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

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

    Episode  |  September 22nd, 2019  |  34 mins 34 secs

    What would Nate sound like as a history teacher? Find out in this week’s episode as he gives a doctoral thesis of the Persian Empire, and why this might not be the worst movie in the world! Even including the doe-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal and all.

  • Australia (2008)

    Episode  |  September 15th, 2019  |  52 mins 33 secs

    Can the eyes of Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in a henley carry an entire 3-Hour movie? Probably. But luckily Australia has a lot more to offer than that. We review this 2008 Baz Luhrmann epic this week on MOTS!

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

    Episode  |  September 8th, 2019  |  48 mins 16 secs

    How many Godzilla movies does it take to break a Nate Baranowski? This many apparently. We spend this entire episode breaking down the 2019 hodgepodge of monsters and lizards, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

    Episode  |  September 1st, 2019  |  22 mins 52 secs

    What‘s the ideal genre of movie to watch while a hurricane looms in the Atlantic? A disaster movie of course! This week we review the 2004 classic, The Day After Tomorrow. And we even squeeze in our Top 5 Roland Emmerich movies!

  • Shazam! (2019)

    Episode  |  August 25th, 2019  |  31 mins 36 secs

    Is it fair to compare the seven deadly sins in Shazam! to real-live cataracts? How exactly does one say the name “Levi”? All this plus our new segment: 30 second movie pitch on this week’s episode of MOTS!

  • Van Helsing (2004)

    Episode  |  August 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    We return to our rose colored glasses era and review the 2004 Jackman / Beckinsale special: Van Helsing! Our Top 5 is all about Hugh, and we have a very special announcement. We don’t want to give it away but...WE HAVE MERCH!!

  • Men in Black: International (2019)

    Episode  |  August 11th, 2019  |  30 mins 47 secs

    Nothing satisfies quite like Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, black suits, and aliens. But does the latest MIB installment have that special sauce?? Find out in today’s episode and stay for Nate and Stephen’s ranking of ALL Men In Black movies!

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Episode  |  August 4th, 2019  |  48 mins 46 secs

    Nate sings Newsies, Stephen sings Aladdin, we give some shout outs, review the manga inspired Alita: Battle Angel, and then list our Top 5 Young Adult Movies!

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

    Episode  |  July 28th, 2019  |  33 mins 4 secs

    At the request of our newly crowned CEO, Hector, we have reviewed the 2010 “classic”: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World! And a top speed Top 5 of our favorite indie rock band names!

  • Mortal Engines (2018)

    Episode  |  July 21st, 2019  |  36 mins 38 secs

    After some exciting updates to our MOTS Family 3D Triangle, and a little teaser for our MOTS Patreon, we review the 2018 dystopian-fantasy movie: Mortal Engines!

  • Déjà Vu (2006)

    Episode  |  July 14th, 2019  |  33 mins 36 secs

    Is it possible to love Denzel Washington too much? No, we don’t think so. That’s why we’re so glad to review our first Denzel Washington movie: Déjà Vu! Plus we rank our personal favorite Denzel movies in this week’s Top 5!

  • Morning Glory (2010)

    Episode  |  July 7th, 2019  |  52 mins 6 secs

    Yes, we reviewed yet another Rachel McAdams movie, but this one is Nate’s favorite. Our hosts accept the bottle cap challenge, we argue the overall quality of “Morning Glory,” Nate gushes, Stephen is meh about it, and we list our favorite Harrison Ford movies!

  • Passengers (2016)

    Episode  |  June 30th, 2019  |  49 mins 56 secs

    If you were destined to spend your entire life stranded on a space ship with the ability to wake someone else to share your fate, would you do it?! Nate and Stephen discuss the hard questions of life and review Passengers, then rank their Top 3 stranded movies!

  • Interview with Animator Valerie Scheiber

    Episode  |  June 23rd, 2019  |  50 mins 39 secs

    Nate is back and we have a special interview episode with Valerie Scheiber, a feature film animator who’s worked on Snow White and the Huntsman, Hotel Transylvania 2, X-Men, and more! Stick around for our Top 3 animated movies after 2000!

  • Dark Phoenix

    Episode  |  June 16th, 2019  |  44 mins 3 secs

    On this special episode of MOTS, you get an incredible intro from Father Baranowski and then a special guest hosting episode from Brother Baranowski! We discuss the just released X-Men movie: Dark Phoenix and give Jacob a shot at naming his Top 5 mutants.

  • Nacho Libre

    Episode  |  June 9th, 2019  |  41 mins 52 secs

    The battle is on as our two luchadors enter the ring and fight over the Jack Black classic film, Nacho Libre! Then our hosts pull their Top 5 movies from the year 2006!