Slumberland

Where i Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Provided By: international Digial Center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Jeannie Lemcheck I had no idea what this was. I knew hit had Jason momoa, and that was it. then, as the film started to unfold, I heard Nemo as the main girl’s name, and I figured this was some kind of Nemo in Slumberland adaptation. Also, it became clear that this fantasy film is meant for families, and is really pretty safe. There are a few nightmare suggestions in here, so maybe not like 5 and under, but I think … Continue reading Slumberland

The Guardians Of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Where I Watched It: Disney Plus English Audio description?: Yes I was thinking about skipping an actual formal review, but hen, that’s what I do. I just don’t think anyone is waiting on reviews to watch this. It’s for Marvel fans. it’s for people who like the Guardians. it’s for people who think a Holiday Special could be fun. i don’t think there’s a demographic ready for this, despite it’s holiday trappings, that will watch this without having seen either Guardians film, or Marvel. And if there were, those people aren’t waiting to see “what the critics think”. Truth is, … Continue reading The Guardians Of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The People We Hate At The Wedding

Where I Watched It: Amazon Audio Description Provided By: The Media Access Group Narrated By: Zambie Page I’ll tell you right off the bat what you need to know. If you’re here because you use audio description, then get ready for some light, but totally appropriate shade. I’m not sure if Page also wrote the script for the narration, but whoever did, I applaud them. Late in the film, one of the characters is on an airplane reading a book. Not a big deal, right? Characters do this all the time. but as the narrator notes for those of us … Continue reading The People We Hate At The Wedding

Facing Nolan

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: No For a very brief moment in time, I did the whole baseball trading card thing as a kid. Mainly because I had friends doing it. Really that’s the reason most kids do anything. Their friend has something, so they need it to fit in. So, I became familiar with baseball players of the late 80’s/early 90’s. Otherwise, I really only know some of the biggest names. But, even with my somewhat limited knowledge, i know who Nolan Ryan is, and I was interested in seeing a documentary about his life. Sadly, … Continue reading Facing Nolan

Mrs Harris Goes To paris

Where I Watched it: Peacock English Audio Description?: Yes Near me in Florida, there’s a massive retirement community where movie rules don’t apply. It’s an exclusive age controlled community, so often films that trend toward a younger audience either don’t open, or don’t stay open for very long. Meanwhile, films featuring a predominantly senior ensemble play forever. I don’t remember the title, but there was a film that opened and was still in release there so long that it had actually fallen out of Box Office Mojo’s tracking of all titles in release. It was like The Villages are trapped … Continue reading Mrs Harris Goes To paris

Christmas With you

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes Well, it looks like after all that Falling For Christmas stuff, I’m finding more reasons to pay attention to this Christmas nonsense where a flood of movies everyone will forget hits us each year.This time, Netflix dropped a film with Freddie Prinze jr., and i was like… Shit. Now i have another one to watch. The next one has Justin Hartley, who I am now a big fan of after This Is Us, so if they keep casting like this, I might review everything they make. I really don’t need to … Continue reading Christmas With you

A Christmas Story Christmas

Where I Watched It: HBo MAX English Audio Description?: Yes Narrated By: Laura Post There’s almost an abundance of nostalgia right now. Legacy sequels abound, remakes, reboots, and various things from your childhood coming back. So, with so much nostalgia, it’s making it harder and harder for nostalgia to be enough. We’re starting, really truly just starting, to realize that nostalgia sometimes just isn’t enough. Whether you agree with me on this specific project, there’s probably been something given a legacy sequel, or a remake, reboot, requel, or otherwise revived back to life recently that you were not a fan … Continue reading A Christmas Story Christmas

Disenchanted

Where I Watched it: Disney Plus English Audio Description?: Yes i don’t know how you feel about Disenchanted, or even its theatrically released predecessor Enchanted, but I have several thoughts. Like, a lot. I know it’s going to seem like I hated this film, but you’ll see at the end where this landed. First, we have to discuss the investment of making a film direct to streaming. It’s becoming more and more clear that Disney’s direct-to-Plus films are not living up to their potentials. Pinocchio was very disappointing and challenged nothing, nor did it bring anything new. They avoided theatrical … Continue reading Disenchanted

The Wonder

Where I watched It: Netflix Audio Description Provided By: international Digital Center written By: Dakota Green The audio description on this film was really good. All my issues with the movie lie within the story and decisions made by the screenwriter and director, not the narration. The film itself is bleak, the narration was very modest and respectful, and it managed to always keep a level approach to what some might consider a faith versus science film. It’s hard to know how much the character of Anna deteriorates in front of visual eyes, but she’s always somewhat mobile, so I’m … Continue reading The Wonder

RIPD 2

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: no one of those rare times Netflix let me down. A quick search for this title found audio description available should someone want to rent this on a VOD service, which means Netflix just couldn’t be bothered. Which for them is rare, so I had to call and let them know to please add the audio description track. However, I don’t know that they ever will, so I had to review the film as is. To be honest, I had no desire to see a RIPD sequel.Even if this film was … Continue reading RIPD 2

Smile

Where I Watched it: Paramount Plus English Audio Description?: Yes I think Smile is the kind of film that every studio needs to take a look at seriously. Smile was not intended for theatrical release, but rather a Paramount Plus release. However, amazing reactions from test audiences made paramount change its mind. This still has Paramount Players on it, which is the arm of Paramount used to send films straight to streaming. And since Smile has made over 100M at the box office, and is still (as of this posting) in the top 10 at the box office despite being … Continue reading Smile

Bar fight

Where I Watched it: AMC Plus English Audio Description?: No Since I have the AMC Plus subscription, I think it’s about time to put some reviews out there about how audio description could make their content better. Starting easy is this comedy, featuring a cast of comedy regulars. The plot is pretty simple, a couple splits up, divides their property, and they even have to decide who gets to keep going to their favorite bar, and who needs a new watering hole. To decide, they take place in a series of bar related games, ranging from darts to getting phone … Continue reading Bar fight

Stutz

Where I watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes I am a really big fan of Jonah hill. it’s the entire reason I watched this documentary produced and directed by him, because I was really interested in this story I thought he was going to tell. Then, I saw Stutz, and I really don’t know how to feel about it, grade it, talk about it, recommend it, or anything. Stutz is the last name of Jonah hill’s therapist. For those paying attention, hill has been struggling with things for a while, losing and gaining and losing weight, and most recently … Continue reading Stutz

My Father’s Dragon

Where I Watched It: Netflix Audio Description Provided By: Deluxe Written By: Andrea Mozerella Narrated By: Laura Post We are going to need to not nominate this one for an Oscar this year. If we could just not, that’d be great. When i first heard of this, I saw a critic asking fans what their favorite Cartoon Saloon film was, and i didn’t get the name recognition. I watched the film, and still didn’t care. Since then, I now know they are the Irish animation studio behind The Secret Of Kells. This animated offering has a stacked voice cast. Jacob … Continue reading My Father’s Dragon

Don’t Worry darling

Where I Watched it: HBo MAX Audio Description provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Laura Post It is rare that I find myself thinking that Laura Post wasn’t the right voice for the film. But, Post, who thrives in describing Disney content, uses a rather upbeat voice for a rather dark psychological thriller. It’s like oil and water. Both are great separately, but together, they don’t mix. However, the written narration here is something worth talking about. one of the things this narration succeeds in is with the description of the many dance sequences. Yes, there’s dance in this. Whoever wrote … Continue reading Don’t Worry darling