Exciting Movies to Catch in Theatres: Movies are making a big comeback! The strikes by writers and actors are pretty much sorted (fingers crossed for good deals!), and that means upcoming films can finally go all out with promotions—press tours, star appearances, the whole shebang. Super excited to spill the beans on some hotly anticipated movies for the rest of 2023!
CURRENTLY IN THEATERS
Director: Sofia Coppola, Starring: Cailee Spaeny & Jacob Elordi
Sofia Coppola, the awesome female director, known for cool films like Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette, is back with a movie based on Priscilla Presley’s life. It’s one of my most awaited films this year, and even Priscilla herself is raving about it!
Exciting Movies to Catch in Theatres
THE HOLD OVERS
Director: Alexander Payne, Starring: Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da’Vine Joy Randolph
This one gives off Dead Poets Society vibes, and that’s enough to get me hooked.
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Director: Martin Scorsese, Starring: Lily Gladstone, Leonardo DiCaprio, & Robert DeNiro
This mammoth of a movie, running over 3 hours, tells a true story about the Osage people. But what really steals the show is Lily Gladstone’s amazing performance and her big role in shaping the film.
THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES, IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 17
Director: Francis Lawrence, Starring: Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer
I’m so pumped for this one! Ready to dive back into Hunger Games vibes. Critics are loving it, especially the performances by Tomy Blyth and Rachel Zegler. Suzanne Collins even says it reminds her of Catching Fire—can it get any better?
NEXT GOAL WINS, IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 17
Director: Taika Waititi, Starring: Michael Fassbender, Oscar Knightley, Kaimana
Imagine a Dutch soccer coach trying to train the struggling American Samoa soccer team. It’s like Ted Lasso, and with Taika Waititi directing, you know it’s gonna make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings.
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MAY NOVEMBER, ON NETFLIX NOVEMBER 17
Director: Todd Haynes, Starring: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton
From the director of Carol, this one’s about a married couple facing pressure when an actress shows up to research a film about their past and relationship. More info about Exciting Movies to Catch in Theatres Before 2023 Ends!
SALTBURN, IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 22
Director: Emerald Fennell, Starring: Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike
Can’t wait for this gem from the director of Promising Young Women. It’s promised to be lush, dark, and sensual. And I’m calling it now—Barry Keoghan is gonna be the next big thing!
WAITRESS THE MUSICAL, IN THEATERS DECEMBER 7
Director: Brett Sullivan, Starring: Sara Bareilles, Charity Dawon, Caitlin Houlahan
Musical theater fans, heads up! A recording of Waitress is hitting theaters soon!
THE BOY AND THE HERON, IN THEATERS DECEMBER 8
Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Starring (English Dub): Christian Bale, Gemma Chan, Florence Pugh
The latest Studio Ghibli film, with an all-star cast in the English dubbed version. Christian Bale, Gemma Chan, Florence Pugh, Mark Hamill, Willem Dafoe, and Robert Pattinson—all in one movie! More info about Exciting Movies to Catch in Theatres Before 2023 Ends!
EILEEN, IN THEATERS DECEMBER 8
Director: William Oldroyd, Starring: Anne Hathaway & Thomasin McKenzie
Based on a book by Otessa Moshefgh, set in 1960s Massachusetts, it’s a story about a prison secretary getting caught up in a crime with her coworker.
ANYONE BUT YOU, IN THEATERS DECEMBER 15
Director: Will Cluck, Starring: Glen Powell & Sydney Sweeney
The trailer might not have wowed everyone, but I’m hopeful. Fake dating trope and a cool pair like Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell—sounds like a good time!
ALL OF US STRANGERS, IN THEATERS DECEMBER 22
Director: Andrew Haigh, Starring: Andrew Scott & Paul Mescal
This one takes the crown as my most anticipated movie for the rest of the year. Two of my absolute favorite actors, Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott (from Normal People and Fleabag & Sherlock), plus rave reviews for their amazing performances and the film’s discussion about trauma. Count me in, tissues ready!
THE COLOR PURPLE, IN THEATERS DECEMBER 25
Director: Blitz Bazawule, Starring: Halle Bailey, Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P Henson
A musical based on Alice Walker’s novel, telling the struggles of African American women in the southern U.S. during the 1900s.
Enjoy your movie time!