It’s been a hundred years since F.W. Murnau adapted Bram Stoker’s Dracula into a screenplay with “Nosferatu”.
If you are looking for a birthday celebration of That silent classic, which still casts long ominous shadows over All the vampire movies that followed, you can do it with What is perhaps the exact opposite: new Netflix action comedy “Day Shift” with Jamie Foxx as a vampire hunter in the San Fernando Valley.
“Rosy Day”, which begins Streaming Friday, aiming for something much closer like “Zombieland” from Murnau. Foxx plays Bud Jablonski, a working-class Los Angeles man who is divorced father who Cleaning pools as a cover for for him real profession of Hunting vampires. It seems to be especially crowded in San Fernando Valley, which may come as no surprise to Californians but is quite far from European aristocratic origins of Type. Additionally, “What do we do in shadows” already Covered Staten Island.
Today’s shift isn’t very interested in Vampires, anyway. It’s mostly a video game.like cannon fodder for Bud, veteran hunter who totally good in killing them but much worse at hiding his picture real works. He lives on After his suspicious wife (Meghan Jade) of kick his excuses out. Now, she’s ready for that move with 10-year-Old daughter (Zion Broadnax), away from LA unless Bud can come up with $10,000 in week for School fees and brackets.
But Bud lives from tusk to tusk. Obtains money Selling vampire teeth for what is effectively a pawn shop. Driving a turquoise car pick-up and live, with closing up And the down The Door, in An abnormal apartment complex disturbs his ex-wife.
“Bout of the Day”, directed by debut of former Acrobatic J.J. Perry and written by Tyler Tice and “Army of Dead ‘writer Shai Hittin, has put a familiar tale – a down-And the-out Not connected father tries to prove for him worth – In a vampire movie. there also Suspension of work somewhere in over here with Bud, kick out of Vampire hunter uniontrying to get back in To believe in higher rates for for him kills.
but the union subplot less than drive home free-market Point to supply bud a buddyComedy partner. Yet another hunter, Big John (Snoop Dogg), helped Bud get back inside the uniona union A delegate (Dave Franco) is assigned to watch and ride along with bud. as a suit-wearingterrified sidekick regulations of Vampires but very familiar with them, Franco is a good foil to Fox.
There’s this-barely-a-story I feel like a ’bout of the day’, but it’s not always that annoying family plot as basic as it gets. The buddy comedy set-up – complete with Joking about “Twilight” saga – Likewise standard boiler; A ‘shift day’ may be entered. in Somewhere around the OK episode “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
However, the reckless atmosphere of The “bout of the day” has its charm. it’s a built It’s almost perfect to be the type of Something that, after some scrolling, you can tap on absentmindedly to watch on Netflix and End up Watch for Absolute viewability. This is largely due to Foxx, whose comic timing remains sharp and supporting players like Snoop and Peter Stormer who breeze in as if pure for cheerful. Being a delicate graphic, “Day Shift” has a retro vibe. no , like”Nosferatu” -retro, but more the eighties. Want to see Jamie Foxx shoot some vampires? Well you in luck.
“Day Shift” focus features version, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for Strong violence and blood, and language. Show duration: 114 minutes. two and half stars out of four.