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Big Gross Movies

Comedians Dave Atkinson and Meg Mackay invite hilarious guests to go back in time to study the popular culture and history of a year and then watch the highest grossing movie of that year to try and find out why it was that year's Big Gross Movie.
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Aug 15, 2018

This week we're back to take a trip back to 2008 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: Kung Fu Panda with special guest Vance Banzo!  We talk about Iraq and the hero who emerged from there in 2008 and then recap a movie that is what is says it is and nothing more!

Aug 8, 2018

This week we dusted off one of our finest episodes because we went on vacation and couldn't be bothered to record an episode so we dress up the time machine in Gold and head to 1963 to look around and watch its big gross movie: Cleopatra.  We talk about the Birmingham campaign, Kennedy things, and then talk about the four hour money fire that is Cleopatra.  With special guest Ted Morris.

Aug 1, 2018

This week we carry on with the Summer Special series with a trip back to 1991 to catch Sylvester Stallone make a mistake called Oscar! We try to figure out what went wrong and come up Sly, featuring worst actor lady, Tim Curry the elocution robot, Spartacus SlapDaddy and Marisa Thomei for some reason.

Jul 25, 2018

This week, we slide back to 2013 to catch one of its white house die hards White House Down starring President Jamie Foxx Obama and Channing Tatum McLane and James Woods as himself! It's... not that bad!

Jul 18, 2018

This week we turn the time machine into whatever kind of truck that pays us money and head back to 2011 to watch its second highest grossing movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon with guest Alan Shane Lewis! In our history deep-dive we go over a real jerk's hidey-house before losing our minds for your entertainment watching the awful robot movie!

Jul 11, 2018

This week Cathryn Naiker is back in the time machine for a trip to 1968 to have a look around and watch its second highest grossing movie: Funny Girl!  We go over a crazy rich guy who did a crazy rich guy thing before marveling at Ms. Streisand and Sexy vampire Omar Sharif.

Jul 4, 2018

This week we're joyriding back to 1995 to watch one of the best bad movies we've ever seen.  It has it all, Clint Howard shoving old ladies, a guy with straps holding his brains in, a conflict over the only girlfriend in the land, and never forget:

so.

much.

punching.

Jun 27, 2018

This week Allison Dore is back with us for a trip to 1978 to have a look around and watch its second highest grossing movie Superman!  We go over the story of Charlie the teen-marrier before being enormously disappointed with Superman.

Jun 20, 2018

This week we had to get an episode in a hurry so we barreled back to 1991 and watched our new favorite movie Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey! We go over robot doubles, death, George Carlin and fascist Fred the villain man.

Jun 13, 2018

This week, we spin up the time machine and head back to 1961 to have a look around and watch the second highest-grossing movie: West Side Story with Christophe Davidson! We go over a sneaky cold war spy ring led by a Russian pretending to be Gord the Gumball salesman before diving into a classic musical about street gangs, racism and lateral violence! Also love I guess.

Jun 6, 2018

This week, Meg is back from her assignment so to celebrate we're doing a Weird movie special! We go back to 1984 to have a look at The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, an insane fever dream of a movie with a closing sequence you should watch on youtube.

May 30, 2018

This week, Meg is on assignment so Will Noye is back to watch another Star Trek Movie! We warp back to 1989 to catch Star Trek V: The Final Frontier AKA the one Shatner directed AKA the one where they shoot a photon torpedo at God Almighty.  Lotsa fun!

May 23, 2018

This week we have a boyish Q outfit us with well-tailored timesuits and head back to 2012 to have another look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie Skyfall with resident special guest Nigel Grinstead! We go into the history of Canada's most famous old-timey torture prison and then go over an unnecessarily gorgeous batman movie starring James Bond!

May 16, 2018

This week, we take a jump back to 2006 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: The Da Vinci Code with special guest Alan Shane Lewis! We go over a crazy 2006 robbery and the robber who robbed it before being upset at the something something Jesus haircut movie.

May 9, 2018

This week, we crash back to 1954 to have another look around and watch it's second highest-grossing movie White Christmas with special guest Bryn Pottie! First we tell the tale of Saint Fred who helped and then move on to not being very impressed with Bing Crosby at all.

May 2, 2018

This week, after pondering Face/Off in a previous show, we head back to 1997 and went to the theatre next to the one we were seeing that in, avoided paradoxes, and caught the other Movie Nicholas Cage was in that month: Con Air! It's absolutely ants in the pants crazy.

Apr 25, 2018

This week, we flood the bilge-tanks on the time machine and head back to 20003 to have a look around and watch its second highest grossing movie: Finding Nemo with special guest Dan Galea! We go over why an old lady got to drink for free (it was for killing Nazis) and then talk about Pixar's charming fish-themed emotional manipulation experiment!

Apr 18, 2018

This week we load up the time machine with tasty treats for our trip back to 1992 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: The Bodyguard with special guest Clare Belford.  First we talk about space punching people and 1980 Chevy Malibus and then we pick apart the dumb movie that lets you see Whitney Houston be amazing a few times in between a weird buncha stuff with swords and bombs.

Apr 11, 2018

This week, we had some stuff come up so it's a BAD MOVIE SPECIAL! Dave and Meg go over 1987s weird bad silly cannon films masterpiece: Masters of the Universe.  Masks! Other Masks! Courtney Cox? Buddy from Voyager? Yes, those things.

Apr 4, 2018

This week, to celebrate three years of Big Gross Movies we torture Meg by watching her most hated of Dad movies: John Wick.  We invent the John Wick Game, go over the trials of evil Russian Santa.

Mar 28, 2018

This week we zip back to 1981 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie On Golden Pond! First we go over an incident involving the Queen, a Horse from Saskatchewan and big hats before quickly summing up a movie where nothing happens for a very long time and then you're done.

Mar 21, 2018

This week we take our shortest hop back to 2015 to go over a military pillow fight gone awry and check out the second highest-grossing movie of 2015 Jurassic World with special guest Nigel Grinstead!

Mar 14, 2018

This week we head back to 1993, this time to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie Mrs. Doubtfire with special guest comedian Rebecca Reeds, we go over a pizza empire's blimp-based folly and then realize that Sally Field was right and should have full custody of them kids.

Mar 7, 2018

This week we fire up the time machine and head back to 1987 once again, this time to catch the number two movie: Fatal Attraction with Special guest Jess Williams! We go over the tale of a teen who hated his new school sooooooo much he got Interpol involved, then try to pick ourselves back up after being shattered by the offensive yet still tense as can be tale of a guy screwing up and also a scary supernatural witch his wife has to shoot at the end.

Feb 28, 2018

This week, we take a joyride back to 1985 to have some fun and watch the classic action movie Commando! We go over the shootiest, explodingest, dumbest fun you can imagine that, it turns out, some people seem to think is a documentary.

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