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The best friends that anyone could have are still hanging around Vegas and, after missing them by thismuch last week, let's just say that we're very happy right now. VERY.
We can't spill details right now 'cause you know the
studio guys want us to keep it on the DL (we're tight like that now), but follow the tweets below for more reveals as to just what you'll see on the big screen when the movie makes its debut in May 2013.
Hangover 3 filming continues. They built a make-shift strip club downtown. All the clubs here & they had to build one?lockerz.com/s/259548224— \m/ BEAR DOWN \m/ (@MetalBearsFan) November 7, 2012
From film and TV to on our computer screens, Vegas (or gambling) has been everywhere the last few months. It got us thinking about which Vegas/gambling movie we like the best. Here's what this VegasChatter contributor has seen recently:
Netflix Queue: "Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians," "The Odds," "Saint John of Las Vegas," "The Rum Diary," and "Casino Jack"
Television: "Casino," "The Hangover," "Ocean's 11" (2001 version) and "Ocean's 13"
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It's Monday. Time to see a movie, head to the pool and try a unique, specialty cocktail. At the same time! It's "Dive-In Movie" season (get it?) at The Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool. That's the one with the neato Strip views, facing Planet Hollywood.
It's also where they are screening movies on their super jumbo digital marquee. Speakers are everywhere, even way back in the elevated levels close to Bellagio, so you can wander without losing the plot. The screen is bright and sharp and you can loiter, lounge or even get in the pool, if appropriately attired.
Last Monday, it was Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger.
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Matt Damon may not be in the next Bourne movie, but he will be reprising a familiar role on the big screen this week. Damon is featured as both himself and his Rounders character in All In, a movie about the history of poker opening in limited release March 23.
The movie recaps the game's history from its underground days through its resurgence and boom a decade ago to the more recent fall of online poker sites. The movie features interviews with poker pros and celebrity players including Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth, Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, and David Wells.
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Sparing you the almost obligatory mention of the irony as it relates to a certain slogan, what was filmed in Vegas is headed to Utah. Last spring big-time Hollywood movie-makers were in the city to send Beth Raymer's book debut Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling from page to screen. The movie adaptation stars Bruce Willis, Catherine-Zeta Jones, Rebecca Hall, and Laura Prepon.
The credits are now ready to roll at the Sundance Film Festival January 19-29 in Park City, Utah. Having read the book in prep for the big screen release, our gut thinks the movie might be even better than the read. It can't hurt when scenes like the Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall one above are shot here. At the very least, it turns into a game of name that location.
Martin Scorsese has been tapped by Paramount Pictures to remake the 1974 movie, The Gambler, about an English professor (James Caan) who had a gambling addiction. Scorsese is said to be seeking Leonardo DiCaprio to star in the movie, likely reprising James Caan's role. The 1974 movie was originally an adaptation of a short novel with the same name.
The story behind a violent and deadly string of robberies that swept Vegas from 1998 to 2000 is headed to the big screen.
Summit Entertainment has purchased the movie rights to the 2008 book by John Huddy entitled "Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down The Strip to the Tune of Five World Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars." (Don't worry, it'll just be Storming Las Vegas on the marquee in case you want to see what else is playing.)
The book, and now the movie, will tell the story of criminal mastermind Jose Vigoa who, as Variety puts it "launched a 16-month crime wave -- and was ultimately stopped by Lt. John Alamshaw, who was tasked with solving the crimes without spoiling Vegas' new family friendly image."
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It's been a while since we took a look at some other new slots on the floor at the casinos. In fact, the last new slots we saw were The Hangover slots and Cougarliscious machines so we thought we'd take a look at some of the new games on the block.
There are quite a few new games that look to be fun for the sober and not sober. Let's start with the ALICE slots, which are now available at Venetian and Palazzo and soon a host of the Caesars properties.
While we don't love the movie the game is based on, we love playing the Wizard of Oz slots an ALICE seems to fall right into that role in the casino for us. Don't expect many men playing this, but that's cool - we like playing the penny slots with the ladies.
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If you happen to be in Vegas this week, you may have a chance to either see or maybe even be seen in the filming of the movie "Lay the Favorite", which shortened its name, from "Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog", since we first learned about it earlier this year.
"Lay The Favorite" features Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Justin Timberlake and Rebecca Hall who plays Beth Raymer who wrote the original memoirs that the movie is based on and will be shooting all over Vegas for the next 5 days before heading east, to New Orleans, to finish production.
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Rick, Ron, and the Chum: Two Pawns, One Porn.
We admit were quite giddy at the marriage of the Pawn Stars and Porn Star Ron Jeremy at the 2010 MMA Awards. A favorite Vegas reality show on stage with memories of scrambled spanktervision before we found dad's shoebox of unmarked VHS tapes. You remember: sitting in front of that one blurry-colored adult channel back in the day waiting for the split second the waves clear. Twenty minutes of sheer boredom for that one second of joy. Boob! Or was it an elbow?
Now Sabotage Studios has taken the concept one step further, releasing Pawnstars XXX. An adult video that brings the porn into the pawn shop. We would've went with Hardcore Pawnstars as the title, but perhaps a second pawn shop reference was one too much. The skin flick was filmed in Las Vegas to boot, further sealing the Pawn Stars link.
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We’ve already told you to book your accommodation for Halloween, but if you’re less of a girls and boys showing off their scanties to the world kinda person, and more into the
cheesy scary stuff, here’s something you might be interested in.
On October 23, House of Blues will be home to Corey Feldman’s Lost Boys Ball - sadly not a ball, but basically a screening of the Lost Boys, a Q&A with everyone’s favorite one hit wonder child star, and then a live performance by Truth Movement.
And if that doesn’t get you, here’s the clincher – there will be a “sneak peek” at the new Lost Boys film called The Thirst.
Memories of teenage Lost Boys viewings at sleepovers has totally sold this one to us, and the fact that the tickets start at a highly reasonable $20 has us even more excited. What’s more, this is most likely the least boozy, dirrrty event you’ll get for Halloween this year, and you’ll probably get a Facebook pic with Corey Feldman. We’re sold. The 90s are back, and in style!
We suggest you refrain from questions about Corey Haim. Kiefer’s propensity for drunk stripping, however, is totally acceptable.
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Hopefully they’ll be dressed a little better tomorrow
(Marginally) fond as we are of celebs and famewhores partying up the Strip, we sometimes wish they’d come with something to show off other than a winning smile, new surgery or a ripe bikini shot. So we’re pleased to note that when Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and P Diddy (or whatever moniker he’s going under atm) descend on Planet Hollywood tomorrow, it’s for a proper cause – the premiere, no less, of their new film, Get Him To The Greek.
The film is a kind of followup to Forgetting Sarah Marshall (in that randy Russell is playing
himself randy Aldous Snow again) and Vegas makes a brief appearance in the trailer, so there’s even more reason for them to be there.
The screening is taking place at 7.30pm in the Chi Showroom. But if you want to be in with a chance of actually attending, rather than queuing for autographs with the heifers outside, you need to go to Strip House at 5.30pm, where they’re having a tweet up.