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Stan: What's New in August 2018

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Krystle Shrimpton Wed, 01/08/2018 - 16:18

August and its icy winds have settled in, but no matter, you’ll have Stan at hand to keep you company. Wrapping up some of our favourites, Claws, Preacher, UnReal, The Cartoon President and Condor season will be finishing up, but you’ll have Stan exclusive Better Call Saul S4, and Get Shorty S2 to fill the gaps in your calendar.

Let’s look at some of the standouts this month.

Pencil in Tuesday August 7 for the return of 'Better Call Saul', season 4 (direct from the USA - trailer), as Jimmy McGill faces a cross roads in the wake of his friend’s death. Tiptoeing around the edges before wading right in, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world, possibly jeopardising his relationship with Kim.

In 'Get Shorty' S2 (trailer), big dreams in Hollywood requires lots of moolah, and lots of creative ways of procuring it. Career criminals Rick Moreweather and Miles Daly dabble in more shady jobs, blurring the lines between movie producer and mobster. In this excellent follow up to the classic Elmore Leonard movie – Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano knock it out of the park. Double episode premiere on Aug 13, and returning weekly on Mondays.

There's also the newcomer 'America To Me' (trailer). A mini series set in Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School, Steve James examines issues surrounding race, education and its effects on their multicultural student community. James has unfettered access to its students, teachers and administrative staff, hoping to peel back the layers and look into why academic achievements from the African American students are not on par with students of white backgrounds, despite having the same access to programs, staff and progressive curriculum.

Let's take a look at the new movie offerings on Stan for August.

'Wonder' (trailer) - Based on bestselling novel, Wonder tells the story of August Pullman. Born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, an extremely rare craniofacial disorder, five year old Auggie summons all his courage to attend public school. Heartwarming and wonderful reminder to look past appearances to see the treasure within. Introducing newcomer Jacob Tremblay, with nervous but supportive parents Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

'The Wedding Guest' (also known as 'Barefoot' - trailer) Young Daisy has been indoors and in isolation her entire life – and then comes upon man-about-town Jay, who is currently on the run, and conveniently picks her up and presents her as a plus one to a family wedding. Light and refreshing, sweet and easy to enjoy, kinda like bubbles. Starring Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman.

I feel like anything with Alicia Vikander will be great, and compelling. Accompanied by Christolph Walz who perfectly balances out her demure feminine wife with his brash, egotistical manner. Married off to secure her future, Sophia catches the eye of a young man who is commissioned to capture their likeness. 'Tulip Fever' (trailer) is a familiar tale of forbidden love, between a young painter and his muse, set in 17th Century Holland at the peak of the Tulip madness.

If you’re in the mood for a thrill though, pick 'You’re Next' (trailer), Adam Wingard’s playful and terrfying visit with a family reunited for the weekend in an isolated cabin.

See you next month!

Here's a list of everything that's coming to Stan in August.

Continuing Series:
Sundays: Power S5
Mondays: Get Shorty S2, Claws (Aug 13 finale), Preacher S3, (Aug 27 finale), The Cartoon President (Aug 27 Finale), Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who is America (Aug 27 finale)
Tuesdays: Better Call Saul (from Aug 7)
Wednesday Younger (Aug 28 Finale)
Thursday : Condor (Aug 16 Finale)

Mondays: Billions S3, I'm Dying Up here, Claws S2, Peracher S3,
Wednesday: Younger S5
Thursday: Condor
Friday: RuPaul, Imposters S2,
Saturday: Just another Immigrant
Sunday: Wrong man, Vida, SweetBitter,

Available August 1
Younger: Season 5, Episode 8
Happy Valley: Season 2
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Season 1

August 2
Condor: Season 1, Episode 8
Fireworks Wednesday

August 3
Love and Bananas
Tiny Furniture

August 4

August 5
Power: Season 5, Episode 6
Land of Mine

August 6
Preacher: Season 3, Episode 7
Claws: Season 2, Episode 9
Our Cartoon President: Season 1, Episode 14
Who Is America?: Season 1, Episode 4
Cosimo and Nicole

August 7
Brad's Status
Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 1 - Premiere

August 8
Younger: Season 5, Episode 9
The Fencer

August 9
Condor: Season 1, Episode 9
Happy End

August 10
The Marvelous Misadventure of Flapjack: Season 1
Dark Places
Edge of Tomorrow
A Most Wanted Man

August 11
Witching And Bitching

August 12
Power: Season 5, Episode 7

August 13
Preacher: Season 3, Episode 8
Claws: Season 2, Episode 10 - Final
Our Cartoon President: Season 1, Episode 15
Get Shorty: Season 2, Episode 1 & 2 - Premiere
Who Is America?: Season 1, Episode 5
The Bar

August 14
Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 2
The Wedding Guest
Yoga Hosers

August 15
Younger: Season 5, Episode 10
The White Knights

August 16
Condor: Season 1, Episode 10 - Final
The Big Easy

August 17
Looped: Season 1
Suite Francaise

August 18
Dredd 3D

August 19
In The House

August 20
Preacher: Season 3, Episode 9
Our Cartoon President: Season 1, Episode 16
Get Shorty: Season 2, Episode 3
Who Is America?: Season 1, Episode 6
The Piano Teacher

August 21
Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 3

August 22
Younger: Season 5, Episode 11
You're Next

August 23
60 Days In: Season 1
Macadam Stories
8 Women

August 24
The Powerpuff Girls: Season 3, Episodes 6 & 7
The Railway Man

August 25
24 Hour Party People

August 26
Power: Season 5, Episode 8

August 27
Preacher: Season 3, Episode 10 - Finale
Our Cartoon President: Season 1, Episode 17 - Finale
Get Shorty: Season 2, Episode 4
Who Is America?: Season 1, Episode 7 - Finale
America To Me: Season 1, Episode 1 - Premiere
The Swell Season

August 28
Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 4
Tulip Fever

August 29
Younger: Season 5, Episode 12 - Final

August 30

August 31
The Royals: Season 1 - 4
The Powerpuff Girls: Season 3, Episodes 8 & 9
Spring Breakers


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