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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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I love this podcast.
I love the way Meg will drop the mike and crack up over something Dave has said. I love the way they’ll both slip into the characters of little old ladies from down east ... “Oh Lord bless-em both, eh”.
I love getting a humorous but thoroughly Canadian perspective on all things hollywood. They get great guests and their deep dives into the history of the movie year are simultaneously hilarious and fascinating.
I can’t believe there’s no adds. Somebody should seriously sponsor this podcast.
Love the show, love the hosts.
Funny, insightful, and strange. I don't even begrudge Dave for having me on for the worst movie ever "The Greatest Show On Earth".
I love the concept, and episode one has already made us rewatch Toy Story and notice some stuff we never saw before :)