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Friday’ openings: Ways to face the afterlife


Horror, thrills and drama are on tap for Friday, if the national movie-release schedule is any indication — which it usually is. Friday's openings should look something like this:

"The Nun": Another segment in "The Conjuring" series, this horror flick is set in 1952 and involves a priest and nun investigating a suicide at a convent. Cue to what Fathers Merrin and Karras chant in "The Exorcist."

"Peppermint": Jennifer Garner plays a woman planning revenge on the drug-cartel members who killed her husband and daughter. She's pretty far from OK.

"God Bless the Broken Road": Inspired by a song by Rascal Flatts (originally the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), writer-director Harold Cronk adapted a novel by Jennifer Dornbush about a grieving widow who meets a race-car driver. For more information, see Cronk's resumé.

As always, I'll update when the local theaters finalizes their bookings.

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