‘Peppermint’ and ‘The Nun’ among this week’s new releases


Photo: Tony Rivetti; © 2017 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.(LOS ANGELES) -- Here are the films opening nationwide on Friday:

* Peppermint -- Jennifer Garner plays a young mother, out for revenge against a cartel that killed her husband and daughter. Also starring Kong: Skull Island's John Ortiz, The Newsroom's John Gallagher Jr., Narcos' Juan Pablo Raba and Tyson Ritter. Rated R.


* The Nun -- This spinoff of The Conjuring 2, and the fifth installment in The Conjuring franchise, follows a priest and a novice -- played by Demián Bichir and American Horror Story: Murder House's Taissa Farmiga, respectively -- who are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in 1952 Romania and are confronted by a demonic nun. Rated R.


* God Bless the Broken Road -- A financially strapped young mother -- played by Lindsay Pulsipher -- struggles to raise her young daughter after losing her husband in Afghanistan. Jordin Sparks and Army Wives' Kim Delaney also star. Rated PG.


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