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

  • 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.”

  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1998)

    Episode  |  December 8th, 2019  |  53 mins 19 secs

    Ok, hear us out. We think this week’s Christmas movie, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is actually a horror movie. No, we’re not talking about the horror of how bad this movie is, but the actual genre too. Just listen, ‘cause we make a pretty good case. Also, we do our Top 5 Christmas party snacks!

  • Die Hard (1988)

    Episode  |  December 1st, 2019  |  47 mins 17 secs

    The Christmas season has begun! But is this week’s movie actually a Christmas movie? Tell us what you think, as we review the 1988 Bruce Willis classic, Die Hard!

  • Waterworld (1995)

    Episode  |  November 24th, 2019  |  50 mins 30 secs
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    The Polar ice caps have melted, the Earth is covered in water, and Kevin Costner isn’t really that much of a fish. But he may be an X-Man. We review the 1995 Costner Classic, Waterworld and perform a dramatic reading of the bespoke water brand: Liquid Death!

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

    Episode  |  November 17th, 2019  |  36 mins 12 secs

    Can a franchise become sentient and present its own movie? Apparently Fast & Furious has done just that, and we review the 87th installment of this action-flooded genre: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw! Also, Nate is recording from a Mexico City hotel next to a sleeping roommate and has scheduled Lasik surgery for himself.

  • Yesterday (2019)

    Episode  |  November 10th, 2019  |  50 mins 47 secs

    After some brief follow-up on Fiji water, we have a special offer going on through the rest of 2019! Support us on Patreon and we’ll send you a free MOTS T-Shirt! AND if you sign up with $10+ monthly, we’ll up that to a hoodie for the winter season! That’s three exclamation points in a row!

    Next we get to Stephen’s crash course on The Beatles’ repertoire and our review of the 2019 movie: Yesterday. Finally, our Top 5 Beatles songs bring the show to a close with Nate singing all the hits.

  • The Lion King (2019)

    Episode  |  November 3rd, 2019  |  53 mins 50 secs

    A Patreon shout out, gas station candy ranking, an argument about the taste of water, but the main event is still our review of the 2019 remake: The Lion King!

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    Episode  |  October 27th, 2019  |  47 mins 20 secs

    We websling back into the Marvelverse and review Tom Holland’s second go at being Spider-Man! At first we reminisce about last week’s episode on Aladdin, but stay tuned for the end when we rank our Top 5 Spider-Man villains!

  • Aladdin (2019)

    Episode  |  October 20th, 2019  |  57 mins 27 secs

    You ain’t never had a MOTS episode like this! There’s so much singing, so much Vietnamese, and so many versions of “A Whole New World,” you may need to listen twice! Keep your hands and arms inside the carpet, and get ready for our long awaited review of Disney’s Aladdin(s)!

  • The Time Machine (2002)

    Episode  |  October 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 29 mins

    What do bootleg orcs, cheesy early 2000’s special effects and nostalgia have in common? The 2002 Time Machine movie of course! We have an extra long episode for you since we missed a week, but more importantly, we discuss where we would tattoo a portrait of our own face if under duress.

  • Interlude: Patreon Episode Sneak Peek

    Episode  |  October 6th, 2019  |  18 mins 52 secs

    We’ll be honest, it’s been pretty busy at the Baranowski and Robles estates, so we didn’t get a chance to review a movie this week. But fear not! We are giving you a peek behind the curtain at our Patreon-only feed! If you enjoy this random banter and reminiscing, consider supporting MOTS on Patreon and get access to a TON of these bonus episodes right away! And we release bonus episodes every week! Visit patreon.com/moviesontheside to learn more, and if you support the show with $20 or more, we’ll review the movie of your choice!

  • National Treasure (2004)

    Episode  |  September 29th, 2019  |  38 mins 54 secs

    How many clues does it take to get to the center of a Nicholas Cage impression? Or is it just clues all the way down? Find out as we review the 2004 Disney movie: National Treasure!

  • 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.