"Elvis" (2022) - Baz Luhrmann Film Reviews/Discussion!

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  1. ClausH

    ClausH Senior Member

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  2. garyt1957

    garyt1957 Forum Resident

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    Going to see it today and will be curious to see how they handle the Priscilla age thing. Next to the culture vulture crap this is the next most used way to diminish Elvis, as a pedo. With Jerry Lee, he was just crazy but Elvis was a pedo.
     
  3. ClausH

    ClausH Senior Member

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    It is mentioned that Priscilla is a teenager. I don't remember her exact age when they met is mentioned, but it is said very late in the movie that she is 10 years younger than him.
     
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  5. raveoned

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    I'm amazed and happy to see so much promotion for this movie! I'm going to give blood (platelets) next week, and the Red Cross has a promotion this month where someone will win a trip to Graceland and a movie promo Epiphone guitar. I usually give blood, but that was an incentive to do it now!
     
  6. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    An ex-girlfriend had to teach me how and I'm eternally grateful to her for that.

    As is my wife.
     
  7. garyt1957

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  8. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    I was 19, but then I'm a lot younger than Elvis, and young women of my generation knew what they wanted and deserved. As did Cybill Shepherd.
     
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  9. alexpop

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    Just after seeing it.
    Both Hanks and Butler excellent.
    An emotional hayride, plenty razzmatazz!!!
     
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  10. alexpop

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    Last Picture Show was excellent. Yep .. a cutie.
     
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  11. My local Century theater shows movies for $5.98 every Tuesday so I just ordered my ticket. Even with a convenience fee - and factoring in the Amazon Prime $5 credit - I’m paying $2.31 to see it again. Might want to see if any Century theaters in your area have similar Tuesday pricing.
     
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  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The cinema I wanted to see the film, the screening was cancelled, problem with the projector or something ( that was a first)… made a dash to a smaller arty cinema, there was me, an adult male, a girl 18 from Texas ( who I spoke to later ).. and a male/female couple .. I was sitting right down the front to immerse myself in the film. And yes
    ..All shook up:)
     
  13. alexpop

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    Austin Butler was a revelation, very charismatic , the camera loved him. No wonder the Presley family were in awe!!!!!!
     
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  14. RSteven

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    I call that a steal. My daughter saw the Elvis movie again last night with her husband and sister. She said she would like to see it again. And her husband (not a big Elvis fan before seeing it twice) asked her, "So when is the Elvis movie coming out on Blu-ray or 4K?
     
  15. RSteven

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    Wow, this thread topic now has over 40,000 views and almost 1,500 replies. It is now 60 pages long. I think this speaks well for the success of the movie.
     
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  16. And while Rotten Tomatoes has yet to aggregate audience scores a casual scroll through the audience ratings indicate it’s being very well received! It’s a nice time to be an Elvis fan - for once he’s getting mentioned all over the place in respectful tones.
     
  17. RSteven

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    Did we actually ever think we were going to live long enough to ever see this day, my friend?
     
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  18. RSteven

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    Elvis movie is off to a good start with the special Tuesday and Thursday showings earning over $3.5 million dollars. It is beating out the Black Phone as well right now.

    Warner Bros’ Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis has grossed $3.5 million from all previews off 3,400 locations, which includes Tuesday fan events and Thursday night’s showtimes. Meanwhile, Universal/Blumhouse’s The Black Phone took in $3 million from showtimes that began at 5 p.m. yesterday at 2,800 sites.
     
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  19. raveoned

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    In one interview, Baz Luhrmann said that he wanted to show people Elvis, the man, instead of Elvis, the Halloween costume. This was the biopic I've wanted for Elvis, showing him in a more realistic tone, as opposed to the "chosen one" style. You get the humble boy who was shaped and formed by music and religion of all kinds, growing into someone who took those influences and distilled them his own way, into the person who ended up being manipulated by manager and father with no regard for his own health.

    You see the human and superhuman here, and I couldn't ask for better.
     
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  21. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    I want this movie to be #1 so bad. I hope it hits $35 million for the weekend.
     
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  22. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    For pre-sales, my local theater had it showing on one screen. Now it is on three screens, including their largest auditorium. That's a good sign, I think.
     
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  23. RSteven

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    I am really hoping for that as well. I really think it is going to over perform, but I am always the optimist when it comes to Elvis, Lol.
     
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  25. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    Warner Bros’ Elvis is the headline act in 742 cinemas across the UK and Ireland this weekend – the latest post-pandemic title to break the 700-location barrier.

    It usurps Top Gun: Maverick’s 737 screens from May as the fifth-widest opening of all time in the territory.
     
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