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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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Aug 10, 2016

This week we throw on some time skates and hop back to 2012 to have a look around and watch its highest grossing movie: The Avengers with special guests Andrew Ivimey and Diana McCallum of the From Superheroes Podcast!  We go over elections, a bunch of sci-fi and then recap a superhero classic: The Avengers.

Aug 3, 2016

This week, after having a good time in 1989 watching Tango & Cash, we decided to stop by 1991 on the way back to see another insane product of hubris: Bruce Willis' Hudson Hawk.  Oh and Meg is moving to the Middle East for six weeks. Enjoy!

Jul 27, 2016

This week we Grab a few ounces of Gillyweed and flip our time-turners several thousand times to swing back to 2005 to have a look around and watch its highest grossing movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with comedian Nile Seguin

Jul 20, 2016

This week we Polish the time prism and set back to 1948 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie with Comedian K. Trevor Wilson! The Letterkenny fella! We go over all the depressing things everyone did after finishing a war that should have taught us something, then go over the thoroughly good song and dance movie Easter Parade.

Jul 13, 2016

This week Meg is away, so guest Meg Amanda Day is here to polish the time crystals and get us back to 1938 to have a look aroound and watch it's highest grossing movie: You Can't Take it With You with guest comedian Craig Fay.

Jul 6, 2016

This week Meg and Dave take the time machine on a pleasure cruise to Christmas 1989 to watch it's hilarious flop and study in megalomaniacal macho Tango and Cash; wherein Kurt Russel and Sylvester Stallone play out a fever dream dad fantasy.

Jun 29, 2016

This week we funneled seventeen tons of Kerosene per second into the time engines and checked out 1967 and its highest-grossing movie The Jungle Book with Special Guest Alison Dore!

 

Check out our tumblr for historical photos and whatnots.

Jun 22, 2016

This week, after still having no idea what the hell was up with 1987 after our last episode, Dave and Meg flew back this week to give the year another shot by watching the movie we assume would make all the money today: The Superhero one.  So we watched Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.  We go over Lex Luthor's useless nephew, A Love square that winds up in a sitcom, and the mechanics of hucking things into the sun.

Jun 15, 2016

This week with special guest John Mostyn Dave lights the pilot and cranks the gauges on the time machine to pick up Meg in the Mesozoic era before stopping in 1987 on the way back to stop time assassins from killing us as babies and to look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: Three Men and a Baby.

Jun 8, 2016

Meg fell out of the time machine again so Dave swung by and picked up Special guest Will Noye to continue our survey of even-numbered Star Trek films.

Jun 1, 2016

This week we batten down the time hatches and make our way to 1992 to have a look around and watch it's highest-grossing movie Aladdin with special guest Kat Angus.  We talk about the end of the cold war and such before going over the wearing pajamas and singing along classic: Aladdin.

May 25, 2016

This week we have a slow-talking child we found accidentally pilot the time machine back to 1999 to look around and watch it's highest grossing movie Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace with special guest Julien Dionne!  We go over Kosovo, Y2K, some sad stuff and then push on through the somehow worse than we remembered Phantom Menace.  Jar-Jar steps in poopy you see, and we are to take this as droll.

May 11, 2016

This week we slip back to 1977 to watch Slap Shot at one of the only theatres not showing Star Wars with Special Guest Ryan Horwood.  We go over the filthiest movie the show has yet done and decide 70s hockey was kinda awful to be in the middle of.

May 4, 2016

This week we armoured up the time machine and dodged messerschmitt fire to check out 1942 and it's highest grossing movie: Bambi.  We learn about how everything was terrible, go over the craziest raid and then talk about the classic giant-eyed cute animal movie Bambi with comedian and returning guest Shawn Hogan.

Apr 13, 2016

This week we continue our examination of Paul Newman by going over the 1967 classic Cool Hand Luke with comedian Kyle Hickey.  We talk about the gang of incomprehensible hicks that live through the least give-a-crap hero in the history of film.

Apr 6, 2016

This week we throw a hyperdrive on the time machine and zip back to 1977 to have a look around and watch its highest grossing movie Star Wars with special guest Ashley Moffatt.  We go over disco, some looting, a real piece of work orange juice shill and then go over a movie about a whiny desert boy who... whines.

Mar 23, 2016

This week we slap streamers on the time machine and pleasure cruise back to 2010 to look around and watch its highest grossing movie Toy Story 3 with 1st episode guest and comedian Bobby Knauff.  We talk about oil spills, try to define the american tea party movement, fail, and then go over a movie that has a strawberry scented nihilist totalitarian bear in it.

 

Check out our tumblr for history notes and pictures.

Mar 16, 2016

This week Meg sits in the pilot sac and launches the time machine into 1980 to catch her favorite movie: Flash Gordon with comedian Blayne Smith.  We go over the pedigree of John Carter thrice removed and recap an assemblage of mescaline hallucinations scored by Queen.

Mar 9, 2016

This week we elaborately dance about the time machine before getting in and slowly drag-racing our way back to 1978 to look around and watch the highest grossing movie: Grease with special guest Comedian/podcaster/nice person Jackie Kashian!  We talk about a year that seems to have been mostly snowstorms, serial killers and an Australian Grocer prank then we go over a collection of the catchiest songs you've ever heard nestled within a surrealist high school nightmare. Oh and the dancing is awesome!

 

For the notes I read from with pictures hucked in check out our Tumblr at bigrossmovies.tumblr.com

Nov 18, 2015

This week we pull 12 gs in the time machine and land in the disco morass of 1979 and watch it's big gross movie Moonraker.  We talk about Iran, nuclear things, an enormous explosion and the teeny old lady who fixed it.  Then we strap in and go over the loose collection of action scenes starring an old man with poor knees: Moonraker with returning guest Ryan Horwood

Nov 11, 2015

This week we laboriously drag the time machine back to 1962 to have a gander around and watch its big gross movie Lawrence of Arabia!  We talk about Space, Mississippi, and then try to tell you what it is like to look directly into the abyss that is Lawrence of Arabia with special guest Nile Seguin!

Oct 28, 2015

This week the time machine done conked out so I got Guest Meg Amanda Day as your fearless co-host is (probably) in a dimension of reality where sandwiches can steal souls, back next week (If the time machine gets fixed) So anyway we decided to get a look at another movie that made a lot of money this year, we saw Furious 7 with our special guest Will Noye!

Oct 21, 2015

This week Meg Mackay is on loan to the 97th time precinct to track down a temporal fugitive because Dave couldn't be bothered, so Guest Meg Alex Wood is here to peddle the time bike and get us back to 1996 to look around and watch it's Big Gross Movie: Independence Day.  We talk about a strange fella from the woods, Canada's national shame, and go over the pile of flags and exploding miniatures that is Independence Day with comedian Megan Myke.

 

Show Notes and pictures from 1996 Here on our Tumblr

Oct 14, 2015

This week Co-host Meg Mackay burst through a rip in the very fabric of space and time on a tank made of spoons just in time to hop in the time machine to have a look at 1974 and catch it's highest grossing movie: The Towering Inferno!  We talk about President Nixon resigning, a Japanese guy who was very devoted to his work and invite comedian Bryan Hatt to review a movie about poor building materials and Steve McQueen's ego.

 

Show notes at http://biggrossmovies.tumblr.com/ 

Oct 7, 2015

This week my fearless co-host and time pilot Meg Mackay is unavailable as she is fighting her way out of a pocket universe where everything is spoons, but worry not as guest Meg Amanda Day is here to shovel time coal into the machine.  We get it back to 1931 this week to look around and watch its big gross movie: Frankenstein.  We talk about India, foppish dandies, and how Hitler was a real piece of work, then we go over the horror classic: Frankenstein with guest Andrew Barr, host of the horror movie comedy show guts for laughs at Comedy Bar.  

 

Show notes and pictures of history stuff at biggrossmovies.tumblr.com

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