Inflight entertainment

Don’t miss! 10 great movie, tv and music highlights onboard this month

Entertainment editor KEVIN MA offers 10 behind-the-scenes and contextual moments so you can get even more out of December’s inflight entertainment

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 the best moments, stories and trivia from this month’s onboard programming.

1. Virtual reality Dunkirk experience

Put yourself in the shoes of the heroes during the Dunkirk evacuation with this immersive 360-degree experience, created specifically for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

2. The building of Battleship Island

Making a movie is a tremendous undertaking, especially when you’re trying to build a replica of a real coalmine. See how the crew of Battleship Island put together the film’s giant set in the making of film below (Korean language).

3. How to fight like an Atomic Blonde

Stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave breaks down the complicated choreography and effects that went into a short fight scene in Atomic Blonde.

4. The stunts in Die Hard

See a clip of Bruce Willis talking to Oprah Winfrey about doing his own stunts in Die Hard, one of the best (and most unlikely) Christmas movies ever made onboard this month.

5. Learning to wrestle in Dangal

Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar all trained with the coach of the Indian national wrestling team to play young wrestlers in Dangal. See their gruelling training regime here.

6. Channelling MJ in Sing! China

See contestant Zhang Yi take on the King of Pop with his cover of Billie Jean on the second season of Sing! China. Catch more performances onboard this month.

7. The Game of Thrones recap

Ready for the seventh season of Game of Thrones onboard this month? See a quick recap on the first six seasons before you start.

8. The smile in It

Bill Skarsgård (son of Stellan and brother of Alexander) talks about the demonic smile that made him the perfect killer clown in It.

9. Kenneth Turan’s video review of Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky is the long-awaited comeback by director Steven Soderbergh, and the critics love it. See a video review from Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan.

10. What’s next?

Coming in January: Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Battle of the Sexes, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Loving Vincent, Taken (season 1) and more!

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