Is Stan Original Relic worth watching?

July 13, 2020

Prior to watching Natalie Erika James’ Relic, I’d read constant comparisons to Hereditary and The Babadook. The former has too strong a grasp on literal malevolence to align in any way with James’ debut feature, but The Babadook certainly shares a great deal with this Australian-made indie-horror, given both are rooted in German expressionism and […]

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Photo Gallery: True History of the Kelly Gang Preview Screening – Westpac OpenAir Cinema, Sydney (10.01.20)

January 11, 2020

Last night, Actress Essie Davis and Director Justin Kurzel attended the Sydney preview screening of the new Stan Australia original film True History of the Kelly Gang, walking the blue carpet along with members of the cast at the Westpac OpenAir cinema. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us these photos from the night. The film is […]

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Disney+ Set To Launch In Australia and New Zealand November 2019

August 20, 2019

The streaming video on demand (SVOD) market in Australia is already teeming with both paid and free services. But another heavy hitter has now laid down a challenge to the global behemoth of Netflix and looks set to shake things up. The House of Mouse is now officially bringing Disney+ to Australia from 19 November […]

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Stan just announced four new shows for its stacked content schedule

August 16, 2019

Australian streaming service Stan are continuing to strengthen their TV show line-up, huddling closer with long term partners Showtime to bring four new shows to the platform. Given Showtime is already a huge present in the TV section of Stan, this new content line-up should be very well received. Especially since it includes Ethan Hawke […]

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First Impressions: STAN’s Miracle Workers is a weirdly relatable existential workplace comedy

February 12, 2019

What do you get when you take a reluctant easily distracted God, a bunch of overworked angels and a bet that has the continued existence of Earth on the line? The new 7 episode mini-series on STAN called Miracle Workers, based on the novel “What In God’s Name” by series creator Simon Rich gives us […]

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This Aussie streaming favourite is getting a Christmas Special

December 4, 2018

Stan has released a teaser trailer to confirm that their original series No Activity will be returning for a Christmas Special. The festive seasons special, No Activity: The Night Before Christmas, will be reuniting the original award-winning creative team of Patrick Brammall (Glitch, Upper Middle Bogan, A Moody Christmas) and Trent O’Donnell (New Girl, Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, A Moody Christmas), who […]

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Jackie Weaver and Bryan Brown star in the new original series Bloom coming to Stan this summer

October 23, 2018

This Summer, Stan will introduce us to another new, and original series. From creator, writer and Executive Producer Glen Dolman, comes mystery drama series Bloom. The series takes place in an idyllic country town, one year after a devastating flood kills five of their local residents, where a mysterious new plant with the power to restore their […]

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First Impressions: Jim Carrey shines in Kidding (USA, 2018), but the show hides in darkness

September 6, 2018

Showtime’s new comedy-drama Kidding sees Jim Carrey return to our screens in a show that makes it very clear that life isn’t all glitter and rainbows. Carrey is one of those actors whose presence alone can fill up the whole screen, either as the most energetic leading man (The Mask) or the average, everyday man […]

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Jacki Weaver & Byran Brown lead all-star cast in Stan Original series Bloom

August 28, 2018

Two-time Oscar nominated actress Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) will lead an all-star cast in the upcoming Stan Original series Bloom. The six-part drama series from Playmaker will be distributed by Sony with principal funding from Screen Australia. The all-star cast will also include Bryan Brown (The Light Between Oceans, Red Dog True Blue), Phoebe Tonkin […]

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First Impressions: Sacha Baron Cohen gets boldly political on Who Is America?

July 15, 2018

Ultimate troll Sacha Baron Cohen is back in form for his new show Who Is America?, screening for Australians exclusively from today on Stan, and this time he’s splitting his time between four characters. You’ve got the right-wing blogger for a fictitious website dubbed “”; a cis-gendered liberal who is so open-minded he watches his […]

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Interview: Rachael Blake & Vince Colosimo digest The Second, Stan’s debut Australian feature film

July 12, 2018

This month, Stan and Screen Queensland celebrate the release of a milestone production – The Second. As the first feature film project developed for the streaming service, The Second is a shining example of not only an Australian film in its best, unfiltered form, but it’s also a cracking ride. A sexy psychological thriller featuring a selection of […]

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The seven best new films and series to stream this July

June 29, 2018

It’s almost July already, half a year passed and the coldest days of winter fast approaching. In a matter of weeks you’ll lose the will to venture out into the Antarctic winds and frosty nights, resigning to the comfort of a warm bed. But your confinement need not be spent watching re-runs of Friends or […]

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Streaming service Stan flies by the 1 million subscriber mark, creating multi-year deals in the process

June 7, 2018

Online streaming service Stan has officially passed the 1 million subscriber mark, only 3 years after launch. As this number continues to grow rapidly, Stan shows no signs of slowing down, announcing various multi-year deals with powerhouse studios such as Lionsgate and MGM, while reinforcing Stan as the home of American studio Starz. A recent […]

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5 things we learned from Romesh Ranganathan’s new series Just Another Immigrant on Stan

June 4, 2018

British comedian Romesh Ranganathan has entertained audiences as the Asian Provocateur with his travels to Sri Lanka and America. His latest series, Just Another Immigrant, will premiere exclusively on Stan and takes a leaf out of these previous books. It sees Ranganathan coming to America to crack the U.S. comedy scene with his quirky family members […]

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Stan Originals are coming to Qantas’ inflight entertainment

May 24, 2018

Australian streaming video on demand service Stan are about to roll out an extension of their already solid partnership with Qantas, giving passengers exclusive access to content and the ability to enjoy a range of Stan Originals from 1st June 2018. As they continue to strengthen their bank of original content which has so far […]

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Showtime renews Billions for a Fourth Season

May 2, 2018

Stan’s critically successful series Billions has been renewed for a fourth season by U.S. studio Showtime. Starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (Homeland), you can catch the current three seasons of Billions exclusively on Stan, with new episodes streaming every Monday, the same time as the […]

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TV Review: Mick Taylor is as chilling as ever in the second season of Wolf Creek

December 14, 2017

The Australian outback has provided the Wolf Creek universe with a terrifying, swallow-them-whole landscape across both film and TV for the past 12 years now. When director, producer and writer Greg McLean first unleashed his horror concept (and debut feature film) to the world back in 2005, word-of-mouth was swift and excitable, championing Australian horror […]

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Interview: Greg McLean & John Jarratt talk Wolf Creek Season Two, survival horror and the Aussie outback

December 11, 2017

This Friday Australian viewers will dive right back into the chilling world of Wolf Creek as Stan plans the second season to their successful miniseries adaptation of the horror franchise. Director Greg McLean is back on board, creating this six-part outback horror epic exclusively for Stan with John Jarratt reprising his role as self-righteous backpack-killer […]

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Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho joins HIMYM‘s Josh Radnor in trailer for new Stan series Rise

November 27, 2017

Stan has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming series Rise, set to premiere exclusively on the streaming service Stan on the 14th of March 2018. Rise centres around school teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli who takes over as head of the schools less than impressive theatre department. As a result, the lives of seven […]

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Streaming service Stan announces huge lineup of upcoming content

October 23, 2017

Australian streaming service Stan has recently announced a slew of both new and original content, of which will be coming to the streaming service in the coming months. UnREAL – Season 3 First up, the critically acclaimed series UnREAL will premiere its third season exclusively on Stan starting 27 February, 2018. Set in the world […]

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Stan to screen new Jim Carrey series Kidding in 2018

September 18, 2017

Stan has recently announced that Showtime’s Kidding, has been picked up for a first season order of 10 episodes. This comes as part of Stan’s exclusive content deal with Showtime, as Kidding joins shows such as Billions and I’m Dying Up Here and is set to premiere in 2018, exclusively on Stan. Carrey plays protagonist […]

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The first trailer for Stan’s Electric Dreams has landed; release date confirmed

September 6, 2017

Stan has released the first trailer for their original series, Philip K Dicks’ Electric Dreams, an ambitious anthology drama series based on the short stories written by award-winning sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick. Not dissimilar to the ever popular Black Mirror, the series will consist of ten epic, stand-alone episodes, each set in a different […]

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Interview: Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer open up on The Other Guy and onscreen diversity

August 16, 2017

The Other Guy is a new series that looks at life ten years after the ‘happily ever after’ we usually see portrayed in rom-coms. It examines the complexities and awkwardness of returning to the dating scene, of having to find new watering holes, avoiding the people who make you feel awful and generally just trying […]

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Five Reasons to watch Australia’s answer to Atlanta, the Stan series The Other Guy

August 15, 2017

Dating has become a complicated business – gone are the times when respectable men and women would try to court each other civilly. Nowadays, it’s all about Tinder, night clubs and one-night stands, with any hope of a meaningful relationship lost in a sea of lust and horniness. One programme looking to examine these modern […]

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Will Ferrell’s Production Company to take on US version of No Activity

August 7, 2017

Will Ferrell’s production company Gary Sanchez to make a US version of the hit Stan Original Series No Activity in association with CBS Television and Jungle team, the latter having made the original series. The eight part CBS series, will shoot in the final term of 2017 with Trent O’Donnell and Patrick Brammall of Jungle […]

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Iconic Australian film Romper Stomper to be adapted into a new TV series

August 1, 2017

Stan have announced that production will commence this week on its newest Original Series, Romper Stomper, a 6-part drama continuing the story first told in the ground-breaking and controversial feature film of the same name, released 25 years ago. Thrilling, bold and provocative, Romper Stomper will pick up on the prescient themes and story of […]

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See the first trailer for new Stan original comedy series The Other Guy

July 13, 2017

A brand new Stan original comedy series is set to hit the streaming next month, both starring and created by former Triple J Breakfast host and all round cool guy Matt Okine. The Other Guy follows successful radio host, AJ Amon, finds himself unexpectedly back in the dating pool for the first time in a […]

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Five things we learned from the iZombie panel at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017

July 6, 2017

Oz Comic Con Melbourne decided it would go full zombie this year bringing three guests out from the cult hit series iZombie – Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and Aly Michalka. The show follows the story of Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) who gets turned into a zombie, however in order to remain somewhat human she […]

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Production has begun on the second season of Wolf Creek

July 4, 2017

Australian streaming service Stan announced today that production has begun in South Australia on the second season of Wolf Creek, its award-winning, smash-hit, critically-acclaimed original drama series. Director Greg McLean and star John Jarratt will continue their iconic and successful collaboration with Jarratt reprising his iconic role as the outback apex predator Mick Taylor, who returns […]

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First Impressions: Preacher Season Two looks set to be twisted, hilarious and action packed

June 25, 2017

Last year, we named Preacher one of our favourite shows for 2016, the show, an adaptation of the Preacher comics written by Garth Ennis and the late Steve Dillon whilst the tv version has been adapted by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The show sees a small town preacher with a criminal past […]

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