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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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United Kingdom

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Casablanca

9/26/2021
Just when Harry thought he'd escaped the classic movie era, friend of the pod Martin Gardner pulls him back in. Fortunately, it's with one of the all-time greats - 1942's Casablanca. Tune into this week's episode for our thoughts on iconic quotes, polite Nazis, bad fake piano playing and much more. Plus drinking games, listener submissions and sequel pitches! ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to...

Duration:01:23:42

Roland Emmerich‘s 2012

9/19/2021
The trouble with Roland Emmerich films is that they're all essentially the same movie. In this week's podcast we react to 2012, one of his many identikit end-of-world thrillers featuring much CGI destruction and precious little character development. Tune in to hear our thoughts on John Cusack phoning it in, mid-movie Bentley commercials, the unsung heroism of Gordon the Plastic Surgeon and much more, including drinking games, listener submissions and sequel pitches! ----- Beyond the Box...

Duration:01:29:58

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

9/12/2021
One of the most quotable campfests ever to hit the screen, Robert Aldrich's Whatever Happened To Baby Jane pitted two Hollywood titans against each other and launched the careers of countless drag queens in the process! In this week's podcast, we discuss Bette vs Joan, bizarre sub-plots, pitiful escape attempts and much more! ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel...

Duration:01:21:54

Dante‘s Peak

9/5/2021
One of two Volcano-based hits released in 1997, Dantes Peak is a solid B-movie that unites two major franchise stars of the era; James Bond's Pierce Brosnan and Terminator icon Linda Hamilton. On this week's podcast we discuss Volcano science, intrepid dogs, why grandma absolutely deserved to die and much more - plus sequels, drinking games and listener submissions! --- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete...

Duration:01:27:31

Mildred Pierce

8/29/2021
My ill-fated attempt to induct Harry into the joys of classic cinema continues with Mildred Pierce, the Oscar-winning film noir that provided a much-needed comeback vehicle for Joan Crawford. Tune in to hear our thoughts on bad police work, Streisand-esque lighting, intimidating shoulder pads and much more! ---- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to...

Duration:01:01:46

Mr & Mrs Smith: Smith Family Values

8/22/2021
When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie teamed up in 2005 for Mr & Mrs Smith, the result wasn't just a hit movie - it was a pop cultural sensation. In this week's episode, we revisit the film that spawned both #Brangelina and #PoorJen - does it hold up now that the tabloid madness has died down? Join us as we discuss uncomfortable domestic violence, bizarre editing, a complete lack of villains and much more - plus drinking games, listener submissions and sequel pitches! ----- Beyond the Box Set...

Duration:01:20:46

All About Eve 2: Even Stevens

8/15/2021
My attempt to break through Harry's anti-Black & White biases hits a snag this week as we discuss one of the most celebrated movies of all time... the witty, literate All About Eve...

Duration:01:06:59

Hugo 2: Changing Faces

8/8/2021
If every great director gets at least one commercially doomed vanity project, 2011's Hugo was Martin Scorcese's. A 2 hour plus love letter to classic cinema shot in luxurious 3D, the movie struggled to find a commercial audience on release, but it racked up 11 Oscar nominations and ultimately won five. On this week's episode, we discuss the movie magic on display, the 3D effects we wish we could have seen in the cinemas, the post Love Guru redemption of Ben Kingsley and much more, plus...

Duration:01:21:41

Sunset Blvd 2: The Grand Delusion

8/1/2021
After watching one of the actual worst films of all time last week, we decided to class up the joint this week with one of the greats! Sunset Blvd starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden is one of the most quotable, iconic movies of all time - and our very first black and white! Tune in to find out how we fared - and for our thoughts on Simian lovers, old Hollywood glamour, the curse of typecasting and much more - plus drinking games, listener reactions and of course, sequel pitches....

Duration:01:17:58

The Love Guru Must Die

7/25/2021
On this week's episode, we cover by far one of the worst songs we've ever inflicted upon ourselves in five years of podcasting... Mike Myers' notorious 2008 flop The Love Guru. Tune in to hear our thoughts on cringeworthy cameos, respected actors and comedians slumming it for money, rehashed Austin Powers jokes and much more as we try to get to the bottom of this truly abysmal cosmic failure. ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a...

Duration:01:23:51

Serial Mom 2: Serial Family

7/18/2021
On this week's podcast, we discuss one of John Waters' more mainstream moments in the jet-black satirical comedy Serial Mom. Tune in for our thoughts on Kathleen Turner's brilliant physical comedy, inventive murder weapons, the immortal Pussy Willows scene and much more - plus drinking games, listener submissions and sequel pitches! ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel,...

Duration:01:10:38

But I'm a Cheerleader!

7/12/2021
One of the best LGBTQIA+ movies of its era, But I'm A Cheerleader was a little too ahead of its time to get much box office mileage in 1999, but its cult favourite status has endured thanks to a dedicated fanbase and the adult success of many of its young stars. On this week's podcast, we're joined by our favourite recurring guest Louise (and her very loud dog in the background - apologies!) to discuss subverting stereotypes, eye-watering colour schemes, RuPaul's strong thigh game and much...

Duration:01:07:36

Footloose 2: Disco Inferno

7/5/2021
Everybody cut loose! On this week's episode we're looking back on the oddly dark 80s dance classic that is... Footloose! Tune in to hear our thoughts on low-stakes tractor stunts, simmering homo-eroticism, a seriously messed-up love interest and much more as we react to the original movie, brainstorm some drinking games and pitch some sequel ideas... --- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch...

Duration:01:11:58

Timecop 2: Time Bandits

6/27/2021
Hold onto your black belts! It's time for our first ever JCVD movie! Timecops represented the peak of the Muscles From Brussels' career, a convoluted slice of Arnie-lite that gave him ample opportunity to showcase his martial arts skills to aa wider audience... Tune into this week's episode to hear thoughts on emergency splits, inexplicable mullets, exploding houses and much more! 00.00 How flexible is Harry? 1.08.00 Timecop Drinking Games 1.17.00 Timecop Sequel Ideas 1.38.35 Listener...

Duration:01:42:38

Hackers 2: Hacksploitation

6/20/2021
Our mini-series on 90s internet movies continues with the arguable apex of the genre - 1995's Hackers, starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie and Matthew Lillard. Tune in to hear our thoughts on visualisations of cyber-space, Lorraine Bracco's distracting wig-work, yet another plot hinging on a hidden floppy disc and much more! ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel,...

Duration:01:14:18

The Net 2: The Trial of Mozart's Ghost

6/13/2021
Back in the 1990s, the world had a vague idea of how the internet might look - and that image inspired a range of movies! First up - the Net, a classic Sandra Bullock thriller with a very loose grip on reality! From chat room politics to the mechanics of 90s viruses, we break it all down in this week's very special episode! ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and...

Duration:01:33:44

Ten Things I Hate AboutYou

6/6/2021
Of all the attempts to adapt classic literature into modern cinema of the 00s, Ten Things I Hate About You is arguably the most successful. From Allison Janney's hilariously unprofessional Guidance Counsellor, the strangest game of paintball we've ever seen to the iconic arrival of Nigel with the Brie, find out why in this week's very special episode.... ---- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch...

Duration:01:33:04

Romy & Michele Go To Vegas

5/30/2021
At the height of the Friends phenomena, virtually all of the principal cast set out to establish their movie careers outside the show. Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox may have scored bigger hits at the time, but none landed a cult comedy quite as beloved as Romy & Michele's High School Reunion. In this week's podcast. we discuss 90s fashion, Mira Sorvino's Oscar-worthy voice work, a scene-stealing Janeane Garofalo and much more as we pitch sequels for one of the most delightful - and...

Duration:01:13:43

Armageddon 2: Harry's Last Stand

5/24/2021
When it comes to 90s Blockbusters, they don't come much bigger - or dumber - than Michael Bay's Armageddon, a bloated disaster epic with a relationship to science and characterisation which could best be described as 'loose'. In this week's episode, we try to find some good in this much maligned movie, while also pitching some sequels to bring this cash cow back to the big screen - with or without Bruce Willis and his distracting frosted tips... ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast...

Duration:01:51:00

Shadow in the Cloud 2: Babies in Space

5/17/2021
A slightly lesser-known pick than usual this week, but as soon as we saw this bananas high-altitude thriller starring Chloë Grace Moretz, we knew we just had to talk about it! Spoiler warning - we strongly recommend watching this film blind if you can! Go seek it out, then come back to hear us discussing [REDACTED] [REDACTED] and holy sh*t [REDACTED]!!! Seriously, it's a ride. ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone...

Duration:01:20:23