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SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB: Let's pick the Week 237 movie!

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by europe1, Nov 18, 2020.

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Let's pick the Week 237 movie!

Poll closed Nov 20, 2020.
  1. Hard Eight (1996)

    18.8%
  2. Rounders (1998)

    56.3%
  3. Uncut Gems (2019)

    18.8%
  4. Casino Royale (2006)

    6.3%
  1. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    NOTE to NON-MEMBERS: Interested in joining the SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB? Shoot me a PM for more info!

    Here's a quick list of all movies watched by the SMC. Or if you prefer, here's a more detailed examination.

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    Yes! MusterX has decided to host A SEQUEL to @HARRISON_3 gambling week back in Week 193 which ended up with us watching Owning Mahowny. I'm sure the Devil will show up somewhere in these flicks...
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    Hard Eight (1996)

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    Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

    Stars: Phillip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gweneth Paltrow

    Premise: Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.




    Rounders (1998)

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    Director: John Dahl

    Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol

    Premise: A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.




    Uncut Gems (2019)

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    Director: Bennie Safdie, Josh Safdie

    Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel

    Premise: With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.




    Casino Royale (2006)

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    Director: Martin Campbell

    Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench

    Premise: After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.




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  2. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    I haven't seen Uncut Gems but why does it seem to me Adam Sandler is made to play a Jewish Jeweler?
     
  3. HARRISON_3 Steel Belt

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    Why does it seem to me that Casino Royale was only chosen for the scene where 007 comes out of the water?:eek::eek::eek:
     
  4. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Well... he actually is a Jew from Brooklyn. So there is that going for him.

    For some reason calling Sandler a Jewish feels anti-semetic. Like we've pandered in caricatures or something.

    Sigh... fine! I'll counter the gayz myself!

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  5. Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    With this group, it was obviously chosen for one reason and one reason only.

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  6. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    The film that is going to win is kinda a shocker to me, well, not really. I'm always amazed the club chooses the film I think will come in last. The film I usually put in as a throw away because everyone has seen it is generally always in contention for the win.
     
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  7. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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  8. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    PLEASE WELCOME THE NEWEST MEMBER TO THE SMC!!!
    @OldFashion!!!!!!
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    It's a great flick. Always wished they'd done that sequel. Couldn't believe how good and unheralded it was back when first hitting cable.
     
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    We Have A Winner!

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    Wait... Rounders is THAT popular!? I never would have guessed!

    In before: "God these people look young!" comments.:D

    In the meanwhile, I've been
    reacquainted with that old Bastard COVID19 so I'll be posting my review in a feverish delirium.:cool: (Seriously though I'm ok it's just like a mild cold... or maybe it IS a mild cold I dunno the home-tests were all booked-up)

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    He beat me

    Straight up

    Pay that man his money
     
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    And I'm actually watching Casino Royale right now.

    Ha!
     
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  15. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    I'm honestly quite disappointing in the James Blond-era.

    In Casino Royale he's supposed to be a fresh hot-blooded recruit but in Skyfall he's already a aged battleship whom everyone says should retire. Wtf? Pretty good movies though.

    Quantom of Solance is easily the worst Bond movie ever made.

    And Spectre was just a lame: "All these previous things are interconnected!" story.

    And if I see that No Time To Die trailer one more time I think I'm going to screma.:D
     
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  16. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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  17. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    I told you beforehand I felt Rounders would be in last due to everyone having seen it...multiple times. I'm pretty shocked there was little interest in both Hard Eight as well as Uncut Gems.
     
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  18. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Uncut Gems was really great actually. One of those films where things just escalates to an straight-out catastrophe.

    Maybe people are afraid of Adam Sandler?
     
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    All terribly shit. But i pick rounders. You guys don't know good movies. Try stuff made prior to 1975...yeah there are a few gems after that...reservoir dogs for example but few and far between from golden ages of Hollywood.
     
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    I dug that movie.

    Was super tense and nerve wracking the whole time.
     
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