|As an Actor||Leading||2||$10,500,000||$0||$10,500,000|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $64,733,420 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #31,311)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lucky Jackson (Viva Las Vegas), Chad Gates (Blue Hawaii), Clint Reno (Love Me Tender), Steve Grayson (Speedway), Tulsa McLean (G.I. Blues)|
|Most productive collaborators: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Billy Barty, Mary Ann Mobley, Brenda Benet|
|Born: January 8th, 1935|
|Died: August 16th, 1977|
August 11th, 2014
It's a slow and shallow week on the home market. Not only are there no prime releases, we quickly run into filler as we look down the list of best selling new releases on Amazon.com. The biggest release of the week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is one of nine reviews on this week's list. It is also the best release of the week and the best choice for Pick of the Week. Next week should be more interesting, as TV on DVD season begins.
August 26th, 2013
It's a terrible week on the home market. There's not a lot in terms of top sellers, although The Great Gatsby should lead the way. The only first-run release is Pain and Gain, which will likely not sell a lot on the home market. There are a few TV on DVD releases to fill in the gaps, like The Walking Dead or Elementary; however, by the end of the first page of new releases on Amazon.com, we run into filler. As for Pick of the Week, the best is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Blu-ray Combo Pack. I'm still waiting for the screener, but it is such a good movie and it is slow week that it is still Pick of the Week.
August 25th, 2013
The second Marilyn Monroe double-shot I've done. The previous review featured her best dramatic work, The Misfits, and her greatest comedic work, Some Like It Hot. This double-shot features Bus Stop and Niagara. It is unlikely this film will live up to the previous films, but are they worth checking out? And are the Blu-rays worth picking up?
August 23rd, 2013
Elvis Presley made about 30 films in his career, most of which he was embarrassed about. Love Me Tender was the first film he was in, although he was definitely a supporting character and not the star. When it was first released, the critics were split on the film, but it was an instant hit with fans of the king. The film is now close to 60 years old, so the question is, has it aged well? Or is this film only good for a nostalgia trip for Elvis fans?
March 11th, 2013
I requested Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away for the same reason I requested Samsara. After reading numerous reviews, I had really no idea what the movie was about, which made it difficult to come up with keywords. Unfortunately with Samsara that didn't work out so well. I loved the movie, but there was no plot to describe. Is this movie going to be the same?
|4/5/1967||Double Trouble||Guy Lambert||$1,600,000||$0||$1,600,000|
|3/22/1967||Easy Come, Easy Go||Lt. (j.g.) Ted Jackson||$1,900,000||$0||$1,900,000|
|6/15/1966||Paradise, Hawaiian Style||Rick Richards||$2,500,000||$0||$2,500,000|
|11/24/1965||Harum Scarum||Johnny Tyronne||$1,500,000||$0||$1,500,000|
|4/14/1965||Girl Happy||Rusty Wells||$3,100,000||$0||$3,100,000|
|5/20/1964||Viva Las Vegas||Lucky Jackson||$9,442,967||$0||$9,442,967|
|3/6/1964||Kissin' Cousins||Josh Morgan & Jodie Tatum||$2,800,000||$0||$2,800,000|
|11/27/1963||Fun in Acapulco||Mike Windgren||$1,500,000||$0||$1,500,000|
|4/3/1963||It Happened at the World's Fair||Mike Edwards||$2,250,000||$0||$2,250,000|
|11/21/1962||Girls! Girls! Girls!||Ross Carpenter||$2,600,000||$0||$2,600,000|
|8/29/1962||Kid Galahad||Walter Gulick||$1,800,000||$0||$1,800,000|
|11/22/1961||Blue Hawaii||Chad Gates||$10,440,453||$0||$10,440,453|
|11/23/1960||G.I. Blues||Tulsa McLean||$4,300,000||$0||$4,300,000|
|10/1/1957||Jailhouse Rock||Vince Everett||$4,000,000||$0||$4,000,000|
|1/1/1956||Love Me Tender||Clint Reno||$9,000,000||$0||$9,000,000|