The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

The image most of us have of Steve McQueen involves a car chase in a classic Ford Mustang, and some moves made with vehicle that would make Barry Sanders gawk in wide eyed amazement. For those who have only been exposed to this bit from …..

The Big Blind (1999)

The Big Blind (1999)

When writer/director of “The Big Blind” envisioned this film, he decided to give the movie a “Pulp Fiction” feel to it. He abandoned the idea of a linear story line in favor of a story with multiple plot lines that only intersect at various points. …..

The Gambler from Natchez (1954)

The Gambler from Natchez (1954)

Sometimes great stories need to be re-told in different settings to appeal to a brand new audience. The Gambler from Natchez is an adaptation of the novel “The Count of Monte Cristo” and is set in the American riverboat scene of the mid 19th century.  …..

Snake Eyes (1998)

Snake Eyes (1998)

Finding Nicholas Cage in a film that is set in a Casino is about as difficult as finding a computer programmer at the opening of a Star Wars movie. Casinos seems to be the setting he is most comfortable in, and films where this is …..

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

When some guys visit Vegas all they lose is a few hundred dollars to the casinos and a few thousand brain cells to sheer amount of alcohol that is cheaply and easily available anywhere you happen to visit. In the case of Honeymoon in Vegas, …..

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)

Stu Ungar has been one of the cornerstones of professional poker for quite some time. Along with his winnings and reputation, Stu has three World of Series of Poker bracelets as a testament to his skill in the game of poker. Generally, the people who …..

California Split (1974)

California Split (1974)

For those who are looking for a movie about casinos and gambling that will leave a warm positive feeling long after the VCR has been turned off, I strongly suggest you stay away from this particular film. It is a dark and sometimes bleak look …..