Six upcoming releases to keep your eye on
It has been a roller coaster year for the box office. Who could have expected that the biggest releases would be based on a toy and a video game respectively? And with the Hollywood strike still in full effect, who knows how long it will be until we start to run out of new content, so any exciting movies releasing soon are worth keeping an eye on.
Here are a few flicks that might be worth watching the trailer for.
Killers of the Flower Moon (October 2023)
Martin Scorcese is back, teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio once again to bring us Killers of the Flower Moon.
If anyone can justify releasing a three-and-a-half-hour-long movie, it’s been proven time and time again to be Scorcese. That being said, it’s good that this is releasing in theatres and simultaneously on Apple TV+, so you can pause it for a bathroom break.
Killers of the Flower Moon follows the investigation of murdered members of the Osage Nation in the 1920s. DiCaprio appears to have amazing chemistry with his co-star Lily Gladstone, and the two are supported by Scorcese favourites Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemmons.
Poor Things (December 2023)
Yorgos Lanthimos is one of the most creative and shocking directors working today. The Greek director/writer has shown his knack for making movies just as funny as they are uncomfortable to watch with The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer.
It appears he has replaced his preferred lead, Colin Farrell, with Emma Stone.
Poor Things looks like if Wes Anderson took some acid and made a version of Frankenstein filled with sex. The visuals look stunning, and the cast, with Willem Defoe and Mark Ruffalo supporting Stone, will no doubt be just as amazing.
Foe (October 2023)
Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal are two of the most promising actors working today. Garth Davis, known for directing the incredibly emotional Lion, will hopefully utilize them to their fullest.
Foe looks to be a Black Mirror-esque story about a humble couple being separated when one of them is offered a chance to go to space.
This will no doubt have some of the highest quality acting of the year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Paul Mescal causes me to shed a tear or two.
Rebel Moon (December 2023)
Netflix original movies can be very hit-or-miss for a lot of people, and so can Director Zack Snyder. But it’s hard to watch this sci-fi fantasy trailer and not get a few goosebumps.
Snyder originally pitched Rebel Moon as a Star Wars movie, but being an original story and universe will definitely do this new franchise well — not to mention being free of Disney’s meddling.
The story is exactly what you’d expect out of a space opera epic, but the action scenes and special effects look like they could make this a very fun watch.
Challengers (April 2024)
Zendaya is undoubtedly at the top of her game, so teaming up with Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino is sure to produce something of the highest quality.
Challengers follows the love triangle of three young tennis players and the rivalries on and off the court that come from it years later.
The cinematography, acting, and story all look top notch. Hopefully people won’t see it just for the threesome scene that appears in the trailer.
The Curse (2023)
Although not a movie, The Curse looks like too good of a show not to include on this list. Emma Stone stars alongside Benny Safdie and UVic alum Nathan Fielder.
The Curse is a genre-bending spoof of a HGTV home improvement show that turns out to be more than it seems when the house they’re working on proves to be haunted.
There is no trailer for The Curse at this time, but Safdie and Fielder have proven that anything they touch turns to gold.