February 3, 2023

It’s 2023, and we’re previewing all the music, films, and tv that we’re enthusiastic about this yr with a collection of lists. For extra, try our Rising Artists to Watch and Most Anticipated TV Reveals lists.


Even on this age of reboots, remakes, sequels, franchises, and variations, it’s nonetheless straightforward to get excited in regards to the upcoming yr of movie as a possibility to witness unique storytelling. That’s not only a reference to the movies on this checklist which can be fully unconnected to earlier IP, akin to Adam Driver Fights Dinosaurs and That Poor Bear With Substance Abuse Points. As an alternative, we’re additionally hyped for movies that may take their inspiration from iconic toys or comics or video games, however then use these platforms as a launching pad for their very own modern narratives.

It’s a packed lineup of blockbusters as nicely, with some long-awaited tasks lastly making it to the large display as film theaters proceed to get better after the previous few years. We’ve obtained new movies from administrators like Greta Gerwig, M. Evening Shyamalan, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and extra to stay up for. Whether or not they premiere on the large display in theaters or on the marginally smaller display in our properties, it’ll be thrilling to dig into one other potential landmark yr for the artwork kind.

Plus, Tom Cruise is gonna drive a bike off a mountain. It appears to be an amazing yr on the films.

Liz Shannon Miller
Senior Leisure Editor


Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool (NEON)

Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Forged: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman
Studio: NEON
Launch Date: January twenty seventh, 2023

A lovely younger couple will get into hassle whereas on trip in an unique however unusual location — it’s possibly a premise you’ve heard earlier than. However based mostly on the trailer and the truth that this comes from the demented thoughts of Brandon Cronenberg, the potential for Infinity Pool to usurp M3GAN because the wildest horror film of 2023 (to this point, anyway) is actual. — L.S.M.

Knock on the Cabin

Anticipated Movies 2023

Knock on the Cabin (Common)

Director: M. Evening Shyamalan
Forged: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Chook, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn, Rupert Grint
Studio: Common
Launch Date: February third, 2023

It’s M. Evening Shyamalan, so there’s an opportunity issues are going to get a bit twisty — however even at first look, Knock on the Cabin gives an fascinating premise: A younger woman and her dad and mom are taken hostage by guests decided to forestall the apocalypse. Who to imagine — Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint (!), or Jonathan Groff? We’ll discover out very quickly when the movie hits theaters this February. — Mary Siroky

Magic Mike’s Final Dance

Anticipated Movies 2023

Magic Mike’s Final Dance (Warner Bros.)

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Forged: Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek Pinault
Studio: Warner Bros.
Launch Date: February tenth, 2023

At face worth, Magic Mike was a cultural phenomenon about male strippers. However look just a little deeper and also you’ll see it’s a deeply affecting character research anchored by a top-notch efficiency by its lead, Channing Tatum. Steven Soderbergh is again as director after sitting out 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, which suggests Final Dance may re-capture a few of the magic of the primary movie — this time, in Europe! — Spencer Dukofff

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Marvel)

Director: Peyton Reed
Forged: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, William Jackson Harper, Katy O’Brian, Invoice Murray
Studio: Disney
Launch Date: February seventeenth, 2023

The most important gripe in regards to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Section 4 was that it didn’t appear to be going wherever — too many tales that hardly held their very own weight and weren’t clearly constructing towards an Endgame-level occasion. Section 5 appears to lastly get these gears in movement with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is able to reveal Jonathan Majors because the fully-formed Kang (or a minimum of one in every of his variants).

The titles for the subsequent two ensemble movies — Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars — clearly point out Majors is our new Josh Brolin (although hold an eye fixed out for Physician Doom), so Ant-Man 3 is poised to be the MCU push for which we’ve been ready. Hopefully, it might overcome the load of its CGI to current an enticing journey in its personal proper, too. — Ben Kaye

Cocaine Bear

Anticipated Movies 2023

Cocaine Bear (Common)

Director: Elizabeth Banks
Forged: Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery-Jennings, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Aaron Holliday, Margo Martindale, Ray Liotta
Studio: Common
Launch Date: February twenty fourth, 2023

Misplaced medicine? Verify A coked-up bear? Verify. Tickets? Purchased. Surprisingly impressed by a real story, Cocaine Bear is strictly what it seems like: bear does cocaine, bear wreaks havoc. Half comedy, half slasher, Cocaine Bear may simply dwell as much as its absurd premise come its launch on February twenty fourth. — Jonah Krueger

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