We all love Hollywood movies and we also love casino games. For directors and screenwriters with outstanding imagination, casinos can be the setting for great stories about rare genius, getting rich quickly, testing integrity, and applying cheating strategies between friends and each other. However, all these stories are nothing more than a wild fantasy, no one can make a fortune out of the casino unless they are the owner!
Although some films depicted true stories of blackjack card counters and fraudulent players making deals with dealers in need of money to facilitate their fortune, these stories no longer have a place in reality.
Today, casinos are just as secure as banks and no one can get a single dollar by cheating. However, it is always fun to watch movies about casinos and gambling. In online casinos outside GamStop there are a lot of scammers who have applied impressive strategies and methods to get huge prizes, yet they are often caught and thus brought to justice! If you want to grow your winnings in non GamStop casinos we always advise you to follow a consistent strategy, use casino bonuses, and bet on games of skill like blackjack and poker.
Molly’s Game (2017)
Aaron Sorkin has beaten masterful TV series like ‘The West Wing’ (1999-2006) and ‘The Newsroom’ (2012-2014) from his computer keyboard in the past. The American screenwriter also signed the Oscar-winning screenplay of ‘The Social Network’ (2012) and the verbal fireworks of other true-life films such as ‘Steve Jobs’ (2015) and ‘Moneyball’ (2011). When Sorkin announced his directorial debut, cinephiles counted down the days until ‘Molly’s Game’ (2017) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Unfortunately, the American writes better than he directs. But thanks to the intriguing source material and Jessica Chastain in top form, you can overlook those rookie mistakes. The red-haired actress zips into Molly Bloom’s impressively cut cocktail dress. After an injury, this promising skier traded her Olympic ambitions for a law degree.
Or that was the plan anyway. In reality, she ended up in a world of illegal poker competitions, where unscrupulous Hollywood stars, bank investors and sports stars roll millions. That went well. Very well in fact. Until both the Russian mob and the FBI show up at Molly’s door.
Spicy detail: A-listers like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and baseball player Álex Rodríguez sat down at Molly’s clandestine poker table. But the inspiration for the überirritant enigmatic ‘Plaxer X’ (Michael Cera) is according to insiders Tobey Maguire. Who would have ever looked for that behind that dopey smiley ‘Spider-Man’ star?
Uncut Gems (2019)
A Daniel-Day Lewis hasn’t exactly been lost to Adam Sandler. Still, the oft-maligned American comedian received a phone call from the Anglo-Irish three-time Oscar winner at the end of 2019. And to praise Sandler all the way to heaven after seeing his masterful rendition in ‘Uncut Gems’ (2019). And the world’s only actor with three Oscars for Best Actor under his belt must know, right?
In this crazy and tragic Safdie brothers film gem, Adam Sandler measures false teeth and questionable bearded beard for the role of Howard Ratner. A Jewish-American jeweler with a gambling addiction in New York City’s diamond district. Howard’s divorce doesn’t go smoothly, his affair with his employee (socialite Julia Fox in her grandiose film debut) isn’t going much better, and then there’s an unsatisfactory colonoscopy.
And that’s all still small beer with Howard’s financial troubles. If the troubled jeweler doesn’t get over $100,000 from his gritty creditors soon, it looks like gut and relationship problems are the least of his worries. The sale of a sledgehammer of a rare black Ethiopian opal should solve everything. Or just make it much worse?
NBA fans will be delighted. Self-proclaimed ‘crazy Knicks fans’ Joshua and Benjamin Safdie ex-Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets Power Forward Kevin Garnett for a hilarious supporting role as an interested buyer. The game footage used by Howard even dates back to the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
With his exuberant cracking film ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ (2001) – actually a remake of the much more serious eponymous heist with Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack from 1960 – Steven Soderbergh made one of the undisputed blockbusters of the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ dominated blockbuster year 2001. The film cashed in at $450 million – coincidentally also triple the amount Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his 10 cronies are looking to take during their robbery of three Las Vegas casinos.
The team composition alone ranks among the best popcorn entertainment from the turn of the century. Brad Pitt is nothing short of sublime as Rusty, Danny’s food-crazed partner-in-crime who soldiers on a cheeseburger, shrimp cocktail, fruit salad or ice cream cone in just about every scene. And then the actual simultaneous heist on the Bellagio, Mirage and MGM Grand is yet to come.
That Soderbergh could keep the production budget at $85 million was crucial for the casting. The star ensemble agreed to a significant cut in their usual salary. Judging by the gameplay that is literally splashed off the screen in every scene, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, & co had no problem with that. Julia Roberts was the world’s highest paid actress in the early 21st century with $20 million per film. Always up for a joke, Clooney sent her a $20 bill to join his all-star cast as Tess, wife of Andy García’s icy casino boss Terry Benedict.
The wonderfully propulsive comedy smash hit with ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ (2004) and ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ (2007) two entertaining sequels with the original cast members. The spin-off ‘Ocean’s Eight’ followed in 2018, where Sandra Bullock as Danny’s sister Debbie Ocean puts together an all-female ensemble.
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