½ American Assassin — A young man suffers a terrible loss and is recruited to a top secret CIA assassin squad. With Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton. 11min. (R) for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune (NR) Annabelle: Creation — A nun and several girls from a closed orphanage move in with the bereaved dollmaker, his wife and the possessed doll in this horror sequel. With Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto. Directed by David F. Sandberg. 109 min. (R) for horror violence and terror.
Brad’s Status — Ben Stiller stars as a neurotic dad whose old friend makes him feel inferior about his life choices. With Austin Abrams and Jenna Fischer.