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18th Sep 2020

These are the new movies coming to Irish cinemas this weekend

Rory Cashin

If you’re looking for a break from Netflix for a few hours, then you’ll be happy to know there are some new releases in Irish cinemas.

You would be forgiven for thinking that cinemas are either showing Tenet or a mix of older movies getting a re-release, and while that is most definitely the case, there are actually some new movies being released in Irish cinemas each and every week.

While it might be a minute before we get our next big blockbuster – currently that could be Death On The Nile on October 14 or Black Widow on October 28, but that is all subject to change – this is the time for movie lovers to check out some smaller releases that might have passed them by otherwise.

Please check with your local cinema, as not all cinemas will be showing all of the below movies, but hopefully your local big screen will be hosting at least one of these new releases:

Bill & Ted Face The Music

It has been almost 30 years since Bill and Ted had their bogus journey, and in that time Keanu Reeves morphed from stoned-out surfer-dude to one of the most recognisable action stars on the planet. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to reunite with his good pal Alex Winter to play BFFs on the hunt across time and space for a song that could bring about world peace. Exactly the kind of turn-brain-off-and-enjoy-yourself fun we all need right now.


A powerful and (truth be told) uncomfortable drama telling the story of the burgeoning friendship between 30-something Pete (Cosmo Jarvis) and teenager Laurie (Irish actress Lauren Coe), but when she presses for their relationship to go further, it turns out Pete has been keeping some very damaging secrets from her. Fantastic performances, especially from Coe, who recently won an award at the BARI Italian Film Festival for her part.

The Eight Hundred

You may not be aware of this, but The Eight Hundred is about to become the biggest box office hit of 2020, primarily because it has already made almost $400 million in its homeland of China. It is an epic war movie set in 1937, telling the story eight hundred Chinese soldiers as they fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army.

Les Miserables

Not to be confused with the Hugh Jackman/Anne Hathaway musical, this was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the most recent Academy Awards. It follows a few days in the life of a cop who moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, and soon discovers a tension-fuelled world of underworld crime.