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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

 

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

Dangerous Liaisons: Children of the Revolution

Dangerous Liaisons: Children of the Revolution

April 18, 2019

Our Glenn Close mini-season - which we're now dubbing 'Close Encounters of the Glenn Kind' - continues with an episode dedicated to Dangerous Liaisons, in which the actress gives one of her most memorably villainous performances as the scheming aristocrat Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil. 

Directed by Stephen Frears and co-starring John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman, Dangerous Liaisons has it all - intrigue, seduction and many, many wigs. In other words, it should be a perfect Beyond The Box Set movie. Unfortunately, one of us didn't quite end up seeing things that way...

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on bedtime wigs, a classic distracting Keanu Reeves performance, the film's surprisingly abrupt ending and much more, plus drinking games and of course, our sequel pitches. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

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00.00: Even worse than Yentl, apparently. 

42.50: Dangerous Liaisons Drinking Games

52.30: Dangerous Liaisons 2: Children of the Revolution

1.02.10: Dangerous Liaisons: A Re-Casting Extravaganza 

1.24.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 113 Preview

Fatal Attraction 2: Bitches Be Crazy

Fatal Attraction 2: Bitches Be Crazy

April 12, 2019

Having recently discovered that Harry has only ever seen two Glenn Close movies in his life - one of which being Guardians of the Galaxy - we decided to dedicate a season to the iconic 7-time Oscar non-winner. First up, the terrifying 80s erotic thriller Fatal Attraction...

In this movie, Glenn stars as Alex Forrest, a successful career woman who reacts rather poorly to being discarded by married sleaze-ball Michael Douglas after a one night stand. It starts as a compelling examination of mental illness and ends as a fairly silly thriller, but Glenn's performance is one for the ages, and the movie was a genre-defining smash on release.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on dishwater sex (we're against it), the terrible mistreatment of poor Quincey the dog in this movie, and why Michael Douglas deserved pretty much everything he got...

Oh yeah and sequel pitches, drinking games, etc. You know the drill.

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen.

Our show has been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so hit subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode. 

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00.00: What would Meryl do? 

39.20: Fatal Attraction Drinking Games

43.15: Fatal Attraction 2: This Time... It's Personal 

1.00.45: Fatal Attraction 2: Bitches Br Crazy

1.12.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 112 Preview

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

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

January 25, 2019

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 scenes - with a little help from guest comics Kenrick & Miller - before attempting our most ambitious, creative and possibly nonsensical sequel pitch ever! 

Huge thanks to everyone who turned up on the night, and everyone who listens to this episode! It's kind of a big deal for us and while it may be a little chaotic, it's truly a labour of love!

Here's to the next 100...

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00.00: John is obsessed with 80s crotch denim

33.00: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Drinking Games

40.00: E.T. Two: Lost In New York

51.10: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - A Choose Your Own Adventure Sequel 

1.11.10: Listener Submissions, LIVE Listener Submissions & Episode 101 Preview

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

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

January 4, 2019

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: BlacKkKlansman

27.10: Crazy Rich Asians

31.30: Searching

37.50: The Predator

44.20: Venom

48.45: Bad Times At The El Royale

57.15: First Man

1.04.25: A Star is Born

1.12.50: Bohemian Rhapsody

1.19.10: Widows

1.25.10: Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald

1.30.15: Robin Hood

1.33.15: Spiderman - Into The Spiderverse

1.35.55: Mortal Engines

1.38.00: Mary Poppins Returns

1.40.35: Final Rankings + 2019 Preview

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

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

January 2, 2019

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, obviously!

You can listen to full-length review episodes for all of these films by subscribing to our Patreon for as little as $2 per month. 

00.00: Molly's Game

04.55: The Post

07.25: Downsizing

12.35: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

16.08: The Greatest Showman

20.50: Phantom Thread

25.40: Call Me By Your Name

30.55: Black Panther

36.45: Darkest Hour

38.25: The Shape of Water

41.25: Coco

45.30: Ladybird

49.00: I, Tonya

52.35: Red Sparrow

55.30: Tomb Raider

58.30: Ready Player One

1.05.55: Love, Simon

1.08.50: Isle of Dogs

1.11.30: A Quiet Place

1.13.40: Deadpool 2

1.19.45: Avengers: Infinity War

1.24.40: Solo - A Star Wars Story

1.26.10: Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom

1.29.30: Hereditary 

1.33.55: Ocean's Eight

1.36.30: Leave No Trace

Scrooged 2: Oliver Twisted (feat. 2 Geeks 2 Movies)

Scrooged 2: Oliver Twisted (feat. 2 Geeks 2 Movies)

December 27, 2018

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 back at the film with rose tinted glasses?

To help us find the answer, we're re-joined this week by our most consistently available guest, Ross Burton from 2 Geeks 2 Movies. Together we discuss how Scrooged compares to other popular A Christmas Carol adaptations, whether we really believe Murray's change of character will last beyond the Holiday season, and why, depending on who you ask, Carol Kane's psychotic sugar plum fairy is either the best or the worst part of this movie...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we sit down in front of a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas we can think of to bring them back to the big screen. Clocking in at almost 100 episodes and counting, there's no cinematic sacred cow we're not more than willing to defile. 

We release a new episode every Friday morning, so hit subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, and please leave us a rating and review if you'd really like to help us spread the word. We also have a dedicated fan VIP club on Patreon - available from as little as $2 per month - and we sell exclusive Beyond The Box Set merchandise on TeePublic

00.00: Harry is 100% done with Charles Dickens this year. 

24.10: Scrooged Drinking Games

34.55: Scrooged 2: First Contact

46.30: Scrooged 2: Oliver Twisted

55.50: Son of Scrooge

1.05.14: Listener Submissions & Episode 98 Preview

Blue Velvet - An Antz Perspective

Blue Velvet - An Antz Perspective

August 2, 2018

Blue Velvet - an iconic movie of the 80s, but perhaps not the most compatible movie for the consumption of omelettes. That's just one of the many lessons we learned while attempting to make sense of David Lynch's twisted suburban noir. 

Join us in this week's episode as we discuss the sinister appeal of Kyle Maclachlan, Isabella Rosellini's rather limited nightclub repertoir, and why, in a movie filled with terror and violence, a Roy Orbison lip sync number might just be the scariest scene of all...

David Lynch doesn't really do traditional sequels, but we like to think he'd approve of some of our sequel ideas this week, including an unlikely children's movie set inside a certain severed appendage, a sitcom retelling - complete with laugh track - and a Dennis Hopper origin story with some controversial re-casting choices... 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Each week, our two intrepid hosts discuss a classic piece of standalone cinema, and compete to come up with sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Ideas range from the inspired to the totally idiotic, and that's just the way we like it...

If you enjoy the show, please subscribe and leave us a review - it really helps new listeners to find us. You can also access a wide variety of bonus content by signing up to our Patreon for as little as $2 per month, and we have exclusive merchandise available on Teepublic.com

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00.00: Harry picked the wrong time to watch this movie

33.35: Blue Velvet Drinking Games

43.00: Blue Velvet - An Antz Perspective

59.50: Blue Velvet - Better Call Ben

1.12.38: Listener Submissions & Episode 76 Preview

Labyrinth 2: Revenge of the Goblin Queen

Labyrinth 2: Revenge of the Goblin Queen

July 13, 2018

A disturbed teenage girl. A baby-snatching goblin king with a distractingly prominent codpiece. A supporting cast of creature features ranging from bizarre to frankly terrifying. Every scene of Jim Henson's Labyrinth is burned into the memories of a generation of movie viewers.

With the late-great David Bowie taking the iconic role of Jareth, the aforementioned well endowed Goblin King, any proposed sequel to this 80s classic would have to wrestle with the unthinkable prospect of recasting. Who could possibly step into his shoes? This week on Beyond The Box Set, we've challenged ourselves to come up with some ideas...

Labyrinth is a rare film that we both have equally strong memories of, proving that despite initially poor box office returns, the movie enjoys a truly timeless appeal. Join us on this week's episode as we discuss bad acting vs dream acting, the bizarre genius of the Bog of Eternal Stench and why Sir Didymus is the absolute worst...

 

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Beyond The Box Set is the hit British podcast in which two hapless but creative film nerds pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas for classic standalone movies. We've been featured as a must-listen Podcast by Podbean, The Guardian and iTunes, and our show is available on virtually all major platforms.

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00.00: Seriously, that codpiece...

27.50: Labyrinth Drinking Games

33.45: Labyrinth: A 30 Rock Production

47.40: Labyrinth 2: Revenge of the Goblin Queen

1.02.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 74 Preview