2 items from 2016
Mercury Plains, 2016.
Directed by Charles Burmeister.
Mitch, jobless and drifting, accepts an offer by an undercover FBI paramilitary officer over the Mexican border to join his crew taking out the drug trade. He soon however begins to question his motives…
Scott Eastwood seems perennially like one of those leading men who will forever live in the shadow of their iconic, vaunted fathers, or at least he’s certainly likely to end up that way if he keeps spearheading leaden, stodgy fodder like Mercury Plains. Pitched by writer-director Charles Burmeister, in his second picture after 2008’s Columbus Day, as a searing, smoky and quiet trek into the black heart of the Mexican drug cartel trade via an undercover team of edgy Feds, the result ends up being little of the sort. Despite being demonstrably low budget, it’s also low on wit, »
- Tony Black
It’s Sunday so it must be time for another installment of VOD Vault, taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms. This time round we’re looking at a film only available via YouTube (to buy or view via the sites subscription service YouTube Red), the sci-fi comedy Lazer Team; and action-drama Mercury Plains, starring Scott Eastwood (Fury, Dawn Patrol) and Nick Chinlund (Training Day, Con Air).
Stars: Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Colton Dunn, Alexandria DeBerry, Alan Ritchson, Steve Shearer, Kirk C. Johnson, Benjamin Scott, Johnny Walter, Chris Demarais, Jeremy St. James | Directed by Matt Hullum
Part Pixels, part Laserblast, Lazer Team comes from Rooster Teeth, the uber-successful YouTube channel behind long-running web series such as Red vs. Blue and Rwby; and tells the story of four idiots who accidentally shoot down an alien spacecraft with fireworks »
- Phil Wheat
2 items from 2016
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