Inflight entertainment

10 entertainment highlights onboard in August

Flying during August? With more than 200 films and 500 hours of TV onboard Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights, it’s hard to know what to watch first

If you’re wondering what to watch on your next flight, these moments from the stars of this month’s onboard programming may help.

1. Marvel confidential

Marvel Studios worked hard to keep the plot details of Avengers: Infinity War confidential. Its cast members talk about some of those methods on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

2. The Easter Eggs of Ready Player One

Based on Ernest Cline’s novel, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is a dizzying and loving tribute to everything pop culture. Spielberg and his team embedded hundreds of references to films, television and video games from the 1980s and beyond, and it will take multiple viewings to notice them all. Watch the film onboard this month, then watch the video below to see all the subtle references to icons past.

SPOILER ALERT – See the film before watching the video!

3. The silence of A Quiet Place

Actor-turned-director John Krasinski made his debut in the horror genre with hit film A Quiet Place, a near-silent film where every sound is practically a plot twist. Krasinski breaks down one of the film’s key scenes and his motivation for making a horror film in the video below:

4. Cyborg vs. cyborg in Inuyashiki

The story of two ordinary people transformed into lethal cyborgs, Japan’s Inuyashiki is one of the craziest sci-fi films of the year. See the trailer for the film below:

5. Maya Hawke on making her acting debut in Little Women

Maya Hawke, the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, made her screen acting debut on mini-series Little Women. Hawke talks about acting and her character in this video:

6. Francis Ford Coppola at the Oscars

This month’s Western Classics section features a new line-up that includes masterpieces such as Goodfellas, Rocky and The Godfather Part II. Travel back in time to 1985 and see director Francis Ford Coppola win the Best Director award at the Oscars for The Godfather Part II:

7. Introducing Chloé Zhao

China-born director Chloé Zhao is one of the most exciting voices in independent American cinema. See Zhao talk about her critically acclaimed film, The Rider, at the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science in the video below and see the film onboard this month.

8. The pride of Chile

Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman) was the first Chilean film to win the Best Foreign Film award, at the 2018 Oscars. Director Sebastián Lelio speaks to reporters right after his Oscar win in the video below.

Lelio’s first English-language film, Disobedience, is also playing onboard this month.

9. Bill Hader is Barry

In Barry, Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader plays a hitman who finds new meaning in life when he joins an acting class. See the trailer for the comedy series below:

10. What’s next?

Solo: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool 2, Patrick Melrose, The Trough, The Trading Floor, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and more.

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