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

  • Venom (2018)

    Episode  |  March 17th, 2019  |  47 mins 25 secs

    We have a BIG show for you this week! After unveiling our brand-new look at MOTS, Nate visits Hollywood, we do a deep-dive on hand sanitizer, then a record-breaking review for the 2018 movie “Venom”. Lastly, we rank the Frito-Lay party pack chips (Spoiler: BBQ chips are terrible).

  • A Quiet Place & Bird Box

    Episode  |  March 10th, 2019  |  56 mins 35 secs

    After comparing a stair-master to a form of torture and revealing Stephen’s next musical debut, we review John Krazinski and Emily Blunt’s “A Quiet Place” while comparing it to Bird Box! At the end, we stumble through a Top 5 monsters / monster movies that ends in controversy.

  • Robin Hood (2018)

    Episode  |  March 3rd, 2019  |  52 mins 57 secs

    What if your thought-to-be deceased fiancé comes back and finds you engaged to someone else?? A real Cast Away situation. Nate and Stephen discuss what they would do, and how much Nate spent on Chipotle in 2018. Plus we review the 2018 Robin Hood and list our Top 5 Movie Archers!

  • God’s Not Dead (2014)

    Episode  |  February 26th, 2019  |  52 mins 7 secs

    Buckle up family, this is gonna be a deep one. After a brief foray into Nate’s first hover boarding experience, which Disney princess we’re most like, and a special fan shout-out, Nate and Stephen willingly ride a unicycle across a tightrope over a pit of poisonous vipers while attempting to juggle knives and live grenades simultaneously.

    In other words, we review the 2014 movie, “God’s Not Dead.”

  • The Post (2017)

    Episode  |  February 17th, 2019  |  35 mins 12 secs

    Does a head cold make for a better podcasting voice? Most likely. This time-shifted episode reviews the 2017 movie, The Post. Then stay for our Top 5 Steven Spielberg movies!

  • The Meg

    Episode  |  February 10th, 2019  |  53 mins 9 secs

    Can you drink a gallon of milk in 1 hour? What about 10 saltines in under 1 minute? We discuss, then add some follow up on our Pixar character and Aquaman episodes. After, we wade into shark infested waters by reviewing “The Meg” and finally, rank our Top 5 bald actors!

  • Aquaman

    Episode  |  February 3rd, 2019  |  26 mins 22 secs
    aquaman, comic, dc, justice, league

    For the second time ever, Nate and Stephen watch a movie in theaters, IN PERSON. We watch the incredibly overrated Aquaman, and then proceed to review the movie in a car.

  • Incredibles 2

    Episode  |  January 27th, 2019  |  51 mins 39 secs
    disney, incredibles, pixar

    Who are your favorite Pixar characters? A tough question Nate and Stephen tackle in our Top 5 this week, but first we review the much anticipated sequel, Incredibles 2!

  • The Greatest Showman

    Episode  |  January 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    At long last, Nate and Stephen wax poetically about musicals on the show! We review the cultural phenomenon “The Greatest Showman”, and then SING our Top 5 Broadway Musical numbers!

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Episode  |  January 13th, 2019  |  46 mins
    asians, crazy, rich

    Nate and Stephen ask why you, listener, loved our Me Before You episode so much, and then dive into the cultural phenomenon, Crazy Rich Asians! Then stay for our Top 3 favorite women and men leads in a romantic comedy.

  • San Andreas

    Episode  |  January 6th, 2019  |  47 mins 10 secs
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    Happy New Year from Nate and Stephen! We kick off the year right with non other than an implausible disaster movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Come for our review and stay for our Top 5 Movie Posters starring Dwayne Johnson!

  • Christmas Spectacular 2018

    Episode  |  December 23rd, 2018  |  28 mins 42 secs
    christmas, movies, music, traditions

    On this special Christmas episode, Nate and Stephen skip reviewing a movie entirely and give not one, not two, but THREE Top 5’s! Top 5 Christmas songs, Worst 5 Christmas songs, Top 5 Christmas movies, and finally, our favorite childhood traditions.

  • It’s A Wonderful Life

    Episode  |  December 16th, 2018  |  35 mins 52 secs
    christmas, eggnog, holidays

    It’s Part 1 of our Movies On The Side Christmas Spectacular! We learn Stefen’s one Christmas wish, taste some eggnog, and then review the Holiday classic: It’s a Wonderful Life.

  • Pearl Harbor (2001)

    Episode  |  December 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    harbor, pearl, war, world

    Recorded on the 77th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Nate and Stephen reviewed none other than the 2001 Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale movie of the same name. Of course, first we cover the trustworthiness of the popcorn button on your microwave and what it’s like talking to a butcher. Finally, our Top 5 war movies, plus a Bonus game after the credits roll.

  • GoldenEye

    Episode  |  December 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Could you break a window in an emergency situation? Nate and Stephen discuss, and then go into an EPIC review of the 1995 Pierce Brosnan film: GoldenEye! No, not the Nintendo 64 game. (Don’t miss the cameo by a premiere medical student by the way.) Lastly, our Top 5 Bond movies since Brosnan’s debut.

  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)

    Episode  |  November 25th, 2018  |  42 mins 9 secs
    2009, friday, holmes, sherlock, thanksgiving

    A little foreign object follow-up, Thanksgiving debrief, and memories of Black Fridays gone by. Then we review one of Nate’s all-time favorites: the 2009 Sherlock Holmes! Followed by our Top 5 movies from 2009.