[tabi] MoPix Update May 29 June 5

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  • Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 21:42:15 -0400

Date: Friday, May 29, 2009 8:41 PM

MoPix Update from WGBH- May 29
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THIS WEEK-- MOPIX GOING DOWN (Drag Me to Hell) and UP (from Disney and 

Drag Me to Hell from Universal Pictures
(cc dvs) (rated PG-13)
A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the 
recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell.
Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces 
work to push her to a breaking point.

Up from Walt Disney Studios and Pixar
(cc dvs) (rated PG)
By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets 
out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right
after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since 
Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become
a stowaway on the trip.


As several theater chains are now listing accessible films and showtimes on 
their Web sites, we want to take this opportunity to provide you with those
site addresses. Helpful hint, some chains require you to know which theater 
in your area is equipped prior to finding the info on their sites. For a 
list of MoPix locations, searchable by state, first go to www.mopix.org and 
link to "View Theaters".

You can also search for captioned movies near you at fomdi.com

AMC Theatres:

Carmike Theatres:

CEC Theatres:
 (link to state, and then theater)

Cineplex Theatres (Canada):

Clearview Cinemas:

Cobb Theatres:
 (link to equipped theater near you)

Empire Theatres (Canada):
 (link to province,
then to theater)

Celebration! Cinema RiverTown and Lansing Michigan:
 (select RiverTown or
Lansing from list of locations)

Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres: www.kerasotes.com (select City North, Block E 
or the Glen 10 from the list of locations)

Megaplex Theatres:

National Amusements Showcase Cinemas and Cinema de Lux locations:
(link to theater under state heading)

Regal Cinemas:

Additional chains with MoPix systems are not yet listing MoPix-accessible 
film information on their sites at this time: Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres,
Muvico Theatres.


Available with closed captions using the Rear Window Captioning system, and 
audio descriptions utilizing the DVS Theatrical System:

Angels and Demons from Sony Pictures
(suspense - rated PG-13)

Drag Me to Hell from Universal Pictures
(horro/suspense - rated PG-13)

Dragonball Evolution from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(action/sci-fi - rated PG)

Fast and Furious from Universal Pictures
(action - rated PG-13)

Fighting from Universal Pictures
(drama - rated PG-13)

Night in the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian from Twentieth Century 
Fox Films
(comedy - rated PG)

Star Trek from Paramount Pictures*
(action/sci-fi - rated PG-13)

State of Play from Universal Pictures
(drama/thriller - rated PG-13)

Terminator Salvation from Warner Bros. Pictures
(action/adventure - rated PG-13)

Up from Walt Disney Studios and Pixar
(animated - rated PG)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine from Twentieth Century Fox
(action/adventure - rated PG-13)

Available with closed captions using the Rear Window Captioning system 
(descriptive narration is not available for these films):

17 Again from Warner Bros. Pictures
(comedy - rated PG-13)

Dance Flick from Paramount Pictures*
(comedy - rated PG-13)

Earth from Buena Walt Disney Studios
(nature documentary - rated G)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past from Warner Bros. Pictures
(romance/comedy - rated PG-13)

I Love You, Man from Paramount Pictures*
(comedy/romance - rated R)

Observe and Report from Warner Bros. Pictures
(comedy - rated R)

Obsessed from Sony Screen Gems
(drama/thriller - rated PG-13)

(plot descriptions from imdb.com)

The Hangover from Warner Bros. Pictures
(Jun 5) (cc only)
A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their 
about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace 
steps in order to find him.

Land of the Lost from Universal Pictures
(Jun 5) (cc dvs)
On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is sucked into a 
space-time vortex alongside his research assistant (Anna Friel) and a 
survivalist (Danny McBride). In this alternate universe, the trio make 
friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of 
and other fantastic creatures. Can they all make it back to our world alive, 
and if so: Will Dr. Marshall can go from zero to hero with his discoveries?

My Life in Ruins from Fox Searchlight
(Jun 5) (cc dvs)
A travel guide (Nia Vardalos from My Big Fat Greek Wedding) rediscovers her 
romantic side on a trip around Greece.

Imagine That from Paramount Pictures
(Jun 12) (cc only)
A financial executive (Eddie Murphy) who can't stop his career downward 
spiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to 
his problems

The Proposal from Walt Disney Studios
(Jun 12) (cc only)
A pushy boss (Sandra Bullock) forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to 
marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation
to Canada.

Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three from Sony Pictures
(Jun 12) (cc dvs)
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers 
hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for 
Walter Garbe (Denzel Washington) into a face-off with the mastermind behind 
the crime. Also starring John Travolta.

Year One from Sony Pictures
(Jun 19) (cc dvs)
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are 
banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey 
the ancient world.

My Sister's Keeper from Warner Bros. Pictures
(Jun 26) (cc with dvs tba)
Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who 
until now have relied on their youngest child to help their daughter with 
Kate, remain alive.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen from DreamWorks Pictures*
(Jun 24) (cc desc)
Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky 
prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of 
the Transformers.
Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an 
alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.

* WGBH has developed a conversion process to enable select Paramount films 
to be available via Rear Window Captioning systems. Some of these titles 
also be available with descriptions. The latter will be designated 
"description" vs. DVS in our Updates to indicate availability of that 
feature, though
WGBH did not create those descriptions.


Closed captioning and description of films provided by the Media Access 
Group at WGBH, a nonprofit division of Boston public broadcaster WGBH. The 
Window Captioning and DVS Theatrical systems were developed by WGBH to make 
feature films accessible the date films open in theaters nationwide- and 
regular showtimes- to movie fans who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or 
visually impaired.

For more information on the WGBH's Motion Picture Access (MoPix) efforts, 
including how to encourage a theater in your area to install the access 
please visit <www.mopix.org >, e-mail
 or call 617 300-3700 v, 617 300-2489 TTY.

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Media Access Group at WGBH
< http://access.wgbh.org
One Guest Street
Boston, MA  02135
617 300-3700 v/fax, 617 300-2489 TTY

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