End of Watch (R) Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are two police officers marked for murder by a drug cartel in the latest gritty cop drama from writer-director David Ayer ( Training Day, Harsh Times).
Samsara (PG-13) The latest eye-popping documentary by Ron Fricke (who directed Baraka and served as cinematographer on Koyaanisqatsi) was shot over a period of five years in 25 countries, uncovering visual wonders both natural and man-made.
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai (unrated): The unpredictable Takashi Miike ( 13 Assassins) returns to the samurai genre with this drama about a disgraced swordsman seeking moral redemption.
Side By Side (unrated) Keanu Reeves produced this documentary that examines what the movie industry stands to gain — and lose — with the extinction of 35mm film. Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch and David Fincher are among the big names who weigh in.
Compliance (R) The staff at a fast-food restaurant cooperates with a police officer who calls the store and claims one of the employees may have committed a theft.
Dredd 3D (R) Karl Urban is the futuristic cop (previously played by Sylvester Stallone in 1995) who is judge, jury and executioner all in one.
House at the End of the Street (PG-13) A mother and daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence) move to a new home and discover the girl who lived next door murdered her parents. There goes the neighborhood!
The Master (R) A World War II veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) falls under the sway of the charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of a faith group in the latest film from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson ( Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood).
Trouble with the Curve (PG-13) Although he said Gran Torino would be his final screen performance, Clint Eastwood apparently changed his mind to play an aging baseball scout who takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along on his last recruiting trip. Justin Timberlake plays the young ballplayer who just might be good enough for the big leagues.
Boardwalk Empire (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) As this taut Prohibition-and-the-mob series launches its third season, the big news is that Atlantic City political boss Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) has a cute new girlfriend, Broadway dancer Billie Kent (Meg Chambers Steedle).
The Mob Doctor (9 p.m. Monday, Fox) In an interesting new take on medical dramas, Jordana Spiro ( My Boys, but don’t hold that against her) plays a young surgeon whose secret allegiance is to Chicago gangsters.
Revolution (10 p.m. Monday, NBC) If you still haven’t seen Hunger Games, here’s a cheap but still engaging substitute, with Tracy Spiridakos of the U.S. version of Being Human roaming a post-apocalyptic America with her trusty crossbow in hand.
American Experience: Death And The Civil War (8 p.m. Tuesday, WPBT-PBS 2) We talk about the awful death toll of the Vietnam War, in which 50,000 Americans died. Yet it, and every other conflict involving U.S. troops, pales next to the Civil War, which claimed 750,000 lives — 2.5 percent of the country’s entire population. This documentary explores the devastating impact of a war in which death left nearly no one untouched.
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