Seen and reviewed (Jan. 29)

New films in theaters this week:

— “Edge of Darkness” (rated R), a revenge-thriller that stars Mel Gibson as a Boston police detective.
— “When in Rome” (rated PG-13), a romantic fantasy starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel.

Poster art courtesy Warner Bros.

Neither of these films really qualifies as “best of the week” candidates. However, the grim-and-gritty “Edge of Darkness” — as ludicrous as it gets — is at least more watchable than “When in Rome.” That long-delayed comedy is an embarrassment to everyone involved in its production.

Which, if either, of these movies fit into your weekend viewing plans?

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