From James Bond to a Sopranos origin story - it's a busy week in Waterford cinemas

With the dark evenings settling in, some much-awaited movies are available to view at local cinemas this week. Undoubtedly the most anticipated is the new James Bond. Daniel Craig is back as 007  for the fifth time, in  No Time to Die. It is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Originally slated for release in April 2020, the spy thriller has been delayed several times because of the Pandemic. So, excitement will have reached fever pitch by the time No Time to Die hits our screens on September 30th.  It's showing at Odeon Waterford, Omniplex Waterford, and in [email protected]

The premise of "No Time to Die"

Bond (Craig) is recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist. 007 finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, who's armed with a dangerous new technology. The newest Bond villain is Oscar winning Rami Malek, and Lea Seydoux will be back as Madeleine Swann.

Here's a trailer..


The Many Saints of Newark

This is the origin story of The Sopranos, and has been showing in cinemas here since September 22nd. It tells the story of a young Anthony Soprano growing up during one of Newark's darkest eras. We see Soprano  rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Central to the story is the uncle he idolises, Dickie Moltisanti. Moltisanti's influence over his nephew will help shape the youngster into the dangerous mob boss, Tony Soprano.

One of the biggest talking points of the movie is the fact that Anthony Soprano is played by Michael Gandolfini. He's the son of the late James, who immortalised the TV character Tony Soprano.

Mixed reviews

The movie is getting a varied reaction, with some die-hard fans of The Sopranos feeling a little short-changed. Have a look at the trailer and see is it for you..


Ones you can still catch in cinemas..


It's not too late to go see the musical drama Respect which is currently showing at Odeon Waterford and [email protected] The movie follows the rise of Aretha Franklin (Jennifer Hudson). The late singer started singing in her father's church choir before eventually reaching international superstardom.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The latest from Marvel, this is all about martial-arts master Shang-Chi. In this blockbuster, he confronts the past he thought he left behind when he becomes embroiled in the world of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

Shang-Chi is still showing at Odeon and Omniplex.