New on DVD
FRANKENWEENIE: Young Victor (the voice of Charlie Tahan) conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life. Directed by Tim Burton. Also stars the voices of Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short. Rated PG.
TAKEN 2: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his wife (Famke Janssen) are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter (Maggie Grace). Rated PG-13.
To Rome With Love: Woody Allen’s ode to the romantic city of Rome tells the intertwining stories of a worker who wakes up to find himself a celebrity, an architect who takes a trip back to the street he lived on as a student, a young couple on their honeymoon and a frustrated opera director who has a talent for singing. Stars Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, Alec Baldwin. Rated R.
WON’T BACK DOWN: Two determined mothers (Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal) work to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Also stars Holly Hunter. Rated PG.
ANGER MANAGEMENT: Charlie Sheen’s therapy-comedy comeback: A guy is sentenced to anger management counseling. Returns to FX on Thursday.
Enlightened: The Complete First Season: A self-destructive woman (Laura Dern) has a spiritual awakening and becomes determined to live an enlightened life. Also stars Dern’s real-life mom, Diane Ladd.
Game Change: This cable film about the 2008 presidential campaign starts with the realization by the John McCain (Ed Harris) team that they’ll need a game changer if they hope to defeat Barack Obama. Enter Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore).
Smash: Season One: This NBC series about staging a Broadway musical stars American Idol alumna Katharine McPhee and Broadway veteran Megan Hilty. The second season begins in early February.