What movies to own, rent, and stream this week

  • Movie

Won’t Back Down
(2012, PG)
Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal
A single mom and a teacher team up to fix their local school system against the odds in this passionate issue film. B+

To Rome with Love
(2012, R)
Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz
Allen’s extended European vacation continues with his latest churned-out picture-postcard comedy. B-

Taken 2
(2012, PG-13)
Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace
A by-the-numbers sequel that has Neeson losing track of his family yet again. Silly and lazy, but a cleverly made piece of merchandise. (Also on iTunes) C

Coming Soon

The Paperboy
(2012, R)
Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron
Director Lee Daniels follows up Precious with a luridly bizarre Southern potboiler. B- 1/22

End of Watch
(2012, R)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña
This sharp urban procedural is one of the best cop movies in a long time. A-1/22

End of Watch

  • Movie
  • R
  • 109 minutes
  • David Ayer