Inflight entertainment

Don’t miss! 10 great movie & TV highlights onboard this October

KEVIN MA picks his top moments in this month’s inflight entertainment

Flying during October? 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.

Use this list of ‘best bits’ to plan your viewing.

1. Table manners

Directing a movie is more than just pointing a camera and saying ‘action,’ as Sofia Coppola shows in her dissection of a simple dinner scene in The Beguiled.

2. Peeping Tom

Wakefield comes with a strange, but a relatable concept. See Bryan Cranston explain it on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

3. Model Tunnel

The life-size replica of Hong Kong’s Cross-Harbour Tunnel seen in action thriller Shock Wave took two months to build. See how it was done here.

4. Lynch is back

Get ready to go down the rabbit hole once more with David Lynch as Twin Peaks returns for a new season. Watch the main title sequence of the new season – featuring that iconic Angelo Badalamenti theme song – and check out the rest of the first episode onboard this month, as part of our TV premiere season.

5. Bon appétit!

Think you already know how to make the perfect salmon? Wait until you see how Gordon Ramsay makes it. See more of Chef Ramsay on the US version of The F Word, onboard this month – and look out for an interview with the man himself in the November issue of Discovery.

6. Robbery Karaoke

Before he began writing the script for Baby Driver, Edgar Wright decided to take the film’s concept on a ‘dry run’ in 2002 with this music video starring Noel Fielding. (See how practise makes perfect when you watch Baby Driver onboard this month.)

7. Hail to the chief

In House of Cards, Frank Underwood likes to speak directly to the camera – a stylistic touch inspired by Shakespeare’s Richard III. It turns out that Kevin Spacey isn’t talking to the audience – he has only one person in mind:

8. Wonder Training

It’s not easy to play a superhero on the big screen, but talk show host Conan O’Brien is going to try to pull it off in 35 minutes with the help of Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot.

9. Back on the road

Hit Korean reality show New Journey to the West is back for a new season. Get a sneak peek below and catch the crew’s Hanoi adventures onboard this month.

10. What’s next?

Coming in November: War for the Planet of the Apes, The Handmaid’s Tale (season 1), Cars 3, The Adventurers, Gintama, The Walking Dead (season 7) and much, much more!


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