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Stan: What's New For September 17 - 23, 2019

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Sean Fang Mon, 23/09/2019 - 12:37

Well, the school holidays have started and Stan has just made a big content dump (that sounds nasty!), with plenty of content for small kids and big kids (ie. adults) alike.


Not as much happening in TV land, at least not as much as compared to new movies that have joined Stan in the past week. If you're after some trashy TV (and I mean that in the most sincere way), then there are two new seasons of Ex On The Beach UK for you to binge through.

Movies, Documentaries:

So a lot of movies have just been added, as previously mentioned, and I will be mentioning a few here (and that's not to say that the ones I won't mention aren't good movies, but you have to stop at somewhere, right?).

For those not old enough to remember a time when superhero movies were really just barely keeping their heads out of the water when it comes to quality, Edward Norton starred as the titular character in 2008's The Incredible Hulk. This was infinitely better than the 2003 Ang Lee effort starring our very own Eric Bana, but it's still not a patch on the recent Mark Ruffalo efforts, despite the latter never having had his own standalone movie. Still, it's worth watching just to see how things have improved since not that long ago.

And it doesn't feel like it, but Mean Girls is 25 years old already, and it was very much a seminal film in that you mention the name and everyone knows what you're talking about. Time for a re-watch, perhaps.

Two Coen brothers films have also just been added. True Grit and No Country For Old Men are both masterpieces in their own right, assuming you don't mind the Coen way of storytelling (which isn't everyone's cup of tea, it has to be said). And Hailee Steinfeld's performance in 'True Grit' was surely a sign of things to come for the talented actor/musician.

So on to the content for the kids. Stan continues its deluge of Dreamworks animated hits with the likes of Megamind and How To Train Your Dragon joining this week (plus many others, you can check out full list below).

I also have to recommend Hugo, as it's not only a crowd-pleaser for the little ones, but it's also very satisfying for us adults and in particular, lovers of film.

And this is one from my own childhood. I must have been enticed by the cover when I got my parents to rent me Flight of the Navigator, and I have to admit, that film has stayed memorable for me after all these years, even if technically, it might not have been the best film ever made. It also has a surprisingly dark plot point if you think about it (missing child, effects on the family, etc...), but it's also full of true '80s goodness that you know it could never have been made in any other decade.

Release List:

You can view last week's list here.

Here's the complete list of the new additions to Stan for the week of September 17 - 23, 2019 (Content highlighted above shown in bold below):


Power - Season 6, Episode 5
Murder In The Bayou - Episode 2
Ex On The Beach UK - New Seasons (Season 2-3)
Preacher - Season 4, Episode 8

Movies, Documentaries:

The Incredible Hulk
Knight of Cups
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
The Adventures Of Tintin
A Beautiful Mind
Safe Haven
The Legend of Tarzan
Little Black Book
The Desert
Mean Girls
The Lady
At War
True Grit (2010)
No Country For Old Men
The Invasion


Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Flight of the Navigator
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
Polly Pocket
Free Birds
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Barbie In A Mermaid Tale
Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2
Over The Hedge
Shark Tale
Flushed Away
Rise Of The Guardians
The Cat In The Hat
How To Train Your Dragon
Monsters vs Aliens
Bee Movie

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