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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

#87 | Red Riding Hood II : Red Riding Hoodie

10/18/2018
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Little Red Riding Hood meets Twilight meets Murder On The Orient Express in this rather bizarre fairytale recalling directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Harry got bored, but John was compelled by the terrible camera work and ludicrously convoluted plot. Plus, Gary Oldman plays a wolf slayer with silver fingernails and a 20ft elephant, and that can never entirely be a bad thing... In the third and penultimate edition of our Halloween 'Season of the Wolf', we discuss the Twilight effect, Virginia...

Duration:01:24:37

#86 | Dog Soldiers 2: Shadow of the Wolf

10/11/2018
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It's week two of our Halloween 'Season of the Wolf', and we're moving from Japanese anime to a very British take on the Werewolf movie genre - Neil Marshall's 2002 cult hit Dog Soldiers. Join us as we discuss our new-found appreciation for Sean Pertwee, Liam Cunningham's striking resemblence to Jean Reno and one of the greatest exit lines in cinema history... An official sequel to Dog Soldiers was actually on the cards for a while, but sadly it never quite came to fruition. We have some...

Duration:01:15:02

#85 | Wolf Children 2 - Teen Wolf

10/4/2018
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This Halloween is The Season of the Wolf here at Beyond The Box Set. Each week this month, we're looking at classic movies featuring Werewolves. First up, Mamoru Hosada's decidedly un-scary but very lovely 2012 anime Wolf Children. Suggested by Patreon subscriber - and this week's special guest - Daniel Tickner, Wolf Children takes a thoughtful and heartfelt look at parenthood through the eyes of a young single mother struggling to raise her two half-wolf children in rural Japan. From the...

Duration:01:24:14

#84 | Muppet Pulp Fiction

9/27/2018
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It's the movie that revitalised John Travolta's career, made Uma Thurman an instant icon and proved that there's quite literally no hairstyle that Samuel L Jackson couldn't pull off. We are of course talking about Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Joining us this week for another special crossover event, returning guest Ross Burton of 2 Geeks 2 Movies once again swallows his abiding hatred of unnecessary sequels and helps us to pitch-some potential spin-offs to wrap up the many...

Duration:01:32:05

#83 | Mrs Doubtfire 2: Son of Doubtfire

9/20/2018
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How far would you go to be with your children? In the classic 90s comedy Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams goes truly goes above and beyond to spend some quality time with his family, with predictably hilarious results. Tune into this week's episode for our thoughts on the difference between a good Robin Williams movie and a bad one, the irresistible charm of Sally Field and why some 90s comedy tropes have aged better than others, plus much more as we pitch sequels to this timeless comedy...

Duration:01:51:03

#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...

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...

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....

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