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Stan: What's New For 26 July - 1 August 2022

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Sean Fang Mon, 01/08/2022 - 19:46

A holiday that turns very interesting, driving Mr Yūsuke, whoa, and an iconic stair scene. These are just some of the highlights from Stan this past week. Read on to find out more.


From Sam Esmail, The Resort will be instantly compared to 'The White Lotus', but having seen zero seconds of it, I'd hazard a guess that it isn't as good as the HBO masterpiece. Still, it's an interesting premise (a couple on holiday in Mexico finds an old mobile phone belonging to someone who went missing in 2007), and probably worth a watch.

The Melissa Caddick story is told in the latest instalment of the "Underbelly" series, Underbelly: Vanishing Act - it's fast work by the producers of the show, as this particular true crime story is still ongoing at the moment.

There is also the new French series Remember, plus new seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under and City On A Hill.

Movies, Documentaries:

Quite a few good movie picks this week, in no particular order. Oscar contender (and some say, much more worthy winner) Drive My Car from Japan has a premise that seems bland (a theater director is driven to and from the place where he rehearses), but the movie is anything but.

Darren Aronofsky's latest take on horror, Mother!, received mixed reviews when it was first released, but now that it's on Stan, it's a good chance to give the movie another go to see if viewing it at home, or for a second time, might change things.

Before we get to a few timeless classics, we have to talk about Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. It's definitely not the best Terminator movie (well, anything other than the first two probably can't even be described as "good"), but as a big Terminator fan, I found it more than watchable. Then again, I liked all of the Terminator movies, so maybe I'm not the best judge.

There is a Kevin Costner classic double in The Untouchables and The Bodyguard - if the former feels slightly off, that's because it's a Brian De Palma film, while you'd find it difficult to find someone who didn't like the latter.

The Matrix trilogy is also here, The Matrix, Reloaded, Revolutions. I didn't particularly like the fourth one, found it too confusing and lacking in plot, but I did enjoy the original trilogy. I remember "The Matrix" DVD being one of my first titles on the format, and it was a horrible one to test playback on because of its less than natural colour palette (everything is green!).

And finally, The Wolf of Wall Street in my opinion is one of Martin Scorsese's weaker efforts, but it's still a great movie, which says a lot about Martin Scorsese. It's the film that launched the career of our very own Margot Robbie, so it can't be that bad.

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 Stan: What's New For 26 July - 1 August 2022 (Content highlighted above shown in bold below):


P-Valley - Season 2, Episode 8
Becoming Elizabeth - Season 1, Episode 7
RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under - New Season (Season 2, Episode 1)
City On A Hill - New Season (Season 3, Episode 1)
The Resort - New Series (Season 1, Episode 1-3)
RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars - Season 7, Episode 12
RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Untucked - Season 7, Episode 12
Canada's Drag Race - Season 3, Episode 3
Drag Race France - Season 1, Episode 6
Remember - New French Series (Season 1)
Underbelly: Vanishing Act - New Series (Season 1)
Better Call Saul - Season 6, Episode 10

Movies, Documentaries:

My Life as a Rolling Stone - New Documentary Series
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
The Untouchables
Seven Pounds
Drive My Car
The Crazies
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Bodyguard
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Alex & Eve
Breath (2017)
30 Days Of Night


Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Arthur Christmas
LEGO DC Batman: Family Matters
Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow

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