As mentioned several times already, after screening Oliver Stone’s Savages a couple of months ago, Universal was so jacked by its potential that it moved its release date up from September to July, right in the middle of box office season. My sources told me during Oscar week that Savages is indeed very, VERY promising. And that Blake Lively’s performance in the third act especially will blow your ass off.
Some of you, understandably, were sceptical. Me too. And I said as much here.
But now the first trailer is out. And, well, from these two and a half minutes at least, Savages looks ...awesome. Blake, as you can see, is predictably sexy and open-mouthy. But there’s a scene that will require her to go bitch to bitch on Salma Hayek and, I dunno, I didn’t hate it. I tried to. But I couldn’t. She’ll get a lot of mileage out of this movie, a lot of forward momentum. Even more than she did for The Town.
But this should be comfort to those of you worried about Taylor Kitsch after the sh-t kicking of John Carter, non? The combination of TK and Aaron Johnson, one half of my couple obsession, just might be my undoing. Johnson is wickedly talented. And he has never, ever looked better. When he says “Hang in there baby, we’re comin’ for you”...
Please, PLEASE let it come to Cannes. Oh ... Demian Bichir...
Attached - Taylor Kitsch with Brooklyn Decker and Peter Berg promoting Battleship in South Korea today.
Taylor will be OK. Blake might be better
TAGS: Aaron Johnson Blake Lively Salma Hayek Taylor Kitsch
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