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21 (2008)
« on: July 06, 2013, 08:10:48 am »

I love Blackjack and I love Las Vegas and 21 is the best of both worlds for me. Just like the Prison Genre flicks, I'm a sucker for any and all things that deal with  C a s i n o s  in movies. 21 is a great retelling of the legendary MIT team that took on Vegas with their revolutionary system of card counting, turning it into a true science with teamwork. The one thing their system wasn't was infallible and the one thing that could have been fixed. Greed and Jealousy. It's that human element that makes any system like this eventually fail. With the bright lights and dollar signs dancing in your eyes, greed will always take a player down. Infighting and jealousy of wanting to be top dog is the other downfall. You get use to the lifestyle and suddenly you can't give that up and will do anything to keep it going, thus the bets start getting higher and suddenly you're risking it all for the quick score rather than sticking to what worked and got you there in the first place.

21 has a couple of good things going for the movie besides the subject matter. It's got Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Spacey. The film does a great job of immersing yourself into the lifestyle and showing just how seductive Sin City and money can be. I found myself at times just itching to go back to Vegas because I'm familiar with a lot of the locations they used throughout the shoot. It's been awhile since I last watched 21 and certainly long before Fishburne joined CSI. So, with him already departed from the series, it was kinda trippy to see him back in Vegas. Definitely worth a Rent whether your a fan of card games, Vegas or the actors. It's very entertaining and will have you on the edge of your seat as you wait to see what happens next. The one thing you need to know about the film is that it's based on the team and does take some liberties with facts for the purpose of making it more accessible within the Hollywood system. Other than that, it's a good movie. 4 Stars out of 5.
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Re: 21 (2008)
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 08:11:46 am »
21 DVD Screencaps

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Re: 21 (2008)
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 12:32:43 pm »
21 was a very fun movie.

PS: The 'stars' are not showing up. Still getting photobucket icon.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 12:35:03 pm »
I do believe Photobucket resets tomorrow. Knock on wood.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 05:50:24 am »
Ben Affleck's Blackjack Blues (Banned from Hard Rock  C a s i n o  - Las Vegas)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0TyVF4X_zM&index=34&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

BUSTED!!!!!

I now need to add Runner Runner to my Hold List. Forgot all about the movie.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 06:12:28 am »
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I now need to add Runner Runner to my Hold List.

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014, 06:24:11 pm »
Ben Affleck Banned From Another  C a s i n o  for counting cards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2oTDtQgXA0

Ha!
Now he's just bragging!
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 07:23:28 am »
Top 10 Gambling Movies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGqJXEOZ80


Great list! There's actually a couple of movies on the list that I've never heard of. Gonna see if my Library has any copies to check out.
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