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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 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 31, 2018

This week we moonrake our way back to 1979 to look around and check out its second highest-grossing movie Kramer Vs. Kramer! with our guest Mike Balazo we go over a whimsical escape from an authoritarian nightmare and then go over a movie about a boy and his son and his ex-wife and how family court is no fun. 

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!

Dec 27, 2017

This week, Dave and Meg load up on various leftover nogs and head back to 1983 to watch it's second highest-grossing movie: Terms of Endearment with guest comedian Sam Burns!  We do a Canada Corner first half and go over a deadly toilet fire and a guy who landed a dead 767 on a racetrack before diving into a movie about a gin witch, her problematic daughter and the daughter's flappy husband who is actually full-on named Flap.  Good times!

Dec 20, 2017

This week it's a Christmas Special! So we're watching Love Actually, that British classic where everything is problematic but you love everyone in it so whatever!  We go over it all in time for when you half watch it in a day drunk this Christmas!

Dec 13, 2017

This week, Dave and Guest Meg Allison Dore Make a quick hop to 1988 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?  We go over the first guy to reach the north pole and peel away at an onion of why he's terrible before going over a movie that is somehow both good and no fun.

Dec 6, 2017

This week it's Meg's Birthday so it's another Meg Birthday Special! we watch her childhood favorite, the 1991 made for TV movie Adventures in Dinosaur City and go over unsettling puppets, unsettling sexuality, unsettling longshorts, and have a great time with this baffling work of cinematic... film.

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 22, 2017

This week, we attach unnecessary chairs to the sides of the time machine and dino-safari back to 1997 to have a look around and watch its second-highest grossing movie The Lost World Jurassic Park with guest comedian Nigel Grinstead! we first talk about a weird bug kid that invents Pokémon and whoopsie-doops caused a buncha seizures, then go over Spielberg's big good bad confusing simple mess featuring dinosaurs.

Nov 15, 2017

This week we grease up the time axles and head back to 1967 to have a look around and then watch its second highest-grossing movie: The Graduate with guest Selby Nixon.  We go over the life of a stupid nazi and then watch a movie that's amazingly made and yet still bleeeeeeak.

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.

Sep 6, 2017

This week we load the time parlour with gin and smokes and head back to 1950 to have a look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie All About Eve with comedian Bryn Pottie.  We go over the slapstick stealing of a magic rock before talking about a stalker movie about classy folks insulting each other slyly with the skill of gods.

Aug 30, 2017

This week we throw a wig on the time machine and zip back to 1982 to have a look around and see its second highest-grossing movie: Tootsie with comedian Nigel Grinstead.  We go over some background on that time a guy tried to kill the pope with a bayonet, then go over the endless tomfoolery of Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie.

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