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'Won't Back Down,' 'Looper' open this weekend at the box office: Zwecker

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

FOX Chicago's entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker took a look at two of the new movies opening in theaters this weekend: "Won't Back Down" and "Looper."

I think "Won't Back Down" will certainly resonate with Chicago audiences, due to the recent teacher strike.

The film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as a single mom and a teacher, respectively, who fight the bureaucracies of both the teachers union and the school board to try and take control of a failing public school.

I recently sat down with Maggie and Viola to talk about this timely film.

Also opening Friday is the amazing time-travel thriller "Looper," where the mafia of the future sends back its victims to the past to be killed.

This is a smart, original story - with Joseph Gordon-Leavitt playing a younger version of Bruce Willis' character - who suddenly confronts him face-to-face.

When I talked to Gordon-Leavitt, he told me about the challenges of playing a younger Bruce Willis.

I definitely recommend these two films - both are must-sees.

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