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Midsommar Murders

Midsommar Murders

September 28, 2020

Following the breakout success of Hereditary, writer-director Ari Aster proved he was no one-hit wonder with the deliciously weird Midsommar. By turns haunting and darkly hilarious, the film depicts possibly the most toxic breakup ever committed to screen, as Florence Pugh and Jack Raynor take an ill-fated trip to a remote Swedish commune where the sun never sets. 

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on villainous Swedes, mysterious bears, possible gay subtext and much more as we dive into this twisted modern classic. We've also got all of our usual features, including drinking games, listener submissions and our own fantasy sequel pitches. 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie review podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. You can find us on all good podcasting platforms, and we've been recommended by Apple Podcasts, The Guardian, Podbean and more - so check us out to discover what everybody's talking about!

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00.00: Apologies for John's terrible Swedish pronunciation...

53.00: Midsommar Drinking Games

1.00.30: Midsommar sequel pitches

1.18.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 186 Preview

A Simple Favor 2: Single White Favor

A Simple Favor 2: Single White Favor

September 6, 2020

One of our favourite subjects here at Beyond The Box Set is a micro-genre we like to call 'Bitches be crazy' - and we've got a doozy for you this week!

Directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids and ill-advised Ghostbusters remake fame, A Simple Favor is a wacky, wig-heavy odyssey of unlikely plot twists and jaw-dropping fashion choices that was recommended to us by our podcasting cousins over at One Good Thing

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on Blake Lively's outfits, bewildering timelines, Anna Kendrick going full Lannister and much more - including drinking games, listener reviews and sequel pitches!

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00.00: No taxis after 1am in LA. 

57.00: A Simple Favor Drinking Games

1.08.35: A Simple Favor Sequel Pitches

1.29.00: Episode 183 Preview and Listener Submissions

Hitch 2: Son of a Hitch

Hitch 2: Son of a Hitch

August 9, 2020

Our Will Smith season continues with his only major rom-com hit to date, Hitch. Join us as we discuss incel behaviour, Fresh Prince flashbacks, disappearing best friends and much more - plus drinking games, sequel ideas, listener submissions and all your favourite regular features!

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Each week on Beyond the Box Set, your two intrepid hosts take on a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From Oscar-winning gems to misbegotten bombs, we've reimagined them all in our own unique way. 

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00.00: Does Kevin James need medical intervention? 

42.25: Hitch Drinking Games

53.00: Hitch 2: Hitched

1.09.55: Listener Submissions & Episode 180 Preview

Survive Style 5+

Survive Style 5+

July 20, 2020

In this week's podcast, long-time friend of the show Nathaniel De Bell joins us to discuss a Tarantino-inspired Japanese comedy that you may not have seen, but that you should absolutely check out. 

Join us as we discuss pigeon acting, inexplicable Vinnie Jones cameos, jokes getting lost in translation and much more as we discuss the cult Japanese classic Survive Style 5+

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we look back on some classic one-off cinema moments and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. After three years and over 170 episodes, we may take the occasional Zombie bite, but we always seem to rise from the dead...

Among our many plaudits, Beyond The Box Set has been rated 5 stars by over 100 listeners around the world and featured as a 'Podcast of the Week' by sources including The Guardian, Apple Podcasts and Podbean. We release a new episode every Friday morning, available totally free to anyone who hits subscribe on their preferred podcatcher. 

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This week's movie was kindly suggested by our pal Nathaniel De Bell. Check out his Letterboxd profile at...

https://letterboxd.com/numbertwo/

If you want to watch this week's movie, it's available for streaming at

https://youtu.be/uLx7-jrji9o

00.00: The Tarantino Factor

31.50: Survive Style 5+ Drinking Games

43.15: Survive Style 20+ Years Later

51.35: Bus Panic Meets The House of Abandoned Businessmen

1.04.25: Survive Style 5+: Blink And You'll Miss It

1.10.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 177 Preview

 

The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

July 13, 2020

Despite being adapted from a successful novel, The Girl With All The Gifts failed to connect at the box office in 2016 - and passed us by completely. Which is a shame, as it's one of the best and most thoughtful British horror movies of the past few years, and one that definitely merits exposure to a wider audience. 

Tune into this week's podcast as we break down the plot, play a merry round of drinking games and pitch the fantasy sequel ideas that this movie surely doesn't really need. We also reach out to our regular listeners for their thoughts, while Harry is forced to reckon with the return of his greatest cinema nemesis...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we look back on some classic one-off cinema moments and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. After three years and over 170 episodes, we may take the occasional Zombie bite, but we always seem to rise from the dead...

Among our many plaudits, Beyond The Box Set has been rated 5 stars by over 100 listeners around the world and featured as a 'Podcast of the Week' by sources including The Guardian, Apple Podcasts and Podbean. We release a new episode every Friday morning, available totally free to anyone who hits subscribe on their preferred podcatcher. 

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This week's movie was kindly suggested by our pal Julio from The Contrarians Podcast. Check them out...

http://www.wearethecontrarians.com/

00.00: The joys of context-free movie viewing

30.50: The Girl With All The Gifts Drinking Games

39.00: The Girl With All The Gifts 2: The Dog With All The Treats

45.20: The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

53.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 176 Preview

See You Yesterday

See You Yesterday

June 22, 2020

With a plot that features striking parallels to the tragic recent events that sparked the global Black Lives Matter protests, we were initially concerned that See You Yesterday might prove to be too bleak for us to talk about humorously. Thankfully, the debut feature from writer-director Stefon Bristol is as charming and entertaining as it is thought provoking, offering a thoroughly modern take on the well-worn 'teens discover time travel' trope. 

 

Initially filmed as a short, which fortuitously fell into the hands of producer Spike Lee, See You Yesterday stars Eden Duncan-Smith and Danté Crichlow as a pair of New York youths with a passion for engineering, who improbably invent a working time machine for a high school project. Being teenagers, they immediately use their new-found powers to spy on their past selves and hurl slushies at an obnoxious ex-boyfriend - until tragedy strikes and the film takes a powerful turn. 

To say much more would be to spoil things, but suffice to say we both highly recommend this movie - which is available for streaming right now on Netflix. On this week's podcast, we break down the plot, brainstorm some drinking games and attempt to work the intentionally ambiguous ending into some sequel pitches.

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Normally, this is the place where we'd flog our Patreon page and ask for some reviews - but given the subject matter of this film and the moment of history we're currently living through, that doesn't feel quite appropriate. Instead, we'd like to strongly encourage you to donate to some BLM charities, do some learning, make your voice heard - or just make a point of watching a few more films by directors who aren't white men. 

If you're interested in the former, here are some very good foundations who are well worth your support:

https://www.stophateuk.org/

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

https://www.ukblackpride.org.uk/ukbp-donate

https://www.gofundme.com/f/5mfzcp-black-girls-camping-trip

Thank you

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00.00: John is still bitter about missing the BitCoin boat

32.35: See You Yesterday Drinking Games

41.55: See You Yesterday: Rise of Justice Girl

52.30: See You Yesterday 2: See Me Tomorrow

1.03.35: Episode 172 Preview & Listener Submissions

Adaptation 2: Ideation

Adaptation 2: Ideation

June 1, 2020

The twisted headspace of Charlie Kauffman and Spike Jonze is our destination for this week, as we look back on the brilliant meta-comedy Adaptation, featuring a remarkably restrained dual performance from Nicholas Cage.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on sibling rivalry, the joy of trippy Meryl, the crocodile moment and much more, plus drinking games, listener reviews and our fantasy sequel pitches!

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Here at Beyond the Box Set, we're putting a creative twist on the movie podcast format. Each week, we watch a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. It may not be perfection, but it's a lot of fun - and we might even change the way you look at your favourite movie!

If you enjoy this episode please hit subscribe for a new instalment of the show every Monday morning, totally free and direct to your podcast feed. You can also show us some support on Patreon.com, where we offer a wide variety of incentives including extended episodes, a weekly bonus show, a regular promo slot to promote anything you like (within reason) and much more - all for as little as $2 per month. 

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00.00: Harry reckons his version of this movie would've been better...

37.55: Adaptation Drinking Games

44.20: Adapting The King

57.50: Adaptation 2: Ideation

1.06.45: Episode 169 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

May 4, 2020

A very breathy Nicole Kidman and her daylight-averse children face supernatural intruders while self-isolating in a remote Jersey mansion. Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, The Others is a chilly modern ghost story with one of the best plot twists of the genre. 

In the final episode of our 'feeling trapped' mini series, we try out some truly rotten Irish accents and attempt to pitch some sequels to bring this movie back from beyond the grave - plus drinking games, listener submissions and all your favourite regular features! 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take 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. In our current season we're exploring movies about feeling trapped - ranging from tense thrillers and chilly horror to emotionally draining Oscar bait, and just about everything in between!

If you enjoy the show please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, completely free of charge. A review is always appreciated, as it really helps us build our numbers, and we offer a range of bonus incentives to listeners who sign up to our Patreon

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00.00: With apologies to our Irish listeners...

25.00: The Others Drinking Games

31.00: The Other Woman

44.10: The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

53.35: Episode 165 Preview & Listener Submissions

Room To Breathe

Room To Breathe

April 27, 2020

With the world in turmoil and no end to the global lockdown in sight, we're all feeling a little fragile right now. In other words, it's the perfect time to indulge in some lighthearted, escapist comfort cinema to distract from the harsher realities of post-Coronavirus life. Unfortunately, Harry made a different choice this week, so we're watching Room. 

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay, Room tells the harrowing story of a young woman struggling to protect her five-year old son from the harsh realities of life in captivity, after spending seven years locked in the tiny back yard shed of a sadistic kidnapper. Highly acclaimed on release, it earned Larson a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actress. A feelgood romp though, it is not.

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on lockdown coping techniques, who cried the most during this movie, our toughest drinking game challenge yet and of course, sequel pitches.

We promise we'll have something a bit less emotionally draining on the table next week... 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take 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. In our current season we're exploring movies about feeling trapped - from Get Out to Panic Room

If you enjoy the show please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, completely free of charge. A review is always appreciated, as it really helps us build our numbers, and we offer a range of bonus incentives to listeners who sign up to our Patreon

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00.00: The healing power of Britney

20.05: Room Drinking Games

27.00: Room To Breathe

41.55: Roommates

51.20: Episode 164 Preview & Listener Submissions

Panic Room 2: Anxiety Closet

Panic Room 2: Anxiety Closet

April 20, 2020

Our shut-in season continues with a tightly-wound thriller in which Jodie Foster and baby Kristen Stewart fend off a trio of invaders with the help of some high-tech home security... from the mind of Fight Club director David Fincher, it's Panic Room...

Tune into this week's episode as we discuss questionable Evian branding, questionable character choices, Jared Leto as an unlikely comic relief and more, plus all the usual drinking games, listener submissions and sequel pitches!

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Beyond The Box Set is a tribute to standalone cinema with a creative twist. Each week, we take a look back at a notable one-off movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. We've recorded over 160 episodes, so find a film you love and dive in to discover a new twist on some old favourites...

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode direct to your inbox every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a positive review on your preferred podcatcher - it really does help us to expand our listenership.

We also offer a wide range of incentives for dedicated listeners over on Patreon - including extended episodes, bonus shows, promo slots, crossover opportunities and much more - all for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Who didn't love Poe's last album? 

40.45: Panic Room Drinking Games

45.30: Panic Room 2: The Great Switcheroo

1.02.30: The Panic Room: A Tommy Wiseau Movie 

1.11.00: Episode 163 Preview & Listener Submissions

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