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PokerGrinder
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March 28th, 2018 at 4:07:29 AM permalink
Casino is still my favourite gambling movie by far and one of my favourites ever!

I find that with gambling movies the story is usually a little silly if you understand gambling at all. Runner Runner was this way, 21 was the same. I still enjoy these movies as I dont expect too much of them.
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TigerWu
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AxelWolf
March 28th, 2018 at 8:12:14 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff


For some reason I never liked Rounders but do think it was a good attempt at realism.



Rounders was an awesome movie for like five years but I feel like it's aged horribly... haha... I feel like a lot of movies from the late 90's and early 2000's don't hold up. I don't know what it is about that era of filmmaking, but a lot of it just feels "off" nowadays.
Ayecarumba
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March 28th, 2018 at 8:56:58 AM permalink
Rounders has become an iconic poker film. Just about everytime Im in cardroom I come across someone doing a russian accent complaining about being re-raised, or Pay de man!. I wonder if Johnny Chan gets more bluffs at him because of that movie?
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darkoz
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March 28th, 2018 at 10:03:01 AM permalink
This is a very dangerous thread. I have already spent too much on blurays as a result of being here
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TigerWu
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March 28th, 2018 at 10:09:29 AM permalink
Has Croupier been mentioned yet? With Clive Owen?
Steverinos
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March 28th, 2018 at 10:39:00 AM permalink
Really surprised Mississippi Grind has not been mentioned. Great movie.
gamerfreak
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March 28th, 2018 at 11:13:48 AM permalink
Ok, certainly not my favorite, the movie was pretty bad...but it had a good craps scene


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