What to Watch on Board in May
Air Canada brings you Jason Momoa in the smash superhero epic Aquaman, Peter Jackson’s deeply moving World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old and Clint Eastwood as a geriatric drug smuggler in The Mule on your seatback screen.
For Short Flights
TV: The Score: NBA’s Expansion Plans – CNBC Originals
Professional basketball is now a global game – more than 640 million viewers tuned in last year to watch NBA programming in China alone. This CNBC documentary series interviews league executives to better understand the NBA’s continuous efforts to market its game and grow audiences worldwide.
Where to Find It: Business TV channel
Running Time: 30 minutes
TV: 2 Dope Queens
(Season 2, episodes 1–2)
Hosted by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, this highly popular podcast filmed in front of a live studio audience consists of rollicking interviews with female comedians and comedians of colour. Previous guests include laugh luminaries like Aparna Nancherla and Hari Kondabolu.
Where to Find It: HBO TV channel
Running Time: 55 minutes
TV: Lakefront Luxury
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the extravagant world of waterfront real estate with this documentary series. Follow along with prospective buyers looking for their next lavish cottage (breathtaking views and stunning sunsets included).
Where to Find It: Documentary TV channel
Running Time: 24 minutes
For Longer Flights
The DC Extended Universe is taking over the superhero blockbuster business with this aquatic epic starring the hero of Atlantis, Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa). In order to save both his underwater realm and the landlocked people of Earth, Aquaman has to take on his evil half-brother, King Orm.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Action movie channels
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Running Time: 93 minutes
Movie: They Shall Not Grow Old
Nominated for a BAFTA Award, this stunning documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) features colourized and previously unseen footage from World War I. Through riveting and deeply affecting voiceover, the film tells the heart-rending stories of some of the soldiers who fought in the war.
Where to Find It: New Releases movie channel
Running Time: 99 minutes
TV: Brexit: The Uncivil War
The saga of Brexit, in all its riveting twists and turns, has divided the UK like no other political issue has in generations. This take on the political firestorm focuses on Dominic Cummings, the real-life communications mastermind behind the Vote Leave campaign of 2016, portrayed by an engaging but decidedly non-glamorous Benedict Cumberbatch.
Where to Find It: Drama TV channel
Running Time: 90 minutes
Movie: Les Invisibles
Set in a clandestine homeless shelter for women, this French comedy written and directed by Louis-Julien Petit stands out with its uplifting take on an emotionally charged topic and a cast that includes real homeless individuals, lending gravitas to the laughs.
Where to Find It: Franco movie channel
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 107 minutes
Movie: The Mule
The iconic Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this true tale based on the 2014 New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule.” After becoming estranged from his family, a retired horticulturist and World War II veteran embarks on a lucrative smuggling career to pay off debts, only to face a reckoning at the hands of both gangsters and DEA agents.
Where to Find It: Drama movie channel
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Running Time: 116 minutes
Stingray Playlist: The Hit List
Anxiety – Julia Michaels feat. Selena Gomez
I’ve Been Waiting – Lil Peep & iLoveMakonnen feat. Fall Out Boy
Better – Cassiopeia feat. Boi-1DA & KILLY
With You (Frank Walker Remix) – Tyler Shaw
100 Bad Days – AJR
Animal – AURORA
Woke Up Late – Drax Project feat. Hailee Steinfeld
Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend
Chlorine – Twenty Øne Piløts
Trust – ThenWhen
mother tongue – Bring Me the Horizon
Swan Song – Dua Lipa
7 Rings – Ariana Grande
Land of the Free – The Killers
Timebomb – Walk the Moon
High School Dropout – Neon Dreams
Lost in the Fire – Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd
Giant – Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man
Where to Find It: Pop music audio channel
Running Time: 122 minutes