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At Beyond The Box Set, we believe every great movie deserves a questionable sequel. Each week, we take a stand-alone cinema classic and compete to come up with the best, worst and most bizarre pitches to bring them back to the big screen.

At Beyond The Box Set, we believe every great movie deserves a questionable sequel. Each week, we take a stand-alone cinema classic and compete to come up with the best, worst and most bizarre pitches to bring them back to the big screen.
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At Beyond The Box Set, we believe every great movie deserves a questionable sequel. Each week, we take a stand-alone cinema classic and compete to come up with the best, worst and most bizarre pitches to bring them back to the big screen.

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English


Episodes

#82 | The Big Lebowski 2: Finding Donny (feat. Genuine Chit Chat)

9/13/2018
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With an endlessly quoteable script from The Coen Brothers and career-defining performances from Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, The Big Lebowski is probably the ultimate slacker comedy. Mike Burton from Genuine Chit Chat joins us this week to discuss his abiding love of the movie - and to help us to pitch a few sequels. Tune in as we discuss White Russians, incomprehensible kidnapping plots, John’s strong erotic reaction to Jeff Bridges acid dancing and how this movie unexpectedly brought...

Duration:01:34:27

#81 | Burlesque 2: Season of the Bitch

9/6/2018
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It’s a passion! It’s a fashion! It’s… a campy wig explosion with terrible acting, a nonsensical plot and far, far too many characters! In this very special edition of Beyond The Box Set, we’re joined by returning guests Oli Ajulo and Louise Ball to discuss Burlesque - the 2010 movie musical starring Cher, Christina Aguilera and precisely zero nipple tassles. Written and directed by Steven Antin - who we suspect might possibly be a well-connected gay man with no self control - Burlesque may...

Duration:01:32:18

#80 | Death Becomes Her 2: Ghost Protocol

8/30/2018
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We were in dire need of a comedy palate cleanser after sitting through the dreadful ‘Sausage Party’ for last week’s episode, so John decided that the time was right to bring out an all-time favourite. Death Becomes Her is probably the only movie that gives you two Oscar-winning actresses rising from the grave and beating each other over the head with shovels. Directed by the always visually inventive Robert Zemeckis, what Death Becomes Her lacks in subtlety, it more than makes up for in...

Duration:01:21:20

#79 | Sausage Party 2: Starbaked

8/23/2018
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Food and sex can be a wonderful combination… at times. Sausage Party is not one of those times. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Sausage Party imagines a world in which processed food is sentient and worships human beings as Gods… little imagining the horrors that await them when they’re finally purchased. Not the worst concept in the world, but sadly not one that has the smarts or the laughs to sustain a feature film. This week on Beyond The Box Set, Harry and John find themselves...

Duration:01:02:20

#78 | A Knight’s Tale 2: The Gorgeous Ladies of Jousting

8/17/2018
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Fonging hell! We’ve got a real crowd pleaser to talk about this week - gleefully anachronistic jousting adventure A Knight’s Tale, the starring the much-missed Heath Ledger. Released in 2001, A Knight’s Tale helped to establish Ledger as a reliable leading man, after well-received supporting turns in 10 Things I Hate About You and The Patriot. It also featured a memorable cast of supporting characters including Alan Tudyk, Mark Addy and future Marvel star Paul Bettany in the role of a...

Duration:01:21:49

#77 | May 2: The Tribute

8/9/2018
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May we have your attention please? This week we’re taking on a slightly less well-known movie than usual, but we definitely think it’s worthy of a wider audience. Writer-director Lucky McKee’s May is a surprisingly thoughtful and challenging indie-horror about a lonely and isolated young woman who takes a… creative approach to dealing with rejection. Joined by this week’s special guest, May super-fan Kit Sheppard, we discuss the traumatic influence of creepy childhood dolls, Anna Faris’...

Duration:01:19:54

#76 | Blue Velvet - An Antz Perspective

8/2/2018
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Blue Velvet - an iconic movie of the 80s, but perhaps not the most compatible movie for the consumption of omelettes. That’s just one of the many lessons we learned while attempting to make sense of David Lynch’s twisted suburban noir. Join us in this week’s episode as we discuss the sinister appeal of Kyle Maclachlan, Isabella Rosellini’s rather limited nightclub repertoir, and why, in a movie filled with terror and violence, a Roy Orbison lip sync number might just be the scariest scene...

Duration:01:20:21

#75 | Drag Me To Hell II: Justin’s Long Con

7/26/2018
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Talking goats, doomed kittens and a *lot* of projectile vomiting, Drag Me To Hell found Sam Raimi back in his comedy-horror element after his lucrative turn behind the Spider Man franchise. But does it have the potential to become an Evil Dead-esque franchise? For this week’s episode of Beyond The Box Set, we discuss the extreme pettiness of Gypsy curses, Octavia Spencer’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo and the wonderfully ludicrous concept of Professor Justin Long, before pitching our own...

Duration:01:30:13

#74 | Jerry Maguire 2: Jerry’s Game

7/19/2018
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From the chunky flip phones and questionable hair to the dodgy sexual politics and curious lack of any real stakes, Jerry Maguire is perhaps the quintessential mid-90s prestige rom com. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, the movie stars Tom Cruise as a successful sports agent whose search for meaning in a cynical industry leads him into the arms of warm-hearted, possibly overly suggestible single mother Renee Zellweger. In this week’s episode of Beyond The Box Set, we discuss the...

Duration:01:02:30

#73 | Labyrinth 2: Revenge of the Goblin Queen

7/13/2018
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A disturbed teenage girl. A baby-snatching goblin king with a distractingly prominent codpiece. A supporting cast of creature features ranging from bizarre to frankly terrifying. Every scene of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is burned into the memories of a generation of movie viewers. With the late-great David Bowie taking the iconic role of Jareth, the aforementioned well endowed Goblin King, any proposed sequel to this 80s classic would have to wrestle with the unthinkable prospect of recasting....

Duration:01:15:38

#72 | Yentl: Master of Disguise

7/5/2018
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She sings! She acts! She directs! Barbra Streisand is perhaps the ultimate triple-threat pop icon, and she makes her Beyond The Box Set debut this week as we pitch sequel ideas for her 1983 passion project Yentl… The story of a plucky young(?) Jewish girl whose insatiable passion for learning drives her to disguise herself as a man, Yentl was a movie over two decades in the making for Streisand. In addition to directing and starring in the movie, she also produced it and co-wrote the...

Duration:01:09:00

#71 | Spice World 2: Fallen Kingdom

6/28/2018
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I’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want… a sequel to Spice World, the 1997 meta-comedy / cash in released to capitalise on the brief but phenomenal popularity of Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Posh - collectively known as The Spice Girls. As a quintessential child of the nineties, John is a die-hard Spice Girls fan who’s seen the band live, knows their albums inside out - even the rubbish third one - and still lives his life according to the principles of Girl Power. Harry...

Duration:01:09:07

#70 | Three Kings 2: Three Wise Men (feat. FlixWatcher)

6/21/2018
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In a very special Podcast crossover episode, Helen and Kobi from FlixWatcher join us to discuss David O.Russell’s darkly comedic Gulf War movie Three Kings, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube. Released in 1999, Three Kings was a major breakthrough for O.Russell, grossing over $100 million and achieving widespread critical acclaim. It tells the story of four US soldiers attempting to steal a hidden cache of war gold from Iraqi soldiers during a tense 1991 ceasefire between...

Duration:01:13:04

#69 | Mermaids 2: Search for the Merman

6/14/2018
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There are certain actors we’ll watch in just about anything. Cher is one, Winona Ryder is another. In Mermaids, the pair play mother and daughter, with Christina Ricci and Bob Hoskins in supporting roles and a fabulous 1960s soundtrack in the background. Let’s be realistic, there was never any way we weren’t going to love this movie. Released in 1990, a time when both women were at the height of their movie careers, Mermaids is a gentle coming of age dramedy based on a novel by Patty Dunn....

Duration:01:20:37

#68 | The Boy Next Door 2: Who Is Jennifer Lopez?

6/7/2018
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Jennifer Lopez is a diva, an icon and one of the defining celebrities of the 21st Century… that’s what co-host John thinks, anyway. Harry, on the other hand, has never knowingly seen or heard anything she’s ever done. Hence, the latest edition of our increasingly inaccurate ‘Sing Your Way To An Oscar’ mini-season offers a crash-course in J.Lo, as we revisit one of her most recent cinematic successes - the campy, ridiculous but strangely compelling The Boy Next Door. Like much of J.Lo’s...

Duration:01:45:02

#67 | School of Rock 2: Mr Schneebly’s Opus

5/31/2018
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If you have any doubt about how important Jack Black was to the success of School of Rock, just try to imagine literally any other comic actor in his age range playing the part. The role of Dewey Finn, a dangerously unqualified supply teacher who nevertheless uses his musical talent and boundless enthusiasm to inspire a class of pre-teens is probably the purest expression of Black’s talents ever seen on the big screen. It’s also a movie that’s aged phenomenally well - give or take a dodgy...

Duration:01:13:03

#66 | The Royal Tenenbaums 2: All About Margot

5/24/2018
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Whether you love or loathe his signature brand of whimsical storytelling and themes of upper middle-class ennui, Wes Anderson is one of the most recognised and decorated auteur directors currently working in Hollywood. Inspired by the realisation that neither of us had really seen a lot of his work, we decided to dive into his 2001 breakthrough hit The Royal Tenenbaums - in many ways the quintessential Wes Anderson movie. Featuring an A-list cast that inclues Gene Hackman, Angelica...

Duration:01:14:43

#65 | Treasure Planet 2: A Disney Crime Story

5/18/2018
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Finding a Disney movie with no sequels is a pretty tall order, so this week we drafted in a professional. James Mason PHD has an actual doctorate in Disney - making him the perfect guest to talk through the underrated 2002 sci-fi Treasure Planet - a rare misfire that was swiftly buried by the Disney corporation after its warm reviews failed to translate into box office receipts. The long-gestating passion project of directors Ron Clements and John Musker, Treasure Planet takes Robert Louis...

Duration:01:26:47

#64 | Waterworld 2: The Shape of Waterworld

5/10/2018
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You may find this week’s episode of Beyond The Box Set to be bloated, incoherent and confused. If so, consider it a tribute to this week’s featured movie. Directed by Kevin Reynolds with a lot of alleged back-seat meddling from star Kevin Costner, Waterworld is an unholy mess of an action-adventure epic that quickly went down in history as one of the most notorious bombs of its time. Watching the movie back to day, there’s actually a lot to enjoy about Waterworld, and the film certainly has...

Duration:01:46:44

#63 | Whip It II: Whip It Good!

5/3/2018
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We asked our listeners to nominate a film by an A-list female actor for our movie stars-turned-directors mini-season, and Whip It won by a landslide. Which is weird, because Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut totally flew under the radar when it was released in 2009. Turns out a lot of our listeners know and love it though - which is understandable because there’s a lot to like in this movie! It’s a fabulous cast (Ellen Page! Kristen Wiig! Juliette Lewis!) an interesting subject matter and...

Duration:01:14:49