Opens: July 6
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively
Genre and rating: Crime thriller, R
Plot: Two pot growers — played by Kitsch and Johnson — travel to Mexico to rescue their shared girlfriend after she is kidnapped by a violent drug cartel.
Spin: Over the past decade, director Oliver Stone has been better known for his politics than his movies (his best recent performer, World Trade Center, earned a respectable $70 million in the U.S.). Might this violent crime thriller be a return of the vibrant and innovative filmmaker of yore?