Finding out movie information on-the-go just
got a little bit easier with the launch of a new service called Forty Three Kix that responds to texted queries with
movie locations and showtimes based on the user's location. The free service works on any SMS-enabled handset from all
of the major carriers, with support for regional networks promised at a later date, and requires only partial movie
titles (even misspelled ones) or select keywords in order to supply a result. Forty Three Kix, who seem to have adopted
their name based on their phone number (43549, or 43KIX) as opposed to vice versa, also offer an online movie
"blog" where film buffs can submit what we imagine will be rather humorous reviews via SMS ("OMG!
garfield2 t0tally 0wns garfield1!!!"). Additionally, the company offers a subscription service for
automatically delivering new release info to your phone, and allows you to forward showtime information to friends so
they can discover how bad your taste in movies really is.