Alternate Ending - Movie Review Podcast

By Alternate Ending
About this podcast
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

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March 19, 2018
Who didn't love Pacific Rim? A whole lot of people, actually, and yet Pacific Rim Uprising (not to mention, God help us, Sherlock Gnomes is still coming out. To celebrate - or at least to pause and ask, what the hell? - Carrie, Rob, and Tim share their picks for the top five unnecessary sequels of all time. In Worth Mentioning, the crew talks about Love, Simon and Forgotten
March 12, 2018
The quest to make just one good movie based on a video game continues with a new film based on Tomb Raider. The Alternate Ending crew is goes on an even more dangerous quest than Lara Croft's: we're going to try to pick our five favorite movies based on video games. See what we end up with! In Worth Mentioning, the crew talk about another movie to hit the big screen, A Wrinkle in Time.
March 5, 2018
While some celebrities are still doing the walk of shame from the Dolby Theater, we share our thoughts on everything Oscars 2018 including the winner of our Oscar Ballot Content.
Feb. 26, 2018
Everybody loves a hero, but sometimes you've just got to hand it to a psychopathic bastard who can get the job done fast and dirty. With Red Sparrow and the remake of Death Wish both hitting theaters next week, we're going to be sharing out picks for the best - worst? - anti-heroes in the movies. The team also shares reviews of Tim and Rob's highly anticipated film Annihilation, Game Night and the Netflix Original, Mute.
Feb. 19, 2018
Here's a nice high concept one for you. Annihilation will be just the second film ever directed by screenwriter-novelist Alex Garland, after 2015's Ex Machina. Which is almost enough to get us excited, but second features tend to be difficult: for every one that lives up to the promise of the maker's debut, there are a dozen sodden misfires. Hear us discuss our picks for the best directorial sophomore efforts ever. In Worth Mentioning, we catch up with Early Man, Black Panther and Roman J. Israel Esq.
Feb. 12, 2018
The dregs of January are behind us, and ahead lie three months (or anyway, two and a half) of the year's cinematic misfits: too odd, or too strange, or too under-budgeted to thrive in the cutthroat summer and holiday frames. Plus a couple of gigantic Disney tentpoles. At any rate, we're choosing to call this transitional period "spring" for the sake of sharing our picks for our most-anticipated films of Spring 2018. In Worth Mentioning, Tim shares his thoughts on what happened with The Cloverfield Paradox, Carrie dishes on Molly's Game and the crew talk about Patreon Travis Neely's pick of The Innocents.
Feb. 4, 2018
We're almost coming to the climax of the most successful erotic film series of all time, with the release of Fifty Shades Freed. To celebrate, the Alternate Ending team is getting all hot and bothered as our threesome goes all the way in talking about our favorite sex scenes in all the movies. In Worth Mentioning, Carrie talks about Mudbound, while Tim shares his thoughts on both The Greatest Showman and Marjorie Prime. Also, thanks to Patreon Julian Deberry, the crew talks about In the Mood for Love.
Jan. 29, 2018
Did you miss us? Because we missed you, and we're happy to announce that the third season of the Alternate Ending podcast is back! Carrie, Rob, and Tim are refreshed and relaxed, and we've spent the last few weeks cramming in all the movies we missed over 2017, and this first new episode of 2018 celebrates all of our favorite films of the last twelve months.
Dec. 18, 2017
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi only days away, Alternate Ending is correcting a terrible lapse: Carrie has never seen any other Star Wars film than Rogue One. Clearly, this cannot stand, and so we invite you to join us as three people with very different tastes and very different relationships to this franchise try to tackle the most iconic film series in history. Part 2: the much-anticipated, almost as much-derided trio of films providing a rather different backstory for the original classics than most of us anticipated. Namely, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attach of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. With only one week instead of 16 years to get hyped up, whatever will Carrie make of these? And for that matter, what about Rob, who's never seen The Phantom Menace, but only caught the others? In Worth Mentioning, The AE crew discuss Patreon subscriber Patrick Scott's pick of Odd Man Out, Tim has his first 5-star movie of the year with Faces Places and Rob dishes on Cars 3. It's also the finale of the first year of Alternate Ending! We're taking a few weeks off for the holidays and family vacations, but we'll be back on 29 January, 2018, with our picks for the best films of 2017. To tide you over till then, Tim's going to double-down on writing reviews, just as soon as the school year wraps up.
Dec. 11, 2017
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi less than a fortnight away, the Alternate Ending crew makes a terrible discovery: Carrie has never seen any other Star Wars film than Rogue One. Clearly, this cannot stand, and so we invite you to join us as three people with very different tastes and very different relationships to this franchise try to tackle the most iconic film series in history. First up: the 1977-1983 run of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, the generation-defining trio of space operas that is the wellspring for so much of the subsequent history of world cinema. Shhh, everybody! Don't tell Carrie how the second one ends!