NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 The Costco Connection 45
ARTS & ENTERTAINMEN T
Top family entertainment arrives on
DVD and Blu-ray, just in time for the holidays, including the following.
Incredibles ;. Everyone’s favourite family
of superheroes is back in Incredibles ;, but
this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter)
is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of
Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice
of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck
Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics
of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for
everyone, made tougher by the fact that the
family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s
emerging superpowers. When a new villain
hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the
family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L.
Jackson) must ;nd a way to work together
again. PG. (Item ;;;;;;;;; ;;/;)
The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
Another young person’s classic comes to the
big screen with this adaptation of the ;;;;
hit novel of the same name. When ;;-year-
old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) is orphaned, he
is sent to live with a wacky uncle in a creaky
old house that has a mysterious tick-tock
emanating from within. It turns out that
Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) is a warlock,
but not the most competent. His neigh-
bour, Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett),
is a good witch and has higher-end skills,
but the whole seemingly sleepy town har-
bours a secret world of warlocks, witches
and creatures in many incarnations. PG.
(Item ;;;;;;;;; ;;/;;).—Steve Fisher
and thrills THIS ISSUE’S book pick is The Girl They Left
Behind, by Roxanne
Veletzos. Inspired by a
true story, this novel is
about a Jewish girl,
Natalia, who is adopted
by a wealthy childless
couple in Bucarest in
1941, during the first
years of World War II.
As an adult, Natalia continues to learn
details about her biological parents and
why they left her behind. Readers follow
her story as she also makes difficult
decisions about the man who brought
love into her life.
twists and turns, this
book is full of mystery and surprises.
Veletzos’ The Girl
They Left Behind (Item
#1270780; 10/30) is
available in all Costco
THIS ISSUE’S kids’ pick is
Fantastic Beasts: The
Crimes of Grindelwald—
The Original Screen-play,
by J.K. Rowling.
Wizards unite! In this
The Girl They Left Behind The Crimes of Grindelwald
second instalment the
powerful dark wizard
Gellert Grindelwald has
escaped and is slowly
gathering followers to help
fulfil his sinister agenda.
In an effort to thwart his plans, Albus
Dumbledore enlists the help of his former
student Newt Scamander. Love and loyalty
are tested in an increasingly divided world.
This beautiful edi-
tion features stunning
line art and a story that
will delight fans of the
books and films.
The Crimes of
#1130242; 11/16) is
available in all Costco
Jack Black checks for
a pulse in The House
with a Clock in Its Walls.