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Airline reveals the movies people watch most while flying

Charmaine Blake

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Losing yourself in a movie is one of the few good things about a long flight.

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Losing yourself in a movie is part and parcel of long distance plane travel in these days.

It’s also an experience that’s turned into a highly personal one, as opposed to the bad old days where you’d squint to watch a movie on an overhead screen a few rows ahead of you.

Australian airline Qantas has revealed what passengers are watching most on their planes, and perhaps to some surprise, The Boss Baby, DreamWorks’ animated film starring Alec Baldwin as a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying toddler, ranks as the most watched movie, according to its blog post.

We’re sure it’s tired parents putting it on to keep their kids quiet, because the rest of the top 10 list is a much more adult affair.

  1. The Boss Baby
  2. Logan
  3. Hidden Figures
  4. Beauty and the Beast
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  6. Lion
  7. La La Land
  8. Baywatch
  9. Kong: Skull Island
  10. Baby Driver

In regards to television series, the most watched show was Modern Family, with 151,334 hours accrued. The most popular documentary was Planet Earth II, while the most watched children’s TV show was Peppa Pig.

Qantas also introduced Netflix, cable television service Foxtel, and Spotify on its Wi-Fi enabled flights earlier this year, potentially reducing the need for it to install in-flight entertainment systems on the back of seats, cutting costs.

The Australian airline already requires customers bring their own device on some domestic flights with Q-Streaming, a wireless entertainment streaming service which beams content to smartphones and tablets via an app that needs to be downloaded before take-off.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/20/qantas-most-watched-movies/

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Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are making a limited series for Apple

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“More than a decade after the end of “Alias,” J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner are teaming up on a new limited series for Apple.

The show, titled “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” will be based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name, about how Silverstein’s friends supported her as she waited for her second heart transplant.

As reported in Variety and elsewhere, the series will be produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Karen Croner will write and executive produce (she previously wrote “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” which Garner starred in last year), Garner will serve as both star and executive producer and Abrams will also be an executive producer.

“Alias” first aired in 2001 — Abrams created, wrote and directed, while Garner starred as double agent Sydney Bristow. The show helped make Garner a star, while also landing Abrams his first gig as a feature film director, “Mission Impossible III.”

Garner recently returned to television on the HBO series “Camping.” Abrams, meanwhile, has remained involved in TV despite his commitments to Star Wars, but usually just as an executive producer. Earlier this year, Apple was reportedly bidding for “Demimonde,” the first series that Abrams co-created since “Fringe,” but it lost out to HBO.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/13/jennifer-garner-and-j-j-abrams-are-making-a-limited-series-for-apple/

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This very moving Christmas film is going massively viral on Facebook

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“If you thought the John Lewis Christmas adverts were emotional, then you’d better brace yourself —  the short film above, made by videographer Phil Beastall in 2014 and shared on Facebook last week, is a real tearjerker.

“It’s a short film about a man counting down the days to Christmas so he can continue his yearly tradition sparked by a tragic moment from the past,” Beastall wrote in the video’s Facebook description. “I hope you enjoy it.”

The two-and-a-half minute film, titled “Love is a Gift”, has since been viewed nearly 9.5 million times.

The movie cost a grand total of £50 ($64), per Sky News.

“I wanted people to watch it and although initially they might feel sad, I wanted them to reflect on it and perhaps turn to a loved one and give them a cuddle or say ‘I love you’ and reflect on life itself and appreciate just how lucky we are to be here,” Beastall told them.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/christmas-viral-emotional-short-film/

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Hulu’s Insane Black Friday Deal Is Still Available: Get 12 Months For $12

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If you have ever considered signing up for Hulu, but have yet to pull the trigger, now’s the time to take the leap. From now through Monday, November 26th at 11:59 PM PT, Hulu is offering its Limited Commercials plan at $0.99 a month for 12 months. That’s a full year of Hulu for just under $12 — over $80 in savings.

Go Here to Check it Out: https://www.hulu.com/welcome

There is a catch, but it’s not a significant one. You are only eligible for the deal if you’re a brand new subscriber or a returning subscriber who hasn’t paid for Hulu in at least 12 months.

Best 15 Original Shows on Hulu: https://uproxx.com/tv/best-hulu-original-series-right-now-ranked/

So, basically, if you’ve had Hulu and canceled it within the last year, you won’t be able to apply for this promotion. Everyone else is eligible.

Read More: https://decider.com/2018/11/24/hulus-insane-black-friday-deal-is-still-available-get-12-months-for-12/

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