The Year Ahead in Film: What to Watch in 2023

Another year means another bout of movies! Now that the New Year has begun it means we need to look at what we’ll be spending our time watching. As always release dates are always in flux, and as we know Warner Bros. like to just not release their movies on a whim but here’s what we know is coming and why we should be excited.

JANUARY

A MAN CALLED OTTO

Comedy / Drama

Dir. Marc Forster

Starring: Tom Hanks, Kailey Hyman, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Mike Birbiglia, Cameron Britton

Plot: A grumpy widower meets his match when a lively young family moves in next door.

Expect: Tom Cranks

THE PALE BLUE EYE

Horror / Thiller

Dir. Scott Cooper

Starring: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Fred Hechinger, Lucy Boynton, Robert Duvall, Toby Jones, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Timothy Spall, Simon McBurney

Plot: A world-weary detective is hired to investigate the murder of a West Point cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to unravel the case – a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.

Expect: This is a remake of The Raven, isn’t it?

TILL

Biographical / Drama

Dir. Chinonye Chukwu

Starring: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, Whoopi Goldberg, Sea, Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson

Plot: After the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, his mother goes on a crusade to bring his killers to justice.

Expect: A powerful, painful film.

EMPIRE OF LIGHT

Drama / Romance

Dir. Sam Mendes

Starring: Olivia Colman, Michael Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow

Plot: A cinema in a sea-side 1980s town becomes a catalyst for two people’s change.

Expect: Cinema… amirite?

M3GAN

Horror / Science Fiction / Thriller

Dir. Gerard Johnstone

Starring: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Amie Donald, Jenna David (voice)

Plot: A robotics engineer at a toy company builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of it’s own.

Expect:Yassification of Chucky

TÁR

Drama

Dir. Todd Field

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Mark Strong, Sophie Kauer

Plot: Set in the international world of Western classical music, we follow Lydia Tár, widely considered the greatest living conductors.

Expect: It to be tár-ed with awards.

BABYLON

Comedy / Drama / History

Dir. Damien Chazalle

Starring: Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Jean Smart, Olivia Wilde, Samara Weaving, Tobey Maguire, Phoebe Tonkin, Katherine Waterston, Max Minghella, Eric Roberts, Lukas Haas, Jennifer Grant, Spike Jonze, Lewis Tan, Flea

Plot: A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of depravity in Hollywood.

Expect: Once upon another time in Hollywood.

UNWELCOME

Horror

Dir. Joe Wright

Starring: Hannah John-Kamen, Douglas Booth, Colm Meaney, Kristian Nairn, Niamh Cusack, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

Plot: Maya and Jamie escape their urban nightmare to the tranquility of rural Ireland only to discover malevolent and murder in the woods.

Expect: A very welcome horror outing.

THE FABELMANS

Drama

Dir. Steven Spielberg

Starring: Gabriel LaBelle, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Judd Hirsch, Seth Rogen, Julia Butters, Keeley Karsten, Oakes Fegley

Plot: Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence but soon discovers a shattering revelation.

Expect: Spielberg doing a story about Spielberg? PEAK CINEMA.

 

FEBRUARY

THE WHALE

Drama

Dir. Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, Samantha Morton

Plot: A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

Expect: Best Actor 2023

KNOCK AT THE CABIN

Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Dir. M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Dave Bautista, Ben Aldridge, Rupert Grint, Jonathan Groff, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn

Plot: While vacationing a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that th family make a choice that will stop the apocalypse.

Expect: Worst AirBnB ever

MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE

Comedy / Drama

Dir. Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Caitlin Gerard

Plot: Unknown at present

Expect: Hotties with their corresponding bodies

THE SON

Drama

Dir. Florian Zeller

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins, Zen McGrath, Hugh Quarshie

Plot: When his son turns up, peter and his new partner Beth grapple with his emotional troubles.

Expect: Hopefully important conversations regarding mental health

WOMEN TALKING

Drama

Dir. Sarah Polley

Starring: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Frances McDormand, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Ben Whishaw

Plot: In a religious community a group of women grapple with a choice to stay, fight or leave the abuse they have endured.

Expect: Men listening

DISTANT

Comedy / Drama / Science Fiction

Dir. Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Starring: Anthony Ramos, Naomi Scott, Kristofer Hivju, Zachary Quinto

Plot: An asteroid miner crashes on an alien planet and must make his way through harsh terrain with depleting oxygen to reach the only other survivor.

Expect: A star man?

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA

Action / Adventure / Science Fiction

Dir. Peyton Reed

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton, William Jackson Harper, Bill Murray, Randall Park

Plot: Scott Lang must traverse the Quantum Realm while hoping to come to terms with his place in the universe.

Expect: BIG MOVIE. BIG STAKES. LITTLE PEOPLE.

COCAINE BEAR

Thriller

Dir. Elizabeth Banks

Starring: Keri Russell, Ray Liotta, Scott Seiss, Alden Ehrenreich, Margo Martindale, Kristofer Hibju, Kahyun Kim, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Matthew Rhys, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince

Plot: When a grizzly bear ingests cocaine the 500-pound predator goes on a rampage that terrorises a small town.

Expect: A great big grizzo to chow on some bizzo

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Comedy / Romance

Dir. Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Lily James, Emma Thompson, Oliver Chris, Shazad Latif, Ben Astenden, Shabana Azmi, Asim Chaudhry, Nosheen Phoenix, Nikkita Chadha, Yassine Anaddam, Sajal Ali

Plot: A cross-cultural romantic comedy

Expect: A second hand emotion

MISSING

Thriller

Dir. Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick

Starring: Storm Reid, Ken Leung, Nia Long, Daniel Henney, Joaquim de Almdeia, Amy Landecker

Plot: A young girl desperately searches for her mother when she goes missing

Expect: For everyone to check their internet connection when they get out.

 

MARCH

CREED III

Drama / Sports

Dir. Michael B. Jordan

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors, Tessa Thompson

Plot: When a figure from his past returns Adonis Creed faces his greatest challenge yet.

Expect: A gut-punch of a movie

65

Adventure / Science Fiction

Dir. Scott Beck, Bryan Woods

Starring: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman

Plot: An astronaut lands on a mysterious planet only to discover he is not alone.

Expect: Land solo

PEARL

Horror

Dir. Ti West

Starring: Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland, Emma Jenkins-Purro, Alistar Sewell, Amelia Reid

Plot: In 1918 a young woman on the brink of madness pursues her dreams of stardom.

Expect: This is Mia Goth’s world and we’re all just living in it.

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS

Action / Comedy

Dir. David F. Sandberg

Starring: Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, Adam Brody, Grace Caroline Carrey, Rachel Zegler, Diedrich Bader, Meagan Good, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, P.J. Byrne, Marta Milans, Ross Butler, Cooper Andrews

Plot: A new face arises forcing Billy Batson and his adopted family to get back into superhero work by shouting the magic word SHAZAM!

Expect: The other franchise movie with Helen Mirren that’s all about family.

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4

Action / Crime / Thriller

Dir. Chad Stahelski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, Ian McShane, Natalia Tena, Clancy Brown

Plot: John Wick uncovers a path to defeating the High Table, but before he can earn his freedom he must face off against a new enemy.

Expect: Baba Yaga returns…

THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE

Animation / Adventure / Comedy

Dir. Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic

Starring: (voice) Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen

Plot: Plot is being kept under wraps

Expect: If it does well this might lead to a Smash Bros universe? Will their avengers be a version of Smash Bros. Melee?

SCREAM 6

Horror / Thriller

Dir. Matt Bettinelli-Oplin, Tyler Gillet

Starring: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Courtney Cox, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Hayden Panetierre, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Seggara, Liana Liberato, Tony Revolori, Jack Shampion, Samara Weaving, Dermot Mulroney, Henry Czerny, (voice) Roger L. Jackson

Plot: After surviving several massacres, the survivors of Woodsboro decide to start again in New York.

Expect: No Sydney? Risky proposition.

LUTHER

Crime / Drama

Dir. Jamie Payne

Starring: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley, Jess Liaudin

Plot: A feature length mystery involving the conflicted detective.

Expect: Loofah in that awesome coat.

 

APRIL

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: HONOUR AMONG THIEVES

Action / Adventure / Fantasy

Dir. John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Hugh Grant, Chloe Coleman, Jason Wong, Daisy Head, Alexis Rodney

Plot: A charming chief and a band of adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic.

Expect: Probably not a Jeremy Irons cameo.

THE POPE’S EXORCIST

Horror / Thriller

Dir. Julius Avery

Starring: Russell Crowe, Franco Nero, Alex Essoe, Daniel Zovatto, Paloma Bloyd, Cornell John

Plot: The true story of Father Gabriele Amorth, a priest who acted as chief exorcist of the Vatican and who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime.

Expect: If Avery can bring some of the Overlord joy, this could be really fun.

RENFIELD

Comedy / Fantasy / Horror

Dir. Chris McKay

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Awkwafina, Jenna Kanell, Ben Schwartz

Plot: Dracula’s henchman and inmate at the lunatic asylum.

Expect: Cage on full scenery chewing form

ASASSIN CLUB

Action

Dir. Camille Delamarre

Starring: Henry Golding, Daniela Melchoir, Sam Neill, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Noomi Rapace

Plot: An assassin is given a contract to kill seven people around the world only to discover the targets are also assassins who have been hired to kill him.

Expect: Shots hired.

NEXT GOAL WINS

Comedy / Drama / Sport

Dir. Taika Waititi

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Will Arnett, Rhys Darby, Uli Latukefu, Frankie Adams, Rachel House, Sisa Grey, Beulah Koale, Angus Sampson

Plot: Following the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team known for a brutal 2001 FIFA match they lost 31-00.

Expect: Our goal means death

EVIL DEAD RISE

Horror

Dir. Lee Cronin

Starring: Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher, Jayden Daniels, Gabrielle Echols

Plot: A twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons.

Expect: Not doing a follow up to the 2013 movie or having Bruce Campbell in it? NOT Groovey

ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET

Comedy / Drama

Dir. Kelly Fremon Craig

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Benny Safdie, Abby Ryder Fortson, Ellie Graham, Wilbur Fitzgerald

Plot: When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, 11-year-old Margaret navigates new friends, feelings and adolescence.

Expect: Could be a really enjoyable coming of age story.

THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY

Drama

Dir. Hertie Macdonald

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Penelope Wilton, Monika Gossmann, Maanuv Thiara

Plot: Harold is an ordinary man who has passed through life, living on the side lines, until he goes to post a letter and just keeps water.

Expect: Forrest Grump

 

MAY

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3

Action / Comedy / Science Fiction

Dir. James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, Will Poulter, Chukwudi Iwuji, Daniela Melchoir, Michael Rosenbau, Nico Santos, (voice) Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Maria Bakalova

FAST X

Action / Crime

Dir. Louis Letterier

Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Momoa, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Alan Ritchson, Michael Rooker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Scott Eastwood, Rita Moreno, Jordana Brewster, Daniela Melchoir, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Cardi B

Plot: The next instalment in the series

Expect: More grumbling about family

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Adventure / Fantasy / Musical

Dir. Rob Marshall

Starring: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Jessica Alexander (voice) David Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay

Plot: A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can leave the water and impress a prince.

Expect: Poor unfortunate souls

ABOUT MY FATHER

Comedy

Dir. Laura Terruso

Starring: Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Leslie Bibb, Anders Holm, David Roasche, Brett Dier, Kim Cattrall

Plot: When Sebastian tells his old-school Italian immigrant father Salvo that he is going to propose to his all-American girlfriend, Salvo insists on crashing a weekend with her parents.

Expect: DADFELLAS

 

JUNE

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE

Animation / Action / Adventure

Dir. Joaquín Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson

Starring: (voice) Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Rachel Dratch, Daniel Kaluuya, Jorma Taccone, Jason Schwartzmann, Shea Whigham

Plot: Miles Morales must traverse the multiverse to stop a threat

Expect: BRING IT THE FUCK ON

ELEMENTAL

Animation/ Adventure / Comedy

Dir. Peter Sohn

Starring: (voice) Mamoudou Athie, Leah Lewis

Plot: Follows Ember and Wade, in a city where fire, water, land and air are residents liking together.

Expect: It has all the elements of a hit… I’ll see myself out.

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS

Action / Adventure / Science Fiction

Dir. Steven Caple Jr.

Starring: Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Velez, (voice) Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Michelle Yeoh, Peter Dinklage, Liza Koshy, Pete Davidson, John DiMaggio

Plot: Autobots must team up with the maximals to stop a threat.

Expect: Robots in disguise I should expect.

THE FLASH

Action / Adventure

Dir. Andy Muschietti

Starring: Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Michael Shannon, Michael Keaton, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Antje Traue, Temuera Morrison, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, Sasha Calle

Plot: Plot currently unknown

Expect: If this film gets released at all it might very well be a miracle. It’s not too late to deep-fake Elliot Page.

INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY

Action / Adventure

Dir. James Mangold

Starring: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook

Plot: Unknown

Expect: This man belongs in a museum!

 

JULY

INSIDIOUS: FEAR THE DARK

Horror

Dir. Patrick Wilson

Starring: Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Hiam Abbass, Andrew Astor, Sinclair Daniel, Aj Dyer

Plot: 10 years after they were originally haunted, The Lamberts help Dalton prepare to go to college.

Expect: Things to go very very bump in the night and probably in the day too.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE

Action / Adventure / Thriller

Dir. Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Pom Klementieff, Vanessa Kirby, Rebecca Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Hayley Atwell, Rob Delaney, Indira Varma, Ving Rhames, Shea Whigham, Mark Gatiss, Esai Morales, Charles Parnell, Henry Czerny

Plot: Follow up to Fallout

Expect: Your enjoyment… should you choose to accept it.

BARBIE

Comedy

Dir. Greta Gerwig

Starring: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Rhea Perlman, Nicola Coughlan, Kate McKinnon Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ritu Arya, American Ferrera, Simulacra Liu, Emerald Fennell, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Jamie Demetriou, Alexandra Shipp, Marisa Abela, Ncuti Gatwa, Issa Rae

Plot: The plot is being kept under wraps

Expect: A Barbie girl in a Barie world

OPPENHEIMER

Drama / History

Dir. Christopher Nolan

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Florence Pugh, David Krumholtz, Gary Oldman, James Remar, Matthias Schweighöfer, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek, Jack Quaid, Josh Hartnett, Michael Angarano, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alden Ehrenreich, Casey Affleck, Olivia Thirlby, Devon Bostwick, Dane DeHaan, Tony Goldwyn, Matthew Modine, Scott Grimes, David Dastmalchian, James D’Arcy, Jason Clarke, Alex Wolff, Josh Peck, Benny Safdie, Emma Dumont, Louise Lombard, Tom Conti

Plot: The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Expect: If it doesn’t bomb it’ll blow up the box office

THE MARVELS

Action / Science Fiction

Dir. Nia DaCosta

Starring: Brie Larson, Teonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joo

Plot: Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau must team up with a threat emerges in the galaxy.

Expect: A marvel-ous new outing

 

AUGUST

THE MEG 2: THE TRENCH

Action / Thriller

Dir. Ben Wheatley

Starring: Jason Statham, Sienna Guillory, Cliff Curtis, Skyler Samuels, Melissanthi Mahut, Shuya Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Jing Wu, Whoopi Van Raam

Plot: Sequel to the 2018 surprise hit

Expect: If Michael Smiley doesn’t get eaten by a shark i’ll be writing a letter of complaint to Wheatley

GRAN TURISMO

Action / Drama

Dir. Neill Blomkamp

Starring: David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Emelia Hartford, Geri Horner, Joshua Stradowski

Plot: The ultimate wish fulfilment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racer.

Expect: Someone to commission a Ridge Racer Type 4 movie within the month

HAUNTED MANSION

Comedy / Family

Dir. Justin Simien

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Owe Wilson, Dan Levy, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Hasan Minhaj

Plot: A single mother named Gabbie hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest and a historian to help exorcise the newly bought mansion.

Expect: Thing to go “lol” in the night

THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER

Horror

Dir. Andrew Øvredal

Starring: David Dastmalchian, Liam Cunningham, Aisling Francoisi, Javier Botet, Corey Hawkins, Stefan Kapiçic, Woody Norman

Plot: The Russian schooner ship Demeter was charted to carry private cargo – twenty-four unmarked wooden crates – from Carpathia to London. When the boat arrived at Whitby Harbour it was derelict, and the crew was gone without a trace.

Expect: Blood curdling horror across the scariest desert of all – the ocean.

BLUE BEETLE

Action / Adventure / Science Fiction

Dir. Angel Manuel Soto

Starring: Xolo Maridueña, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Guillén, George Lopez, Raoul Max Trujillo, Elpidia Carillo, Damián Alcázar, Adriana Barraza, Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo

Plot: A Mexican teenager finds an alien battle that gives him superpowers armour

Expect: The best comic book movies are often the ones based on lesser properties.

 

SEPTEMBER

THE EQUALIZER 3

Action / Thriller

Dir. Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, David Denman, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Sonia ammar, Remo Firren, Gaia Scodellaro

Plot: Unknown at this time

Expect: Equalizer 3? Ha! More like Man on Fire 2!

A HAUNTING IN VENICE

Crime / Drama / Mystery

Dir. Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Kelly Reilly, Michelle Yeoh, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Kyle Allen, Tina Fey, Emma Laird, Riccardo Scamarcio Jude Hill

Plot: In post-World War II Venice, Hercule Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile reluctantly agrees to attend a seance, but when one of the guests is murdered it’s up to him to uncover the real killer.

Expect: The return of the glorious ‘stache.

THE EXPENDABLES 4

Action

Dir. Scott Waugh

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, 50 Cent, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Eko Uwais, Randy Couture, Jacob Scipio, Andy Garcia

Plot: The Expendables go toe-to-toe with an arms dealer who commands a massive private army.

Expect: Lots of jokes about how old they are.

 

OCTOBER

KRAVEN THE HUNTER

Action

Dir. J.C. Chandor

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ariana DeBose, Russell Crowe, Fred Hechinger, Christopher Abbott, Alessandro Nivola, Levi Miller

Plot: Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff is on a mission to prove he is the greatest hunter in the world

Expect: To be KRAVEN some good action!

TRUE LOVE

Drama / Romance / Science Fiction

Dir. Gareth Edwards

Starring: Amar Chadha-Patel, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney, Ralph Ineson, John David Washington, Ken Watanabe

Plot: Unknown at this time

Expect: Good cast, lets hope this is something interesting.

THE EXORCIST

Horror

Dir. David Gordon Green

Plot: The father of a possessed child, desperate for help goes in search of someone who has had similar experiences – Chris MacNeil.

Expect: Well, two things. 1) That faint screaming you hear is Mark Kermode losing his shit and 2) given how badly Gordon Green screwed the pooch with his two Halloween sequels this could go either way.

PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE

Animation / Adventure

Dir. Cal Bruckner

Starring: (voice) Dax Shepard, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Tyler Perry, Kim Kardashian, Jake T. Austin, Tara Shahidi, Jimmy Kimmell

Plot: A magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into the mighty pups.

Expect: Given how great the first film was, this should be really enjoyable.

SAW X

Horror

Dir. Kevin Greutert

Starring: Tobin Bell

Plot: Unknown at present

Expect: Blood, gore and traps galore.

 

NOVEMBER

DUNE: PART II

Science Fiction

Dir. Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Léa Seydoux, Christopher Walken, Charlotte Rampling, Stephen McKinley Henderson

Plot: Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge.

Expect: A spicey movie

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES

Action / Drama

Dir. Francis Lawrence

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Viola Davis Burn Gorman, Jason Schwartzmann, Rachel Zegler, Fionnula Flanagan, Tom Blyth

Plot: Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games

Expect: The YA craze had died but this could resurrect it.

WISH

Animation / Comedy

Dir. Chris Buck, Fawn Veersunthorn

Starring: (voice) Ariana DeBose, Alan Tudyk

Plot: 17-year-old Asha and her goat Valentino navigate Rosas, the kingdom of wishes, where wishes literally come true.

Expect: The magical kingdom to make a wish fulfilment kingdom.

 

DECEMBER

WONKA

Adventure / Family / Musical

Dir. Paul King

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Matt Lucas, Natasha Rothwell, Matthew Boynton, Jim Carter, Simon Farnaby, Paterson Joseph, Tom Davis, Rakhee Thakrar, Rufus Jones, Kobna Holbrook-Smith

Plot: Young Willy Wonka travel and meets the Oompa-Loompas

Expect: Looking at the top hat more like WANKA!

GHOSTBUSTERS SEQUEL

Comedy / Fantasy

Dir. Gil Kenan

Starring: McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard

Plot: The Spengler family return to New York to mentor new Ghostbusters led by Winston Zeddemore

Expect: I ain’t ‘fraid of no follow ups to surprisingly poignant legacy sequels.

THE COLOUR PURPLE

Drama / Musical

Dir. Blitz Bazawule

Starring: Halle Bailey, Elizabeth Marvel, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Louis Gossett Jr, Danielle Brooks, David Alan Grier, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Aunjanue Ellis, Deon Cole, Stephen Hill, Fantasia Barrino, Ciara

Plot: A musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel about the life-long struggles and an African American woman living in the South during the early 1900s.

Expect: While flawed the Spielberg version, for many, is still a classic. This however, could become the new definitive and a big awards contender for sure.

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