Descendant

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Provided by: International Digital center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Sri Gordon I can’t tell you how many of the over 250 films I’ve seen and reviewed this year I knew next to nothing about. Often, I just get the little blurb that the streamer provides, and that’s probably the most problematic part of this film for me. I felt like it wasn’t what it was supposed to be, but I’m not sure that the filmmakers have any control over that. Descendant was marketed with the hook being about this slave … Continue reading Descendant

Lady Chatterly’s Lover

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Provided By International Digital Center Written By Liz Gutman I have not read the book, so I don’t know how close to the book this actually is. My gut instinct says any film reduced to slightly over two hours of film has had some content cut, and perhaps a better adaptation would have caused me to enjoy this frivolous effort. but as it stands, this is basically if Fifty Shades of Grey and Bridgerton had a baby. It’s not Liz’s fault, it’s something I’ve been dealing with for a while, but there … Continue reading Lady Chatterly’s Lover

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 Good Nurse

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Provided By: international Digital Center Written by: Betty Capone Narrated By: Liz gutman Always a pleasure to see gutman as the narrator. most of the time she’s a writer, but here she delivers the audio description. I gotta say, maybe it’s my expectations of what this could be, or that other projects like Dr Death have ruined this experience for me, but i wasn’t crazy about The Good nurse. I mean, by the end of the film, you’re told the gravitas of what this guy did, but I never actually felt the … Continue reading The Good Nurse

Wendell and Wild

Where I Watched It: Netflix Audio Description provided by: International Digital Center Written By: Liz gutman Narrated By: Sri Gordon I know most critics just hop in and do their thing, but I’m not them. I have to admit, there are moments even with terrific audio description, that i still find things where I get more depressed than excited or elated, because my inability to visually see something, or participate in the way I would have been able to a few years ago is now totally different becomes apparent in something. Here, I’m aware Wendell and Wild is a Henry … Continue reading Wendell and Wild

Luckiest Girl Alive

Where i Watched it: Netflix Audio Description provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Amanda Bhutan i didn’t even realize there was a book for this, or that it was some kind of best seller. i just assumed, based on the title, and Mila Kunis, that this was the obligatory “send a girl to Europe” movie that Netflix has regurgitated several times this year. I was wrong. That ends up being a limited series instead for the month of October starring Zoe Saldana. Apparently, they’re sending girls to Europ in all forms now. Instead, this is … Continue reading Luckiest Girl Alive

Mr Harrigan’s Phone

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: CJ Hardy Stephen King adaptations can be all over the place. I haven’t seen enough of them to be able to do some kind of comprehensive list, but in a world of Carrie’s (the original), The Shawshank Redemption, and The Green Mile, this one is a bit more Riding The bullet. Ryan Murphy, who apparently spent a great deal of time stockpiling material to release on Netflix this Halloween season, produces an adaptation of a short story that sees a young … Continue reading Mr Harrigan’s Phone

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

A Jazz Man’s Blues

Where I Watched it: Netflix Audio Description Provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Sri Gordon It’s a Tyler Perry film. For those of you who have stumbled onto this review, this website, and are hoping for me to expound upon this project in any sort of way, please remember that I am a white blind film critic. While i believe that there are themes that are universal in every film, and we should always strive to expand our horizons, and I have no problem watching films full of people who are not me (that would … Continue reading A Jazz Man’s Blues

Jerry and Marge Go Large

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Provided By: international Digital Center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Sri Gordon Yes, this is a Paramount Players title, suggesting it was never intended for a theatrical run, which I think was the wrong call. With the theatres starved for product, and the older crowd looking for pictures to go to (like the hit film Elvis), I think that this based on a true story comedy would have done nicely with that crowd. Not huge amounts of money, but probably 30-40M, increasing it’s visibility and profile when it then went … Continue reading Jerry and Marge Go Large

The Sea Beast

Where I Watched It: Netflix English audio Description provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Jamie Lemcheck Ahoy! Netflix be lookin’ for all ye land lubbers, to take up arms against a dangerous new threat. no, it’s not a Sea Beast. It’s looking at a popular film, and figuring out how to make a new one that is close enough to the original formula that it works, but different enough that it is its own thing. Thus, Netflix has created How To Train your Sea Beast. inspired by How To Train your Dragon would be an … Continue reading The Sea Beast

The Man From Toronto

Starring: Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco, and Ellen Barkin. Directed By: Patrick Hughes Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Liz Gutman The Plot: A man (Hart) who is trying to convince his boss that non-contact boxing is the way of the future gets mistaken as a lethal and legendary assassin known only as The Man From Toronto. But when the real man (Harrelson) actually shows up, he realizes that he now must actually use this guy because the people he’s working for now facially recognize, and they … Continue reading The Man From Toronto