Mother

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfieffer, Domnhall Gleeson, and Kristin Wiig. Directed By: Darren Aronofsky Where I Watched It: Amazon English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Jedidiah Barton The Plot: I wish I could explain this in a way that actually reflects the plot of the film. But, a young girl (Lawrence) and her husband (Bardem) live in a house that is unlike any other. She begins to have her life upended when a visitor (Harris) arrives, but he will not be the last visitor. What Does or Does Not Work: This … Continue reading Mother

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 23rd

Once again, I managed to squeeze in Episode 5 of this strange new limited series about the end of democracy. I don’t recognize any of the actors, and it’s airing on multiple channels, and it doesn’t have audio description. But here are some other programs… 1) Ozark (Netflix) English Audio Description Available?: Yes As I inch closer to the finale, I realize more and more that I will not be getting the ending to this show that I need. You know that Dark Knight quote? You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 23rd

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 22nd

Nerd Day! A bunch of things aimed at a very specific group all dropped today. All of this, plus I managed a multiverse of madness. 1) The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Maybe it was the dance fight. No, it was definitely the dance fight, dream sequenced or not, that sent this episode to the top of my rankings chart. Really happy to have this show back for another 10 episodes. I was wondering when they were going to address the Vanya/Elliot Page need to transition the character, but not in the first episode would be that … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 22nd

Fire Island

Starring: Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, James Scully, Conrad Ricamora, Matt Roger’s, Tomas Matos, and Zane Phillips. Directed By: Andrew Ahn Where I Watched It: Hulu English Audio Description Available?: Yes, finally Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Julian Smith The Plot: A very Jane Austen inspired story sends a group of friends to a gay weekend on Fire Island where they look to have fun, dance, and get laid. Noah (Booster) is particularly interested in getting his best friend Howie (Yang) laid, so he commits himself to celibacy until he finds Howie the perfect match. Then their … Continue reading Fire Island

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 21st

Since starting doing this daily instead of weekly, i think I’ve always managed at least 5 shows. These January 6th hearings, plus trying to watch a movie everyday is throwing my rhythm off. And, you know, I don’t actually sit in front of a TV all day. 1) The Staircase (HBOMAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes I was impressed pretty much right out of the gate with this HBO Limited series. No, I didn’t watch the Netflix doc. But, Colin Firth doesn’t usually, if ever, drop his accent, so hearing him pull off an American accent was interesting in itself. … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 21st

Four Brothers

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre 3000, Garret Hedlund, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sofia Vergara, Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, Taraji P Henson, and Fionula Flanagan. Directed By: John Singleton Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: Four brothers (Wahlberg/Gibson/3000/Hedlund) return to their stomping grounds upon news that their mother (Flanagan) responsible for raising them was killed. How could someone shoot a nice old lady like that, and why? These four brothers are going to get some answers, and some revenge. What works: Yes, this is my first time through this. I acknowledge the randomness of me picking … Continue reading Four Brothers

We Feed People

Documentary Ron Howard Where I Watched it: Hulu English Audio Description Available?: No The plot: Basically an overview of Chef Jose Andres and the work he does with his charity to feed people who are displaced and trying to survive after a major disaster. What Works: I wanted to watch this, even though it had no audio description, because it was a topic I was interested in hearing a bit more about. In general, I got a solid documentary about a person trying to get food to people in need. It’s about Chef Andres and his personal life, talking to … Continue reading We Feed People

Halftime

Documentary Directed By: Amanda McKelly Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes I thought about sitting down and writing a serious review of Halftime, but halftime isn’t really deserving of the full service. Who is this movie for? Jennifer Lopez fans. That’s really all this is. It seems to want you to believe it is more than just a cute fan documentary, but it’s not. There are three films thrown in here together, trying to masquerade as one complete film, but they are three ideas that work very differently as different films. There’s the one film that … Continue reading Halftime

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 20th

A bit of a mixed bag today. Definitely a wider range of quality than on Sunday. 1) Outer Range (amazon) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Things really heated up in this episode. The interim sSheriff showed she’s a lot smarter than people give her credit for, Royal threatened the land commissioner who clearly did not feel threatened, and someone else now knows about the black hole. That was definitely a way to end that episode. I thought Will Payton was going into the hole, but turns out… well I’ll find out next week. This is what TV watching should be. … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 20th

The Godfather part II

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazole, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, and Bruno Kirby. Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola Where i Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes Narrated By: Inger Tudor My great shame is behind me, and now I have to live a new great shame. The fact that I had only ever seen the first film in The Godfather trilogy, despite the acclaim and classic status that Part 2 reached, is probably something I’ve been aware of dodging my whole life. And I don’t really know why. i don’t know why … Continue reading The Godfather part II

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 19th

Today, I put myself in the position of having to choose between some heavy hitters for the top spot. Let’s just accept that this was a great day for television, for me at least. 1) Hacks (HBO MAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes In the 4th episode of season,Deborah finds out she’s been booked on a lesbian cruise, which causes her to need to examine her material as she is very aware that lesbians do not like her. After making the effort to have fun, Deborah starts to believe that this might be her community after all, but she still … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 19th

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 18th

I definitely watched too much TV on a rainy Saturday. 1) Gaslit (Starz) English Audio Description Available?: No I hate to put. Shows that don’t have audio description on top, but there was no denying the penultimate hour of Gaslit, which should serve as a For Your Consideration reel for the series two leads, Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, whose marriage finally comes to a screeching halt as secrets are revealed, and things are said that can’t be unsaid. Robert’s performance in this series is brilliance, but Penn brings a new raging fire to Mitchell, attacking for dominance. He’s scary … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 18th

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 17th

It’s time to make the donuts. 1) The Boys (Amazon) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Where to begin? The brilliant cameos by Paul Reiser and Seth Rogen? How about that stepdad that is pro-Homelander trying to have some conversation with Milk about how awesome Homelander is. Or that musical number? or Mave and Butcher? There’s really no way around it, this show never bores me. And it seems to find a new way to be outlandish every time out. Episode Grade: A 2) Barry (HBO/HBO MAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes After the shock of trying to remember what the … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 17th

Father Of The Bride Part II

Starring: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams Paisley, George Newbern, Kieran Culkin, and Martin Short. Directed By: Charles Shier Where I Watched It: In my house. English Audio Description Available?: Apparently. Narrated By: Sounded like SkyNet to me Another film I’m already familiar with, and touching base on just to refresh my Father Of the Bride knowledge heading into the Andy Garcia remake. Not only is this a sequel, but it’s also a remake of a sequel, Father’s little Dividend, a sequel to Father of The Bride starring Spencer Tracy. yes, back in the 1950’s they were still whores for … Continue reading Father Of The Bride Part II

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 16th

Today, once again a large chunk of my day was taken up by non-TV shows. There was a hearing, and i managed two movies. So this feels like a lower count of TV shows than usual, which makes it easier for the winner. 1) Ozark (Netflix) English Audio Description Available?: Yes In the 10th episode of the final season, Marty spent most of the episode trying to get a guy to convince to something we’re al pretty sure he didn’t do. Meanwhile, the Julia Garner vs Laura Linney face off is getting perfect as Ruth actually managed to outsmart her … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 16th