With the best and worst of 2022 behind us, it’s time for us to delve in to what’s coming in 2023 – specifically, the movies we can’t wait for over the course of the next year. From franchise horror to eye-searing blockbusters, let’s get into what we can’t wait to see in 2023!
The buzz around Sarah Polley’s (Take this Waltz, Stories We Tell) latest is impossible to ignore, as is it’s hard-hitting and vitally relevant subject matter. Based on Miriam Toews’ novel, Polley sets out to use a period piece to mirror our own times and issues, to explore issues of consent, control, and abuse in a powerful story with a frankly ridiculous cast that includes Rooney Mara, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, and Ben Wishaw. Expect Oscars.
Final Destination 6
Look, the Final Destination franchise has a special place in my heart, because 5 was pretty much the first big horror film I saw in the cinema way back in 2011, and the thought of getting to see the follow-up in the cinema on the other side of a decade of genre-adoration feels right to me. Not to mention, the evergreen silliness of the premise never gets old for me, and I can’t wait to see what the series will look like against a very new kind of horror backdrop.
Dune: Part Two
The question I pose to Denis Villeneuve is simple: can he achieve the same gargantuan heights of quality and ambition in Dune Part Two as he did in Part One? Those who have read the book will know that the material left to be adapted makes the first film look like a micro-budget indie. The addition of Florence Pugh and Austin Butler should definetly help.
I promise there are at least some films I want to see this year that aren’t franchise horror, but hell, if there’s one thing about me, it’s that I am a Saw franchise fool, fanatic, and fantasist – specifically, about how the series could actually turn out a good movie again. With Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith back for the tenth entry into the franchise, I’m feeling optimistic.
John Wick: Chapter 4
Chapter 4, or as I like to call it John Wick: Now I’m Really Angry, should continue Mr Wick’s dominance as the premier action character of the last decade. Expect bigger set pieces, crazier fights, and more irascible Ian McShane, as Keanu and Larry take on all comers like it’s 1999.
Yes, it has only been a few weeks since I have talked about how excited I am about the Barbie movie, but I need to make sure I picked up the stragglers in this article. The Barbie movie looks like the kind of deranged, candy-coloured summer fun I need in my life, a joyfully daft and well-constructed blockbuster from the wonderful Greta Gerwig, and you best believe I am planning my hot-pink outfit for opening night.
What movies are you looking forward to in 2023? Let us know in the comments!
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By Kevin Boyle and Lou MacGregor
(header image via IGN)