🎥 2023: Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies

2 February 2023 📋 ☄️ 🎥

In case you missed it, I posted my Top Ten Movies of 2022 last week. But now we are moving on to 2023 and what’s to come!

  1. Renfield April 14 (dir. Chris McKay)

Nic Cage as Dracula and Nicholas Holt as the titular Renfield. Those two things together have me pretty jazzed, although I’ve heard some negative things about the trailer, which means I’ve been avoiding it so I can live in a blissful world where the idea of this moving being good still exists.

  1. Oppenheimer July 21 (dir. Christopher Nolan)

Christopher Nolan is always must watch (although I still haven’t watched Tenet…). Plus this is probably one of the biggest A-List casts he’s had the opportunity to work with, led by Cillian Murphy playing Oppenheimer. insert cliche joke about how Nolan will play around with time here

  1. Havoc TBD (dir. Garth Evans)

Tom Hardy and Timothy Olyphant in a movie from the guy who did Raid. Need I say more. I thought this was actually slated for last year so the fact it still doesn’t have a release data makes me a bit nervous.

  1. Killers of the Flower Moon TBD (dir. Martin Scorsese)

Marty, Bobby, and Leo. All together again. With Apple money to boot.

  1. Next Goal Wins September 22 (dir. Taika Waititi)

What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jojo Rabbit. Mr. Waititi is 3/3 when it comes to non-Marvel movies. Hoping that trend continues here. (And yes Ragnarok was great too.)

  1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse June 2 (dir. Joaquin Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, Kemp Powers)

The first entry is widely considered one of the best animated movies ever. Movies with Mikey had it as his favorite film since 2014. That’s a lot of hype to have to follow-up with new directors at the helm, although it is still penned by the Lord/Miller duo.

  1. Dune: Part Two November 3 (dir. Denis Villeneuve)

Dune: Part One was great, but felt like half a movie, even at 2:35. Now we get to see if Part Two can deliver, getting it to the finish line and turning it into an overall fulfilling experience.

  1. The Killer November 10 (dir. David Fincher)

Fincher is back making a thriller movie for the first time since Gone Girl in 2014. Yes. Please. Mank was great. Mindhunter was fantastic. But the world needs Fincher making feature-length thrillers.

  1. Beau is Afraid April 21 (dir. Ari Aster)

I still think about Midsommar on a monthly basis. Both of Aster’s feature films have an unsettling way to make me feel something in my gut and elicit mood in a way no other auteur has/does in horror.

  1. Asteroid City June 23 (dir. Wes Anderson)

Wes Anderson is always at the top of these lists for me. Even when a film like The French Dispatch misses a bit for me, it still ends up as as top five film that year. Anderson plus the expected laundry list of A+ talent–what’s not to be excited about.

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Other 2023 Movies (that I’m interested in)

in no particular order

Cat Person, Magazine Dreams, No Hard Feelings, The Force, Dungeons & Dragons, Napoleon, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, Barbie, 65, Creed III, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, John Wick: Chapter 4, The Marvels.

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