Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

What Is It?

The 2022 Netflix Polish–Japanese cyberpunk web anime TV show Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners — Official Teaser | Netflix
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners — NSFW Trailer (English Dubbing) | Netflix
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners — Inside Look | Netflix

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Japanese: サイバーパンク エッジランナーズ, HepburnSaibāpanku Ejjirannāzu) is a 2022 Polish–Japanese cyberpunk web anime series based on the video game Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red.[1] The series was animated by Studio Trigger under the supervision of CD Projekt and premiered on Netflix in September 2022.[2]

The anime is also a prequel and takes place about a year before the events of Cyberpunk 2077.

Upon its release, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners received highly positive reviews, with praise directed at its characters, animation, and worldbuilding.[3]

Premise

In a dystopia overrun by corruption, crime, and cybernetic implants, an impulsive but talented street kid named David, after losing everything he has in a drive-by shooting, makes the choice to survive on the wrong side of the law as an edgerunner; a high-tech, black-market mercenary also known as a “cyberpunk”.

Production And Release

The series was announced during a “Night City Wire” livestream for the game on June 25, 2020, as a collaboration between CD Projekt and Studio Trigger.[9][10]

Hiroyuki Imaishi directed the series with Masahiko Otsuka and Yoshiki Usa writing scripts, Yoh Yoshinari designing the characters and serving as animation director, Yuto Kaneko and Yusuke Yoshigaki serving as assistant character designers, Hiroyuki Kaneko serving as assistant director, Hiromi Wakabayashi serving as creative director, and Akira Yamaoka serving as the show’s composer.[11][12]

The anime’s opening theme is “This Fire” by Franz Ferdinand,[13] while its ending theme is “Let You Down” by Dawid Podsiadło.[14]

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Day Shift (Film)

What Is It?

The 2022 American vampire action comedy horror thriller movie Day Shift.

Day Shift | Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, and Snoop Dogg | Official Trailer | Netflix
Day Shift | Geeked Week Inside Look | Netflix

This is how The IMDb describes this movie:

A hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter. His mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires.

This is how Wikipedia describes this movie:

Day Shift is a 2022 American vampire action comedy horror thriller film directed by J. J. Perry in his directorial debut, with a screenplay by Tyler Tice and Shay Hatten, based on a story by Tice.[2] The film stars Jamie FoxxDave FrancoSnoop DoggNatasha Liu BordizzoMeagan GoodKarla SouzaSteve Howey, and Scott Adkins.

Day Shift was released on Netflix on August 12, 2022 to mixed to positive reviews from critics.

blue-collar dad provides for his family as a San Fernando Valley pool cleaner, which is secretly a front for a union of vampire hunters.[3]

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Tropic Thunder

What Is It?

The 2008 action-comedy movie Tropic Thunder.

Tropic Thunder (2008) Official Trailer – Ben Stiller Movie HD

Here is how The IMDb describes this movie:

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Action movie star Tugg Speedman is on the downslide of his professional career. He wants to be considered a serious actor, but his latest serious role as the title character in “Simple Jack” resulted in negative reviews and ridicule. Comedian Jeff Portnoy is best known for his leading roles in sophomoric comedies, and may be less well known for his rampant drug use. Five time Oscar winner Kirk Lazarus is a serious method actor, who immerses himself in whatever the role. On location in southeast Vietnam, they are the stars of “Tropic Thunder”, based on Vietnam War veteran ‘Four Leaf’ Tayback’s memoirs of his rescue during the war, that rescue which was considered a near suicide mission for the assigned army force and resulted in him losing both hands. For his role, Caucasian Australian Lazarus even went through a controversial surgical skin dying procedure so that he could convincingly play a black man. Production is not going well, since rookie director Damien Cockburn is unable to control the prima-donna attitude of his three stars. Cockburn and Tayback decide that the five primary actors – Speedman, Portnoy, Lazarus, rapper Alpa Chino, and newcomer Kevin Sandusky – need to work together as a unit as did their real life characters. The five are placed in the middle of the jungle, and with only a map and their prop machine guns in hand, are asked to work together to battle through the stunt pyrotechnics in their way. What none of the seven of them know is that they have been dropped into a real life drug war led by the Flaming Dragons. It isn’t until Speedman is captured by the Flaming Dragons and tortured that they all realize that what they believed was make believe gunfire and land mines was actually real life. As the four actors try to figure out what to do concerning Speedman’s situation, all five go through their own journey of self-discovery. Meanwhile, the movie’s megalomaniacal profanity spewing producer Les Grossman and Speedman’s faithful agent Rick Peck argue about what to do about Speedman’s situation. And Tayback inadvertently shows a little of his true self. —Huggo

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Free Guy

What Is It?

The 2021 comedy action science fiction movie Free Guy.

This is how The IMDb describes this movie:

A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

Free Guy | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios
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Kate (Film)

What is it?

The 2021 Netflix American action thriller movie Kate.

KATE | Official Trailer | Netflix

Here is how The IMDb describes this movie:

A female assassin has 24 hours to get vengeance on her murderer before she dies.

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