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A new, utterly confusing teaser for the Twin Peaks limited event series has emerged

May 13, 2017

David Lynch is back at it again, doing his darnedest to completely befuddle us, this time in the form of a minute long teaser for the Twin Peaks revival debuting soon on Stan. I don’t know wh…Just see for yourself. As you can surmise, Lynch hasn’t changed a bit. Directed entirely by the eccentric filmmaker, […]

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Breaking Bad’s Los Pollos Hermanos is popping up in Sydney next week, and so is Gus Fring

April 3, 2017

Gone but definitely not forgotten, AMC’s now iconic Breaking Bad series is still making waves through pop culture, largely in thanks to currently running spin-off Better Call Saul, the third season of which will be premiering in Australia in Stan come April 11th. Cause the celebrate? You’re god damn right. After popping up at SXSW […]

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Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul‘s Gus Fring is coming to Australia to open Los Pollos Hermanos

April 3, 2017

Straight from the set of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and from its pop-up at SXSW, the fictional fast food restaurant Los Pollos Hermanos is opening its doors in Sydney for two days only – and owner Gus Fring (played by Giancarlo Esposito) will be on hand to celebrate. The pop-up Los Pollos Hermanos […]

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Stan is highlighting Australian comedians over the next few weeks with “One Night Stan”

March 27, 2017

This year will see Australian SVOD service Stan bring out a sizable chunk of their original content, truly stepping up as their popularity increases across the country. A unique function of this is the commitment to Australian stories and artists, the latest of which is being realised in the recently debuted One Night Stan. The […]

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Qantas to start streaming Stan as part of their in-flight entertainment

March 23, 2017

Starting in just a few weeks, Qantas will be rolling out a new partnership with Stan which will see the Australian SVOD service incorporated into the airline’s in-flight entertainment. When the roll out is completed all domestic Qantas flights will have full access to Stan’s comprehensive library available for passengers travelling across the country. The […]

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Stan announces massive 2017 lineup, 4K video and offline viewing

February 7, 2017

Australian SVOD service Stan has been going from strength to strength since it first emerged as ferocious competition for similar services like Netflix and the recently defunct Presto. Of course 2017 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for the platform as the team behind it dive even deeper into on-demand and carve […]

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TV Review: Sherlock “The Final Problem” Season 4, Episode 3

January 18, 2017

In last week’s episode ‘The Lying Detective’ came the revelation that the Holmes boys have a sister, a shocking bombshell that had eluded us all. Mainly because Mycroft had purposefully kept her existence a secret from Sherlock (and us the viewers). In this week’s episode, those long buried secrets come to the surface, and Sherlock […]

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TV Review: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2, Episode 10 “Second Coming” (USA, 2016) is a worthy finale

December 21, 2016

We’ve fought colons together, laughed at psychotic hand puppets, fought corrupted cars and traveled back in time. This, ladies and gentleman is Ash vs The Evil Dead. And while that list of outrageous incidents may raise an eyebrow when presented out of context, it really is just another day at the office for Ash, Kelly, […]

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TV Review: Ash vs Evil Dead continues its stellar run with Season 2, Episode 9 “Home Again” (USA, 2016)

December 6, 2016

Holy fan service Batman! What an episode! After a weeks break the streak continues as the second season of Ash vs Evil Dead continues to churn out a host of stellar episodes. But none of them are quite as special as this one. The crew return but are unfortunately much more disheveled than when we […]

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Stan offers a sneak peek of Sherlock‘s highly-anticipated fourth season

December 1, 2016

Today Stan Australia launched an exclusive sneak peek of Sherlock‘s highly-anticipated fourth season, offering only 15-seconds of a scene creating hype for fans. With Stan being home to the popular BBC series, Sherlock‘s fourth season will be available for streaming on January 2, 2017. It will contain three feature-length episodes. Its episode premiere (“The Six […]

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Serenity Now! Every episode ever of Seinfeld leads a list of exclusives headed to Stan

November 9, 2016

Well someone had to do it. In an Australian first, Stan has scored the exclusive rights to stream one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld. Every episode, whenever you want. Beginning on November 11, Stan will add the seminal series to it’s growing catalogue and whats more, all 180 episodes will be […]

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Our first impressions of “Home”, Ash vs Evil Dead‘s much anticipated second season return

September 28, 2016

Well, it seems that evil doesn’t stay dormant for long. Season 2 of Ash vs Evil Dead is almost here and we got a look at the very first episode, and it’s just as good as anything the first season had to offer. Now that Ruby and Ash’s deal is in effect – allowing Ruby to rule the underworld […]

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Director Stuart Willis talks about his new sci-fi thriller Restoration (Now Streaming on Stan)

September 9, 2016

Yesterday, an ambitious new Australian film premiered on streaming service Stan. Helmed by Stuart Willis, Restoration is the latest in a long line of original Australian sci-fi features to find itself an audience. Think modern classics like Dark City and more recent releases like Predestination  – though they describe the film here as being inspired by Twilight Zone, […]

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Second season of Billions to premiere in February

August 17, 2016

The second season of Showtime drama Billions will arrive on television screens in February 2017. The critically-acclaimed series, which is currently shooting in the New York summer, will see the return of Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades and Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod. Rhoades is a US Attorney who continues to battle for ultimate power […]

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Blu-Ray Review: 11.22.63 – The Complete Series (USA, 2016)

August 8, 2016

From the moment Steven King’s novel 11/22/63 was announced, there were efforts to turn it into a film, even before it had been released. However, its length and detail made it a difficult adaptation. Enter J.J. Abrams and streaming platform Hulu a few years later, and the book found its way into a eight part […]

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Sherlock gives us a sneak peak of Season Four; will premiere exclusively in Australia on Stan

July 25, 2016

Fans of Sherlock have been waiting a while for the fourth series – though were given brief joy with the show’s “Christmas Special” that premiered at the start of the year in Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Well, 2017 will be when we finally get that fourth series, and earlier this morning at San Diego Comic-Con, […]

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Aussie Sci-Fi thriller Restoration to debut on Nine and Stan later this year

July 6, 2016

Sydney-based production company Midnight Snack Productions has closed a series of deals that will see its sci-fi thriller Restoration premiere on the Nine Network and SVOD service Stan later this year. Directed by Stuart Willis and independently produced by Midnight Snack’s Toby Gibson, Restoration is set in a near future world where humans have their memories downloaded for backup […]

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Stan adds two new exclusive shows to its already stellar catalogue

June 7, 2016

In addition to a number of exclusives, TV subscription service Stan has picked the Cameron Crowe created series Roadies and the US presidential campaign real-time documentary The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth. Roadies marks the first original series from Oscar winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) and features an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, […]

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Stan announces first feature film project: The Second

May 26, 2016

Online streaming service Stan this week announced its first feature-length project, The Second, to be funded by Screen Queensland. Billed as a psychological thriller, The Second will be given a cinema release before streaming exclusively on Stan (jointly owned by Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax media). Mumbrella reports that the film will follow “two female […]

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First Impressions of the new Wolf Creek TV series (Stan Original, 2016)

May 8, 2016

I absolutely loved Wolf Creek when it was released in 2005. I absolutely hated Wolf Creek 2 when it was released in 2014. Tonally, these movies were polar opposites, with indie-thriller used to sketch the first, and a ridiculous, excessive, and quite standard horror creeping into the latter – a disappointing change, despite it being […]

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Stan will open a Wolf Creek inspired pop up bar in Melbourne and Sydney next month

April 27, 2016

In the lead-up to Stan’s exclusive mini-series of Aussie horror Wolf Creek, the streaming service will be opening up two undoubtedly creepy immersive pop-up bars next month, the first in Melbourne across four days, and the second in Sydney across four days. The fully-immersive Wolf Creek Roadhouse Bar will be transposing the rugged outback setting […]

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Video-on-Demand is winning the battle for Australian audiences

April 25, 2016

Ever since Netflix officially made its way to Australian audiences last year, video-on-demand or “VOD” are terms being thrown around more than ever before. What started as a disruption to the traditional movie distribution model has morphed into one of the fastest growing niches in entertainment, with services like Presto, Stan, Quickflix and ABC’s own […]

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John Jarratt talks Wolf Creek miniseries and Observance at the Gold Coast Film Festival

April 13, 2016

On a tour through Queensland promoting his Stan Original series Wolf Creek and new film Observance, Australia’s own John Jarratt seems to be enjoying himself. He’s been on a roll for stellar performances throughout the past year and he had quite a bit to say about young Australian talent and the perpetuity of Mick Taylor […]

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Stan become first streaming service to be nominated for a Logie with No Activity

April 6, 2016

It was announced at the 58th TV Week Logie Award nominations that Australian streaming service Stan has secured three nominations for its original series No Activity.  This is the first time ever that an streaming or video-on-demand (VOD) service has been selected for Australia’s top television awards. No Activity was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy […]

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Stan releases trailer for original TV miniseries Wolf Creek

March 30, 2016

After two successful films, the Wolf Creek universe is being channeled into a six-episode miniseries event exclusive to on-demand service Stan as part of their Original Series lineup. Fans will be glad to know that John Jarratt is reprising his role as serial killer Mick Taylor, alongside rising international star Lucy Fry (who can also […]

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Teaser trailer released for Stan’s upcoming Wolf Creek TV series

March 9, 2016

The six-part series, based on the Wolf Creek films, received a new teaser trailer today, giving us a first look at the series’ female lead. The Stan Original Series sees Eve (Lucy Fry) set out on a quest for revenge against the franchise’s infamous serial killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) after her family is murdered. […]

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TV Review: 11.22.63 Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 (USA, 2016)

February 29, 2016

Stan have certainly beefed up their exclusive offerings this year, snagging not only the rights to stream content from Showtime but also currently going through Hulu original series 11.22.63, a period-drama that benefits heavily from having J.J Abrams serving as producer and Bridget Carpenter (of Friday Night Lights) as showrunner. The miniseries event throws James […]

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TV Review: Better Call Saul – Season 2 Episode 1 “Switch” (USA, 2016)

February 3, 2016

As we flow into the second season of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul we continue to see parallels between the descent of constantly overwhelmed lawyer James McGill (Bob Odenkirk) into master manipulator Saul Goodman, and the transition from Walter White to Heisenberg. At it’s core, Better Call Saul is stripping away yet another good(ish) […]

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Stan is now Australia’s official home of US Network Showtime

January 27, 2016

In a move that has the potential to shake up the Australian subscription streaming scene – Nine & Fairfax’s Stan has – according to The Hollywood Reporter – signed a deal with CBS to become Australia’s official home for US Network Showtime. Under the deal, Stan will have official and exclusive streaming rights to all […]

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TV Review: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1, Episode 10 “The Dark One” (USA, 2016)

January 7, 2016

When I look back on Season 1 of Ash vs Evil Dead, I realise how fantastic the writing has been; how each trivial little plot point has culminated here, in the season finale of this impressive new series. If you’ve followed my reviews over the course of these ten episodes, you may have labelled me bias […]

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