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Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in Blog, Music and Concert Reviews | 2 comments

Review of “Let It Down” (The Beatles)



The best way to approach ‘Let It Down’ is to imagine the Beatles walking into a small tavern and taking the stage, and then jamming for a couple of hours.  Composed of 50 songs — roughly a third Beatles classics we know, another third covers of songs by other popular artists, and several songs never heard before which are of surprisingly good quality — this is one of the best bootleg albums to surface with recordings from one of their most productive periods.

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews, Sports Betting | 0 comments

Worst Gambling Movies #21 (Uncut Gems)



The “Worst Gambling Movies of All Time” series continues with #21 — “Uncut Gems.”

Title and Year:  Uncut Gems (2019)  

Director:  Josh and Benny Safdie

Actors:  Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett

Synopsis:  Adam Sandler, cast totally opposite his typical light comedy stereotype, plays a scumbag jeweler and gambling addict who buries himself in debt and scandal.

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Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Blog, General Poker, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

Best Gambling Movies #21 (God of Gamblers)



My series, “Best Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #21 — a hysterical Asian film titled, “God of Gamblers.”

Title and Year:  God of Gamblers (1989) a.k.a. God of Gambling   

Director:   Wong Jing

Actors:  Chow Yun-fat  

Synopsis:  A legendary gambler suffers an accident and loses his memory and must try to regain his supernatural powers over chance. 

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Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 3 comments

Worst Gambling Movies #22 (Lay the Favorite)



My series, “Worst Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #22 — “Lay the Favorite” which is about a veteran Las Vegas sports gambler who teaches a young female protege his trade secrets.

Title and Year:  Lay the Favorite (2012)  

Director:  Stephen Frears

Actors:  Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rebecca Hall 

Synopsis:  A bimbo quits her job as a stripper and moves to Las Vegas and becomes a professional sports bettor with the help of a scumbag.

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Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 1 comment

Best Gambling Movies #22 (29th Street)



My writing series, “Best Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #22 — “29th Street,” described as a crossover between “Goodfellas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Title and Year:  29th Street (1991)   

Director:  George Gallo 

Actors:  Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Robert Forster

Synopsis:  A stereotypical Italian-American family is turned upside down on the eve of the first-ever New York State Lottery drawing when the aloof son believes he holds the winning ticket.

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