Another month, another great video, audio, and games lineup on the state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system on our long-haul aircraft that makes even any longish flight, er, fly by like nothing. Check it out some of the highlights…
Lights, camera…and welcome to more than 50 titles on one of the rosters of the most acclaimed recent and past hits in the sky.
This month we’re proud to present a festival’s worth of fare, both critically acclaimed and/or box office, starting with Academy Award winners and nominees, including the quirky comedy which won Best Picture, Birdman (also Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography), as well as The Imitation Game (the singular World War II and postwar story of gay mathematician and computing pioneer Alan Turing; Best Director) and The Theory of Everything (the just as singular story of brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking; Best Actor, Best Actress).
Other notable recent feats of celulloid include the long-awaited adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods; The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (no explanation really needed, is there?); the mind-bending sci-fi flick Interstellar; acclaimed thriller Gone Girl; Foxcatcher, about the super-creepy richie John du Pont‘s adventures as an Olympic wrestling sugar daddy.
There’s plenty for kids, too, such as Paddington, based on the classic children’s book bear; Mortadelo & Filemón, Mission Implausible, with the slapstick “superspies” of international comic book fame; and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the latest in the comedic series.
Consider this also an opportunity to explore some foreign films you may not otherwise have come across, such as Messi, a Spanish documentary about F.C. Barcelona’s eponymous star Argentine footballer; Brazil’s The Pilgrim: The Best Story of Paulo Coelho, about the life of one of that country’s greatest novelists; or Mr. Kaplan from Uruguay (above), an also quirky comedy about an elderly Jewish man who suspects a fellow immigrant is a runaway Nazi.
More than 75 options here, covering international and (subtitled) Spanish TV series, as well as documentaries and a variety of topics. Highlights include global favourites such as CSI, House of Cards, and Sherlock, as well as nature, kids’, sports, technology, and travel programmes both international and made in Spain; of particular note are Endless Roads, below) and #EspañaExtraña (“Strange Spain”, subtitled in English), both of which explore various fascinating destinations throughout our country through the eyes and exploits of young skateboarders.
Music/Spoken Word Audio
Here we’ve put together an especially eclectic bunch of sounds for almost every taste, more than 400 tracks including classical, blues, international and Spanish pop, world music, and spoken word including language lessons, travel guides, literature, comedy, and motivational/inspirational.
We’ve got hours of fun with the likes of Minesweeper, Caveman, Solitaire, Black Jack, Reverse, and Volcanix.
Sit back, fire up the screen, and enjoy! 🙂
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