Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (A Second Look)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L Jackson, Ray Park, Ahmed Best, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels, and Terence Stamp. Directed By: George Lucas Where I Watched it: Disney Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: Media Access Group Narrated By: Miles Neff The Plot: It’s Star Wars. Thoughts On The movie: This is somewhere around the 4th time I’ve seen The Phantom Menace, but first doing so blind. That being said, in a way, Jake Lloyd and his performance has aged well. I’ve actually come to appreciate how anti-Vader he is, and … Continue reading Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (A Second Look)

Editorial: Following Chip N Dale, What Does Audio Description Sound Like?

When I started into my journey of relaunching at the beginning of the year, it came from the place of a lover of all things film and television, constantly running into my new found blind and visually impaired friends and the discussions we would have about audio description. either, the lack thereof, the small selection, the wide range in quality, how action and science fiction films aren’t described well, or any of the various statements that usually followed with I don’t watch much TV anymore, or I just like to read now. I personally think audio description on the whole … Continue reading Editorial: Following Chip N Dale, What Does Audio Description Sound Like?

The Too Much TV Roundup- May 21st

Yesterday, I watched quite a bit of non-described programming with my mom, who tries her best to let me know what’s happening. But, there’s a very small overlap in the Venn Diagram of shows we both enjoy. Here are my rankings from yesterday. 1) Hacks (HBO MAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Kicking off Season 2 officially, this series is just as hilarious as ever, and jean smart is living the role of her lifetime. Hopefully, this show wil stay on as long as the writing is good. Episode Grade: A 2) The Marvelous Ms Maisel (Amazon) English Audio Description … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- May 21st

Chip N Dale’s Rescue rangers

Featuring the Voices of: Andy Samberg, John Mulaney, Will Arnett, Keegan Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Eric Bana, Dennis Haysbert, Flula Borg, Tress MacNeille, Tim Robinson, Rachel Bloom, Jorma Taccone, and actual performances from Kiki Lane and JK Simmons. Directed By: Akiva Schaffer Where I Watched it: Disney Plus English Audio Description Available?: Technically, yes. Due to the nature of this review, which will be abundantly clear, I’ve chosen to not include the narration team behind this film. Read on, and discover why. It’s a personal choice, and I won’t be changing my mind. They should be allowed to Alan Smithee … Continue reading Chip N Dale’s Rescue rangers

The Too Much TV Roundup- May 20th

Yet another great day in television. I haven’t even started to watch Heartstopper, and it has already been picked up for seasons 2 and 3. It didn’t even need my help to survive. Of course, there are dozens of shows I’ve never watched, that keep getting renewed. You can’t watch everything. 1) The Last Days Of Ptolemy Gray (Apple Plus) English Audio Description Available?: Yes third episode in, and I keep getting more invested, and more hooked in this terrific Apple limited that features an amazing performance by Samuel l jackson. If you didn’t get a chance to check it … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- May 20th

A Journal For Jordan

Starring: Michael B Jordan, Chante Adams, Jalon Christian, and Robert Wisdom. Directed By: Denzel Washington Where I Watched It: VOD English Audio Description Available?: Yes Narration Provided By: The Media Access Group Narrated By Ingrid Tudor The Plot: A single mother (Adams) faces the struggle of raising her young son, jordan, by herself after her fiancée died. However, before his passing, he wrote down all of his hopes, dreams, thoughts, and wisdom for his son in a journal, which she reads to him when he’s too young to read, and alter gives it to him when he’s old enough to … Continue reading A Journal For Jordan

The Too Much tV Roundup- May 19th

I had a fun little day with some great shows. I feel like overall Thursday’s crop was stronger than Wednesday’s. 1) Reacher (Amazon) English Audio Description Available?: Yes This show is addictive. in Episode 6, every episode has some heart pumping action, and intense sequences. Since I didn’t read the book, and it seems like no one is safe from being killed, other than Jack Reacher, I feel like anyone could die at any time. And that raises the stakes of every episode. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences from a new show I’ve had in quite … Continue reading The Too Much tV Roundup- May 19th

Senior Year

Starring: Rebel Wilson, Angourie Rice, Chris Parnell, Mary Holland, Sam Richardson, Justin Hartley, Zoe Chau, Jade Bender, Michael Cimino, and Alicia Silverstone. Alex Hardcastle Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: International Digital Center Narration Written By: Ron Rickford Narrated By: Toni Gannon An unpopular girl transforms herself into the most popular girl in school with the hottest boyfriend, captain of the cheerleading squad, and dreams of becoming prom queen. Unless her nemesis Tiffany stands in her way. Or, unless while doing a cheerleading stunt, she collapses and enters a 20 year coma, wakes … Continue reading Senior Year

The Too Much TV Roundup- May 18th

Not really a banner day for television watching, though I got at least one season finale out of my way. 1) Minx (HBO MAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes In episode 6, they are still trying desperately to save the magazine, and are doing so against some pushback, shown in the form of a somewhat cartoonish feminist group, that one of our characters is dragged to on the chance that afterward they’d meet about having her write for Minx. Instead, she gets bombarded with phrases like “all marriage is rape”, which feels like the kind of statement put in there … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- May 18th

The Tinder Swindler

Documentary Directed By: Felicity Morris Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By X Trax Narration Written By: Maury Morrison Narrated By: Thomas Reid Special Note: I wrote this review, and have decided to leave it as is because of the schadenfreude factor for my beloved readers. Yes, I always thought my screen reader was saying the word “Tender”, and not “Tinder” and at no point did that seem odd to me, like I needed to check my spelling. Because, the guy is being tender… in his seducing these women. So that made sense. But, … Continue reading The Tinder Swindler

The Too Much TV Roundup- May 17th

Welcome back to some quick rankings and reviews of the shows I’m watching, and where they are landing on my list.As always, those without audio description will be noted. 1) The Rookie (ABC/Hulu) English Audio Description Available?: Yes I love the guy that does the narration for this. I don’t know who it is because what’s listed at the very beginning sound like two corporations, and not a guy. But whoever he is, he has made this season of The Rookie so entertaining. He reads everything with a level of excitement that makes you feel like you’re watching a show … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- May 17th

Our Father

Documentary Directed By: Lucy Jordan Where i Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description provided By: international Digital Center Narrated By: Brian The Plot: A Blumhouse production, the film follows a group of adults who slowly realize, through the advent of DNA sites like Ancestry and 23 and me, that the fathers they all grew up with is not their father. As they all slowly start to uncover the truth, the result is more shocking and disturbing than a simple answer like “we used a donor”, “You’re adopted”, or something still life altering, but relatively normal. no, all … Continue reading Our Father

Old

Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, and Embeth Davidtz. Directed By: M Night Shyamalan Where i Watched It: HBO MAX English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: The Media Acccess Group Narrated By: Roy Samuelson The Plot: On a remote beach, a group of random strangers have all won a random trip to a swanky resort, where a quick day trip to an isolated part of the island leaves them trapped in a place where time moves at its own speed, and these strangers start aging rapidly. Can they escape before it’s too … Continue reading Old

The Too Much TV Roundup- May 16th

Despite actually having to work at my job yesterday (Yes, i still have one of those), I still managed to knock out a fair amount of programming. Who earned the top spot from this random assortment? 1) Bridgerton (Netflix) English Audio Description Available?: Yes You know, i never quite commend Bridgerton for all the great audio description, but this is top notch. Lots of comments about heaving bosoms, which when you think about how many watch this program for the escapist romantic entanglements, makes a certain kind of description really appropriate. Plus, with such a wide ensemble, I somehow never … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- May 16th

Sneakerella

Starring: Chosen Jacobs, Lexi Underwood,and Deyvn Nakoda. Directed By: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum Where i Watched It: Disney Plus English Audio Description Available: Yes Narration By?: So, Disney put the break to send me onto a new title right after the names were announced. But that’s not the major problem. I don’t want to disrespect those that wrote and narrated by attempting to spell their names. if anyone is more familiar with them, but I honestly didn’t even know where to start with those names. The Plot: It’s Cinderella, except it’s not. Cinderella is now El (Jacobs), a teenager who is … Continue reading Sneakerella