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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: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Halloween is upon us, and it's got the Alternate Ending crew in a spooky mood. In honor of "All Hallow's Eve", we discuss our favorite movies spent in creepy, rotting, abandoned old houses filled to the brim with ghosts and ghouls and unseen presences, or at least Vincent Price playing puppeteer with a skeleton.

In Worth Mentioning, the whole team weighs in on seeing newly released flick The Snowman.  Carrie gets really excited about sharing her newly found movie The End of the Tour (which the rest of the crew at seen), Rob shares thoughts on Miss Sloane and Tim discusses the highly anticipated The Florida Project.

Oct 23, 2017

Independence Day producer Dean Devlin made his directorial debut this week with Geostorm, a cautionary story about over-reliance on weather-control satellites and self-driving cars, and other issues that speak so deeply to our current moment. More to the point, it's about floods and ice storms and all other manner of splashy natural disasters, and that's why we're devoting our next episode to the history of the disaster movie: natural disasters, like Earthquake; man-made disasters, like The Towering Inferno; dumb disasters, like The Core.

In Worth Mentioning, Tim has deja vu while discussing Happy Death Day while Carrie and Rob catch up on the Netflix streaming movie, Sleeping with Other People.

Oct 16, 2017

With Blade Runner 2049 having opened to great acclaim, but nowhere close to great box office, we could hardly pass up the chance to talk about the present and past of one of cinema's most legendary portraits of the future (not to mention, it's one of Rob's most-anticipated films of the fall). That's why we're looking at both BR2049 and the legendary, groundbreaking Blade Runner, a film that Tim has very nearly memorised in two different cuts, Rob saw one time a couple decades ago, and Carrie has never watched at all. And maybe, just maybe, we'll spare a thought for the three promotional short films that came out before the new movie.

In Worth Mentioning, Tim shares the indie flick Columbus, while Carrie and Rob caught up with The Mountain Between Us.

Oct 9, 2017

Ask the right people - Rob & Carrie's kids, that is - and they'll tell you that there's not going to be any bigger film this autumn than My Little Pony: The Movie. We're certainly not going to call that kind of insight into question, which is why we celebrated that film's release by taking a look at our favorite movies about horses, and the strong bonds they form with humans. Be they stone-cold classics like National Velvet, modern crowdpleasers like Seabiscuit, or whatever the hell Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is meant to be, horses have been part of cinema since its very inception, and we're happy to celebrate that long history.

In Worth Mentioning, Tim and Rob go share their My Little Pony: The Movie date, Carrie talks about the new Netflix release of Stephen King's Gerald's Game and Tim shares some child's play with Cult of Chucky.

Oct 2, 2017

With only three months left in the year, we're about to plunge headlong into the twinned moviegoing epochs of Holiday Movie Season and Awards Movie Season, that merry time of year when big-budget tentpole movies about blowing shit up for the whole family and low-budget tragedies about Brits with disabilities rub elbows in the multiplex, vying for your dollars and respect.

Before we take that plunge, the Alternate Ending team is getting ready by looking ahead to our collective most-anticipated films of the fall season. What are we most excited about: the pulp sci-fi pyrotechnics of Thor: Ragnarok? The real-life triumph of Darkest Hour? The arthouse realism of The Florida Project? And just what are our hopes and fears for a certain Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

In Worth Mentioning, Tim shares a classic rewatch of Le Million while Carrie and Rob catch up on Gifted.

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