New DVD releases for Tuesday, Feb. 3, include the satire “Dear White People,” Simon Pegg’s “Hector and the Search for Happiness,” the actioners “John Wick” and “Dracula Untold,” and the horror flick “Ouija.”
Searching for “Happiness,” “Dear White People” or “John Wick”? The DVDs are out Tuesday, Feb. 3. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
★★★½ “Dear White People” (R): Director Justin Simien sets the stage for conflicts between various groups at a fictional, self-consciously cool university, where whites outnumber blacks. Driving much of the satire’s story is a biracial radio personality (played by Tessa Thompson) who addresses her audience as “dear white people.” Tyler James Williams co-stars.
★★★ “Hector and the Search for Happiness” (R): A successful yet dissatisfied London psychiatrist (Simon Pegg) goes out into the world to look for what it is that makes us happy.
★★½ “John Wick” (R): Keanu Reeves plays a man on a mission: Exterminate the evildoers who killed his cute little puppy.
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★★ “Dracula Untold” (PG-13): Even the vampire gets an origin story, which goes back to the 15th century when Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans) makes a deal with a truly nasty demon (Charles Dance) to give him the strength to crush his enemies.
★½ “The Best of Me” (PG-13): Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, the romance follows two high-school sweethearts (Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden) who meet again after some 20 years.
★ “Ouija” (PG-13): The kids in this flick (Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca Santos, Shelley Hennig, Douglas Smith) will regret picking up that scary board game.