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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 28, 2015

This week the time machine done conked out so I got Guest Meg Amanda Day as your fearless co-host is (probably) in a dimension of reality where sandwiches can steal souls, back next week (If the time machine gets fixed) So anyway we decided to get a look at another movie that made a lot of money this year, we saw Furious 7 with our special guest Will Noye!

Oct 21, 2015

This week Meg Mackay is on loan to the 97th time precinct to track down a temporal fugitive because Dave couldn't be bothered, so Guest Meg Alex Wood is here to peddle the time bike and get us back to 1996 to look around and watch it's Big Gross Movie: Independence Day.  We talk about a strange fella from the woods, Canada's national shame, and go over the pile of flags and exploding miniatures that is Independence Day with comedian Megan Myke.

 

Show Notes and pictures from 1996 Here on our Tumblr

Oct 14, 2015

This week Co-host Meg Mackay burst through a rip in the very fabric of space and time on a tank made of spoons just in time to hop in the time machine to have a look at 1974 and catch it's highest grossing movie: The Towering Inferno!  We talk about President Nixon resigning, a Japanese guy who was very devoted to his work and invite comedian Bryan Hatt to review a movie about poor building materials and Steve McQueen's ego.

 

Show notes at http://biggrossmovies.tumblr.com/ 

Oct 7, 2015

This week my fearless co-host and time pilot Meg Mackay is unavailable as she is fighting her way out of a pocket universe where everything is spoons, but worry not as guest Meg Amanda Day is here to shovel time coal into the machine.  We get it back to 1931 this week to look around and watch its big gross movie: Frankenstein.  We talk about India, foppish dandies, and how Hitler was a real piece of work, then we go over the horror classic: Frankenstein with guest Andrew Barr, host of the horror movie comedy show guts for laughs at Comedy Bar.  

 

Show notes and pictures of history stuff at biggrossmovies.tumblr.com

Sep 30, 2015

This week we give the time machine a bit of a break and hop back to the once futuristic year 2000 to have a look around and see it's highest grossing movie: Mission: Impossible 2 with comedian Jarrett Campbell! We talk about the dot-com crash and other whoopsie-goofs like the first Bush Presidency before going over the insane Mission: Impossible 2, a movie with gun doves, kicking and a real lady problem.  

Sep 23, 2015

This week we put chrome tail fins on the time machine and check out 1959 with comedian Hisham Kelati, a lovely fellow.  We talk about the horrible fifties, then go over the best movie ever made about guys giving each other water.

Sep 16, 2015

This week we dress up the time machine in Gold and head to 1963 to look around and watch its big gross movie: Cleopatra.  We talk about the Birmingham campaign, Kennedy things, and then talk about the four hour money fire that is Cleopatra.  With special guest Ted Morris.

Sep 9, 2015

This week we pack the time machine with Gas Bombs and head for 1933 to look around and check out it's big gross movie: King Kong.  We talk about the New Deal, Germany, and a Toronto race riot before going over King Kong: The story of a jerk who steals an ape with our special guest, Comedian and organizer of the Toronto She-dot comedy festival Karen O'Keefe.

Sep 2, 2015

This week the new parts come in for the time machine so we run her in heading to 1971 to check it out and watch it's big gross movie: The French Connection.  We talk about Bangladeshi independence, an alarmingly reasonable prison riot, parliamentary swearing and the confusing plate of mysterious movie goulash that is The French Connection with Andrew Ivimey, comedian and boss guy at texts from superheroes.

Aug 26, 2015

This week we leave the Time machine absolutely alone and review our favorite movie of this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road. War Boys! Immortan Joe! Explosions! FURIOSA! WE WILL RIDE THIS PODCAST SURROUNDED BY FLAME INTO VALHALLA, SHINY AND CHROME! with special guest Will Noye! So come on in, have a listen.

Aug 19, 2015

This week we strap some yellow barrels to the time machine and shoot back to 1975 to have a look-see and watch their big gross movie: Jaws.  We talk about Vietnam, trying to kill Gerry Ford a few times and then talk about this kid Stevie Spielberg's little fish movie called Jaws.

Aug 12, 2015

This week we fly the time machine through a gale of birds and land in 1989 to watch it's big gross movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with our Indiana Jones specialist co-host Nigel Grinstead.  We talk about the bummer history of 1989 and go over a movie about James Bond and Han Solo melting Nazis.  What more can a moviegoer ask for?

Aug 5, 2015

This week we skip the time machine back to 1988 and watch its Big Gross movie: Rain Man.  We discuss wars, elections, inventions, and which meat product most resembles Dave's nipples.  With special guest Ben Miner. 

Jul 29, 2015

This week we fly the time machine through a kaleidoscopic rendering of the very fabric of existence and land in 1968 to watch its big gross movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey.  We discuss a year of awful, awful shit and discuss a movie that really hurts your brain with our special guest Jordan Foisy.

Jul 22, 2015

This week, we pull 12gs and explode the time machine into 1998 and watch its big gross movie: Armageddon with our special guest, comedian Jeff McEnery.  Mostly, we yell at it and call it names.

Jul 15, 2015

This week we navigate the time machine right into the danger zone, then cunningly pilot out of it to land in 1986 and see its big gross movie Top Gun with our guest Troy Stark.  We discuss an awful space disaster, an awful nuclear disaster, and the most homoerotic mainstream navy aviation themed film ever made.

Jul 8, 2015

This week the piece of garbage time machine poops out so we do a progress report on the big gross movies of 2015 so far, some of which we have never goddamn heard of. Listen along as Meg realises her life's ambition is to live in a cottage with Michelle Rodriguez and Chris Pratt with a nearby Raptor Paddock and Dave feels strong things about Gasoline in the desert.  We also talk about women in movies and how there aren't very many.

Jul 1, 2015

This week, we spin the time machine wheels back to 1994 and watch its big gross movie: The Lion King! We talk about A mostly awful year, make light of OJ Simpson and revisit various childhood traumas with our very special guest Amanda Brooke-Perrin!

Jun 24, 2015

This week we drown the time machine in unicorn blood and visit the uncomfortably crappy year of 2001 and watch it's big gross movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  Learn about crazy Nepalese stuff, awful songs and enjoy as we run over a year at a jarringly negligent wizard school with our special guest Nile Seguin.

Jun 17, 2015

This year we crank the atomic engines on the time machine back to 1953 and go over its big gross movie: Peter Pan. We Talk about Eisenhower, Nukuler test 'splosions, awful music and an offensive romp through the opium dreams of Edwardian Children raised by a magic dog with our guest Ryan Horwood

Jun 10, 2015

This week we sail the old ship time machine into 1973 to examine it and its big gross movie: The Exorcist.  With special guest Amanda Day we go over fuel shortages, a landmark in women's rights and a really shitty few months for a little girl and a greek priest.

Jun 3, 2015

Join us as we paddle our time canoe back to 1980 and check out its big gross movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! Come for the Iran Hostage Crisis and Crazy mountain explosion, stay for the discussion about Yoda's bum.  With Special Guest Allison Dore.

May 27, 2015

This week we throttle the time machine to medium and skip back to 1991 and watch its big gross movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day with comedian Shawn Hogan.  The Soviet union collapses! The (first) Gulf War! An awful murderer! Also, the best action movie that features time travelling murder robots falling into a vat of orange drink.

May 20, 2015

This week we plant the time machine in 1958 to examine Whoopsy Nukes, Bertrand Russel's hippie insignia and the BS Georgia pulled on Maurice before talking about itès big gross movie: South Pacific with our Guest K. Trevor Wilson

May 13, 2015

This week we take a short hop in the time machine to 1993 and talk about who cares DINOSAURS!  We watch Jurassic Park with special guest Tim McDonald from the Back to Degrassi Podcast.

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