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Review by C.J. Bunce

If you can get through the first hour of Netflix’s new vampire action thriller Day Shift, you’re in for the next level of vampire genre movie-making.  Thirty-plus-year stuntman, stunt coordinator, and frequent second unit director J.J. Perry leans into his stunt craft to direct a vampire movie that sets the bar for the genre.  Led by Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx as a vampire hunter that has everything you could hope for in MCU’s forthcoming remake of vampire hunter Blade, Day Shift earns its R rating with an uber-violent body count with more blood, decapitations, stabs, and guns than probably any other mainstream movie this decade.  After a slow start, the second half of the movie has screenwriter Tyler Tice and Army of the Dead and John Wick film series writer Shay Hatten settled in with a story better than your average video game adaptation.

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Review by C.J. Bunce

Would the real Man from Toronto please stand up?

One of the best elements of the 2009-2015 crime/action series White Collar was the late Willie Garson as Moz.  And Moz’s best episode featured his backstory as the dreaded crime boss, the “Dentist of Detroit,” a partially mythical mercenary you’d never want to meet in person.  Casting Woody Harrelson as a similar character was an inspired choice for this year’s direct-to-Netflix movie, The Man from Toronto.  Pair Harrelson with the current funniest funnyman at the movies, Kevin Hart, and you have the makings of a summer hit.  Add the year’s best cinema action sequences, and you have an action movie you can’t miss.  Oddly enough, it’s also the year’s best Jason Statham movie–without Jason Statham.

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