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Calendar, Night&Day And a Monkey Shall Lead Them

And a Monkey Shall Lead Them

Curious George always seems to have such a good time in spite of what's going on around him, much of it his own doing. He escapes any and all confines, narrowly missing detection at every turn, and he never seems…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of February 20:

Apartment Zero (Anchor Bay) Babel (Paramount) The Bros. (Lions Gate) Crooked (Lions Gate) Crossover (Sony) Curious George: Zoo Night and Other Animal Stories (Universal) Dark Castle Horror Collection (Warner Bros.) Flushed Away (Paramount) For Your Consideration (Warner Bros.) Gandhi: 25th…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of September 26:

Beowulf & Grendel (Anchor Bay) The Book of Daniel: The Complete Series (Universal) Bratz: Passion Fashion Diamondz (Fox) Con Man (Docurama) Curious George (Universal) Danger Mouse: The Final Seasons (A&E) Daniel Boone: Season 1 and Season 2 (Goldhil) Dark Shadows:…
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Film, Idle Curiosity

Idle Curiosity

That Curious George existed at all -- much less as a franchise, an icon enduring some 65 years -- was a result of "happy circumstance," wrote Houghton Mifflin publisher Anita Silvey with some understatement in 1991, upon the 50th anniversary…
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Dining, Eat Rock 'n' Bowl

Rock 'n' Bowl

In a childhood crowded with Curious George, Augustus Gloop, and the collected works about Tintin and his dog Snowy, Stone Soup was one of my favorite works of literature. It tells the story of three soldiers who wander, cold and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Drawing in the Shadows

Drawing in the Shadows

Noir's reach approaches the absurd -- witness the Roxie's recent festival, which featured "diesel noir," "swamp noir," and numerous other previously unnamed variants. The Red Vic picks up the gauntlet by exploring yet another hybrid in its "Cartoon Noir" show,…
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Calendar, Halloween

Night Crawler

Cycle Cinema A short man with glasses and a pinstriped dress jacket describes his vehicle to the valet: make, color, and distinguishing characteristics, in this case, the fuzzy orange dingleballs that proudly proclaim the owner's singularity. The lithe attendant squints…
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