Hocus Pocus

Where I Watched It: Disney Plus Audio Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Laura Post We’ve got another winner here, a laura Post audio description on a Disney classic. I’ve really come to appreciate her voice on what seems like largely Disney fare, but certainly family friendly. I think if I were a parent watching films with my kids, or a sighted parent watching a film with a blind child, I would favor Laura Post as my narrator. She’s always delightful, charming, and has a quality that works very well for these films, and I can see why Disney keeps … Continue reading Hocus Pocus

The Munsters

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes I always had some kind of pride in the fact that i had never seen a Rob Zombie film. I like my horror movies to have plots, and his largely seem to just be gore for the sake of gore. I’ve come close to watching his Halloween, and i probably will if i ever find it streaming around October with audio description. This was a film that on paper, a lot of people were excited for, most of them being Zombie fans, I assume. Then, that trailer was released, the internet … Continue reading The Munsters

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 2nd

One of these shows had a trigger warning. Find out which one below! It’ll be a fun mystery until you get there. 1) The Sandman (Netflix) English Audio Description?: Yes We are getting into the meat of the show. Rose has some real power, as shown in this episode. Dream is becoming a problematic protagonist as you don’t always root for him, because his life choices are largely out of touch. So, Rose has taken over, and she’s going to get her brother back. But that seems to be a challenge, as the Corinthian has taken him to a serial … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 2nd

Blonde

Where I Watched It: Netflix Audio description Provided By: Post Haste Digital Written By William McDonaugh Narrated By: Kaitlyn Elizabeth You are going to read a lot of viewpoints out there on the internet from a dozen sources about Blonde. It will be remembered as one of the most divisive film of the year. My review might contain some spoilers, but only to refer to specific content within the film. Since Blonde was released, until my writing of this review, I’ve marinated a lot. I’ve seen reactions, and most of them have been incredibly negative, but everyone has a point. … Continue reading Blonde

I Used To Be Famous

Where I watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes Narrated By: Neville Watchhurst (?) If you ran into me on the street and i had five seconds to tell you whether or not you might like this, I would say… did you like About A Boy? Of all the films I had seen, that was the one that rang most true. I Used To Be Famous features a fallen, one time rock star trying to regain his footing, when he meets a boy on the spectrum, who is a phenomenal drummer. It’s a chance encounter, he knows nothing about the … Continue reading I Used To Be Famous

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 1st

Today I say goodbye to a show I’m certain would make my 100 list of my favorite shows of all time. We had quite a run. only three seasons, but those three were magnificent. So, of course, right on top… 1) Locke and key (Netflix) English Audio Description Available?: Yes I’m sad now. Not just because the show emotionally manipulated me with that time shift key one more time, but because this is it. The final episode. The Lockes defeated Gideon, and the only losses were a character we knew next to nothing about (RIP Gordy) and one who needed … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 1st

On The Come Up

Where I Watched it: Paramout Plus Audio Description provided By: international Digital Center Written By: Liz gutman Narrated By: Tate Keller (?) Until I posted about this film on my social media, I didn’t know it was a book. I was pretty impressed with the story as is, and somehow became less impressed when I realized it was an adaptation and not an original work. That didn’t stop me from loving this film, and going out on a limb for it here. on The Come up features a complex story about a young girl who dreams of following in her … Continue reading On The Come Up

The Too Much TV Roundup- September 30th

Heading into Halloween season, I leave September behind with a few thoughts, and some new additions to the rotation. 1) The Patient (hulu) English Audio Description Available?: Yes See how easy that was Hulu? All you needed to do to stop getting shitty scores on this show was actually add audio description so I could follow the show. in Episode 4, the tension continues to mount, as the trapped doctor tries to communicate with the next likely victim, knowing that if he can’t get a breakthrough with his serial killer patient, the guy across the hall is dead. Not only … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- September 30th

MeetCute

Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description Available?: Yes Time traveling comedies. We’ve seen a lot of them. None of them have quite been MeetCute, which demands quite a lot from its audience in order to get to the romcom angle if you ever have a hope of accepting your traditional romcom ending. Watching this film all the way through reminded me of back in the day my feelings on The Break up, that long forgotten Jennifer Aniston/Vince Vaughn romcom that somewhat deconstructed the genre, and ended on a sour note. Back then, I hated it. I disliked it … Continue reading MeetCute

Lou

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Provided By: Descriptive Video Works Sometimes, I really enjoy the fact that I don’t watch trailers (since they rarely have audio description). That was I can be surprised by something like Lou, where I just launch Netflix and see “from producer JJ Abrams”, and that’s really all I needed to know. What I checked in for is one of those “particular set of skills” films that (Thank God) does not star Liam Neeson. Instead, for something completely different, we’ve got Allison Janney ready to kick someone’s face in. And if you aren’t … Continue reading Lou

On The Count Of Three

Where I Watched It: Hulu English Audio Description?: Yes Let it be known that when I’m randomly browsing titles and I see that Jarrod Carmichael has a film, something he directed and stars in, that his star power was enough to get me to click on it. Then, you realize it’s a really really dark comedy. For lack of a better term, it’s a suicide comedy. Two guys, who have been friends for a while, both commit to killing each other because both are suicidal. One friend has been clinically diagnosed this way, and in and out of facilities for … Continue reading On The Count Of Three

Respect

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description?: Yes The funny thing is, I saw this sitting forever on Prime, and it didn’t have AD. Then it popped up on paramount Plus, and suddenly audio description existed, so i could finally watch Jennifer Hudson do her thing as Aretha Franklin. i had already watched a break down of Hudson’s voice, and how she actually tried to match Aretha’s tone and runs, and not just put her own spin on it. Every note she went for was Aretha’s note. It’s a solid performance, it’s just not as great of a … Continue reading Respect

The Too Much TV Roundup- September 28th

Since I live in the path of hurricane Ian, and I don’t know my power/wifi status tomorrow, you’re getting this early. This is actually what I watched today, but would normally write about on Thursday. 1) The Rookie (ABC/Hulu) English Audio Description Available?: Yes first of all, not only is the Rookie one of the best described shows on TV (definitely network TV), but it was so nice to see the whole gang together again, and in a thrilling Season premiere that saw one recurring character with their life very much in the balance. So glad to have this show … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- September 28th

Overlord

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes Despite currently being the blind film critic, I once had sight and really enjoyed my video games. I especially enjoyed the Call of Duty zombie games, and their various maps. Most of the original maps started in Nazi Germany, with Nazi zombies. Overlord seemed to me like it would be making good on that promise. It’s not entirely that. It’s a bit of the Resident Evil films meets World War II. It’s not The Walking Dead, though some might call soldiers dropped behind enemy lines just that. It has … Continue reading Overlord

The Too Much TV Roundup- September 27th

A show that did not have audio description last week on a certain platform does this week. Did it move up in the rankings? Let’s find out. 1) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) English Audio Description?: Yes The third episode of the season finds June trying to find out what purple means, Serena trying to find out if she’s done enough to earn respect in a place designed to subjugate women, Aunt Lydia pleading and apologizing to God, and a lot of other little treats. Another really powerful ending, and no matter how much I need to see Serena not survive … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- September 27th