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Discussion in 'The Attic' started by winbig, Mar 28, 2008.

    Mar 28, 2008
  1. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    Anyone going to see You must register/login in order to see the link. today? The book (You must register/login in order to see the link.) was great..I really hope they don't ruin it like other stories have been in the past when they went to the big screen...Stephen King's books are notorious for that...the movies usually suck when compared to the book. :mad:

    For those that haven't heard of either one of them, it's the story about a MIT blackjack team that took Vegas for millions....:D
     
  2. Mar 30, 2008
  3. ballysdb

    ballysdb Dormant account

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    I'd like to see it but no one I know likes to go to the movies anymore. They just order one from Optimum online. I miss the old days...I miss the smell of the popcorn.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2008
  5. heatherad

    heatherad Senior Member

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    I wouldn't mind seeing it only because its suppose to be based on a true story. I just saw previews on T.V. for it and it looks to be pretty interesting.
    I can smell the popcorn now ballysdb :p Nothing beats the popcorn at the movies...the more butter on it the better :D
     
  6. Mar 30, 2008
  7. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    I haven't seen the movie yet, but the only thing that I see that is possibly made up is the need for him to raise $300,000 to stay in college. That part was never mentioned in the book at all. That, to me, really makes it bad because it's just a storyline to try and make the movie more interesting. For a book that was already awesome to begin with, that twist wasn't needed.

    And yep, it is definitely a true story! :D

    They even sell their card counting and adv. blackjack strategy DVD's at You must register/login in order to see the link., as well as give seminars.

     
  8. Mar 30, 2008
  9. heatherad

    heatherad Senior Member

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    Which brings me to this thought(question)...is it sometimes better to just read the book and skip the movie or vice versa. Skip the book and see the movie, and this can pertain to any story aside from this one. :)
     
  10. Mar 30, 2008
  11. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    I dunno on this one...I'm an action and gambling movie junkie, and it looks as if this one has plenty of both. For this one, I think I'm willing to forgo a plot variation or two, and hope they follow the book as close as they can for the rest of the movie.

    But, if you haven't yet read the book, it's a tough call....I'd read the book first before seeing the movie, but that's just me...at least that way you can check it out for free at your local library. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Mar 30, 2008
  13. heatherad

    heatherad Senior Member

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    Thats just it, I'm not into gambling movies that is why Im sort of shocked I find this one to seem interesting. As I stated earlier, I think its because of being based on a true story.
    If you happen to go to the movie before I do, make sure you post here whether you preferred the book or the movie. I can't see myself getting there until the week after next.
    It should be interesting to see what others have to say about the movie especially if they are big card players.
     

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