To the delight of lovers of the 7th art, the year 2023 has its share of surprises in store for us. Here are fifteen films that you will absolutely have to see at the cinema in a few weeks.
“Babylon”, by Damien Chazelle (January 18, 2023)
Camped by brad pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, the new film by Damien Chazelle, Oscar for best director for “La La Land” in 2017, tells the story of the creation of Hollywood in the 1920s, in Los Angeles, between excess and parties, through the rise and fall of several whimsical characters. A period portrayed as “an era of boundless decadence and depravity”. Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Jean Smart complete the cast.
“Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Empire”, by and with Guillaume Canet (February 1, 2023)
In this new opus, based for the first time on an original scenario, the inseparable Gauls, Asterix (Guillaume Canet) and Obelix (Gilles Lellouche), will leave their village to come to the aid of Princess Fu-Yi (Julie Chen) and save his mother the Empress of China, imprisoned by Deng Tsin Quin (Bun Hay Mean), a traitorous prince. Vincent Cassel (César), Marion Cotillard (Cléopâtre), Jonathan Cohen (Graindemaïs), José Garcia (Biopix), Ramzy Bedia (Epidemaïs), Jérôme Commandeur (Abraracourcix), Philippe Katerine (Assurancetourix), or even Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Antivirus) are Of the game.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, by Peyton Reed (February 15, 2023)
The fans of Marvel will reunite with superheroes and partners Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, aka Ant-Man and the Wasp, in the third chapter of the “Ant-Man” saga, which will mark Kang’s first screen appearance the Conqueror. The presence of this new great villain of the Marvel universe and worthy successor to the formidable Thanos the Titan, promises to advance the main plot of Phase 4 of the MCU.
“The Fabelmans”, by Steven Spielberg (February 22, 2023)
The father of “ET” and “Jaws” signs a partly autobiographical work carried by actors Gabriel LaBelle, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano and Seth Rogen. We follow the journey of young Sammy, passionate about the 7th art, who will try to build himself, between family quarrel, discovery of cinema and anti-Semitism. At almost 76 years old, the filmmaker, who was inspired by his own childhood in Arizona, delivers like never before.
“Empire of light”, by Sam Mendes (March 1, 2023)
The one to whom we owe the films “American Beauty”, “Skyfall” and “1917”, returns to the cinema with “Empire of Light”, in which actress Olivia Colman plays the main role. She plays Hilary, director of a cinema on the south coast of England, in the 1980s. This woman who suffers from bipolar disorder, will fall in love with a young black boy. A romance that will disturb, racism is never far away.
“Creed III,” by and featuring Michael B. Jordan (March 1, 2023)
Without Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), who officially retired at the end of “Creed II”, Adonis Creed finds, in this new installment, his childhood friend Damian Anderson, played by Jonathan Majors (the future super- villain Kang in the next Avengers, editor’s note). The latter is released from prison and resumes his boxing training. Filled with resentment, he will challenge Adonis who he wants to take everything from. Lead actor Michael B. Jordan took over the directing reins, succeeding Ryan Coogler and Steven Caple Jr..
“The Son”, by Florian Zeller (March 1, 2023)
After grabbing two Oscars in 2021 for his first feature film “The Father” with Anthony Hopkins, the French playwright Florian Zeller adapts another of his plays, “The son”, “The Son” in the original version, which is interested in a teenager a 17-year-old in the midst of a crisis and her totally destitute parents, played by Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman. A very personal feature film that modestly evokes mental illness.
“John Wick: Chapter 4”, by Chad Stahelski (March 22, 2023)
In the third installment, “Parabellum”, released three years ago, John Wick exposed the secrets of the criminal organization of the High Table, and prepared to launch a merciless war against its members. But in “John Wick: Chapter 4”, the hero, still played by Keanu Reeveswill have to “face a new enemy who has forged powerful alliances across the world and is turning (his) old friends into enemies”.
“The Three Musketeers”, by Martin Bourboulon (April 5/December 13, 2023)
The new cinematographic adventures of d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis will be divided into two parts: “D’Artagnan” in April 2023, followed by “Milady” in December. “From the Louvre to Buckingham Palace, from the slums of Paris to the siege of La Rochelle… in a Kingdom divided by the wars of religion and threatened with invasion by England, a handful of men and women will cross paths with their swords and link their destiny to that of France”, promises the synopsis. A blockbuster of more than 70 million euros with François Civil, Romain Duris, Pio Marmaï, Eva Green, Vicky Krieps and Louis Garrel.
“The Little Mermaid”, by Rob Marshall (May 24, 2023)
Even before its release, the adaptation in live action of the famous cartoon has been talked about. Disney’s choice to hire Halle Bailey, an African-American actress and singer to play the heroine, indeed shocked some netizens conservatives. Directed by Rob Marshall (“Chicago”, “The Return of Mary Poppins”), this feature film will return to the fate of the youngest daughter of King Triton, who will fall under the spell of Prince Eric.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” by James Mangold (June 28, 2023)
For the fifth and last time, Harrison Ford, 80, will play the unalterable archaeologist on the big screen with a hat on his head and a lasso in hand (and will incidentally experience a rejuvenation). “IndianaJones and the dial of destiny” will open with a flashback set in 1944, between the events of “The Last Crusade” (1989) and “The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008), before returning to the year 1969 where the rest of the plot will take place. The star will share the bill with actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge who will play Helena, Indy’s goddaughter, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrookmais and Antonio Banderas.
“Oppenheimer”, by Christopher Nolan (July 19, 2023)
For his new feature film, Christopher Nolan (“Inception”, “Interstellar”) features the magnetic and enigmatic actor Cillian Murphy (“Peaky Blinders”) who plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb responsible for the Manhattan Project during World War II. Rounding out the biopic’s five-star cast are Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett and Kenneth Branagh.
“Barbie”, by Greta Gerwig (July 19, 2023)
If the mystery hangs over the screenplay of this film, co-written by Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”), fans of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling already know that the two actors will camp the main roles and will slip into the skin of the mythical dolls Mattel, Barbie and Ken. And it would seem that this couple with the perfect physique, is propelled into the real world.
“Dune: Part Two”, by Denis Villeneuve (November 1, 2023)
Still directed by Denis Villeneuve and two years after the release of the successful first part, “Dune: Part Two” will focus on the second part of Frank Herbert’s novel, and will once again bring together actors Timothée Chalamet (Paul Atréides), Rebecca Ferguson (Lady Jessica Atreides), Zendaya (Chani) and Javier Bardem (Stilgar).
“Wonka”, by Paul King (December 13, 2023)
In this prequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Paul King (“Paddington”), Timothée Chalamet succeeds Johnny Depp and plays Willy Wonka in his young years, this inventor who will become the famous “Mozart of chocolate”, born from imagination of novelist Roald Dahl.
The actor of “Call me by your name” and “Dune” will also have to highlight his talents as a singer and dancer, since musical scenes have already been announced.
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