Picks and Pans Review: Monkey See, Monkey Do
David Schwimmer's pet monkey Marcel retired from the show last April—but not from show business. (Guess who that was opposite Jerry Seinfeld in a recent American Express commercial.)
Outbreak. The outbreak of an Ebola-type virus is traced to an African monkey.
Congo. An expedition team runs into a band of killer gorillas in Africa.
Chicago Hope. In an ongoing story, a lab monkey, after being infected with AIDS, bites nurse Diane Grad (Jayne Brook). Stay tuned.
Cutthroat Island. Hey, are you a pirate who hates to deal with a squawking parrot on your shoulder all day? Do what Geena Davis does and get a shoulder-perching monkey.
Toy Story. Woody and Buzz get all the ink, but it's the Barrel of Monkeys who form a rope in a rescue scene. Best supporting actors? If only they hadn't fallen.
Jumanji. Our fine, hairy friends show their range in this board game gone amok. They rob, they loot, they create a force nastier than the LAPD.
12 Monkeys. The old bait and switch. The title promises actual monkeys, but what does the movie give you? Brad Pitt. Grrrr.
Dunston Checks In.
A boy and an orangutan (Dunston) foil a burglary in a hotel owned by Faye Dunaway. She last worked with Brando—what draws Dunaway to costars with strangely reddish hair?
Ed. Ed is a chimp on a minor league baseball team in this March comedy. Friends' Matt LeBlanc is a pitcher. They bond.