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Lemony Snicket on the Big Screen

A Series of Unfortunate Events is likely to be a boon for the nation's movie theaters. The dark comedy is based on three of the popular Lemony Snicket books. Jim Carrey plays the villain. NPR's Bob Mondello reviews the film.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.