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

  • 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!!

  • The Hunt for Toilet Paper | Special Quarantine Episode

    Episode  |  March 19th, 2020  |  24 mins 18 secs

    An early bonus episode for those of you social distancing. Nate tells his story of hunting for toilet paper, and we find the Top positive things about quarantine. We hope this brightens your day!

  • Abduction (2011)

    Episode  |  March 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    We come to the conclusion that Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner, is a 1-to-1 remake of the original Mission: Impossible. But for young adults and way worse. Plus we discuss our favorite birthday memories!

  • Knives Out (2019)

    Episode  |  March 8th, 2020  |  55 mins 13 secs

    What would 007 sound like with a New Orleans’ accent? Can Don Johnson spend an entire movie delivering cringy lines? Is Michael Shannon a perma-villain? Find out all this and MORE as review the 2019 murder-mystery, Knives Out! Then stay for our Top 5 airports (thanks listener Jackson!)

  • The Hunger Games (2012)

    Episode  |  March 1st, 2020  |  32 mins 49 secs

    Lenny Kravitz just gave you a surprisingly good pep talk. You’re going up a tube like the old school bank drive through. Clock is counting down. Do you run for the Thanksgiving centerpiece, or do you run away? Find out what our hosts would do, and then let us know your Hunger Games style on Instagram! May the odds be ever in your favor.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

    Episode  |  February 23rd, 2020  |  40 mins 14 secs

    Knuckles the Echidna? Chaos Emeralds? Only the die hard Sonic fans know what I’m talking about. But does Sonic’s first attempt at the big screen deliver enough blue streak to satisfy our nostalgia? Find out on this week’s MOTS!

  • Valentine’s Day (2010)

    Episode  |  February 16th, 2020  |  48 mins 39 secs

    We know Valentine’s Day can be a mixed bag, so we chose to review a mixed bag of a movie, the 2010 star-studded classic: Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a significant other or not, you’ll always have us, your MOTS Fam!

  • Scenic Art in Film | Interview with Rohan Harris

    Episode  |  February 9th, 2020  |  28 mins 53 secs

    Ever wonder about all those paintings and set pieces in the backgrounds of some of your favorite movies? How are those sets for Beauty and the Beast created? Who painted the murals in Game of Thrones? Well you’re in luck, because this week we interviewed scenic artist Rohan Harris who’s worked on over 100 movies and TV shows! Stay for Rohan’s top suggestions of what to do in England!

  • The Aeronauts (2019)

    Episode  |  February 2nd, 2020  |  45 mins 25 secs

    If Nate and Stephen were in a hot air balloon trying to break the altitude record, who would be sending down carrier pigeons and who would be climbing the balloon to fix the valve? Let us know, but first enjoy our review of The Aeronauts! Then stay for one of the BEST Top 5’s you’ve ever heard and get in on the ground floor of a brand new GrouperMowl snack!

  • Gemini Man (2019)

    Episode  |  January 26th, 2020  |  46 mins 1 sec

    Could CG Will Smith remake all the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episodes? What happens if we have CG Will Smiths all the way down? We discuss the uncanniest of valleys and the limitless charisma of Will Smith, all while reviewing Gemini Man!

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    Episode  |  January 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins

    It’s Star Wars time listeners, and we have brought a very special guest to the Jedi council: Cecily! We discuss her experience of watching all nine movies for the first time recently and then rip into the final installment of the saga: The Rise of The Skywalker The. (You’ll get it once you listen). Then stay for our Top 5 movie score themes!

  • Angel Has Fallen (2019)

    Episode  |  January 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Any movie that gets 93% on Rotten Tomatoes from the audience has to be pretty good right? RIGHT? I mean this movie has Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, AND more practical explosions than a Michael Bay joint! Well, maybe not that many. Anyway, Nate and Stephen disagree on this one, but come together for their Top 5 sodas in the end.

  • Ad Astra (2019)

    Episode  |  January 5th, 2020  |  58 mins 55 secs

    Ad Astra, or Ad nauseam? We go to the future looking for the answer of whether or not this week’s Brad Pitt movie is actually good. And yes, we discuss the baboons. We also list our Top 5 Brad Pitt movies! So stop wondering WHAT’S IN THE BOX, and listen to this week’s episode!

  • The 2019 Mayo Awards

    Episode  |  December 29th, 2019  |  33 mins 35 secs

    It’s a night of tuxedos, Hollywood Stars and music, it’s the 2019 Movies All Year’Ound Awards! Plus a huge thank you to all our listeners and supporters. We love making MOTS and look forward to more great episodes in 2020!

  • Home Alone vs. Die Hard: What Makes a Christmas Movie?

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2019  |  52 mins 1 sec

    The time has come for the showdown of the decade. Will Die Hard remain a Christmas movie? Will Home Alone be dethroned from its holiday nostalgia? Find out as Stephen presents the Robles Rubric for Christmas Movie Canonization!

  • Noelle (2019)

    Episode  |  December 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min

    Can Anna Kendrick single-handedly save Christmas and Disney’s first attempt at an original Christmas movie direct to streaming?! Find out this week as we review the 2019 Disney + original: Noelle, and stay for a nostalgia filled Top 5 “Wintery Things.”