"The Counselor" (R)
"Bad Grandpa" (R)
Michael Fassbender plays a lawyer tempted into setting up a one-time drug deal for one of his shady clients, played by Javier Bardem. It's directed by Ridley Scott, and based on a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, the guy who wrote "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men". Ridley dedicated the movie to his brother Tony Scott . . . who committed suicide in August of last year.
Johnny Knoxville returns as his old man character, Irving Zisman, in a "Jackass" movie that actually has a PLOT for a change. In this one, Irving gets stuck with his 8-year-old grandson and is taking him across the country to find his deadbeat dad. Along the way they pull hidden camera stunts on unsuspecting people, which include . . . his wife falling out of the casket during her funeral . . . the kid dressing in drag and busting into a stripper routine during a children's beauty pageant . . .