VistaJet’s in-flight iPad entertainment application will soon feature favorites from this year’s Academy Awards. Oscar winning blockbusters- some of which have only just made it to the theaters- will be available to customers mid-April through June. It is an exciting season in Hollywood, and VistaJet is proud to highlight some of the industry’s very best:

The Revenant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoebZZ8K5N0

The Revenant, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, is a nominee for Best Picture. The film also received 11 other nominations, including Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.

While on a danger-laden journey through the American wilderness in the early 1800s, frontiersman Hugh Glass is badly mauled by a grizzly and abandoned by his fellow trappers. Barely surviving his wounds, Glass is driven by thoughts of his family and a desire for revenge as he endures the frigid winter and pursues the men who left him for dead.

The Big Short

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgqG3ITMv1Q

The Big Short, directed by Adam McKay, is a nominee for Best Picture. The film also received 4 other nominations, including Actor in a Supporting Role, Directing, Film Editing, and Adapted Screenplay.

Four outsiders to Wall Street use what are sometimes perceived as eccentric insights into the U.S. financial markets to predict the meltdowns of the housing market and big banks in 2008. Betting together on the coming catastrophe, the quartet manages to invest shrewdly and amass a fortune, all while exposing the corruption of several large financial institutions.

Brooklyn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15syDwC000k

Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley, is a nominee for Best Picture. The film also received 2 other nominations: Actress in a Leading Role and Adapted Screenplay.

In 1952, Eilis Lacey leaves Ireland to immigrate to Brooklyn, where she has a better chance of finding work. Crushed by homesickness, Eilis finds her spirits lifted by an Italian-American suitor with whom she falls in love. When she must return to Ireland, Eilis is courted by a hometown boy and finds herself torn between two countries and the two men who love her.

Spotlight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb_WgKDqPsE

Spotlight, directed by Tom McCarthy, is a nominee for Best Picture. The film also received 5 other nominations, including Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Directing, Film Editing, and Original Screenplay.

In 2001, the journalists of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team begin investigating Father John Geoghan, who is accused of molesting more than 80 boys. As they dig deeper and acknowledge their paper’s own failings, the team uncovers a conspiracy of lawyers and government officials who helped the Boston Archdiocese hide the pedophilia of many priests and deny justice to thevictims.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGbxmsDFVnE

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, received 5 Oscar nominations, including Visual Effects, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.

Thirty years after rebel forces triumphed over the Empire, Luke Skywalker has gone missing, and the First Order, a tyrannical regime powered by the Dark Side, goes on a rampage to find him. Disillusioned by the violence, Stormtrooper Finn allies with scavenger Rey and pilot Poe Dameron, who, along with Han Solo and Chewbacca, join the new Resistance led by General Leia.

The Hateful Eight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_UI1GzaWv0

The Hateful Eight, directed by Quentin Tarantino, is a nominee for Best Cinematography, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Original Score.

In The Hateful Eight, a few years after the Civil War, a bounty hunter is taking in a female outlaw in Wyoming when their stagecoach is stopped by a former Union officer and a Southerner. The quartet is then forced to seek shelter from a blizzard at a waystation, where four more travelers greet them, and as tensions rise, the eight realize that they may not all survive.

Steve Jobs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEr6K1bwIVs

With public anticipation running high, Apple Inc. co-founders Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) and Steve “Woz” Wozniak get ready to unveil the first Macintosh in 1984. Jobs must also deal with personal issues related to ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and their young daughter Lisa. Eventually fired, Jobs launches NeXT Inc. and prepares to release a new computer model in 1988. Ten years later, Jobs is back at Apple Inc. and about to revolutionize the industry once again with the iMac.

Joy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR-2TiQVY-k

A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

Legend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI3v6KfR9Mw

A 2015 British crime thriller written and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film is adapted from John Pearson’s book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins, which deals with the rise and fall of the Kray twins; the relationship that bound them together, and charts their gruesome career to their downfall and imprisonment for life in 1969.

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