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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


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#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...

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...

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...

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...

Duration:01:14:49

#62 | Matilda 2: No More Miss Nice Girl

4/26/2018
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Many directors have attempted to translate the work of Roald Dahl onto the big screen, from Tim Burton to Wes Anderson to Steven Spielberg. But few have nailed the tone of Dahl’s work quite so successfully as Danny DeVito, whose 1996 adaptation of Matilda transformed one of Dahl’s best loved novels into one of the most iconic children’s movies of the era. Already an emerging child star thanks to roles in classic movies like Mrs Doubtfire and Miracle on 34th Street, Mara Wilson turned in...

Duration:01:10:09

#61 | The Cable Guy 2: Unplugged

4/19/2018
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Jim Carrey’s career trajectory in the mid-90s was insane. After more than a decade of minor TV and film work, he burst onto the public consciousness in February 1994 with the release of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. This was followed in July 1994 by The Mask and in December by Dumb and Dumber. The following year saw the release of Batman Forever and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. In just over 18 months, Carrey had gone from jobbing actor to the biggest - and arguably most overexposed -...

Duration:00:57:06

#60 | Of Mice And Men 2: Of Mice And Ben

4/12/2018
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When we first launched Beyond The Box Set back in early 2017, little did we imagine that just over a year later we’d find ourselves reading out self-composed gay Of Mice And Men fan fiction to each other. And yet, here we are… Of Mice And Men is the 1992 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novella, starring Gary Sinise and John Malkovich as George Milton and Lennie Small, two fiercely loyal companions searching for work and dreaming of buying their own farm during the Great American...

Duration:00:59:51

#58 | Galaxy Quest II: The Final Franchise

3/29/2018
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It was voted the 7th best Star Trek film of all time by fans and described as ‘a chillingly realistic documentary’ by George Takei. But could the long hoped-for Galaxy Quest sequel ever work in a post-Rickman world? By Grabthar’s Hammer, we’re determined to find out… Join us in this week’s episode as we discuss John’s Sam Rockwell epiphany, Harry’s unapologetic love for Star Trek: Nemesis and why the late, great Alan Rickman may have found the role of a lifetime in resentful thespian...

Duration:00:56:22

#56 | 2001: A Space Odyssey

3/15/2018
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Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 interstellar masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey features on pretty much every list of the top movies to see before you die. Its 1984 sequel is less fondly remembered - in fact, we had no idea it even existed. So along with our special guests Larry and Paul from BBC Radio Leeds, we decided to collectively deny its very existence and come up with some follow-up ideas of our own. Join us as we discuss artistic boredom, passive aggressive operating systems and the...

Duration:01:03:21

#55 | Run Amélie Run

3/8/2018
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A whimsical French comedy with some deceptively twisted themes, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie is a delightful ode to love, fate and the power of connection, bolstered by a star-making turn by Audrey Tautou. But do the film’s visual invention and romantic tone mask something darker at the heart of the story? In our first Patreon crossover special, friend of the show Nathan Hunt - of our near namesake podcast Think Outside The Box Set - joins us to discuss how what with all the stalking,...

Duration:01:00:46

BONUS | Post-Oscars Reaction 2018

3/6/2018
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After a long night of drinking games, we present the most hung-over episode of Beyond The Box Set to date, our annual post-Oscars reaction podcast! Did the right films win? Could anything top the Moonlight/La La Land Best Picture fiasco from last year’s show? Will Harry get to the end of this podcast without passing out in a pool of his own vomit? The answer to all these questions and more can be found in this, the final part of our 2018 Academy Awards bonus trilogy! —– Beyond The Box...

Duration:00:26:52

#54 | La La Land 2: Scar Scar Land

3/1/2018
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Beyond The Box Set goes on the road this week for a podcast crossover with the hilarious Ross and Laura of Wit Ye Talking About. The musical Scots join us for a timely discussion of Damien Chazelle’s thwarted Oscar darling La La Land. Join us as we discuss obnoxious cinema etiquette, weirdly muddy sound mixing and whether or not this movie would have been better if Hugh Jackman was in it - all before we join forces to pitch our own sequel ideas for the film; this week featuring a gritty...

Duration:01:21:15

OSCAR BONUS | Ranking the 2018 Best Picture Nominees

2/27/2018
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It’s Oscar time! We love an awards show here at Beyond The Box Set, so in honour of the biggest one of all, we’re taking a quick detour from pitching ridiculous sequels to compare notes on the 2018 Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. Over the past few months, we’ve sat through all nine of the Best Picture nominees, plus as many of other other major award contenders as we could squeeze in. Some were great, some were mediocre, but none of them sucked as much as Hacksaw Ridge. Join us...

Duration:01:13:24

#53 | Garden State 2: Pet Sematary

2/22/2018
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Remember when everybody loved Garden State? Strange as it seems, Zach Braff’s directorial debut was widely praised on release - so why has its reputation curdled so dramatically in recent years? Louise Ball joins us this week to discuss Manic Pixie Dream Girls, alarming animal cruelty and to help pitch the sequels that none of us actually want to see… Released in 2004 at the height of Zach Braff’s Scrubs fame, Garden State was a slow-burn box office success, grossing over $35 million...

Duration:01:13:54

#52 | 22 Short Films About Snowpiercer

2/15/2018
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Imagine the worst train journey you’ve ever taken. Now, throw in baby-eating, a post-apocalyptic caste system and a demented Tilda Swinton ranting about shoes in a broad Yorkshire accent. Welcome to Bong Joon-ho’s quirky sci-fi action hit Snowpiercer. It’s quite the ride… Released in 2013, Snowpiercer features an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt as the last remnants of humanity scrapping for survival aboard a high-speed train controlled by...

Duration:01:06:16

#51 | *batteries not included 2: Attack of the Drones

2/9/2018
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What’s your favourite children’s movie about impoverished elderly people living with dementia? This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re joined by the talented Phil Hepworth to discuss *batteries not included, a quirky family sci-fi that features some surprisingly adult and melancholy themes. Released in 1987, *batteries not included stars Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy as Frank and Faye Riley, a married couple whose long-time home comes under threat from aggressive property developers who...

Duration:01:11:19

#50 | Forrest Gump II: Jenny’s Side

2/2/2018
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Episode 50 marks Beyond The Box Set’s first full year on the air, so we knew we had to celebrate with a truly iconic movie choice. So sit down and join us as we pitch sequels to the tearjerking 90s classic Forrest Gump, aka Harry’s all-time favourite movie. In this episode we compare notes on how long each of us lasted before welling up, reveal the historical crossover scene that was wisely left on the cutting room floor, and debate whether Jenny Curran is the most unfairly maligned...

Duration:01:29:08