A law school student (Matt Damon) loses his tuition money and everything else he has saved in a high stakes poker game. Learning his lesson (he thinks), he vows to his girl friend (Mol Gretchen) to give up playing forever. That lasts until his best friend (Edward Norton), a notorious card shark, is released from prison and drags him back into the circuit to pay debts he has incurred to a Russian mobster (John Malkovich). John Turturro also appears as a career poker player and Martin Landau plays a law professor who understands his student's need to be something other than what is dictated to him.

‘Bad Santa’ and ‘Rounders’ Sequels Coming from the Weinstein Company

Miramax and The Weinstein Company (TWC) today announced an agreement to create sequels to some of Miramax's best-known properties and to partner on potential new television shows and special edition home entertainment products.

The first films to be produced under the agreement will be sequels to Bad Santa, Rounders and Shakespeare in Love. The other potential sequels and TV projects are Bridget Jones's Diary, Cop Land, From Dusk Till Dawn, Swingers, Clerks, Shall We Dance?, and The Amityville Horror. This partnership augments an existing relationship between the companies on such franchises as Scream 4 (to be released April 15, 2011), Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (to be released August 19, 2011) and Scary Movie 5.

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Is ‘Rounders 2’ Becoming a Reality?

It seems some of our favorite cinematic poker players might ante up for a sequel. According to, David Levien, who along with Brian Koppleman wrote the original Rounders film, said a sequel is in the early writing stages.

Of those original players, Matt Damon told the site he would be interesting in exploring a sequel.

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HatcH International Audio Visual Arts Festival Debuts!

HatcH debuted its inaugural audio visual arts festival in Bozeman, Montana on Thursday night, September 9th, with a screening of Rick Schroder's Black Cloud at the Ellen Theater in historic downtown.

The 4-day festival takes a new approach to "hatching" fresh new artists and invigorating the work of experienced creators. A mix of concerts, screenings, parties, panel discussions, networking events and awards, the festival introduces HatcH and exposes participants to panel and jury members that include performers, directors, editors, production execs and others including: Peter Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Michael Keaton, Rick Schroder, Bill Pullman, Margot Kidder, Scott Chestnut, Jessica Mecklenburg, Diane Cairns, Tom Boland, John Dahl, Jim Brubaker, Huntley Ritter and Christopher Cain.

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