Director Danny DeVito turns Roald Dahl's story into a dark and whimsical fantasy about a smart, book-loving young girl whose parents send her to a boarding school run by mean-spirited Mrs. Trunchbill. After Matilda discovers she has telekinetic powers, she uses them to teach the cruel principal a lesson. With Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz, Rhea Perlman, and DeVito. 98 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; featurettes.