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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 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!

 

As usual, check out our Tumblr for History notes.

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.

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!

 

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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 18, 2016

This week we leave the time machine in the garage and take the time bicycles on a little hop back to 2014 to have a look around and watch it's highest grossing movie Transformers: Age of Extinction with special guest Sam Burns.  We go over Putin's plunders, the plane that were hard to find and then are assaulted in the brain by a movie where a giant truck robot shoots Fraser Crane then fights and rides a dinosaur that is also a robot.

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 27, 2016

This week, as promised, we take a time uber back to 2008 with Indiana Jones guest Nigel Grinstead to for some reason subject ourselves to it's almost big gross movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  We also drank enough beer to sing more than usual.

Apr 20, 2016

This week we ignore the Brown time treaty of 2025 and fly our time machine smack-dab into 1985 to look around before watching its highest-grossing movie: Back to the Future with Darren Springer.  We go over a horrifying plethora of plane crashes, a french mission against hippies and a tuna scandal before uncomfortably revisiting a cinematic... gem?

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.

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