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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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Apr 27, 2016

This week, as promised, we take a time uber back to 2008 with Indiana Jones guest Nigel Grinstead to for some reason subject ourselves to it's almost big gross movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  We also drank enough beer to sing more than usual.

Apr 20, 2016

This week we ignore the Brown time treaty of 2025 and fly our time machine smack-dab into 1985 to look around before watching its highest-grossing movie: Back to the Future with Darren Springer.  We go over a horrifying plethora of plane crashes, a french mission against hippies and a tuna scandal before uncomfortably revisiting a cinematic... gem?

Mar 2, 2016

This week we go galavanting in the time machine in search of Paul Newman movies and lasso the 1966 mystery Harper with Rob Mailloux

Jan 27, 2016

This week we put on our best black suits and say goodbye to a man who's been in an awful lot of our favorite movies (and a fair few Big Gross ones) Mr. Alan Rickman, by watching a movie of his that should have been bigger and Grosser: Galaxy Quest.

 

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Jan 20, 2016

This week we punch each other out of the windshield of the time machine and land in 1981 to have a look around and watch the highest grossing movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark with our Indy expert comedian Nigel Grinstead.  We talk about world leader shootings, Mrs. Thatcher's stone heart and then watch Indiana Jones punch and shoot and whip things and go over it for you.

 

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Jan 13, 2016

This week we elegantly twirl the Time Machine back to 1964 to look around and watch the highest grossing movie My Fair Lady with Guest Ryan Horwood. We talk about President "burp into the phone" Johnson, go over Canada's Flag and recap the misogynist wet dream that is My Fair Lady.

Jan 6, 2016

This week, Co-host Meg Mackay and special guest Kyle Lucey are here to hold the time machine's hair back as it pukes through it's new years hangover and ferries us to 2002 to look around and catch it's highest grossing movie.  We talk about color-coded scary things and such before going over the epic middle child of Peter Jackson: The Lord of the Rings: Thw Two Towers.

 

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Dec 30, 2015

This week we swing back to 1982 in the time machine with Special Guest Will Noye to catch one of our nerdy, sad favourites: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  We ponder many aspects, chiefly why Spock didn't use tongs or something.  Regular ep next week.

Dec 23, 2015

This week, because christmas, enjoy this bonus episode.  We park the time machine and recap Creed, the new Rocky thingie with Rocky expert Alex Wood!

Dec 16, 2015

This week Meg Mackay fell off the time machine again, landing somewhere in Victorian England, presumably on a pile of poor children, but worry not as I swung back and got Guest Meg Amanda Day to swing back to 1930 to watch it's highest grossing movie: All Quiet on the Western Front!  We talk about fancy innovations like exploding airships and flying cows and go over a sombre, reflective, profound meditation on war... blockbuster?  The Past is weird guys, with Special guest Craig Fay!

 

Dec 9, 2015

This week we engage the sadness Matrix and fly to 1970 fueled only by special guest's Dean Young's tears to look around and check out its big gross movie: Love Story.  We discuss the end of the seventies, Kent State, More Nixon and go over perhaps the worst excuse for a love story ever produced, the inexplicably dumb Love Story.

Dec 2, 2015

This week we make meatballs in the Time machine's new crock-pot based reactor and head back to 1955 to have a look about and watch it's Big Gross Movie: Lady and the Tramp!  We discuss the Warsaw pact, the horrible racism of... everything and then settle in to watch an entitled rich lady meet a roguish tramp and act baffled when he turns out to sleep around a lot, with special guest Ryan Dillon!

Nov 25, 2015

This week we finger-light the time machine to 1982 to look around and watch it's big gross movie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial!  We talk about Mrs. Thatcher's toy war, the weird, boring way Canada came to be, and then go over the heartwarming fecal puppet antics of a space alien with special guest and comedian Aisha Brown.

Nov 4, 2015

This week comedian Cathryn Naiker stumbled into a stockpile of fissile time-machine grade material somehow so we swung by the nightmare sandwich dimension to pick up Co-host Meg Mackay on the way to check out 1990 and its big gross movie Ghost.  We talk about weaponised GnR, the best guy ever, and go over the Oka crisis before emotionally exploding. 

 

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Jul 8, 2015

This week the piece of garbage time machine poops out so we do a progress report on the big gross movies of 2015 so far, some of which we have never goddamn heard of. Listen along as Meg realises her life's ambition is to live in a cottage with Michelle Rodriguez and Chris Pratt with a nearby Raptor Paddock and Dave feels strong things about Gasoline in the desert.  We also talk about women in movies and how there aren't very many.

Jul 1, 2015

This week, we spin the time machine wheels back to 1994 and watch its big gross movie: The Lion King! We talk about A mostly awful year, make light of OJ Simpson and revisit various childhood traumas with our very special guest Amanda Brooke-Perrin!

Jun 24, 2015

This week we drown the time machine in unicorn blood and visit the uncomfortably crappy year of 2001 and watch it's big gross movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  Learn about crazy Nepalese stuff, awful songs and enjoy as we run over a year at a jarringly negligent wizard school with our special guest Nile Seguin.

Jun 17, 2015

This year we crank the atomic engines on the time machine back to 1953 and go over its big gross movie: Peter Pan. We Talk about Eisenhower, Nukuler test 'splosions, awful music and an offensive romp through the opium dreams of Edwardian Children raised by a magic dog with our guest Ryan Horwood

Jun 10, 2015

This week we sail the old ship time machine into 1973 to examine it and its big gross movie: The Exorcist.  With special guest Amanda Day we go over fuel shortages, a landmark in women's rights and a really shitty few months for a little girl and a greek priest.

Jun 3, 2015

Join us as we paddle our time canoe back to 1980 and check out its big gross movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! Come for the Iran Hostage Crisis and Crazy mountain explosion, stay for the discussion about Yoda's bum.  With Special Guest Allison Dore.

May 27, 2015

This week we throttle the time machine to medium and skip back to 1991 and watch its big gross movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day with comedian Shawn Hogan.  The Soviet union collapses! The (first) Gulf War! An awful murderer! Also, the best action movie that features time travelling murder robots falling into a vat of orange drink.

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