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.


  • TV TIme Capsule - S01E05 - The Dick Van Dyke Show and why 60s womanhood was a nightmarish prison

    02/12/2021 Duration: 26min

    This episode we're looking at an episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show from 1964 and look into what kinda life Mary Tyler Moore's character would have had and read some books from the period about being a good housewife and well, jeez.

  • TV Time Capsule - S01E04 - The Littlest Hobo and why Hockey might be a problem, e

    27/09/2021 Duration: 25min

    This week we dig up an episode of a Canadian classic and go over the weird ways Canadians can talk and pick at our "National Passtime" of Hockey and find some... not so great bits that might need adjustment. Sources: Robinson, Laura. “Hockey Night in Canada.” Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism, edited by Elizabeth A Sheehy, University of Ottawa Press, OTTAWA, 2012, pp. 73–86. JSTOR, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021. McKenzie, Bob. From Bob McKenzie's 'Hockey Confidential' - The Road to Redemption. 21 Nov. 2019,,%2F%2C%20and%20%2Ff%2F).

  • TV Time Capsule - S01E02 - Taxi and why fixing the world is better than hoping it ends

    13/09/2021 Duration: 32min

    This week we are studying an episode of Taxi, we go into what Donahue was, the origins of survivalism, and Christopher Lloyd's wardrobe. Sources: Kabel, Allison, and Catherine Chmidling. “Disaster Prepper: Health, Identity, and American Survivalist Culture.” Human Organization, vol. 73, no. 3, 2014, pp. 258–266., Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.   Freilich, Joshua D., et al. “Patterns of Fatal Extreme-Right Crime in the United States.” Perspectives on Terrorism, vol. 12, no. 6, 2018, pp. 38–51. JSTOR, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.   Brown, Jennings. “The Prepper Obsession With Clothes.” Racked, Racked, 29 May 2017,  Richardson, Reed. “The Doomsday Prepper Caucus.” The Nation, 29 June 2015,  ANGRY Fat Guy, director. My Patriot Supply 72 Hour Kit. Potato Soup, Chicken and Rice, Oatmeal. Youtube, 27 Oct. 2017,

  • TV Time Capsule - S01E01 - Family Ties and why doctors used to give out speed

    30/08/2021 Duration: 25min

    Dave and Meg try out a new format and dig up an episode of 80s sitcom Family ties and investigate how you could apparently just get prescribed amphetamines for whatever in the 80s.

  • BGM-345-2015-Paddington

    04/03/2020 Duration: 25min

    This week we were just friends and watched Paddington and had soup! CHECK OUT MEG AT TORONTO SKETCHFEST BUY TICKETS WITH YOUR MONEY AND GO TO THE SHOW WITH YOUR BODIES!

  • BGM-344-2005-Constantine

    26/02/2020 Duration: 56min

    This week Dave and Meg swing back to 2005 because we remember liking Constantine and turns out, it's not bad! We talk about how being in this movie seems to have frozen everyone involved in time (except Shia), how DIY all the demon rituals are, Peter Stormare having a time, Tilda Swintoning all over the place and of course we go over the shocking amount of drowning going on.

  • BGM-343-1973-Live and Let Die with Bryn Pottie

    05/02/2020 Duration: 01h22min

    This week uncle of the show Bryn Pottie is back to help us poke 1973's Live and Let Die with a stick because it's kinda gross now.  We first talk about the creator of James Bond Ian Fleming and his drunken stumble down easy street, then we look into the figure from Haitian Vodou people with no right to slapped into this movie with no real care before realizing a lot about ourselves and movies and just how much nice suits in cool rooms can carry a movie.

  • BGM-342-1995-Mortal Kombat with Isabel Zaw-Tun

    29/01/2020 Duration: 01h36min

    This week we're in 1995 to watch the good bad video game madness of Moral Kombat! With special guest Isabel Zaw-Tun we first go over the Canadian tale of Madeleine Parent, Union organizer and person who helped before hopping over to a much sillier kind of fight in Mortal Kombat, a movie with lizard people, ice folks and a scorpion fella with the tone of a teen ski comedy.

  • BGM-341-2016-Doctor Strange with Brendan D'Souza

    22/01/2020 Duration: 01h22min

    This week we are swinging back to 2016 to catch Disney's Marvel's Doctor Strange with special guest comedian Brendan D'Souza! First we talk about the posh Englishman who moved to Saskatchewan to give everyone some mescaline for socialism, then go over a movie that for sure was made by people familiar with mescaline.

  • BGM-340-2017-Coco with Alan Shane Lewis

    15/01/2020 Duration: 01h03min

    This week Alan Shane Lewis is back again, this time to jump on the emotional grenade that is Pixar's 2017 movie: Coco.  First we go over some guesses people made a long time ago about what happens when we die, and then watch a lighthearted children's film about that very same question! We cried so much!

  • BGM-339-1980-Battle Beyond the Stars

    08/01/2020 Duration: 32min

    This week Meg and Dave stick to last week's theme and watch another Roger Corman $23 Star Wars movie Battle Beyond the Stars! Marvel at the spaceship that has boobs! Also there are space heroes, some of whom also have boobs! And don't worry, there's other uncomfortable misunderstood elements of Heavy Metal Magazine as well pasted over a plot stolen from a better movie that stole it from another still better movie! It was bad, we had fun!

  • BGM-338-1979-StarCrash

    01/01/2020 Duration: 47min

    This week to celebrate the futuristic New Year of 2020, we headed back to 1979 to catch an all over the place weird cheap sci-fi masterpiece.  Meet Count Space Dracula, Hair Jedi, Princess Bikini Collar, Robot Southern Sheriff and their friends as they something something a doomsday weapon, you get the idea! It's tons of fun.

  • BGM-337-2018-A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

    25/12/2019 Duration: 46min

    This week it is Christmas Day so we typed that into Netflix and went for it, for you! Happy days off to all!

  • BGM-336-1971-Bedknobs and Broomsticks with Ashley Cooper

    18/12/2019 Duration: 01h16min

    This week Ashley Cooper is back to have a look at 1971s Disney Classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks! first we talk over the ridiculous history of witchcraft in Canada before going over a very baffling and expensive classic with witches, spells, the blitz, nazis, living suits of armour and a guy so scared of kids he joined the army in 1940.

  • BGM-335-1992-The Mighty Ducks with Rebecca Reeds

    11/12/2019 Duration: 01h10min

    This week special guest Rebecca Reeds is back to check out 1992's The Mighty Ducks! We first go over a very Canadian tale of hockey and some other things we might wanna examine more before talking about being so upset you become a lawyer, making bespoke dog poops for pranks and midnight skate flashbacks plus so much more.

  • BGM-334-1985-Ewoks The Battle for Endor

    04/12/2019 Duration: 01h03min

    This week we're doing a Meg's Birthday special and catching one of her childhood favourites from 1985: Ewoks: The Battle for Endor! We go over what Wilfrid Brimley is doing there, the weird way it is both very cheap and ungodly expensive, the pros and cons of using a real 5-year old who looks tired and why you should never whisper your secrets to birds.

  • BGM-333-1986-Iron Eagle with Josh O'Keefe

    27/11/2019 Duration: 01h03min

    This week we are back from one of our now traditional Dave's spine goes out breaks and we are checking out 1986s Iron Eagle with special guest Josh O'Keefe! We first go over a famous Canadian Pilot before seeing the craziest 80s-est thing to grace the podcast in years. Jet planes! Treason! Using teenage hijinks to steal state secrets! A man who we are to believe is legally named Chappie! It's really got it all.

  • BGM-332-2015-Magic Mike XXL

    30/10/2019 Duration: 47min

    This week, we're doing an audience suggestion special! One of you asked us to watch Magic Mike XXL, so we did, and oh lord did we like it! We talk about the divorced mum inside us all, the tale of Mr Andie McDowell and are reminded that sexuality is a wide, beautiful spectrum that entirely agrees that Channing Tatum dances real good.

  • BGM-331-1994-Léon: The Professional

    23/10/2019 Duration: 01h22min

    This week Bryn Pottie is back and we're talking the tale of a real Québec Rambo before talking about another French guy who killed people: Léon: The Professional! First we talk about Léo, the eyepatched war hero before discussing a confession of crimes with an action movie in it called Léon.

  • BGM-330-1987-The Princess Bride

    15/10/2019 Duration: 42min

    This week we watched a movie while the Canadian Turkey was in the oven for Canadian Thanksgiving and recorded you a Canadian Thanksgiving Special where we talk about the nicest movie we know: The Princess Bride!  Why is it so nice? We try and find out for your entertainment while the smell of poultry and birdflesh wafted at us!

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