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Blake Lively is to Savages what we feared most. A disappointment. The Oliver Stone directed fabled love drama about a menage a trois of herb growers living the high life on the West Coast until the Mexican drug cartel comes to muzzle in and force their hand into their success jar by kidnapping the Lotus playing Gossip Girl alum has all the ingredients for success. John Travolta anyone? But, like a cheap tease, it never achieves shock or much else really. And no one likes a tease!
In theory, this movie, which boast a high-wattage of A-list talent, including: Taylor Kitsch – who just can’t seem to catch a break, Aaron Johnson, Benecio Del Toro, Salma Hayek and alleged bi-sexual tabloid cover boy John Travolta – as the two-timing federal agent – should’ve been a huge hit. It’s opening should’ve made the top three, or at least better than its fared so far, opening in sixth place – and not looking to recover any ground. And this was something expected with Travolta’s participation alone.
But the flick don’t give you any type of satisfaction.
Our theory, after sitting through it, is that blame cannot be solely placed on Lively – as much as we would like to try. Stone’s story just fought too hard to keep the film PG-13 appearing. And that’s no bueno. Blood and gore, which in this movie is deftly depicted thru the ensuing violence within the world of Mexican drug traffickers and their enforcers – Del Toro does shine as a deranged sociopath – is not enough to drive a film which headlines a three-some as its driving force.
Sad that lighting a man on fire and be-headings are more mainstream than some tits, cock and ass. Where is the logic in that? 420 is for making long sweet love y’all.
Let this be a lesson to Stone! If your femme fatale is too cutesy shy (or diva-ish) to show a little snatch when getting into a bathtub with the 2nd of her two love interests in the film, then the signs would indicate you have yourself the WRONG femme fatale!
Same goes for your male counterparts. If they are too self conscious to show some cock and balls than they are the wrong duo! The story demanded a less white-washed representation given that it’s not exactly new ground – Traffic anyone?
We don’t see this film getting a 2nd life with the oncoming Dark Knight debuting. Savages looks to have gotten its one and only breadth and achieved DNR.
Thank goodness for the Wall Street Journal and their brilliant idea of hosting a special screening of Oliver Stone’s new film Savages, in NYC! We are deeply grateful. The film stars John Travolta – Teflon poster boy for ‘gay scandal of the moment,’ hotness Taylor Kitsch (who already has a huge flop under his well adorned belt) and Gossip Girl’s alum Blake Lively.
The film looks kick ass with its Scarface/Traffic like drug story with a menage a trois twist and stellar cast – which also includes Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro – which will not only rock the $$$ takes but work wonders for the aforementioned members in need of a little good publicity. What? Don’t pretend you haven’t been enthralled with Travolta’s multiple alleged dalliances with a number of unidentified masseur. This film will redirect attention from Travolta’s woes and place it back onto his screen prowess – which may or may not be on equal footing, if any of the allegations are to be true. We ain’t saying anything further on the topic! Bite us.
The film will also shine Kitsch’s otherwise lackluster box office tallies and prove just how hot he can be in a film at the hands of a good script.
Just call Oli Stone a modern day protector!
It also comes with a downside. It will catapult Lively into a permanent big screen thespian. Don’t roll your eyes, we are as puzzled at this casting move by the powers at be as you are…
There is no denying that Blake Lively is a pretty girl. She is statuesque, blond and has a rack guys flock too! Give her that, if little else.
Her acting chops, on the other hand, leave a-lot to be desired! That’s not hating y’all, it just is.
So suffice to say that we are baffled at how this missing link managed to work her way into an Oliver Stone film. Seriously. What the hell is Hollywood thinking? Sure she is pretty. But outside of her being able to make like a walking mannequin for a fierce gown, she brings little else other than her ‘I’m divine’ attitude – which doesn’t really translate on a huge ass screen.
But since we are in the biz of capturing the fierceness of her well adorned ensembles, there is little more we can do. Just aim for eye contact or editorially directed images is our goal. And girl delivers on that front!
Other notable attendees: A cheeky Chris Meloni (love him!), Ezra Miller (would it hurt you to shave your underarms?), Dana Dellany, Tyson Beckford and Rosie Perez.
We know where your mind went upon reading the “Bang Bang Club” portion of the intro. Admit it! Preceed it with a heading naming Ryan Phillippe and who could blame you? He may no longer be twink-a-licious but damn if he hasn’t ripened nicely. We had our doubts on his longevity but we don’t mind being wrong provided we get to look at that piece. Alas, it was merely the Tribeca Film Festival premiere at BMCC’s TPAC theater that bared the tittle of his new project – you guessed it – “The Bang Bang Club.”
The film revolves around a band of four photographers in South Africa chronicling the end of apartheid. We are sure there is a sexual component in there somewhere and Phillippe will be straight smack in the thick of it!
The film also stars another piece of yum-ness, you might recall him from the last X-Men: Wolverine flick donning the role of Gambit – Taylor Kitsch. The former model turned actor hailing from British Columbia will assuredly raise temps in the flick with his presence alone. Hell if we aren’t hoping the powers at be bring his fine ass back to the X fold. If there is any justice, the gods will have him walkin around topless and without a belt, allowing his jeans to sag down below the nape of his back.
Too much? Don’t you judge us!
The cast rounded up with the beautiful Malin Akerman.
Other notable attendees: Patricia Clarkson, Alex Lundqvist, Karolina Kurkova, Chris Henry Coffee, tall-dark-and-hotness Pablo Schreiber, Doutzen Kroes, Aleksa Palladino, TFF juror Anna Kendricks and Christopher McDonald.