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Saturday
Apr052008

Is 21 a "Bust?"

Kevin SpaceyOf interest to many in the magic community are films involving gambling and scams. Currently on the marquis is the movie "21" based upon the book "Bringing Down the House" by Ben Mezrich which tells the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions. The film was recently reviewed on the Revision 3 video podcast "Totally Rad Show" which discusses Movies, Television and Video Games targeting an audience in the 20's and 30's. Kevin Spacey's performance as the mentor of the crew seems to have been the highlight of the film for these reviewers who generally felt the film to be so contrived as to "make a true story feel fake." It seems apparent that none of the reviewers had read the book which confirmed the essence of the story in spite of some elements which felt staged. View the complete show in the video below. 

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