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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: December, 2017
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!

Dec 4, 2017

Depending on where you live, this past weekend you might have been able to see The Disaster Artist, director-star James Franco's take on the making of the infamous The Room, the movie that taught us all that no matter how upset you are, you can always cheer right up by saying hai to your friend Mark, and that nothing helps a cancer diagnosis like promptly forgetting it.

With an excuse like that, how could we possibly pass up the chance to celebrate our all-time favorite bad movies? Whether they involve John Travolta in dreadlocks or gorillas in diving helmets, we're celebrating our favorite examples of movies so bad in every respect that they couldn't be more precious, pleasurable entertainment.

In Worth Mentioning, we review Broken Flowers, thank to our patron Tristan Frayling, along with Lady Bird and The Star.

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