Movie News & Reviews

Movies opening in the Triangle Memorial Day weekend and the theaters where you’ll find them

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Disney/Film Frame

A roundup of the new films opening in the Triangle this week. Most will open here on Friday.

Baywatch

1/2

This highly anticipated reboot of the ’90s hit show “Baywatch” stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron – but it’s poorly edited, terribly written and tonally all over the place. But on the other hand, The Rock.

Opening at: Raleigh: North Hills, AMC 15, Grande, Brier Creek, Wakefield, Mission Valley, Six Forks. Cary: Crossroads, Cinebistro, Parkside. Morrisville: Park West. Garner: White Oak. Apex: Beaver Creek. Holly Springs: AMC Dine-In. Durham: Southpoint, Northgate, AMC Classic. Chapel Hill: Silverspot, Timberlyne, Lumina. Smithfield: Smithfield.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is about what you should expect from this well-worn franchise: it’s a cookie-cutter story that faithfully follows the same “Pirates” formula. It stars Johnny Depp, Brenton Thwaites, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom.

Opening at: Raleigh: North Hills, AMC 15, Marbles IMAX, Raleighwood, Grande, Brier Creek, Wakefield, Mission Valley, Six Forks. Cary: Crossroads, Cinebistro, Parkside. Morrisville: Park West. Garner: White Oak. Apex: Beaver Creek. Holly Springs: AMC Dine-In. Durham: Southpoint, Northgate, AMC Classic. Chapel Hill: Silverspot, Timberlyne, Lumina. Smithfield: Smithfield.

The Lovers

In “The Lovers,” Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a couple trapped in a marriage as drab as the dun-colored walls of their nondescript suburban house. The Washington Post says: “As a rare romantic comedy featuring actors who resemble real people . . . “The Lovers” combines otherwise contradictory values of realism and fantasy with incisive honesty and relaxed, unforced grace.”

Opening at: Grande. Durham: Carolina. Chapel Hill: Chelsea, Silverspot.

Chuck

1/2

“Chuck” is based on the true story of Chuck Wepner, the new Jersey heavyweight whose moment in the spotlight inspired Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky.” The Washington Post says it has its charms and calls it “the story of an unhappy man chasing after fame, while failing to notice that the people in his life already love him for who he is.” In this Philippe Falardeau-directed film, Wepner is played by Liev Schreiber.

Opening at: Chapel Hill: Silverspot.

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