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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
Which stars do you think had the most fun during April Fools' Day last week? Probably the 13 celebrity pranksters rounded up by PopSugar . A sampling: George Clooney: One of his most epic pranks: Throwing a fake wedding for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Brad Pitt: He's gotten his buddy Clooney back, though. While filming Ocean's Eleven , Pitt told the crew members they should refer to Clooney only by his character's name, and never look him in the eye. Jimmy Kimmel: The late-night host has pulled too many pranks to list, including making the world think there was a wolf »
- Evann Gastaldo
Last summer, we knew Magic Mike 2 was happening, but with Steven Soderbergh retiring from filmmaking, no one was sure who would direct. There was a chance that Channing Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin might step up to direct, and Soderbergh said he would help out as director of photography, but it sounds like the sequel is going with another name from behind the scenes of the original male stripper movie. The Playlist has learned that the film will be appropriately and hilariously called Magic Mike Xxl, and first assistant director Greg Jacobs is stepping up to direct it. More below! This isn't all that surprising, and it's not a choice out of left field, because Jacobs has been working with Soderbergh for years. Jacobs has been Soderbergh's go-to Ad starting with King of the Hill and running through the Ocean's Eleven franchise, Out of Sight, Bubble, Erin Brockovich, »
- Ethan Anderton
Hollywood - It may have been a PaleyFest for ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," but there was a ton of Captain America swag being worn in the Dolby Theater Sunday afternoon. That was actually quite appropriate considering how much the events in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," opening April 4, affect "MAoS." The television show has done its best to tie into the larger Marvel cinematic universe with one episode focusing on the repercussion of "Thor: The Dark World" in November, a very impressive guest appearance by Lady Sif (Jamie Alexander) earlier this month and a cameo by none other than Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in October. Things will become even more interesting after what transpires in Marvel's latest big screen effort. Enjoying the packed audience were stars Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent Melinda May), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Brett Dalton (Agent »
- Gregory Ellwood
Plot: A former thief gets roped into pulling off a massive art heist with his half-brother, who betrayed him years earlier. Review: While not poised to knock anybody's socks off, a very likable ensemble cast and some clever wordplay make Jonathan Sobel's The Art Of The Steal a pleasant surprise. A fairly light-hearted caper flick, it's the rare case where you can feel several different influences at work - primarily the Ocean's Eleven series but also The Usual Suspects and Guy Ritchie's »
- Eric Walkuski
Wednesday (March 12) night's "American Idol" is officially called something like Soundtrack To Our Lives, which is what we're calling this year's permutation on the always-confusing Music From The Movies theme, in which singers go through contortions to justify performances from songs which, indeed, may have once popped up in a movie at some point. Several of the songs teased by "Idol" for tonight actually *do* seem to hail meaningfully from movies. I can't quibble with "Skyfall" or "Falling Slowly" or "Sound of Silence." The idea that "Sweet Home Alabama" fits the theme is a complete cheat but... That's how this goes! Click through and follow along! 8:01 p.m. I'm pretty sure that "Ocean's Eleven"-themed opening was produced by somebody who never watched either version of "Ocean." 8:02 p.m. More close-ups of the audience, please! I want to see all of the people who will be clapping off-the-beat tonight. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven) tapped into his years of editing experience for a strange and creepy experiment that surfaced this week on his website Extension 765: a feature-length fusion of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho and Gus Van Sant's controversial shot-by-shot color remake from 1998. The end result is titled, not surprisngly, Psychos. I had to put aside my apprehension about Van Sant's oddball vanity project when digging into this one, but it was well worth the effort; Soderbergh has carefully aligned the two films (which already sync up very closely, as Van Sant was consciously copying the original's pacing and tempo) so that key scenes from both are often shown overlapping... with Marion Crane's legendary shower murder forming the centerpiece (naturally) of the entire project. While Soderbergh removed the color from most of Van Sant's version to match Hitchcock's, that scene is the only one he left as-is. »
- Gregory Burkart
The Crawleys are in London, including Cora's mother and brother, for Lady Rose's presentation to society. While there, Rose is keeping company with Freda Dudley Ward, who in real life was the mistress to the Prince of Wales, just like here on "Downton." The prince is Edward VIII, son of George V and uncle to the present-day Queen Elizabeth II.
There's a whole heist storyline, as Freda's love letter from the prince is stolen from her handbag by the nefarious card cheat Sampson. Robert's Eleven swing into action to get the letter back, with Bates emerging as the big hero when he manages to swipe the letter from Sampson's overcoat and all is safe with the British monarchy (for now).
Today we have the first teaser trailer for the upcoming "The Knick" mini-series, which is directed by Stephen Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven) and stars Clive Owen (Sin City). Check it out below. The mini-series will take a look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century when medicine and safety practices were still very crude. The 10-episode series will premiere this summer on Cinemax. Teaser: »
News Simon Brew 21 Feb 2014 - 06:35
Some people, when they take on a remake, give themselves a more straightforward job than others. Few were too bothered, for instance, when Steven Soderbergh remade the Rat Pack heist movie Ocean's 11, primarily because the original was rubbish, and few cared about it.
But what do you do when the original is outstanding, proclaimed as one of the finest in its genre for years, and has an equally acclaimed sequel arriving? How do you tackle a film where the emphasis was on months of gruelling physical production?
Plot details are being held under wraps, but the project will take place in Macau, China and is said to be in the same vein as Ocean's Eleven. Tom Gormican will be directing from a script he wrote. Scott Aversano, Brett Ratner and John Cheng will produce.
Tom Gormican, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan previously worked together on the director's romantic comedy That Awkward Moment. The pair are also rumored to make up half of Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four, which will begin shooting this summer with a June 19, 2015 release date.
No production schedule has been released. »
Set in Macau, the film is expected to share the light-hearted tone of films such as Ocean's Eleven.
Jordan and Teller are also in line to star together in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot
That Awkward Moment - which is currently screening in cinemas - was the writing and directorial debut of Gormican.
Watch a trailer for That Awkward Moment below (Warning:: Not safe for work): »
Rising young stars Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan have already teamed up in That Awkward Moment, and we're still waiting to hear if the two will be officially cast in the reboot of Fantastic Four after being rumored to play Mr. Fantastic and The Human Torch respectively. While Fox still figures out their cast of the comic book franchise mulligan, Teller and Jordan have already decided to start together in another film at Warner Bros. The Wrap has word that the two stars will reteam with the Tom Gormican, the writer and director of the aforementioned sex comedy released last month, for an untitled heist film. Details on the plot weren't revealed, but the heist is said to be in the same vein as Ocean's Eleven and will be set in Macau, and Brett Ratner is producing. It would have been smarter to announce this project when That Awkward Moment »
- Ethan Anderton
The story follows photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), who strikes up an unlikely friendship with James Dean (Dane DeHaan) after landing an assignment with Life Magazine to take the movie star's picture. [Source: ]
The story centers on a special-ops team that fights supernatural beings that have taken over New York City. The tone is described as "Black Hawk Down"-esque. [Source: Heat Vision]
Untitled Heist Film
- Garth Franklin
Here's today's latest casting news: Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan will reunite with That Awkward Moment director Tom Gormican for his untitled heist movie set up at Warner Bros. Elodie Yung is the latest addition to Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, starring Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. James Badge Dale is reported as being in negotiations for Legendary's supernatural thriller, Spectral, directed by Nic Mathieu. Hit the jump for more on both pictures. The Wrap reports that Jordan and Teller will reteam with Gormican for an untitled heist picture. Brett Ratner and John Cheng will produce with Warner's Scott Aversano. The film will be set in Macau and is said to be in line with comedic capers like Ocean's Eleven. The reunion project has been in the works for a few weeks, but was not announced earlier since That Awkward Moment star Zac Efron will not be involved. »
- Dave Trumbore
Half-term brought Warners' Lego film a strong opening weekend, well ahead of George Clooney's men-on-a-mission movie and the Valentine's Day releases
• The Lego Movie – review
• The Monuments Men – review
Animation is the one film genre that regularly supplies big hits without the benefit of character familiarity, with successes from studios such as Fox/Blue Sky (Ice Age), Universal/Illumination (Despicable Me) and Pixar (everything bar the sequels). Even recent Disney successes such as Tangled and Frozen barely traded on audience affection for their fairytale origins. However, the explosive opening numbers for The Lego Movie suggest brand familiarity can be an asset in animation, just as it invariably is in live action.
Opening with £8.05m including £2.16m in previews, The Lego Movie has achieved the strongest start for a non-sequel animation since The Simpsons Movie in July 2007 – although excluding preview figures, it was beaten by the opening weekend of 2009's Up, »
- Charles Gant
Following the release of his That Awkward Moment earlier this month, writer/director Tom Gormican is getting ready to re-team with leading men Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. TheWrap reports that both actors have signed on to headline a currently-untitled heist thriller at Warner Bros. that Gormican is both writing and directing. Little is known about the specifics of the new project, although the tone is likened to that of Ocean's Eleven and the action is said to take place in Macau, China. Although nothing has been confirmed, Jordan and Teller are still heavily rumored to form one half of director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four , which is set for a summer shoot and a June 19, 2015 release. Aversano Films' Scott Aversano will produce the Gormican heist project »
There are some really great remakes, among them The Fly, The Thing, The Departed, The Maltese Falcon, Ocean's Eleven, Some Like It Hot and Cape Fear. And there are some really terrible remakes, basically the majority of them. But there are plenty that are okay, maybe even good, and these tend to fall toward the negative side anyway due to the general thinking about their kind. I'll lump the new RoboCop in there. I enjoyed all of what it was doing, idea-wise, ignoring its strange lack of any sense of entertainment value. It's a good story, maybe not great cinema, and sometimes that's enough for me to enjoy a sci-fi movie. Especially if it's commenting -- never mind how overtly -- on something as contemporarily significant as military drones. I...
- Christopher Campbell
The cast of The Monuments Men is having so much fun promoting the film this month that we almost forgot the movie centers around fine art, Hitler, and Nazi Germany. Notorious prankster George Clooney and his costars - Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin - have been zigzagging the globe and bringing their boyish antics to numerous photocalls and red carpets. Most recently, the boys got silly during a premiere in Paris and randomly created a conga line at the Berlin Film Festival. By the looks of it, you'd almost expect them to be doing press for a buddy comedy or an Ocean's Eleven reboot. Keep reading to see a timeline of the bro-iest moments from the Monuments Men promo tour so far. View Slideshow › »
- Brittney Stephens
Its main characters were barely known in the UK, but that hasn't stopped this spin-off from the 1960s Us cartoon Rocky & Bullwinkle rocketing to the top spot
• More on the UK box office
Despite competition from paid previews on The Lego Movie, DreamWorks Animation's Mr Peabody & Sherman posted a decent debut of £3.92m. Mind you, it's worth noting that Mr Peabody & Sherman likewise pursued a previews strategy – likely a knock-on effect of the Lego tactic – and these contributed a considerable £1.39m of the total. The figure compares favourably with previous DreamWorks Animation release Turbo, which landed with £3.89m, including £1.77m in previews, last October.
While Turbo, the story of a motor-racing snail, was one of DreamWorks Animation's lesser appealing titles, Mr Peabody & Sherman might still have struggled to match it. Conceptually, it's not an obvious easy sell – the story of an erudite beagle who adopts a »
- Charles Gant
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