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Current Movies With Audio Description

AUDIO DESCRIBED MOVIES
(generally updated 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 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.  Movies which have AD tracks available on Actiview are so-noted.  All titles are included in our Master AD ListLAST TITLE UPDATE:  Oct 11, 2019; count = 15 titles.

New Movies This Week

Gemini Man

Rated PG 13 for violence and action throughout, and brief strong language
Running time: 1 Hour, 57 Min.
Synopsis:
Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is an elite 51-year-old assassin who's ready to call it quits after completing his 72nd job. His plans get turned upside down when he becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, Brogan soon learns that the man who's trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Jexi

Rated R for strong/crude sexual content and language throughout, some drug use and graphic nudity
Running time: 1 Hour, 24 Min.
Synopsis:
Phil (Adam Devine) has a major dependency issue -- he's addicted to his cellphone. He has no friends and his love life is nonexistent. Forced to upgrade to a new phone, Phil soon learns that the latest model comes with Jexi -- an artificial intelligence life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With its help, he begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on the phone, Jexi starts to morph into a tech nightmare that's determined to keep Phil all to itself.
Genre: Comedy

Lucy in the Sky

Rated R for language and some sexual content
Running time: 2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis:
In LUCY IN THE SKY, Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she's deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy's world suddenly feels too small, her connection with reality slowly unravels.
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Drama

The Addams Family

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 27 Min.
Synopsis:
Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family -- Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma -- are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams' eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood.
Genre: Animation, Family

Current Movies

Abominable

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 37 Min.
Synopsis:
After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. But to do so, they must stay one step ahead of a wealthy financier and a determined zoologist who want to capture the beast for their own gain.
Genre: Animated, Action/Adventure

Ad Astra

Rated PG 13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong language.
Running time: 2 Hours, 4 Min.
Synopsis:
Thirty years ago, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones) led a voyage into deep space, but the ship and crew were never heard from again. Now his son (Brad Pitt) -- a fearless astronaut -- must embark on a daring mission to Neptune to uncover the truth about his missing father and a mysterious power surge that threatens the stability of the universe.
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy, Mystery, Action/Adventure.

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Rated R For Language Throughout, Some Drug Material and Sexuality.
Running time: 1 Hour, 43 Min.
Synopsis:
A hard-partying woman (Jillian Bell) receives a startling wake-up call when a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated to lose weight, she soon takes up running to help her prepare for her ultimate goal -- competing in the New York City Marathon.
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Downton Abbey

Rated PG
Running time: 2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis:
Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants -- setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans.
Genre: Drama

Hustlers

Rated R For pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity
Running time: 1 Hour, 50 Min.
Synopsis:
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu.
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Suspense/Thriller

It: Chapter Two

Rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material.
Running time: 2 Hours, 49 Min.
Synopsis:
Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with "IT Chapter Two," the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, kids are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all...putting them directly in the path of the clown that has become deadlier than ever.
Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller

Joker

Rated R For Strong Bloody Violence, Brief Sexual Images, Language and Disturbing Behavior.
Running time: 2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis:
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. Also starring Robert De Niro.
Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Judy

Rated PG 13
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
Genre: Drama, Music/Performing Arts

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Rated R For Language Throughout, Drug Use, Sexual References and Some Strong Graphic Violence
Running time: 2 Hours, 39 Min.
Synopsis:
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
Genre: Drama/Thriller

Rambo: Last Blood

Rated R for strong graphic violence, grisly images, drug use and language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 30 Min.
Synopsis:
When a friend's daughter is kidnapped, Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) crosses the U.S.-Mexico border to bring her home but finds himself up against one of Mexico's most ruthless cartels.
Genre: Action/Adventure

The Lion King

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
Simba (Donald Glover) idolizes his father, King Mufasa (James Earl Jones), and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofu), Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Genre: Family, Animals, Drama, Action/Adventure

Vision Portraits [Added by ADP; see schedule below]

Rated Not rated
Running time: 1 hour 18 minutes
Synopsis: VISION PORTRAITS is a deeply personal documentary by award-winning filmmaker Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother) as he explores how his loss of vision may impact his creative future, and what it means to be a blind or visually impaired creative artist. It's a celebration of the possibilities of art created by a Manhattan photographer (John Dugdale), a Bronx-based dancer (East Texas native Kayla Hamilton), a Canadian writer (Ryan Knighton) and the filmmaker himself, who each experience varying degrees of visual impairment. Using archival material alongside new illuminating interviews and observational footage of the artists at work, Evans has created a tantalizing meditation on blindness and creativity, a sensual work that opens our minds to new possibilities. Genre: Documentary
LIMITED SHOWINGS AS FOLLOWS
* 8/23 in Los Angeles at Laemmle Royal
* 8/30 in San Francisco at Landmark Opera Plaza
* 9/6 in Philadelphia at Landmark Ritz Theatres
* 9/13 in Washington, D.C. at Landmark West End
* 9/20 in Chicago at Facets Cinematheque