What to Watch

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Release: 7 April 2023

After the success of Sonic the Hedgehog movies in recent years, its lifelong rival in terms of sales and popularity since the 90s just can’t wait to jump out of his pipe. Yes, one of the most recognisable characters and brands in the history of video games, Super Mario, is ready to hit the big screen, voiced by an all-star cast that includes Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong and Jack Black as Bowser.

Evil Dead Rise

Release: 21 April 2023

The fifth instalment in visionary director Sam Raimi’s horror franchise, this movie is the direct sequel to 2013’s Evil Dead, which was a remake of Raimi’s original movie from 1981. Taking the monstrosity from the woods into the bright city of Los Angeles, Rise tells the story of an awkward meetup between estranged sisters Beth and Ellie. The family reunion is cut short as demons rise from within Ellie’s apartment building, forcing Beth to battle for survival.

Fast X

Release: 19 May 2023

Everyone’s favourite high-octane franchise, Fast & Furious, will launch its 10th movie this summer. As always, anti-hero Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family crew will face an international adversary in another world-class conflict that will take them around the world with full-action car chases and an epic final battle. Charlize Theron returns as old villain Cipher, this time accompanied by a new henchman, Dante, played by Jason Momoa.

The Little Mermaid

Release: 26 May 2023

This is Disney’s latest live action reimagining of its classic animations. Upon its release in 1989, The Little Mermaid revived the house’s princess genre for the modern era, after a nearly 30-year hiatus. Ariel opened the doors for dozens of others after her, representing multiple races and cultures for girls all around the world. Disney’s decision to cast African-American singer Halle Bailey amplifies the same spirit, bringing more excitement for future viewers.