This weekend's movies include the Michael Fassbender drug-trafficking thriller "The Counselor" and "Jackass" spin-off "Bad Grandpa."
From director Ridley Scott and first-time screenwriter / long-time novelist Cormac McCarthy, "The Counselor" tells a twisted story of power, deceit, and violence. Michael Fassbender's Counselor gets tangled up in the underground world of drug trafficking, along with Javier Bardem's spikey-haired club owner Rainer and Brad Pitt's cowboy Westray. But one woman, Reiner's eccentric girlfriend Malkina (Cameron Diaz), may pose a problem, not only for the deal, but for Counselor's relationship with his new fiancee (Penelope Cruz).
Johnny Knoxville brings his signature "Jackass" humor to the big scree once again, this time with a (loose) plot and a senior citizen disguise. In "Bad Grandpa" Knoxville dons old-age makeup to play Irving Zisman, a raunchy and ridiculous 86-year-old -- pretty much Knoxville's old-man counterpart -- who goes on a journey with his young "grandson." Throughout their trip, however, Zisman pulls "Jackass"-style pranks on unsuspecting marks, with hidden cameras around to catch it all.
Also, in limited release:
- "Blue Is the Warmest Color," winner of the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, follows the love story between two girls. To know more about the film's impact and controversial check out Moviefone's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" primer.
- Jehane Noujaim's Sundance award-winning documentary "The Square" explores the real story behind the Egyptian revolution and the activists who risked their lives.
- In the documentary "Wilde Salome," Al Pacino, who stars, directs, and co-writes, examines and reinterprets Oscar Wilde's controversial play "Salome." The film also stars Jessica Chastain and Estelle Parsons.