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.


  • BGM-310A-The Drunken Royal Navy

    27/03/2019 Duration: 26min

    This week to get ready for Withnail & I we're talking about something very drunk and very British: The Royal Navy! We talk about the centuries of Naval history where everyone was proper loaded, then discuss the day they took away British Sailors free work booze.

  • BGM-309-1998-Blade

    20/03/2019 Duration: 01h10min

    This week we put on pleather pants and the very longest leather coats and make out stinky way back to 1998 to watch Blade! We go over the economics of vampire blood banks and the value of orange juice and oreos, vampire hunting parenting and the fact that vampire hunters nor vampires ever thought to ask a hematologist... anything?

  • BGM-307-1992-Sneakers with Brandon Ash-Mohammed

    13/03/2019 Duration: 01h03s

    This week we're zipping back to 1992 with special guest Brandon Ash-Mohammed to have a look around and watch the Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix and James Earl Jones movie Sneakers! First we talk about old-time phone hackers and the weird awful things they did after that, then get upset at a real weak soup of a movie.

  • BGM-307-1981-Outland with Alex Wood

    06/03/2019 Duration: 01h07min

    This week Alex Wood is back with Dave and Meg to swing by 1981 to have a look around and watch Outland, a movie with Sean Connery, Shotguns, spacesuits and uncomfortable endless anxious tension! We talk about the camera on a stick robot humanity flung into space to look at Jupiter and then go over space bleak: The movie.

  • Special announcement from your impoverished hosts!

    27/02/2019 Duration: 02min

    This week, instead of our episode we hope you'll support Canadian Stand-ups like us and maybe buy some albums to help out maybe? If you're wondering what's up Dave wrote a thing about it you can click here to read, and he'll explain it, back to normal next week but this week, solidarity, and again in our defense the union meeting was at a bar.

  • BGM-306-1990-Pump Up the Volume with Bryn Pottie

    20/02/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    This week we slip back to 1990 to catch a high school drama very clearly written by a 43 year old man, Pump up the Volume! We first talk about the radio and some gross boys who had a boat radio station because of how boring the BBC was, then get viscerally upset at this weird piece of garbage featuring.

  • BGM-305-1982-The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Clare Belford

    13/02/2019 Duration: 01h16min

    This week we're back in 1982 to catch the Dolly Parton Burt Reynolds best darn thing we ever did see The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with special guest Clare Belford.  We go over a bunch of historical bawdy houses before losing our minds at how much we love Dolly Parton, this movie and Dolly Parton.

  • BGM-304-1984-Romancing the Stone with Ashley Cooper

    06/02/2019 Duration: 01h47s

    This week we're in 1984 to watch Michael Douglas swing on ropes in Romancing the Stone! We first go over a tale of eating off treasure and figure out how British treasure law works before we go over a kinda fun kinda slow except when there's crocodiles movie with special guest Ashley Cooper!

  • BGM-303-1978-Every Which Way but Loose with Alan Shane Lewis

    30/01/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    This week we continue our study of the late seventies, heading to 1978 to watch a hugely successful Clint Eastwood movie involving an Orangutan, construction site and meatlocker boxing and Beverly D'Angelo in a nice big sweater.  With special guest Alan Shane Lewis we first go over the funniest of the great apes before diving into a movie about... still not sure!

  • BGM-302-1979-Time After Time with Rebecca Reeds

    23/01/2019 Duration: 01h29min

    This week we stayed over in 1979 from last week but left New York and checked out San Francisco with guest Rebecca Reeds before going over a movie with an amazing pitch that is all over the place bananas: Time After Time! Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen and David Warner do a movie with an insane plot and play it so straight you

  • BGM-301-1979-The Warriors with Shawn Hogan

    16/01/2019 Duration: 01h12min

    This week we throw the agenda out the time machine window for Season 3!  Dave and Meg and special guest Shawn Hogan go over why Movie New York AKA actual New York in the seventies was like that before gawking at it in 1979s youths punching epic The Warriors! 

  • BGM-279-1987-The Running Man

    09/01/2019 Duration: 55min

    Content Warning: This movie is real sexual assaulty in a few ways and we talk about 'em. This week we're back from our holiday carb binges and we wanted to do a meta thing and watch a movie from the year we were born set in the year we... are in.  So we watched 1987s The Running Man! We go over how close it got, our favorite murder clown from the TV and Jesse Ventura's wig being on wrong.

  • BGM-278-Holiday Beethoven Bonus feat. Bryn Pottie!

    19/12/2018 Duration: 26min

    This week the holidays ate our time so it's a bonus episode! We made too much podcast the week we watched Beethoven so here it is now for your holiday listening.  See you after I bring my Dad his 10 pounds of Christmas Bacon! Not a euphemism, literally 10 pounds of bacon.

  • BGM-277-1997-The Jackal MEG BIRTHDAY SPECIAL with Vance Banzo!

    12/12/2018 Duration: 59min

    This week it's Meg's Birthday so favourite guest Vance Banzo is here to watch a forgotten action movie from the latter half of the nineties to celebrate the miracle of Meg's life and her besting of the sea for another year in their lifelong struggle.  Under the influence of Cake we go over Bruce Willis' many wigs, everyone's bad accents and shooting your movie in what seems like a whole buncha places.

  • BGM-276-1992-Beethoven with Bryn Pottie

    05/12/2018 Duration: 01h23min

    This week we mess around with the format again with Friend of the Show Bryn Pottie and watch the classic 1992 dog movie Beethoven! We go over the evil vet's evil plan, which is quite evil you see, marvel at the lady marmalade organ lady and criticize Bonnie Hunt's wifery.

  • BGM-275-1999-Toy Story 2 with Bobby Knauff

    28/11/2018 Duration: 01h18min

    This week, we bring back our very first guest to give a test-drive to the new season 3 format, so we went back to 1999 to have a look at Toy Story 2 to figure out why it's gross with Bobby Knauff.  Consumerism and emotional button-pushing, turns out.

  • BGM-274-1962-How the West was Won with Dylan Gott

    21/11/2018 Duration: 01h09min

    This week, we crank up the time machine and head back to 1962 to have another look around and watch its second highest-grossing movie How the West was Won with special guest Dylan Gott! We go over how Canada did a socialism and everything was fine before trudging through a technical feat about... like rivers I guess?

  • BGM-273-Some Stand-up from Dave

    14/11/2018 Duration: 08min

    This week, we drop off the time machine to get an oil change and instead play you a clip of your co-host Dave's act from a couple months ago! We'll be back next week with our usual history/movie oddities.

  • BGM-272-2009-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with Bryn Pottie

    07/11/2018 Duration: 01h10min

    This week we head back to 2009 to have a look around and watch its second highest grossing movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with guest Bryn Pottie, we go over a both very slick and very bumbly crime from '09 before tturning our attention to a movie that

  • BGM-271-1976-A Star is Born with Karen Geier

    31/10/2018 Duration: 01h07min

    This week we pack up a case of Jack Daniels and head back to 1976 to have a look around and watch it's second highest-grossing movie A Star is Born with special guest Karen Geier!  We go over the tale of a cool but also awful bank robbery before wading into the boozy swamp of Streisand that is A Star is Born.

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