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10 Entertainment Highlights Onboard in November

Flying during November? 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. Paul Rudd on keeping Marvel’s secrets

As the co-writer of Ant-Man and the Wasp, star Paul Rudd got to know what happens in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before most of the regular cast. He talks about the experience on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

2. Tom Cruise the daredevil

The Mission: Impossible series is now best known for the amazing stunts that Tom Cruise takes on. The crew talks about his death-defying daredevilry on the series’ latest film, Fallout, including the jump that resulted in a broken ankle.

Bonus: When you’ve seen Fallout, listen to Empire’s six-hour (spoiler-laden) podcast special featuring director Christopher McQuarrie. Part one | Part two

3. The Rock in Hong Kong

Skyscraper, the latest blockbuster starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, is set in Hong Kong. Just before the film’s release, the film’s stars toured Hong Kong with the Good Morning America crew.

4. The best of Chinese music

Now in its 29th year, Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards is the Chinese-language music industry’s equivalent of the Grammys. See the opening performance by host Jam Hsiao from this year’s ceremony and see the rest of the show onboard this month.

5. The return of Mamma Mia!

Ten years after the first hit film, the music of ABBA gets another joyous celebration with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. See Lily James’ performance of When I Kissed the Teacher, featuring an appearance by ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus, from the film below.

6. Killing Eve takes over social media

One of the most acclaimed TV shows of the year, Killing Eve was a rating sensation for its network, BBC America. Below is a small taste of the show’s popularity on social media.

7. Framing Memories of a Murder

Directed by Bong Joon-ho, Memories of Murder is considered one of the greatest films of contemporary South Korean cinema – and is showing onboard this month, along with two other of Bong’s movies. Youtuber Every Frame a Painting analyses how Bong brilliantly uses the art of framing to tell his story in the crime drama.

8. Shoplifters goes to Cannes

At this year’s Cannes film festival, director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters won the top prize, the Palme d’Or. See the director and cast’s press conference at the festival, before you watch the critical acclaimed film onboard this month.

9. GDJYB getting tap happy

Local Hong Kong indie group GDJYB’s complex guitar sound utilises a technique called ‘tapping’. You can see guitarist Soni demonstrating in an online collaboration with Daijiro Nakagawa from Japanese band JYOCHO.

10. What’s next?

Crazy Rich Asians, The Predator, Christopher Robin, special Christmas-themed programmes, One Cut of the Dead, Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days and more, coming up in December 2018.

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