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This Week in DVD: 1/15/13

Looking to shake the early winter doldrums? Before you head out or order in a movie out on DVD this week, take a look at our eclectic line-up of reviews including the action of Taken 2 and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, the martial arts mayhem of Swords of Dragons Gate, the drama of Won't Back Down, the visual splendour of Samsara, and the return of Woody Allen in To Rome with Love.

Won’t Back Down Review

Taking place in a magical and conservative world where teacher's unions are the most evil threats to our children and ukelele improv sessions are equal to Oscar bait, leading actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis work overtime to make the school based drama/polemic Won't Back Down not seem nearly as dreadful as it could have very easily been. That still doesn't make it good.