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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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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!

Jan 31, 2018

This week we moonrake our way back to 1979 to look around and check out its second highest-grossing movie Kramer Vs. Kramer! with our guest Mike Balazo we go over a whimsical escape from an authoritarian nightmare and then go over a movie about a boy and his son and his ex-wife and how family court is no fun. 

Dec 27, 2017

This week, Dave and Meg load up on various leftover nogs and head back to 1983 to watch it's second highest-grossing movie: Terms of Endearment with guest comedian Sam Burns!  We do a Canada Corner first half and go over a deadly toilet fire and a guy who landed a dead 767 on a racetrack before diving into a movie about a gin witch, her problematic daughter and the daughter's flappy husband who is actually full-on named Flap.  Good times!

Dec 20, 2017

This week it's a Christmas Special! So we're watching Love Actually, that British classic where everything is problematic but you love everyone in it so whatever!  We go over it all in time for when you half watch it in a day drunk this Christmas!

Dec 13, 2017

This week, Dave and Guest Meg Allison Dore Make a quick hop to 1988 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?  We go over the first guy to reach the north pole and peel away at an onion of why he's terrible before going over a movie that is somehow both good and no fun.

Dec 6, 2017

This week it's Meg's Birthday so it's another Meg Birthday Special! we watch her childhood favorite, the 1991 made for TV movie Adventures in Dinosaur City and go over unsettling puppets, unsettling sexuality, unsettling longshorts, and have a great time with this baffling work of cinematic... film.

Nov 22, 2017

This week, we attach unnecessary chairs to the sides of the time machine and dino-safari back to 1997 to have a look around and watch its second-highest grossing movie The Lost World Jurassic Park with guest comedian Nigel Grinstead! we first talk about a weird bug kid that invents Pokémon and whoopsie-doops caused a buncha seizures, then go over Spielberg's big good bad confusing simple mess featuring dinosaurs.

Nov 15, 2017

This week we grease up the time axles and head back to 1967 to have a look around and then watch its second highest-grossing movie: The Graduate with guest Selby Nixon.  We go over the life of a stupid nazi and then watch a movie that's amazingly made and yet still bleeeeeeak.

Jul 5, 2017

This week we saddle up our time horses and head back to 1991 to have another look around and see its number two movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with comedian Shawn Hogan.  We go over art thieves and a 1991 dutch art heist before going over a stunningly beautiful mess featuring Alan Rickman just going BANANAS.

Jun 28, 2017

This week, we start season of number twos and head back to 1995 to look into this one time Canada almost wasn't and then watch the Number 2 highest-grossing movie: Die Hard: With A Vengeance with Guest Meg Ryan Horwood and fwriter/co-host of the I Hate it but I Love it Podcast Jocelyn Geddie.  We go over the undying asshole John McClane, Jeremy Irons' onesie and other delights.

Jun 21, 2017

We're back! Dave and Meg have been away because their frail bodies failed them, but thanks to modern science they're back on their feet to go over all our favorite number ones and let you know how the show is gonna work now that we're moving on to the second highest grossing movies and revisiting years.  It's fun! We're back! And so on.

May 17, 2017

This week Meg is on assignment so Will Noye is in her timeseat for a trip to 1992 to continue in our series of Sylvester Stallone Hubris specials, but little did we know Stop or My Mom Will Shoot would work as well as it did.  It's dumb, it's bad, but wow everyone came to play.  Also we go insane. 

May 10, 2017

This week we park the time machine and hop in a memory sink to get back to 2011, have a look around and go over its highest grossing movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with habitual Potter guest Nile Séguin! We go over uprisings, earthquakes, spaceships and new heroes before diving back into the magical school where no-one should logically survive.

May 3, 2017

This week, we switch the time machine to RCS to stop the spin Armstrong style before Heading back to 1966 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie The Bible: In The Beginning which yes, is real and yes, is exactly what you think it is!  We go over the Gemini spacemen, Vietnam as an extension of President Johnson's underpants tackle and then yell about this ridiculous movie.

Apr 26, 2017

This week, Meg's back from flying a special assignment through time and space so we took a nice pleasure cruise to 1993 to catch another in our series of Stallone hubris pictures: Demolition Man!  We go over sexist seashells, Hunka-Chunka, and Wesley Snipes as one of the weirdest and most wonderfully dumb villains in film.

Apr 19, 2017

This week, we continue our ongoing obsession with everything Paul Newman ever did and watch his 1961 excuse for a vacation movie: Paris Blues with special guest Allison Dore! We go over why Ram Bowen (Paul Newman) is terrible and why Sidney Poitier decidedly isn't, parse out Gypsy the Cokehead guitar player and marvel at Louis Armstrong being Louis Armstrong.

Apr 12, 2017

This week, Dave and guest Meg Will Noye leave a time-machine jumpseat open for Elijah and head back to 1956 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: Cecil B. Demille's The Ten Commandments with our special guest Amanda Day!  We go over Russia calling out their ex-leader, how awful Alabama was and a year of comically awful Canadian plane crashes before going over the almost four-hour epic about Passover, during Passover! L'Chaim!

Apr 5, 2017

This week, Meg is on assignment so Kat Angus is guest Megging for our trip to 1928 to have a look around and watch the highest-grossing movie The Singing Fool with special guest Nigel Grinstead.  We go over whoopsie-doops antibiotic discoveries, pregnancy tests before the stick you pee on and then watch the most horrid thing we've sat through thus far for your entertainment.

Mar 29, 2017

This week Meg is away so we revisited one of the finest auteurs in bad cinema and checked out 1986s Cobra starring Sylvester Stallone, his ego, and some actors I guess.  With Special guest Craig Fay Dave goes over one of the laziest, uncooked movies ever made that is still somehow watchable.

Mar 22, 2017

This week we unwisely fill the time machine with hydrogen and float back to 1937 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with special guest Lucy Gervais! We go over Mae West's cheeky puppet innuendos, an air disaster, several other disasters and then chew through the obviously problematic but wicked pretty cartoon made by moustaches, amphetamines and aaaaaaall the cigarettes.

Mar 15, 2017

This week we pack our aluminium time tubes with yellow cake and fly on back to 2003 to have a look around and then review it's highest-grossing movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.  With special guest Blayne Smith we go over the unfortunate events of 2003 and then tussle with Tolkien, Meg's hatred of B-list Hobbits and the fat-shaming of Samwise Gamgee.

Mar 8, 2017

This week to celebrate our hundredth episode we got nostalgic and maybe self-indulgent and invited guest comedian Alex Wood to time vortex thingie back to 1996 and review the movie Dave and Meg conceived the show over: Star Trek First Contact. We sing, we laugh, we posit old-timey borgs and just generally have a grand time.  Thanks for listening.

Mar 1, 2017

This week we armour up the time machine and slide back to 1940 to have a llok at the war and catch the highest-grossing movie: Rebecca with special guest Ben Beauchemin. We go over a very disconcerting winning streak for Hitler and chat about the crazy drunkard who went against him and then review a movie that switches protagonists halfway through and features a used car salesman/cousin/love interest?  

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.

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