‘Flight,’ ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever,’ ‘Alex Cross’ | New DVDs
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Feb. 5, include “Flight,” with Denzel Washington; “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” with Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg; and “Alex Cross,” with Tyler Perry.
“Flight” lands on DVD Tuesday with two Oscar nominations to consider — best actor and original screenplay. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
“Flight” (R): As a respected airline pilot who is also an alcoholic and drug abuser, Denzel Washington delivers “one of the year’s finest performances,” according to Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald.
“Celeste and Jesse Forever” (R): It’s a different kind of romantic comedy about a divorcing couple (Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg) who seem made for each other.
“A Late Quartet" (R): Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mark Ivanir play members of an acclaimed Manhattan string quartet shaken by news that causes a ripple effect in relationships.
“Somewhere Between” (not rated): Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s documentary traces the stories of four high-school-age girls adopted from China by Americans.
“Here Comes the Boom” (PG): Kevin James puts on the gloves as a teacher who trains to become a mixed-martial-arts fighter to help save his school’s music program.
“Little White Lies” (not rated): True motives and priorities are bared among friends in this French comedy-drama starring François Cluzet, Jean Dujardin and Marion Cotillard.
“Alex Cross” (PG-13): A homicide detective/psychologist (Tyler Perry) investigates a series of gruesome murders — including one that is very personal.
“Deadfall” (R): Look who’s coming to Thanksgiving dinner in this crime drama that follows a menacing killer (Eric Bana) in dead-of-winter Michigan.
“My Worst Nightmare” (not rated): A French romantic comedy with Isabelle Huppert and Benoît Poelvoorde.
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