Peace, Lefty

October 16, 2008

Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, a former casino executive once called the greatest living expert on sports handicapping and the man on whom Robert DeNiro’s character in Casino was based, has died at the age of 79. From

Officials said Rosenthal died from a heart attack in his Miami Beach condo.

Rosenthal, who once survived a car bomb, ran the Chicago mob-owned Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda and Marina casinos through the 1970s and into the mid-1980s.


Righteous Kill Clip

August 28, 2008 has posted an exclusive clip from the upcoming Jon Avnet (Risky Business) directed Righteous Kill. The screenplay was written by Russell Gewitz (Inside Man) so it should be good. This clip begs to differ. It’s pretty short, granted, but pretty fucking uninspired too.

Check it out here.