Devotion

Where I Watched it: Paramount Plus English Audio Description?: Yes Perhaps, if I had seen Top Gun Maverick in theatres the day it was released, and allowed myself some gigantic amount of time, or at least the maximum amount before watching Devotion, I might have found something worthwhile in this movie. I hate coming in here and saying that someone’s real life, their true story is boring. But, Devotion is boring. It just is. I don’t think it’s the fault of those who lived a life so the tale could be told, it’s just unfortunate timing. when you follow Top … Continue reading Devotion

Best Of 2022: Top 10 horror Films

Starting off the look back at 2022, and my Best Of lists. I intend to cover both Film and Television, and I’m going to work my way up to the major categories, instead of starting with them. So, today,a list I don’t think will change, the best Horror Films. As i am a blind film critic, I typically review films with audio description, though i have reviewed films without. It is possible something could appear on a list that did not have audio description, but for this list, every title had audio description when I watched it. So, below is … Continue reading Best Of 2022: Top 10 horror Films

Top Gun Maverick

Where I Watched it: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes Legacy sequels are all the rage now. Nostalgia is a business by itself, convincing people to continue to buy into a franchise they once loved, with mixed results. When the world found out that Tom Cruise was moving forward on the long awaited Top Gun sequel, it just felt like more of the same. like it was Jamie lee Curtis returning to Halloween, Neve Campbell returning to Scream, or the Sanderson Sisters casting spells again for hocus Pocus. It’s still a trend that is carrying on into 2023 as … Continue reading Top Gun Maverick

Snow Day (2022)

Where I Watched it: Paramount Plus English Audio Description?: Yes The fact that i hve to specify which version of Snow Day this is makes me sad. The fact this film exists, that someone thought Snow Day was iconic enough to remake make me sad. I remember Snow Day, starring a young Mark Webber, and whatever the hell nickelodeon thinks this is… is not that. That film at least tried to pretend adults might be or could be interested, by roping in Chevy Chase, but this one just ignores adults, and really teenagers. on top of that, it tries to … Continue reading Snow Day (2022)

X

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus (with Showtime) English Audio Description?: No I’ve been back and forth with the non-responsive customer support at Paramount Plus about audio description and what happens when they add Showtime, but none of the available audio description. Even for Showtime shows that have audio description, like Yellowjackets, they will not import the audio description. So, when i saw X, an A24 slasher from director Ti West, I figured now would be a great time to have yet another conversation about why we matter. The reality is that this film is hard to follow as it … Continue reading X

Fantasy Football

Where I Watched it: Paramount Plus English Audio Description?: Yes I’m sure that the creators of Fantasy Football would prefer I dive right into just how fantastic their film is. No. They don’t get that. Today, we’re going to talk about the non-existent magical properties of lightning. Now, don’t get me wrong. lots of characters in films have been struck by lightning as a means for them to achieve whatever they need to achieve. Generally, it’s handled with some sort of reverence for the force of the lightning itself. You know, that pesky thing that tends to kill us regular … Continue reading Fantasy Football

Smile

Where I Watched it: Paramount Plus English Audio Description?: Yes I think Smile is the kind of film that every studio needs to take a look at seriously. Smile was not intended for theatrical release, but rather a Paramount Plus release. However, amazing reactions from test audiences made paramount change its mind. This still has Paramount Players on it, which is the arm of Paramount used to send films straight to streaming. And since Smile has made over 100M at the box office, and is still (as of this posting) in the top 10 at the box office despite being … Continue reading Smile

Confess Fletch

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus with Showtime English Audio Description Available?: No Just to be clear, I realize that just yesterday I refused to review Weird, but those were different circumstances. Instead of writing another tirade about how I won’t review a film when someone refuses to add audio description, I’ll say up front that this lack of audio description presented a different problem we blind folk encounter. What happens when you are about to watch a movie with other people, and the movie they want to watch doesn’t have audio description? That’s why I push for 100%, because … Continue reading Confess Fletch

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 29th

A slow Saturday, but I still managed four shows and a movie. Here’s how those four shows laid out. 4) Little Demon (FXX/Hulu) English Audio Description?: no I think the most frustrating thing about this show isn’t the content, which I’m sure turned away viewers, it’s that because FX slacks on AD, or Hulu refuses to use it (who knows), this show doesn’t have it. So, all of the absolutely crazy stuff that happens, regarding demons or demons using abilities, or even our main girl using her powers, a lot of that visual stuff is 100% lost on me. I’m … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 29th

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 23rd

I managed to squeeze in starting a few new series today. Sadly, not everything had audio description today. 8) Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes The comedy version of Star Trek goes just far enough to be considered comedic, but not too far to be considered mocking the Trek universe. Maybe, it needs a little send up from time to time. I’ve been watching this for a few seasons, and it’s never been at the top of my list. it’s always just kind of sat here. Barely clinging on to my increasingly hard to maintain viewership. … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 23rd

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 22nd

Good golly Miss molly. I finally reached the breaking point of audio description on one of these shows. But which one? And how high did it go? Last week, with audio description it managed a first place finish. Can it do that against seven shows that all had audio description? 8) Fire Country (CBS/Paramount Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes I’m glad that CBS seems to be sticking with audio description for now with their new big hit drama. My concern now is that the show is going to do exactly what I was afraid of in the pilot, and have … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 22nd

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 16th

One show enters and leaves in the same day. I’m so backlogged on content, that it didn’t make a big enough impression to stay in my life. 9) Everything I Know About love (Peacock) English Audio Description?: Yes This show centers around a group of Brits who live together and talk about their love life’s or lack thereof. The only reason I’m passing is just because this ensemble didn’t do it for me. I’ve seen this concept done, with some variety, many times over the years. Most recently, HBo MAX had The Sex lives Of College Girls, which while not … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 16th

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 15th

Seven shows to count down today. No heavy hitters to block the top spot. So who will it go to? 7) The Rookie: Feds (ABC/Hulu) English Audio Description?: Yes I’m a big fan of the original flagship show, so it will take a lot for me to stop watching this, but it just doesn’t have the same flavor. Sometimes, there really is magic in casting a perfect ensemble that balances itself out, and telling the stories with the whole group. Niecy Nash is hilarious, but sometimes she takes up the whole room, which is something Nathan Fillion doesn’t do on … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 15th

Significant Other

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes I know you are going to expect an elaborate review here, and I’m not giving it. The thing is, as a film critic, I try to watch a wide range of things, and often nowadays, i don’t even know what it is I’m watching. I just know it’s the new release being pushed by a streaming service, and I’m trying to have thoughtful discussions about the usefulness of audio description, and remind my community how many choices are out there, and remind Hollywood that even though we are blind, … Continue reading Significant Other

10 Titles On Paramount Plus With Audio Description To Make Your Halloween Scarier

You know the drill by now. I’ve already listed 10 Titles on HBO MAX, Hulu, and peacock. Now It’s time for the streamer formerly known as CBS All Access to get the spooky treatment. Personally, I’m not sure they deserve it. We’ve been going back and forth about how they failed to bring the existing audio description for Showtime titles along when they decided to put it as an add on. They think they can be cute, and I’m going to let them know they can’t be. That being said, they do have quite a library. Paramount as a studio … Continue reading 10 Titles On Paramount Plus With Audio Description To Make Your Halloween Scarier