MrV
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June 5th, 2013 at 7:16:21 PM permalink
A new gambling movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal is in production: "Mississippi Grind."

see ... Mississippi Grind

Looks like it could be good; I think Gyllenhaal is a very good actor (hello "Donnie Darko").
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June 5th, 2013 at 9:27:20 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

I think Gyllenhaal is a very good actor (hello "Donnie Darko").



... and Bubble Boy. Granted, he's come a long way since.
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June 5th, 2013 at 10:22:30 PM permalink
I exhausted my sources of good gambling movies (Rounders, The Gambler, Casino, etc) so hopefully this will be good. I like watching degens on screen.
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MrV
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June 5th, 2013 at 10:39:41 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I like watching degens on screen.



Yeah, like "Owning Mahoney."

Classic gambling degeneracy.
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djatc
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June 5th, 2013 at 11:20:50 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Yeah, like "Owning Mahoney."

Classic gambling degeneracy.



How could I forget one of the best degen movies of all time.... and it's a true story!
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October 9th, 2015 at 9:10:11 AM permalink
How could you possibly call 'The Gambler', with Mark Wahlberg, a good movie. It's horrible....one of the most stupid gaming related movies I've ever seen. Was sooooo disappointed. Now Casino, Rounders, The Sting.....those are great gambling related movies.
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October 9th, 2015 at 9:41:24 AM permalink
And you guys always miss "Fever Pitch". Perhaps Ryan O'Neal's best movie other than "Chances Are"...which by the way is Robert Downey Jr's 2nd best movie, trailing only "Back to School".
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October 9th, 2015 at 7:47:40 PM permalink
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And you guys always miss "Fever Pitch". Perhaps Ryan O'Neal's best movie other than "Chances Are"...which by the way is Robert Downey Jr's 2nd best movie, trailing only "Back to School".



Totally agree about "Chances Are"...Cybill Shepherd was amazing in that as well. A little gem of a rom/com. Now I need to go back and see it again.
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October 9th, 2015 at 10:12:06 PM permalink
I just saw "lay the favorite" it was ok I guess, I had been reading a lot about sports betting so it was fun to see a bit of it

I want to see "Hard 8" but none of the streaming services I have offer it for free.
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October 13th, 2015 at 12:28:47 PM permalink
Quote: Wonko33

I just saw "lay the favorite" it was ok I guess, I had been reading a lot about sports betting so it was fun to see a bit of it

I want to see "Hard 8" but none of the streaming services I have offer it for free.



I actually thoroughly enjoyed hard 8. Like "The cooler" its story is based in and around the casino, but the plot is so much more than that. I also love the fact that PSH was in both Hard 8 and Owning Mahowney.

Mississippi Grind, by the way, I can't put my finger on whether I absolutely effing love it, or if its a little too slow. There's so much grit and "truth" in that movie. So much "gambler mantra" coupled with harsh realities. Faith, honesty, distrust, its all mixed into one giant pot. I'm not entirely sure I liked where the journey finished, but I absolutely loved where the journey went along the way, which is kind of ironic if you've watched the film.

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