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Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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The big-screen adap of the popular kiddie-book series follows three moneyed orphans trying to avoid being bumped off by their dastardly Uncle Olaf (Jim Carrey). It has one sprightly foot in a pointy Potter shoe, while the other trudges along in a grimier Night Of The Hunter boot. The fantasy-Gothic source material is pure Tim Burton, but it's Brad Moonlight Mile Silberling who moulds the eerie fairytale and manages to keep the multi-charactered Carrey on a tight enough rein to head off the trademark hysteria.