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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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Jan 4, 2017

This week Meg is still outta town so Nigel Grinstead is pedaling the time bike as guest Meg and we're headed back to 1932 to have a look around and catch its highest-grossing movie Shanghai Express!  We talk about aviation pioneers of both the baby losing and pioneering types, go over the time some mounties spent a month killing a snow terminator and then review a movie that is pretty much a real-time train ride with a real chill german lady: Shanghai Express with guest comedian Cathryn Naiker.

Dec 28, 2016

This week Meg is away so resident Star Treksman Will Noye and Dave egg nog drunked the Time Machine to 1994 to watch it's Star Trek movie: Star Trek: Generations, which looks good but ain't super great. Lotta jokes about costuming.

Dec 21, 2016

This week Dave and Meg fire up the Time machine and get so egg-nog drunk they crash it into 1998 and catch its holiday... thing called Jack Frost, starring Michael Keaton as the voice of a George Clooney puppet who is also a dad and can snowboard because Harmonica snow Christmas Robert Baratheon with an earring.  Happy Season everyone!

Dec 14, 2016

This week, we leave the time machine parked and let Dave play Radio for Christmas.  Enjoy the clip, back next week with a movie show!  Scheduling in December is nightmare!

Dec 7, 2016

This week, it's Meg's Birthday so we took the time machine back to 1984 to check up on one of our childhood favourites: The Neverending Story.  It holds up! Join us as we go over creepy book men, suspiciously well-stocked school attics and the sad horse thing... God the Horse thing...

Nov 30, 2016

This week we strap on some extra time rockets and head back to 1957 to have a look around and then watch its highest-grossing movie: The Bridge on the River Kwai with guest comedian Clare Belford.  We go over trying to go to high school in Arkansas and Russian space tricks before going over maybe the best-made movie we've seen yet: The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Nov 23, 2016

This week we took a time-fireplace back to 2007 to have a look around and watch it's second highest-grossing movie (for #1, see episode 083) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with resident Harry Potter consultant and comedian Nile Séguin.  We go over a bummer year, delight over Scooter Libby's name and then watch a Wizard movie where death death death.  Death. (It was great)

Nov 16, 2016

This week we invite Blayne Smith back to take another joyride in the time machine to watch another old-timey serial remake: The Shadow from 1994 with Alec Baldwin!  We go over the radio show history and the insane remake that features a number of mind control suicides and a villain who travels by mailing himself.

Nov 9, 2016

This week we pushed the time machine past all reasonable limits and made two stops, one in 2006 to look around and have a look at it's highest grossing movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. We talk the poo-salad of a year that is 2006 and try to talk about the movie... but felt for some awful, self-destructive reason that we should hop to 2007 to see Pirates of the Caribbean: at World's End. We did. We do not know why. It hurt us, but it made us strong?  With Special guest comedian and fine fella Alex Sparling!

Nov 2, 2016

This week we penguin oiled up the Time valves and flew back to 1961 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: One Hundred and One Dalmatians with guest comedian Eric Andrews.  We go over the first human in space, brave busrides, whoopsie nukes and on purpose enormous nukes, then go over the Disney's classic toned-down Taken remake with dogs.

Oct 26, 2016

This week we fire up the time machine for our last trip to the seventies to look around at 1972 and watch it's highest-grossing movie: The Godfather with guest comedian Marito Lopez.

Oct 19, 2016

This week, we crank the time machine back up and take a flight back to 1965 to have a look around and watch it's highest grossing movie: The Sound of Music with special guest, Comedian Cathryn Naiker.

Oct 12, 2016

This week Canadian Thanksgiving done busted the time machine so bad we couldn't even record an episode, but worry not listeners, Dave is nothing if not totally willing to sit in his room alone and make really silly things.  Enjoy the sketches: The Adventures of Phineas Blackwood: Gentleman Time Traveler, Artisan's Corner and Shitfaced Steve Sings the Hits.

 

Oct 5, 2016

This week, we invite our original Paul Newman guest Fraser Young to go over what Dave was sure was cool movie where cool Paul Newman plays cool pool and is cool.  We talk about that, which makes up about a quarter of the movie, and then go over the dark tale of Bus Station drunks hidden inside the cool pool movie.

Sep 28, 2016

After being unable to nail down meg, Dave wrote and recorded a Sketch to send out to say sorry no episode!  Enjoy "Donald Trump Debate School".

Sep 21, 2016

This week, Meg Mackay returns and we hop back to 2004 to look around/wallow in its sadness then watch its highest-grossing movie: Shrek 2 with special guest Michael Kolberg.

Sep 14, 2016

This week to honour the 50th anniversary of Star Trek Dave invites resident Trekspert Will Noye to continue our series of odd-numbered Star Trek reviews with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Shakespeare quoting Klingons, Sex in the City Vulcans and President of the Federation Pai Mei Red Foreman.  It's all here!

Sep 7, 2016

This week we let the time machine's hair grow out and zipped back to 1949 to have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: Samson and Delilah with Guest Meg Ryan Horwood and special guest Lucy Gervais.  We go over a soviet bomb, Mao Zedong, a hero cat and a stuck cow before going over the biblical epic about a longhair superman and his original bride's... sister? Bible times, check it out!

 

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Aug 31, 2016

This week we rerouted the Time Machine to 1967 to catch the late Gene Wilder's big break into the movies: The Producers with guest comedians Alex Wood and Nigel Grinstead.

Aug 24, 2016

This week, Meg Mackay is still on assignment in the middle east, so we rappelled down the time vortex to 2014 with returning guests Alison Dore and Shawn Hogan to catch one of Meg's Favorites: The Expendables 3.  We have a ball going over a movie that has all the things, and then more things. 

Aug 17, 2016

This week, we engage the throttle and hundreds of underpaid Irish stoke our time furnaces to head back to 1997, have a look around and watch its highest-grossing movie: Titanic with special guests from the What's New in Snacks Podcast: Mel Wood and Kim Bethke. 

 

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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.

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