Poker Night Movie To Reach Cinemas On December 5thNovember 26, 2014 12:53 pm
There has been a number of poker movies made over the years. The ones which have been well received include Maverick (1994), Rounders (1998), and High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003), while the ones receiving a bit of a drumming at the box office include Deal (2008), Poker King (2009), and Runner, Runner (2013).
This December another two poker themed movies will now be added to the poker genre, namely Gutshot Straight on the 2nd, and Poker Night on the 5th. While Gutshot Straight is likely to be another flop, and is currently showing an IMDB rating of 4/10, the subject of this post ‘Poker Night’ looks like it has all the ingredients for an entertaining movie going experience and is currently showing an IMDB rating of 8/10 after just a few reviews. Firstly, the plot sounds intriguing and as the film’s promotion explains:
“When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana – you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job – their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. Using the stories he heard at Poker Night, he must match wits against his captor – and save not only himself, but the young girl trapped in the basement with him. Like Seven and Usual Suspect, Poker Night combines thrills and twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end.”
According to early reviews on IMDB and the internet, the movies solid cast of Ron Perlman, Beau Mirchoff, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael Eklund, Titus Welliver, and Corey Large all give great performances and the film speeds along at an exciting pace. Poker Night is also apparently replete with graphic and humorous action and dialogue, and the individual interwoven tales are blended together masterfully to make for an enjoyable movie.
In the meantime, there are several other poker themed movie projects in the pipeline to also look forward to, including a film based on Molly Bloom’s book which gives an insight into the high-stakes world of underground poker, and also another based on the life of eccentric poker pro Mike Matusow, who in 2012 released an autobiography entitled “Check-Raising the Devil.” Rounders 2, on the other hand, continues to be an ongoing rumour dating back as far as 2010.