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

  • Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

    Episode  |  August 9th, 2020  |  38 mins 45 secs

    Will Smith can cover a multitude of sins, but Director Roland Emmerich thought he could make a sequel to the beloved classic Independence Day without him. Turns out, it needed Will Smith. But our review is fun nonetheless, out now on MOTS!

  • Hamilton (2020)

    Episode  |  August 2nd, 2020  |  54 mins 59 secs

    There’s a million things we haven’t done, but we DID review the 2020 streaming version of the hit musical, Hamilton! Enjoy our off key melodies that fade into Tony-award winning songs and the return of our Top 5!

  • Artemis Fowl (2020)

    Episode  |  July 26th, 2020  |  51 mins 38 secs

    Ever have a beloved book you read as a child, only to have its memory completely tarnished by a terrible movie adaptation? Now you know how Nate feels during our review of Artemis Fowl!

  • Jumper (2008)

    Episode  |  July 12th, 2020  |  26 mins 18 secs

    An exciting plot, great villain, and enjoyable side characters, but what ONE thing could ruin a fun movie that basically rips off Nightcrawler? Find out as we reviewed Jumper for this week’s episode!

  • Lost In Space (1998)

    Episode  |  July 5th, 2020  |  33 mins 40 secs

    Ever love a movie as a kid, only to watch it in your 30’s and ruin that memory forever? That’s basically what happened to Stephen as we rewatched Lost In Space and reviewed it this week on MOTS!

  • 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!