Whether killing time on a long haul flight or relaxing in your private villa, holidays are a great time to catch up on all of the latest movie releases. Sit back, relax and lose yourself in the magic of film.
With a wide selection of in-flight entertainment choices at your fingertips, the fun begins the moment you take off on a long haul journey to an exotic location likeThailand. The majority of airlines offer a menu of the latest movie releases for you to immerse yourself in, so whether you are in the mood for a chick flick or a thriller, you are guaranteed to find a film to keep you entertained between meals and snacks.
If you can’t fit in all the movies you want to see on the plane, fortunately Thailand’s private villas usually come equipped with the latest AV equipment and some even come with mini entertainment theatres complete with their own wall-mounted screens, surround sound systems and movie drives loaded with films.
Here's a variety of suggestions for new releases to add you your watch list.
Based on the popular novel by Gillian Flynn; Gone Girl
unites the acting talents of Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris in a thriller you will not want to miss. Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl
tells the story of Nick Dunne, who reports his wife as missing on the evening of their fifth wedding anniversary. Nick is catapulted into the spotlight as the police investigation into her disappearance begins and an increasing number of people begin to ask the question… is the husband responsible?
If you are a fan of Hugh Grant romantic comedies like Notting Hill, Four Weddings & a Funeral
and About a Boy,
his latest release will not disappoint. The Rewrite
tells the story of a one-time Hollywood screenwriter (played by Grant) who takes a job at a university to pay the bills. His new job leads him to romance with a new lady, a single mum played by Marisa Tomei. The couple’s on screen chemistry and the laughs peppered throughout the film offer a feel-good factor that will have you grinning for days.
Rated at 97 percent on popular movie website Rotten Tomatoes, ’71
is a new release you will not want to miss. A young British soldier, Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell), finds himself abandoned by the other soldiers in his unit on the war torn streets of Belfast in 1971 after a street riot breaks out in the Catholic area of the city. Unsure of who he can trust in a city he has only been in for a day, the soldier faces the night alone. Yann Demange’s first directorial offering is hard-hitting, brutal and conveys the traumatic atmosphere of war through crisp, realistic cinematography.
Based on the teen novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner
has been dubbed as a rival to the ultra-popular Hunger Games
series of books and movies. The protagonist, Thomas, wakes up to a post-apocalyptic world with his memory completely erased. With his group of comrades, he desperately searches for a way to escape. Thomas quickly learns that escaping will not be easy, as the dark secrets of the hellish maze in which he is trapped begin to unravel. This gripping film combines strong elements of sci-fi, action and mystery, and is guaranteed to entertain adults just as much as it does kids.
If you fancy kicking back for a family movie in your villa’s mini movie theatre, Box Trolls
is the latest release that is likely to get your kids jumping up and down with excitement. An offering from the creators of Coraline
and Para Norman, Box Trolls
tells the story of an endearing new family of mini monsters wrongly accused by the inhabitants of a fictional town called Cheesebridge of kidnapping their children. When the evil pest controller seizes the opportunity to try and get rid of the Boxtrolls for good, they enlist the help of some new friends to escape.