Sci-Fi Rom-Com ‘Molli and Max in the Future’ Headed to Theaters Feb. 9 From Level 33

Level 33 Entertainment will release the sci-fi fantasy rom-com Molli and Max in the Future in theaters on Feb. 9.

A sci-fi rom-com about a man and woman whose orbits repeatedly collide over the course of 12 years, four planets, three dimensions and one space cult, Molli and Max in the Future takes the character-driven romance of When Harry Met Sally and combines it with an eclectic sci-fi universe like “Futurama.” Classic practical effects combined with cutting edge technology create Molli and Max’s unique universe.

Directed by Michael Lukk Litwak, the film stars Zosia Mamet, Aristotle Athari, Erin Darke, Okieriete Onaodowan, Arturo Castro, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Aparna Nacherla, Grace Kuhlenschmidt, Matteo Lane, Michael Chernus and Danny Burstein.

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Molli and Max in the Future premiered at SXSW 2023 and won the Jury Award Best Film at the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival; the Lost Weekend Award Best Story at the Film Club’s The Lost Weekend; the Prix D’or Best of Fest at the Lower East Side Film Festival; and the Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature at the Oak Cliff Film Festival. It was nominated at SXSW for the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award and for the American Independent Award Best Feature Film at the Denver International Film Festival.

‘Ticket to Paradise’ Available for Non-Premium Digital Purchase and Streaming Dec. 9, on Disc Dec. 13

The rom-com Ticket to Paradise will be available for regular (not premium) digital purchase Dec. 9, and on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 13 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film will also be available to stream on Peacock Dec. 9.

Ticket to Paradise stars Academy Award winners Julia Roberts and George Clooney as exes who find themselves on a shared mission: to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made.

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Special features on DVD, Blu-ray and digital include:

  • “Return of the Dynamic Duo,” a  featurette celebrating the big screen return of Roberts and Clooney;
  • “Destination Wedding,” about the details of the wedding in the film;
  • “Production in Paradise,” about everything from Balinese marriage customs to filming in the Whitsundays; and
  • “Keep a Straight Face,” featuring real life pals Kaitlyn Dever and Billie Lourd as they try not to distract each other while filming.

Gay Rom-Com ‘Bros’ Headed to Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 22

The gay rom-com Bros will be available to own on digital, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 22 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
 
Four-time Emmy nominee Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street”) stars in the feature from filmmakers Nick Stroller (“Neighbors” franchise, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Trainwreck). The comedy follows two gay men and explores how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with.

Bonus features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, and behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast and crew.

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Netflix to Bow Interactive Rom-Com ‘Choose Love’

Netflix will stream its first interactive romantic comedy, Choose Love.

Directed by Stuart McDonald  (A Perfect Pairing, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), the film stars Laura Marano (The Royal Treatment, The Perfect Date), Avan Jogia (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Zombieland: Double Tap), Scott Michael Foster (“You,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Jordi Webber (Head High, “Power Rangers Ninja Steel”).

In the film, Cami Conway (Marano) has it all. She’s got the job she wants as a recording engineer and is headed towards engagement, marriage and kids with her boyfriend Paul (Foster). And yet, she feels something is missing. Is it just FOMO and the fear of commitment that goes with it? Or is she actually missing out on an even better career, perhaps the long abandoned singing career she once dreamed of? And is Paul the love of her life? What if it’s Rex Galier (Jogia), the sexy British rock star, who walks into her studio and becomes irrepressibly smitten? Or could it be Jack Menna (Webber), her first love, “the one that got away,” the idealistic world traveler, who returns home and is ready to rekindle their youthful passion? Cami faces a kaleidoscope of tempting but tough choices. What she chooses depends on the viewer.

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Choose Love is the first rom-com to receive the interactive treatment at Netflix. Through the film’s many choice paths, the viewer decides what journey the main characters take over the course of this love story based on a variety of decisions made on their behalf. This leads to many potential storylines — even multiple endings — for every viewer to explore and create their own unique experience with these characters based on their decisions.

Choose Love joins Netflix’s interactive lineup, which also includes the upcoming series “Trivia Quest” and past titles such as Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, ​​”Cat Burglar,” “Headspace: Unwind Your Mind” and Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops Vudu List of Most-Watched Rom-Coms for Valentine’s Day

Over the past two years, “Crazy Rich Asians,” starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu, was the most-watched romantic comedy across the entire United States for Valentine’s Day, according to Vudu’s streaming data.

Vudu is a TVOD service owned by Fandango.

Vudu put together a playlist of more than 20 of its most-watched rom-coms in the Valentine’s Day window. Coming in second place was the 2009 workplace comedy “The Proposal,” starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Henry Golding is the romantic lead again in Vudu’s third-ranking rom-com, 2019’s “Last Christmas,” this time co-starring with Emilia Clarke.

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Vudu’s Top 20 Most-Watched Rom-Coms (during the Valentine’s Day window 2019-2020) were:

1.    Crazy Rich Asians
2.    The Proposal
3.    Last Christmas
4.    Sweet Home Alabama
5.    The Princess Bride
6.    Pretty Woman
7.    Yesterday
8.    The Wedding Singer
9.    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
10. Crazy, Stupid, Love
11. 10 Things I Hate About You
12. Valentine’s Day
13. Sleepless in Seattle
14. When Harry Met Sally
15. The Best Man Holiday
16. She’s All That
17. Love, Simon
18. The Best Man
19. Long Shot
20. You’ve Got Mail