Epix Staff Favorites

Derek S.

Mad Max

Have you ever been to Australia? Well, this isn't the Australia you want to visit on vacation…

More Have you ever been to Australia? Well, this isn't the Australia you want to visit on vacation. Mel Gibson stars as Max, a vengeful police officer hell bent on avenging the death of his loved ones. If we know anything about a good Mel Gibson movie, you don't want to get on his bad side. This is Mel Gibson's breakout film propelling him to later roles in Lethal Weapon and Braveheart. If you want to see bad ass highway chases and Mel Gibson being well… Mel Gibson, then strap in because it's going to be a bumpy ride.
- Derek S.

Graham W

Nebraska

As far as road trip movies go, there are few that focus on the relationship between…

More As far as road trip movies go, there are few that focus on the relationship between father and son. Alexander Payne takes us on a journey right through the middle of America. There are characters upon characters, plenty of laughs and even some moments that may induce a tear jerk. Oscar noms for best picture, director, screenplay and unforgettable performances from Bruce Dern and June Squibb make Nebraska a must see.
- Graham W

Valerie B.

David Ortiz: In the Moment

David Ortiz, or Big Papi as they call him, takes his fans on the journey of winning…

More David Ortiz, or Big Papi as they call him, takes his fans on the journey of winning a third championship for Boston in an emotionally charged season following the horrific Boston Marathon bombing events. Learning about his humble beginnings, his devotion to charity and family and how he had to prove himself to the Red Sox makes his victory and icon status that much sweeter. Perfect for Red Sox fanatics, but proven true in our office, Big Papi will totally win you over even if you're not a baseball fan or you support another team.
- Valerie B.

Matt S.

Carrie

If you’re looking to be spooked, there is nothing scarier than reliving your…

More If you’re looking to be spooked, there is nothing scarier than reliving your high school experience. Carrie is the story of a teenager, who is sheltered by her religious mother and tormented by her ruthless classmates. Based on the novel by Stephen King, it is a successful adaptation thanks to a breakthrough directorial effort by Brian De Palma who would go on to helm The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible. Sissy Spacek, who played the title character, landed an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Lead Role – a first for a horror film. Her mother warned her that, “they're all gonna laugh at you”. But it will be Carrie who gets the last laugh.
- Matt S.

Mike R.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The incredible story you are about to see is true, where it happened and how it…

More The incredible story you are about to see is true, where it happened and how it happened; only the names have been changed.” So begins this somewhat lost horror classic of the late 70’s. Admittedly, and as one of my fine co-workers has pointed out, the film isn’t perfect by today’s standards but as boy (and even now) this one really stuck with me. Partially because it is presented in such a serious quasi-documentary style that wasn’t common in the day but mostly because of the truly frightening recreated murder scenes which are based on the real life crimes of “The Phantom Killer” that occurred in post-World War II Texarkana, Texas and to this day have gone unsolved. Apparently I’m not the only one who was deeply affected by this movie as you can also see the BRAND NEW version of the movie which plays like a sequel from American Horror creator Ryan Murphy and Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum who also count themselves as obsessive fans of this original. So dim the lights and enjoy the scares… And remember, “He still lurks the streets…"
- Mike R.

Mike G.

Shane

Shane (Alan Ladd) is a mysterious drifter who is taken in by Wyoming homesteaders…

More Shane (Alan Ladd) is a mysterious drifter who is taken in by Wyoming homesteaders trying to build a life on the untamed range while also fending off unscrupulous cattle ranchers who want the young state all to themselves. Shane was nominated for six Academy Awards and won (deservedly) for Best Cinematography. This beautifully crafted film will win you over with its heart-breaking performances, and it’s simple message of love, honor, and justice.
- Mike G.

Rob K.

The Ghost and the Darkness

In a movie that will most likely never be featured in any commercial for Lion …

More In a movie that will most likely never be featured in any commercial for Lion Country Safari, Val Kilmer stars as a bridge builder who encounters two seemingly possessed man-eating lions wreaking havoc on his plans to build a railway bridge in Kenya. The movie is based on real life events and also stars Michael Douglas as a lion hunter hired to help Kilmer’s bridge builder rid the project of these killers. No one knows for sure how many people were killed by the lions dubbed “The Ghost” and “The Darkness”, but after watching this movie you might just look over your shoulder next time you decide to visit the lion exhibit at the zoo.
- Rob K.

Steven K.

Event Horizon

Some horror movies make you jump out of your seat and scream out loud. Some make…

More Some horror movies make you jump out of your seat and scream out loud. Some make you cringe at the gruesome deaths full of guts and gore. Others mess with your mind and make you question your sanity. Event Horizon delivers on all fronts! This sci-fi horror film follows Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) and the crew of the Lewis and Clark as they travel to the far depths of space to investigate the disappearance of the Event Horizon. The crew thinks the mission will be straight forward, but boy are they wrong! They find the ship completely abandoned on the outskirts of the galaxy, and as the crew begins to investigate, they realize Event Horizon won't let them leave… What happened to the original crew? Where was Event Horizon for all those years? And what is up with this hellish ship? The answers will question the laws of time and space and leave you disturbed and terrified. Buckle up for this wild ride, and you might want to leave the lights on for this one!
- Steven K.