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I'm not the biggest gambler. Sure, I do it for fun every now and then when I'm passing through Vegas, and I always seem to come out ahead, but I don't want to push my look, so I gamble sparingly. It's always fun when I do, though, and I love the adrenaline rush!
There have been some great scenes that revolve around gambling. I thought it'd be fun to point out awesome gaming scenes from ten different films. Not all of the films I pulled these scenes from revolve around gambling. This is just a collection of scenes that I've enjoyed watching over the years.
Look over the list and let us know what some of your favorite movie gambling scenes are!
- Joey Paur
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons take center stage in the trailer for Jersey Boys, the big-screen adaptation of Broadway's hit musical. The film, about the success and trials of the popular band, looks kind of like That Thing You Do mixed with Goodfellas - in a good way. Clint Eastwood is the director, John Lloyd Young (who won a Tony for playing the role on stage) is Valli, and Boardwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza plays Tommy DeVito, the group's lead guitarist. The music is great (obviously), and I like the tone of the movie, but I'm not sure breaking the fourth wall translates from the stage to the screen here. We'll see when the movie hits theaters on June 20! »
- Maggie Pehanick
It was interesting to hear that Clint Eastwood would be taking on a big screen adaptation of the musical Jersey Boys. The actor turned director hadn.t worked on a movie from this genre, but he did have a background of filming scripts based on true events. This one is no different. Sure, it.s about the beginning of the musical act The Four Seasons and their breakout star Frankie Valli, but it also sort of feels like Goodfellas minus the gangsters and debauchery. As a fan of Eastwood and »
- Niki Stephens
With the long-overdue return to Basin City finally on the horizon, the official Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Facebook page has released a selection of storyboards from the eagerly-anticipated sequel…
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with a cast that also includes returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Powers Booth and Jaime King alongside newcomers Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire), Josh Brolin (Old Boy), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Dennis Haysbert (24), Jamie Chung (Believe), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). Watch the first trailer here.
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- Gary Collinson
Wolf Creek‘s villain Mick Taylor was one scary Aussie. He did a fine job of putting fear into people thinking of backpacking in the outback, and just from the first film, he achieved almost an iconic status. Played by John Jarratt, who had done a lot of comedic roles prior, Mick was a character that was just impossible to forget. Now with Wolf Creek 2 hitting VOD April 17th, Mick is ready to hunt some more folks and ready to carve his way through anything in his path, so we thought it’d be nice to have a chat with Jarratt about the return of the scariest Aussie around. Read on!
Wolf Creek was released almost ten years ago, were you reluctant at all about returning to the role of Mick after that amount of time?
No, not at all, because I was with the development of Wolf Creek 2 »
- Jerry Smith
I love how movies make you feel certain emotions as you watch them. It's one of my favorite parts about going to the movies. I always find it interesting, though, when I get vicariously embarrassed during awkward moments. Meaning I am embarrassed for the characters in the movie in the positions that they are put in. I started thinking about this while I was watching Goodfellas over the weekend. Is it just me, or does it seem like this movie is on every other day? Anyway, There's a scene where Joe Pesci starts to get pissed off at Ray Liotta for telling him he was a funny guy. The scene went from being fun to uncomfortable very fast, and I started to feel embarrassed for Liotta's character.
I started to think of what other movies that made me feel like that, and came up with the following list of films. »
- Joey Paur
I'm not entirely sure why, but I found this edit of Martin Scorsese's tracking shot through the Copacabana nightclub from GoodFellas fascinating as the music has been removed entirely. From what I can tell all the ambient noise is otherwise left intact. This, of course, is one of the most famous tracking shots in film history so getting a chance to see it in a slightly different light is pretty great if you ask me. Watch the version without the music below and I have included the original version directly below that. Credit to digital video production artist Jack Severn for the edit. yt id="iayYZLB__5Y" width="500" »
- Brad Brevet
Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, Jimmy Palumbo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Stan Carp, Vincent Pastore, Jon Freda, Michael J. Panichelli Jr. | Written by Luc Besson, Michael Caleo | Directed by Luc Besson
Remember that Robert De Niro guy, the one that impressed us in movies like Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas? Along with Al Pacino more recently we’ve seen them move more to comedy with somewhat mixed results. It’s fair to say that Pacino has suffered more, with De Niro and up to a point he’s been able to keep that wise guy style image intact, which probably made casting him in The Family easy.
- Paul Metcalf
Mean Girls may now be one of the Internet’s favorite movies — just look at Twitter whenever the film airs on cable — but it was anything but a surefire hit while in production.
“It was my first movie. I was pretty young,” Rajiv Surendra, who portrayed mathlete Kevin G. in the film, tells EW. ” had worked on really big films that had been shot in Toronto. I remember asking her, ‘How do you think this movie is going to fare?’ and she said, ‘Come on. It’s called Mean Girls and it’s starring Lindsay Lohan. It’s going straight to DVD. »
- Erin Strecker
Quentin Tarantino recently pointed out that with most directors there’s a notable falling off of quality as they get older. That their last three films are often their worst. And it’s true that with most directors that’s the case. Martin Scorsese is currently 71 years old, and is a notable exception. The Wolf of Wall Street is one of his best films. It joins such established masterpieces as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas in the upper echelon of his work, and it’s the best performance that Leonardo DiCaprio has ever given. My review of The Wolf of Wall Street on Blu-ray follows after the jump. Told from his perspective, Wolf follows Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) in his rise to power. After trying to make it with a major brokerage firm, he created Stratton Oakmont due to his ability to sell penny stocks (generally bad bets) to rich clientele. »
- Andre Dellamorte
Frank Sivero -- known for playing pistol-packing mob guys in movies -- got pinched for real by L.A. cops for carrying a loaded weapon in public ... but the actor tells TMZ something's fishy.Sivero was busted March 17 at his North Hollywood apartment building. He says he was escorting a lady friend out of the building just after 2 A.M. ... and happened to grab a jacket that had a gun in the pocket -- a »
- TMZ Staff
NBC's "Community" has been a fascinatingly awkward ride with plenty of nervous-making moments for diehard fans. Creator Dan Harmon's exit from and return to the series, Chevy Chase's notorious fights with Harmon that culminated with his own exeunt, and Donald Glover's surprising departure (which still allotted him a five-episode arc this past season) have been puzzling and jarring for Greendale geeks -- which is to say nothing of the show's constant on-the-bubble ratings situation. But at Wednesday night's PaleyFest panel for "Community," Harmon, co-producer/writer Chris McKenna, as well as stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, and Jim Rash expressed the same resilient camaraderie they've had since the show debuted in 2009. Attendees got an eyeful, including the entire first episode of the two-part season five finale, which should leave enough open-ended storylines for an expected sixth season (Gillian Jacobs told the room to consider it official already, »
- Louis Virtel
While there are many recurring motifs, themes and interests one can talk about when discussing the five-decade-plus long career of Martin Scorsese, when it comes to soundtracks, he's long shown an affinity for The Rolling Stones. Close pals with the rock 'n roll legends (he directed their 2008 concert doc "Shine A Light"), even since "Jumpin' Jack Flash" rumbled through "Mean Streets," he's kept an ear for opportunities to use the tunes of Mick 'n Keef. But one song in particular has been a favorite. "Gimme Shelter," the lead track to the band's Let It Bleed, has been used in no less than three Scorsese films: "Goodfellas," "Casino" and "The Departed." And so, naturally, someone has taken the time to paste together a supercut of that song in all three movies. And the result is a look at how one song is pretty damn useful for montage sequences, though if Scorsese never uses it again, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Welcome to the third and concluding portion of the long interview I did with Dan Harmon a couple of weeks ago in Los Angeles. In part 1, Harmon discussed the initial process of his return to “Community” and the beginning and end of his feud with Chevy Chase. In part 2, he talked about some of the specific goals of “Community” season 5 and the non-impossibility of a season 6 (and a movie). In part 3, our focus mostly shifts away from “Community” to deal with Harmon’s other show of the moment, the Adult Swim animated sci-fi comedy “Rick and Morty,” a kind of dark, twisted spin on the Doc Brown/Marty McFly relationship from “Back to the Future,” only where Rick is an alcoholic sociopath and Morty is the learning disabled grandson he takes horrific advantage of. (I reviewed it earlier this year.) We talk at times about the differences and similarities between the two shows, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Following on from this month's first trailer [which you can watch here], a trio of new images from Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have arrived online, giving us a look at Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as the titular dame Ava Lord, returning star Jessica Alba as Nancy and Josh Brolin (Oldboy) as a pre-Clive Owen-looking Dwight McCarthy....
A Dame to Kill For is released on August 22nd, with returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined in the cast by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). »
- Gary Collinson
The eight-hour series, dubbed Texas Rising, will premiere in 2015 and focus on the Texas Revolution against Mexico, which led to the rise of the Texas Rangers. Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields) will direct. Paxton (Hatfields & McCoys) will play Sam Houston, the father of Texas; Frasier (The Mummy) is Billy Anderson, a Texas Ranger with Comanche Indian ties; Liotta (Goodfellas) will play Lorca, an Alamo survivor seeking brutal revenge; and Morgan (Magic City) will play “Deaf” Smith, a deaf and grizzled »
- Lynette Rice
After releasing a selection of character images this week [see here and here], the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's eagerly-anticipated sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has arrived online, and you can check it out right here...
The sequel to the 2005 cult classic has been written by Miller, Rodriguez and Oscar-winner William Monahan (The Departed) and sees returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy), and Jeremy Piven (Entourage).
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd.
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday we brought you three images from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For featuring Mickey Rourke (Marv), Jessica Alba (Nancy) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Johnny) [see here], and with a first trailer due to land today, co-director Robert Rodriguez has now given us our first look at Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists) as the assassin Miho, played by Devon Aoki in the original Sin City...
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with returning Sin City stars Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage).
- Gary Collinson
We've already seen these in low-resolution magazine scans, but with the first trailer set to arrive online, three high-resolution images from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have arrived online featuring returning stars Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba as Marv and Nancy, as well as new addition Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), who's set to play Johnny...
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with returning Sin City stars Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage).
- Gary Collinson
Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave.” What an incredible lineup! Apart from “American Hustle” (a blatant knockoff of Scorsese’s superior, Oscar-unrewarded “Goodfellas”) and Scorsese’s own equally unwieldy “The Wolf of Wall Street,” I would be happy to see any of these films go home victorious. And yet, “12 Years a Slave” strikes me as an achievement above the rest, inviting people to empathize with a human being caught at the center of a system whose implications and aftermath society still refuses to confront. Considering Hollywood’s belief in the healing power of Holocaust movies, it’s scandalous how long America’s slaveholding legacy had gone unexamined — until now.
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.” Though I know some are predicting “Gravity” for the top prize, direction is surely the category where this mind-blowing, mostly virtual achievement most warrants recognition. Cuaron delivers a visceral cinematic experience nonpareil, »
- Variety Staff
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