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Oliver’s Orphanage of Opportunity!

Oliver’s Orphanage of Opportunity!

September 20, 2019

A spectacular Dickensian musical that traumatised multiple generations of children, Carol Reed's Oliver! is a bona fide classic... but somehow in fifty years, it's never been granted a direct sequel. 

Far be it from us to claim we can top Charles Dickens for creativity, but with the great man long dead, we're sure he won't mind us stepping into his shoes for a while. Aussie Nerd Daniel Tickner joins us to share his love of (the first half of) this movie, and to discuss important matters such as the uncomfortable sexiness of Bill Sykes, The Artful Dodger's excellent colour co-ordination and why this movie's title character kind of sucks...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic movie from the past and boldly attempt to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. From Titanic to The Shawshank Redemption, Mars Attacks to Maximum Overdrive, there's nothing we won't risk spoiling forever with our creative ramblings...

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00.00: Bill Skyes would 100% get it 

24.40: Oliver! Drinking Games

33.10: Oliver! Adventures of a Master Criminal 

40.20: Oliver meets Hamilton! 

44.50: Oliver's Orphanage of Opportunity!

53.50: Episode 135 Preview & Listener Submissions

Napoleon Dynamite’s High School Reunion

Napoleon Dynamite’s High School Reunion

September 12, 2019

A micro-budget indie comedy with no recognisable stars, Napoleon Dynamite was a surprise crossover smash in 2004. However, it was also highly divisive - and up until now, John has actively avoided watching it. Can Harry and this week's special guest convince him to overcome his prejudices, or will this movie land like a cold slab of steak to the face?

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on unlikable characters, questionable timelines, inexplicable Llamas and disgusting, disgusting food - plus our usual combination of drinking games, listener reviews and fantasy sequel pitches that attempt to imagine where Napoleon, Kip, Deb, Pedro and Uncle Rico might be today...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a notable standalone movie and attempt to pitch the perfect sequels, prequels or spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. We've scored over 50,000 downloads, been featured in The Guardian and recommended as a top TV and Film podcast by Apple. 

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00.00: Why John had no previous interest in watching this movie...

29.55: Napoleon Dynamite Drinking Games

41.00: Napoleon Dynamite's High School Reunion

50.50: Napoleon Dynamite: The College Years

55.40: House of Dynamite

1.05.40: Episode 134 Preview & Listener Submissions

 

Django & Broomhilda: Slingers Against Slavers

Django & Broomhilda: Slingers Against Slavers

September 6, 2019

Quentin Tarantino's tribute to spaghetti westerns, Django Unchained certainly packs a punch - not to mention some capital letters ACTING from an Oscar-hungry Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar-winning Christof Waltz and a barely-recognisable Samuel L. Jackson...

In this week's podcast we discuss revisionist history, Jamie Foxx's impeccable suit game, the unexpected origin of Big Daddy corp. and much more as we explore the further adventures of Django and his disappointingly passive bride. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we feature a classic standalone movie and attempt to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're currently on the front page of Apple Podcasts UK under 'Best-Selling Film Review Podcasts!' and we've been featured as a Podcast of the Week by Podbean, The Guardian and more. 

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00.00: Tarantino should really stop cameoing in his own movies...

37.05: Django Unchained Drinking Games

42.35: Hildi Unchained!

52.55: Django: Christmas Unchained

1.00.45: Episode 133 Preview & Listener Submissions

Maximum Overdrive 2: Attack of the Drones

Maximum Overdrive 2: Attack of the Drones

August 29, 2019

Stephen King may have written the novels that inspired dozens of iconic movies, but he's directed only one... the 80s gonzo epic 'Maximum Overdrive'.

Even King himself disowns this film as a cocaine-fuelled disaster these days, but could its audacious blend of gore, comedy and heavy metal be due for re-appraisal? Find out in this week's episode, as we discuss overly specific back-stories, terrible performances by future Simpsons actors, the definition of a road twitch and more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Every week we take a look back at a standalone screen classic, before attempting to pitch creative sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been recommended by The Guardian, Podbean, Apple Podcasts and more, so tune in now for a journey into cinema history like no other!

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00.00: Yeardley Smith is right to be ashamed of this...

35.45: Maximum Overdrive Drinking Games

46.10: Maximum Overdrive 2: Attack of the Drones 

51.45: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: Maximum Overdrive 

1.04.05: Episode 132 Preview & Listener Submissions

Misery 2: The College Years

Misery 2: The College Years

August 22, 2019

In the annals of all-time great modern horror performances, psychotic fangirl Annie Wilkes would always rank highly. Sadly that dirty bird Stephen King killer her off at the end of Misery, but if this movie taught us anything, it's that with a little light persuasion, any franchise can be subject to a creative revival...

Tune into this week's podcast for our thoughts on Kathy Bates as the proto-internet fangirl, the casting might've beens that could've seriously changed this movie and of course our reaction to that hobbling scene. All that, plus the usual mix of drinking games, listener submissions and some sequel pitches to help bring poor misunderstood Annie back from the grave. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we explore a classic standalone movie from Cinema's past. After a lighthearted rundown, we set our creative juices to work creating sequel, prequel and spin-off pitches to bring them back to the big screen. Some are plausible, some are absolute nonsense, but we always aim to offer a fresh perspective on your favourite screen gems...

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00.00: Annie Wilkes would have hated The Last Jedi...

31.45: Misery Drinking Games

44.15: Misery 2: Fan Service 

52.00: Misery: The College Years 

1.03.50: Episode 131 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Shawshank Redemption 2: Shawshank Resurrection

The Shawshank Redemption 2: Shawshank Resurrection

August 16, 2019

Thinly veiled Jesus allegory? Platonic gay love story? The greatest movie of all time? Depending on who you ask, The Shawshank Redemption could be any and all of the above. One thing everybody can agree on - this adaptation of Stephen King's short story is a very popular film, despite the fact that virtually nobody originally saw it in the cinema. 

In this week's podcast we're joined by Harry's brother Sam to discuss the mysterious appeal of Shawshank, Morgan Freeman's iconic narration, the mysterious heteronormative power of IMDB voters and much more, before subjecting this screen classic to the greatest test of all - trial by theoretical sequel! 

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Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast that puts a creative twist on your favourite movies. Each week, we take a look at a classic piece of standalone cinema and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been as a Guardian Podcast of the Week, a Podbean Recommended Podcast and you can currently find us under 'Best-selling Movie Podcasts' on Apple Podcasts. 

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00.00: IMDB's top 250 'films that straight white men like'

30.00: The Shawshank Redemption Drinking Games

44.15: The Shawshank Resurrection

56.00: The Shawshank Renaissance 

1.04.00 The Shawshank Strikes Back

1.11.45: Episode 130 Preview & Listener Submissions

Stand By Me 2: The Sign

Stand By Me 2: The Sign

August 8, 2019

Our Stephen King mini-season kicks off this week with a quintessential coming of age classic, Rob Reiner's heartstring-tugging boys adventure tale Stand By Me.

Adapted from King's short story The Body, Stand By Me stars a lineup of child stars - all of whose lives and careers eerily echoed their fates in the movie. In this week's podcast we discuss misleading titles, traumatic leech incidents, Keifer Sutherland perfecting the peroxide 80s asshole look and much more. 

With the surviving actors now in their mid-late forties, is there any mileage in a middle aged Stand By Me sequel? That's the task we set ourselves this week as we pitch concepts to bring this iconic movie back to the big screen. Let's face it, most of these actors would probably be glad of the work...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're currently front-page on Apple Podcasts as a best-selling film review podcast, and we've been listed as a 'Podcast of the Week' by The Guardian. 

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00.00: The kids aren't alright 

27.15: Stand By Me Drinking Games

34.40: Stand By Me 2: The Sign

46.45: Stand By Me 2: Go Your Own Way

1.01.00: Episode 129 Preview & Listener Submissions

Welcome To Marwen 2: Beyond The Valley of the Dolls

Welcome To Marwen 2: Beyond The Valley of the Dolls

August 2, 2019

A new movie from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis is generally a buzz-worthy event, but Welcome To Marwen alienated critics and died a swift death at the box office when released earlier this year. 

Starring Steve Carrell as a traumatised man living out his fantasies via a meticulously constructed model town populated by kick-ass female soldiers based on his real-world friends and colleagues, Welcome To Marwen is easily one of the oddest movies we've ever discussed on this podcast. 

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on documentary vs Hollywood, some re-castings that might have improved this movie, the very broad accent work of Gwendoline Christie and more. 

As always, we also pitch up some good old fashioned drinking games in our efforts to make sense of this movie, and of course we round off with some of our own sequel ideas. Full disclosure - this week was a real challenge! 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look at a notable standalone movie and come together to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From timeless classics to forgotten flops, we believe every movie deserves the chance to become a disappointing franchise! 

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00.00: Not every story justifies a Hollywood ending...

23.00: Welcome To Marwen Drinking Games

35.50: Toy Story: A Very Marwen Prequel 

47.50: Welcome To Marwen 2: Beyond The Valley of the Dolls 

53.10: Episode 128 Preview & Listener Submissions

Girls Trip 2: Diva Las Vegas

Girls Trip 2: Diva Las Vegas

July 26, 2019

An outrageous comedy hit that introduced the world to the irrepressible talents of Tiffany Haddish - and an eye-opening new use for the humble grapefruit - Girls Trip definitely left us hungry for more. 

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on explosive urination, dangerous levels of alcohol abuse, the most violent bar-fight we've seen since The Punisher and more.

As usual, we also pitch some drinking games of our own - though they seem almost moot in the context of this movie - and discuss where we'd like to see these characters go next when the inevitable sequel rolls around... Girls Trip in Vegas, anyone? 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a look at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From vintage blockbusters to modern cult classics, we believe every movie deserves a disappointing sequel, and if nobody else wants to write one - we're more than happy to step in!

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00.00: The art of grapefruiting 

38.45: Girls Trip Drinking Games

45.00: Girls Trip 2: Diva Las Vegas

55.30: Girls Trip 2: Road Trip

1.07.55: Episode 127 Preview & Listener Submissions

Chronicle 2: Chronic Back Pain

Chronicle 2: Chronic Back Pain

July 19, 2019

An inventive blend of superhero action, high school drama and found footage horror, Chronicle is the kind of auspicious debut that should have set director Josh Trank on the road to a glittering career. Then Fantastic Four happened...

Disappointing follow-ups aside, Chronicle remains one of the most refreshing movies we've covered on this podcast in a while, and we'd definitely be open to some kind of sequel. In this week's episode, Lee Agne of the Connected Hearts podcast joins us to discuss hormonal superheroes, alien spunk, why every high school house party takes place in a mansion and more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a weekly movie podcast with a creative twist. Every episode sees us taking a deep dive into a classic standalone movie, before competing to pitch ludicrous sequel ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

 

We've been recommended by publications including The Guardian and Podbean, and featured as a 'binge worthy podcast' on iTunes. We also have over 150 five-star user reviews at time of publication. 

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00.00: Teenage John had definite supervillain potential

42.30: Chronicle Drinking Games

52.50: Chronicle II: Chronic Back Pain

1.03.07: ChronIIcle 

1.17.10: Chronicles of Chronicle 

1.25.25: Episode 126 Preview & Listener Submissions