Mother

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfieffer, Domnhall Gleeson, and Kristin Wiig. Directed By: Darren Aronofsky Where I Watched It: Amazon English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Jedidiah Barton The Plot: I wish I could explain this in a way that actually reflects the plot of the film. But, a young girl (Lawrence) and her husband (Bardem) live in a house that is unlike any other. She begins to have her life upended when a visitor (Harris) arrives, but he will not be the last visitor. What Does or Does Not Work: This … Continue reading Mother

Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe

Featuring The Voices Of: Mike Judge, Andrea Savage, Nat Faxon, Gary Cole, Jimmy O Yang, Stephen Root, and Chi McBride. Directed By: Mike Judge Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: Picking up where we kinda sorta last saw them, Beavis and Butthead are still very much on a mission to score. But also, this time, they are on a mission to space. Because, why not? What Works: I can remember being in high school and trying to find ways to watch Beavis and Butthead. My local cable provider shockingly didn’t carry MTV, so … Continue reading Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 23rd

Once again, I managed to squeeze in Episode 5 of this strange new limited series about the end of democracy. I don’t recognize any of the actors, and it’s airing on multiple channels, and it doesn’t have audio description. But here are some other programs… 1) Ozark (Netflix) English Audio Description Available?: Yes As I inch closer to the finale, I realize more and more that I will not be getting the ending to this show that I need. You know that Dark Knight quote? You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 23rd

Dr Strange and the Multiverse Of madness

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochil Gomez, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and a lot of spoilers. Directed By: Sam Raimi Where I Watched It: Disney Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Jedidiah Barton The Plot: Serving as both a natural continuation of Dr. Strange’s storyline since we last saw him in No Way Home, and Wanda’s development since we last saw her in WandaVision, this horror film brings together two friends, and unfortunately makes them foes, as a new hero arises with the power to traverse the multiverse… of madness! Don’t worry, … Continue reading Dr Strange and the Multiverse Of madness

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 22nd

Nerd Day! A bunch of things aimed at a very specific group all dropped today. All of this, plus I managed a multiverse of madness. 1) The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Maybe it was the dance fight. No, it was definitely the dance fight, dream sequenced or not, that sent this episode to the top of my rankings chart. Really happy to have this show back for another 10 episodes. I was wondering when they were going to address the Vanya/Elliot Page need to transition the character, but not in the first episode would be that … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 22nd

Fire Island

Starring: Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, James Scully, Conrad Ricamora, Matt Roger’s, Tomas Matos, and Zane Phillips. Directed By: Andrew Ahn Where I Watched It: Hulu English Audio Description Available?: Yes, finally Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Julian Smith The Plot: A very Jane Austen inspired story sends a group of friends to a gay weekend on Fire Island where they look to have fun, dance, and get laid. Noah (Booster) is particularly interested in getting his best friend Howie (Yang) laid, so he commits himself to celibacy until he finds Howie the perfect match. Then their … Continue reading Fire Island

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 21st

Since starting doing this daily instead of weekly, i think I’ve always managed at least 5 shows. These January 6th hearings, plus trying to watch a movie everyday is throwing my rhythm off. And, you know, I don’t actually sit in front of a TV all day. 1) The Staircase (HBOMAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes I was impressed pretty much right out of the gate with this HBO Limited series. No, I didn’t watch the Netflix doc. But, Colin Firth doesn’t usually, if ever, drop his accent, so hearing him pull off an American accent was interesting in itself. … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 21st

Four Brothers

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre 3000, Garret Hedlund, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sofia Vergara, Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, Taraji P Henson, and Fionula Flanagan. Directed By: John Singleton Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: Four brothers (Wahlberg/Gibson/3000/Hedlund) return to their stomping grounds upon news that their mother (Flanagan) responsible for raising them was killed. How could someone shoot a nice old lady like that, and why? These four brothers are going to get some answers, and some revenge. What works: Yes, this is my first time through this. I acknowledge the randomness of me picking … Continue reading Four Brothers

Halftime

Documentary Directed By: Amanda McKelly Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes I thought about sitting down and writing a serious review of Halftime, but halftime isn’t really deserving of the full service. Who is this movie for? Jennifer Lopez fans. That’s really all this is. It seems to want you to believe it is more than just a cute fan documentary, but it’s not. There are three films thrown in here together, trying to masquerade as one complete film, but they are three ideas that work very differently as different films. There’s the one film that … Continue reading Halftime

The Godfather part II

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazole, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, and Bruno Kirby. Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola Where i Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes Narrated By: Inger Tudor My great shame is behind me, and now I have to live a new great shame. The fact that I had only ever seen the first film in The Godfather trilogy, despite the acclaim and classic status that Part 2 reached, is probably something I’ve been aware of dodging my whole life. And I don’t really know why. i don’t know why … Continue reading The Godfather part II

Cha Cha Real Smooth

Starring: Cooper Raif, Dakota johnson, Leslie Mann, Vanessa Burghardt, Evan Asante, Brad Garret, and Raul Castillo. Directed By: Cooper Raif Where I watched it: Apple Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By Pixel Logic Media Narrated By Tansy Alexander The Plot: Andrew (Raif) is 22, living at home in his little brother’s room, in his stepdad’s house, with no real plans for the future except to save up enough money to chase down his high school girlfriend that is studying abroad. But, when his mom (Mann) has him accompany his brother (Asante) to a bar mitzvah, Andrew realizes … Continue reading Cha Cha Real Smooth

Spider Head

Starring: Miles Teller, Chris Hemsworth, and Jurnee Smollett. Directed By: Joseph Kosinski Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: Deluxe Description Written By: Rachel Koehler Narrated By: Leslie Siemen The Plot: Instead of going to jail, select convicts are given the opportunity to go to a remote Spider Head facility and be human test subjects for drugs that could change the world. Or, maybe something more nefarious? Of course, it’s something more nefarious. What Works: Not much. I thought the acting from miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett, while neither at their peak, was sufficient. … Continue reading Spider Head

Good Luck To you Leo Grande

Starring: Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack Directed By: Sophie Hyde Where I Watched it: hulu English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Written by: Steven Pelletier Narrated By: Roy Samuelson Provided By: Zoo Digital The Plot: A middle aged widow (Thompson) feeling unfulfilled in her sexual life thus far enlists the services of a male escort, Leo Grande (McCormack) to help her feel less disconnected, and check some things off her bucket list. But as the two converse, Leo shows her a world she’s unfamiliar with, and gives her an experience where she feels like the only woman in the world. … Continue reading Good Luck To you Leo Grande

Father Of The Bride (2022)

Starring: Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Adrea Arjonea, Diego Boneta, Isabela Merced, Marta Velasco, Ruben Rubaso, Ana Fabriga, Chloe Feinman, Pedro Damian, Enrique Merciano, and Laura Harring. Directed By: Gary Lazurki Where I Watched It: HBo MAX English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: Deluxe Narrated By: Laura Post, featuring addition narration from Jedidiah Barton, William Michael Redman, and and Jennifer James. The Plot: George Banks is no more. Now, our titular father is Billy Herrara (Garcia), and if you’ve ever seen Father of the Bride, you can jsut toss that useless knowledge right out the damn window. This remake … Continue reading Father Of The Bride (2022)

The Too Much TV Roundup- June 17th

It’s time to make the donuts. 1) The Boys (Amazon) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Where to begin? The brilliant cameos by Paul Reiser and Seth Rogen? How about that stepdad that is pro-Homelander trying to have some conversation with Milk about how awesome Homelander is. Or that musical number? or Mave and Butcher? There’s really no way around it, this show never bores me. And it seems to find a new way to be outlandish every time out. Episode Grade: A 2) Barry (HBO/HBO MAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes After the shock of trying to remember what the … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- June 17th