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The Gentleman’s Guide to Movies About Gambling

With film blogs are currently buzzing about Martin Scorcese’s planned remake of The Gambler, we thought we’d take a moment to salute one of our favorite subgenres: the gambling movie. This isn’t about high-stakes games of skill like poker or pool; it’s just one blind chance after another, following the ebbs and flows of chaos. And maybe the occasional casino heist…

Our five favorite gambling movies»

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Blue Women’s Group: As a former ballerina and Na’avi, we have to say she’s earned it. [Wonderland]

National Exposure: The National’s new album will be streaming on the New York Times all day tomorrow, which should give you a pretty good excuse to learn about derivatives regulation. [World’s Best Ever]

Well, I Called the Jerk Store…: George Costanza may be the style icon for our era. Try not to think too hard about that one. [Start-Finish]

Combat Rock: Noel Murray digs up a gem from Robert Altman’s early TV career. Not surprisingly, it’s awesome. [A.V. Club]