Stephen the Creative Arts, Production, and Worship Teams at The Crossing Church in Tampa, FL.
Podcast host of Movies On The Side. Writer on creativity, leadership, and technology. Husband, father, musician, runs on coffee, and loves classical music. Mozart’s Lacrimosa, especially.
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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?!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!