In this animated, greatly enjoyable Disney-Pixar sequel from writer-director Brad Bird – which followed the original “Incredibles” 14 years later – the superhero clan suddenly is a family without a cause, since the government bureau they worked for has been shut down ... but all might not be lost, since a technology guru (voiced by “Better Call Saul’s”
Bob Odenkirk) offers to give them a base to continue protecting the world from evil. Elastigirl (voice of
Holly Hunter) specifically is called back into action while her husband (voice of Craig T. Nelson) plays
“Mr. Mom” at home. Keep your eye on the youngest member of the Incredibles’ family, Jack-Jack, highly amusing in his own right. Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini and director Bird also are heard. DVD extras: audio commentary by animators; “Bao” short subject. (PG: P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand) Just because Christopher Robin grew up doesn’t mean he forgot about Winnie the Pooh and his other animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. That’s the hearttugging conceit of this pleasant Disney movie, which is in the hands of the right director: Marc Forster, who expanded on the background of another classic story in “Finding Neverland.” As played quite well by Ewan McGregor, the adult Christopher Robin is a family man and business drone who has lost many of the qualities that made him special ... not only
to himself, but also to the animated Pooh and company. They reunite with him to try to show him the way back, but they all have to be found first. Pooh is voiced by Jim Cummings. Hayley Atwell co-stars as Christopher Robin’s wife. (PG: AS) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand) Producer, director and co-writer Spike Lee’s intense, true drama follows a novice police detective (played by John David Washington) who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in early-1970s Colorado Springs. He seeks assistance in the mission from a colleague (Adam Driver), and both then risk their safety to maintain their undercover identities as they get ever closer to the heart of the local Klan chapter. The strong cast also includes Topher Grace
(as David Duke), Corey Hawkins, Laura Harrier, Alec Baldwin, Ryan Eggold, Nicholas Turturro and the legendary Harry Belafonte. DVD extras: extended theatrical trailer; “making-of” documentary.
(R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand) Embodied by Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in the 1973 version, Devil’s Island convicts Henri Charriere (on whose writings the story is based) and Louis Dega are played by familiar television faces Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”) in this retelling of the saga. Though the two men become close friends, Charriere has an unquenchable thirst for freedom, and Dega agrees to help him escape in exchange for protection within prison boundaries. Co-stars include Tommy Flanagan and Eve Hewson, but the true interest here lies in gauging how well the main stars fare with roles previously done so effectively by two screen legends.
(R: AS, N, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray) Cox as the patriarch, a media tycoon whose questionable health puts control of the company in play among him and his four children (Sarah Snook,
Alan Ruck, Jeremy Strong, Kieran
Culkin). None of their paths is an easy one, given other alliances and conflicts they have both within and outside their bloodline. Peter Friedman, James Cromwell, Caitlin FitzGerald, Eric
Bogosian and David Rasche also are in the impressive ensemble of actors for the show, which has been renewed for a second season. (Not rated: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)