Now Playing on EPIX

Apr 16, 2015 by Sling Staff

Subscribers to the Hollywood Extra package, which includes three EPIX channels, don’t just get to watch whatever those channels are showing at any given time—they get access to a deep, rotating library of movies, documentaries, concert and comedy specials, and more available anytime on demand!

Here’s a small sampling:

The Expendables 3: Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables – but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

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Hercules: It’s no stretch of the imagination to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a miraculous specimen of superhuman strength - and in this revisionist take on the legend of Hercules, he’s pretty great with a one-liner, too. Together with his gruff but good-natured band of mercenaries, the so-called son of Zeus is ready to take on violent warlords, rogue armies and anything else that may stand in his path.

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Jim Norton: Contexually Inadequate: Comedian Jim Norton tackles the twisted state of the 21st century, including how modern technology affects everything from free speech to hooking up.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction: Five years later, America’s still picking up the pieces after the epic Transformer battle that nearly leveled Chicago. Optimus Prime and his surviving Autobot pals have been forced into hiding, as a secret government unit (aided by a ruthless robotic bounty hunter) hunts them down one by one. It will take the kindness of an east Texas mechanic and his smokin' hot daughter to help restore the Autobots' faith in humanity… and some butt-kicking DinoBots to help them save the day.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: You can’t keep a man like Ron Burgundy down… unless you’re Ron Burgundy. Demoted, dejected and divorced from Veronica Corningstone, our mustachioed hero is at the end of his rope. But San Diego’s favorite anchorman is ready for a comeback unlike any other, when the news says goodbye to 5, 6 & 11 and hello to 24 hours a day. Will Ferrell reunites with Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate in this long-awaited sequel.

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They Came Together: Love romantic comedies? Hate romantic comedies? Director David Wain’s got your number either way, with this hilarious send-up of the rom-com formula. Attractive New Yorkers Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd may hate each other at first, but we know what that means: they’re destined to be together. And their journey to true love is as charming as it is absurd, from meet-cute to break-up to happily-ever-after.

Mud: In the fine tradition of Boo Radley and Injun Joe, Matthew McConaughey stars as Mud: a mysterious grown-up befriended by brave youngsters in the deep down South. 14-year-old Ellis and his pal Neckbone have a choice to make when they discover a fugitive hiding out along their stretch of the Mississippi River - tell the truth, or help Mud reunite with his one true love. What would you have done at age 14?

The Skeleton Twins: Estranged twin siblings Milo and Maggie find themselves reunited after a family crisis - a phrase they both believe is more or less redundant. As brother and sister each try to figure out how their lives went so far off the rails, they discover that the one relationship worth saving may be their own. Former “Saturday Night Live” co-stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader prove their hilarious chemistry is equally compelling whether they’re doing comedy, drama, or seamlessly blending both.

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall: In this one-hour special, some of the biggest names in comedy pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded in 1963 by Budd Friedman. From its earliest days in New York City to a Hollywood expansion and beyond, The Improv played a major part in the American stand-up explosion of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Interviewees include Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Jay Leno, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Judd Apatow.

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