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Stan: What's New in August 2017

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Krystle Shrimpton Fri, 28/07/2017 - 18:04

August brings along plenty of great content, continuing an impressive pace with Twin Peaks, Power, Preacher and Younger, streaming your favourite shows at lightning speed, same day as the US. You also need to get into 70's inspired I'm Dying Up Here (directed by Jim Carrey) and Dice S2 with Andrew Dice Clay as himself, in a semi autobiographical mini series.

Spotlight on Stan Original: The Other Guy (trailer) stars Australian local comedy talent Matt Okine as AJ Amon, a successful radio host who finds himself back in the unpredictable dating scene for the first time in a decade, following the break up with his unfaithful girlfriend. Created by Okine and supported by Valene Kane, Harriet Dyer, Marg Downey, and more. All episodes streaming August 17.

Swedish Dicks (trailer - saved you the embarrassment of typing that into Google) brings together an aging stuntman and an overly optimistic Swedish DJ who form a private investigator firm - Swedish Dicks. Keanu Reeves occasionally stops by - and together they solve some of the strangest and oddest LA cases. Led by Peter Stormare (also from John Wick), and introducing Johan Glans.

Director Denis Villeneuve has two excellent movies out this month - check out Sicario (trailer) led by Emily Blunt as FBI Agent Kate Macer, sent to the Mexican border on a top mission to flush out drug cartels. In an action packed, juicy role, it's fantastic to see Blunt away from her usual 'pretty' characters Also starring Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro.

In Arrival (trailer) Amy Adams is a university language specialist Louise Banks, leading an elite team to investigate a hovering mysterious spacecraft. Time is running out as they race to discover the intentions of their visitor, as other countries threaten warfare against their identical spacecrafts. Described as thought provoking and philosophical, set aside August 22 for this arrival.

There's some excellent additions in action section, and plenty of big names to keep you entertained. How about Jason Stratham's The Mechanic (trailer), Bruce Willis in Harts War (trailer), Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke in Training Day (trailer), Jake Gyllenhaal in South Paw (trailer), and Vin Diesel Classic XXX. trailer (trailer)

If you'd rather get out of your head and pick something more light hearted, sing along to Mamamia (trailer), or take some time to ponder the absurdity of Ryan Gosling and his girlfriend in Lars and the Real Girl (trailer). Or pick Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay (trailer), and keep He's Just Not That Into You for a night in with your best friend (trailer)

For something different, Stan has also included a selection of German director Werner Herzog's films, including Stroszek (1977), Heart of Glass (1976), The Enigma of Kasper Hauser (1974), and Fitzcarraldo (1982). Considered one of the greatest figures of New German Cinema, with 70 odd films to his name, take a look back to the past with his strong storytelling and masterful idealism.

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

Weekly New Episodes:
Monday: Power S4, I'm Dying up Here, Twin Peaks, Last Ship S4 (August 21)
Tuesday: Preacher S2
Thursday: Younger S4, Swedish Dicks S1 (from Aug 10), The Other Guy S1 (Aug 17)
Saturday: Ben 10 (2016) S1:
Sunday: Dice S2

Available August 1
He’s Just Not That Into You
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 7

August 2
A Dog’s Breakfast
The Grey

August 3
Hit and Run (2009)
Quit Staring at my Plate
Younger: Season 4, Episode 6

August 4
Aguirre Wrath Of God
Heart Of Glass
Huckleberry Finn
The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser
Tom Sawyer
What To Expect When You’re Expecting

August 5
Ben 10 (2016): Season 1, Episode 29
The Rules of Attraction

August 6
Dice: Season 2, Episode 1
Machete Kills
Power: Season 4, Episode 7

August 7
I’m Dying Up Here: Season 1, Episode 9
Lars and the Real Girl
Twin Peaks: Part 13

August 8
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 8
The Mechanic

August 9
All or Nothing
Birthday Girl
Black Sails: Season 1-2

August 10
Bigger Than the Sky
Swedish Dicks: Season 1, Episode 1 & 2
Younger: Season 4, Episode 7

August 11
Mamma Mia!

August 12
Ben 10 (2016): Season 1, Episode 30
Hart’s War

August 13
Power: Season 4, Episode 8
True Heart

August 14
I’m Dying Up Here: Season 1, Episode 10 — Final
Twin Peaks: Part 14
Undertow (2004)

August 15
My Sister’s Keeper
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 9

August 16
Igby Goes Down
Nicholas Nickleby
Regular Show: Season 8, Eps 12 — 19

August 17
Swedish Dicks: Season 1, Episode 3 & 4
The Other Guy: Season 1
Younger: Season 4, Episode 8

August 18
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantánamo Bay
Not Today Bianca
Sex Doll

August 19
Adventure Time: Season 8, Episode 23
Ben 10 (2016): Season 1, Episode 31
The Switch

August 20
Power: Season 4, Episode 9
Virginia’s Run

August 21
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
The Last Ship: Season 4, Episode 1 & 2
Twin Peaks: Part 15

August 22
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 10

August 23
Legend of the Lost
The Horse Soldiers

August 24
Crime and Punishment in Suburbia
Madhouse (1990)
Swedish Dicks: Season 1, Episode 5
Younger: Season 4, Episode 9

August 25
Beauty and the Beast: Season 3
Courage Mountain
Training Day

August 26
Ben 10 (2016): Season 1, Episode 32
Kart Racer

August 27
Power: Season 4, Episode 10 — Final
The War at Home (1996)

August 28
Born Romantic
Dice: Season 2, Episode 2
I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive
The Last Ship: Season 4, Episode 3
Twin Peaks: Part 16

August 29
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 11
The Age of Reason
What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

August 30
American Ultra
Be Kind, Rewind
Good Kill
The Cezanne Affair
The Mudge Boy

August 31
Swedish Dicks: Season 1, Episode 6
The Defiant Ones (1958)


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