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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 • 107 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.

    Top 5 Movies About the Zeitgeist

    Top 5 Movies About the Zeitgeist

    This week, Tim is joined by Brennan and Mandy, as Rob and Carrie are out of town. Sandwiched between the release of movies like They/Them, Bodies Bodies Bodies, and Not Okay, which are all attempting to tell the story of The Youth Today, we’re discussing our Top 5 movies about the zeitgeist!
     
    Brennan Top 5: 
    Borat Josie and the Pussycats Child’s Play Gidget Godzilla Mandy Top 5: 
    The Best Years of Our Lives Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Unfriended Working Girl Singles Tim Top 5:
    Zabriskie Point A Hard Day’s Night The More the Merrier Masculin Féminin Gold Diggers of 1933 Audience Top 5
    Trainspotting Clueless Do the Right Thing Night of the Living Dead The Best Years of Our Loves The Rules of the Game This week’s winner – Pliny the Millennial
    The Great Dictator The Rules of the Game The Social Network Children of Men Three Colours: White *****************************************************************
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Pass the Popcorn: A Fish Called Wanda | Nope | The State of Modern Horror

    Pass the Popcorn: A Fish Called Wanda | Nope | The State of Modern Horror

    This week, Tim and Brennan have taken the reigns and are navigating a solo episode! After Worth Mentioning, the pair dive into a wide-ranging (read: easily distracted) conversation about ’80s slashers, retro throwbacks, and what other trends are cropping up in the modern horror film!
     
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Top 5 Aliens

    Top 5 Aliens

    This week's episode is coming to you a week late, and for that we apologize. Though, fiesty-ness levels are high due to lack of sleep and new-phone-setup drama, so maybe we're not sorry.
    From just plain defining "aliens" to just generally attacking each other for our alien preferences, the episode gets a little snappy.
    But we'll let you decide, are Avatar's really aliens? Is Yoda just a really old human? We ask you decide, but there is really only one answer to all these questions.
    Tune in!
    Rob Top 5: 
    The Empire Strikes Back Predator Alien Avatar Killer Klowns from Outer Space Carrie Top 5: 
    Men in Black Spaceballs E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Guardians of the Galaxy Aliens Tim Top 5:
    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Alien Solaris Mars Attacks! Return of the Jedi Audience Top 5 Patriotic Movies
    Alien The Thing Under the Skin Superman Lilo & Stitch This week’s winner – Grant Hagey 
    Alien Star Wars Predator The Thing Superman *****************************************************************
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Bride of AE - Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)

    Bride of AE - Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)

    It’s time to put zombie month to bed with a film that is an old classic for Tim and a new enemy of Brennan’s: the early Spanish zombie movie TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD!. This is going to be a contentious one, y’all!
     
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    • 50 min
    Pass the Popcorn: The Future of Netflix

    Pass the Popcorn: The Future of Netflix

    Carrie and Rob catch-up on the world of streaming. Rob shares his big concerns about the future of cinema and Carrie squashes them with her certainty that "things always seem to work themselves out."
    In worth mentioning, we review Demons 2 and Grave of the Fireflies. We will never forgive our patrons for the misery they've caused us.
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    • 59 min
    Bride of AE - Pontypool (2008)

    Bride of AE - Pontypool (2008)

    Zombie month has officially risen from the grave, and we’re starting with a resolutely peculiar entry, the 2008 Canadian indie PONTYPOOL! Tim and Brennan break down whether or not the core conceit makes sense and if that matters, as well as discussing the subjectivity of horror and following up on a bit of tangential Elvira material!
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Dom_of_the_dead ,

Great podcast

I’m not a huge movie buff, but this podcast provides some great reviews; particularly when I’m debating whether or not to watch a movie. Two huge thumbs up, and two big toes!

TommyInwood ,

Love their style!

I love their reviews because they’re authentic but fun. They are honest yet if you know them you know the fun they are having.

Tbigbooty ,

Love this pod!

These guys are great and I love the content. I especially like when they go off movie topic. Special shout-out to Carrie to whom I spent all of my formative years being locker neighbors in school! Keep up the great work guys!

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