An Academy Award-winning film and another one nominated for Best Picture are now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Charter’s Video On Demand. The Oscar-winning Animated Feature Film “Big Hero 6” and Best Picture nominee “Whiplash” along with “Beyond the Lights” and “Horrible Bosses 2” are among the notable films released Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to Blu-ray.com.
“Big Hero 6” is a computer-animated action comedy adventure inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team and produced by Walt Disney. Rated PG and set in a future metropolis called San Fransokyo, “Big Hero 6” is about a teenage robotics prodigy, his large inflatable robot and their gang of high-tech heroes who try to uncover a dangerous criminal plot. A super 90 percent of reviews are positive and 92 percent of moviegoers liked “Big Hero 6,” according to movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film is “agreeably entertaining and brilliantly animated … briskly-paced, action-packed and often touching.”
“Whiplash” is an R-rated music drama about a young drummer who enrolls at a music conservatory where his mentor will stop at nothing to realize his potential. An excellent 95 percent of reviews are positive and 96 percent of moviegoers liked “Whiplash,” according to Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film is “intense, inspiring and well-acted” and “a brilliant sophomore effort from director Damien Chazelle and a riveting vehicle for stars J.K. Simmons and Miles Tellers.” Simmons won the Academy Award for Supporting Actor with his performance.
“Beyond the Lights,” rated PG-13, is a romantic drama about a singer struggling under the pressure of fame, until she meets a police officer with political aspirations, whose love helps her find the courage to become the artist she is meant to be. A solid 81 percent of reviews are positive and 81 percent of moviegoers liked “Lights,” according to Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film “transcends its formulaic storyline to deliver thoroughly entertaining drama …. thanks to smart direction and a powerhouse performance from Gugu Mbatha-Raw.”
“Horrible Bosses 2” is the R-rated comedy sequel to 2011’s ‘Horrible Bosses.’ In the sequel, three men decide to start their own business but fall prey to a slick investor, prompting the trio to kidnap the investor’s son to regain their business. A talented cast features Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Anniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz. Only 35 percent of reviews are positive and 53 percent of moviegoers liked “Bosses 2,” according to Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film “may trigger a few belly laughs among big fans of the original, but all in all, it’s a waste of a strong cast that fails to justify its own existence.”