TheAltitude Report

What to Watch on Board in September 2017

Our favourite movies and TV shows available on your seatback screen.

For short flights

TV: Kimchi Chronicles

Host Marja Vongerichten and her husband, renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, explore searingly spicy Korean cuisine in all its delicious manifestations.
Where to Find It: Food TV channel on domestic and international flights
Language: English
Running Time: 22 minutes

TV: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 1, episodes 1–3; Season 4, episodes 1–3)

Andy Samberg and his gang of New York compatriots (including Chelsea Peretti, Terry Crews and straight-faced Andre Braugher) take on crime and personal relationships in consistently hilarious fashion.
Where to Find It: Comedy TV channel on domestic and international flights
Language: English
Running Time: 22 minutes each

TV: Un chef à la cabane – Season 5, episode 1

In this food/travel series, Martin Picard (head chef at Montreal’s Au Pied de Cochon) follows in Anthony Bourdain’s footsteps, investigating exotic new ingredients and unusual foodie destinations.
Where to Find It: Food TV channel on domestic and international flights
Language: French
Running Time: 20 minutes


For flights under three hours

Movie: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere continues to shed his hunky image and tackle meaty roles. In this film, he plays a striving New York fixer who implants himself into the orbit of a rising Israeli politician, yet is unprepared for the ensuing intrigue.
Where to Find It: New Releases, New Onboard, Top-Rated and Drama movie channels on international flights only
Languages: English, French, Italian
Running Time: 118 minutes

Movie: Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2

The first instalment of this series shattered box-office records across Canada in 2006. Now, Colm Feore and Patrick Huard reunite in grand bilingual bantering glory to solve a murder that brings to light a dangerous international conspiracy.
Where to Find It: New Onboard, Action and Comedy movie channels on domestic and international flights
Languages: English, French
Running Time: 126 minutes

Movie: Maudie

Nova Scotia’s Maud Lewis was perhaps Canada’s most unlikely icon, rising from painful, poor obscurity to beloved folk-artist status. Sally Hawkins brilliantly brings her to life in this critically acclaimed Irish/Canadian biopic.
Where to Find It: New Onboard, Top-Rated, Drama movie channels on domestic and international flights
Language: English
Running Time: 115 minutes

For longer flights

This Month’s Themed Programming: Fashion on Film

Movie: The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep gets to chew some scenery in her comic portrayal of a thinly fictionalized Anna Wintour, the legendary editor of Vogue. Her naive new assistant (Anne Hathaway) tries to keep her moral compass centred as she is immersed in fashion-world attitude.
Where to Find It: Fashion on Film movie channel on all 787 and 777 flights
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Running Time: 110 minutes

Movie: The September Issue

This behind-the-scenes doc follows the real Anna Wintour as she crafts her singular vision for the magazine’s 2007 Fall Fashion issue. Celebrity cameos abound.
Where to Find It: Fashion on Film movie channel on all 787 and 777 flights
Language: English
Running Time: 90 minutes

Movie: Zoolander

The humour is sharp and Ben Stiller’s cheekbones even sharper in this broad, yet pointed, 2001 satire of the international modelling world and its catty catwalk culture. Co-stars Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell add to the over-the-top hilarity.
Where to Find It: Fashion on Film movie channel on all 787 and 777 flights
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Running Time: 88 minutes