RivervisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2445 times:
Happy New Year from the Big Apple! The answer to your question in my case is "Buffalo Soldiers," on a BA flight from JFK to LHR in September. It's an excellent movie but as you might know, was practically banned in the United States, was never released here because it shows the US military from a less-than-positive perspective not in keeping with the current prevailing mentality.
RivervisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
Buffalo Soldiers was hilarious, you'd have to have been brainwashed by John Ashcroft not to find it funny...As for the bad celebrity moment ala Crossroads, I am reminded that a couple of years ago I caught Mariah Carey's Glitter on Alitalia, possibly worst movie ever made, and with no PTV, couldn;t change the channel...
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2903 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2336 times:
Well, if we're talking about inflight cinematic low points, one that comes to mind is "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel. Absolutely painful.
Actually, to be fair to BA, that same flight with "The Patriot" also happened to have the best inflight video programming I have seen. There was one channel featuring Christopher Guest, with "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show," two of my favorite movies ever.
Pecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 299 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
Hey Everybody....check this out!!!!!
Last month I was working nonstop transcons from EWR to SFO and found hidden behind the VCR a copy of "XANADU" from 1980...obviously forgotton for 23 years...I announced to the passengers the scheduled movie, and then told them this absurd but totally unbelievable story about how I found this movie. Turns out that Xanadu was the movie in Dec. 1980 on our Eastbound transcon flights....I can't believe it was forgotton about all these years...I showed it after the reg movie...as bad as the movie was, I just had to play it...the passengers loved it.....GO OLIVIA!!!!!!!!
RiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
Olivia was hot, and Xanadu produced some chart-topping hits in 1980 even though the movie flopped at the box office....OK, I am a straight, airplane-loving male, but I will admit to being a Xanadu fan!
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
I remember seeing "The Final Countdown" on several UA flights between HNL and SFO in 1979/1980. Good flick!
All time worst? "Down with Love" with Renee Zellweger on a SEA-IAD flight last August. At least I had Ch. 9 as my savior.
Ironic? Also SEA-IAD...I was on my way to NYC in Oct. 2001 to see the Mariners/Yankees in the ALCS. The movie was *61, which was about the Yankees... Roger Maris vs. the other guy I can't think of right now
Never did see "Airport 75" or "Airport 77" while flying on a 747, wonder why...
F9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 693 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
On a flight from EWR to DEN, I remember them showing "Speed". Good movie, just an odd pick for an in-flight movie. I also remember flights from DEN to IAD that featured "Dante's Peak" and "Lake Placid". On a flight from IAD to DEN, I remember "Wild Wild West" once. There were probably more people on that plane then who saw it in theatres .