Inflight entertainment

10 entertainment highlights onboard this month

Flying during April? 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

Here are 10 great moments, stories and trivia from this month’s onboard programming.

1. Training for Star Wars

It’s not easy to fight in a Star Wars movies. Here’s how the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi trained for the film’s intense action scenes.

2. The Empty Hands: A different kind of karate movie

Actor Chapman To steps behind the camera as director for a second time with The Empty Hands. See the trailer of his Hong Kong Film Award-nominated martial arts drama below and read a special interview with star Stephy Tang on Discovery magazine this month.

3. Paul Thomas Anderson on Lesley Manville in Phantom Thread

Everyone is talking about Phantom Thread being Daniel Day-Lewis’ final film, but it’s Lesley Manville who steals the show as the protagonist’s coldly efficient sister. See director Paul Thomas Anderson gush about the actor in the interview below.

4. Spend 72 hours in Japan

Hong Kong travel show Japan 72 Hours takes viewers off the beaten path to secret spots that most tourists don’t get to see. This month’s episode reveals another side of Kyoto.

5. Meet the adorable Brooklynn Prince

The star of Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is the seven-year-old Brooklynn Prince. She melts the hearts of the audience with this appearance on American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

6. Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya

Margot Robbie gives an Oscar-nominated performance as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. Director Craig Gillespie breaks down the technical challenges of filming the skating sequences in the clip below.

7. The breakout song of The Greatest Showman

Nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscars, This is Me has become the official anthem of The Greatest Showman. See Keala Settle’s moving first performance of the song at a workshop for the film below.

8. The weirdness of People of Earth

People of Earth is a seriously weird comedy about a journalist who meets a group of alien abductees. Check out a hilarious preview of the show before seeing the second season onboard this month.

9. Meet the real ‘poker princess’ of Molly’s Game

The directorial debut of West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game tells the incredible true story of Molly Bloom, a cocktail waitress who ran a high-stakes poker game in Los Angeles attended by Hollywood stars and wealthy entrepreneurs. Hear the story from the real Molly Bloom below.

10. What’s next?

Black Panther, Lady Bird, The Post, Downsizing, Along With the Gods, Pitch Perfect 3, Bleeding Steel, The Walking Dead (Season 8) and more.

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