Adult Animated Comedy ‘Ten Year Old Tom’ Streaming Sept. 30 on HBO Max

The Max Original adult animated comedy series “Ten Year Old Tom” will debut Sept. 30 on HBO Max.

The series is created and written by Steve Dildarian (“The Life & Times of Tim”), who will executive produce with TV animation veteran Nick Weidenfeld (“The Boondocks,” “Rick & Morty”). Dildarian plays the lead character Tom alongside a cast that includes Byron Bowers, Todd Glass, Gillian Jacobs, Edi Patterson and John Malkovich with guest appearances by David Duchovny, Jennifer Coolidge, Natasha Lyonne, Mark Proksch, Tim Robinson, George Wallace and more.

“Steve Dildarian is a tremendous talent and a wonderful collaborator,” said Billy Wee, SVP, comedy and animation, HBO Max, in a statement. “We can’t wait for comedy fans everywhere to experience the absurd brilliance of ‘Ten Year Old Tom.'”

“I wanted to write a show about a kid who’s trying to make sense of the world around him, but to do it in a way that doesn’t pull punches,”  said Dildarian in a statement. “HBO Max is the perfect home for a show like that, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.”

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“Ten Year Old Tom” follows the misadventures of an average kid as he contends with questionable guidance from the well-meaning grownups around him. Being a kid is hard enough for Tom, but when bad influences seem to lurk around every corner — from litigious parents and drug dealing bus drivers to school administrators who want to sleep with his mom — it’s downright impossible. While the adults in Tom’s life certainly mean well, they just can’t manage to lead by example.

Comedy ‘Breaking Them Up’ Coming to Theaters and On Demand Oct. 15 From Mill Creek

Mill Creek Entertainment will release the comedy Breaking Them Up in theaters and on demand Oct. 14.

In the film, 15-year-old Damien is perhaps a little too precocious for his own good. Along with his quick-witted best friend Erin, he runs a side hustle as an unofficial behind-the-scenes matchmaker at school. Students fork over the cash, and the matchmaking team — through various hijinks — manufactures their own special brand of serendipity. All is well until Damien focuses that industrious energy on his own bickering parents.

Damien’s parents constantly argue, and any semblance of love seems to have evaporated between them. From his perspective, they’re wrong for each other. He should know — he’s an expert. And like any bright kid, Damien takes it up on himself to fix the problem. It’s simple: Destroy their marriage and find more suitable mates.

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The film stars Jakob Wedel (“NCIS: Los Angeles, “Criminal Minds”), Tess Aubert (“Atypical,” “Mr. Mayor”), Stephen Schneider (“Broad City,” “Lucifer”) and Kelen Coleman (“Superstore,” “Big Little Lies”).

The film was an Official Selection at the 2020 Newport Beach Film Festival, the 2020 deadCENTER Film Festival and the 2020 Method Festival (where it took home the Stella Artois Maverick Award and the Variety Audience Award).

The soundtrack features tracks by The Hunts, Vic Sage, Racoon Racoon and DayFox.

Season One of ‘Emily in Paris’ Due on DVD Nov. 9 From Paramount

Season one of “Emily in Paris” will come out on DVD Nov. 9 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Lily Collins stars as the title character, Chicago marketing executive Emily Cooper, in this comedy from Darren Star, the creator of “Sex and the City” and “Younger.” In the series, after suddenly landing a dream job in Paris, Emily embraces her adventurous new life as she juggles work, friendships and romance while navigating a whole new culture.

The DVD includes all 10 episodes from the inaugural season, and more than 30 minutes of deleted scenes and exclusive featurettes that delve into the casting process, the show’s fashion, and what it’s like to film in Paris.

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Season one received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy. The show was Netflix’s most watched program for 38 consecutive days and attracted nearly 60 million viewers worldwide to make it the most popular comedy series of 2020.

‘Return of Swamp Thing,’ ‘Black Magic Live: Stripped’ and ‘Higher Ed’ Due on DVD From MVD and Lightyear in September

The 1989 Heather Locklear sci-fi fantasy The Return of Swamp Thing, the 2021 documentary Black Magic Live: Stripped and the 2001 comedy Higher Ed are coming to DVD in September from MVD Entertainment and Lightyear Entertainment.

Due Sept. 7 is The Return of Swamp Thing, in which everyone’s favorite muck-encrusted plant-man falls in love with Dr. Arcane’s sexy daughter and must rescue her from her father’s nefarious and murderous plans. Locklear (“Melrose Place,” Uptown Girls) stars as the vegetarian plant-lover in this superhero comic book adaptation. The film also stars Louis Jordan (Swamp Thing, Octopussy), Sarah Douglas (Superman II, Conan the Destroyer) and Dick Durock (Raw Deal, Stand By Me) and features elaborate mutant creatures designed by the legendary Carl Fullerton. Special features include audio commentary from director Jim Wynorski, composer Chuck Cirino and editor Leslie Rosenthal; an interview with Wynorski; an interview with Rosenthal; an interview with Cirino; an interview with Lightyear Entertainment executive Arnie Holland; the original theatrical trailer; six promotional TV clips; two TV spots; two Greenpeace PSAs; 1989 promo reel; and a photo gallery.

Also coming Sept. 7 is Higher Ed. In the comedy, at the ripe age of 19, Ed Green (Pras) is a dismal failure. He has resigned himself to smoking and selling marijuana for the psychotic local drug dealer Sadico, until Sadico’s sister pins her pregnancy on Ed and Sadico vows to kill Ed. Hearing of this, Ed decides to skip town, unsure of where to go and hide. As a last act of desperation, Ed decides to enroll at a local university and hide out by taking classes and living on campus. Unfortunately, Ed is assigned dorm room 420, with roommate “Bud” Carter (Aries Spears). Bud quickly becomes a negative influence on Ed, who falls back into his old ways. But the Mexican Gang has picked up on Ed’s trail, sending goons to register as students on the same campus to find Ed. Ed is meanwhile developing a romantic relationship with fellow student Lisa (Leila Arcieri) but must lure her away from her big man on campus boyfriend Craig (Hill Harper). The plot thickens when police detectives set up a sting operation to address the growing problem of drugs on campus. Bonus features include a director’s commentary.

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Black Magic Live: Stripped, due Sept. 21, is a trip behind the scenes of Las Vegas’ only Black male revue show and the often-complicated lives of its male strippers. Through the eyes of its owners, Eurika Pratts and Jean Claude LaMarre, viewers are taken on a fantastical journey through the male revue show, exploring the challenges that the Black Magic Live show and its core group of dancers have experienced during their four years on the Las Vegas Strip. While trying to establish their presence in sin city, the all-black show and its dancers and staff are met with racial prejudice, fierce competition and a series of emotional pitfalls as they struggle in the city. Viewers meet Allen “LoverBoy” Hayward, 46 years old, the most senior dancer in Black Magic Live, the “OG” who struggles with the reality that his time may be coming to an end, as he has aged out of the dance scene and must make room for the younger guys who will soon replace him. Viewers also meet Jetorious “KIng” Morris, 26 years old, a former NFL prospect, who saw his dream vanish after experiencing a career-ending injury and discovering stripping as a fallback career. There is also Jimmy “Lockz” Sigmond, a Vegas transplant from neighboring Los Angeles, who has served seven years in prison before becoming a dancer. Bonus features include a director’s commentary.

‘Sex and the City’ Series and Movies Due in Blu-ray Boxed Set Nov. 2

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release all six seasons of the HBO comedy series “Sex and the City” plus both feature films based on the show as a Blu-ray Disc collection for the first time on Nov. 2.

“Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection” features 96 episodes of the series plus Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 in one boxed set. It arrives in time for the next chapter “And Just Like That …,” which debuts on HBO Max later this year.

Winner of seven Emmy Awards, and the first cable show to win Outstanding Comedy Series, “Sex and the City” celebrates the bond of female friendship. It stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, a New York-based writer who explores and experiences the unique world of Manhattan’s dating scene, chronicling the mating habits of single New Yorkers. The series also stars cast regulars Kim Cattrall as PR executive Samantha Jones, who’s seen — and done — it all; Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, still trying to hold on to the idea of happily ever after; and Cynthia Nixon as corporate lawyer and mother Miranda Hobbes, a pragmatist trying to balance the idea of love with the realities of life.

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The release includes more than three hours of previously released special features, including “Inside Sex and the City,” “Meet the Cast of Sex and the City,” “The Writers of Sex and the City,” “The Fashion of Sex and the City Sex and the City: Real New Yorkers,” and many more.

Sex and the City: The Complete Series, Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 are also available to own on digital via purchase from digital retailers, and to stream on HBO Max.

Starz Greenlights Second Season of Comedy Series ‘Run the World’

Starz, the Lionsgate-owned multiplatform content distribution platform, Aug. 27 announced it has greenlighted a second season of original comedy series “Run the World.” Rachelle Williams (“Love Life,” “Mixed-ish,” “Survivor’s Remorse”) joins season two as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Yvette Lee Bowser (“Living Single,” “black-ish,” Lionsgate’s “Dear White People”) and series creator Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, “Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic”).

“Run the World” follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant thirty-something black women — fiercely loyal best friends — who live, work and play in Harlem. As they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going, the series is unapologetic about friendship not only surviving but thriving together.

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“‘Run the World’ has been so passionately embraced by our audience and we are thrilled to bring fans another season,’ Alison Hoffman, president of domestic networks for Starz, said in a statement. “Our incredibly talented cast and executive producers Yvette and Leigh are set to return, and we’re excited to welcome Rachelle back into the Starz family leading as showrunner and executive producer.”

“Run the World” is produced by Lionsgate Television. SVP of original programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Starz. SVP of television Jocelyn Sabo and director of television Maggie Leung oversee the series on behalf of Lionsgate.

Starz continues to market original programming toward underrepresented audiences, including black women. The company topped 29 million global streaming subscribers in its most-recent fiscal period. Starz has about 12.8 million pay-TV subs.

Goldie Hawn Comedy ‘Overboard’ and Spanish Horror Films ‘Cannibal Man’ and ‘No One Heard the Scream’ Due on Disc From MVD Aug. 24

The Eloy de la Iglesia horror films The Cannibal Man and No One Heard the Scream, as well as the 1987 classic Goldie Hawn comedy Overboard, are due on disc Aug. 24 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Overboard will be available on DVD and Blu-ray. The romantic comedy stars Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in a riches-to-rags love story about a snobby yacht-owning socialite (Hawn) whose accidental amnesia presents the perfect opportunity for a widowed local carpenter (Russell) to convince her she’s his wife and mother to his four out-of-control kids. Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond and Roddy McDowall co-star in the classic from director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries) and screenwriter Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire), now scanned in 2K for the first time. Extras include an interview with Dixon and the original theatrical trailer.

From subversive Spanish writer/director Eloy de la Iglesia comes the notorious shocker of the ’70s The Cannibal Man on DVD and Blu-ray. In the film, when a slaughterhouse worker accidentally kills a man during a fight, it triggers a desperate descent into madness and mass murder. Also known as The Apartment on the 13th Floor and Week of the Killer, the film is presented in both the International and extended Spanish version newly scanned from the original negatives for the first time. Extras include “Cinema at the Margins,” with Stephen Thrower and Dr. Shelagh Rowan-Legg on Eloy de la Iglesia; “The Sleazy and the Strange,” an interview with Carlos Aguilar; deleted scenes; and the original theatrical trailer.

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One year after his international breakthrough with The Cannibal Man, Basque filmmaker de la Iglesia co-wrote and directed the twisted thriller No One Heard the Scream, due on DVD and Blu-ray, his last under Spain’s repressive Franco regime. In the film, when a woman spies her neighbor disposing of his wife’s corpse, she crosses the line from witness to accomplice to something far more depraved. The release features an HD scan from the original negative.

The “Eloy De La Iglesia’s Quinqui Collection” will also be available on Blu-ray. Short for quincallero (delinquent) and pronounced “kinky,” it was a brutal sub-genre of juvenile gang dramas produced in ’70s and ’80s Spain. For Basque writer/director de la Iglesia, these three Cine Quinqui classics would become the most successful, controversial and tragically defining films of his entire career. José Luis Manzano — the charismatic street kid discovered by de la Iglesia — stars in this graphic neorealist trilogy that depicts the crime, violence and drug abuse that ravaged the post-Franco nation, and led to the filmmaker and actor’s real-life addictions to heroin — and each other — that would ultimately destroy them both. Navajeros, El Pico and El Pico 2 are scanned in HD from the original negatives with all-new special features created especially for the collection.

Redbox Inks Free Streaming Deal With Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Brand

Redbox and Laugh Out Loud (LOL), the global multi-platform comedy brand founded by Kevin Hart, have announced a content deal to bring more than 100 hours of stand-up specials and television shows to Redbox’s free AVOD streaming service.

The titles will be available through the Redbox streaming app via the LOL! Network, which is available on a wide range of devices, including Roku, Vizio, Samsung, LG, Xbox, iOS and Android.

The lineup includes comedy series, stand-up specials and television shows from LOL, including “All-Star Comedy Jam: I’m Still Laughing,” “All-Star Comedy Jam: Orlando,” “Gary Own: True Story,” “Kevin Hart: What Now? All Access,” “DeRay Davis: Power Play” and “Shaq and Cedric the Entertainer Present All-Star Comedy Jam.”

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Kevin Hart’s LOL! Network free streaming channel is also available to watch 24 hours a day via the Redbox app.

“Laugh Out Loud has an amazing collection of comedy specials and movies that will entertain our viewers for hours and hours on end,” Chris Yates, GM of Redbox On Demand, said in a statement. “Kevin has created a media powerhouse and we’re excited to add Laugh Out Loud’s amazing and hilarious content to Redbox On Demand.”

“Our goal at Laugh Out Loud has always been to be where the audience is. We are comedy in color wherever, and whenever, our audience wants or needs a laugh,” Laugh Out Loud CEO Jeff Clanagan said in a statement. “Redbox has been a dominant force in home entertainment for years, and we’re excited to partner with Redbox to bring our catalog of original series, stand up specials, and movies to millions of households throughout the country.”

Dramedy ‘Kingsway’ Available on Demand From Level 33

The comedic drama Kingsway is available on demand from Level 33 Entertainment.

In the film, Jess, a single car mechanic who lives with her mother, Marion, suspects her sister-in-law Lori is having an affair. Her fragile brother Matt has no idea. Lori, an amateur singer, acts innocent but when Jess and Marion confront her, Lori confesses she’s pregnant with Matt’s best friend’s kid and all hell breaks loose.

Written and directed by Bruce Sweeney (Last Wedding, Excited), the film stars Camille Sullivan, Gabrielle Rose, Colleen Rennison, Agam Darshi, Kevin McNulty, Jillian Fargey, Jeff Gladstone, Paul Skrudland and Jennifer McLean.

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“I wanted to make a film about love and suicide — yet make it accessible, not some heavy thing,” Sweeney said in a statement. “I chose the romantic comedy/romantic drama genre for this reason. For me, theme’s a big deal, and the theme of Kingsway is about the nature and fragility of familial and intimate relationships.”

Comedy ‘Big House’ Due on Digital and On Demand Aug. 17 From Gravitas Ventures

The comedy Big House will arrive on digital and on demand Aug. 17 from Gravitas Ventures.

The film follows Claire and Ali, for whom monogamy doesn’t run strong in paternal bloodline. They find healthy ways of dealing with the desire for more than one partner. Ali and her boyfriend Art invite Jas, a woman they met on an open relationships app, to join them for a threesome. But they also find not-so-healthy ways. Claire is cheating on her fiancé Zach with her coworker. When all six of these people find themselves stuck in the same house for what was supposed to be a beach weekend, the result is a dramatic farce.

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Directed and written by Jack Lawrence Mayer, the film stars Ellie Reed, Paige Collins, Michael Molina, Albert Huber, Evan O’Brien, Zoe Schwartz and Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman.