first.
Cast  Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Kristen Bell, Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody
Genre  Comedy



A DOGS PURPOSE
Rated PG.
Running time  2 Hours.
Synopsis
The soulful and surprising 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.
Cast  Britt Robertson, Bradley Cooper, Peggy Lipton, Dennis Quaid, Juliet Rylance
Genre  Comedy


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


HIDDEN FIGURES
Rated PG
Running time  2 Hours, 7 Min.
Synopsis
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, brilliant African American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history, the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nations confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Cast  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle MonŠe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons.
Genre  Drama



JOHN WICK, CHAPTER 2
Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.
Running time  2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis
Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the worlds deadliest killers.  
Cast  Keanu Reeves, Common, Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose.
Genre   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.


LA LA LAND

Rated PG 13 for some language.
Running time  2 Hours, 8 Min.
Synopsis
The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once in a lifetime love or the spotlight.
Cast  Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock.
Genre  Comedy


THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (ALSO IN 3D)
RATED PG.
Running time 1 Hour, 44 Min.
Synopsis
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The LEGO® Movie" a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Jokers hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Cast  Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes.
Genre  Animation



(NEW) LIFE
Rated R for language throughout, some sci-fi violence and terror.
Running time  1 Hour, 44 Min.
Synopsis
Life tells the story of the six member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history, the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
Cast  Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Arizona Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada.
Genre  Science Fiction/Fantasy


LION

Rated PG 13 for thematic material and some sensuality.
Running time  2 Hours
Synopsis
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.  Based on a true story.
Cast  Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Genre  Drama



LOGAN
Rated R for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.
Running time  2 Hours, 21 Min.
Synopsis
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logans attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Cast Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant
Genre Science Fiction, Action/Adventure


PATRIOTS DAY

Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use.
Running time
Synopsis
In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers, Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese and nurse Carol Saunders this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston that inspired the world.
Cast  Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan.
Genre  Drama


(NEW) POWER RANGERS
Rated PG 13
for sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.
Running time  2 Hours, 4 Min.
Synopsis
The story follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove, and the world, is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real life issues and before its too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Cast  Becky G, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery.
Genre  Science Fiction/Action/Adventure




THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Rated PG 13 for thematic elements, a violent image, sexuality and brief strong language.
Running time  1 Hour, 48 Min.
Synopsis
Tony Webster leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. 
Cast Michelle Dockery, Freya Mavor, Emily Mortimer, Charlotte Rampling, Jim Broadbent.
Genre  Drama


THE SHACK
Rated PG 13 for thematic material including some violence.
Running time  2 Hours, 12 Min.
Synopsis
The film takes us on a fathers uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Cast Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Ryan Robbins
Genre  Drama


(NEW) T2, TRAINSPOTTING

Rated R
for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence.
Running time  1 Hour, 57 Min.
Synopsis
First there was an opportunity, then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home.They are waiting for him, Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too, sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
Cast  Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner.
Genre  Drama


(NEW) WILSON

Rated R
for language throughout and some sexuality.
Running time  1 Hour, 34 Min.
Synopsis
Wilson is a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.
Cast  Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines, Isabella Amara.
Genre  Comedy


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