About the show

A podcast about bad movies, mayonnaise, and everything in-between. Hosted by Nate Baranowski and Stephen Robles. Follow us on Twitter and send us your bad movie suggestions: @moviesontheside. You can also follow us on Instagram for episode previews, ludicrous topics, and more at: @moviesontheside

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Ted Lasso (2020)

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2021  |  38 mins 26 secs

    Can a TV show about an NBC commercial character really be that good? Yes, yes it can. Here’s our review of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+!

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Episode  |  April 4th, 2021  |  51 mins 46 secs

    The journey comes to its conclusion, but it’s not the end. Some of us stay in the Shire, some ride a magical boat to the next life, but all of us can enjoy this review of The Return of the King!

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    Episode  |  March 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    We gain a third in the fellowship of MOTS as special guest Cecily joins us for our review of The Two Towers! Listen to our bonus episode on Patreon to hear what we would do if shrimp tails were found in our Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2021  |  55 mins 20 secs

    An episode is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to, and this episode begins a 3-part series reviewing the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy!

  • Cast Away (2000)

    Episode  |  March 14th, 2021  |  38 mins 46 secs

    Which one of our hosts could survive longer on a desert island? Neither would probably last as long as Tom Hanks, who became a dentist and sea captain on an island in this 2000 movie, Cast Away!

  • The Three Musketeers (2011)

    Episode  |  March 7th, 2021  |  46 mins 54 secs

    Can a few good actors save a terrible script? Can the prospect of steampunk airships cover a multitude of cinema sins?? We find out on today’s review of The Three Musketeers!

  • Interstellar (2014)

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2021  |  51 mins 22 secs

    Time slippage, Michael Caine impressions, and a space epic that gets the science right: join us for our review of Interstellar!

  • Greenland (2020)

    Episode  |  February 14th, 2021  |  21 mins 18 secs

    A very special guest joins us this week as we whisper-review the 2020 disaster movie, “Greenland!” We didn’t want to wake the kids.

  • One Day (2011)

    Episode  |  February 7th, 2021  |  42 mins 22 secs

    Can a movie with a terrible ending still be worth watching? We attempt to answer as we review the 2011 movie: “One Day”. P.S. Thanks to Bridget for recommending!

  • Soul (2020)

    Episode  |  January 31st, 2021  |  41 mins 31 secs

    Stephen takes the witness stand, Nate talks about purpose vs. passion, and we go deep reviewing Pixar’s “Soul”!

  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2021  |  35 mins 8 secs

    In case you haven’t heard, Julia Roberts is a pretty great actress. And during the height of her powers she starred in this classic rom-com, My Best Friend’s Wedding! Sometimes the rose-colored glasses stay intact.

  • Tenet (2020)

    Episode  |  January 10th, 2021  |  45 mins 40 secs

    🕕 A special gust joins us to discuss 5-word Latin palindromes, listening to our future time-traveling selves, and of course this week’s movie: Tenet!

  • The 2020 Mayo Awards

    Episode  |  January 3rd, 2021  |  29 mins 22 secs

    We’re ringing in the New Year with our 2nd Annual Mayo awards! Your hosts are in tuxedos, the stars are out, and the orchestra is beginning to swell.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

    Episode  |  December 20th, 2020  |  31 mins 36 secs

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all the finale of our Grinch-a-thon spectacular! Plus enjoy our hosts singing their rendition of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!”

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

    Episode  |  December 13th, 2020  |  37 mins 31 secs

    The rose colored glasses are off as we watch Jim Carrey’s horrifying rendition of the Grinch. Stay tuned for our final installment next week of our Grinchinity: the original TV special!

  • The Grinch (2018)

    Episode  |  December 6th, 2020  |  35 mins 36 secs

    We kick off our Grinch triathlon with the 2018 rendition starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Hear our review and get ready for the 2000 Jim Carrey version next week!