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The Gambler

The Highly Intelligent, Creative, Self-Destructive White Male in Literature and Film

Steven Petite | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

While it is a blatant distortion of how the world really operates, when trying to assess why these characters, who quite obviously resemble real life counterparts as well, say the things they do and live the lives they live when they have so much potential, the answer becomes complicated.

All The Movies You Can Go See On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment

If television marathons and Netflix binges aren't your speed, there's always the movie theater. (That's the place where people used to go en masse to ...

Movie Review: The Gambler -- Snake-eyes

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I bristle whenever Hollywood decides that it's time to remake a film from the recent past (although, with a history of cinema that only extends a little over 100 years, it's ALL the recent past).

James Toback Vents on The Gambler Remake

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The filmmakers seem to know a lot about addiction, but not very much about gambling.

'The Gambler' Director Refutes Mark Wahlberg's Claim Of Being A 'Prick'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment

Mark Wahlberg looks noticeably lighter in the upcoming film "The Gambler," having dropped 60 pounds to play the part of Jim Bennett, a college profess...

AFI Fest Presents The Gambler: A Safe Bet

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

There is something deeper at work here. It is not a just a fear of death. Nobody is just afraid of death. People are afraid of life. Not having enough life. This is where The Gambler really missed the mark.

Martin Scorsese Did Not Direct The Trailer For 'The Gambler'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment

Two weeks after releasing an eff-you filled teaser for "The Gambler," Paramount has debuted the film's first full trailer. It's a really great piece o...

Watch John Goodman Tell Mark Wahlberg 'F--k You' In 'The Gambler'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment

"The Gambler" is a Mark Wahlberg vehicle, but from the looks of the first trailer, it's John Goodman who steals the show (as John Goodman is wont to d...

A Feisty Encounter With The Gambler Crew in Marrakech

Karin Badt | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The most stirring encounter I had at the Marrekech film festival last week was a fight with a director. I met director Ignas Jonynas the first night,...

Leonardo DiCaprio Making A Major Gamble?

Posted 10.27.2011 | Entertainment

The duo has become as sure a bet as any actor-director team in Hollywood, but for their next project together, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio m...