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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: November, 2017
Nov 27, 2017

Oscar season is here, and it brings with it the promise of real-life stories of famous people, doing the thing that made them famous. There's no end of examples of the biopic that we could have tied it to, but this particular week it's the Winston Churchill-during-wartime tale Darkest Hour that'll do the honors for inspiring our topic. And while national leaders make a good subject for this kind of treatment, we can hardly forget all the musicians, rebels, authors, movie stars, war heroes, athletes, and people suffering from terrible diseases who've graced our screens in the past.

In Worth Mentioning, we have you covered with Coco, Justice League and The Girl Without Hands.

Nov 20, 2017

By special request of Patreon donor Travis Neeley, we're happy to share our list of the best parody movies ever made. Whether born of love or pure hateful mockery, the desire to parody individual movies or whole genres has resulted in some of cinema's funniest features, and we share our favorites this episode.

In Worth Mentioning, we all chat about The Florida Project, Tim discussed The Breadwinner and we all celebrate Patreon James Cooper's selection of Some Like It Hot.

Nov 13, 2017

The new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express concerns - avert your eyes, if you're spoilerphobic - a murder that is committed on the Orient Express, the famed luxury train. If you want to know whodunnit, or why they dunnit, you'll just have to go see the movie - or watch the Oscar-winning 1974 adaptation, or read Agatha Christie's original novel - but we reveal a different kind of secret on this episode: our favorite cinematic murder mysteries of all time. It's wall to wall shifty butlers, untraceable poisons, and well-timed thunderstorms.

In Worth Mentioning Tim covers the aforementioned Murder on the Orient Express, while the entire crew try managing an episode without Rob.

Nov 6, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok has quite a few apparent selling points - its bright colors, Cate Blanchett, a robust New Zealand sense of humor, finally being a Thor film that doesn't suck - but surely we can all agree that one of the things the marketing folks at Marvel hope we're really excited for is the promise of a Thor-on-Hulk fight, one on one.

No better time, then, to look over the long history of violent cinema and pick our favorite movie fights. From boxing matches to back alley brawls, no holds are barred as we select our favorite beatdowns of every sort.

In Worth Mentioning, the AE crew dishes on the aforementioned Thor: Ragnarok along with The Killing of the Sacred Deer.

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