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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

Thelma & Louise 2: Flying Thunderbird

4/12/2021
Everyone knows Thelma and Louise died when they drove their car over the edge of the Grand Canyon. What this podcast presupposes is... maybe they didn’t? Join us as we react to the definitive female buddy movie of the 90s from director Ridley Scott, including our thoughts on dangerous driving, curiously empty highways, Brad Pitt's Best Supporting Abs 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...

Duration:01:29:35

Little Miss Sunshine 2: On The Road Again

4/4/2021
Little Miss Sunshine was a true word-of-mouth sensation back in 2006, winning two Oscars and making a strong case for the introduction of a 'Best Performance by an Ensemble' category. The film stars Abigail Breslin as an adorable 8-year old whose dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant take her on the road trip of a lifetime with her seriously dysfunctional family. These include her on-the-rocks parents Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette, intentionally mute brother Paul Dano...

Duration:01:38:46

Con Air 2: Air Con

3/28/2021
It's been... ooh, three weeks since we last did a Nicholas Cage movie on this podcast. What can we say, the man has our heart - and the utterly demented Con Air has been on our to-do list for quite some time. Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on cocaine-fuelled dialogue, wandering accents, soiled bunnies, *that* hairstyle and much, 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...

Duration:01:44:32

You Can Count On Me

3/21/2021
Long before he found global fame in the MCU, Mark Ruffalo got his Hollywood break with You Can Count On Me, a bittersweet comedy-drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan. Tune into this week's episode to discover our very polarised reactions to this movie, a heated debate about what constitutes a comedy and a truly bizarre story from Harry's childhood... ----- 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:01:19:19

Crossroads 2: In The Zone

3/14/2021
It's Britney, Bitch! In the concluding episode of our 'musician to movie star' mini-season, we look back at the Princess of Pop's first, and to date only, major movie vehicle. Tune in for our thoughts on product placement, surprisingly dark plot twists and the bizarre agelessness of Kerry Washington. All that plus sequel pitches, drinking games, listener reactions 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...

Duration:01:24:54

The Bodyguard 2:The Shoddyguard

3/7/2021
Of all the singers who branched out into acting in the 90s, few nailed the cross-promotional opportunities as successfully as Whitney Houston. Not only was The Bodyguard an enormous box office hit, it also spawned the defining song of her career in I Will Always Love You. On this week's podcast, we react to the original film and give our thoughts on reed herrings, clunky cameos, the inexplicable appeal of Kevin Costner and much more - plus drinking games, listener submissions and, of...

Duration:01:33:31

Moonstruck 2: That's Amore!

3/1/2021
The effervescently fabulous Cher finally won her Oscar for this delightful 1988 romantic comedy. Three decades later, is it time to revisit the tumultuous love lives of the Castorini clan? Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on the Cage-Cher age gap, an all-time great movie makeover, the quote that spawned a thousand drag routines 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...

Duration:01:29:11

Dreamgirls 2: Divas Reunited

2/21/2021
Originating as a hit Broadway stage show, Dreamgirls tells the story of a popular sixties girl group who bear a striking - but entirely coincidental - resemblance to The Supremes. The film version starred Beyonce in the Diana Ross role, but it was former American Idol alumni Jennifer Hudson who stole the show, winning an Oscar in the process. In this week's episode, we discuss our highlights - including Eddie Murphy channelling James Brown, RnB songs clearly written by middle-aged white...

Duration:01:21:38

The First Wives Club 2: Don't Get Mad, Get Everything!

2/14/2021
A surprise smash hit in 1996, The First Wives Club proved the pulling power of three brilliantly funny women of a certain age. Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton star as a trio of recently jilted spouses who reunite and vow vengeance on their former husbands. On this week's episode we break it all down - including Bette Midler's unflattering knitwear, Goldie Hawn's impressive lip work and of course, that song... We also brainstorm some drinking games, check in with our listeners for...

Duration:00:57:57

The Greatest Showman 2: The People vs P.T. Barnum

2/7/2021
The Greatest Showman - aka the story of how an able-bodied white man crawled over the backs of the less fortunate on his way to fame and fortune... with songs! Tune into this week's episode to hear our full, unfiltered take on this musical sensation from 2017 - including Hugh Jackman's indeterminate age, world-conquering Soprano singers who sound suspiciously like Kelly Clarkson impersonators, another thankless wife role for Michelle Williams and many, many hat switches! ----- Beyond the...

Duration:01:24:36

Reviving Pleasantville

1/31/2021
Released in 1998, Pleasantville was a disappointment at the box office, but quickly developed a cult audience as stars Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire became Hollywood A-listers. In this week's episode, we discuss our reactions to the film, including the groundbreaking special effects, some surprisingly raunchy gags and William H. Macy's heartbreaking quest for a home-cooked dinner. ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known...

Duration:01:08:42

#201| Best In Show - Hounds Reunited

1/24/2021
Before Schitt's Creek, comedy legends Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara played an equally dysfunctional but endearing married couple in Christopher Guest's brilliant dog show mockumentary Best In Show. In this week's episode, we react to everything from Levy's left feet to Jennifer Coolidge's inspired ad-libbing and some genuinely impressive canine performances. We also pitch some sequel ideas, compare our own dog-owning experiences and brainstorm some drinking games. ----- Beyond the Box...

Duration:01:12:04

Episode 200 | Titanic Revisited

1/17/2021
For our 200th episode spectacular, we're going back to where it all began! Join us as we revisit the first movie we ever covered on this podcast - James Cameron's epic romance Titanic. Four years after our last viewing, does one of the most popular but divisive movies of all time still hold up - and more importantly, do our sequel pitches? Tune in to find out... ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we watch a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch...

Duration:02:20:23

A Bug's Life 2: Curse of the Zombees

1/10/2021
It's been a stressful few weeks, so for our first new episode of 2021 we decided to ease our way into the new year with a Pixar animated classic. Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on A Bug's Life, including drinking games, sequel pitches, what really went down between Pixar and Dreamworks over the Antz controversy and much more! ----- ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we watch a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous...

Duration:01:01:49

BONUS | Year End Review - The Films of 2020

12/31/2020
It's time to say goodbye to the hell year that was 2020 - but before we go, we're taking one final look back at the films we watched this year. Cinemas may have closed, but we still managed to seek out a fair few new releases this year, from the Oscar class of 2019 to the increasingly ambitious efforts from Netflix, Disney+ and other dominant streaming platforms. Tune in to hear out thoughts on everything we saw together, and apart, over the past twelve months. As always, we thank you from...

Duration:01:24:02

Tokyo Godfathers 2: Dreaming Machine

12/28/2020
Christmas may be over, but we've got one last festive movie for you! Friend of the podcast Nathaniel returns to the show with Tokyo Godfathers, a classic slice of Japanese animation from the legendary director Satoshi Kon. Tune in to hear our thoughts on cartoons for adults, babies in peril, self-inflicted hit & runs and much more, as we break down the plot, brainstorm some drinking games and pitch our sequel ideas! ----- Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we...

Duration:01:25:10

Winter's Tale 2: A Henchman's Tale

12/20/2020
When Martin Scorsese declares your movie's plot to be 'unfilmable', it's generally not a good sign. So it was with Winters Tale' - a well regarded 1983 novel that turned out to be a truly disastrous 2014 movie. In this week's podcast, we break down one of the most bizarre big screen follies we've ever encountered - from the impenetrable back story, to Russell Crowe's ludicrous Irish accent to Colin Farrell's ever-changing hairstyle and a bewildering cameo from Will Smith. Along the way,...

Duration:01:28:52

In Bruges 2: In Brugatory

12/13/2020
Our season of not-quite-Christmas movies continues with a sharp uptick in quality, courtesy of Martin McDonagh's 2008 black comedy In Bruges. This is a first-time viewing experience for John, while Harry watched the film shortly after visiting the city as part of his 2016 inter-railing trip around Europe. Is it really the tedious hell-hole Colin Farrell perceives it as to be? Tune in to find out as we break down our reactions to the movie and attempt to pitch some sequel...

Duration:01:39:51

Reindeer Games 2: Away In a Manger

12/6/2020
Our alternative festive season continues this week with Reindeer Games, a bizarre attempt to put a festive twist on a Tarantino-style crime thriller. Released in February 2000 to terrible reviews and negligible box office, the film stars Ben Affleck as Rudi, an ex-con who poses as his deceased former cellmate in order to win the heart of a lonely woman played by Charlize Theron. However, he quickly regrets his deception when he's dragged into a complex criminal plot to stage a heist at a...

Duration:01:14:43

Black Christmas 2: The Man With The Bag

11/29/2020
'Tis the season to be... jolly? In the spirit of our complicated feeling about Yuletide 2020, we're kicking off this year's Festive mini-season in a slightly darker mood than usual. Enter cult seventies slasher Black Christmas... Credited by some with essentially inspiring the teen slasher genre, thanks to its influence on the subsequent Halloween franchise and all that followed, Black Christmas is notable for a smarter script and higher quality performances than most horror fare - not to...

Duration:01:22:43