Trailers – Summary & Buzz: Film Openings  –  May 26  |

Trailers – Summary & Buzz: Film Openings  –  May 26 

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Poster

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales


Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Fantasy

38 Metascore
Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon.

Joachim Rønning | Espen Sandberg


Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom

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THE BUZZ: Disney’s promotional campaign for the long-in-the-works fifth POTC outing has kept the focus on Javier Bardem’s Captain Salazar and his ghost crew who are out to wipe out all pirates — especially Captain Jack Sparrow. With nods back to the original movie and plenty of inventiveness to be found in the trailers, this could be the most welcome sequel of the season.

Baywatch (2017) Poster



Certificate R   –   Action | Comedy | Drama

38 Metascore
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Seth Gordon


Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

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THE BUZZ: Just when you thought ’80s revivals had run aground, the long-planned Baywatch movie brings back the iconic red swimsuits (and rescue cans) as franchise-helper Dwayne Johnson is enlisted early on to resuscitate this property. Though awareness of the movie is broiling hot, it’s hard to tell if audiences will keep showing up for an R-rated take on a beloved softcore TV program.

Long Strange Trip (2017) Poster

Long Strange Trip


Certificate R   –   Documentary

78 Metascore
The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. Never-before-seen footage and interviews offer this unprecedented and unvarnished look at the life of the Dead.

Amir Bar-Lev


John Perry Barlow, Tom Constanten, Sam Cutler, Jerry Garcia

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THE BUZZ: Deadheads unite!

Producer Martin Scorsese and director Amir Bar-Lev’s epic documentary about The Grateful Dead premiered at Sundance earlier this year to rave reviews. Featuring never-before-seen interviews and concert footage, Bar-Lev chronicles the 30-year history of the band and the psychedelic subculture that surrounded it. “Long Strange Trip gives you a glimpse into the artists who risked their lives in search of a transcendental moment via the right combo of chords and camaraderie,” wrote Rolling Stone’s David Fear, and at four hours long, “It’s not nearly long enough.” -Matt

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) Poster

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios


Certificate PG   –   Documentary

75 Metascore
Revisit with the remaining original members of the Buena Vista Social Club and explore their contribution to the unknown history of Cuba.

Lucy Walker


Manuel ‘Guajiro’ Mirabal, Guajirito Mirabal, Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo

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THE BUZZ: The follow up to Wim Wenders’ Oscar-nominated documentary is flying under the radar as its distributor, Broad Green Pictures, has had curious operational issues that saw the project pulled from Sundance 2017 on the day it was supposed to have its world premiere. So it looks like the same music-loving audience might not yet be aware of this document of BVSC’s farewell tour that ultimately brings them home to Havana.

Drone (2017) Poster



  –   Thriller

Ideologies collide with fatal results when a military drone contractor meets an enigmatic Pakistani businessman.

Jason Bourque


Sean Bean, Patrick Sabongui, Mary McCormack, Maxwell Haynes

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THE BUZZ: Unlike the other recent movies about drone warfare, director Jason Bourque’s thriller concerns itself with what could happen when an war-game enemy decides to show up at your doorstep.



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