I am Jarrett Abernathy. I have been writing film reviews for more than twenty years for various publications, including the New York Press.

After watching countless movies in cinemas and on television, the desire to review films was born in the distant past. Later it was DVDs and VHS

While watching, I always wanted to tell you what I thought of this or that scene, the camerawork, or the director’s work on the picture as a whole.

Then, when I watched the next film with my friends or family, I would immediately give my comments. I always thought it would help movie lovers like me to choose a worthy movie to watch, whether at home or in the cinema.

Canada produces a lot of good movies, both joint projects with other countries and just Canadian projects. 

One of my favourite themes in movies is casinos. This love came after watching Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” in the 90s. Since then, I have been fascinated by the world of gambling and how it all works. I started doing various research, researching information and visited many different land-based and the best online casino. I now devote a significant portion of my publications to this topic, along with movies.

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The Best Movies About Gambling

Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995)

As I said before, this is one of my favourite gambling movies. This is a must-watch film by Martin Scorsese. It’s about the life of casino managers in Las Vegas. The danger and the violence that goes with it are the basis of this gambling epic.

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The main characters of the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Guy Ritchie, 1998)

Fun British crime film tells us a story of four London-based friends who invest in a gambling scheme. A combination of a high-energy action sequence, quick-witted comedy and outstanding performances by actors make Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels a classic that will leave you quoting its famous lines for years to come.

Owning Mahowny (Richard Kwietniowski, 2003)

It tells the story of a bank clerk who embezzles more than $10 million from his branch to feed his gambling addiction. Owning Mahowny is an entertaining look at the downward spiral of one gambler. This movie was on the list of the best movies of the year in 2003. Now it’s on my list of the best gambling movies too.

Poster for the film Owning Mahowny with the main character

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The Best Movie Producers

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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg stands out as the director and producer in his long and very successful career who has influenced contemporary filmmaking more than any other individual. His enormous successes in the industry, which have won him numerous nominations for Academy Awards, make him Hollywood’s best-known director.

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Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino has won numerous awards for his work in film and music, including nominations for Best Original Screenplay. Tarantino is a true master in the art of movie-making. He is best known for directing films like Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds.

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James Cameron 

James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario. He is a director, writer and producer with a fantastic career highlighted by the record-breaking global blockbusters Titanic and Avatar, for which he has received 3 Academy Awards.

Best online casino games for Canadians

It’s hard to say for sure which gambling game is the most popular around the world today. However, having conducted many studies over the years among Canadians, they show that 90% of players prefer online slots. Here are the most popular ones:

  • Mega Moolah
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Thunderstruck II
  • Triple Diamond
  • Gonzo’s Quest 
  • Starburst
  • Monopoly Megaways
  • Jackpot Giant

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12 French Canadian Films You Must See

We invited the Chairman of the First Weekend Club board of directors Paul Gratton, who is a passionate cinephile with a particular love for and knowledge of French Canadian Cinema to select some of his favourite films for our new channel.

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Online video slots – working principles and features

Video slots can be found at most Canada online casinos. They are very popular and are the most played online games. Most casinos have at least 500 or more different video slots available.

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The best gambling movies about poker

Finally a ranking of the best poker movies, all in our ultimate Top 6! Whether you’re a poker fan or just a thrill-seeking moviegoer, this list will inspire you to have many great nights out.