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

  • Spies In Disguise (2019)

    Episode  |  June 28th, 2020  |  23 mins 4 secs

    Bet you didn’t know what a cloaca was until you watched this movie! But was it worth it? Find out on this week’s episode of MOTS as we review Spies In Disguise! Listen at: mots.fm

  • I Still Believe (2020)

    Episode  |  June 21st, 2020  |  26 mins 26 secs

    Listen, we know when it comes to “Christian” movies the bar can be pretty low. But Stephen tries to convince Nate that this biopic of Jeremy Camp is actually a good movie, Christian genre or not!

  • John Carter (2012)

    Episode  |  June 14th, 2020  |  35 mins 56 secs

    Can a movie go from sci-fi, to steampunk, to western, back to sci-fi and still be good?? Apparently not. We review this bonkers movie where our favorite character is a dog and George Lucas used all these ideas before. Here’s our review of Disney’s 2012 movie: John Carter!

  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

    Episode  |  June 7th, 2020  |  32 mins 44 secs

    If you see Mr. and Mrs. Smith on your first date, is marriage inevitable? Nate seems to think so, plus we offer our thoughts on Brangelina, Vince Vaughn, and whether or not this movie is just one big marriage counseling session.

  • Night at the Museum (2006)

    Episode  |  May 31st, 2020  |  31 mins 51 secs

    Which is the better trilogy, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight, or Night at the Museum?! Spoiler: it’s the former, but NATM (not to be confused with MOTS) was a fun review. Can a wax mannequin become a real boy? Is Ben Stiller the best actor for this role? How can Dick Van Dyke still dance like that?!

  • Footloose (2011)

    Episode  |  May 24th, 2020  |  37 mins 48 secs

    It only took 108 episodes, but Stephen became unhinged talking about the 2011 remake of Footloose! Gird up your loins and join us for a spoiler-free review at the top of the episode, and then a deep dive into all the dancing, accents, bad lines and more!

  • Always Have Another Idea | Costume Designer Kate Hawley

    Episode  |  May 20th, 2020  |  33 mins 39 secs

    A special interview episode with Kate Hawley! Kate has worked as the Costumer Designer on Crimson Peak, Edge of Tomorrow, Pacific Rim, The Call of the Wild, and many more! Kate tells us how she got in the industry, where she finds inspiration, and the important skill of always having another idea.

  • Ford v Ferrari (2019)

    Episode  |  May 17th, 2020  |  34 mins 8 secs

    Nate gives us his customary accent corner, Stephen covers wardrobe corner with a vintage watch worn by Matt Damon, and we both review the 2019 film, Ford v Ferrari!

  • The Call of the Wild (2020)

    Episode  |  May 10th, 2020  |  35 mins 27 secs

    Does a gravely Harrison Ford voice and beautiful Alaskan countryside call out to you? What if your companion was a completely computer-animated super dog? Find out on this week’s episode as we review The Call of the Wild! We also have a brand new episode format for you, including a spoiler-free review at the top so everyone can listen!

  • Cats (2019)

    Episode  |  May 3rd, 2020  |  43 mins 58 secs

    Did T.S. Eliot ever intend his poems about cats to become a fantastical movie with Judi Dench becoming a CG cat wearing another cat and singing the world “Jellicle” 1,000 times? Probably not. But it happened anyway! And it is our duty at MOTS to review preposterous movies like the 2019 musical-movie, CATS!

  • 2012 (2009)

    Episode  |  April 26th, 2020  |  44 mins 22 secs

    In our most confusing episode title yet, we review the disaster movie 2012, which came out in 2009 🤔 ANYWAY, it’s a little different watching an end-of-the-world movie amidst a pandemic, but we manage to have fun nonetheless!

  • 27 Dresses (2008)

    Episode  |  April 19th, 2020  |  54 mins 26 secs

    One of our hosts has crashed a wedding, the other dreads any reception dancing. We’ll let you guess which is which. Find out on this episode and listen to our review of 27 Dresses! Then stay for our Top 5 Wedding songs!

  • Dolittle (2020)

    Episode  |  April 12th, 2020  |  58 mins 30 secs

    Listen, we know coming off Avengers: Endgame is no easy task for the next Robert Downey Jr. movie, but maybe put in a little effort? Maybe? Anyway, whether you’ve seen it or not, we promise you’ll enjoy our barrage of insults on the 2020 remake: Dolittle! Than stay for our Top 5 outlandish animal familiars / pets!

  • The Good Place (2016)

    Episode  |  April 5th, 2020  |  30 mins 46 secs

    Wait a minute. Am I in the right place? I thought this was Movies on The Side? Yeah, you’re right, but for this episode (and maybe some future ones), we’re becoming TOTS (TV on the Side) so we can talk about The Good Place! We’ll cover Seasons 2-4 at some point, but for now enjoy this side excursion to The TV Place!

  • Pitch Perfect (2012)

    Episode  |  March 29th, 2020  |  43 mins 50 secs

    We made it! 100 episodes and still going strong. Thank you to all our MOTS fam and listeners out there. And a special shout out to our Patreons who are literally the best.

    And for our 100th episode, we did one of Nate and Stephen’s favorites, Pitch Perfect! We hope you enjoy, and we look forward to spending another 100 episodes in your ears, and more importantly, in your hearts.

  • Jojo Rabbit (2019)

    Episode  |  March 22nd, 2020  |  26 mins 59 secs

    Need a pick me up after a week of quarantine?? How about a movie about Hitler? I mean, it’s satire, but still...Hitler. Anyway, it may not be the funniest (mostest funny?) episode, but we go pretty deep. Plus, Jojo Rabbit won an Oscar for a reason. Enjoy! And we’ll see you for episode 100!!