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 for Parents
Our next podcast topic comes to us thanks to Patreon subscriber Not Fenimore, who has left us with an intriguingly open-ended topic: our top 5 movies for parents. Tune in to find out how the three of us all defined that phrase, and learn what two people who are themselves parents, as well as one avowed child-hater, think makes for good parenting media.
In Worth Mentioning, we cover A Quiet Place, Part II, Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and The Paper Tigers.
Take 2: The Conjuring Films
This week on Take 2, Tim joins Brennan to break down everything Conjuring, Annabelle, Nun, Llorona, and whatever the hell else James Wan and company throw at the wall to see if it sticks!
Join us for our ranking of all 9 films, the struggle to figure out the series timeline, and the Greatest Showmanization of Ed and Lorraine Warren!
Summer Movie Preview 2021
Well, we successfully rallied together to compile our Summer Movie Preview 2021 pull ourselves from our pessimistic trenches and look forward towards a new year with new theatrical possibilities!
On this episode's worth mentioning we cover two patreon requests (and also two of Tim's favorites) F is for Fake and House (1977), as well as, Army of the Dead.
Take 2: Casper (1995)
There was a tie in the poll for this month’s Bride of Alternate Ending, so Tim and Brennan are moving one of those fateful picks on over to the main feed and picking up a Carrie along the way! That’s right, we’re talking CASPER and the mass Devon Sawa sexual awakening that struck America’s tweens in 1995.
Top 5 Movies for the Big Screen // Stowaway // Things Heard and Seen // The Kid Detective
With the 14-month freeze at the North American box office starting to melt over the last few weeks, and looking to melt even more over the next few weeks, the Alternate Ending crew thought this would be a great time to celebrate the theatrical experience.
In Worth Mentioning we cover Stowaway, Things Heard and Seen, and The Kid Detective.
Take 2: Húsavík, Best Original Song, and EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (2020)
As a followup to Alternate Ending’s Oscars recap episode, Tim is joining Brennan this week to discuss EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA, the Oscar-nominated song “Húsavík,” and the state of the Best Original Song Oscar in general!
I need this right now
Thank you… I do so need you all in my life right now.
Funnest Film ‘Cast Around
This show is an absolute delight. I’ve been following Tim’s writing for, holy cow, like fifteen years now? And I’ve been listening to Alternate Ending since he made the jump. I had my doubts at first because I am a change-resistant curmudgeon, but the transition has only been for the better.
Carrie, Rob, and Tim make such a wonderful team. They each bring a totally different perspective to every film they discuss, and it’s a *blast* to hear them banter every week.
Carrie is an incredible sport, always full of enthusiasm and good humor — not to mention injecting a healthy dose of chaos into the proceedings. Her love of movies is infectious even when our tastes vary wildly.
Rob is the consummate straight man of the mix, the ever-patient foil to both Carrie and Tim’s constant antics. He’s not afraid to leap into the chaos himself, but he’s always there to pull them back out, keeping the show rolling and prompting his co-hosts with insightful questions.
Tim is, of course, Tim, and he’s no less than a national treasure for it. He’s been writing some of the most thoughtful, incisive, eviscerating, and straight-up *engaging* film reviews on the web for many years now. I shouldn’t have been surprised at all he would be such a witty and ear-catching podcaster too. He’ll refuse to hear it, but Tim’s the closest thing most of us have had to an Ebert since Ebert. And seeing as I was only a high schooler when I started reading Antagony, I’d be hard-pressed to think of any reviewer who’s had a bigger impact on me.
Check out Alternate Ending and get to know these three. They’ll rarely fail to brighten your day whenever an episode shows up in your feed.
Movies and hilarity
I've been a long time reader of Tim Brayton's reviews, and followed him to Alternate Ending. And he's great on it.
But the surprise was Rob and Carrie. Carrie bring pleasant anarchy and it's always funny, and Rob keeps everything moving and on track, and often deftly plays straight man to both his cohorts (I meant co-hosts but I like the autocorrect)