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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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#108 | The Martian 2: Life On Mars?

3/22/2019
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Like most moviegoers, the last couple of years have kind of soured us on the screen talents of Matt Damon. Movies like Downsizing and Suburbicon haven't exactly made the best use of his talents, to put it mildly. So revisiting The Martian was a timely reminder that he can actually be pretty damn charming when he's actually given decent material to work with. Directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian stars Damon as Mark Watney, a dry-witted space botanist accidentally stranded on Mars during a...

Duration:01:20:02

#107 | The Dressmaker 2: The Hemsworth Curse

3/16/2019
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We're back, you bastards! This week's episode may be arriving slightly late, but we hope the choice of movie justifies the wait. The Dressmaker is a real curio - a hilarious Australian revenge comedy/drama starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and a lot of hats, wigs and fabulous evening gowns! If you've never seen this movie before, we strongly recommend that you seek it out before listening to this episode - it's an absolute riot, and some of the plot twists are so out-there that we'd...

Duration:01:05:18

#106 | The Shape of Water 2: The Sea-quel

3/8/2019
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This time last year, The Shape of Water was crowned Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards. Twelve months on, has the movie lost any of its lustre? As we bid adieu to another year of Oscar-watching, we decided to revisit Guillermo del Toro's fantastical passion project in our own unique way. Which of course means only one thing - sequels! From an underwater origin story to an Arrival-inspired sci-fi romance, check out our ideas in this week's podcast - in which we also discuss the...

Duration:01:17:15

#105 | Clue 2: Into The Hasbro-Verse

2/28/2019
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Was it Mr Green in the Hall with the Revolver? Or perhaps Mrs Peacock in the Billiard room with the Lead Pipe? All the cards are on the table this week, as we conclude our 'movies based on games' mini-series with an episode dedicated to the classic murder mystery farce 'Clue'. Friend of the show Julio Olivera from The Contrarians Podcast joins us this week as we compare notes on convoluted plotting, scenery-chewing character actors, Yvette's ridiculous cleavage and much more... Inspired by...

Duration:01:32:09

BONUS | Oscars 2019 - The Reaction

2/25/2019
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It's been a long road, but Oscar season 2019 has finally come to an end. Check out our instant post-show reaction to the shocks, the snubs and everything else that went down in this very hungover bonus episode...

Duration:00:53:20

#104 | Truth or Dare 2: Double Dare

2/21/2019
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What if a classic college game based around uncomfortable revelations and sexy funtimes... turned deadly? That's the premise of the wholly unoriginal but kinda fun teen horror Truth or Dare, which we actually wound up enjoying a whole lot more than we should probably admit. Released in 2018, Truth or Dare mixes a little bit of Final Destination with a liberal dose of It Follows, as a group of one dimensional college students accidentally fall prey to a sinister demon during a Spring Break...

Duration:01:27:30

BONUS | Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2019 - RANKED!

2/19/2019
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It's the most wonderful time of the year - Oscar Season! Eight movies have been nominated for the prestigious title of Best Picture of 2018... and having watched them all, we have some opinions! In this very special bonus episode of Beyond The Box Set, we rank this year's Best Picture nominees from worst to first, and predict who we think will be taking home Oscar Gold on Sunday night... The contenders (in alphabetical order) - Black Panther - Blakkklansman - Bohemian Rhapsody - The...

Duration:01:19:16

#103 | Need For Speed 2: Hot Wheels Edition

2/15/2019
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A high octane racing thriller based on a popular video game franchise, Need For Speed should have been in pole position for a box office victory lap, but ultimately even the acting talents of Aaron Paul could get it across the finish line... On this week's episode of Beyond The Box Set, we discuss the questionable morality of street racing, Michael Keaton's literally phoned-in cameo appearance and debate whether Rami Malek's horrible supporting turn in this film made us re-evaluate how much...

Duration:01:32:12

#102 | Battleship 2: Guess Who?

2/7/2019
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B12 - You sunk my battleship! To kick off our new 'movies based on games' mini-season, podcasting legend Phil Better joins us to discuss the frankly ludicrous 2012 Hasbro cash-in 'Battleship' - starring Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna in a concept so thin it barely covered a single movie, let alone a potential franchise... Nevertheless, we're not ones to shy away from a challenge, so after we've finished dissecting the horrible dialogue, dreadful pacing and the unnerving sense...

Duration:01:20:59

#101 | The Sound of Music 2: Back In The Habit

1/31/2019
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How do you solve a problem like following up your first ever live episode? By taking on one of the most beloved movies of all time, of course! This week's episode 101 spectacular is dedicated to the iconic family favourite 'The Sound of Music', starring the legendary Dame Julie Andrews. Tune in to hear our thoughts on Maria Von Trapp's compulsive singing problem, impressive curtain-based design skills and how Harry's Granny may have been responsible for this movie's record-breaking box...

Duration:01:03:59

#100 | E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - LIVE! (feat. Kenrick & Miller)

1/25/2019
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We did it! To celebrate our 100th(!) episode of Beyond The Box Set, we decided to take a bold step into the Podcasting big leagues by hosting our very first live episode! Obviously a major moment requires a major movie choice, so in front of a specially invited audience at our favourite pub, The Chemic Tavern in Leeds, we decided to pitch some sequel ideas for the Steven Spielberg classic E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Tune in to hear us thoroughly dissect some of the movie's most iconic...

#99 | True Lies 2: Dana-nother Day

1/17/2019
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In our recent year-end review, Harry put forth the controversial opinion that Skyscraper is a perfect action movie. This week, John attempts to unpick that theory with a look at one of the ultimate dumb-action classics, James Cameron's True Lies... True Lies stars accent-challenged action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger as Harry Tasker, trigger-happy secret agent by day, loyal husband and father by night. However, his worlds begin to collide when he suspects his wife of having an affair with an...

Duration:01:24:58

#98 | Inside Out 2: This Is Your Brain On Drugs

1/11/2019
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The holiday season is over and frankly we could all use a little joy in our lives right now. So we decided to kick-start 2019 with a heartwarming Pixar animated classic... and some sequel pitches that are strictly for grown-ups... Tune in to hear our thoughts on non-objective fragmentation, the melancholy death of Bing Bong, the emotional makeup of cats and more, plus a collection of adult-only Inside Out drinking game suggestions and some hilarious, creative and downright disturbing sequel...

Duration:01:05:38

BONUS | Movies of 2018 Reviewed... With Sequels! (Part Two)

1/3/2019
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In the second half of our epic 2018 review, we look back at the movies we watched between July and December and deliver our final verdicts - complete with increasingly drunken and dissolute sequel ideas... enjoy! Remember, you can enjoy full-length reviews of all of these movies by signing up to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/beyondtheboxset 0.30: Skyscraper 4.45: Incredibles 2 8.50: Mission Impossible - Fallout 13.00: Mamma Mia 2 16.00: Hotel Artemis 20.05: The Meg 25.55:...

Duration:01:59:27

BONUS | Movies of 2018 Reviewed... With Sequels! (Part One)

1/2/2019
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In addition to pitching sequels to old films, we also watched a lot of new releases in 2018. So we thought we'd end the year with a look back at everything we caught at the cinema over the past 12 months, while also attempting to pitch some very quick sequel ideas for them. This was a very silly idea that turned into a literal all-nighter, so we've split the results into two parts. Here's part one, in which we ran down everything we saw between January and June. Spoilers abound,...

Duration:01:42:27

#97 | Scrooged 2: Oliver Twisted (feat. 2 Geeks 2 Movies)

12/27/2018
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A cynical 80s update of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with Bill Murray in the central role, Scrooged has all the elements of a festive home run. Yet back in 1988 critics received the movie like a lump of festive coal, and even Murray himself was publicly critical of his performance. Nevertheless, years of TV syndication have helped Scrooged to endure as a cult holiday classic. Did the critics get it wrong, or has Murray's boundless charisma hoodwinked contemporary viewers into looking...

Duration:01:15:45

#96 | Jack Frost 2: The Meltdown

12/20/2018
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The year is 1998. Michael Keaton plays an absent father who, after being tragically killed on his way home for Christmas, reincarnates in the form of a wisecracking snowman in order to re-connect with his traumatised son. Sounds like a movie with all the makings of a feelgood seasonal classic, right? Wrong... A notorious festive turkey that critics dubbed 'grotesque' 'creepy' and 'almost unwatchable', Jack Frost received an equally chilly reception at the box office, and endures now only...

Duration:01:08:40

#95 | Elf 2: How Buddy Saved Christmas

12/13/2018
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Will Ferrell has repeatedly ruled out making a sequel for Elf, his festive 2004 comedy hit that rapidly became a seasonable staple. After the muted reaction to the belated Anchorman and Zoolander sequels in recent years, he may have a point... Yet despite Ferrell's lack of enthusiasm, the appetite for an Elf 2 seems to grow stronger with every passing year. Is this just lazy nostalgia at work, or is there really potential for a follow-up that could wouldn't taint memories of the...

Duration:01:08:18

#94 | Edward Scissorhands 2: Rock, Paper, Scissorhands... (feat. Blokebusters)

12/6/2018
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Is Edward Scissorhands a Christmas movie? Possibly not, but it features snow, Christmas trees and an underlying air of sadness, which makes it close enough for us to crowbar Tim Burton's melancholy classic into our annual festive mini-season. This week, long-time friend of the show Paul Hawkins from Blokebusters joins us to discuss Winona Ryder's old lady voice, Dianne Wiest's questionable parenting methods, whether it's still OK to appreciate Johnny Depp's legitimately brilliant...

Duration:01:24:12

#93 | Arrival 2: Departure (feat. Dante Pineau)

11/29/2018
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It's a thought-provoking modern sci-fi classic that played a key role in Beyond The Box Set's Amsterdam-based origin story. So why did it take us 93 episodes to dedicate an episode to Arrival? Well, if time is a circle, then on some level, haven't we somehow always been dedicating an episode to Arrival? Wait, now we're even more confused... Dante Pineau of PlayD&D and Let's Get Contextual joins us this week to discuss property porn, the perils of Dutch subtitles, how this movie got totally...

Duration:01:27:04