Heathers: The Musical

Where I Watched It: The Roku Channel English Audio Description Available?: No I know Roku rarely releases their own content. There was that moment when they dropped a ton of Quibby shows. None of those had any. But, really I find myself never watching the Roku Channel unless something like Heathers is released. The last time was probably Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas when we were all hoping they would save Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. I still haven’t forgiven Hollywood for letting that show die. So here comes Heathers The Musical, which oddly has something happening, cause it took a while for the … Continue reading Heathers: The Musical

Contraband

Where I watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Netflix. The unofficial home of Mark Wahlberg. I’m keeping this short. I’ve seen Contraband, and based on when it was released, i fully acknowledge the likely presence of another review of Contraband on my site. However, that was when i could see, and now I can’t, so this was my first time through with audio description. The truth is, the audio description is fine. The movie itself is still totally forgettable. Part of the reason I randomly reviewed this film was due to the fact that i couldn’t remember anything … Continue reading Contraband

Morbius

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Yes. I still watched Morbius in September after months of people mocking the film. I kept an open mind. I never go into a Marvel film, Disney or Sony, and assume I’m going to dislike it. But the way some people are talking about this thing, you’d think it already won the Razzie. If nothing, Morbius has forced Jared Leto into his most human, natural performance in a long time. He can’t hide behind a fat suit, extensive makeup, or a weird accent, he just has to be a guy … Continue reading Morbius

End Of The Road

Where I Watched It: Netflix Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Jedidiah Barton One of my favorite movies from the 90’s was Breakdown. It’s a rather underrated film where Kurt Russell and Kathleen Quinlan are on a road trip, their car… I’ll let you guess what happens to the car…. And they find themselves in this nightmare. Russell spends the whole movie trying to find his wife, and it seems like everyone is trying to gaslight him into believing she doesn’t exist. Most of these people are earthy, somewhat redneck, back woodsy types. Simple small town folk. Predominantly white. I’m … Continue reading End Of The Road

Thor: Love and Thunder

Where I Watched It: Disney Plus English Audio Description?: Yes The first thing you need to know about me is that going in, I’m a huge Thor Ragnarok fan. It is very much one of my favorite Marvel films ever. What Taika managed to do with a franchise that was laid to rest with The Dark World is amazing. Some people thought he turned Thor into a joke, and I think he really gave a breath of life into a character whose first two films left people rather tepid. So, I was predisposed to love this film. I have yet … Continue reading Thor: Love and Thunder

Pinocchio (2022)

Where I Watched it: Disney Plus Audio Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Laura Post If we are being really honest about these Disney live action remakes, the ones that work seem to be the ones that take a risk and offer something brand new. Something other than just a beat for beat remake, but instead try and show us something we didn’t get to see in the animated version. They also rely heavily on your nostalgic connection to the original piece, casting, and direction. Despite the fact that many critics would dump all the remakes, there’s an argument to … Continue reading Pinocchio (2022)

Pinocchio (1940)

Where I Watched it: Shudder. (Wouldn’t that be hilarious?). Actually, Disney Plus. Audio Description Provided By: The Media Access Group When I was a little one, despite me not being able to remember any of it, my Mom was always taking me to the movies. That’s probably why i have this addiction today. She also felt the need to document everything through photo albums, so anytime I went to the movies, there was some representation of it in the album, almost always the movie ticket, next to a cut out of the advertisement in the paper. Yes, you young ones. … Continue reading Pinocchio (1940)

The untouchables

Where I Watched It: HBo MAX English Audio Description?: Yes I do like to catch up on some classics from time to time, and this one that landed Sean Connery that elusive Oscar has always been on my list. Like most gangster films, especially those based in reality, The untouchables has it’s own following, and while I can see why in parts, I can also just see this as something we probably don’t need to keep touting as cinematic glory. The thing that hurt me more than anything was that I really did not like the score to this film. … Continue reading The untouchables

I Came By

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description?: no But…. British Audio Description?: Yes! Honestly, there’s a first time for everything, and that’s the first time I’ve noticed that my audio description was labeled specifically as British, not English. It’s the same language, so it’s not a big deal, all they’re asking of you is to know that a torch is a flashlight. And I’d rather have 100% audio description across all titles, and have to remind myself that boot means trunk than to not have any audio description. And this horror(?) thriller (?) is really like the British answer … Continue reading I Came By

Elvis

Where I Watched It: HBo MAX Audio Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Jedidiah Barton So, as a blind film critic, I’m now expected to enjoy a Baz Luhrmann film on its own merits. I can imagine telling him, or him reading a review from a blind film critic. i feel like he would be absolutely livid that I would have the audacity to comment on his production, knowing what I know about Baz and his work. Here’s the deal. I never saw Australia. The Great Gatsby is my favorite film of his. i didn’t like Moulin Rouge until the … Continue reading Elvis

Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of hank

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description?: Yes This was a film I had no idea was even in the pipeline. Then, when it suddenly was released, theatrically, I started seeing the reviews. Some critics wondered why this wasn’t sent straight to Paramount Plus, but most understand that a theatrical run can elevate a product like this and keep it from feeling like a third rate film no one ever needed. And the truth is, we didn’t need this film. But, all things considered, it could have been much worse. Aside from the god awful title, this animated … Continue reading Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of hank

Jurassic World Dominion

Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description Available?: Yes I always try and be upfront with whatever audience I have, so here are a few things prefacing my thoughts on Dominion. I, like many, consider Jurassic park to be a benchmark film that solidified a passion I still have today. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen this film, but even now as a blind person, it is one of only a small handful of films that I can watch without audio description and listen to the audio track and actually play the entire thing in my … Continue reading Jurassic World Dominion

Love in The Villa

Where I Watched it: Netflix Narration Provided By: international Digital Center Written By: Kathleen Finn Narrated By: Sri Gordon Just in case your immediate reaction following the recent Love and Gelato was that Netflix send yet another American woman to Europe, your prayers are answered. Formulaic doesn’t even begin to describe this Netflix romcom that shamelessly has no qualms about it’s many similarities to Letters To Juliet, including having our lead character, Julie (Kat Graham) actually share the name, as well as going to the actual wall. Later on, Julie finds herself entrenched much the same way Amanda Seyfried was. … Continue reading Love in The Villa

Honk For Jesus

Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description?: Yes Fun fact. Since losing my vision, I’ve cared a whole lot less about film trailers, since trying to find audio described versions of them is more frustrating than finding audio described content on some of these streaming platforms. So, when i saw that there was a film coming up called honk For Jesus starring Regina Hall and Sterling K Brown, I assumed it was a petty straightforward religious baiting drama in the vein of Heaven is For Real, Miracles From Heaven, and other studio concocted gems. The dead giveaway here was … Continue reading Honk For Jesus

Nocturnal Animals

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Provided By: Media Access Group Narrated By: Leilani Jones Wilmore I actually really enjoyed what Tom Ford did with A Single Man, and I’m sorry I didn’t get to see Nocturnal Animals in theatres. He has some interesting visual choices that I’m sure don’t translate well when a narrator is trying to capture a director’s ‘vibe”. That’s just really hard to do. But, i can kind of imagine what he might have done with this, based on having seen A Single Man. That being said, even though that film wasn’t straight forward … Continue reading Nocturnal Animals