Inflight entertainment

10 entertainment highlights onboard this month

Flying during February? With more than 200 films and 500 hours of TV on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights, it’s hard to know what to watch first. KEVIN MA helps out

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

1. The prequels to Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is set 30 years after the events of its cult classic predecessor. Before the theatrical release, director Denis Villeneuve commissioned three short films that explain what happened between the two films. Directed by Cowboy Bebop creator Shinichiro Watanabe, Black Out 2022 is the most important key to understanding the new film.

2. Discussing Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Golden Globe winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is pegged as a major Oscar contender this year. In this video director Martin McDonagh, actor Sam Rockwell and producer Graham Broadbent discuss the film following a special screening organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

3. John Woo returns in Manhunt

After two period epics, master action director John Woo returns to his signature action style with Manhunt. Check out the explosive trailer below and catch the film onboard this month.

4. Taxi Driver’s 40th

The Western Classics section has been revamped this month with 30 timeless classic films. One of them is Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece Taxi Driver. Here Scorsese and his cast revisit the film for its 40th anniversary. Be sure to see the rest of our Western Classics selections onboard this month.

5. The return of Curb Your Enthusiasm

Television’s favourite curmudgeon is back. Larry David is up to his old tricks in the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Here he teaches his friend about the art of the accidental text.

6. Kenneth Branagh on Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars alongside an all-star cast in a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Here the cast talks about the experience on The Graham Norton Show.

7. The Blue Planet II trailer

Sixteen years after the original, the BBC released Blue Planet II. Watch the five-minute prequel – narrated by David Attenborough with music by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead – below before seeing the series onboard this month.

8. Good Time’s spooky sound

Former Twilight star Robert Pattinson has been getting critical acclaim for his go-for-broke performance in the Safdie brothers’ Good Time. See the spooky music video for the film’s theme song, also directed by the Safdie brothers, below.

9. The Wonderstruck kids

Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck traces the eye-opening journeys of two kids living in two different eras. Here the film’s three young stars introduce the film’s trailer.

10. What’s next?

Justice League, Coco, The Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name, Paddington 2, Star Trek: Discovery, Ballers (Season 3), Love Education and more.


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