This week at the movies, Captain America is back, fighting for what's right in a world where that's not always so clear.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is by far the most exciting and intriguing of the stand-alone Marvel superhero movies since "The Avengers" mash-up. It's really a conspiracy thriller, as Cap (Chris Evans) discovers something very dark at the heart of S.H.I.E.L.D. and must go against authority to combat it. With a strong cast, led by veterans Samuel L. Jackson (as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s bad-ass boss Nick Fury) and Robert Redford (as Fury's boss; let that sink in for a moment), this movie blends brains with action.
Another movie worth making time for especially for kids, but not exclusively is the animated tale "Ernest & Celestine," a gentle tale of a plucky young mouse who bucks convention and befriends a street-musician bear. The movie is drawn with graceful simplicity, and the characters are charming and cute as a button. The English-language dub features Forest Whitaker and Mackenzie Foy voicing the title roles.