New DVD releases for Tuesday, Feb. 24, include the animated “Big Hero 6,” the jazz drama “Whiplash,” the musical romance “Beyond the Lights” and the comedy “Horrible Bosses 2.”
Moving “Beyond the Lights” of Oscar night are several winners and one nominee coming out on DVD Tuesday, Feb. 24. 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 “Big Hero 6” (PG): Japanese anime meets Disney animation in this Oscar-winning tale of a 14-year-old boy (voiced by Ryan Potter) and his hug-dispensing potbellied robot (Scott Adsit).
★★★ “Whiplash” (R): Damien Chazelle’s jazz drama is a showcase for the two actors at its center: Miles Teller, as a 19-year-old drummer at an East Coast music conservatory, and J.K. Simmons as his sadistic teacher. “Whiplash” received three Academy Awards: for supporting actor (Simmons), sound mixing and film editing.
★★★ “Beyond the Lights” (PG-13): Writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love and Basketball”) brings Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”) to the forefront as an R&B singer struggling to manage her fame. Nate Parker plays the L.A. cop she falls for. The film was nominated for best original song (“Grateful”).
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★½ “Horrible Bosses 2” (R): The clueless guys (Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day) are back, this time getting screwed by an evil investor (Christoph Waltz).
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