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December 23, 2005

US CC: MoPix Update from WGBH- Dec 23

From: WGBH - Dec 23, 2005

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MoPix News from WGBH- December 23

We hope you enjoy all the films that are available with access features this holiday season, the greatest number of films captioned and described yet. For those on this list that work with studios or theater chains, we thank you for your support and dedication to making movies accessible to everyone. And for those on this list that enjoy captioned and described films, a pledge to work hard to make even more films accessible in 2006!

There will be no MoPix Update next week, December 30.

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2, cc dvs, Twentieth Century Fox Films, rated PG
Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and his wife, Kate (Bonnie Hunt), head to Lake Winnetka with their 12 kids for a family vacation. But their time off becomes anything but relaxing after they engage in a competition with rival dad Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy). Also starring Hilary Duff.

Fun with Dick and Jane, cc dvs, Sony Pictures, rated PG-13
After years of work, Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) is finally promoted to vice president of media company Globodyne. But after one day on the job, the company goes down in flames in an Enron-style scandal. And Dick ends up being the fall guy. He and his wife, Jane (Téa Leoni), suddenly can't maintain their affluent lifestyle, and Dick's tarnished rep leaves him unable to find a job. So they turn to a life of crime to pay the bills. Also starring Alex Baldwin.

Munich, cc dvs, Universal Pictures, rated R
In the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a secret squad is assembled to assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to be responsible for planning the killings. Mossad (Eric Bana) is charged with leading the specialists brought together to execute the operation. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Producers, cc dvs, Universal Pictures, rated PG-13
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick play Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom. Bialystock is a past-his-prime producer who swindles elderly ladies out of their money. Bloom is a mousy auditor whose book-checking inspires Bialystock: He'll launch an intentionally terrible production, presell tickets and make off with the cash once it bombs. Their stooge: a no-name playwright named Franz Liebkind (Will Ferrell). Also starring Uma Thurman.

The Ringer, cc dvs, Twentieth Century Fox Films, rated PG-13
With a dead-end job and a pile of debt, Steve Barker (Johnny Knoxville) decides that the best way to get ahead is to pretend to be mentally disabled so he can fix the Special Olympics. When his fellow Olympians realize he's a fake, they recruit Steve to help them take down the reigning champion.

Debuting December 25: Rumor Has It... cc only, Warner Bros. Pictures, rated PG-13
Sarah (Jennifer Aniston) agrees to marry her boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo), even though she's not sure it's the right thing to do. Meanwhile, her career has hit the skids, leaving her writing obituaries at The New York Times. At her sister's wedding, Sarah meets Internet millionaire Beau (Kevin Costner), who has a secret connection to her family.


AMC Century 15, Los Angeles, CA
Auditorium 11 (and a second auditorium is coming soon)
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
310 277-2011 (voice)

AMC Eastridge Mall 15
Auditorium 9
1 Eastridge Mall
San Jose, CA
408 223-0262 (voice)

AMC Firewheel Town Center 18
Auditorium 8
3178 George Bush Parkway
Garland, TX
972 530-2262 (voice)

AMC Kent Station 14 (two systems, two auditoriums equipped!)
Auditoriums 3 & 4
Kent, WA
253 850-2684 (voice)

AMC Northlake 14 Theatres (two systems, two auditoriums equipped!)
Auditoriums 3 and 4
7325 Northlake Mall Drive
Charlotte, NC
704 643-4262 (voice)

Consolidated Manchester 14 - First MoPix installation in SC!
1935 Cinema Drive
Rock Hill, SC
803 980-8181 (voice)
film and showtime info:, link to RWC/DVS on left side of home page

Consolidated Kingstowne 16
Auditorium 8
5910 Kingstowne Town Center
Kingstowne, VA
703 719-0784 (voice)
film and showtime info:, link to RWC/DVS on left side of home page

Consolidated New Town Cinemas 12
Auditorium 5
4911 Courthouse Street
Williamsburg, VA
757 253-7653 (voice)
film and showtime info:, link to RWC/DVS on left side of home page


AMC Randhurst 16, Mount Prospect, IL
AMC South Barrington 30, S. Barrington, IL
AMC Northbrook 14, Northbrook, IL
Loews Kips Bay Theaters, New York City (Jan 2006)
Loews Lincoln Square 12, New York City (Jan 2006)
Loews Magic Johnson Theatre-Harlem, New York City (Jan 2006)
Loews Rotterdam Square Mall 6, Schenectady, NY (Jan 2006)
Loews Stoney Brook 15, Stoney Brook, NY (Jan 2006)
Loews Town Square 9, Vestal, NY (Jan 2006)
Loews Webster Twelve 12, Webster, NY (Jan 2006)
Loews Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY (Jan 2006)
Muvico Baywalk 20, St. Petersburg, FL (two auditoriums will be equipped at this location)
National Amusements Linden Blvd. Multiplex Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY (Jan 2006)
National Amusements Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, Jamaica, NY (Jan 2006)

Link to the full list of MoPix-equipped theater locations at


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 full list of MoPix locations, searchable by state, first go to and link to "View Theaters".

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

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

Clearview Cinemas:

Consolidated Theatres:, link to RWC/DVS on left side of home page

Crown Theatres:

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

Loews Cineplex (US locations):

Loews Cineplex/Famous Players theatres (Canada):

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

Additional chains with MoPix systems are not yet listing MoPix-accessible film information on their sites at this time: Carmike Theatres, Celebration Cinemas (A Jack Loeks Company), Douglas Theaters, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres and Megaplex Theaters


Here are the great new DVS Home Video titles available for the holidays. Please visit for more information, including ordering information and prices.

Fantastic Four (FoxVideo, rated PG-13)
Fever Pitch (FoxVideo, rated PG-13)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (FoxVideo, rated PG-13)
Cinderella Man (Universal Home Video, rated PG-13)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal Home Video, rated R)
Batman Begins (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, rated PG-13)
The Polar Express (Warner Home Video, rated PG)


These two DVD titles will have the description track created for their release in theaters available on the mainstream DVDs, sold in stores and online retailers --- Cinderella Man and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (rated version only). Bravo to Universal Home Video for their continued commitment to access!


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

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(comedy, family, sequel - rated PG)

Fun with Dick and Jane from Sony Pictures
(comedy, crime, remake - rated PG-13)

Munich from Universal Pictures
(drama, historical - rated R)

The Producers from Universal Pictures
(musical, comedy, remake - rated PG-13)

The Ringer from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(comedy, sports - rated PG-13)

King Kong from Universal Pictures
(fantasy, drama - rated PG-13)

The Family Stone from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(drama, comedy - rated PG-13)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe from Buena Vista Pictures
(fantasy, adventure, family - rated PG)

Memoirs of a Geisha from Sony Pictures
(drama, historical - rated PG-13)

Rent from Sony Pictures
(drama, musical - rated PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Warner Bros. Pictures
(adventure, fantasy - rated PG-13)

Walk the Line from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(biography, musical, drama - rated PG-13)

Pride and Prejudice from Universal Pictures and Focus Features
(romance - rated PG)

Chicken Little, an animated film from Buena Vista Pictures
(animated, children's, comedy - rated G)

Jarhead from Universal Pictures
(war, drama, comedy - rated R)

Now playing with captions only (DVS is not available for these films):

(Debuting December 25) Rumor Has It... from Warner Bros. Pictures
(comedy - rated PG-13)

Syriana from Warner Bros. Pictures
(spy, drama - rated R)


* Bandidas starring Selma Hayek and Penelope Cruz from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jan 6) (cc dvs)
* Grandma's Boy from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jan 6) (cc dvs)
* Hoodwinked from The Weinstein Company (Jan 13) (cc only)
* Underworld: Evolution from Sony Pictures (Jan 20) (cc dvs)
* Big Mamma's House 2 starring Martin Lawrence and Nia Long from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jan 27) (cc dvs)
* Roving Mars, a large format film from Buena Vista Pictures (Jan 27) (cc only)
* Tristan and Isolde starring James Franco and Sophia Myles from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Feb 3) (cc dvs)
* Curious George from Universal Pictures (Feb 10) (cc dvs)
* The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin from MGM/Columbia Pictures (Feb 10) (cc dvs)
* The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston from Universal Pictures (Feb 17) (cc dvs)
* Eight Below from Buena Vista Pictures (Feb 17) (cc only)
* Doogal from The Weinstein Company (Feb 24) (cc only)
* The Shaggy Dog from Buena Vista Pictures (Mar 10) (cc only)
* V for Vendetta starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving from Warner Bros. Pictures (Mar 17) (cc only)
* Slither from Universal Pictures (Mar 31) (cc dvs)
* Accepted from Universal Pictures (Apr 21) (cc dvs)
* The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks from Columbia Pictures ((May 19) (cc with dvs tba)
* Over the Hedge from DreamWorks Pictures (May 19) (cc with dvs tba)
* Cars, an animated film from Buena Vista Pictures and Pixar Entertainment (Finding Nemo, The Incredibles) with the voices of Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and Richard Petty (Jun 9) (cc dvs)
* The Fast and the Furious 3 from Universal Pictures (Jun 16) (cc dvs)
* The Inside Man starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster and directed by Spike Lee from Universal Pictures (Jun 27) (cc dvs)
* Miami Vice starring Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Colin Farrell from Universal Pictures (Jul'06) (cc dvs)
* You, Me and Dupree starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Michael Douglas from Universal Pictures (Jul '06) (cc dvs)
* Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest starring Johnny Depp from Buena Vista Pictures (Jul 7) (cc dvs)
* Children of Men from Universal Pictures (Sept 29) (cc dvs)
* Invincible from Buena Vista Pictures (Oct 6) (cc with dvs tba)
* Flushed Away from DreamWorks Pictures (Nov 3) (cc with dvs tba)
* The Santa Clause 3 (Nov 3) (cc with dvs tba)
* Deja Vu from Buena Vista Pictures (Nov 22) (cc with dvs tba)
* Meet the Robinsons (Dec 20) (cc with dvs tba)
* Good Shepherd from Universal Pictures (Dec 22) (cc dvs)
* All the Kings Men starring Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet from Columbia Pictures (tba 2006 debut) (cc with dvs tba)
* Lucky You starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Debra Messing and Robert Duvall from Warner Bros. Pictures (tba 2006 debut) (cc only)
* Shrek 3 from DreamWorks Pictures (May 18 '07) (cc with dvs tba)
* Transformers from DreamWorks Pictures (Jul 4 '07) (cc with dvs tba)


Closed captioning and description of films provided by the Media Access Group at WGBH, a nonprofit division of Boston public broadcaster WGBH. The Rear Window Captioning and DVS Theatrical systems were developed by WGBH to make feature films accessible the date films open in theaters nationwide— and during 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 systems, please visit, e-mail or call 617 300-3700 v, 617 300-2489 TTY.

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