Our entertainment editor Kevin Ma selects the month’s best inflight entertainment – and shares related video clips that might pique your interest.
1) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: A special preview
From the team behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a radical take on the Spider-Man lore and has won multiple awards, including at this year’s Oscars. See the first nine minutes of the film below and catch the rest onboard this month:
2) Mary Poppins Returns: The cast and director in conversation
Emily Blunt steps into a legendary role in Mary Poppins Returns, the long-awaited sequel to the family classic. See cast members, including Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, talk with director Rob Marshall about the making of the film:
3) The Old Man and the Gun: Robert Redford on retiring
Even at the age of 82, Robert Redford exudes style and charm in The Old Man & the Gun. Still, Redford says the heist film is likely to be his final film as an actor, after a nearly 60-year-long career:
4) Swing Kids: A preview of the South Korean toe-tapping dance film
South Korean film Swing Kids is about five people in a prisoner of war camp who form a tap dance troupe. See the exhilarating trailer below:
5) Flight of the Conchords Live in London: New Zealand’s comedy duo returns
Nine years after the end of their cult HBO series, New Zealand’s Flight of the Conchords reunite for a one-time comedy special recorded in London’s Apollo Theatre. See the duo’s new version of their hit song Hurt Feelings in this clip and catch the full comedy special on the newly launched HBO Channel available onboard:
6) Mnet Asian Music Awards 2018 MAMA in Hong Kong: IZ*ONE’s performance
Last December, K-pop’s biggest stars descended upon Hong Kong for the annual Mnet Asian Music Awards. Get a preview of the show with this performance by IZ*ONE, from talent show Produce 48 and watch the rest of the show onboard Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights this month:
7) Creed 2: Michael B Jordan on fighting real boxers in the film
Given Creed’s successful revitalisation of the Rocky franchise in 2015, it’s no surprise that Michael B Jordan is back as Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo, for a sequel. On The Graham Norton Show, Jordan talks about facing off against real boxers in Creed 2:
8) First Man: Meet the team behind the extraordinary biopic
First Man, the new film from Damien Chazelle (director of La La Land), chronicles the life of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. At the Toronto film festival, Chazelle was joined by his crew, his technical consultant and Armstrong’s sons to meet the audience:
9) Cold War: How the black-and-white romance uses music
Nominated for three Oscars, Polish drama Cold War follows the on-again, off-again romance between a musician and a singer with the Cold War as its backdrop. Hear director Pawel Pawlikowski talk about the evocative use of music and dance in a key scene to create a sense of controlled chaos:
10) The Guilty: Preview the suspenseful Danish thriller
Denmark’s representative at this year’s Oscars and the winner of Sundance film festival’s Audience Award in World Cinema, The Guilty is a suspenseful thriller that was filmed entirely on a single set. Get a sneak preview below:
What’s next for inflight entertainment?
Look out for Aquaman, Glass, Escape at Dannemora, The Kid Who Would Be King, Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, The Little Drummer Girl and more coming soon.