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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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Feb 13, 2019

This week we're back in 1982 to catch the Dolly Parton Burt Reynolds best darn thing we ever did see The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with special guest Clare Belford.  We go over a bunch of historical bawdy houses before losing our minds at how much we love Dolly Parton, this movie and Dolly Parton.

Feb 6, 2019

This week we're in 1984 to watch Michael Douglas swing on ropes in Romancing the Stone! We first go over a tale of eating off treasure and figure out how British treasure law works before we go over a kinda fun kinda slow except when there's crocodiles movie with special guest Ashley Cooper!

Jan 30, 2019

This week we continue our study of the late seventies, heading to 1978 to watch a hugely successful Clint Eastwood movie involving an Orangutan, construction site and meatlocker boxing and Beverly D'Angelo in a nice big sweater.  With special guest Alan Shane Lewis we first go over the funniest of the great apes before diving into a movie about... still not sure!

Jan 23, 2019

This week we stayed over in 1979 from last week but left New York and checked out San Francisco with guest Rebecca Reeds before going over a movie with an amazing pitch that is all over the place bananas: Time After Time! Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen and David Warner do a movie with an insane plot and play it so straight you<re quite totally baffled by the whole experience!

Jan 16, 2019

This week we throw the agenda out the time machine window for Season 3!  Dave and Meg and special guest Shawn Hogan go over why Movie New York AKA actual New York in the seventies was like that before gawking at it in 1979s youths punching epic The Warriors! 

Jan 9, 2019

Content Warning: This movie is real sexual assaulty in a few ways and we talk about 'em. This week we're back from our holiday carb binges and we wanted to do a meta thing and watch a movie from the year we were born set in the year we... are in.  So we watched 1987s The Running Man! We go over how close it got, our favorite murder clown from the TV and Jesse Ventura's wig being on wrong.

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