Opening this week at a theatre near you:

The Nun (2018) R

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A troubled priest (Demián Bichir) and a novice nun (Taissa Farmiga) are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun. The Nun Website

What to Watch For: The Demon Nun, played by Bonnie Aarons, also appeared in The Conjuring 2 (2014).

Word on the Street: This is the second film directed by Corin Hardy, the first was the horror film The Hallow (2015).

My Take: This is the fifth installment in The Conjuring universe.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Peppermint (2018) R

Peppermint

Photo courtesy of STX

A young mother (Jennifer Garner) is hellbent on getting revenge from her enemies who stole her life from her. Her husband and daughter are killed by a drive-by shooting and are let go on a technicality. Peppermint Website

What to Watch For: The director of this film, Pierre Morel, also directed The Gunman (2015) and From Pairs with Love (2010).

Word on the Street: The cast includes John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz and Method Man.

My Take: I’ll go see anything that Jennifer Garner is in.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

God Bless the Broken Road (2018) PG

God Bless the Broken Road

Photo courtesy of Freestyle Releasing

While grieving the loss of her husband, a financially struggling widow (Lindsay Pulsipher) tries to turn her life around with the help of a friend (Robin Givens) and a race car driver (Andrew W.Walker). God Bless the Broken Road Website

Word on the Street: The film is directed by Harold Cronk, who also directed God’s Not Dead (2014) and God’s Not Dead 2 (2016).

The film opens in Atlanta are theatres on Friday.

The Wife (2017) R

The Wife

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

A woman (Glenn Close) questions her life choices and what she gave up when she became the wife of a famous author (Max Irons), who is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Wife Website

What to Watch For: The film was nominated for the Film and Literature Award at the 2018 Film by the Sea International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The stellar cast includes Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, and Anne Starke.

My Take: Glenn Close makes any film better.

The film opens on Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema and The Springs Cinema and Taphouse

Nico, 1988 (2018)

Nico 1988

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

The last year of singer Nico’s (Trine Dyrhom) life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and other demons. Nico, 1988 Website

What to Watch For: The film was directed by award-winning director Susanna Nicchiarelli.

Word on the Street: The flashbacks to the 60s footage was shot by legendary filmmaker Jonas Mekas.

My Take: I know very little about Nico’s life other than she was famous due to her association with Andy Warhol.

The film opens exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

If you can’t go to the theater, then stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW:

Sunday

1:00 pm

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) Four teenagers (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Ryan Phillippe) become the target of a vengeful stalker after they accidentally hit a man while driving on a darkened road and try to cover up the accident.

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