What to Watch on Board in April

Duelling divas, secret poker clubs and hungry zombies on your seatback screen.

For short flights

TV: Cardinal (Season 1, episodes 1–6)

This landmark Canadian series, in the tradition of brilliant, austere Scandinavian crime dramas, is based on Giles Blunt’s novel Forty Words for Sorrow. In northern Ontario, two cops, played by Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, hunt down a serial killer.
Where to Find It: Drama TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 42 minutes per episode

TV: Feud: Bette and Joan (Season 1, episodes 1–4)

One of Hollywood’s most epic rivalries unfolded in the early 1960s between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon bring these battling icons to life in this biting look at ruthlessness in the motion picture industry from Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story).
Where to Find It: Drama TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 58 minutes per episode

What to Listen To

Audio: Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure

This Canadian songwriter is somewhat of a chameleon, cycling through musical genres and vocal styles from album to album. On his eighth full-length, he leaves behind punk-rock screams and rough-edged country for adventurous, Wilco-esque indie rock.
Where to Find It: Rock audio channel
Language: English
Running Time: 39 minutes

For longer flights

Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This iconic franchise is in good hands with writer and director Rian Johnson, who leavens the battles between the Resistance and the Empire with wit and humour. Mark Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker, who, alongside Daisy Ridley’s Rey, takes on his old pupil Kylo Ren in a battle for the soul of the Jedi order.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Action movie channels
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Turkish
Running Time: 151 minutes

Movie: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Based on a memoir by British actor Peter Turner, this film from director Paul McGuigan follows the burgeoning romance between twentysomething Turner (Jamie Bell) and former Hollywood star Gloria Grahame (the superb Annette Bening), 30 years his senior.
Where to Find It: Independent and Drama movie channels on all 787 and 777 flights
Language: English
Running Time: 106 minutes

Movie: Molly’s Game

The directorial debut of famed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Newsroom), this crime drama is based on the true story of Molly Bloom (played by Jessica Chastain), a former Olympic skier who created a secret underground poker empire catering to celebrities and the ultra-rich.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Drama movie channels on all 787 and 777 flights
Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Running Time: 140 minutes


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April 18 is National Canadian Film Day. Celebrate by watching some great homegrown films.

Movie: Junior Majeur

In this sequel to the successful Les Pee-Wee 3D: L’hiver qui a changé ma vie, the now teenaged protagonists, best friends Janeau Trudel (Antoine Olivier Pilon) and Joey Boulet (Rémi Goulet) compete in Quebec Major Junior hockey, dealing with the pressure of expectations and an accident that challenges their friendship.
Where to Find It: Franco movie channel
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 105 minutes

Movie: The Breadwinner

This Canadian co-production, nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, is the deeply affecting story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl in patriarchal, strife-torn Afghanistan who pretends to be a boy to earn money for her family’s survival.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Family movie channels
Languages: English, French
Running Time: 94 minutes

Movie: Les Affamés (a.k.a. The Ravenous)

A zombie apocalypse threatens the Quebec countryside, and ordinary citizens must confront the hordes of undead who threaten their lives in this horror thriller with political undertones.
Where to Find It: Franco movie channel
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 100 minutes