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.
Take 2: Brokeback Mountain
As a followup to the Top 5 Love Scenes episode, Brennan is sitting down with Carrie to discuss a movie she had never seen before: 2005’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN!
Join us as we discuss our differing opinions on who is the more frustrating partner, Carrie goes to great lengths to make sure she can see every detail of the tent scene, and Brennan teaches her about a LOT of gay sex stuff!
Wild Indian Interview: With Gavin Brivik
It was a pleasure to sit down with the mind behind the film score of Wild Indian Gavin Brivik. The candid conversation flowed easily and could have probably continued for a few more hours.
We talk about breaking into the industry, hitching your cart the "right horse" and how sometimes you have to place bets on yourself and a film to get your foot in the door into Hollywood. Albeit for many of these up-and-coming score designers, the cart has no wheels and the the bets are free.
Top 5 Love Scenes // Little Fish // The Mauritanian // Rams
Valentine's Day is just behind us, but we're still feeling a little swoony and amorous. That's why our next episode is going to be dedicated to those movie moments that make us feel all tingly and gushy inside, with our picks for the top 5 love scenes in movie history. Whatever the case, if it made us feel that pang of romantic longing, you can expect to see it on our lists.
In Worth Mentioning we cover Little Fish, The Mauritanian and Rams.
Little Fish Interview: with Chad Hartigan
Mattson Tomlin based Little Fish on a short story by Aja Gabel and is brought to life by the creative mind of Chad Hartigan. We had a chance to sit down with Hartigan and talk about how he was able to capture the intensity of their fear, grief and love, simultaneously making us feel a bit like we were either dreaming or on drugs. We really enjoyed our time with Hartigan and we hope you will too!
Watch Little Fish with your partner who doesn't like to watch movies with you.
Mother Schmuckers Interview: Lenny and Harpo Guit
Mother Schmuckers was all a bit overwhelming for my sensibilities. Its gross gags build on each other, each time becoming more shocking. They are trying to shock you and to make you uncomfortable. They hope that you're questioning whether you should turn it off, but end up watching until the end. For these things, Mother Schmuckers is a huge success.
Raspberry (Short) Interview: Raymond Lee and Julian Doan
In our interview with writer/director Julian Doan, he basically explains to us that every single emotional beat was planned. Every noise, every gesture was expertly created to sear my heart.
I know you're probably shaking your head because I know you think I'm a giant mush-ball that's an easy-sell for a movie like this, so if you don't believe me, maybe you'll believe Tim.