Among this week’s new releases in theaters and online, an old mining town acts out events of 100 years ago in “Bisbee ’17,” a high school bookworm looks for a way to win a hot jock’s heart and make friends with a rival in “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” horror lurks in an ancient monastery in “The Nun,” and a bereaved woman becomes a vigilante in “Peppermint.”
Bisbee ’17 (PG)
US release date: September 5
Story: Locals of Bisbee, Arizona, in southwestern USA recreate the events of July 1917 when over half the town’s population was illegally deported on behalf of a mining company.
Directed by Sundance Film Festival award winner Robert Greene
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser (PG-13)
Select release dates: September 7 (Netflix)
Story: When Stanford-hopeful Sierra receives a message from one of her school’s football players, she realizes he thinks she’s someone else. So she comes up with a plan to win him over and make a new friend in the process.
Starring Shannon Purser (“Riverdale,” “Stranger Things”) Kristine Froseth (TV series “Junior”), Noah Centineo (“The Fosters, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”) and RJ Cyler (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) and directed by Ian Samuels (feature film debut).
The Nun (R)
Select release dates: Australia, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore – September 6; Canada, India, South Africa, UK, USA, Vietnam – September 7; Hong Kong – September 20
Story: Taking place before the “Annabelle” and “The Conjuring” horror movies, a young novitiate travels to a remote Romanian monastery where unspeakable evil lurks.
Starring Taissa Farmiga (“Anna,” “American Horror Story”), Demián Bichir (“Alien: Covenant,” “The Bridge”), Bonnie Aarons (“The Conjuring 2”) and directed by Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”).
Select release dates: Netherlands, Singapore – September 6; Canada, USA – September 7; France – September 12; Hong Kong – September 20; UK – September 21; South Africa – November 2; Australia – November 15
Story: After her family is killed in a cartel shooting, Riley North puts herself through five years of intensive training in order to fight the cartel and the corrupt officials it bought out.
Starring Jennifer Garner (“Alias,” “”Dallas Buyers Club”) and directed by Pierre Morel (“Taken,” “From Paris with Love”).