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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 18, 2018

This week we load up the time machine with tasty treats for our trip back to 1992 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: The Bodyguard with special guest Clare Belford.  First we talk about space punching people and 1980 Chevy Malibus and then we pick apart the dumb movie that lets you see Whitney Houston be amazing a few times in between a weird buncha stuff with swords and bombs.

Apr 11, 2018

This week, we had some stuff come up so it's a BAD MOVIE SPECIAL! Dave and Meg go over 1987s weird bad silly cannon films masterpiece: Masters of the Universe.  Masks! Other Masks! Courtney Cox? Buddy from Voyager? Yes, those things.

Apr 4, 2018

This week, to celebrate three years of Big Gross Movies we torture Meg by watching her most hated of Dad movies: John Wick.  We invent the John Wick Game, go over the trials of evil Russian Santa.

Mar 28, 2018

This week we zip back to 1981 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie On Golden Pond! First we go over an incident involving the Queen, a Horse from Saskatchewan and big hats before quickly summing up a movie where nothing happens for a very long time and then you're done.

Mar 21, 2018

This week we take our shortest hop back to 2015 to go over a military pillow fight gone awry and check out the second highest-grossing movie of 2015 Jurassic World with special guest Nigel Grinstead!

Mar 14, 2018

This week we head back to 1993, this time to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie Mrs. Doubtfire with special guest comedian Rebecca Reeds, we go over a pizza empire's blimp-based folly and then realize that Sally Field was right and should have full custody of them kids.

Mar 7, 2018

This week we fire up the time machine and head back to 1987 once again, this time to catch the number two movie: Fatal Attraction with Special guest Jess Williams! We go over the tale of a teen who hated his new school sooooooo much he got Interpol involved, then try to pick ourselves back up after being shattered by the offensive yet still tense as can be tale of a guy screwing up and also a scary supernatural witch his wife has to shoot at the end.

Feb 28, 2018

This week, we take a joyride back to 1985 to have some fun and watch the classic action movie Commando! We go over the shootiest, explodingest, dumbest fun you can imagine that, it turns out, some people seem to think is a documentary.

Feb 21, 2018

This week, we take a quick skip back to 2013 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie Iron Man 3 with special guest Andrew Ivimey! We co over a rock punching Russia in the face before recapping a movie about Tony Snark, the jerk who learned nothing.

Feb 14, 2018

This week it's a BAD MOVIE SPECIAL! Meg and Dave get sideways and swerve our way though the vortex back to 1997 to watch Face/Off because we deserved it.  We go over Gun wizardry, how early to suspect a face-switch situation, space prison etiquette and many other insane delights.

Feb 7, 2018

This week we crank up the Delorean and head back to 1985 to have a look around and watch its second-highest-grossing movie Rambo: First Blood Part II with special guest Dylan Gott! We go over a slight change to bubbled cocaine water that drove everyone fully mad in '85 and then recount to you the purest, dumbest, greatest action movie there is. 

Jan 24, 2018

This week we swing back to 1969 to have a look around and go over its second highest-grossing movie: Midnight Cowboy with special guest Alex Wood! Meg does the research this week and we look at the Stonewall Riots before going over a masterpiece that is also bleaker than a Russian novel being read to you by a dying child.

Jan 17, 2018

This week we head back to 1974 to have a look around and go over its second highest grossing movie Blazing Saddles with special guest Ian MacIntyre! We go over a 70s space station built and staffed by uncles before going over a movie's whose last third forgives it's slow start.

Jan 10, 2018

This week, we take the time-bus back to 1999 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: The Sixth Sense with special guest Griffin Toplitsky! We go over this kid who shattered an industry one time and then remember why M. Night Shamalan is and lose our stuffs over Toni Collette.

Jan 3, 2018

This week, filled to the brim with Christmas Cheeses, Dave and Meg head back to 1993 to continue our series of in-depth analyses of Sylvester Stallone being absolutely certain he pooped gold for about ten years there with Cliffhanger! Stalactite Cool Runnings Murder anyone? How about two Canadian Podcasters losing their minds over nobody wearing the right coats or gloves? It's all here!

Nov 29, 2017

This week it's a Meg Remembers Special! After we recorded last week's episode Dave and Meg each recapped a favorite movie from memory that the other hadn't seen.  Dave's didn't record right, but Meg's did, so this week Meg is going over The Dark Crystal! Being sick of the hero's journey in a hero's journey, everything being puppets, and the meaning of the bird people and whatnot.

Nov 8, 2017

This week, we just throw some nuclear whatever in the tank and head back to the radioactive everything year of 1953 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie From Here to Eternity with guest comedian Jennifer McAuliffe! We go over a bit of history about a lot of wives, then recap the best made movie about not very much at all 1953 has to offer.

Nov 1, 2017

This week, Meg and Dave take a Stallone Hubris joyride to 1994 to watch the incredibly goodbad The Specialist.  Sylvester Stallone IS Ray Quick, a bomb man who knows James Woods, also a Bomb Man.  Then Sharon Stone is also there, but look out, because explosions! We go over feeling bad for Sharon Stone, Eric Roberts' traumatizing pants and more!

Oct 25, 2017

This week we cover the time machine in boas and fishnets and head back to 1975 and... I guess ever since to watch it's technically 2nd highest grossing movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show with guest comedian Rebecca Reeds! We go over Tim Curry, pube prevalence and just how great everybody's legs are.

Oct 18, 2017

This week, we waxed up the time skis and glided back to 1980 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: 9 to 5 with guest comedian Amanda Day! We go over this one time some dudes drilled a hole that made a lake eat an island before we take a look at old-timey bridesmaids with Dolly Parton in it: 9 to 5.

Oct 11, 2017

This week, we throw a few thousand AOL Cds into the time furnace and head back to 2000 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie:  Gladiator with special guest Diana McCallum! We first go over a stupid racist submarine and then parse the game of thrones WWE tale featuring dream wheat that is Gladiator.

Oct 4, 2017

This week, we take on ballast so we don't tip over on the way and fly the time machine to 1972 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: The Poseidon Adventure with comedian Clare Belford!  We first go over a man made of badass who flew to the moon and then go over a disaster movie that has a fat lady (her words), Gene Hackman as a priest who hates god, Ernest Borgnine as a cop who hates everything, and Leslie Nielsen as not a funny character, which is weird.

Sep 27, 2017

This week, Meg is on assignment on the East Coast, so to handle her time paddle, Guest Meg Ryan Horwood is here to help us back to 1964 again to have a look around and watch it's third highest-grossing movie Mary Poppins with guest Comedian Nour Hadidi! We go over a stoned busride of odd importance before going over the very long, very odd tale of an all-powerful wind witch who teaches a bank guy to not be such a stiff jerk.

Sep 20, 2017

This week, we set the time machine to piercing gaze seeking and shoot back to 1958 for yet another Paul Newman Special!  We watch Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a movie based on a play by Tennessee Williams, writer of The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and mostly those.  We go over the worst children in Cinema, Why Gooper can't catch a break, and the fact that a character's actual oft-spoken name is Gooper.

Sep 13, 2017

This week, we make a shire-leaf run to 2001 in the time machine to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with comedian Blayne Smith!  We go over a fellow and his plane ride then go over the tale of a stoned wizard who finds out his dealer has the one ring to rule them all.

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