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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

#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

#59 | That Thing You Do (feat. The Contrarians)

4/5/2018
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A sweet retro comedy about the rise and fall of fictional 60s pop band The Wonders, That Thing You Do! has virtually no stakes and gets by on the sheer good-natured charm of everyone involved, not least that of writer-director Tom Hanks. But can we sit through the 148 minute extended cut without succumbing to a severe case of toothache? In this month’s Patreon special, friend of the show Julio Olivera of The Contrarians podcast joins us to discuss Tom Everett-Scott’s spooky resemblance to...

Duration:01:19:16

#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

#57 | Looper 2: Super Loopers

3/22/2018
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Time travel movies: they’re awesome, but they never make sense. Rain Johnson’s twisty sci-fi thriller Looper is no exception, but it sure is an entertaining ride. Released in 2012, Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe - an assassin for hire in a futuristic world where illegal time travel is used by crime syndicates to cover up murders. The only catch is, at some point he’s expected to bump off his future self. In this week’s edition of Beyond The Box Set, we discuss gaping plot...

Duration:01:07:57

#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

3/2/2018
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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

#49 | Black Swan 2: Urban Redemption

1/26/2018
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Natalie Portman’s high-intensity acting style found the perfect vehicle in Darren Aronofsky’s nightmarish ballet-themed body horror Black Swan, a role that deservedly won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. But what might happen if the two reunited for a second act? Olumide Ajulo joins us in this week’s episode to discuss Portman’s journey to the dark side, the unintentional camp value of the swan transformation scenes and the joy of Winona Ryder being the most Winona she can be in a...

Duration:01:31:54

BONUS | Oscar Predictions 2018

1/21/2018
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for movie nerds! With the official nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards due to be announced in a matter of days, we decided to take a brief detour from our regularly scheduled programming to make our predictions for the movies we expect to see nominated for Best Picture. The Academy Award nominations will be announced from 05.22 PST or 13.22 UK time*, and you can watch it all unfold live at beyondtheboxset.com/oscars to see how eerily accurate...

Duration:00:30:02

#46 | WALL-E 2: A Garbage Movie

1/4/2018
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In almost a year of recording Beyond The Box Set, it occured to us this week that we’ve never actually covered a fully animated movie. So in the spirit of the new year, we decided to correct this oversight and turn our imaginations towards one of the most beloved animated features of the past decade, Pixar’s WALL-E. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon, WALL-E was one of Pixar Studios riskiest and most ambitious releases. Set in the wasted remnants of a long-abandoned...

Duration:00:53:55

BONUS | Pitching Sequels to the Movies of 2017: Part Two

12/31/2017
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The second half of 2017 gave us blockbusters of wildly varying quality - from the artistic and commercial highs of Dunkirk and Baby Driver to the wildly misguided lows of Justice League and Geostorm. We also made time for some less mainstream fare, including Kumail Nanjiani’s delightful The Big Sick, James Franco’s hilarious The Disaster Artist and Darren Aronofsky’s utterly batshit Mother! Join us in this second half of our year-end special as we attempt to pitch quick-fire sequels to...

Duration:01:08:00

BONUS | Pitching Sequels to the Movies of 2017: Part One

12/28/2017
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From depressing Oscar contenders to terrible franchise movies, we watched a lot of movies in 2017 that wouldn’t necessarily fit the Beyond The Box Set format. So we thought it’d be fun to round off the year with a quick-fire run through everything we saw in the cinema this year, complete with improvised sequel pitches. Join us in the first part of this mammoth undertaking, in which we vainly attempt to remember the plots of some of the movies we saw from January to June 2017. WARNING -...

Duration:01:30:52

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