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20th May 2023

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Simon Kelly

Killers of the Flower Moon

“Can you find the wolves in this picture?”

We’re not going to lie, we’re very excited about the rest of 2023, because there are some huge movies coming our way. With the likes of Barbie, Oppenheimer, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and of course The Meg 2 still to release, we’d be happy with just that. But in October we’re also getting treated to arguably the most anticipated film of the year, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

The legendary director is returning for the first time in four years, since his epic gangster flick The Irishman, and we’re very excited.

Not much was known about the film up until recently, with only one picture in particular haunting the internet for almost a year, you know the one. It’s also reported to have a whopping run-time of three hours and 26 minutes.

And now we’ve finally got our first trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon, and it doesn’t disappoint. Releasing in October, Killers of the Flower Moon centers on a series of Oklahoma murders in the Osage Nation during the 1920s, committed after oil was discovered on tribal land.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio alongside Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, and John Lithgow and it’s got Oscar winner written all over it.

It doesn’t stop there, though. We also got some more great trailers dropping over the week. Have a look below at the best of the rest, starting with some movies.

The Creator

Killers of the Flower Moon isn’t the only big trailer to drop this week. Original sci-fi films are always something to get excited for and The Creator looks like it could go either way in terms of being a huge hit or a massive flop – but we’re going to keep optimistic. John David Washington stars as an ex-special forces agent stuck in the middle of a future war between humans and artificial intelligence. The Creator releases on September 29.

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Based on the huge media franchise with started out as a video game, this horror stars Josh Hutcherson as a security guard on his first night on the job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where he quickly finds out the animatronic animals are out for blood. Releases October 27.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Ethan Hunt is back for the seventh installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, tracking down a device which poses a threat to mankind. Tom Cruise will be back in Irish cinemas on July 14.

Haunted Mansion

The second adaptation of Disney’s famous theme park attraction features a stacked cast of LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jared Leto. Coming to cinemas August 11.

Extraction 2

Following up on the 2020 Netflix film, Chris Hemsworth returns as mercenary Tyler Rake for another high-stakes mission. Releasing on Netflix on June 16.


Sydney Sweeney stars as an unassuming former air-force veteran who becomes a person of interest to the FBI in this upcoming flick based on true events. Releasing in Irish cinemas on June 2.

The Walking Dead: Dead City

Moving on to series now – We’ve lost count of how many Walking Dead spinoffs there’s been but, hey, here’s another. This time, they’re in the Big Apple, baby! Maggie (Lauren Cohan) forms a lethal alliance with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to rescue her kidnapped son.


Netflix are delving into the deep waters of the mermaid community in the United States. Before you ask, yes that is a thing – according to the trailer it’s a half-billion dollar industry. The series actually sets up some really interesting stories about underwater performers from all walks of life striving to live their fantasy. MerPeople comes out May 15

The Bear

The critically acclaimed series about a chef who returns to Chicago to run his family’s restaurant is back for a second season, coming June 22, 2023 to Disney+.

Twisted Metal

Based on the Playstation games, Twisted Metal follows a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The Full Monty

25 years after the original flick released, the steel-workers turned strippers are back for a series spinoff as they navigate Sheffield and its crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors, exploring the brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity. Releasing on Disney+ on June 14.

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