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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20

Aug. 08, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20: Aug. 14: Singer Dash Crofts of Seals and Crofts is 84. Singer David Crosby is 81. Country singer Connie Smith is 81. Actor-musician Steve Martin is 77. Actor Antonio Fargas (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 76. Bassist Larry Graham of Sly...

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Jun. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick," which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters. Final...

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann deliver a grand ‘Elvis’

Jun. 22, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as Baz Luhrmann to do something that evokes the essence of the King’s 42 years. Luhrmann knows...

'Elvis' and Austin Butler feel the temperature rising

Jun. 21, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

On the day of Austin Butler's final screen test for “Elvis," director Baz Luhrmann threw everything at him. Butler had spent five months building up to that moment, workshopping the role with Luhrmann, doing hair and make-up tests, rehearsing the songs. Against the odds, Butler...

Elvis movie shines light on Tupelo's influence

Jun. 19, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis’ legacy looms large over Tupelo, but in Australian writer/director Baz Luhrmann’s new film, Tupelo’s influence on the King of Rock and Roll is front and center. Luhrmann, who served as writer, director and producer for “Elvis,” visited Tupelo...

Q&A: Baz Luhrmann on his tragic, razzle-dazzle 'Elvis'

May. 26, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil “Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is ready to put on a show. “I’ve been ready to put on a show since I...

'Elvis' makes a splash at Cannes Film Festival premiere

May. 25, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” brought hip-shaking swagger to the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, debuting a grand and glitzy portrait of the Memphis rock ‘n’ roll legend on the French Riviera. Luhrmann’s film, the largest and flashiest Hollywood film...

Summer Movie Calendar: From 'Top Gun 2' to 'Thor 4' and more

May. 16, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this summer: May 6 “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Disney, theaters): After breaking open the multiverse in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Benedict Cumberbatch once again takes center stage as the brilliant...

Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

May. 16, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal. Or at least...