The comic Pete Holmes returns with a second HBO stand-up particular. And the darkish comedy “Life of Crime” arrives on Amazon Prime.
What’s on TV
PETE HOLMES: DIRTY CLEAN (2018) 10 p.m. on HBO. Fans ready for the return of the collection “Crashing” in January can watch Pete Holmes be his goofy self — versus a dramatized model of it — on this new stand-up particular. Here he riffs on parenting, pokes enjoyable at Elon Musk and shares his imaginative and prescient of the afterlife. In addition to starring in “Crashing,” which is loosely primarily based on Holmes’s life, the comedian attracts cartoons and hosts a podcast referred to as “You Made It Weird.” His first HBO stand-up particular, “FACES AND SOUNDS,” is obtainable to stream on the community’s digital platforms.
DANNEMORA PRISON BREAK 7 p.m. on Oxygen. This two-hour particular appears again at an escape from jail that captivated the United States when, in June 2015, two inmates at a correctional facility in Dannemora, N.Y., escaped with the assistance of a jail seamstress. The sensational occasions grew much more tantalizing because the police carried out a 23-day manhunt. The case impressed the Showtime mini-series “ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA,” which stars Benicio Del Toro, Paul Dano and Patricia Arquette.
THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW 10 p.m. on ABC. Alec Baldwin sits down with Kerry Washington, who presently stars in “American Son” on Broadway, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
LIFE OF CRIME (2014) on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube. The year is 1978, and two ex-convicts in Detroit — Ordell (Yasiin Bey) and Louis (John Hawkes) — plot to kidnap Mickey (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, Frank (Tim Robbins). The kidnapping goes smoothly, but retrieving the $1 million ransom is where the criminals falter: Frank had already been planning to divorce Mickey and doesn’t want her back. And his young mistress (Isla Fisher) sees the abduction as an opportunity for them to run away together. Directed by Daniel Schechter, the movie is based on the 1978 Elmore Leonard novel “The Switch” and features characters from Leonard’s 1992 book “Rum Punch” — which was later adapted into the Quentin Tarantino movie “Jackie Brown.” “Life of Crime” “isn’t in the same ballpark or sport,” Ben Kenigsberg wrote in The New York Times. “But as a late-summer caper movie, it hits the spot.”
THE TURIN HORSE (2012) on iTunes and Mubi. This slow, black and white drama inspired by an anecdote about Friedrich Nietzsche begins with an episode set in Italy in 1889: After witnessing a cart driver beating a stubborn horse, the philosopher runs to the animal and throws his arms around its neck, weeping. Legend says that the incident led to Nietzsche’s mental breakdown; but whether or not that’s true hardly matters. The story merely sets the scene for the rest of the film, which follows the horse and its isolated, impoverished owners, who live an arduous, ritualistic life in a seemingly post-apocalyptic society.