THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING: 5/29/09

PICK OF THE WEEK

Up Critics are giving Up rave reviews and say that it is an exciting, hilarious, heartfelt adventure that is impeccably crafted and told with wit and depth. Disney•Pixar's Up is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. Up will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D in select theaters. SCARY MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Drag Me To Hell Drag Me To Hell is getting great reviews with critics calling it a frightening, hilarious, delightfully campy thrill ride. Christine Brown is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend. Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. After she pisses of the old woman, she is placed under a powerful curse of the Lamia, transforming her life into a living hell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable: How far will she go to break free of the curse? FOREIGN FILM OF THE WEEK

Departures Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, Departures is a delightful journey into the heartland of Japan as well an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage. Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled Departures thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer," a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living. check movie showtimes
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  • You and Annie should watch Up and then tell me how it is! Maybe even do a review of it after you watch it? I wish I was in town to see it this weekend!
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