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

  • Unbreakable (2000)

    Episode  |  August 1st, 2021  |  35 mins 45 secs

    Stephen breaks out all the stops to defend this movie against the dastardly Mr. Chalk (Nate). Listen as we debate the quality of this 2000-era classic: Unbreakable!

  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

    Episode  |  July 25th, 2021  |  38 mins 57 secs

    Can one actor play a good Spider-Man but a poor Peter Parker? Can Dennis Leary actually be more likable than the main character of this movie? Do we believe Gwen Stacy is into Peter Parker? Find out on today's episode of MOTS as we review The Amazing Spider-Man!

  • Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

    Episode  |  July 18th, 2021  |  36 mins 27 secs

    How much should we trust people anyway? Our hosts try to find the middle ground as we review the latest Disney hit movie, Raya and the Last Dragon!

  • The Tomorrow War (2021)

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2021  |  34 mins 43 secs

    You know when you try to follow a recipe and have all the right ingredients, but somewhere along the way you dump an entire cup of salt instead of sugar and everything is ruined? That’s a little like the movie we review this week, but sometimes the best reviews come from the worst movies.

  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)

    Episode  |  July 4th, 2021  |  33 mins 48 secs

    We continue our Ethan Hunt saga reviewing the Impossible Mission Force’s third installment, full of rabbits foot, 5G jokes, and more!

  • The Marksman (2021)

    Episode  |  June 27th, 2021  |  36 mins 17 secs

    The Commuter was “Taken on a Train”, Nonstop was “Taken on a Plane”, but The Marksman does NOT follow suit. We discuss Liam Neeson’s accent, burning bags of money, and how this movie’s title is grossly misleading.

  • Mission: Impossible II (2000)

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2021  |  43 mins 25 secs

    Nate has a new mic, we’re back from hiatus, and we reviewed the weirdest Mission: Impossible to date!

  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

    Episode  |  May 23rd, 2021  |  41 mins 23 secs

    While the original Wonder Woman movie was a bright star in the DC universe, the sequel is…something else. We review WW84 on this unplugged and raw episode of MOTS!

  • Epic Disney Song Tournament | Part 2

    Episode  |  May 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Today we crown the musical champion of Disney animated movies!

  • Epic Disney Song Tournament | Part 1

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2021  |  55 mins 45 secs

    A fight for the ages begins as we decide the best animated Disney movie by their three best songs! Two special guests join us as Disney movies across the years face off and we crown one the musical champion.

  • In Time (2011)

    Episode  |  April 25th, 2021  |  44 mins 16 secs

    How many months of your life would you give to drive a fancy car? Stay in a fancy suite? Can Justin Timberlake perform a believable cry? Find out in this episode as we review “In Time”!

  • 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!