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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:  Jul 1, 2022; count = 15 titles.  

New Movies in Cinemas This Week

Marcel,The Shell with Shoes On

1 Hour, 30 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy
Description:Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

1 Hour, 27 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, SciFi
Description:In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making back-up from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto - a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please - deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons, and pull off their first missions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin), Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn't go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Mr. Malcolm’s List

1 Hour, 57 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Description: When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (??p?? Drís). Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto) to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman...or the perfect hoax.

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

2 Hours, 10 Min.
Not Rated
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Description:Based by the life of ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan who was framed of being a spy and arrested in 1994. Though free, he is still fighting for justice, with those police officials who have falsely implicated him, still free.

The Forgiven

1 Hour, 57 Min.
Rated: R for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and brief violence.
Genre: Drama
Description:Speeding through the Moroccan desert to attend an old friend’s lavish weekend party, wealthy Londoners David and Jo Henninger (Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain) are involved in a tragic accident with a local teenage boy. Arriving late at the grand villa with the debauched party raging, the couple attempts to cover up the incident with the collusion of the local police. But when the boy’s father arrives seeking justice, the stage is set for a tension-filled culture clash in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences. Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard).

Current Movies in Cinemas

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

2 Hours, 6 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, frightening images and some language.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Description:In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Also starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Sam Raimi (2002’s Spider-Man).

Downton Abbey: A New Era

2 Hours, 4 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance
Description:From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event Downton Abbey: A New Era. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Joining the original cast members are Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West. Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) directs.

Elvis

2 Hours, 39 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for substance abuse, strong language, suggestive material and smoking.
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Description:From Oscar-nominated visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) comes the epic new musical biography Elvis. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Oscar winner Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

Everything Everywhere All at Once

2 Hours, 20 Min.
Rated: R for some violence, sexual material and language.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, SciFi
Description:Everything Everywhere All At Once is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an aging Chinese immigrant (Michelle Yeoh, “Star Trek: Discovery,” Crazy Rich Asians, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) who is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels.

Jurrasic World: Dominion

2 Hours, 27 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of action, some violence and language.
Genre: Action, Adventure, SciFi
Description:Experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking adventure that spans the globe. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. New cast members include DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, Dichen Lachman, Scott Haze and Campbell Scott. The film’s returning cast includes BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, Justice Smith as Franklin Webb, Daniella Pineda as Dr. Zia Rodriguez and Omar Sy as Barry Sembenè.

Lightyear

1 Hour, 45 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, SciFi
Description:Disney’s animated sci-fi action adventure is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy. Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits (Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, Taika Waititi) and his charming robot companion cat, Sox (Peter Sohn). Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg (James Brolin), an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda. Directed by Angus MacLane (co-director of Finding Dory).

The Bad Guys

1 Hour, 40 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family.
Description:After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -- becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they're turning good.Based on the children's book series of the same name written by Aaron Blabey.

The Black Phone

1 Hour, 43 Min.
Rated: R for violence, bloody images, language and some drug use.
Genre: Horror
Description:Finney Shaw is a shy but clever 13-year-old boy who is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of no use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer's previous victims. And they are dead-set on making sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Finney.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie

1 Hour, 42 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for rude/suggestive material and language.
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Description:Get ready for mystery, meat and mayhem! The Bob’s Burgers Movie is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running, Emmy-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob's Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.

Top Gun: Maverick

2 Hours, 11 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some strong language.
Genre: Action, Drama
Description: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.