One of the movie universe's most successful franchises returns with a supernova bang. The result is huge, high-grade science fiction delivered on a containable scale. The series' original actors (Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher) are joined by new cast members Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver
Director: J.J. Abrams
Leaving small-town Ireland in the 1950s for New York, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan, positively luminous) experiences shifting emotions when she falls in love with Italian-American plumber Tony (Emory Cohen). Director John Crowley delivers a gorgeous, vivid treatment of Irish writer Colm Toibin's novel (which is itself deftly adapted by Nick Hornby).
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen & Domhnall Gleeson
Director: John Crowley
Following real estate development in his Arctic cave, polar bear Norm travels to New York City, where he infiltrates the real estate corporation offices as he aims to shift their priorities away from his home. Very amusing animation, featuring the voice talents of Rob Schneider, James Corden and Irish actors Colm Meany and Michael McElhatton.
Starring: Heather Graham, Bill Nighy, Rob Schneider, James Corden
Director: Trevor Wall
The finale of this successful film series sees the downtrodden people of the Districts prepare for one conclusive assault on the leaders of the Capitol. Leading them into battle is their heroine, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence). A superior action movie that is also notable for featuring actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's final scenes.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson
Director: Francis Lawrence
As a child, working mother of three, Joy Mangano, had a fertile imagination. With ambition to burn and a family to feed, however, she needs to pitch her latest invention (a self-wringing mop) to the smartest businessperson out there. Once again, Jennifer Lawrence's acting skills dazzle. Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper co-star.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
Director: David O. Russell
Focusing on one of the major news stories of 2010 (33 Chilean miners trapped in a subsided mine for 69 days), this real-life drama brings you interesting backstory angles and genuine anguish in its depiction of what went wrong. Antonio Banderas, Gabriel Byrne, and Juliette Binoche feature.
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche
Director: Patricia Riggen
Modern Family first hit our screens in 2010, and has become somewhat of a cultural defining series. Now, with four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Golden Globe for Best Comedy TV Series, Modern Family returns with Season 6. Two episodes are available on board your Aer Lingus flight.
Those with a more anarchic sense of humour might appreciate two new episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Also on board are multiple episodes of Silicon Valley, Veep, New Girl and Ballers.
As we witness a golden age in TV drama, Aer Lingus offers engaging choices with boxsets of Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Vikings on offer, as well as multiple episodes from the highly acclaimed series, The Knick and new episodes of Empire, Treme and The Newsroom.
Kids will surely enjoy Jessie which is a typical fish-out-of-water story of a small-town teen who leaves her Texas roots to take a job as a nanny for the Ross family's four precocious kids in New York.
Kids may also enjoy charming animated series Shaun The Sheep or an imaginative episode of Rocka-Bye Island or Pip Ahoy!
For your fill of Irish culture and music, tune into Culture Fox TV and Other Voices, which follows Hozier's journey to stardom.
Step into the world of food with National Geographic, as they bring us American Food Battle and Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca. Find out the secrets behind traditional Italian cuisine and ancient pasta recipes. Step inside Dublin Zoo this month with The Zoo, a show that captures the passion and expertise of the team that work with the animals.
Witness an extraordinary animal in its natural habitat, as Meet The Orangutans offers a window into the daily lives and dramas of Orangutans.
Also available on board are How Do They Do it?, which looks into how Wine and Goretex are made, and National Geographic's Access 360 World heritage, which features the controversy over the Sagrada Familia. For more on Ireland and Irish history, tune into RTE's documentary, 1916, which tells the story of the events that took place during the 1916 Rising or Irish Whales, which tells the story of the Irish Olympian weight throwers.
Sports fans shouldn't miss Guide to The Games, which takes a look at everything that you need to know about the Olympics.
Also on board are Six Nations Classic Matches (a must-watch for rugby fans!), Gilette World Sports and HSBC: Golfing World 2016.
This month, Bloomberg's Inside investigates the Hinduja's family fortune, the election and India's economy. Also from Bloomberg is Studio 1.0, where host Emily Chang sits down with John Doerr and Beth Seidenberg, general partners of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Meanwhile, EuroNews bring us Business Planet, Real Economy and Science Hi-Tech Innovation - all of which cast a cold eye over economics, technology and energy developments.
HBO's television adaptation of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Game of Thrones, has wrapped up its fifth-season run in dramatic fashion. You'll find no spoilers here, naturally, but the plotlines of several major perspective characters, including Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen have arrived at the points they've been left hanging at in Martin's books. His fifth, and to date last, novel in a supposed series of seven, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011, the same year that the TV show began, and we've read nothing new since. Which puts showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss in a pickle, specifically unless Martin really knuckles down, they're out of source material for 2016's inevitable season six.
The television show has taken a fair few narrative diversions throughout its run, and never more dramatically than it has across season five. Again, no spoilers, of the TV show kind at least, but several story threads that we've seen on screen played out very differently on paper, with established characters filling in for lesser ones who've not transferred from print to programme at all. It's clear to both fans of the pre-HBO lore and those who've only known Game of Thrones in moving pictures alike that Weiss and Benioff are far from afraid to muck about with the fates of audience favourites, regardless of Martin's original stories. Martin has written for the show, but hasn't a single creative credit on any season five episode, which may explain why season five has witnessed such unexpected drama, particularly during the final two hours of the penultimate episode.
A series exploring the lives and loves of a stereotypically barbaric group of Scandinavian pillagers may not have been what television was crying out for in 2013. Game of Thrones had seemingly perfected the magical-historical drama and competing endeavours such as Spartacus failed to live up. Benefitting from the ambiguous historical narrative of the period, creator Michael Hirst (The Tudors, Elizabeth) manages to fashion an engaging and multi-faceted plotline while also staging some cinematically glorious battles. Inspired by the tales about Ragnar Lothbrok, the legendary Viking chieftain, the series is set at the beginning of the Viking Age and follows the fearsome leader as he conquers Western Europe.
Season 3 of Vikings continues to develop and build on the conflicts created in its previous two seasons. Now king, Ragnar looks further west toward lands unconquered and explores the new world discovered during the raids of Season 2. However, threats to his fledgling position continue and deception is rife. Tensions continue to mount as Bjorn, shieldmaid Lagertha, Princess Aslaug, and Rollo each face conflicts of love and leadership. The clash between paganism and Christianity comes to a head in this season's journey as Floki grows more suspicious of Athelstan, who continues to tread the line between his Christian God and the Norse Gods. Refusing to fall back on gratuitous nudity and excessive violence, the series also declines to spell out certain plot twists. Vikings expects a lot from its viewers and as a result, the series is all the more authentic for it.
- Amy Winehouse Back To Black
- Fleetwood Mac Rumours
- Oasis (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
- Billy Joel An Innocent Man
- Al Green I’m Still In Love With You
- Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Kelly Clarkson Piece By Piece (Deluxe Version)
- Selena Gomez For You
- Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour
- Taylor Swift 1989 (Deluxe)
- One Direction FOUR (Deluxe Version)
- Passion Pit Kindred
- Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner
- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Fly: The Customs Prelude
- Brian Blade ' The Fellowship Band Landmarks
- GoGo Penguin V2.0
- Joe Jackson The Duke
- Bill Laurence Flint
- Röyksopp The Inevitable End
- Aphex Twin Syro
- SOHN Tremors
- Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe
- Basement Jazz Scars
- Hot Chip Why Make Sense (Deluxe Edition)
- Action Bronson Mr. Wonderful
- FKA twigs LP1
- Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
- Snoop Dogg BUSH
- Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint (Deluxe)
- Electric Wire Hustle Love Can Prevail
- Anne Akiko Meyers, English Chamber Orchestra & David Lockington The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album
- Rafal Blechacz Chopin: Polonaises
- Alice Sara Ott Chopin Waltzes
- Piotr Anderszewski J.S. Bach: English Suites Nos. 1, 3 & 5
- Alexandre Tharaud Chopin: Journal
- Benjamin Grosvenor Dances
- Lenny Kravitz Strut (Bonus Track Version)
- And So I Watch You From Afar Heirs
- Robert Plant lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday (Deluxe)
- U2 Songs of Innocence
- Coldplay Ghost Stories
- Anthony Kearns With A Song In My Heart
- Katherine Jenkins Believe
- Ensemble Musique Oblique Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
- Alfie Boe Alfie
- Theatre of Voices ' Paul Hillier Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion
- Andrea Bocelli Aria - The Opera Album
Contemporary easy listening from both sides of the Atlantic brought to you compliments of The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group USA.
Join Emma O'Driscoll in this special edition of Happy Days on RTÉjr Radio with songs about flying, exercising during the flight and some fun games that you can play on your journey!
One of Ireland’s best-known radio and television personalities, Ryan Tubridy, presents a daily radio programme on RTÉ 2fm. In this programme, especially recorded for Aer Lingus, he runs through some of his favourite radio hits from the shows 2fm playlist.
Ceol na nGael is a traditional and folk music programme presented by Seán Ó hÉanaigh of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, the national Irish-language broadcaster in Ireland. Ceol traidisiúnta agus ceol tíre den scoth.
105.2 TXFM bring us the best indie hits of the moment, featuring artists such as Blur, The Avenger, Mumford ' Sons and Royal Blood. Curated especially for Aer Lingus by TXFM presenter, Claire Beck.
The award-winning RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One slot brings you two documentaries - the first tells the story of Harry Callan, one of 32 Irishmen who were held in captivity during WW2 and a second featuring Paddy Armstrong, one of the Guilford Four.
Tune in as Chart Hits lifts the lid on the most up-to-the-minute pop hits from both sides of the Atlantic!
Want to listen to tracks from some of the greatest albums ever? Celebrate some of the anniversaries of some of our favourite albums, from AC/DC to Zeppelin, with Foo’s, Dylan, Bowie, Oasis and more in between! Hosted by Marty Miller of ’Morning Glory’ (6AM GMT) from NOVA 100 FM.
The Weekend on One with Cathal Murray airs every Saturday and Sunday morning between 6-8am on RTÉ Radio 1. It features an eclectic mix of music from all genres - including the best new Irish music.
Weekday evenings you’ll catch ’The Big Ride Home’ with Dara Quilty on Dublin’s 98FM from 4pm. Dara’s on board right now to count you down the biggest ten songs of the year so far!
Let The Hamilton Scores become one of your regular fixtures with George’s superb choice of music to accompany your flight! Broadcast on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm on RTÉ lyric fm.
Join Marty Whelan as he takes the chill out of your early mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates from 7-10am, weekday mornings on RTÉ lyric fm.
Irish Pulse brings you some of the most famous Irish songs in recent history. Listen out for Villagers, We Cut Corners and many more!
Moncrieff is a lively mix of funny, engaging and irreverent issues. Tune in every weekday 1.30-4.30pm on Newstalk 106-108 FM.
Brian Munn selects and reads verses from renowned Irish Poets: W.B. Yeats, Oliver Goldsmith and Oscar Wilde amongst others.
The hugely popular Movies and Musicals on RTÉ lyric fm is the only national radio programme of its kind and features a broad range of soundtracks from early classics, right through to contemporary scores. Presented by Aedín Gormley.
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