• Casino (1995)

    From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to All on Thu Oct 7 08:29:47 2021
    Hello, moviegoers!

    Today I am going to tell you about Casino, a slow, but entertaining, Mafia film.

    Casino is a movie which follows the rise and fall of Sam "Ace" Rothstein, a Mafia bookie who gets tasked with running a Casino in Las Vegas controlled by the Mafia. It is directed by Martin
    Scorsese and features Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci.

    The first thing to note about this film is that it starts slow. About the first half of it is devoted to properly introducing the characters. Fortunately, the deal is done in a sort of lively
    phashion so you don't get to get bored, but at some point you feel just like after eating a bag of cheap snacks. You have the notion that you have consumed something which tasted fine, but know
    deep down they are empty callories.

    The three main characters are Sam, Sam's love interest (Ginger) and Nicky, the bodyguard assigned by the mafia to cover for Sam. Sam is pretty much a strong gentleman, ellegant outside, but
    hardened businessman inside. He is played by Robert de Niro, who plays him as a competent administrator who lets nobody pull his leg. Ginger is your regular Bimbo from Las Vegas, ready to suck
    any gentleman dry of his money and do anything to survive and pay her vices. Nicky, played by Joe Pesci, is probably the most funny character: he is a brutal thug who wants to set a proper
    local gang in Las Vegas and does not shy away from torturing or killing anybody who dares interfering with his business, Sam's business, or who just looks funny at him.

    Casino starts moving when issues start piling up for Sam. For one, Nicky's activities attract the attention of the FBI toward's him and the Casino. For another, Sam marries Ginger, who is
    obviously not interested in Sam but on the Mafia money he controls. The Mafia's business starts to falter because some of the men involved start stealing money from the operation. Nicky starts
    getting involved with Sam's wife.

    It is a race in which every issue is running fast to be the first one to blow Sam's operation up. The reason you keep watching this movie is precisely that you want to find out which part of
    the operation is going to explode first and who is the one who will get killed when it does. Since the characters are so fleshed out, this movie is kind of effective at making you feel for them
    when circumpstances implode and people starts dying. You don't know how evil you are until a gang of mobsters start beating somebody with baseball bats in the middle of nowhere and you are
    jumping up and down on your armchair, laughting as teeth fly around.

    This film takes its 3 hours to deliver. It is quite fine once it kicks into gear, but it takes its time. Still, if you have some time to kill, watching Casino is safer than a poker party with
    mobsters and hookers, so maybe it is an option worth considering.


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/TRMB to Arelor on Thu Oct 7 14:50:34 2021
    Hello, moviegoers!

    Today I am going to tell you about Casino, a slow, but entertaining, Mafia film.

    Casino is a movie which follows the rise and fall of Sam "Ace" Rothstein, a Mafia bookie who gets tasked with running a Casino in Las Vegas controlled by the Mafia. It is directed by Martin
    Scorsese and features Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci.

    The first thing to note about this film is that it starts slow. About the first half of it is devoted to properly introducing the characters. Fortunately, the deal is done in a sort of lively
    phashion so you don't get to get bored, but at some point you feel just like after eating a bag of cheap snacks. You have the notion that you have consumed something which tasted fine, but know
    deep down they are empty callories.

    The three main characters are Sam, Sam's love interest (Ginger) and Nicky, the bodyguard assigned by the mafia to cover for Sam. Sam is pretty much a strong gentleman, ellegant outside, but
    hardened businessman inside. He is played by Robert de Niro, who plays him as a competent administrator who lets nobody pull his leg. Ginger is your regular Bimbo from Las Vegas, ready to suck
    any gentleman dry of his money and do anything to survive and pay her vices. Nicky, played by Joe Pesci, is probably the most funny character: he is a brutal thug who wants to set a proper
    local gang in Las Vegas and does not shy away from torturing or killing anybody who dares interfering with his business, Sam's business, or who just looks funny at him.

    Casino starts moving when issues start piling up for Sam. For one, Nicky's activities attract the attention of the FBI toward's him and the Casino. For another, Sam marries Ginger, who is
    obviously not interested in Sam but on the Mafia money he controls. The Mafia's business starts to falter because some of the men involved start stealing money from the operation. Nicky starts
    getting involved with Sam's wife.

    It is a race in which every issue is running fast to be the first one to blow Sam's operation up. The reason you keep watching this movie is precisely that you want to find out which part of
    the operation is going to explode first and who is the one who will get killed when it does. Since the characters are so fleshed out, this movie is kind of effective at making you feel for them
    when circumpstances implode and people starts dying. You don't know how evil you are until a gang of mobsters start beating somebody with baseball bats in the middle of nowhere and you are
    jumping up and down on your armchair, laughting as teeth fly around.

    This film takes its 3 hours to deliver. It is quite fine once it kicks into gear, but it takes its time. Still, if you have some time to kill, watching Casino is safer than a poker party with
    mobsters and hookers, so maybe it is an option worth considering.

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    I believe that was a true story and good but slow movie.

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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to Arelor on Sun Oct 10 17:27:00 2021
    Today I am going to tell you about Casino, a slow, but entertaining,
    Mafia film.

    Funny you mentioned this - I watched all my favorite gangster flicks this weekend... kinda crazy, too, as I have a huge collection.

    I'm on Knock Around Guys right now, just finished Boiler Room. But Casino... thats one of the greatest. Love it, and watched it earlier this morning.

    Whats your all-time favorite gangster flick? I think all-time is Goodfellas for me. I'd recently heard they were remaking Goodfellas, but that was a year or more ago and I haven't heard anything new about it. Hope they do... Whats yours?



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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/TRMB to paulie420 on Sun Oct 10 20:05:59 2021
    Funny you mentioned this - I watched all my favorite gangster flicks this weekend... kinda crazy, too, as I have a huge collection.

    I'm on Knock Around Guys right now, just finished Boiler Room. But Casino... thats one of the greatest. Love it, and watched it earlier this morning.

    Whats your all-time favorite gangster flick? I think all-time is Goodfellas for me. I'd recently heard they were remaking Goodfellas, but that was a year or more ago and I haven't heard anything new about it. Hope they do... Whats yours?

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    My favourite is Scarface (1983) with Al Pacino.

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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to The Millionaire on Sun Oct 10 22:20:00 2021
    My favourite is Scarface (1983) with Al Pacino.
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    Great one... I love it, too. A little more dark and earlier than some of the others that focus on the 70s.

    New skool, I love The Wolf of Wall Street - well... thats not really gangster, I guess - but its right up my alley.



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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to PAULIE420 on Mon Oct 11 16:21:00 2021
    Whats your all-time favorite gangster flick? I think all-time is Goodfellas fo
    me. I'd recently heard they were remaking Goodfellas, but that was a year or m
    e ago and I haven't heard anything new about it. Hope they do... Whats yours?

    I saw Goodfellas when I came out and liked it.

    My favorites are from the 1930s-1940s mostly. "White Heat" and "High
    Sierra" are both right up there.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to paulie420 on Mon Oct 11 19:08:23 2021
    Re: Re: Casino (1995)
    By: paulie420 to Arelor on Sun Oct 10 2021 05:27 pm

    Today I am going to tell you about Casino, a slow, but entertaining, Mafia film.

    Funny you mentioned this - I watched all my favorite gangster flicks this weekend... kinda crazy
    too, as I have a huge collection.

    I'm on Knock Around Guys right now, just finished Boiler Room. But Casino... thats one of the
    greatest. Love it, and watched it earlier this morning.

    Whats your all-time favorite gangster flick? I think all-time is Goodfellas for me. I'd recently
    heard they were remaking Goodfellas, but that was a year or more ago and I haven't heard anythin
    new about it. Hope they do... Whats yours?



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    I am afraid I am not a good connoisseur of ganster movies. My experience with actual ganster films
    is very tight.

    The first one that came to my mind when you asked which is the best ganster movie I have watched is
    "Road to Perdition," which is quite fine but not super-duper great. Still I think Casino is a
    better movie and has a better gansta' vibe.

    There are some films from the black and white era which involve the mafia, but I don't think they
    quality because they are mostly heist movies.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 11 19:11:04 2021
    Re: Re: Casino (1995)
    By: The Millionaire to paulie420 on Sun Oct 10 2021 08:05 pm

    Funny you mentioned this - I watched all my favorite gangster flicks this weekend... kinda cra
    too, as I have a huge collection.

    I'm on Knock Around Guys right now, just finished Boiler Room. But Casino... thats one of the
    greatest. Love it, and watched it earlier this morning.

    Whats your all-time favorite gangster flick? I think all-time is Goodfellas for me. I'd recent
    heard they were remaking Goodfellas, but that was a year or more ago and I haven't heard anyth
    new about it. Hope they do... Whats yours?

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    My favourite is Scarface (1983) with Al Pacino.

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    Scarface is fucking awesome.

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  • From Joe Phigan@VERT/ZRUSPAS to paulie420 on Tue Oct 12 04:45:06 2021
    Re: Re: Casino (1995)
    By: paulie420 to Arelor on Sun Oct 10 2021 17:27:00

    Whats your all-time favorite gangster flick? I think all-time is Goodfellas for me. I'd recently heard they were remaking Goodfellas, but that was a

    GoodFellas is definitely a great classic.. What do you thin about Blow, though? I thought that one was pretty good too. Not sure if I can pick between the two.

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