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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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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.

Mar 30, 2016

This week we underestimate the yield of our time machine's nuclear engine and blast into 1954 to look around and watch its highest grossing movie: Rear Window.  We talk about supreme court decisions of some import, a giant explosion that sorta created Godzilla and then go over the suprisingly kick-ass Rear Window with fromsuperheroes.com creator/writer Diana McCallum.

Mar 23, 2016

This week we slap streamers on the time machine and pleasure cruise back to 2010 to look around and watch its highest grossing movie Toy Story 3 with 1st episode guest and comedian Bobby Knauff.  We talk about oil spills, try to define the american tea party movement, fail, and then go over a movie that has a strawberry scented nihilist totalitarian bear in it.

 

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Mar 16, 2016

This week Meg sits in the pilot sac and launches the time machine into 1980 to catch her favorite movie: Flash Gordon with comedian Blayne Smith.  We go over the pedigree of John Carter thrice removed and recap an assemblage of mescaline hallucinations scored by Queen.

Mar 9, 2016

This week we elaborately dance about the time machine before getting in and slowly drag-racing our way back to 1978 to look around and watch the highest grossing movie: Grease with special guest Comedian/podcaster/nice person Jackie Kashian!  We talk about a year that seems to have been mostly snowstorms, serial killers and an Australian Grocer prank then we go over a collection of the catchiest songs you've ever heard nestled within a surrealist high school nightmare. Oh and the dancing is awesome!

 

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Mar 2, 2016

This week we go galavanting in the time machine in search of Paul Newman movies and lasso the 1966 mystery Harper with Rob Mailloux

Feb 24, 2016

This week we throw a few adorable tiny bear... things into the time furnace and fly our machine back to 1983 to have a glance around and see it's highest grossing movie  Return of the Jedi!  We talk about the world nearly exploding a few times, an italian man who has 105 problems and then review the little bear hover dirtbike desert bumhole epic Return of the Jedi with special guest Shawn Hogan.

Feb 17, 2016

This week we invite Andrew Ivimey from fromsuperheroes.com to growl ridiculously into the time vortex and stop off in 2008 to look around and watch the highest grossing movie: The Dark Knight.  We talk about space, George "terrifically unpopular" Bush and the boring but shitty Harper moves before going into an excellent movie: The Dark Knight.

 

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Feb 10, 2016

This week we crashed the time machine in 1960 trying to take pictures of Russia and wound up flying back on some Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine after having a look around and watching that year's highest grossing movie: Swiss Family Robinson.  We talk about the right to a 15 cent slice of pie, the space dogs that didn't explode, the many Russians who did, and a guy getting abducted getting off the bus from work where you get to cheer for the kidnappers for a change.  Then we talk about a movie where a family of mechanical engineers build a fantastic/deadly Island B&B and defend it from what we have decided were Kryptonian pirates.

 

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Feb 3, 2016

This week we cheap out and coast on time fumes to 2013 to look around and watch the highest grossing movie Frozen with comedian Chantel Marostica.  We go over the NSA looking at things, Pope swapping and Hadfield's mustache then go over a movie about an ice witch princess queen and her sister who is also a princess. 

Jan 27, 2016

This week we put on our best black suits and say goodbye to a man who's been in an awful lot of our favorite movies (and a fair few Big Gross ones) Mr. Alan Rickman, by watching a movie of his that should have been bigger and Grosser: Galaxy Quest.

 

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Jan 20, 2016

This week we punch each other out of the windshield of the time machine and land in 1981 to have a look around and watch the highest grossing movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark with our Indy expert comedian Nigel Grinstead.  We talk about world leader shootings, Mrs. Thatcher's stone heart and then watch Indiana Jones punch and shoot and whip things and go over it for you.

 

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Jan 13, 2016

This week we elegantly twirl the Time Machine back to 1964 to look around and watch the highest grossing movie My Fair Lady with Guest Ryan Horwood. We talk about President "burp into the phone" Johnson, go over Canada's Flag and recap the misogynist wet dream that is My Fair Lady.

Jan 6, 2016

This week, Co-host Meg Mackay and special guest Kyle Lucey are here to hold the time machine's hair back as it pukes through it's new years hangover and ferries us to 2002 to look around and catch it's highest grossing movie.  We talk about color-coded scary things and such before going over the epic middle child of Peter Jackson: The Lord of the Rings: Thw Two Towers.

 

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Dec 30, 2015

This week we swing back to 1982 in the time machine with Special Guest Will Noye to catch one of our nerdy, sad favourites: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  We ponder many aspects, chiefly why Spock didn't use tongs or something.  Regular ep next week.

Dec 23, 2015

This week, because christmas, enjoy this bonus episode.  We park the time machine and recap Creed, the new Rocky thingie with Rocky expert Alex Wood!

Dec 16, 2015

This week Meg Mackay fell off the time machine again, landing somewhere in Victorian England, presumably on a pile of poor children, but worry not as I swung back and got Guest Meg Amanda Day to swing back to 1930 to watch it's highest grossing movie: All Quiet on the Western Front!  We talk about fancy innovations like exploding airships and flying cows and go over a sombre, reflective, profound meditation on war... blockbuster?  The Past is weird guys, with Special guest Craig Fay!

 

Dec 9, 2015

This week we engage the sadness Matrix and fly to 1970 fueled only by special guest's Dean Young's tears to look around and check out its big gross movie: Love Story.  We discuss the end of the seventies, Kent State, More Nixon and go over perhaps the worst excuse for a love story ever produced, the inexplicably dumb Love Story.

Dec 2, 2015

This week we make meatballs in the Time machine's new crock-pot based reactor and head back to 1955 to have a look about and watch it's Big Gross Movie: Lady and the Tramp!  We discuss the Warsaw pact, the horrible racism of... everything and then settle in to watch an entitled rich lady meet a roguish tramp and act baffled when he turns out to sleep around a lot, with special guest Ryan Dillon!

Nov 25, 2015

This week we finger-light the time machine to 1982 to look around and watch it's big gross movie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial!  We talk about Mrs. Thatcher's toy war, the weird, boring way Canada came to be, and then go over the heartwarming fecal puppet antics of a space alien with special guest and comedian Aisha Brown.

Nov 18, 2015

This week we pull 12 gs in the time machine and land in the disco morass of 1979 and watch it's big gross movie Moonraker.  We talk about Iran, nuclear things, an enormous explosion and the teeny old lady who fixed it.  Then we strap in and go over the loose collection of action scenes starring an old man with poor knees: Moonraker with returning guest Ryan Horwood

Nov 11, 2015

This week we laboriously drag the time machine back to 1962 to have a gander around and watch its big gross movie Lawrence of Arabia!  We talk about Space, Mississippi, and then try to tell you what it is like to look directly into the abyss that is Lawrence of Arabia with special guest Nile Seguin!

Nov 4, 2015

This week comedian Cathryn Naiker stumbled into a stockpile of fissile time-machine grade material somehow so we swung by the nightmare sandwich dimension to pick up Co-host Meg Mackay on the way to check out 1990 and its big gross movie Ghost.  We talk about weaponised GnR, the best guy ever, and go over the Oka crisis before emotionally exploding. 

 

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