Reiner (Javier Bardem) and Malkina (Cameron Diaz) are a couple whose relationship is about to undergo seismic changes in “The Counselor.”
The Counselor features Fassbender, Bardem; Knoxville stars in Bad Grandpa. A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:
The Counselor Genre: Thriller Cast: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt Director: Ridley Scott Rated: R
Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy have joined forces in the motion picture thriller “The Counselor,” starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt.
McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s one-time dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.
Told with wit, and ultimately violence and pathos, “The Counselor” is a cautionary tale about mistakenly tempting fate. It is, says Cormac McCarthy “about people who get involved in something they should have stayed out of.”
Once dubbed the “Shakespeare of the West,” McCarthy's unforgettable characters have captivated the imaginations of millions of readers. While several of his novels – including “No Country for Old Men,” “The Road” and “All The Pretty Horses” – have been turned into films, McCarthy surprised everyone when he turned in the screenplay for “The Counselor.”
Its characters are remarkable, the circumstances disquieting, and McCarthy’s wit and humor make the nightmare scenarios even darker.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Genre: Comedy Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Jason "Wee Man" Acuña, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Dave England and Ehren McGhehey Director: Jeff Tremaine Rated: R
86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion, his 8-year-old Grandson Billy in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.”
This October, the signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on film.
Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens.
Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
The Square Genre: Documentary Director: Jehane Noujaim Not rated
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years.
“The Square” is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces: from a brutal army dictatorship willing to crush protesters with military tanks, to a corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters.
The Pin Genre: Drama Cast: Milda Gecaite, Grisha Pasternak, Paskal Vaklev and David Fox Director: Naomi Jaye Rated: R
An embittered elderly Shomer, a religious watchman responsible for guarding the souls of the dead before their burial, comes face-to-face with his long lost first love Leah when her dead body is wheeled into the morgue one fateful night.
Time melts as he relives their days and nights spent hiding in a barn in Lithuania, fighting for survival as World War Two rages around them. Brought together in these extreme circumstances, what starts as mistrust develops into love, marriage and ultimately murder.
In the end, the Shomer is able to find peace after a lifetime of regret by fulfilling a promise he made to the young Leah on their last night together.