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 | September 27th, 2020 | 40 mins 43 secs
How many different ways can you pronounce Shia LaBeouf? We go for the record in this week’s episode: The Peanut Butter Falcon!
Episode | September 20th, 2020 | 38 mins 31 secs
Apparently, the term “mechanic” doesn’t just mean someone who works on cars. Stephen didn’t know that, and watched the entire movie waiting for Jason Statham to change some oil. Spoiler: that doesn’t happen. But you can listen to our full review in the latest episode!
Episode | September 6th, 2020 | 40 mins 1 sec
SPORTSBALL! Never has a movie smelled more like a locker room than this Kevin Costner NFL movie. But, could one enjoy watching it without enjoying sports?? Find out on this week’s episode, and in our bonus feed hear Nate advise Stephen on scope creep!
Episode | August 30th, 2020 | 38 mins 50 secs
A special episode because BOTH our hosts are now Dads! Yes, Nate had a baby (you should listen to our bonus episode to hear more about that) and he took a quick break from all the diapers and crying to record an episode reviewing the 2019 rendition of Little Women!
Episode | August 16th, 2020 | 35 mins 35 secs
Our first documentary review is a cliff-hanger! (Literally). On that pun, we’ll see ourselves out and let you enjoy this weeks’s episode.
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!
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!
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!
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!