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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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Jan 15, 2020

This week Alan Shane Lewis is back again, this time to jump on the emotional grenade that is Pixar's 2017 movie: Coco.  First we go over some guesses people made a long time ago about what happens when we die, and then watch a lighthearted children's film about that very same question! We cried so much!

Jan 8, 2020

This week Meg and Dave stick to last week's theme and watch another Roger Corman $23 Star Wars movie Battle Beyond the Stars! Marvel at the spaceship that has boobs! Also there are space heroes, some of whom also have boobs! And don't worry, there's other uncomfortable misunderstood elements of Heavy Metal Magazine as well pasted over a plot stolen from a better movie that stole it from another still better movie! It was bad, we had fun!

Jan 1, 2020

This week to celebrate the futuristic New Year of 2020, we headed back to 1979 to catch an all over the place weird cheap sci-fi masterpiece.  Meet Count Space Dracula, Hair Jedi, Princess Bikini Collar, Robot Southern Sheriff and their friends as they something something a doomsday weapon, you get the idea! It's tons of fun.

Dec 25, 2019

This week it is Christmas Day so we typed that into Netflix and went for it, for you! Happy days off to all!

Dec 18, 2019

This week Ashley Cooper is back to have a look at 1971s Disney Classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks! first we talk over the ridiculous history of witchcraft in Canada before going over a very baffling and expensive classic with witches, spells, the blitz, nazis, living suits of armour and a guy so scared of kids he joined the army in 1940.

Dec 11, 2019

This week special guest Rebecca Reeds is back to check out 1992's The Mighty Ducks! We first go over a very Canadian tale of hockey and some other things we might wanna examine more before talking about being so upset you become a lawyer, making bespoke dog poops for pranks and midnight skate flashbacks plus so much more.

Dec 4, 2019

This week we're doing a Meg's Birthday special and catching one of her childhood favourites from 1985: Ewoks: The Battle for Endor! We go over what Wilfrid Brimley is doing there, the weird way it is both very cheap and ungodly expensive, the pros and cons of using a real 5-year old who looks tired and why you should never whisper your secrets to birds.

Nov 27, 2019

This week we are back from one of our now traditional Dave's spine goes out breaks and we are checking out 1986s Iron Eagle with special guest Josh O'Keefe! We first go over a famous Canadian Pilot before seeing the craziest 80s-est thing to grace the podcast in years. Jet planes! Treason! Using teenage hijinks to steal state secrets! A man who we are to believe is legally named Chappie! It's really got it all.

Oct 30, 2019

This week, we're doing an audience suggestion special! One of you asked us to watch Magic Mike XXL, so we did, and oh lord did we like it! We talk about the divorced mum inside us all, the tale of Mr Andie McDowell and are reminded that sexuality is a wide, beautiful spectrum that entirely agrees that Channing Tatum dances real good.

Oct 23, 2019

This week Bryn Pottie is back and we're talking the tale of a real Québec Rambo before talking about another French guy who killed people: Léon: The Professional! First we talk about Léo, the eyepatched war hero before discussing a confession of crimes with an action movie in it called Léon.

Oct 15, 2019

This week we watched a movie while the Canadian Turkey was in the oven for Canadian Thanksgiving and recorded you a Canadian Thanksgiving Special where we talk about the nicest movie we know: The Princess Bride!  Why is it so nice? We try and find out for your entertainment while the smell of poultry and birdflesh wafted at us!

Oct 9, 2019

This week special guest Dylan Gott is back to swing back to 1941 to catch the animated classic Dumbo! First we go over the history of Toronto from the last ice age up until a clown vs firefighters riot in 1855, then we try and parse the nice children's movie that also has racism and a mushroom trip in it.

Oct 2, 2019

This week special guest Craig Fay is back to head back to 2003 to have a look at Kill Bill Volume 1! First we go over another Canadian History story about how the past is awful and then we go over Quentin Tarantino's kung-fu foot classic Kill Bill Volume 1.

Sep 25, 2019

This week our special guest had an emergency involving a cat and a skunk and a hose so we swerved off course and watched the bonkers 2015 classic bad movie Jupiter Ascending! Illegal telescopes! Channing Tatum the dogfaced bodyguard with wings! Marrying your mom as a casual plot point halfway through, that kinda thing.

Sep 18, 2019

This week we swing back to 1966 to catch the movie fox made to cash in on James Bond, Our Man Flint with special guest Alan Shane Lewis! We first go over a real life cold war spy who betrayed his homeland because of how nice he thought Ottawa was before going over the silly weird campy classic Our Man Flint!

Sep 11, 2019

This week we're headed back to 1987 to watch Predator because we felt like it! First we discuss the tale of a Hockey Player and a businessman... but not the same guy. Then we go over the bicep and foliage festival that is Predator. A Hearty "get to the choppa!" to you listeners!

Sep 4, 2019

This week is back to school times, so we figured why not invite a teacher and coincidentally Dave's lady friend Anne-Marie along to swing back to 1986 to catch Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School! We go over the baffling symptoms that come with Dangerfield infection, what Sam Kinison was, how this was a very odd away mission for Lieutenant Dax and flip out lids over the Vonnegut gag.

Aug 21, 2019

(Content Warning, the history story this week is about a sexual assault, so it comes up, so maybe try our Home Alone episode which has a history half about Moscow Cheeseburgers.)

This week special guest Bryn Pottie is back and we're headed back to 2001 to catch its action meh Exit Wounds! First we talk about something that, like exit wounds, was shot in Toronto before going over a movie that really shoulda been better.

Aug 14, 2019

This week we're back from our comedy festival/summer vacation hiatus and to celebrate we hopped back to 2011 and watched Dave's favourite movie Tinker Tailor Solider Spy! We discuss bog teachers murdering owls to show dominance, discover that spying in the 1970s seems to have been over 85% smoking and being cryptic and discover that the evil spymaster Karla is a bit of a dramatic debbie.

Jul 17, 2019

This week in preparation for Meg going to the Just For Laughs Festival for a few weeks we sat down and tried to pick through the biggest, loudest, confusingest movie we could find: The Fate of the Furious.  We try to figure out what is happening, why it may be happening, and why none of that matters because vroom vroom pow pow family.

Jul 10, 2019

This week we're in 1988 and watching John Waters' Hairspray with special guest Ian Gordon! First we carry on our series of research stories on Canadians with Viola Desmond, the lady who ignored the Halifax explosion as a baby and got better at dealing with crazy bullshit that wasn't her fault from there. Then we go over the charming dancing weird camp high school play of a movie that is Hairspray. John Waters if it's ever convenient come on by for dinner.

Jul 3, 2019

This week we swing back by bad movie town and settle in for the swordfighting dude classic: Highlander with special guest Bee Bertrand! We talk about Sean Connery's peacock frock, sword detectives, how much weight a Queen soundtrack can carry and just a whole lot of trying to figure out the freaky sexual over and under and just normal tones of this thing.

Jun 19, 2019

This week special guest Cathryn Naiker is here to continue our series on movies vaguely related to interesting Canadians with 2014s Hercules! First we meet a giant very strong french baby that lifted heavy things to folk herodom: Louis Cyr, then wade into the weird murky swamp that is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's baffling Hercules movie.

Jun 12, 2019

This week special guest Rebecca Reeds is back to learn about Canadian Icon Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw and watch a lovely piece of fluff, Legally Blonde! First we talk about how badass you had to be to get a medical license as a woman in 1905 and stumble through a real cool life before being charmed thoroughly by the fluffiest of fluff.

Jun 5, 2019

This week we come back from our little life break to watch chapter 2 in the Meg-bothering series of John Wick movies! We discover that everyone has a wife-dog, wine puns are weird for guns and have entirely too much fun misnaming everyone who isn't named John.

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