New DVD releases for Tuesday, Feb. 10, include the Oscar-nominated “Nightcrawler” (for best original screenplay), Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton’s “Laggies,” Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” and Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”
Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler,” which received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay, makes its way onto DVD Tuesday, Feb. 10, along with Lynn Shelton’s made-in-Seattle “Laggies” and Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater.” 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.
★★★ “Nightcrawler” (R): A freelance video stringer (Jake Gyllenhaal) for a news show goes out in search of creepy crime footage.
★★★ “Rosewater” (R): In Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, an Iranian-born journalist (Gael García Bernal), accused of being a spy for the West, is imprisoned and tortured by the Islamic regime in Iran. Kim Bodnia plays his inquisitor, named Rosewater.
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★★★½ “Kill the Messenger” (R): Jeremy Renner digs in as an obsessive reporter tracking a government conspiracy.
★★★½ “Predestination” (R): The taleteller (played as both male and female by Australian actress Sarah Snook) is taken on a journey through time by a bartender (Ethan Hawke) with an agenda.
★★★ “Force Majeure” (R): In this Swedish drama, a husband (Johannes Bah Kuhnke) and wife (Lisa Loven Kongsli) reveal their true natures in a moment of crisis.
★★½ “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG): Disney’s updated version of Judith Viorist’s 1972 children’s book finds slapstick in modern suburbia. Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould star.
★★½ “On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter” (PG): Dana Brown follows up his father Bruce Brown’s 1971 motorcycle documentary with a contemporary look at racers and stunt riders.