EPIX Staff Picks

1988 | PG-13 | 101 mins | Comedy, Recently Added

This modern take on A Christmas Carol, gets a boost of manic comedy genius from Bill Murray. Playing the mean spirited boss who keeps his staff working on Christmas Day, Murray’s physical humor has never shined brighter as he receives visits from the three ghosts (past, present & future) who do their best to help this bitter TV executive find redemption.
- Rob K.

1954 | TV-PG | 114 mins | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Since the rainy, chilly fall weather is finally upon us, what better time than now to cuddle up on the sofa in comfy pajamas with hot cocoa and tune into a classic. Sabrina is the absolute perfect classic film for a cozy night in. “The rain is very important, because that is when Paris smells its sweetest.” It is romantic tale with a Cinderella-esk air. Watch as Humphrey Bogart and William Holden make attempts to woo the lovely Audrey Hepburn after the "city of lights" transforms her into a Parisian princess. Which bachelor will be lucky enough to win her over? You will have to watch to find out.
- Kaitlin F.

1981 | R | Mystery, Recently Added

From writer-director Brian DePalma (aka the second coming of Alfred Hitchcock) comes this massively stylized thriller that ranks as one of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite films of all time. For this one, DePalma takes the plot from the Italian classic BLOW-UP substituting a photographer who inadvertently captures a crime being committed in a photo for a Hollywood soundman, played by then rising star John Travolta, recording it on tape. But the real star of the movie is DePalma who serves up some of his most intensely inventive work through his trademark split screens, 360 degree camera moves, forced perspectives, long tracking shots, etc. All complete with an amazing score by Pino Donaggio who did the music for DePalma’s best movies.
- Mike R.

1998 | R | 84 mins | Drama, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Thriller

Darren Aronofsky’s debut feature is a pulsating monochromatic venture into the world of mathematics, surrealism, and religion. I remember so clearly watching this film as a teenager with a group of friends, and it forever changing the way I’d look at cinema. The fearlessness of Aronofsky’s close-ups and the no-holds-barred chases in which Max, the protagonist, is pursued are the perfect examples of how low budget films can have more of an impact than blockbusters when done correctly.
- Sam V.

1987 | R | 93 mins | Comedy, Recently Added

(Steve Martin) + (John Candy) x (John Hughes2) = comedy gold. That should be enough reason to watch this hilarious movie, but if you need a bit more convincing… Uptight advertising executive, Neal Page (Martin), is attempting to get home to Chicago when his flight is diverted to Wichita and eventually cancelled. He embarks on a road trip with talkative shower curtain ring salesman, Del Griffith (Candy), to get home in time for Thanksgiving (there was no Uber in the 80s). Planes, Trains, and Automobiles knows how to bring the laughs, but unlike most recent comedy fare, this movie has heart and poignancy… and Kevin Bacon (briefly).
- Matt S.

2015 | R | Comedy

If you knew what the future held, would you use that knowledge for financial gain? Of course you would! That is the case of everyone's favorite foursome in Hot Tub Time Machine 2. If you're looking for more debauchery, more zingers and more hot tub, than this sequel should quench your time travel thirst. Just remember to keep practicing your 'Webber Strut'. The future depends on it.
- Graham W.

1996 | PG-13 | 110 mins | Action, Adventure, Thriller, Recently Added

It’s Tom Cruise in a spy thriller. I mean what else do you need to help sway your decision to watch the first movie in the highly successful Mission Impossible franchise? In case that didn’t sway you let me say this… Imagine Tom Cruise dangling from a rope suspended from a ceiling trying to lower himself down a maximum security room to steal back a missing computer disk. But, this is no ordinary maximum security room. The slightest touch on the floor triggers the alarm, which doesn’t bode well for a sweaty Tom Cruise who needs to catch a few drops of sweat to prevent the alarm from triggering. Add all that in and it makes for an seemingly impossible mission. Oh, I guess that’s why the movie is called Mission Impossible. Find out if Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) can find and expose the traitor in his organization and clear his name in Mission Impossible.
- Derek S.

1999 | R | 81 mins | Horror, Thriller, Supernatural Recently Added

Halloween may be over, but now is the perfect time for an autumnal hike through the beautiful woods of Maryland. Take a break and travel far from civilization, far away from it all…where no one can hear you SCREAM! In 1994 three aspiring filmmakers set out to document the legend of the Blair Witch, and WERE NEVR SEEN AGAIN! Relive all the terror and fear from the first time you watched this classic horror film way back in 1999! Made on the teeniest of independent budgets ($25,000!), The Blair Witch Project went on to become one of the highest grossing films of the decade.
- Victoria L.

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