How ‘Hypnotic’ Is It?!

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I said-a hip, hop, hippy-hypnotic! (CREDIT: Ketchup Entertainment/Screenshot)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, William Fichtner, J.D. Pardo, Hala Finley, Dayo Okeniyi, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeff Fahey

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Rating: R

Release Date: May 12, 2023 (Theaters)

Now that I’ve seen Hypnotic, have Robert Rodriguez and company convinced me that I would now like to be a hypnotic myself as well? Well, the ending kind of seems to imply that everybody in the world actually is a hypnotic already. (Spoiler Alert? LOL) Anyway, this movie is kind of like the younger brother that copies everything its older siblings do. In this scenario, those older sibs are head-scratchers like Memento or reality-is-just-a-construct puzzlers like Dark City. It’s pretty dopey, and I kind of dug it for that.

Grade: 7 Levs Out of 10 Dellraynes

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 5/12/23

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Hear them now, believe their podcast later. (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Fool’s Paradise (Theaters) – Charlie Day’s directorial debut.
It Ain’t Over (Theaters) – Yogi Berra documentary.
Hypnotic (Theaters)
Knights of the Zodiac (Theaters) – Based on a manga.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 8 Premiere (May 12 on Paramount+)

-Alison Goldfrapp, The Love Invention

The Lost Hans & Franz Movie (Debuts May 17)

-NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament (May 12-28 on ESPN, ESPNU, and ESPN+) – I probably won’t be following the men’s tourney this year since neither Loyola nor Rutgers made it.
-PGA Championship (May 18-21 on ESPN and CBS)

jmunney’s Top Cinematic Choices for May 2023

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Sometimes movies just hypnotize me (CREDIT: Ketchup Entertainment/Screenshot)

They keep making new movies, and some of them are even worth watching. Here’s what’s at the top of the slate for May 2023:

Hypnotic: Whoa, this trailer has me hooked. William Fichtner is controlling people’s minds, Ben Affleck is running around to figure out the mystery, and Robert Rodriguez is pulling the strings behind the scenes.

Hypnotic will begin hypnotizing audiences on May 12.