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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!

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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

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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...

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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

Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan

Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan

April 6, 2020

Our Pandemic mini-series continues with a 90s schlock-action classic from Air Force One director Wolfgang Pietersen. Starring a miscast Dustin Hoffman, a wasted Rene Russo and actual Marcel the Monkey from Friends, it's Outbreak!

Tune in to hear our thoughts on Donald Sutherland's hairpiece of villainy, one-scene character actors seizing the moment, an alarming amount of flagrant medical malpractice and much more as we dive into a movie that may be somewhat relevant, but remains mercifully, ludicrously of its time...

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Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch creative sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From Oscar Bait to Action epics and everything in between, we're putting a new spin on all your favourite one-off screen gems!

 If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning, and don't forget to leave us a five-star review on your preferred podcatcher! You can also sign up to our Patreon page to access a range of bonus content including bonus episodes, extended episodes, crossover opportunities and much more, all for as little as $2 per month!

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00.00: Exploring Harry's childhood fear of Monkeys

48.00: Outbreak Drinking Games

54.35: Outbreak 2: Proboscis Negative

1.09.10: Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan 

1.24.55: Episode 161 Preview & Listener Submissions

Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

March 7, 2020

In this week's super-sized edition of Beyond The Box Set, special guest Finn Ross Russell joins us to discuss a movie very close to his heart - Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. 

Tune in to hear our thoughts on tween marriage, luckless dogs, Ed Norton's shorts game and more, plus drinking games, listener submissions and three very different sequel pitches...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas for classic standalone movies. Over the past three years, we've been rated as a binge-worthy listen by Apple Podcasts, recommended a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian and discussed over 150 movies - and counting!

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00.00: John's most shameful camping moment

53.00: Moonrise Kingdom Drinking Games

1.02.08: Moonrise Monarchy

1.17.10: Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

1.41.00: Hunt for Moonrise Kingdom

1.57.00: Episode 157 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

February 19, 2020

With all due respect to Glenn Close, Olivia Colman's surprise Best Actress win was one of the clear highlights of last year's Oscars. So, as the dust settles on this year's ceremony, we decided to revisit the film that made it all possible - Yorgos Lanthimos' delightfully odd historical romp The Favourite.

Tune in for our thoughts on tantrums, tiaras, towering wigs and much more as we pitch sequel ideas fit for a queen. 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas for classic standalone movies. 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 many royals can Harry name?

22.00: The Favourite Drinking Games

30.45: The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

50.10: The Second Favourite

1.04.20: Episode 154 Preview & Listener Submissions

Escape to Victory: Deadly Rematch (ft. Ant McGinley)

Escape to Victory: Deadly Rematch (ft. Ant McGinley)

January 31, 2020

In over three years of podcasting, one genre we've never really touched on here at Beyond The Box Set is football movies. Fortunately, Podcast supremo and host of On The Left Side Ant McGinley is here to give us a crash course with the all-star WW2 sports classic Escape to Victory...

Tune in to hear our thoughts on misleading movie titles, Sylvester Stallone's goalkeeping credentials, the most relaxed POW camp in movie history and much more! 

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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. 

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 our audience and improve our visibility. 

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00.00: Anal bleeding: Football's silent killer

46.05: Escape to Victory Drinking Games

54.40: Escape to Victory: Deadly Rematch

1.07.05: Escape to Victory: Don't Mention the VAR

1.19.00: Escape to Victory 2: Prisoner of Love

1.29.05: Episode 153 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. 

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: 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