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Elvis & Nixon (2016, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)



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This is our first look at the historical comedy film Elvis & Nixon, which features Kevin Spacey as Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis. This is truly an intriguing true story, and itís sure to make for a great movie.

Elvis & Nixon follows two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office. The film recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rockí n Roll (Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Spacey). He had a very urgent request: to be sworn in as an undercover Federal Agent at large. This intimate moment in the Oval office between two men at the height of their powers has never been told.


The movie also stars Evan Peters, Alex Pettyfer, Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Tracy Letts, and singer Sky Ferreira. Liza Johnson directed the movie from a screenplay written by Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, and actor Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride).
Always up for some Michael Shannon doing whatever...
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Re: Elvis & Nixon (2015, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

Seeing those two do Elvis and Nixon sounds awesome.
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Re: Elvis & Nixon (2015, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

Seems like fodder for the "miscasting" thread.
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Elvis & Nixon follows two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office. The film recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Spacey). He had a very urgent request: to be sworn in as an undercover Federal Agent at large. This intimate moment in the Oval office between two men at the height of their powers has never been told.

Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
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These two actors=I'll see it.
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Re: Elvis & Nixon (2015, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

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They meant "never been told within the last 17 years."
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Sounds like something that could be knocked off in a 30 minute documentary or news program.

Frost/Nixon and now Elvis/Nixon... are we going to see movies based on people meeting Nixon?
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That's a great fun flick, that many don't know about.
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I really hope this is in the same universe as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. That would be awesome.
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Re: Elvis & Nixon (2015, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

Should have cast Frank Langella and done it as a "prequel" to Frost/Nixon.
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Speaking of the cast ... anyone ever see "Grand Theft Parsons" with Shannon and Knoxville.
I'll watch anything Michael Shannon is in.
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Spacy's schnoz isn't big enough.

With the two leads I'll check this out. Can't get enough Michael Shannon.
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Re: Elvis & Nixon (2015, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

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Should have cast Frank Langella and done it as a "prequel" to Frost/Nixon.
Nah. Dan Hedaya. Make it a sidepiece to "Dick".
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I remember reading about this in one of the ELVIS books. If you see the picture, Elvis's eyes are all glassy and he's all drugged up. They also allowed him into the White House armed. He was in the bathroom and a pistol fell out of his pants. Not many people could get away with that.
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re: Elvis & Nixon (2016, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

It looks/sounds like Shannon and Spacey in costume failing at being Elvis and Nixon.
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re: Elvis & Nixon (2016, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

.....hrmmmm. I guess I'll watch that. I thought it'd look a bit better but I already have Prime... so... I'll give it a watch.
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re: Elvis & Nixon (2016, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

I like the leads, but based on the trailer that other flick with Crowe & Gosling looks much better and funnier than this.
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re: Elvis & Nixon (2016, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

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It looks/sounds like Shannon and Spacey in costume failing at being Elvis and Nixon.
It actually looks like they're doing a pretty good job. It's a comedy, so they're supposed to play it a little broader. Spacey, in particular, looks to have nailed it.
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Looks like fun. But the 97 film will not be topped.
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Re: Elvis & Nixon (2015, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

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They also allowed him into the White House armed. He was in the bathroom and a pistol fell out of his pants. Not many people could get away with that.
FYI, none of that is true. He brought a gun to give as a gift and it was taken by the Secret Service. However Nixon did keep the gun and it is on display at the Nixon Library.
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re: Elvis & Nixon (2016, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

I was going to make a "This will be on VOD in no time" then saw that it's an Amazon Studios flick, so it will in fact be on Instant quickly.
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Don't buy either in the role for a second, but...what the heck, I'll watch it!
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re: Elvis & Nixon (2016, D: Liza Johnson) (S: Spacey, Michael Shannon, etc)

Looks like this starting to role out this week.

Reviews are mixed: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/elvis_and_nixon_2016/

Performances seem great, but movie overall is bleh.

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