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Savages starring Blake Lively: Based on the book by Don Winslow #SaturdayMatinee #Book2movie

Blake Lively, with Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson In Savages directed by Oliver Stone, based on the book by Don Winslow

 Blake Lively with Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Savages

I haven’t paid a whole lot of attention to Blake Lively on this blog, but it is the Gossip Girl’s birthday today, 8/25, and she is married to very big deal Ryan Reynolds and she does have a movie out shortly—A Simple Favor on September 13th—based on the book by Darcy Bell. She co-stars Anna Kendrick and Crazy Rich Asians leading man Henry Golding. Lively has also been attached to the adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret making it a good bet she’ll be around a good long while.

So why not make Savages based on the book by Don Winslow today’s Saturday Matinee?  Lively starred as the shared girlfriend of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, and while critics mostly dissed the Oliver North film as pure pulp, that turn is probably what catapulted her out of an acting career on the small screen level. 

Besides the boys, Lively is joined onscreen by Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta, Salma Hayek & Emile Hirsch and the cinematography highlighting Southern California and Mexico is notable.

You can stream Savages on YouTube, GooglePlay, Vudu, Amazon Prime and iTunes.

Go ahead, watch the trailer. It’s a little violent for me but what do you think? I’m all ears.