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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. Additions to this list are posted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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. Live in the UK? Visit the YourLocalCinema website.

LAST TITLE UPDATE: Jul 15, 2024; count = 17 titles.

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Current Cinema Described Titles

Recent Additions

The following 6 titles were added on Jul 15. Other recent additions may be noted in the listing.

CURRENT TITLES AVAILABLE

TOTAL: 17 titles.

New Movies in Cinemas This Week

Dandelion

1 Hour, 55 Min.
Rated: R for sexuality/nudity and language.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Description: It follows a singer-songwriter in a downward spiral as she takes a last effort gig at a motorcycle rally in South Dakota where she meets Casey, a guitarist who walked away from his dream long ago.

Longlegs

1 Hour, 41 Min.
Rated: R for bloody violence, disturbing images and some language.
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Description: FBI Agent Lee Harker (Maika Monroe) is a gifted new recruit assigned to the unsolved case of an elusive serial killer (Nicholas Cage). As the case takes complex turns, unearthing evidence of the occult, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer and must race against time to stop him before he claims the lives of another innocent family.Trivia:Writer and director Osgood Perkins is horror movie "royalty." He is a son of Anthony Perkins, the actor who was best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.Many of Longlegs' encrypted messages contain misspellings and poor grammar after being decoded. This is an homage to the Zodiac Killer, who was also known for his coded messages containing typos, which often made it more difficult to decode his message.The end credits scroll down instead of up.Test audiences praised Nicolas Cage's performance and mentioned that he was so off putting that it could potentially scare viewers off.

Sing 2

1 Hour, 50 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Description: With his theatrical company a local success, Buster Moon is dreaming of bigger things. Unfortunately, when a talent scout dismisses their work as inadequate for the big time, Buster is driven to prove her wrong, and he inspires his players to gamble everything to sneak into a talent audition in Redshore City for demanding entertainment mogul Jimmy Crystal. Against the odds, they catch his interest with some frantic creative improvisation and even more desperate lies, like personally knowing reclusive rock star Clay Calloway, who has not been seen in 15 years. Now faced with a tight production window with only a vague story idea and dire consequences for failure, Buster and his friends must all stretch their talents put on a show. The gang's challenges seem insurmountable, but each of them finds new inspirations and friends where they least expect them to pursue an artistic dream worthy of them.
*** This movie has a description track available via SPECTRUM ACCESS ***

The Lion King 30th Anniversary

1 Hour, 28 Min.
Rated: G
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Description: A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?Trivia:The first Disney cartoon to be dubbed into Zulu for its African release.A few weeks before the film opened, Sir Elton John was given a special screening. Noticing that the film's love song had been left out, he successfully lobbied Jeffrey Katzenberg to have the song put back in. Later, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" won him an Academy Award for Best Original Song.Adult Simba's mane was supposedly inspired by Jon Bon Jovi's hair.Pumbaa the Warthog was the first character in Disney films to exhibit flatulence.The wildebeest stampede took Disney's CG department approximately three years to animate. A new computer program had to be written for the CG wildebeest stampede that allowed hundreds of computer generated animals to run but without colliding into each other.

Touch

2 Hours, 1 Min.
Rated: R for some sexuality
Genre: Drama, Romance
Description: A romantic and thrilling story that spans several decades and continents; Touch follows one man's emotional journey to find his first love who disappeared 50 years ago, before his time runs out.

Other Movies in Cinemas

A Quiet Place: Day One

1 Hour, 40 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for terror and violent content/bloody images.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Description: A woman named Sam finds herself trapped in New York City during the early stages of an invasion by alien creatures with ultrasonic hearing

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

1 Hour, 55 Min.
Rated: R for strong violence, language throughout and some sexual references.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Description: When their former captain is implicated in corruption, two Miami police officers have to work to clear his name.

Despicable Me 4

1 Hour, 34 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Description: Gru, Lucy, Margo, Edith, and Agnes welcome a new member to the family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal and his girlfriend Valentina, and the family is forced to go on the run.

Fly Me to the Moon

2 Hours, 12 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for strong language and smoking.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Description: Brought in to fix NASA's public image, marketing maven Kelly Jones (Scarlett Johansson) wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis's (Channing Tatum) already difficult task of putting a man on the moon. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as backup.

Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1

3 Hours, 1 Min.
Rated: R for violence, some nudity and sexuality.
Genre: Drama, Western
Description: Explore the lure of the Old West and how it was won-and lost-through the blood, sweat and tears of many. Spanning the four years of the Civil War, from 1861 to 1865, embark on an emotional journey across a country at war with itself, experienced through the lens of families, friends and foes all attempting to discover what it truly means to be the United States of America.

IF

1 Hour, 44 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Description: A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone's imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up. The title of the film, "IF" is not meant to be the word "if" but an abbreviation of the term "imaginary friend."

Inside Out 2

1 Hour, 36 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy.
Description: Teenager Riley's mind headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions. Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who've long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren't sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she's not alone.

Kinds of Kindness

2 Hours, 44 Min.
Rated: R for strong/disturbing violent content, strong sexual content, full nudity and language.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Description: A triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

2 Hours, 25 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence/action.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Description: The new Apes movie is set many years after the conclusion of 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes. Many apes' societies have grown from when the Moses-like Caesar brought his people to an oasis, while humans have been reduced to a feral-like existence. Some ape groups have never heard of Caesar, while others have contorted his teaching to build burgeoning empires. In this setting, one ape leader begins to enslave other groups to find human technology, while another ape, who watched his clan be taken, embarks on a journey to find freedom. A young human woman becomes key to the latter's quest, although she has plans of her own.

MaXXXine

1 Hour, 43 Min.
Rated: R for strong violence, gore, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use.
Genre: Crime, Horror
Description: In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. But as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

The Bikeriders

1 Hour, 56 Min.
Rated: R for language throughout, violence, some drug use and brief sexuality.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Description: THE BIKERIDERS captures a rebellious time in America when the culture and people were changing. After a chance encounter at a local bar, strong-willed Kathy (Jodie Comer) is inextricably drawn to Benny (Austin Butler), the newest member of Midwestern motorcycle club, the Vandals led by the enigmatic Johnny (Tom Hardy). Much like the country around it, the club begins to evolve, transforming from a gathering place for local outsiders into a dangerous underworld of violence, forcing Benny to choose between Kathy and his loyalty to the club.

Thelma

1 Hour, 37 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for strong language.
Genre: Action, Comedy
Description: When 93-year-old Thelma Post (June Squibb) gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her.