December 29th, 2012: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Lemony Snicket

Cast and Crew:  Brad Silberling (Director); Robert Gordon (Screenwriter); Lemony Snicket (Novel series); Thomas Newman (Music); Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O’Hara, Billy Connolly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzman, Jennifer Coolidge, Meryl Streep, Jude Law

What It’s About: The three Baudelaire orphans are sent to live with their uncle, Count Olaf, who is interested in the vast fortune left behind by their parents, who mysteriously died in a fire.

Why Watch it Today?: Today is the birthday of Jude Law, who serves as the film’s mysterious narrator, a word which here means ‘person who presents evidence he has gathered through perilous investigation of a despicable crime.’

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