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

  • 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!

  • X-Men Trilogy Part 2 (2011-2016)

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2019  |  31 mins 20 secs

    Confucius once said, you can never have too many X-Men movies, especially when they star Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Amirite? Well in preparation for the new Dark Phoenix movie this summer, we decided to review a second crop of X-Men movies!

    Plus you’ll hear about Nate’s new business idea, the difference between an alicorn and a unicorn, AND the anatomy of a joke.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Episode  |  May 26th, 2019  |  36 mins 2 secs

    If you ever wondered what kind of movie Nate loves the most, it’s the kind that has giant primates, lizards, and Samuel L. Jackson glaring vengefully. As it would happen, that’s exactly what this Avengers prequel movie provides!

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Episode  |  May 19th, 2019  |  31 mins 40 secs

    What is the most amount of guests we can squeeze into 1 MOTS episode? Two? Three? How about FOUR special guests plus Nate and Stephen discussing the biggest box office opening ever, Avengers: Endgame!

  • X-Men Trilogy Part 1 (2000-2006)

    Episode  |  May 12th, 2019  |  35 mins 12 secs

    We believe the original X-Men movie from 2000 A.D. is the origin of the modern superhero movie. Some people may disagree, but they’re wrong. So Nate and I offer this three movie review as our dissertation of why X-Men is really good.