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Current Movies in Cinemas With Audio Description

The following is a list of movies AUDIO DESCRIBED IN ENGLISH now playing in USA local cinemas.  It is created weekly from a Newsletter distributed by Vicki Vogt and the Bay State Council of the Blind.  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.  All titles are included in our Master AD List and are announced weekly on Twitter and Facebook.

To learn more about AD in cinema, see our Audio Description in Movie Theaters page, or specifically Headsets for AD in Movie Theaters.  Listen also to this podcast:  Enjoying the Movies After Vision Loss with Audio Description.  And you will find movie reviews which include reviews of the quality of the audio description at MacTheMovieGuy.com.

LAST TITLE UPDATE:  Dec 2, 2022; count = 17 titles.  

New Movies in Cinemas This Week

Bones and All

2 Hours, 10 Min.
Rated: R for strong, bloody and disturbing violent content, language throughout, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Description:A story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey which takes them through the back roads, hidden passages and trap doors of Ronald Reagan's America. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.Trivia:Late in the film, when Maren and Lee are living together, Maren holds a copy of Clive Barker's novel Cabal in her hands. Similar to Bones and All (2022), Cabal, which Barker adapted into the film Nightbreed (1990), is the story of unnoticed "monsters" existing in a prejudiced society and lashing out when discovered.

The Inspection

1 Hour, 35 Min.
Rated: R for language throughout, sexual content, some nudity and violence.
Genre: Drama
Description:In Elegance Bratton's inspirational and deeply moving retelling of his own story, a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life.

Violent Night

1 Hour, 52 Min.
Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language throughout and some sexual references.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Description:A team of elite mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage. But the team isn't prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he's about to show why this Nick is no saint.

Current Movies in Cinemas

Black Adam

2 Hours, 4 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, intense action and some language.
Genre: Action, Fantasy, SciFi
Description:Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods-and imprisoned just as quickly-Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. Also stars Viola Davis and Pierce Brosman. Trivia: Dwayne Johnson once asked his fans which character he should play, superhero Shazam or supervillain Black Adam. His fans chose Black Adam.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

2 Hours, 41 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, action and some language.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Description:Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M'Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect the kingdom of Wakanda from intervening world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for their nation.

Devotion

2 Hours, 18 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for strong language, some war action/violence, and smoking.
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Description:A pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots (Glen Powell as Tom Hudner and Jonathan Majors as Jesse Brown) risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy's most celebrated wingmen. Note: Lt. Jesse L. Brown was the first African-American aviator for the US Navy.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

1 Hour, 46 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical.
Description:Follows the title reptile who lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. Lyle enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores and playing with the neighborhood kids but one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo. Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, do not like crocodiles, and Lyle tries to prove that he is not as bad as others might first think.

Prey for the Devil

2 Hours, 3 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for violent and disturbing content, terror, thematic elements and brief language.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Description:Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes she is answering a calling to be the first female exorcist... but who, or what, called her? In response to a global rise in demonic possessions, Ann seeks out a place at an exorcism school reopened by the Catholic Church. Until now these schools have only trained priests in the Rite of Exorcism - but a professor (Colin Salmon) recognizes Sister Ann's gifts and agrees to train her. Thrust onto the spiritual frontline with fellow student Father Dante (Christian Navarro), Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl, who Sister Ann believes is possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother years ago. Determined to root out the evil, Ann soon realizes the Devil has her right where he wants her.

She Said

2 Hours, 9 Min.
Rated: R for language and descriptions of sexual assault.
Genre: Docudrama, History
Description:New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.Based on the 2019 book of the same name by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

Smile

1 Hour, 55 Min.
Rated: R for strong violent content and grisly images, and language.
Genre: Horror
Description:After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.Trivia:To promote the film ahead of release, producers began placing random people in different public settings sporting the movie's unsettling grin, including behind home plate at several Major League Baseball games, and even during a broadcast of ABC's "Good Morning America".The cursed "smile people" wear bright, pastel colors while Rose wears dark, contrasting colors, showing the difference between happy and sad.

Spirited

2 Hours, 7 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for language, some suggestive material and thematic elements.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Description:A musical version of the classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens. A miserly man who treats everyone around him with terrible selfishness finds himself on a fantastical adventure into the three phases of time: past, present, and future, in order to discover how he ended up so miserable and alone. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell.

Strange World

1 Hour, 42 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy.
Description:The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest and most crucial mission.Trivia: With seven voice actors, it has the smallest main cast in a Disney movie to date.

The Banshees of Inisherin

1 Hour, 54 Min.
Rated: R for language throughout, some violent content and brief graphic nudity.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Description:Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic's repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend's resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.Trivia:"Banshee" is the anglicized term for "bean sí" from old Irish meaning, "woman of the fairy mound" or "fairy woman." She is a spirit in Irish folklore who heralds the death of a family member, usually by screaming, wailing, shrieking, or keening.When the film premiered at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival, it received a 15-minute standing ovation.

The Fablemans

2 Hours, 31 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for some strong language, thematic elements, brief violence and drug use.
Genre: Drama
Description:Loosely based on Spielberg's childhood growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, from age seven to eighteen, a young man named Sammy Fabelman discovers a shattering family secret, and explores how the power of movies help us see the truth about each other and ourselves.Trivia:This may likely be one of the last collaborations between Steven Spielberg and John Williams. According to reports, John Williams (who will turn 91 in February 2023) is planning to retire after composing Indiana Jones 5 (2023)For the scenes of Sammy filming his own 8mm films, Spielberg decided to have the character recreate the exact ones he made during his childhood, and worked with cinematographer Janusz Kaminski to ensure that they were portrayed as accurately as possible, but with improvements in the camera angles. A few of the films portrayed in this film include the western short film that he made with his fellow boy scout friends in order to earn his scouts merit badge, the war short film Escape to Nowhere (1961), in which he used his school bully by casting him in the lead role in an effort to face his fears, and Spielberg's recreation of the train wreck scene from Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).Spielberg remarked "It was joyful being able to recreate those films ... I shot a lot of films when I was a kid on 8mm. It was unique in those days. Not a lot of people were going out and shooting in 8mm. It was physical; it was a craft. You had to sit there with a...splicer, and then you had to scrape the emulsion off the film in order to get a seal so when you put glue on it, you literally glued the film together. And I must say, I miss it."

The Menu

1 Hour, 47 Min.
Rated: R for strong/disturbing violent content, language throughout and some sexual references.
Genre: Dark Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Description:A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.Trivia:Screenwriter Will Tracy came up with the idea of the story while visiting Bergen, Norway when he took a boat to a fancy restaurant on a nearby private island and realized they were stuck (or trapped) on the island until the meal was done.The lavish 'food' layouts were prepared by renowned French chef Dominique Crenn, the only female chef in the United States to attain three Michelin stars for her restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco (as of 2016). Though many of the cast and crew were often tempted to taste the delicacies between takes, they had to be reminded that the food items were predominantly props, and thus inedible.

The Woman King

2 Hours, 15 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing material, thematic content, brief language and partial nudity.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Description:The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar©-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for.

Ticket to Paradise

1 Hour, 44 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for some strong language and brief suggestive material.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Description:David (George Clooney) and Georgia (Julia Roberts), two divorced parents who can't stand each other, head to Bali after their daughter, Lily, announces her plans to marry a local islander she just met while on holiday. They decide to put aside their differences and work together to stop the wedding, believing that doing so will keep Lily from making a dreadful mistake similar to their own.Trivia:The fifth film for co-stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts after Ocean's Eleven (2001), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004), and Money Monster (2016).After doing the romantic comedy One Fine Day (1996), George Clooney said he would never do any more rom-coms, and that he'd only do dramas, mostly with a social message. This is the first full-blown rom-com he's done since then, 1996.