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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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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.

Aug 23, 2017

This week, after subjecting ourselves to 2007 and Spider Man 3, we swung the time machine around, picked up Actor/Comedian Vance Banzo and went straight to 2005 to hurt ourselves and watch it number 2 grossing movie: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. We go over an old baby lady, the time a hankie stopped George W Bush from exploding and then get angry as we try to go over a real big mess Georgie made.

Aug 16, 2017

This week, we crumble under the awful world and escape in the time machine to 2007 to catch an awful movie that's still better than engaging with reality, Spider Man 3!  We go over ancient child lockets, money cancer, and Peter Parker's murder pants.

Aug 9, 2017

This week, we stoke up a good head of time steam and head back to 1996, this time to watch its 2nd highest-grossing movie: Twister with special guest Ted Morris! We go over some 1996 and Devon Sawa-related gems before plowing headlong into whatever the hell twister is!  Steaks not Stakes! (Aren't we clever?)

Aug 2, 2017

This week, we strap many guns to the time machine and fly strategically past the moon on our way back to 1989 to watch it's second highest-grossing movie: Batman with special guest Ryan Horwood!  We go over a 1989 beer-related nationwide pub crawl before diving into the reason there are still batman movies at all: Tim Burton's weird-ass joker movie featuring tiny Batman.

Jul 26, 2017

This week, we jump the time machine over a bridge and head back to 1977 to watch it's second highest-grossing movie Smokey and the Bandit with comedian Dylan Gott! We go over a pardon, a book king, and the hillbilliest dern thing you ever did (garbled)!

Jul 19, 2017

This week, the curse is broken as Dave, Meg and guest comedian Craig Fay fire up the time machine to head back to 1990 to talk about Russian McDonald's and that year's number two Big Gross Movie: Home Alone!  Mostly we marvel at how fragile we are as we squirmed more at falling on ice than being set on fire.

Jul 12, 2017

This week we hit the redial button on the time Machine for our 5th trip to 1986, this time to see it's big number two movie "Crocodile" Dundee (it's his nickname, you see) with guest comedian Sara Hennesey! We go over what train accidents, Maine and cocaine can do to a fella and then go over a movie made of setups for Paul Hogan to look cool in.

Jul 5, 2017

This week we saddle up our time horses and head back to 1991 to have another look around and see its number two movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with comedian Shawn Hogan.  We go over art thieves and a 1991 dutch art heist before going over a stunningly beautiful mess featuring Alan Rickman just going BANANAS.

Jun 28, 2017

This week, we start season of number twos and head back to 1995 to look into this one time Canada almost wasn't and then watch the Number 2 highest-grossing movie: Die Hard: With A Vengeance with Guest Meg Ryan Horwood and fwriter/co-host of the I Hate it but I Love it Podcast Jocelyn Geddie.  We go over the undying asshole John McClane, Jeremy Irons' onesie and other delights.

Jun 21, 2017

We're back! Dave and Meg have been away because their frail bodies failed them, but thanks to modern science they're back on their feet to go over all our favorite number ones and let you know how the show is gonna work now that we're moving on to the second highest grossing movies and revisiting years.  It's fun! We're back! And so on.

May 17, 2017

This week Meg is on assignment so Will Noye is in her timeseat for a trip to 1992 to continue in our series of Sylvester Stallone Hubris specials, but little did we know Stop or My Mom Will Shoot would work as well as it did.  It's dumb, it's bad, but wow everyone came to play.  Also we go insane. 

May 10, 2017

This week we park the time machine and hop in a memory sink to get back to 2011, have a look around and go over its highest grossing movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with habitual Potter guest Nile S├ęguin! We go over uprisings, earthquakes, spaceships and new heroes before diving back into the magical school where no-one should logically survive.

May 3, 2017

This week, we switch the time machine to RCS to stop the spin Armstrong style before Heading back to 1966 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie The Bible: In The Beginning which yes, is real and yes, is exactly what you think it is!  We go over the Gemini spacemen, Vietnam as an extension of President Johnson's underpants tackle and then yell about this ridiculous movie.

Apr 26, 2017

This week, Meg's back from flying a special assignment through time and space so we took a nice pleasure cruise to 1993 to catch another in our series of Stallone hubris pictures: Demolition Man!  We go over sexist seashells, Hunka-Chunka, and Wesley Snipes as one of the weirdest and most wonderfully dumb villains in film.

Apr 19, 2017

This week, we continue our ongoing obsession with everything Paul Newman ever did and watch his 1961 excuse for a vacation movie: Paris Blues with special guest Allison Dore! We go over why Ram Bowen (Paul Newman) is terrible and why Sidney Poitier decidedly isn't, parse out Gypsy the Cokehead guitar player and marvel at Louis Armstrong being Louis Armstrong.

Apr 12, 2017

This week, Dave and guest Meg Will Noye leave a time-machine jumpseat open for Elijah and head back to 1956 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: Cecil B. Demille's The Ten Commandments with our special guest Amanda Day!  We go over Russia calling out their ex-leader, how awful Alabama was and a year of comically awful Canadian plane crashes before going over the almost four-hour epic about Passover, during Passover! L'Chaim!

Apr 5, 2017

This week, Meg is on assignment so Kat Angus is guest Megging for our trip to 1928 to have a look around and watch the highest-grossing movie The Singing Fool with special guest Nigel Grinstead.  We go over whoopsie-doops antibiotic discoveries, pregnancy tests before the stick you pee on and then watch the most horrid thing we've sat through thus far for your entertainment.

Mar 29, 2017

This week Meg is away so we revisited one of the finest auteurs in bad cinema and checked out 1986s Cobra starring Sylvester Stallone, his ego, and some actors I guess.  With Special guest Craig Fay Dave goes over one of the laziest, uncooked movies ever made that is still somehow watchable.

Mar 22, 2017

This week we unwisely fill the time machine with hydrogen and float back to 1937 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with special guest Lucy Gervais! We go over Mae West's cheeky puppet innuendos, an air disaster, several other disasters and then chew through the obviously problematic but wicked pretty cartoon made by moustaches, amphetamines and aaaaaaall the cigarettes.

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