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Alternate Ending

Alternate Ending was formed when three friends realized that they all shared a passion for movies. Tim had been reviewing films at his old blog Antagony & Ecstasy for over a decade, and Rob & Carrie had found great success with their year-old podcast, when they all decided to combine forces to create a new site, dedicated to their desire to watch and discuss the best (and worst) that cinema has to offer. The result is the website you see before you. What makes Alternate Ending different from all the other film sites on the internet? Well, we humbly suggest that it's the three of us: very different people with very different thoughts about the movie. 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 site for people who just want to talk about the latest hot new movies in theaters right this minute. This is a site for people who can't get to the theater until the third week a film is out; a site for people who just want to find something great to stream online after the kids have gone to sleep, a site 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 site 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.
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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 26, 2017

This week, Transformers: With King Arthur Now, Apparently? Whatever storms its way into theaters, and that's gotten the Alternate Ending crew excited to think about robots. Killer Terminator-style robots; romantic WALL·E-style robots; and all the robots in between. And that's why we're going to be sharing our favorite robots in movie history on our next podcast.

From totally inhuman machines, like R2-D2 in Star Wars, to the more-human-than-human tragic killers of Blade Runner, robots of every shape, size, and function will be on our lists, and we'd love to hear you takes as well.

During worth mentioning Tim shares Miss Hokusai, while Carrie catches up on one of her top 5 most anticipated movies of the summer with The Book of Henry and Rob finally caves into Netflix and watches War Machine.

Jun 19, 2017

Cars 3 is the 18th feature film released by Pixar Animation Studios, and quite possibly the least-anticipated one yet. That said, we're still going to celebrate, by sharing our picks for the five best films in the studio's 22-year history; a harder task than it seems, given how many of those 18 put in a claim to being among the best animated films of the modern age.

In addition, Tim brings Train to Busan to the worth mentioning segment while Carrie and Rob catch-up with Beauty and the Beast (2017).

Jun 12, 2017

Universal is making a second Hail Mary throw at establishing a cinematic monster movie universe all in one go, with The Mummy. And this would seem like an obvious bad move, except that somehow, The Mummy has picked up one of the last of the great Movie Stars to headline it, Tom Cruise.

Whatever you want to say about the man, there's no doubt that he picks unique projects more than any other actor in his price range, and with his exclusive focus on tentpoles. So to celebrate The Mummy, we're going to share our picks for the best Tom Cruise vehicles, from his early films to his 1983 breakout Risky Business, right on up to last year's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

The gang also makes good on their commitment to see Wonder Women and each of them share their thoughts as part of worth mentioning.

Don't forget to listen to the podcast every week to see if you've won our free Amazon movie rental!

Jun 5, 2017

The Alternate Ending gang tackles a Spoiler Alert: Dark City episode. The sci-fi film noir directed by Alex Proyas. Roger Ebert's pick for the best film of 1998, Dark City is a dazzlingly designed mystery in the spirit of Blade Runner, and it anticipates much of the landscape of sci-fi movies in the years that followed.

We're watching this film thanks to a donation from Caleb Wimble, who subscribed to one of our high-level Patreon packages. If you'd like to select the subject for our podcast one week, take a look at the offers available on our Patreon page!

For worth mentioning, Tim goes with the flick 31, Rob picks The Dressmaker which Amazon has been pushing and Carrie rounds it out with Caleb's pick of Paprika.

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