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Most Anticipated Movies Of 2023: M3GAN, BARBIE, OPPENHEIMER, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, WONKA, JOHN WICK, AND MORE

Here’s what moviegoers, and our staff here at The Take are most excited to see on the big screen in 2023:

Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan’s latest film follows a group of scientists – played by a star studded cast – during the Manhattan Project, leading to the development of the atomic bomb.

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M3GAN

The horror/sci-fi produced by scream kings, Jason Blum and James Wan, has already been meme’d into the zeitgeist with its star: a creepy AI doll designed to be your best friend.

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The Iron Claw

Two of the internet’s boyfriends, Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White, star in this sports biopic about the Von Erich wrestling family.

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John Wick: Chapter 4

The latest installment following the legendary hitman promises to take Keanu Reeves further down his path of vengeance.

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Barbie

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie starring Margot Robbie as the iconic doll and Ryan Gosling as her arm candy, Ken, has been the subject of internet chatter for as long as the movie has been announced.

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Beau Is Afraid

A24’s horror poster boy, Ari Aster, is back – this time with a surrealist comedy horror starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film is being described as “an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.”

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Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese’s latest film based on the book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and The Birth of the FBI – covers the mysterious murder of twenty members of the Osage Tribe in Oklahoma during the 1920s.

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Wonka

Timothy Chalamet stars as the iconic inventor in this prequel focusing on a young Willy Wonka.

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Asteroid City

The newest film from Wes Anderson features a signature, star-studded cast and takes place at Space Cadet convention in a fictional American desert town in 1955.

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales returns for the second installment of our favorite animated Spiderman, this time in an epic adventure that will transport him across the Multiverse.

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Next Goal Wins

Taika Waititi is back with this sports comedy-drama about Dutch coach Thomas Rongen, who tries to transform the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team into winners.

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Dumb Money

Comedy heavy hitters like Pete Davidson and Seth Rogen star in this film based on the book ‘The Antisocial Network: The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees.’

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Cocaine Bear

This much anticipated comedy-thriller follows a group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens as they try to outrun a 500 pound bear who’s on a drug-fueled rampage after it got into a significant amount of cocaine.

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The Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey lends her voice to Ariel in the live-action remake of this Disney classic.

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Knock at the Cabin

Master of horror, M. Night Shyamalan, brings us a new, apocalyptic, psychological thriller where a family vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods are held hostage by four armed strangers.

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Dune: Part Two

The much anticipated second installment of the sci-fi epic, starring Timothee Chalamet as its desert messiah, is finally here.

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Strays

This comedy, from the same director as ‘Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar,’ follows a dog that’s been abandoned by his owner and teams up with a group of strays to get his revenge – and it features a star-studded ensemble cast.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Fans of the live-action roleplay game rejoice, as the movie, featuring a group of misfit adventurers banding together to embark on an epic quest to find a long lost relic.

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Renfield

Nicolas Cage is a vampire once again as he takes on the role of Dracula in this comedy-fantasy about his famous henchman, Renfield, played by Nicholas Hoult.

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Challengers

This romantic dramedy directed by Luca Guadagnino, the filmmaker behind ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ features Zendaya as a tennis player turned coach, who trains her husband to become a grand-slam champion.

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