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Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2023? Time flies when there’s so so many new films and television shows rolling out. There are so many standouts and quite a few upsets as well, that it almost seems impossible to keep up with everything that comes out in a year. Now that we’re six months into the year, we here at The Cosmic Circus wanted to look back at some of the highlights from 2023’s movies.

Join host Ayla Ruby along with well Cosmic Circus writers Brian Kitson and John Dotson as they rank their top five 2023 movies so far. What do you think will make it to number one? Will your favorite of the year make it on their list? You’ll have to listen in to see what the writers have to say about the movies of 2023. A huge thanks to John for joining us on The Cosmic Circle, we can’t wait to have you on again!

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[Warning: Spoilers from some 2023 movies are within the podcast!]

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Ep. 32 Timestamps: 2023 movies discussion (SPOILERS)

    • 00:17 – Intros
    • 01:20 – What are your top films of 2023 so far? John’s #5 pick: Blackberry
    • 04:39 – Brian’s #5 pick: Nimona
    • 05:50 – Ayla’s #5 pick: Air
    • 09:42 – Brian’s #4 pick: Extraction 2
    • 10:51 – Ayla’s #4 pick: Extraction 2
    • 13:43 – John’s #4 pick: Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
    • 17:04 – Ayla’s #3 pick: Peter Pan and Wendy
    • 19:53 – John’s #3 pick: A Thousand and One
    • 23:05 – Brian’s #3 pick: Super Mario Bros. Movie
    • 26:17 – John’s #2 pick: John Wick: Chapter 4
    • 32:06 – Brian’s #2 pick: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
    • 34:24 – Ayla’s #2 pick: Rye Lane
    • 37:53 – Brian’s #1 pick: Listen to find out!
    • 39:52 – Ayla’s #1 pick: Listen to find out!
    • 40:55 – John’s #1 pick: Listen to find out!
    • 45:40 – Movies we’re looking forward to in the second half of 2023
    • 52:34 – Outros

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Podcast credits and show notes

Contributors/Writers
    • Ayla Ruby
    • Brian Kitson
    • John Dotson
Executive Producer/Editor
    • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 07/02/23

Superhero theme by HumanoideVFX on Pixabay.


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