Casino Royale

Casino Royale Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond film produced by Eon Productions, which makes all of the Bond movies. It was directed by Ian Campbell and starred Daniel Craig as the fictional MI16 agent James Bond. This version of Casino Royale is the 2006 version, but a previous version was released in 1967.

The Main Story

Bond is back in this excellent gambling movie Casino Royale which was released in November 2006. In Casino Royale Bond embarks on a mission to prevent a mob banker, Le Chiffre from winning a high stakes poker game.

Daniel Craig is Bond and the famous actress Judy Dench is “M.” In Casino Royale Bond is at the beginning stages of his career as 007 and earning his license to kill. This mission is at the Casino Royale in Montenegro. Here he meets Vesper Lynd, a treasury employee assigned to provide him with the $10 million he needs to enter the high stakes Texas Hold ’em Poker Game.

Initially Bond gains the upper hand during the game deducing Le Chiffre’s “tell”, but the table turns when Le Chiffre gets a tip-off on Bonds tell. The plot unravels with kidnappings, murder and betrayal. All in a day’s work as a British secret Agent with $10 million in stake money to protect.

The Ending

Bond wins the game against Le Chiffre. Vesper gets captured, and Bond goes after her but has an accident and wakes up in the hospital. Bond resigns and plans to leave with Vesper, but she takes the money out of the account.

In the end, Vesper drowns in an elevator while Bond tries to rescue her. One of the baddies, Mr White, escapes with the money. Bond finds him, shoots him in the leg and introduces himself “…. Bond. James Bond.”

Funny Man

Funny Man Funny Man is a 1994 British comedy-horror film written and directed by Simon Sprackling. It stars Christopher Lee, Benny Young, Tim James and Pauline Black.

It is an unusual British gambling movie with an element of comedy and horror in it, and it’s a gem in its own right. It’s the Joker in the pack and a tongue in cheek cult movie where payback is one of the main plots.

The Main Story

An obnoxious record producer Max Taylor (Benny Young) wins a haunted house from a mysterious man (Christopher Lee) in a high stakes poker game. Little does he know what awaits him in his new acquisition. Upon moving his family into this spacious mansion equipped with a peculiar house guest, he spins what they call the Wheel of Chance. The wheel of chance is split into four sections. Two sections have “Win” on them, and the other two sections have “Lose” on them. Max spins the wheel, and it lands on the Lose section, which awakens a demon Jester that lives in the soil of the ancestral home.

The Jester is a hideously deformed jester known as THE Funny Man ( Tim James ) with an affinity to horrible puns and demented Monty Python style violence. He goes on a murderous rampage killing Max’s family starting with his wife and children.

After the wife’s killing, he changes his voice to sound like the son luring the wife to her death as he drags the child’s body away telling the audience it’s always good to put the little ones down first. This is the kind of sick humour reflected throughout the movie. However, the film was enjoyable to some, as it received a nomination in 1995 for the International Fantasy Best Film Award.

The Ending

The film ends with Funny Man turning to the cameras and saying “No rest for the wicked.”

Honeymoon in Vegas

Honeymoon in Vegas Honeymoon in Vegas is a 1992 American love story and comedy directed by Andrew Bergman. It stars James Caan, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicolas Cage.

The Main Story

Jack Singer ( Nicolas Cage ) is a Private Detective who plans to marry his girlfriend Betsy (Sarah Jessica Parker) at the Bally’s Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

However, Before the wedding, a wealthy professional gambler, Tommy Korman (James Caan), sees Betsy and he notices that she looks the same as his beloved late wife, Donna. He arranges a fixed game of Poker between Jack and another player. Jack gets a straight flush and borrows $65,000 knowing he will win the game.

However, because the game is fixed, the other player gets a higher straight flush and wins the game. Tommy steps in and offers to clear the debt if he can spend a weekend with Betsy.

After getting Tommy to agree to no sex, the desperate couple agrees for Betsy to go with Tommy for the weekend. Jack soon discovers that Tommy has taken Betsy to Hawaii where he has a holiday home.

The film shows Jack desperately trying to get to Hawaii. However, when he gets there, he finds that Tommy has left for Vegas with Betsy. Furthermore, Tommy has convinced Betsy to marry him. However, Betsy decides she cannot go through with the wedding and escapes from Tommy.

Jack frantically tries to get a flight to Las Vegas and eventually gets on a plane with Elvis Impersonators’ sky diving team. However, he has to jump from 3,000 feet to get to Betsy. Luckily he manages to overcome his fear and makes the jump.

The Ending

The movie’s ending shows Jack and Betsy getting married in a small Las Vegas chapel with the Flying Elvises as their guests.