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Are you planning to see Elvis?

Curious about the level of interest.

by Anonymousreply 108June 25, 2022 4:16 PM

Nope. I was never a fan of Elvis, the guy playing him looks like CGI, and the movie itself looks like the usual tacky Baz Luhrmann crap.

by Anonymousreply 1June 22, 2022 8:32 AM

Yeah, because Baz Luhrman, but not in theaters.

I can wait for streaming on a slow evening.

by Anonymousreply 2June 22, 2022 8:33 AM


by Anonymousreply 3June 22, 2022 8:34 AM

I'll give it a go.

by Anonymousreply 4June 22, 2022 8:35 AM

He's dead, Jim.

by Anonymousreply 5June 22, 2022 8:41 AM

Will they be serving deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches to lure people back to the movie theater?

by Anonymousreply 6June 22, 2022 8:53 AM

Only to see Austin Butler in a fat suit having a fart attack on the toilet.

by Anonymousreply 7June 22, 2022 8:55 AM

Hey spazzy OP, why didn't you attach a poll to this?

by Anonymousreply 8June 22, 2022 8:57 AM

No, it looks like the live action dumbo movie. The family approved it which means it’s probably tame like the Aretha movie. I prefer drama in biopics

by Anonymousreply 9June 22, 2022 9:27 AM

But it's all about one of your fellow Dutchies, r3.

by Anonymousreply 10June 22, 2022 9:41 AM

Do the family make any money from this? I think Lisa Marie sold her stake in the estate didn't she? Their presence in the publicity over the past few weeks makes me suspect there's money in it for them. Having said that their endorsements do seem sincere.

by Anonymousreply 11June 22, 2022 9:45 AM

I'm undecided.

by Anonymousreply 12June 22, 2022 9:55 AM

No. I don't think I could stand listening to Tom Hanks horrible accent for 2 hours. He sounds like Foghorn Leghorn.

by Anonymousreply 13June 22, 2022 10:11 AM

The 1995 Jonathan Rhys Meyers TV miniseries was enough for me. I also read "Elvis and Me" when I was in high school.

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by Anonymousreply 14June 22, 2022 11:36 AM


Friday morning.

by Anonymousreply 15June 22, 2022 11:39 AM

Are you asking me out, OP?

by Anonymousreply 16June 22, 2022 11:44 AM

No, because of Baz Lurhmann, and Tom Hanks' accent.

by Anonymousreply 17June 22, 2022 11:47 AM

I'm more excited to see The Black Phone.

by Anonymousreply 18June 22, 2022 11:48 AM

Oooh, R18, me too! It sounds like a promising horror movie.

I’d like to take my mom to see Elvis. She was a huge fan, and since ‘cilia said this movie is pretty accurate, I thought she might appreciate it.

by Anonymousreply 19June 22, 2022 11:52 AM

I’m going on Friday with the rest of the local chapter of the Hunka Hunka Burning Love Fan Club

by Anonymousreply 20June 22, 2022 11:52 AM

DL will have a meltdown, but I predict Elvis will be a hit.

Lots of hype, big stars, legendary subject, it's hot as hell and there's little else in the theater to compete with it.

by Anonymousreply 21June 22, 2022 11:53 AM

I agree, likely a hit. The only question is if enough kids know who he was and care enough to go to the movie. Also worth considering that Moulin Rouge was a very long time ago. I note the publicity is referencing that film a lot, and not Gatsby or his other work. Which is interesting because that film was a hit.

by Anonymousreply 22June 22, 2022 11:56 AM

"The only question is if enough kids know who he was and care enough to go to the movie."

There's been enough hype imho that kids may want to buy tickets precisely because they DON'T know who he is. They'll wonder what all the fuss is about and they'll think the only way to find out is to buy a ticket.

by Anonymousreply 23June 22, 2022 12:02 PM

Elvis is lame

by Anonymousreply 24June 22, 2022 12:06 PM

Oh, R23, I think you give today’s “kids” waaayyy too much credit.

by Anonymousreply 25June 22, 2022 12:07 PM

Only old white people care about Elvis. He has very little caché with the under-50 set.

by Anonymousreply 26June 22, 2022 12:20 PM

I'll be watching it while sitting on a toilet.

by Anonymousreply 27June 22, 2022 12:23 PM

Last call? Death tour? Elvis who? He’s no longer the draw he once was. Why would anyone fork over 20$ To see this story that has been told over and over again? Sorry, even Tom Hanks can’t save this.

by Anonymousreply 28June 22, 2022 12:25 PM

Yes but I don’t have high hopes for it

by Anonymousreply 29June 22, 2022 12:25 PM

Yes% looks like a good movie.

by Anonymousreply 30June 22, 2022 12:27 PM

I love a good campy spectacle, was really into Moulin Rouge 20 years ago, but I remain unconvinced about Elvis.

by Anonymousreply 31June 22, 2022 12:29 PM

I like Elvis, so, on the basis of the trailer, I won't be watching this movie.

by Anonymousreply 32June 22, 2022 12:29 PM

Not another frickin elvis movie ! Noooooooo

by Anonymousreply 33June 22, 2022 12:35 PM

No, no, no.. what was the differance, Elvis bringing a 14 year old girl to live in his home and Jerry Lee Lewis marring a 13 year old girl? The press didn't go after Elvis.

by Anonymousreply 34June 22, 2022 12:53 PM

^^ Elvis kept his relationship hidden until they married at a decent age. Jerry Lee was convinced he was doing nothing wrong and paraded his young bride in front of the press.

Day after day, new bits of information kept making that story more scandalous and explosive and it stayed in the headlines. She was younger than he originally said. They were related. He was already married to someone else. The press loved it.

by Anonymousreply 35June 22, 2022 1:25 PM

I just googled Elvis he was actually unattractive. It’s like if mama June was a teenage boy

by Anonymousreply 36June 22, 2022 9:27 PM

My elderly mother and her church pals will, because there’s nothing else in the theaters for old people.

by Anonymousreply 37June 22, 2022 9:38 PM

Yes, r36. Such a tragedy about those looks!

(Most people who met him in real life say he was the most handsome man they'd ever seen btw. I think your googling skills could use a little work).

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by Anonymousreply 38June 22, 2022 10:33 PM

R38 those are edited

by Anonymousreply 39June 22, 2022 10:44 PM

Hell yes. Elvis fans are raving about it.

by Anonymousreply 40June 22, 2022 10:47 PM

No. Most hardcore Elvis fans are trash.

by Anonymousreply 41June 22, 2022 10:50 PM

No trashier than any other fan base.

by Anonymousreply 42June 22, 2022 10:51 PM

50's Elvis was the best.

by Anonymousreply 43June 22, 2022 10:51 PM

What are you on about, r29, with "those are edited"? There is one photo at the link.

He was one of the most photographed and filmed people of all time. A record of what he looked like, or what others thought of his looks, isn't hard to come by for those of us who know how to use google

Try this all again when you sober up, hon.

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by Anonymousreply 44June 22, 2022 10:52 PM

^^Excuse me, r29, I was speaking with the execrable r39.

by Anonymousreply 45June 22, 2022 10:53 PM

"No. Most hardcore Elvis fans are trash."

Spoken like true trash.

by Anonymousreply 46June 22, 2022 10:55 PM


by Anonymousreply 47June 22, 2022 11:15 PM

R22 this 16-year old singer has taken some inspiration from Elvis. And Priscilla, too!

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by Anonymousreply 48June 23, 2022 1:23 AM

I'll see it. In the meantime, I think I'll listen to, "Return to Sender".

by Anonymousreply 49June 23, 2022 1:27 AM

No! So much already out there about him

by Anonymousreply 50June 23, 2022 1:34 AM

People are still misinformed about Elvis so if this movie sets the record straight I will be happy.

by Anonymousreply 51June 23, 2022 2:07 AM

Could they just combine this with the Barbie movie?

by Anonymousreply 52June 23, 2022 2:09 AM

I like some of Elvis' movies, but there have been so many Elvis movies in the past. How will this one be any different? If Priscilla and Lisa support it, you know it won't go deep or show an unflattering side to Elvis.

Elvis simply hasn't picked up new fans over the years. For about 10 years or so after his death, Elvis' legacy benefitted from Elvis dying at 42. Too much resentment of Elvis and Colonel Parker cheating songrwriters out of royalties, cultural appropriation and Elvis being seen as uncool for the jump suit and weight gain. He's not like Johnny Cash or The Beatles or Dolly Parton who amass new fans each year, and are respected for their music talent.

by Anonymousreply 53June 23, 2022 2:20 AM

Baz should have remade Clam Bake.

by Anonymousreply 54June 23, 2022 7:54 AM

I saw Elvis in a UFO.

by Anonymousreply 55June 23, 2022 8:05 AM

Elvis was a junkie, pedo and lard lord.

by Anonymousreply 56June 23, 2022 10:36 AM

He wouldn't screw Priscilla after she gave birth.

by Anonymousreply 57June 23, 2022 11:15 AM

No. He and his music do nothing for me. It’s the musical equivalent of The Shawshank Redemption — a movie only straights love.

by Anonymousreply 58June 23, 2022 11:51 AM

I'm going to see it. I'm not an Elvis fan but it looks fun.

by Anonymousreply 59June 23, 2022 11:53 AM

I did, years ago in Vegas.

Checked off my list. No need to see him again.

by Anonymousreply 60June 23, 2022 11:58 AM

Apparently when he died his colon was massively impacted with fried food. Is that examined in the film?

by Anonymousreply 61June 23, 2022 12:01 PM

When it’s on Netflix events, yes

by Anonymousreply 62June 23, 2022 12:09 PM

Does the movie address his binge-eating disorder?

by Anonymousreply 63June 23, 2022 12:30 PM

Of course not, OP. Nor is anyone else.

by Anonymousreply 64June 23, 2022 12:59 PM

The bigger question is is Elvis planning on seeing me?

by Anonymousreply 65June 23, 2022 1:03 PM

Not a super Elvis fan but looking forward to seeing it today, should be fun.

by Anonymousreply 66June 23, 2022 1:30 PM

I can't get past Butler's Christy Turlington nose job.

by Anonymousreply 67June 23, 2022 1:44 PM

I’m definitely going to see that Barbie movie

by Anonymousreply 68June 23, 2022 7:00 PM

Just got back from watching Elvis. I liked it for the most part and had fun with it, just like with most Baz movies. My audience was clapping at the end and I suspect it’ll do well at the box office. I know everyone is annoyed by Austin Butker right now but he did a great job and should be good for an Oscar nomination.

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by Anonymousreply 70June 24, 2022 1:49 AM

I don’t know why they aren’t release this in the December splurge of awards fodder movies, that seems like something that would be important for this film?

by Anonymousreply 71June 24, 2022 1:53 AM

If you can't see him, at least you can smell like him.

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by Anonymousreply 72June 24, 2022 1:55 AM

The rate of Covid infections and deaths in my area right now is higher than it was a year ago and I’m just not up for sitting through a movie in an N95 mask.

by Anonymousreply 73June 24, 2022 1:55 AM

I('m not going to see it because it stupidly makes his sleazy, corrupt manager the narrator of the story. What a dumb idea.

by Anonymousreply 74June 24, 2022 1:56 AM

No. And no one I know plans to either. Not because of Covid, but because it's...well...Elvis.

by Anonymousreply 75June 24, 2022 1:58 AM

I don’t have strong feelings about Elvis one way or another but I enjoyed the movie.

by Anonymousreply 76June 24, 2022 2:01 AM

Will they leave a little bouquet of quaaludes, bacon and pb sandwiches, disposable handi-wipes, and a tiny plastic sparkling blue comb under every movie theater seat?

by Anonymousreply 77June 24, 2022 2:17 AM

[QUOTE] Apparently when he died his colon was massively impacted with fried food.

Yep. He was on vast quantities of opiates which cause chronic constipation.

by Anonymousreply 78June 24, 2022 6:51 AM

Well this movie produced SOMETHING.

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by Anonymousreply 79June 24, 2022 7:31 AM

Even at the end of his career, he was for old people. He turned into Liberace.

I think to my generation, he looks silly or goofy.

by Anonymousreply 80June 24, 2022 7:44 AM

I will see it if it turns up on T0rr3nt.

by Anonymousreply 81June 24, 2022 7:45 AM

Yes, I'm eager to see a Baz Luhrmann take on Elvis. Not sure if I'll brave the theater or wait and stream.

by Anonymousreply 82June 24, 2022 7:52 AM

So this is the movie that almost killed Chet’s parents?

by Anonymousreply 83June 24, 2022 7:59 AM

He looks like he’s wearing make up,

by Anonymousreply 84June 24, 2022 9:36 AM

The movie is fantastic!

And Austin Butler is charismatic! Could have watched more scenes of him!

by Anonymousreply 85June 24, 2022 8:51 PM

Elvis was beautiful and unique.

by Anonymousreply 86June 24, 2022 9:17 PM

Exhilarating. Depressing. Riveting. Tedious. Gorgeous. Painful. Cartoony. Too long. Too short.

"I'm outta dreams to have" - Elvis, in a quiet, tired, depressed voice to Priscilla post-divorce when she's trying to persuade him to go to a "health" place - residential rehab.

That small snippet of dialog opened the floodgates of my tears.

"Elvis" is fantastic.

One quibble. Luhrmann , of course, isn't capable of restraint. He should, have, however, exercised just a bit of discipline and trimmed the film by 10 to 15 minutes.

I'm still processing Hanks performance.

Butler is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 87June 24, 2022 10:48 PM

I'm almost positive I saw him the other day at the Krispy Kreme.

by Anonymousreply 88June 24, 2022 11:13 PM

R87, my sentiments exactly. Butler was great and it was a heartbreaking story.

by Anonymousreply 89June 24, 2022 11:56 PM

I thought the film did a pretty good job showing the influence black artists and black music had on Elvis. Although some people have criticized the film for not doing enough in that regard. With regards to Priscilla, the film did mention she was a teenager when they met and briefly alluded to Elvis not sleeping with her anymore after she gave birth but it was pretty sanitized for the most part. Their romance just doesn’t fly well in today’s climate, so I can understand why they wanted to avoid it.

by Anonymousreply 90June 25, 2022 12:03 AM

The film also alluded to some incestuous stuff between Elvis and his mom.

by Anonymousreply 91June 25, 2022 12:15 AM

I'll probably watch it next Monday or Tuesday when there are less people at the theaters.

by Anonymousreply 92June 25, 2022 12:16 AM

The ending where they show footage of one of Elvis’s last performances really moved me.

by Anonymousreply 93June 25, 2022 12:17 AM

So sad and so touching.

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by Anonymousreply 94June 25, 2022 2:13 AM

is that for real, the stuff with his mom??

by Anonymousreply 95June 25, 2022 2:29 AM

No, r95. He was simply the quintessential over-protective Mama's Boy, feeling guilty all his life for surviving his twin at birth.

by Anonymousreply 96June 25, 2022 2:57 AM

Things good old Tom Parker did to fuck up Elvis's career:

Would not have allowed him to tour abroad. Can you imagine how wild the audiences in Europe would have been over Elvis? And how much money he could have made doing that? But since Parker was an Illegal alien he didn't want to get arrested. So he was denied that experience of performing in other countries.

Had Elvis go into the army. There was no good reason for that, except that Parker thought it would be good for Elvis's image to enlist. But it derailed his career and when he came back Parker had him do things like sing with Frank Sinatra. Elvis was not the rock and roll rebel anymore. His career was damaged.

Had him do all those stupid movies. Elvis wanted to be a film star and he had talent enough to be one. But he got stuck playing in godawful movies that were by and large ridiculous. It made him a joke.

Made him get married. Elvis was enamored of his teen girlfriend Pricilla but without Parker's prompting he probably never would have married her. It would have been better for him not to have married her; when she left him for the creep karate instructor Mike Stone it crushed him and sent on a downward spiral that he never got out of.

by Anonymousreply 97June 25, 2022 3:31 AM

R88, You laugh!

But I saw the movie this afternoon. Later this evening I was exiting our local casino, when in walked past me a tall slim drink of water, all in black, cowboy-hatted head face down, longish hair showing---and DAMN if he didn't give me an Austin-as-Elvis impression!

One other point, about Elvis and his desire to play overseas. I was in Europe when he died. The newspaper front pages I saw used HUGE black print to announce his death. They would have loved him in concert.

I'm planning on seeing the movie again tomorrow night, different theatre, to feel a "primetime" audience vibe.

All the Black actors/singers are extraordinary! Alton Mason as Little Richard deserves major critical accolades; he is spectacular! And the pre-opening negative comments here and On SM about how Elvis "stole" from Black musicians, who hated him? PURE TWADDLE! The truth is shown.

The Australian youth who plays Boy Elvis, shaking, rattling, and rolling in his cardboard "lightning bolt" superhero pendant inside the Gospel music tent? Totally underappreciated in reviews, but is absolutely wonderful and fearless in his emotions!

Helen Thompson simply IS Mama Gladys. Perfection. And the scene of Elvis crying in her clothes closet? Austin was only 23 when his mother died, same age as with Elvis. Those tears were real.

I rather liked Tom Hanks as Col. Parker! I can imagine a Dutch-Southern-American-English accent sounding weird! I also thought Hanks conveyed the "showman as snow man" and the conniving manager-rip-off artist really well, particularly by using his eyes. I don't think I'd care to have Tom Hanks look at me with those narrowed evil con-man eyes!

Too bad the Priscilla actress is nowhere near as beautiful as the real Priscilla Presley was!

But Austin. Ahhhh, Austin! That young man has "IT," baby! Go on and "Mary" me, but ya gotta trust me on this one. Every scene, he is your focus. Every unfinished song (that would be every song), you wish Baz would have let Austin sing more. And sakes alive, that first kiss with 'Cilla? SWOON! Get me my fainting couch!

Austin also succeeds in depicting pill-popping, out-of-it, untethered Vegas Elvis, who was "caught in a trap" of the Colonel's self-interested making.

And we even get television-shooting Elvis!

In short, Austin Butler deserves not only critical acclaim, but also awards.

I'm sure I'll think of more to say after another viewing, but right now I have great respect and admiration for all involved. I highly recommend going to see "Elvis"!

If only I could go with you, R87/Della!

by Anonymousreply 98June 25, 2022 4:34 AM

I will be going next week. A friend saw it 2 days ago and he said it was very well done. He's an elvis fan and he cried like a baby at the ending...we all know Elvis died but he said it was the way it was filmed. really good! He said the last time he cried like that was when he was 7.

by Anonymousreply 99June 25, 2022 4:43 AM

I am an elvis fan. He sang with so much emotion and a natural born talent! He will always be the King of rock and roll!

no one compares! his 68 come back special is soooooo good! so sexy!

by Anonymousreply 100June 25, 2022 4:45 AM

I saw Baz being interviewed on TV and he was wearing a pearl necklace with a TCB pendent. I want that necklace! TCB ---taking care of business

by Anonymousreply 101June 25, 2022 4:48 AM

R100, Your sentiments are precisely what the movie embodies. I hope you are not implying that such a conveyance should not be attempted, because "no one compares".

by Anonymousreply 102June 25, 2022 5:26 AM

Smoooches, Doll at r98.

Your review is right-on, word for word.

by Anonymousreply 103June 25, 2022 10:54 AM

I thought it was good.

Austin was excellent.

Baz was excessive at some points (like the first 5 minutes) but generally the direction is pretty good.

I don't understand the criticism of Hanks or his accent.

I thought it was better than Bohemian Rhapsody.

It'll do well and likely build through word of mouth.

by Anonymousreply 104June 25, 2022 11:32 AM

SPOILER . . . . We are cheated out of an emotional death scene because everyone knows he died on the can.

by Anonymousreply 105June 25, 2022 12:21 PM

This did better than I expected. Thought the audience for a Elvis movie would’ve diminished.

by Anonymousreply 106June 25, 2022 3:48 PM

Are the fraus going gaga for Butler?

by Anonymousreply 107June 25, 2022 4:12 PM

The movie will be a godsend to the estate if it's a success, R106.

As a tourist attraction, Graceland is said to on the ropes thanks to the pandemic. Royalty earnings from his films and music have dropped precipitously and of course L-M's incredibly stupid "sell the trademarks for $100 million" deal cost millions in taxes. His fans are dead or dying - unsurprising given that he's been dead for forty-five years.

Along with Luhrmann, Elvis could use another hit.

by Anonymousreply 108June 25, 2022 4:16 PM
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