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Pixar’s Up 2 The Stars

Pixar’s Up 2 The Stars

January 10, 2020

As long-time listeners may know, we've established a little tradition here at Beyond The Box Set, in which we ease our way into a new year with an animated classic. So grab the Kleenex and join us for an emotional look back at Pixar's heart-warming Up...

In this week's podcast, we discuss Pixar's most tragic moments, the potentially age-defying qualities of Paradise Falls, Harry's surprising hidden passion for monkey bars and much more. All that, plus the usual drinking games, listener submissions and of course our sequel ideas. Whether you're a first-timer or a long-time listener, thanks for joining us on our 2020 adventure by tuning in!

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back onto the big screen. We're about to embark on our fourth year of this crazy ride, and we're just getting started...

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00.00: Mr Fredricksen is a cold-blooded murderer...

22.20: Pixar's Up Drinking Games

28.00: Pixar's Up 2 The Stars

37.20: Pixar's Up 2: Isle of Dogs

50.00: Episode 150 Preview & Listener Submissions

Christmas With The Kranks 2: Ripping off The Kranks

Christmas With The Kranks 2: Ripping off The Kranks

December 27, 2019

For our final festive selection of 2019, our Patreon supporters have inflicted a real turkey on us. Released in 2004, Christmas With The Kranks is a dire yuletide comedy in which wealthy boomers Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis battle an insane horde of Santa obsessives while attempting to skip out on the Holiday season for a year. If that sounds like a fun premise, trust us, we're over-selling it...

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on feline cruelty, out-of-place cancer sub-plots and a level of unexamined privilige and flagrant over-spending that makes The Holiday look like a Ken Loach movie...

As always, we've also got drinking games, listener submissions and our own sequel ideas to give this cinematic lump of coal some kind of redemptive quality. The perfect antidote to Festive fatigue!

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring classic one-off movies back to the big screen. We've been rated as a binge-worthy listen by Apple Podcasts, recommended a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian and we've achieved five-star reviews from over 150 global listeners. 

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00.00: How is this family so wealthy when Jamie Lee Curtis never seems to work? 

26.10: Christmas With The Kranks Drinking Games

32.10: A Kranky Toys Christmas Story

43.50: Christmas With The Kranks 2: Ripping Off The Kranks

51.55: Episode 149 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter…

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter…

December 12, 2019

What's this? What's this?!

Why, it's the latest festive episode of Beyond The Box Set, in which we're pitching sequels for Disney's ghoulish stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. Released in 1993, the movie tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween-town who becomes disillusioned with his annual duties and decides to take a crack at Christmas instead. 

Tune into this episode to hear our thoughts on the twisted mind of Tim Burton, the joy of terrorising small children, the disturbing implications of Thanksgiving-town, plus drinking games, listener submissions and much more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a weekly movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured in The Guardian, by Spotify and on the front page of Apple Podcasts - so check us out!

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00.00: When a childhood film becomes burned into your psyche...

24.25: The Nightmare Before Christmas Drinking Games

28.30: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter...

41.30: The Nightmare Before Daysoftheyear.com

52.15: Episode 147 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Holiday 2: Daddy Issues

The Holiday 2: Daddy Issues

December 6, 2019

Like a warm plate of Christmas Fettuccine, The Holiday may not be the most nutritious festive treat on the market, but damn if it doesn't hit the spot, despite our best efforts at maintaining our cynicism...

Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black, Nancy Meyers' Atlantic-straddling hit exists in that strange Rom-Com fantasy world where money is no object, every house is either a beautifully isolated British cottage or a lavish L.A. mansion decorated with actual chandeliers and flying across the world at the drop of a hat requires no forward planning or adjustment of work/social schedules. 

In other words, it should be completely insufferable, but by some Christmas miracle we both found ourselves irresistibly drawn in. Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on dodgy British geography, the eerie physical perfection of Jude Law, knitwear porn and much more. 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Mainstream acclaim includes a front page feature on Apple Podcasts and being recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and consider leaving us a rating or review - it really helps us to build out audience and improve our visibility. 

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00.00: White Privilige: The Christmas Movie! 

22.50: The Holiday Drinking Games

27.15: The Holiday: A Children's Story

36.50: The Holiday 2: Daddy Issues

49.34: Episode 146 Preview & Listener Submissions

Bridesmaids 2: Maid of Honor

Bridesmaids 2: Maid of Honor

November 29, 2019

In a strange quirk of podcast timing, Harry found himself forced to watch three romantic comedies in as many days the week we recorded this episode. Will this have any bearing on his reaction to Bridesmaids, the Oscar-nominated 2011 smash from Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo? 

Tune into this week's edition of Beyond The Box Set to hear our thoughts on rom-com fatigue, unsupportive friends, swearing at teenagers, the comedy powerhouse that is Melissa McCarthy and much more, plus drinking games, sequel pitches and all the other regular features. You know the drill. 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Mainstream acclaim includes a front page feature on Apple Podcasts and being recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and consider leaving us a rating or review - it really helps us to build out audience and improve our visibility. 

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00.00: Maya Rudolph's wedding was a complete shitshow

48.25: The Terminal Drinking Games

55.40: Bridesmaids 2: Maid of Honor

1.06.40: Bridesmaids 2: Rita & Becca's Lesbian Road Trip

1.16.00: Episode 145 Preview & Listener Submissions

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

November 15, 2019

With winter rapidly drawing in, a chilly thriller set in the frozen climes of the American Midwest seemed like an appropriate choice for this week's episode. Released in 1996, Fargo is one of the Coen Brothers' most beloved movies, and one of the most acclaimed and influential pictures of its time. 

On this week's episode, we discuss breaking our only rule - yes, we're aware of the TV show - iconic accent work, Gunderson relationship goals, the endless joy of watching Steve Buscemi take physical and verbal abuse, and much more...

We also brainstorm some Fargo drinking games and pitch some sequel ideas to find out what the survivors of the original film might be up to 25 years later. Is it worth a listen? Yer darn tootin'! 

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Beyond The Box Set is an acclaimed movie podcast that takes classic standalone movies and imagines sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured on the front page of Apple Podcasts and recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. So that's nice. 

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00.00: We will not be attempting the accent...

38.15: Fargo Drinking Games

47.45: Fargo 2: Too Far Gone 

59.40: Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

1.09.15: Episode 143 Preview & Listener Submissions

Vampire’s Kiss 2: Uncaged

Vampire’s Kiss 2: Uncaged

October 25, 2019

Nicholas Cage suffers delusions of Vampirism in the insane dark 80s comedy Vampire's Kiss. Now most famous for birthing that meme, the entire movie is a campy, unhinged delight that truly has to be seen to be believed. And yet... we were left feeling that maybe it's actually legitimately good? 

Check out our full thoughts on the Cage phenomena, incompetent psychiatrists, hostile work environments and much much more in this week's episode...

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Each 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 take a creative crack at...

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00.00: Inexplicable accent work and loooooong vowel sounds

50.45: Vampire's Kiss Drinking Games

1.00.15: Vampire's French Kiss

1.13.45: Vampire's Kiss 2: Uncaged 

1.20.50: Episode 140 Preview & Listener Submissions

Election 2: Becoming Tracy Flick

Election 2: Becoming Tracy Flick

September 27, 2019

A pointed political satire from Sideways director Alexander Payne, Election gave a young Reese Witherspoon the role of a lifetime as Tracy Flick, a hyper-ambitious young student who invokes the impotent rage of frustrated middle school teacher Matthew Broderick. 

Two decades on, the narrative of a highly qualified female politician being judged more for her likability than her qualification feels more relevant than ever. With that in mind, having survived Broderick's attempted sabotage in the original movie, we were interested to discover where Tracy might go next...

Find out in this week's episode, in which we also discuss 90s movie driving, lies in voiceover, why wildcard candidate Tammy might have accidentally predicted Donald Trump and more...

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Each 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...

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe for a new episode every Friday morning, and don't forget to leave us a rating or a review on your preferred podcasting app - it really helps us to connect with new listeners and keep the show on the air. 

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00.00: Matthew Broderick gives excellent middle-aged loser

22.55: Election Drinking Games

33.55: Election 2: Promotion

44.45: Election 2: Becoming Tracy Flick 

54.10: Episode 136 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. 

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and please consider leaving a rating or a review via your preferred podcasting app to help us to reach the ears of new listeners. 

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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!

If you like our show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and don't forget to leave us a rating and a review while you're there - it really helps us to reach out to new listeners. 

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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