Kids. Who doesn't love kids? Wait. Don't actually answer that. Love them or not, we're picking our top 5 kid actors and the performances that led to their future success or spurred years of emotional turmoil when they were never cast again https://t.co/pLMM4QzPja
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 sites and 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 site 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 www.alternateending.com.
Far be it from us to tell you what to do, but here's exactly what you're gonna do....
I Used to Go Here, Kris Rey's newest feature is available TODAY on streaming. So, go pull out one of your old college t-shirts and your 10 year old jammie pants, and let the charms of Gillian Jacobs and Jemaine Clement wash over you.
Then! Listen in to our chat with Kris Rey as we talk about her own life experiences that inspired the movie, how she wrangled the all-star cast of Gillian Jacobs and Jemaine Clement and what it’s like to promote a film during a pandemic.
This week thanks to (which we'll use loosely) #Patreon supporter Brian Fowler - we’ll be dedicating a whole episode to unpacking the merits of the terrifying Victor Crowley in the Hatchet series! While we're at it, we'll also be unpacking all of the post-traumatic stress of actually having to watch 4 of these movies.
I know, you probably haven't heard of them, but this series is an over-the-top throwback to some of the most excessive extremes of ’80s slasher movies.... sooo maybe we've sold you?
If you HAVE seen these films (we're judging you), or have thoughts about slasher films past and present, or if you just want to daydream about who you’d like to see chopped into tiny pieces, share your thoughts in comments for a chance to win a free Amazon movie rental!
So it should be known in advance that interviews aren't something we do often, and if we’re being honest, we were really nervous. What if I had stuff on my face? Or what if Rob accidentally picked his nose, like he sometimes does?
But, of course Rob did the thing that he does where he was all polished and prepared and asked insightful questions. Meanwhile, I did the thing that I do where I laugh awkwardly and veer off from talking about the movie, to instead focus on things like hair and drugs.
So, the good news is, the emmy-nominated Naomi Grossman was magical, writer/director @davidmarmor has inspired Rob to make a movie (note: we are absolutely not going to make a movie) and producer Alok Mishra had us all laughing hysterically about everything.
We talk about everything from making 1BR_Film, to Northwestern, to COVID, to eating hallucinogenic worms to how they lost their original female lead days before filming.
You can find our interview with these lovely folks here ➡️bit.ly/3gGsk6U
Check out 1BR_Film through your favorite streaming service - and make sure to leave them a great review!
Kids. Who doesn't love kids? Wait. Don't actually answer that. Who didn't love kids before we were trapped in isolation with them 24 hours a day for the last 6 months? Wait. Don't actually answer that either.
Well, love them or not, this week we're gonna talk about em'! And not just any kids, we're talking kids actors and the performances that either led to their future success or spurred years of emotional turmoil when they were never cast again.
Next episode, we celebrate our favorite performances by children: the young actors who go on to become great stars, the one who fizzle out once they hit the ugly part of puberty, the ones who just showed up that one time and blew us all away with a talent that never had a chance to develop.
Share your own picks in the comments for a chance to win a free Amazon movie rental! 🤩