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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.

Dec 19, 2018

This week the holidays ate our time so it's a bonus episode! We made too much podcast the week we watched Beethoven so here it is now for your holiday listening.  See you after I bring my Dad his 10 pounds of Christmas Bacon! Not a euphemism, literally 10 pounds of bacon.

Dec 12, 2018

This week it's Meg's Birthday so favourite guest Vance Banzo is here to watch a forgotten action movie from the latter half of the nineties to celebrate the miracle of Meg's life and her besting of the sea for another year in their lifelong struggle.  Under the influence of Cake we go over Bruce Willis' many wigs, everyone's bad accents and shooting your movie in what seems like a whole buncha places.

Dec 5, 2018

This week we mess around with the format again with Friend of the Show Bryn Pottie and watch the classic 1992 dog movie Beethoven! We go over the evil vet's evil plan, which is quite evil you see, marvel at the lady marmalade organ lady and criticize Bonnie Hunt's wifery.

Nov 28, 2018

This week, we bring back our very first guest to give a test-drive to the new season 3 format, so we went back to 1999 to have a look at Toy Story 2 to figure out why it's gross with Bobby Knauff.  Consumerism and emotional button-pushing, turns out.

Nov 21, 2018

This week, we crank up the time machine and head back to 1962 to have another look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie How the West was Won with special guest Dylan Gott! We go over how Canada did a socialism and everything was fine before trudging through a technical feat about... like rivers I guess?

Nov 14, 2018

This week, we drop off the time machine to get an oil change and instead play you a clip of your co-host Dave's act from a couple months ago! We'll be back next week with our usual history/movie oddities.

Nov 7, 2018

This week we head back to 2009 to have a look around and watch its second highest grossing movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with guest Bryn Pottie, we go over a both very slick and very bumbly crime from '09 before tturning our attention to a movie that<s too in-betweeny to really stand on its own.

Oct 31, 2018

This week we pack up a case of Jack Daniels and head back to 1976 to have a look around and watch it's second highest-grossing movie A Star is Born with special guest Karen Geier!  We go over the tale of a cool but also awful bank robbery before wading into the boozy swamp of Streisand that is A Star is Born.

Oct 24, 2018

This week we decided to jump ship from our regular examinations of Sylvester Stallone's hubris to have a look at Vin Diesel's hubris instead so we swung back to 2015 to catch the passion project loosely based on his D&D Campaign: The Last Witch Hunter.  We talk about how talking about D&D to any outside person is inadvisable, and go over the insane ramblings of a megalomaniacal nerd that really, really doesn't like ladies.

Oct 17, 2018

This week we run a scam on the time machine to swing us back to 1973 to have a look around and watch its second highest grossing movie The Sting with special guest Brian Ward! We go over a crazy helicopter situation from '73 and then enjoy a classic movie starring Paul Newman's eyes and Robert Shaw's limp.

Oct 10, 2018

This week we veer offcourse on the way to 1970 and crash-land in 1993 and figured why not watch something with kicking, so we go over the Jean-Claude Van Damme John Woo movie featuring uncle Brimley and the snakefire man we found because of a google image result of JCVD biting a snake.

Oct 3, 2018

This week we get back in the time seats and head back to 1956 to have a look around and watch its second-highest grossing movie: Around the World in 80 Days with guest Nigel Grinstead!  We go over Elvis' middle part movements and their effect and then go over the weirdest britishest awful things we've seen!

Sep 26, 2018

This week we got the time machine stuck in a ditch in 1995 so decided to watch another Stallone movie to really get to the bottom of this thing so we watched Assassins! We go over the five or six plots this movie paws at and try to figure what on earth happened and sympathize with the wachowskis desire to get their names off this turd.

Sep 19, 2018

This week we get ourselves together after the hiatus and take a joyride back to 1995 to continue our study of Stallone's hubris with Judge Dredd! Clones that don't look like clones! Microwave clones that look like ice mummies! Et Cetera!

Sep 12, 2018

This week Meg got a chance to do a cool thing, so we continue our busy streak and we're running another episode from waaaay back, we'll have fresh stuff soon as we can!

 

This week we throw a few adorable tiny bear... things into the time furnace and fly our machine back to 1983 to have a glance around and see it's highest grossing movie  Return of the Jedi!  We talk about the world nearly exploding a few times, an italian man who has 105 problems and then review the little bear hover dirtbike desert bumhole epic Return of the Jedi with special guest Shawn Hogan.

Sep 5, 2018

Due to a Mom saying so, we couldn't get a shiny new episode recorded for you, so we went to the vault and got out one of our polished gems from way back! We'll be back as soon as we can get more than an hour in the same room.

This week we underestimate the yield of our time machine's nuclear engine and blast into 1954 to look around and watch its highest grossing movie: Rear Window.  We talk about supreme court decisions of some import, a giant explosion that sorta created Godzilla and then go over the suprisingly kick-ass Rear Window with fromsuperheroes.com creator/writer Diana McCallum.

Aug 29, 2018

This week your heroic hosts' frail forms have failed us all and we couldn't record an episode, so we went to the vault and brought out Episode 4 from when our mortal husks were not so dry and mouldy!

 

This episode we pedal the time machine into the morass of disco and flags that is 1976 and its Big Gross Movie: Rocky. With our special guest Alex Wood we talk the Turkey maneuvre, Mick and the Chicken-leg scourge and the emotional dams that are hats.

Aug 22, 2018

This week we crank up the time machine and head back to 1955 to have a look around and watch its second highest grossing movie: Oklahoma! We go over the tale of a French guy with awful busted up legs who caused a riot somehow and then go over the truly boring and terrible Oklahoma! Cowboys! Farmers! An entire plot based around a decision that is very, very clear from start!

Aug 15, 2018

This week we're back to take a trip back to 2008 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: Kung Fu Panda with special guest Vance Banzo!  We talk about Iraq and the hero who emerged from there in 2008 and then recap a movie that is what is says it is and nothing more!

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