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Old 11-21-2011, 04:55 PM   #26
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

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Try a Canadian proxy, it works.
can you please provide one? i have tried with no success.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:17 PM   #27
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

Doesn't work and I've been wanting to watch this a long time.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:48 AM   #28
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

I paid for it and i was quite disappointed with it. Definitely not worth $8. One of the few poker documentary i would not watch again
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:49 PM   #29
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I hope it shows people winning so I can finally get my parents off my back
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:53 PM   #30
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this aint getting of the ground
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:26 AM   #31
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

I know some people who were filmed during their game for this doc, one of whom went on to win a bracelet this year. There stuff ended up getting cut from the final edit. I am left with the impression that the Director changed direction part way through editing, maybe due to the miscarriage. Was looking forward to watching this, but found it very disjointed, and a bit of a downer. Unecessarily so . . .
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:08 PM   #32
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

any working link yet?
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:15 PM   #33
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

Not necessarily for me but really good quality.

I definitely don't mind donating $8 for the cause.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:09 AM   #34
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so,there is no free download/watch link for this?
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #35
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

i watched it on tv wasnt that great though it would be better
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:38 PM   #36
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i watched it on tv wasnt that great though it would be better
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #37
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

so i dont mind to pay for it. but i can i dl it from us somewhere?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #38
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

watched this yesterday,i would award it 3/10

the main premise of the film is to focus on the actual filmmaker, trying to make a living from solely from poker after just having a child with another one possibly on the way, grinding is going to have a lot of impact on his life in this situation

instead the film focuses mainly on a 25 year old who still lives at home with his mum, the proprietor of a gambling club trying to regain access to his club after a dispute with his landlord (WHAT HAS THAT GOT TO DO WITH GRINDING!!!!!!),and a father of two

you don't really the impact poker has on any of these lives and you do not really care

the choice of music is absolutely awful

EPIC LOL MOMENT FROM THE FILM
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actual filmmaker talking

" the late night and unreliable income are taking there toll and now with the second baby on the way I'm feeling even more pressure to do well at the tables"

film then switches to him playing poker at the club

"but getting dealt poker jacks definitely helps"

LOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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thank god somebody put this on the internet for others to watch

the actual filmmaker states at the start that he left his job took a break from film making to look after his family and after the recession found it hard

your always going to find it hard making garbage like this
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #39
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

lol I watched about half of this.

There's this fat kid Andre who considers himself a "poker pro" and a real "degenerate"

We see him talking saying "If I go bust then I mean I really go bust. We're talking nothing. No money for the bread and milk and cheese. Zero. But that's how I roll"

Cut to Andre later we see him living in luxury with his rich parents! They showed his mom feeding him a slap up nosh - what a clown!

I might upload this to youtube cause it's comedy gold.

We also got to see Andre berating this player "lol you called me with a pair of 4s you fish. How do you call me witha pair of 4s" etc. Then Andre starts pouring the villains chips all all his face!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:48 AM   #40
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lol I watched about half of this.

There's this fat kid Andre who considers himself a "poker pro" and a real "degenerate"

We see him talking saying "If I go bust then I mean I really go bust. We're talking nothing. No money for the bread and milk and cheese. Zero. But that's how I roll"

Cut to Andre later we see him living in luxury with his rich parents! They showed his mom feeding him a slap up nosh - what a clown!

I might upload this to youtube cause it's comedy gold.

We also got to see Andre berating this player "lol you called me with a pair of 4s you fish. How do you call me witha pair of 4s" etc. Then Andre starts pouring the villains chips all all his face!!
hilarious description. I LOL'd hard at Andre too. Real sicko living with his parents and their 2 dogs. Wonder whatever happened with the at Victory poker thing.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:38 AM   #41
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

I uploaded to youtube.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68zGx...ature=youtu.be

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1RWi...ature=youtu.be
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #42
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tks for uploading!

jesus that had to be the worst documentary i ever saw
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:24 PM   #43
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tks for uploading!

jesus that had to be the worst documentary i ever saw
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:30 AM   #44
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

Everytime I lose a 50/50 in poker, I'm hence fourth calling it a miscarriage.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #45
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

I also LOL'd

The baby's level is over 9000
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #46
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

It was **** but there was two interesting characters. I forget their names

-The old guy who got kicked out of his "gaming club" and his stuff confiscated by the landlord. He was cool. Life's all about the gamble for him.

-Also the guy in his 30s who drank the **** out of it playing online but actually seemed like a reasonable poker player. He did ok in a few live tourneys too.

Andre just seemed like an extreme donkey. Can't believe how supportive his parents were of him too.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:12 AM   #47
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

Who funds these movies? There is zero chance it will make it any money.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:05 AM   #48
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

Next time I suck out on some nit I am fore sure going to shower my face with his chips saying I love your money! EPIC!
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #49
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

Intro was really good, excellent buildup then just, like many others said, it just went meh.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #50
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Re: *Grinders* Poker Documentary (World Premier) November 9

I watched this last night and after reading some of the posts I wasnt sure if I would stick though it all prior to viewing.

I did watch the whole thing and I have to say I enjoyed it.

Andre - I was happy to see how supportive his family was of him and his father was really cool with the whole " You are single, you have no mortgage, no kids, what the hell are you worried about " That was nice to see and I felt happy for him.

Him at that club, rubbing the chips on himself and talking his smack talk. This is the kind of thing that makes me happy to be an online player but it got a response from me and others in this thread, so good for the film.

What did happen with that whole Victory Poker contest? I searched ( not in depth but didnt find out much ) I saw the VP mentioned in that other documentary as well but nothing passed that. I assume they folded but did they ever have a winner? How did Andre end up doing?

Lawrence, the man who ran the card club, I did like his attitude and how he looked at life but I did feel bad for him. His landlord was a total prick but again I have to think about money management. If this guy was making 2K a night, I think that was the figure, how does he not have the funds to just pay this assclown off and then make a plan to relocate? Maybe I am getting the 2K figure mixed up with another card room in Toronto but I though it was his club that was bringing this in.

Danny did appear to have some skill in the showings that we were presented although he was a degenerate as well with the whole " The more I drink, the better I play " and passing out in front of his laptop while playing some PS mtts. It was nice to see his love for his children and how his family was his motivation. At the start I was like, who is this clown but again, he did well from what we saw and he had 'some' skills. Not sure what his longrun is but he must be doing something right to be able to support his family.

As for Matt. I did feel bad for him and his wife. I mean poker is why we are on these forums ( most of us ) but of course there is life off the felt and sometimes it can be cruel. I thought though it was a little irresponsible for him to be having a second child while being in the financial situation he was in but who in the hell am I to say anything about that. I felt bad about the outcome but was happy that he still had his two year old daughter.

In all I thought it was decent. Again, I wasnt sure what to expect but I was happy that I watched it. It kept me in and I wasnt ever feeling the urge to just turn it off.

Would I watch another poker documentary done by Matt? I sure would. I am happy to see that there are people making them. I never heard of " Boom " but would be happy to check that out as well.

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