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New Images Of Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek & More In 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 2:59 PM
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While Universal's decision to move Oliver Stone's "Savages" from a fall release date to a prime summer slot on the same weekend that "The Amazing Spider-Man" hits theaters may seem like a strange choice, there's a certain logic to it from a counter-programming perspective. And moreover, it seems to be in the oddball spirit of the director himself, who usually doesn't miss an opportunity to provoke and challenge when given half the chance. And while we'll have to wait and see if the gamble will pay off, with just a couple weeks to go the studio has dropped a generous helping of new images of the film, giving us a chance to see what Stone is pulling together for his latest, pulpier effort.

Watch: 2 TV Spots & Interrogation Videos From Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Starring Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson & Blake Lively

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 8, 2012 10:19 AM
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An Oliver Stone crime-actioner starring Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Emile Hirsch, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Demian Bichir, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek -- you'd think there would be a bit more excitement for "Savages" with the film set to hit theaters in just over a month. But on the marketing end, things have been fairly underwhelming.

New Pics Of Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch & Aaron Johnson In Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Plus TV Spot With Fresh Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 3:19 PM
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It's two down and one to go for Taylor Kitsch whose attempt to leap from "Friday Night Lights" to blockbuster superstardom has been wobbly at best. Both "John Carter" and "Battleship" are underperforming, didn't exactly show off his acting skills in the best light (though ladies got more than an eyeful of his ripped bod) and now it's down to this: "Savages," the latest from the wild and unpredictable Oliver Stone.

Watch: Full Trailer For Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Arrives Starring Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 12:42 PM
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Look out, Spider-Man, because Oliver Stone is on your tail with one helluva cast. Opening just a few days after the webbed one goes 3D, "Savages" is hoping to cater to adults looking for a break from spidey slinging and this first full trailer certainly promises quite the diversion.

Guns, Tattoos & Blades: Poster For Oliver Stone's 'Savages' With Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 2:24 PM
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Recently moved to a release date right in the middle of summer, just a few days after "The Amazing Spider-Man," Universal has high hopes that Oliver Stone's "Savages" will be a pulpy multiplex diversion. And the first poster has dropped giving us a much better look at the array of characters we'll meet in the gritty thriller.

Author Don Winslow Talks Latest Thriller 'Satori' & The Brewing Film Adaptation With Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 10:05 AM
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"Not to be preachy about it, but discipline is everything for a working writer, at least for this one. I can’t just wander around fields of flowers or sit brooding in coffee houses waiting for the muse to land on my shoulder and whisper in my ear.  That would nice, but it ain’t gonna happen. I treat writing like a factory job – the whistle blows and I’m at work. This thing always comes down to someone sitting down with some kind of writing instrument and getting it done," author and screenwriter Don Winslow told us recently. And he's not kidding around. That focus and drive has allowed Winslow to write 16 books over the past two decades or so, including "Satori" (hitting bookstores in paperback last week) and his upcoming "Savages" prequel "The Kings Of Cool." And this doesn't even include the television work or the brewing movie adaptations he has in development. And though he commits to a strong worth ethic, it's never at the mercy of challenging himself as a writer or compromising his own standards.

Universal Move Oliver Stone's 'Savages' To July 6th, Film Will Open Against 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2012 11:04 AM
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Look out Spider-Man because here comes Oliver Stone and Blake Lively. Let's face it, "The Amazing Spider-Man" is being aimed at kids who were too young for the Sam Raimi trilogy, so for the adults and everyone else who doesn't want to see the "untold" origin story all over again (in 3D this time), you now have another option on the big holiday weekend of the summer.
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First Look At Blake Lively & Benicio Del Toro In Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2012 10:32 AM
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Benicio Del Toro, oh where have you been? After his impressive performance in Steven Soderbergh's "Che," Del Toro appeared in the botched monster movie revival "The Wolfman" and has kind of disappeared for a while. He popped in a brief cameo in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," directed a segment of the forthcoming omnibus "7 Days In Havana" and this year he's set to return in what looks like a helluva role in Oliver Stone's "Savages."

See Oliver Stone's 'Savages' On September 28th & Then Go To The Bookstore And Read The Prequel 'The Kings Of Cool'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2012 4:36 PM
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Yes, Oliver Stone's forthcoming thriller "Savages" is one of our most anticipated movies of the year, and it looks like there is going to be even more story to devour come September. 
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Mia Maestro Will Play Benicio Del Toro's Bitter Soccer Mom Wife In Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2011 4:33 AM
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What darkness lurks beneath the happy smiling faces of soccer Moms? In Oliver Stone's "Savages," it's the residue of a former gangland life.

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