Day Shift

Director: J.J. Perry
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 1.0

Day-time pool cleaner/night-time vampire hunter Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx) is going through financially tough times - he's separated from his wife (Meagan Good) and they need $10k for their daughter's braces and education, so he attempts to rejoin the Dracula Slayer Union with the help of old pal Big John (Snoop Dogg) ... and the Chief sticks him with bookish dweeb Seth (Dave Franco) as his "partner."  It achingly combines the Buddy Cop template with the bloodsucker genre and tries to trick you into thinking it's smarter than it is by being self-aware and rattling off vampire terms ("Uber Vamps," "Elders," etc.) ... while making a number of logical missteps itself (when two supporting characters get bitten and "infected" it turns out they can still choose to be on the "good" side).  The humor is virtually nonexistent and Franco is sorely miscast as the "nerd," but it has to be the easiest paycheck for Mr. Foxx and Snoop, who could crank these things out without breaking a sweat ... and the latter gets to smoke weed on set.  He truly is a National Treasure.