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Movie review: 'Zookeeper'
Movie review: 'Zookeeper'

There's no "The" in the title of the Kevin James comedy "Zookeeper," and that lack of a definitive article pretty well encapsulates the generic fat man follies on display here. Shifting James' unhip-employee brand from the shopping center ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop") to the zoo might seem like a change of scenery, but you've seen this kind of underdog vindication before. The filmmakers, in this case five writers (including James) and director Frank Coraci, merely added talking animals, in much the way "artificial flavoring" distinguishes junk foods of negligible culinary value. James' titular working man is Griffin Keyes, introduced...

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