Another month, another great lineup of movies, music, games, and reading at the touch of your fingers from your seatback screen. Literally hundreds of hours of entertainment await that allow you to catch up on that movie you may have missed in your local cineplex; learn about foreign movies and music; play games; read the digital version of our inflight magazine and others; and listen to audiobooks.
Cool recent Hollywood movies to check out – all with subtitles in multiple languages – include scifi.action hits Assassin’s Creed; Guardians of the Galaxy 2; Ghost in the Shell; Kong: Skull Island; Life; and Logan. Comedies are well represented, too, such as Boss Baby; Going in Style; Snatched; and Why Him? And you’ll be both moved and educated by the likes of Hidden Figures, about the contributions of black women to the early NASA space programme.
We have so much stuff to keep the kids occupied, as well. In addition to Boss Baby, they’ll just love Ballerina (Leap!); Beauty and the Beast; The LEGO Batman Movie; and The Smurfs: the Lost Village, in addition to their very own dedicated kids’ channel offering a wide range of movies and TV shows, from Spongebob Squarepants to Peppa Pig and How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Finally, if you’re curious about foreign films, this is the place to try a couple, especially dealing with Spain and Latin America. Documentaries will teach you about iconic modern Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida and the brown bears of Spain’s green north, and you can also choose from a range of subtitled fiction movies, as well. For example, Don’t Blame Karma for Being an Idiot is a comedy about a Madrid fashion designer whose family’s life is thrown into chaos by the reappearance of a long-lost high school crush – who is now involved with her model sister. While El Bar is about a bunch of people having breakfast at a bar in downtown Madrid who become trapped after one of them walks out of the door and is shot in the head. And, believe it or not, it too is a comedy! Farther afield, The Old Capital is a Japanese drama set in Paris centring on two estranged twin sisters, while I Am Not Madame Bovary is a dramedy from China about a divorce scheme gone very awry.
If your tastes run more to the musical side, we offer a fine selection of most genres, from top 40 hits to jazz and classical. And here, too, we welcome you to explore a bit of our own country’s offerings, from the classical composer Manuel de Falla to pop artists such as Josep Mas, Ricard Miralles, Niños Mutantes, and Wild Honey.
For more details on all of August’s inflight entertainment, click here.