Here’s what’s happening on the movie scene in Seattle during the long weekend.

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These five movies land in Seattle-area theaters during the week of May 26. Here’s what our reviewers thought of them.


★½   “Baywatch” (R): Keep your expectations low, and this movie derived from the pop-culture TV artifact centered on surf, sand and fit bronzed bodies clad in revealing swimwear is passably enjoyable. See review

— Soren Andersen, Special to The Seattle Times


★½   “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (PG-13): Remember when the world was a different place, in 2003, and one “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie was enough? Yeah, we do, too. See review

— Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times arts critic


★½   “Buena Vista Social Club: Adios” (PG): This movie feels less like its own movie than a collection of film snippets swept off the cutting-room floor. If you’ve seen the original, you probably don’t need to see this one too. See review

— Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle


★★★★   “Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia” (not rated; mature audiences): This historical documentary offers insights into the rise of the Khmer Rouge in 1970s Cambodia, and how the nation has not fully come to terms with its years of genocide. See review

— Tom Keogh, Special to The Seattle Times


“The Commune” (unrated): Set in the mid-1970s and loosely based on the director’s own experiences this movie is about a woman of a certain age dealing with uncertain times. See review

— Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times