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Stan: What's New in July 2017

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Sean Fang Thu, 29/06/2017 - 11:43

We're moving officially into the second half of the year, and with winter coming into full force, there's no better time to curl up on the sofa and binge on your favourite shows and flicks. So let's take a look at all that will be happening on Stan for July.

There's plenty for TV fans, with continuing weekly new episodes of hit shows such as Twin Peaks and I'm Dying Up Here (although the US shows will take a break during the Fourth of July holiday weekend). They are joined by new show Catfish, a show from the creator of the same named documentary that chronicles the stories of couples, some of whom have been interacting for years via their screens, and what happens when they meet for the first time.

Broad City also returns, with the complete season 3 ready for instant streaming starting on the 19th.

If there has been a recent trend on Stan, then it's been its steadily growing movie library. It seems that the content boffins at Stan have been hard at work to find out what our favourite movies are and have been finding ways to add them to their library. There are so many additions, but here are some of my personal picks for the month.

Sharing a similar theme, but with vastly different real life outcomes, Zero Dark Thirty and Black Hawk Down are a must watch if you're a fan of military drama, although the two movies themselves couldn't be more different (if you're after big explosions and firefights, then Zero Dark Thirty isn't what you're after - it's more Homeland than Call of Duty).

While it's a shame Stan couldn't get hold of the new TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale (it will stream exclusively, and for free, on SBS On Demand), you can catch the 1990 Robert Duvall and Natasha Richardson (R.I.P) movie adaptation on Stan in July. While it's critically not as well received as the current TV series, it's still a haunting film that offers a few disturbing reflections of what might happen in the very near future.

If you're after more glimpses of Dystopian nightmare, you can't get one more nightmarish than 'The Road'. Based on the best selling novel of the same name, this film is best watched when you're not feeling particular down, as anecdotal evidence suggests this one is the movie equivalent of an anti-Prozac pill.

So if you still plan on watching The Road, it's best to follow it up with something a bit more light-hearted (almost everything is though, in comparison). Any one of the Ocean's Trilogy, Magic Mike (a great drama, despite what the trailers looks like), The Whole Nine Yards and Dark Shadows should do the trick.

If you plan on going the other way, then The Butterfly Effect and The Last of the Mohicans offers disturbing and melancholy in equal measure (and what about the fantastic score of the latter - wow!).

Here's a complete list of what's coming in July.

Weekly New Episodes:
Mondays - Twin Peaks, Power S4, I'm Dying Up Here S1
Tuesdays - Preacher S2
Thursday - Younger S4
Saturdays - Ben 10 (2016): S2
Weekdays - Powerpuff Girls (2016): S2 (finale July 11)

July 1
Ready Steady Wiggle! Season 2
Johnny Bravo: Season 1
Johnny Bravo Valentine's Day Special - It's Valentine's Day Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo X'mas Special
Virgin Mountain

2 July
Where The Wild Things Are
Life in a Fishbowl

3 July
Catfish - The TV Show: Season 1
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls
Polly Pocket 3: Pollyworld
Amateur Teens

4 July
Strawberry Shortcake: Sky's the Limit
The Lucky One

5 July
Fairytale: A True Story
The Woman In Black

6 July
The Legend of Johnny Lingo

7 July
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
Becoming Jane
Bad Guy

8 July
The Animal

9 July
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Adventures of the American Rabbit

10 July
The Powerpuff Girls (2016): Season 2, Episode 10
The Dust Factory

11 July
Geordie Shore: Season 11
Good Boy!
The Ardennes

12 July
Young Guns II
The Butterfly Effect
The First, The Last

13 July
Younger: Season 4, Episode 3
Wrong Turn
The Road

14 July
Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Twelve
Ocean's Thirteen
A Decent Man

15 July
Last of the Mohicans

16 July
The One

17 July
Zero Dark Thirty

18 July
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 5
The Whole Nine Yards
I Am Curious (Blue)
I Am Curious (Yellow)

19 July
Broad City: Season 3
Party Monster
Miss Potter
Asylum (2007)

20 July
Once Were Warriors
Blue State

21 July
Dark Shadows
Only God Forgives

22 July
Black Hawk Down

23 July
Exorcist: The Beginning
Getaway of Love

24 July
Alpha Dog
Playing Mona Lisa

25 July
The Next Three Days
The Girlfriend Experience

26 July
Man Of The Year
Get the Gringo
Behind Enemy Lines (1997)

27 July
The Good Shepherd
Crime and Punishment (2002)

28 July
Magic Mike

29 July
Major League

30 July
America's Sweethearts

31 July
Intimate Parts

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