My writing series, “Worst Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #23 — “The Cooler.”
Title and Year: The Cooler (2003)
Director: Wayne Kramer
Actors: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin
Synopsis: A loser goes to work for a casino mobster and gets assigned to jinx the hot gamblers, but then he falls in love with a cocktail waitress and trouble ensues.
My new writing series, “Best Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #23 — “Molly’s Game”
Title and Year: Molly’s Game (2017)
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Actors: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
Synopsis: An ambitious and opportunistic young woman runs illegal high-stakes poker games and becomes increasingly absorbed in scandal and danger.
“Best Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #24. Each selection includes a new review as though I’m seeing the film for the first time.
Title and Year: Owning Mahowny (2003)
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt
Synopsis: True story of a Canadian bank manager whose gambling habits spin wildly out of control
This new series began yesterday with “The Best Gambling Movies of All Time.” Meanwhile, let’s also examine “The Worst Gambling Movies of All Time.” Today, we begin with #25. Each selection includes a new review as though I’m seeing the film for the first time. Let the countdown begin!
Title and Year: My Daughter’s Secret Life (2001)
Network: Lifetime (Made-for-TV)
Actors: Elisha Cuthbert
Synopsis: A high school honors student becomes addicted to gambling then begins lying, stealing, robbing, and doing porn!
File this one in the “you’re not going to believe this” category.