Our entertainment editor Kevin Ma spotlights the month’s best onboard programming –and shares related video clips that might pique your interest.
1. Crazy Rich Asians: the cast talks crazy luxury trends
They’re the stars of Crazy Rich Asians, but can they tell whether a luxury trend is real or fake? Find out as the Harper’s Bazaar team put the cast members of the hit comedy to the test.
2. Searching: meet the mastermind of this breakout thriller
One of the breakouts from this year’s Sundance film festival is Searching, a cyber thriller set entirely on the screens of digital devices. Watch director Aneesh Chaganty introduce the film before its premiere at Sundance.
Plus: see one of the ads that Chaganty directed when he worked for Google.
3. One Cut of the Dead: the story behind Japan’s biggest zombie comedy
Despite initially opening in just two cinemas in Tokyo, low-budget comedy One Cut of the Dead became one of the most profitable films in the history of Japanese cinema thanks to word of mouth on social media. Here, director Shinichi Ueda breaks down the filming process.
4. Friends: fan fiction comes alive
Chat show host Jimmy Kimmel was such a huge fan of classic TV comedy Friends that he wrote an episode and even got several of the show’s cast member to act it out live on his show. Catch the clip below – and watch a special collection of Friends episodes onboard this month.
5. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s You Make it Feel Like Christmas
Embrace the Christmas spirit this month with a slew of themed programmes onboard. See a live performance of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s hit You Make it Feel Like Christmas below and catch the rest of Stefani’s special holiday concert onboard this month.
6. Skate Kitchen: see the movie’s skateboard girls in their first short film
Directed by Crystal Moselle, Skate Kitchen is a fictional film inspired by – and featuring – an all-female skateboard crew in New York City. Moselle first worked with the girls on That One Day, a short film for fashion brand Miu Miu. Check it out below.
7. Teen Titans Go!: the superheroes go big
Animated series Teen Titans Go! is getting its first feature film, a hilarious take on the superheroes film genre that both kids and adults will enjoy. Check out a clip from the film.
8. BlacKkKlansman: director Spike Lee talks politics
Spike Lee has always been one of the most outspoken directors in Hollywood. Here, he talks about his latest film, BlacKkKlansman, on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
9. Destination Wedding: behind the reunion of Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder
Twenty-six years after working together for the first time in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are back together in romantic comedy Destination Wedding. The two talk about their on-screen chemistry and their lack of social media presence on Today.
10. Toy Story series: the story continues
Pixar’s Toy Story trilogy is one of the most beloved animated series ever made, and there are still more adventures ahead for Woody and Buzz Lightyear. See below for a trailer teasing the release of Toy Story 4 – slated for summer 2019 – and revisit all three Toy Story films onboard this month.
What’s next for inflight entertainment?
Look out for Venom, The House with a Clock in the Walls, Bad Times at the El Royale, Men on the Dragon, Hong Kong classic TV series Journey to the West, Sharp Objects and more coming soon.