Jessica Chastain plays real-life underground poker queen Molly Bloom, as she recounts her story of being targeted by the FBI to her lawyer, Idris Elba. I mean, just the two of them in a movie together should be enough to get butts in seats, right? Just put them in everything. Hell, they’re going to be in IT 2 now, apparently. But wait, there’s more…or less, depending on how you feel about screenplay God (yeah, I said it) Aaron Sorkin. He wrote this sucka and now makes his directorial debut. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG. Well…. Hmm. Chris, Lara, Frank, and JC discuss the issue.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.