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Some of the most anticipated shows and movies of 2023

by Ursula Stickelmaier, Editor


July 21, 2023

Coming to theaters this July, “BARBIE’’ directed by Greta Gerwig centers around Barbie, played by Margot Robbie, exploring the human world after getting expelled from Barbieland for being less than perfect. Gerwig has directed some amazing movies in the past, such as “Ladybird” and “Little Women,” and with a star studded cast, including other actors such as Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, and Will Ferrell, I have no doubt that “BARBIE’’ will be a hit. I mean, have you seen that trailer? The entire teaser is a parody of “2001: Space Odyssey’’ and already makes this film iconic. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

“Love and Death” 

April 27, 2023

True crime dramas have increased in popularity over the past few years and HBO Max is once again joining in with their new series, “Love and Death.” This series will focus around the true story of Candy Montgomery, a housewife from Texas, who was accused of killing her friend, Betty Gore. Elizabeth Olsen will be playing the lead in this show, and while she is already hard not to love in anything she does I’m especially excited to see how she handles the role of axe murderer. For anyone who loves true crime, or Elizabeth Olsen, I highly suggest watching this show when it comes out.

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

June 2, 2023

For those of you who were a fan of the 2018 film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and his friends are back for an all new adventure. Picking up around the same time that the previous one left off, Miles travels with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) across the multiverse meeting up with a team of other Spider-People along the way. But when they clash on how to deal with a new threat, Miles is pitted against the others and must figure out a way to be his own kind of hero and save the people he loves most. Not only is the animation for this movie so incredibly beautiful but with Phil Lord, the writer from the first movie, back for this film, it’s sure to be hilarious as well.

“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” 

April 6, 2023

The 1978 film “Grease” has been 

considered a classic for years. From the catchy songs to the iconic characters “Grease” has always been a favorite of mine and many others. Now Paramount+ is telling the backstory of a group that helped make the film so enjoyable, the Pink Ladies. This series will be a prequel to the original movie, taking place about four years prior, and will tell the story of four young ladies that, after feeling like outcasts at school, decide to band together and have fun on their own terms. Did I mention that this series will also be a musical? Paramount Plus “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” is bound to be fun for the whole family.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” 

May 5, 2023

Back in 2014 when the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie was released, Marvel fans went wild. It was funny, it had a strong cast, and the soundtrack was amazing. It was hard not to love. Its popularity only continued to grow after the release of the sequel, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in 2017. Finally, after waiting for six years, fans are getting the third, and possibly last, installment in the “Guardians” franchise. Now it’s no secret that some of the past few Marvel movies haven’t been everyone’s favorite but, after watching some of the trailers that Marvel has released for this movie, I have hope that this film will have everything that fans loved about the first two and more. I mean what’s not to love about Zoe Saldana’s Gamora kicking butt to the music of the 80s?

“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” 

May 4, 2023

Based on the romantic stories of early 19th century Britain written by Julia Quinn, “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” will be a prequel to the show “Bridgerton” that was released on Netflix in 2020. This series will be a prequel, following a young Queen Charlotte (India Ria Amarteifio) as she falls in love with a young King George (Corey Mylchreest). Finally fans will see characters such as Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) and Lady Violet Bridgeton (Ruth Gemmell) as they were before they become the wise grown women we see in the show. So far Shonda Rimes, writer for both “Bridgeton” and “Queen Charlotte,” has done an excellent job bringing to life the world created by Quinn and I’m excited to see what happens next.