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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.

LAST TITLE UPDATE:  Jan 20, 2022; count = 20 titles.  

New Movies in Cinemas This Week

Redeeming Love

2 Hours, 14 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual content, partial nudity, and strong violent content.
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Description:Based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, REDEEMING LOVE is a powerful story of relentless love and perseverance as a young couple's relationship clashes with the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850. It is a life-changing story of the power of unconditional and all-consuming love.

The King’s Daughter

1 Hour, 30 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Description:King Louis XIV's (Pierce Brosnan) quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.Based on the 1997 novel The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre. The film stars Pierce Brosnan as King Louis XIV, Kaya Scodelario as Marie-Josphe, and Benjamin Walker as Yves De La Croix.Principal photography began in early April 2014 in Versailles, France. After the two-week shoot in France, production then began on April 23 in Melbourne, Australia. Shooting wrapped up at the end of May 2014.but wasn’t released until now.

The Tiger Rising

1 Hour, 42 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Family
Description:Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid star in this beloved tale based on the New York Times best-selling book by Kate DiCamillo (Newbery Award winning author of Because of Winn-Dixie.) When 12-year-old Rob Horton (Christian Convery) discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild and life begins to change in the most unexpected ways. With the help of a wise and mysterious maid, Willie May (Queen Latifah) and the stubborn new girl in school (Madalen Mills), he navigates through childhood memories, heartache, and wondrous adventures in this heartwarming adaptation.

Current Movies in Cinemas

American Underdog

1 Hour, 52 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Bio, Drama, Sports
DescriptionAmerican Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stocking shelves at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player—but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination. Also starring Dennis Quaid.

Dune

2 Hours, 35 Min
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material
Genre: Action/Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy
Description:Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) directs this big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name, Little Women), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Supporting cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster, with Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.

Encanto

1 Hour, 49 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Description:Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Encanto" tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal - every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope.Trivia: Mirabel is the first female Disney protagonist to wear glasses.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

2 Hours, 4 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for supernatural action and some suggestive references.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Description:From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In the action comedy Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman and stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Annie Potts and Paul Rudd.Trivia: Finn Wolfhard (who plays Trevor) did not know he was auditioning for Ghostbusters as the audition sides were purposefully kept to be generic and vague as the movie was being developed under secrecy.

House of Gucci

2 Hours, 38 Min.
Rated: R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence.
Genre: Drama, Crime
Description:Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino star in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.Trivia: Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Margot Robbie, and Natalie Portman were considered for the role of Patrizia Reggiani.

Licorice Pizza

2 Hours, 13 Min.
Rated: R for language, sexual material and some drug use.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Description:Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Phantom Thread, There Will Be Blood), the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love. Also starring Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper and Benny Safdie.Trivia: The main influences on this film were American Graffiti (1973) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Fast Times was also set in the San Fernando Valley, and features a scene set in an actual Licorice Pizza record store.Alana's family is played by her real life family members. She and her sisters are the members of Haim, a Grammy nominated rock band. Paul Thomas Anderson previously directed a number of music videos for Haim, and when he was a child, his elementary art school teacher was Donna Haim, the mother of the girls. This film was partly inspired by a crush he had on her when he was her student.

Munich: The Edge of War

2 Hours, 10 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for some strong language, thematic elements, smoking and brief violence.
Genre: Bio, Drama, History, Thriller
Description:Based on the international bestseller by Robert Harris. It is Autumn 1938 and Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain's government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With the pressure building, Hugh Legat, British civil servant, and Paul von Hartmann, German diplomat, travel to Munich for the emergency Conference. As negotiations begin, the two old friends find themselves at the center of a web of political subterfuge and very real danger.

Nightmare Alley

2 Hours, 30 Min.
Rated: R for strong/bloody violence, some sexual content, nudity and language.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Description:When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a traveling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent yet. Nightmare Alley is written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth).

Scream

1 Hour, 54 Min.
Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language throughout and some sexual references.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Description:Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new Ghostface emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.Trivia: When Scream 5 is released on January 14th, 2022, it will have been 25 years and 25 days since the original film, which came out on December 20th, 1996.

Sing 2

1 Hour, 50 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Description:This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination's smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet - all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There's just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world's most reclusive rock star - played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut - to join them.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

2 Hours, 29 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of action/violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, SciFi
Description:For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man (Tom Holland), our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. Also starring Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau and Marisa Tomei. Directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: Homecoming).Trivia: When Peter Parker is suiting up on top of the car, there is a taxi cab behind him. The taxi's numbers read 1228. This is a reference to Stan Lee's birthday which is December 28, 1922.

The 355

2 Hours, 12 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, brief strong language, and suggestive material.
Genre: Action, Thriller.
Description:When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Oscar©-nominated actress Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger, In the Fade), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Oscar© winner Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Oscar© winner Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move.Trivia: The title is a reference to agent 355 which was the codename of an unidentified female spy who fought for the Patriots during the American Revolution.

The King’s Man

2 Hours, 11 Min.
Rated: R for sequences of strong/bloody violence, language, and some sexual material.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Description:As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man, starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson and Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Kingsman: The Secret Service).

The Matrix Resurrections

2 Hours, 28 Min.
Rated: R for violence and some language.
Genre: Action, SciFi
Description:From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes The Matrix Resurrections, the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity. The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.Trivia: Filming in San Francisco caused irritation among residents and city workers after damage was inflicted to buildings and street lights. As in the case of other productions like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) (both 2021), the producers had to pay $420,000 to the San Francisco Police Department so they could film in the city.

The Tragedy of Macbeth

1 Hour, 45 Min.
Rated: R for Violence
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Description:Emotions rage unchecked and time is running out in Joel Coen’s propulsive, boldly cinematic adaptation of The Tragedy of Macbeth—a tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning. Shakespeare’s thriller-prototype is stripped to its rawest psychological dimensions in this portrait of a powerful married couple who plunge into a last-chance crime with devastating consequences. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand are a late middle-aged Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Coen’s faithful yet inventive, high-velocity vision of the tragedy. They are older, warier, more urgently striving against a merciless clock as they seize together upon a final opportunity for power. Then, they unleash carnage. In the headlong spiral of chaos that follows, their hopes for one another unravel, terror mounts, and regret enshrouds every inch of their wrecked world.Trivia:The first solo directorial effort by Joel Coen. All of his previous films have been co-directed by his brother Ethan Coen The ninth collaboration between director Joel Coen and his wife Frances McDormand.The whole movie was shot on a soundstage. Everything was built. Except an element of the last shot in the movie, there isn't a single exterior shot.Shot in 36 days which was the shortest shooting Joel Coen has done. Most of the shoot was completed several months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.Was filmed completely in black and white.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

1 Hour, 37 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references.
Genre: Action, SciFi, Thriller
Description:Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters, in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, and Woody Harrelson in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

West Side Story

2 Hours, 36 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for some strong violence, strong language, thematic content, suggestive material and brief smoking.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Description:Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works). Moreno—one of only three artists to be honored with Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Peabody Awards—also serves as one of the film’s executive producers.Trivia: This film marks the first time Steven Spielberg has directed a musical. Spielberg previously developed a semi-autobiographical musical film titled "Reel to Reel" in the early 1980s, but the project was eventually abandoned.Screenwriter Tony Kushner has stated the film will be more in line with the original book by Arthur Laurents than the 1961 film adaptation.