100 episodes

Alternate Ending was formed when three friends realized they all shared a passion for movies. Our goal is to save you time and money by sharing our thoughts and recommendations on which movies to race to theaters for, which to watch at home and those to actively avoid.

What makes Alternate Ending different from other film podcasts? Well, we’re not 5 dudes in a room talking about our passion for Fight Club and Braveheart. We’re two dudes, and a lady, of which our tastes are quite varied. Rob, the film-school dropout, has seen an absurd amount of movies, and if we’re being honest, rounds out our Fight Club fan-base. Tim Brayton, our seasoned film critic, shares a more critical view of film, an appreciation for vintage cinema and perhaps limited-release movies that we might otherwise miss. Carrie, our casual movie-goer, reminds us all that cinema is in fact supposed to be fun and entertaining and that sometimes, just sometimes, happy endings are good.

Too many film sites cater to the same kind of audience, with one overwhelming voice in the writing, but what we treasure at Alternate Ending is diversity: diversity of opinion, diversity in belief about what film should do and how it should do it. We want to celebrate our different opinions, and celebrate yours as well.

This isn't a podcast for people who just want to talk about the latest hot new movies in theaters right this minute. This is a place for people who can't get to the theater until the third week a film is out; a place for people who just want to find something great to stream online after the kids have gone to sleep, a place for people whose favorite pastime is to grab a bunch of classic films on DVD from the library and watch them all weekend. It's a place that believes that every great movie is a wonderful new treasure, whether you see it the night of its premiere or fifty years later. It's a site about discovering good movies... one bad movie at a time.

Join us for our weekly review of movies worth seeing, worth avoiding and our Top 5 lists – and don’t forget to play along at www.alternateending.com.

Alternate Ending - Movie Review Podcast Alternate Ending

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Alternate Ending was formed when three friends realized they all shared a passion for movies. Our goal is to save you time and money by sharing our thoughts and recommendations on which movies to race to theaters for, which to watch at home and those to actively avoid.

What makes Alternate Ending different from other film podcasts? Well, we’re not 5 dudes in a room talking about our passion for Fight Club and Braveheart. We’re two dudes, and a lady, of which our tastes are quite varied. Rob, the film-school dropout, has seen an absurd amount of movies, and if we’re being honest, rounds out our Fight Club fan-base. Tim Brayton, our seasoned film critic, shares a more critical view of film, an appreciation for vintage cinema and perhaps limited-release movies that we might otherwise miss. Carrie, our casual movie-goer, reminds us all that cinema is in fact supposed to be fun and entertaining and that sometimes, just sometimes, happy endings are good.

Too many film sites cater to the same kind of audience, with one overwhelming voice in the writing, but what we treasure at Alternate Ending is diversity: diversity of opinion, diversity in belief about what film should do and how it should do it. We want to celebrate our different opinions, and celebrate yours as well.

This isn't a podcast for people who just want to talk about the latest hot new movies in theaters right this minute. This is a place for people who can't get to the theater until the third week a film is out; a place for people who just want to find something great to stream online after the kids have gone to sleep, a place for people whose favorite pastime is to grab a bunch of classic films on DVD from the library and watch them all weekend. It's a place that believes that every great movie is a wonderful new treasure, whether you see it the night of its premiere or fifty years later. It's a site about discovering good movies... one bad movie at a time.

Join us for our weekly review of movies worth seeing, worth avoiding and our Top 5 lists – and don’t forget to play along at www.alternateending.com.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

TheConciseStatement ,

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Rating

Exceptionally funny Iannuccian clash of characters masquerading as a humble film review podcast. Three reasons to subscribe :

1. After an aperitif of summarising recent viewings the programme switches to its main course of great films we all need to see before we die, typically in the form of the three hosts arguing for their "Top 5". Whatever the theme your watchlist is about to grow exponentially, mostly out of a sense of shame being triggered by missing a cinematic milestone.

2. The chemistry between the three leads is superlative, better than any other podcast in this genre with each of their personalities representing a recognisable demographic.
Despite cinema being well over a hundred years old, like many filmgoers everyman Rob Jarosinski has to be persuaded to watch material released prior to 1980.
Twisting his arm is hilariously frustrated, foul-mouthed intellectual and geyser of innuendo Tim Brayton of the legendary Antagony and Ecstasy review blog, who functions as a real life Noah Baumbach archetype on steroids, with a cinephile's encyclopaedic knowledge in tow. As is customary for academics, his contrarian bent finds him drawn to aspects of the art form that would repel most regular viewers while proudly shunning rote, workmanlike tropes such as 'content'.
The standout is the irrepressible spirit of casual viewer (and Rob's spouse) Carrie Jarosinski, who gets a million points for effort and then proceeds to incinerate those million points as she reliably doubles down on some catastrophic factual error, but always bolstered by charm, a John McClane grade of indefatigability, and a heart of gold to balance out Brayton's craving for pessimism. Go straight to the end of the Top 5 Heists episode to witness the extent of her anarchic glee in bending the programme format to her will, thus providing a moment in film criticism that could comfortably rank in a revised edition of their own Top 5 Twists. Put simply, you won't believe what happens.

3. Sustained and rewarding engagement with the fan community across their site and social media, including frequent shout-outs to comments sections and the chance to win their weekly contest.

The number of times I've gained more net enjoyment from absorbing these three very different brains grapple just with the criteria for their movie selections, versus watching actual anticipated theatrical releases is frankly alarming. Plus it's free and on a weekly basis. Unmissable.

JoannaMilne ,

Funny, casual, and informative.

I have been a long time reader of Tim Brayton’s reviews, introduced to them by my brother, another avid fan of his. Seeing as I love podcasts, I don’t know why I waited so long to listen to this one; it’s fantastic. Casually insightful opinions on current films, along with wildly varied Top 5 lists every week, this is the perfect podcast for expert and not-so-expert moviegoers alike. Tim’s sardonic humour is even better in audio format, and it’s highly entertaining to hear his mounting frustration with married co-hosts Robert and Carrie Jarosinski’s differing tastes. Their good-natured bickering is the perfect foil to the lovably pretentious picks Tim brings to the table. This podcast feels like hanging out and talking movies with your buddies, and has given me dozens of new recommendations to check out.

P.S. I know the hosts read these reviews on the show, so I have to correct something that’s been driving me crazy. They often mention my brother, Andrew Milne, and I’d like them to know that our surname rhymes with “kiln”. No “e”s in this family!

AndrewMilne94 ,

Fun and informative!

I've been a fan of Tim Brayton's film blog for some time, so naturally I was intrigued when he started a podcast with two friends. I was hoping for more of the educational-yet-informal-and-hilariously-vulgar tenor of Tim's written reviews, and that's exactly what I got. What I wasn't expecting was the terrific and warm chemistry the three co-hosts share, where they celebrate their wildly divergent perspectives on movies. The more acrimonious Tim and Carrie get, the more entertaining the recording becomes!

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