Just when you thought Hollywood couldn't squeeze out another superhero sequel, The Incredibles are back in "The Incredibles 2" and spoiler alert: it's terrific. Holly Hunter and Craig T. Nelson are back as the voices of Bob and Helen Parr, better known as their alter egos Mister Incredible and Elastigirl. For this adventure, homebody Helen finds herself in the superhero spotlight battling evil villain Screenslaver, but this time all on her own. Meantime, Mister Incredible takes on his toughest challenge yet, stay-at-home dad caring for the couple's three incredible kids. I don't want to give anymore away, but trust me, "The Incredibles 2" is one of those rare movies that parents and kids can actually enjoy together. It's fun, imaginative, and the animation is such eye-candy you could watch it with the sound off and still get sucked in.
I give "Incredibles 2" 4 out of 5 capes.
While most celebrity documentaries try to pull back the layers and reveal the true person behind the persona, the shocking surprise of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" is that Fred Rogers was exactly what he appeared to be: a kind and brilliant man who understood that children's emotions were just as important as adult's - maybe more. The film also reminds us of the critical role Rogers played in saving public television from the budget axe in the late 1960s. I found this movie intensely emotional and I felt grateful to have grown up watching Fred Rogers, and sad that no voice like his exists for children on TV today.
I give "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" 5 out of 5 trolleys, go see it!