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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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Sep 30, 2015

This week we give the time machine a bit of a break and hop back to the once futuristic year 2000 to have a look around and see it's highest grossing movie: Mission: Impossible 2 with comedian Jarrett Campbell! We talk about the dot-com crash and other whoopsie-goofs like the first Bush Presidency before going over the insane Mission: Impossible 2, a movie with gun doves, kicking and a real lady problem.  

Sep 23, 2015

This week we put chrome tail fins on the time machine and check out 1959 with comedian Hisham Kelati, a lovely fellow.  We talk about the horrible fifties, then go over the best movie ever made about guys giving each other water.

Sep 16, 2015

This week we dress up the time machine in Gold and head to 1963 to look around and watch its big gross movie: Cleopatra.  We talk about the Birmingham campaign, Kennedy things, and then talk about the four hour money fire that is Cleopatra.  With special guest Ted Morris.

Sep 2, 2015

This week the new parts come in for the time machine so we run her in heading to 1971 to check it out and watch it's big gross movie: The French Connection.  We talk about Bangladeshi independence, an alarmingly reasonable prison riot, parliamentary swearing and the confusing plate of mysterious movie goulash that is The French Connection with Andrew Ivimey, comedian and boss guy at texts from superheroes.

Aug 26, 2015

This week we leave the Time machine absolutely alone and review our favorite movie of this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road. War Boys! Immortan Joe! Explosions! FURIOSA! WE WILL RIDE THIS PODCAST SURROUNDED BY FLAME INTO VALHALLA, SHINY AND CHROME! with special guest Will Noye! So come on in, have a listen.

Aug 19, 2015

This week we strap some yellow barrels to the time machine and shoot back to 1975 to have a look-see and watch their big gross movie: Jaws.  We talk about Vietnam, trying to kill Gerry Ford a few times and then talk about this kid Stevie Spielberg's little fish movie called Jaws.

Aug 12, 2015

This week we fly the time machine through a gale of birds and land in 1989 to watch it's big gross movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with our Indiana Jones specialist co-host Nigel Grinstead.  We talk about the bummer history of 1989 and go over a movie about James Bond and Han Solo melting Nazis.  What more can a moviegoer ask for?

Aug 5, 2015

This week we skip the time machine back to 1988 and watch its Big Gross movie: Rain Man.  We discuss wars, elections, inventions, and which meat product most resembles Dave's nipples.  With special guest Ben Miner. 

Jul 29, 2015

This week we fly the time machine through a kaleidoscopic rendering of the very fabric of existence and land in 1968 to watch its big gross movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey.  We discuss a year of awful, awful shit and discuss a movie that really hurts your brain with our special guest Jordan Foisy.

Jul 22, 2015

This week, we pull 12gs and explode the time machine into 1998 and watch its big gross movie: Armageddon with our special guest, comedian Jeff McEnery.  Mostly, we yell at it and call it names.

Jul 15, 2015

This week we navigate the time machine right into the danger zone, then cunningly pilot out of it to land in 1986 and see its big gross movie Top Gun with our guest Troy Stark.  We discuss an awful space disaster, an awful nuclear disaster, and the most homoerotic mainstream navy aviation themed film ever made.

May 20, 2015

This week we plant the time machine in 1958 to examine Whoopsy Nukes, Bertrand Russel's hippie insignia and the BS Georgia pulled on Maurice before talking about itès big gross movie: South Pacific with our Guest K. Trevor Wilson

May 13, 2015

This week we take a short hop in the time machine to 1993 and talk about who cares DINOSAURS!  We watch Jurassic Park with special guest Tim McDonald from the Back to Degrassi Podcast.

May 6, 2015

This week we pour a gallon of LSD into the time machine and visit the very busy 1969 and its big gross movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with our guest Fraser Young.  Amongs a lot of other stuff, we talk about jump jet pricing, historical concert deaths hilarious and otherwise and the incredible Butch and Sundance.

Apr 29, 2015

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.

Apr 22, 2015

This week we take our shortest trip yet in the time machine and visit 2009 and its Big Gross Movie: Avatar.  We discuss James Cameron, the mechanics of Navi lovemaking and much more with special guest and stand-up comic Diana Bailey

Apr 15, 2015

This week we aim the time machine at the mountain of cocaine and conservatism that was 1984 and its big gross movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, featuring annoying lady! Short Round! Magic Rocks! Boy Mining Slaves! With special guest Nigel Grinstead. 

Apr 8, 2015

With Special guests Jess Beaulieu and Natalie Norman from the Crimson Wave Podcast we push the time machine back to 1939 when most things were just awful and make it through the endless, depressing masterpiece: Gone With the Wind.  We also talk about the Second World War, Slavery, and pretty dresses.

Apr 1, 2015

For our inaugural episode we crank up the time machine and head back 20 years to look into 1995 and it's Big Gross Movie: Toy Story.

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