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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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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 22, 2017

This week we invite frequent time flyer Ryan Horwood back to take a trip to 1956 to catch this podcast's favorite actor in his boxing movie: Somebody Up There Likes Me.  We go over the movie and are amazed to find Paul Newman can make old filmed play black and white boxing nonsense watchable as all hell.

Feb 15, 2017

This week we saddle up a time elephant and safari our way back to 1950 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: King Solomon's Mines with special guest Jennifer McAuliffe.  We go over the Korean and Cold wars because we have to, then go over a tale of some people who wanted to go somewhere and then did and there were lots of animals and that's it, really.

Feb 8, 2017

This week Meg is back pulling time levers to get us back to 1934 to have a look around and watch it's highest-grossing movie: Viva Villa! with special guest, writer and tweetist Karen Geier.  We go over the dirt stormy criminal shooty child exploiting nightmare of 1934, then ponder the layers of wrong and bad that make up Viva Villa!

Feb 1, 2017

This week, Meg is on assignment so Shawn Hogan is here to reload the time rods and bring us back to 1952 to find out what it was like and watch its highest grossing movie: The Greatest Show on Earth! With special guest Lukas Stark the mystery entertainer we go over the awful, awful year of dead kings and smog clouds before going over an ode to the deceased Ringling brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, which should have closed good riddance.  This movie is a horrific clown show that almost broke us, Jimmy Stewart playes a murder clown who never takes his makeup off, not even the weirdest part. Tune in!

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