Day Shift

Where I Watched it: Netflix Description Provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Dakota Green Narrated By: Sri Gordon It’s well known that Adam Sandler has a development deal with Netflix,through Happy Madison, which explains the insane amount of films he’s produced or starred in that have reached the service. It’s becoming a bit more of a question as to whether or not Jamie Foxx has a netflix deal, because he seems to keep appearing in things that are beneath him, but perhaps just seem like “well, someone will pay me to do this, and I’ve always wanted to.” i … Continue reading Day Shift

Dog

Where I Watched It: VOD Description Provided By: Deluxe What is there to say about a film named Dog? Like, is it going to start a franchise of really blunt and obviously titled films? is Cat next? Horse? Technically, Nicolas Cage took Pig off the table last year. Perhaps, Dog is the spiritual sequel to Pig, but based on the extreme differences in style, I’m going to go with no. Channing Tatum stars here as a soldier with some unresolved PTSD who sees no future for himself other than one where he’s allowed to return to combat. He tries everything, … Continue reading Dog

Luck

Where I Watched it: Apple plus Audio Description Provided By: Pixel Logic Narrated By: Jackson Thesaurus OK. So maybe the narrator’s name isn’t Jackson Thesaurus. But, I had my keyboard out, and I was typing the information quickly at the end during the credits, and while typing Pixel logic, I heard Jackson and then… Thesaurus? If that’s his name, it’s the most bad ass name in the history of badassery. I searched TheADNA for any Jackson’s and came up short. So, I’m going with what my ears told me they heard. Luck is one of those films made by a … Continue reading Luck

13 Lives

Where I Watched it: Amazon English Audio Description?: Yes I know that in the time Ron Howard has been directing, he’s managed to not hit every ball out of the park. i realize that some of his films are a bit divisive, but i still look at him as being one of the most solid directors working. When Hillbilly Elegy got middling reviews (and Razzie nominations), I stood up for the film because the performances by Glenn Close and Amy Adams were really freaking good. But, despite hooking in some of the biggest and most respected actors working right now, … Continue reading 13 Lives

Rise Of The Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes I don’t even know what ninja Turtles fans look like today as kids. Do they get the action figures/ Do they have the play sets? Do they eat ice cream bars in the shape of a Ninja Turtle head? I remember when the turtles were briefly invited to Disney MGM, despite not being a Disney property, as meet and greet characters. And the tour? When they formed a rock band? So, yeah, as someone who grew up in love with my Turtles, and had all the action figures, plus a bunch … Continue reading Rise Of The Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles

Prey

Where I Watched It: hulu English Audio Description Provided By: Descriptive Video Works It’s odd that one of the films of the summer, is a Hulu exclusive. Prey is getting the kind of word of mouth where I’ve already seen multiple critics remind their readers/viewers that a month of Hulu would likely be cheaper than a movie ticket to see this in theatres, and that it’s good enough to warrant that trip, so just get Hulu for a month. And they aren’t wrong. In a weird way, that kind of quantifies how much your streaming service is worth. If you … Continue reading Prey

Wedding Season

Where I Watched It: Netflix Description Provided By: International Digital Center Description Written By: Dakota Green Narrated By: Kimberly. I’ll just start by acknowledging that I do not know Kimberly’s last name. I think I could attempt to word vomit a version of it, but it wouldn’t be correct. I did check theadna.org for a simple search of Kimberly, and returned no results. Really? no Kimberly’s in the industry? And, the title didn’t help either. It’s not even linked to Dakota Green yet. With that behind me, lets talk Wedding Season. Netflix is clearly all about pumping out films that … Continue reading Wedding Season

Edward Scissorhands

Where I Watched It: Disney Plus Description Provided by: Deluxe Narrated By: Laura Post So why Edward Scissorhands? Well, a commentator in a group I’m in not too long ago made a comment about how for whatever reason, the Edward Scissorhands audio description track on Disney Plus was cut off, only partially there. This reminded me that I had never seen this, it seems to be something people liked, and it might even be a classic, so it gives me the chance to kill two birds with one stone. I’m sure when this film came out, and I was still … Continue reading Edward Scissorhands

Lightyear

Where I Watched it: Disney Plus Audio Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Katie Lynn Snyder So, I think the question on everyone’s mind is, did Pixar take Buzz Lightyear to infinity and beyond? Sort of. They made a valiant effort. But, I’m not sure anyone at Pixar ever stopped to ask why they were making a Lightyear movie in the first place, and if they had, they might have actually thought about that strange space man who crash landed on the bed in Andy’s room. That guy helped to launch not just one of the most adored franchises of … Continue reading Lightyear

Apocalypse Now Redux

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Narrated By: Tanzi Alexander Francis Ford Coppola’s other extremely long classic epic finally got checked off my list. I didn’t put much thought into the “Redux” version, as it was the first time I was watching either version, and I just needed audio description. I figured this was a little different, but I had no idea this was almost an hour longer than the original. Good lord. And this thing is so dark and depressing, I can’t see myself wanting to jump back in to see the original cut even … Continue reading Apocalypse Now Redux

The Toy Story Franchise (1-4)

Where I watched it: Disney Plus English Audio Descriptions Available?: Yes, For All Titles Today, Lightyear hit Disney Plus, and with that knowledge in advance, I worked my way through all four Toy Story films in advance. My first encounter with Andy’s toys came in 1995, sitting excitedly in a theatre and getting to see this totally different style of animation. For a kid, it was still kind of mind blowing. I believe we were still living in the Disney musical time period, and earlier, Pocahontas was a thing, so seeing Toy Story was very different from that. I even … Continue reading The Toy Story Franchise (1-4)

Purple Hearts

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Sometimes, I play the game called “guess the grade”, where I see what a film is, and based on what the given set of knowledge about the project is, I try and figure out whether or not I’ll be giving it a certain grade. Purple Hearts, and really the Netflix track record this year, led me to believe this would have a very low score. Sofia Carson is the big draw here, and I’m not a big fan, nor have i noticed her sending things theatrical. What we end up … Continue reading Purple Hearts

Honor’s Society

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes In the grand tradition of main characters breaking the fourth wall, Honor’s Society is looking to take the cake. We’ve had our share of teen films breaking the fourth wall, either directly like Ferris Bueller’s Day off or Clueless, or through thoughts inside the head of our protagonist like in Mean Girls. but, for our lead character here, I’m half surprised she didn’t come through my damn television and pull me into my life. She talks to the audience so frequently, I wouldn’t have been surprised if this film … Continue reading Honor’s Society

Not OK

Where I Watched It: Hulu Audio Description Provided By: Descriptive Video Works As I sit here and write something for my blog, after having recorded a video for my YouTube, I realize this film that is trying to say something about the presence of social media in our lives has effected the way many of us interact and make choices in our regular lives. So, while I’m fairly certain this film will not be for everyone, I think it is actually trying to say something. What that something is, will be based largely around how Zoey Deutch’s performance resonates with … Continue reading Not OK

Paper Moon

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: No A rare review of a film where I did not have audio description. I would love to have audio description, and this being a Paramount release, it would have been nice to know that they care about a historically significant Oscar winner enough to make it available and accessible to those unfortunate enough to not be able to follow the many scenes of no dialogue in this work. But what made me randomly watch Paper Moon? Well, it is a classic. And I actually have never seen it. I … Continue reading Paper Moon