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The UnPopular Opinion: The Counselor

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Ridley Scott 's THE MARTIAN opened this past...
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Cameron Diaz was forced to re-record her dialogue in The Counselor

Despite middling reviews and poor box office, THE COUNSELOR is still a Ridley Scott movie with an all-star cast that should have worked. Cormac McCarthy is a master storyteller and yet there appear to have been several issues on this production. One that recently came to light is this odd one regarding Cameron Diaz . Diaz's character Malkina was written as coming from Barbados....
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Review: The Counselor (Chris Bumbray's take)

Read JimmyO's review here PLOT: A lawyer ( Michael Fassbender ) living way beyond his means, gets involved in a drug-deal organized by a shady businessman ( Javier Bardem ) with a crazed mistress ( Cameron Diaz ). When the deal goes sour, the lawyer goes on the run in a desperate attempt to square things with the cartel. REVIEW: One thing about THE COUNSELOR...
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Top 10 Signature Elements in Ridley Scott Movies

Ridley Scott's latest film, THE COUNSELOR, opens today and fans of the director are looking forward to seeing a brand new genre from the filmmaker. With a great cast, a great writer, and a great story, THE COUNSELOR looks to join the annals of Ridley Scott's varied legacy. But, despite genre differences, THE COUNSELOR is bound to share a lot in common with all of Scott's films. Here are the...
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Review: The Counselor

PLOT : Michael Fassbender stars as THE COUNSELOR. This nameless Armani wearing attorney is looking to make a perfect life for him and his fiancÚ. Letting greed get the best of him, he finds himself mixed up with some shady people involved in drug trafficking and murder. The Counselor soon comes to the ugly realization that he may be digging a hole he might not be able to crawl out of....
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Javier Bardem asks Cameron Diaz about her kitty in this clip from The Counselor

While the trailers are enough to get you excited for Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy 's THE COUNSELOR, Cameron Diaz 's incredibly against type turn as the sexually adventurous stripper turned lover to Javier Bardem 's character is intriguing me the most. Diaz is both sexy and gross at the same time while also coming across as more deadly than anyone else in the film. We...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Ridley Scott

Last week, to celebrate the release of ESCAPE PLAN, we examined the long career for veteran action hero Sylvester Stallone . This week sees the release of another film from an industry veteran- THE COUNSELOR, from this week's subject... Ridley Scott Having started his career as a director for the BBC, ever since moving into films with 1977's THE...
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Naked Cameron Diaz flirts with naked Penelope Cruz in this new clip from Ridley Scott's The Counselor

If it weren't enough already that Ridley Scott is directing an original screenplay by the great Cormac McCarthy (THE ROAD, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), we now have this, ahem, titillating clip from THE COUNSELOR featuring Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz buck-ass naked. Need more? Read on. The clip has been seen in parts in the trailers for THE COUNSELOR, but now we get a pretty...
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New clip and character posters from Ridley Scott's The Counselor with Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt

Another new clip for Ridley Scott 's THE COUNSELOR, based on the screenplay by Cormac McCarthy (THE ROAD), has hit the interwebs and features a heightened exchange between the titular character, played by Michael Fassbender , and his drug-dealing pal, Reiner, played by Javier Bardem . The two argue over a drug deal gone bad, which puts the wheels in motion for the entire story....
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New pictures and poster for The Counselor with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem

The fall movie season usually has some particularly dark films, but this year there seems to be more than usual: Spike Lee 's OLDBOY remake, OUT OF THE FURNACE with Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson , PRISONERS starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal (which has earned a perfect 10 from's Chris Bumbray) and of course, THE COUNSELOR directed by Ridley Scott...
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Here's the teaser for James Franco's take on Cormac McCarthy's Child of God

Lester Ballard is a child of God, much like yourself. He is also the focus of the first teaser for James Franco 's CHILD OF GOD. This is the first literary piece that the actor/director is taking on, the other is William Faulkner's AS I LAY DYING which has an intriguing cast including Danny McBride and Tim Blake Nelson . Cormac McCarthy 's novel centers on the...
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Michael Fassbender's back is against the wall in this new international trailer for The Counselor

I'm scared to watch THE COUNSELOR. In fact, I'm petrified. Each clip and trailer has been more intense than the last, and it's obvious that some truly bad things happen in the film. Really bad things. Like Breaking Bad level. You know that by the time the credits roll a bunch of characters are going to end up taking dirt naps, but which ones? A new international trailer...
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