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Stan: What's New For January 24 - 30, 2017

Still from the movie Romper Stomper
Sean Fang Mon, 30/01/2017 - 15:12

Two exciting new seasons and lots of big name movies mark the last week of January for Stan.

With Presto shutting up shop right about now, but with Amazon eyeing the Australian streaming market, it's more important than ever for Stan to not only stand out, but to offer the best value of all the streaming services in Australia.

For TV this week, Stan has decided to add a new critically acclaimed series, and give us a new season of another series that used to be an Amazon exclusive (in the US). The U.S. slave era Underground is a must-watch series that features a strong cast and gives us insights into a period of history that people here in Australia may not be that familiar with.

Moving from real history to an imagined today, season 2 of Under the Dome has also just been added.

It's movies where this week really shines. The most notable additions are five quintessential Australian classics that most people over 30/35 should be quite familiar with. Whether it's Russel in Romper Stomper, or Jessica in Bran Nue Dae, or Kylie in The Delinquents, or Yahoo (the actor, not the failed search engine, which didn't even exist then) in Reckless Kelly, or even Jimeoin in The Craic, there's bound to be something for everyone.

Then there are the big name Hollywood movies too. American Sniper, London Has Fallen are obvious choices if you're looking for big budget Hollywood affairs, particular the latter. You can also follow Johnny Depp's career decline by watching the fantastic Blow and then checking out the silly Mortdecai (although "silly fun" may be a more apt description).

It's not just a boxing movie, is probably the best way to describe the superb The Fighter, featuring Bale and Wahlberg in fine form.

Foreign film fans be sure to check out Spain's Bad Education, Japan's Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai or Hong Kong's Dumplings.

Here's the complete list of the new additions to Stan for the week of January 24 - 30, 2017:

Under the Dome - New Season (2)
Underground - New Series (Season 1)

Bad Education
American Sniper
London Has Fallen
The Fighter
Queen of the Damned
Romper Stomper
Bran Nue Dae
The Delinquents
Reckless Kelly
The Craic
Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
The Special Relationship

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