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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

In & Out 2: Hollywood Howard

In & Out 2: Hollywood Howard

July 27, 2020

Do you dress well, enjoy poetry and ride a bike to work? According to 90s comedy laws, this means you're gay! 

 

Despite some rather questionable stereotyping, Frank Oz's In & Out is a likeable, genuinely funny comedy that certainly has its heart in the right place. On this week's podcast, we break down the shots fired at Barbra Streisand, the sweet-smiling savagery of Debbie Reynolds, Joan Cusack's Oscar-nominated meltdown and much more. 

 

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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 ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. Recorded from our humble home town of Leeds, our show has popped up everywhere from The Guardian to Apple Podcast's 'Binge worthy listens' page. We're a movie review show with a creative twist, and after almost four years and over 150 episodes, we're virtually guaranteed to have put a fresh spin on one of your favourite movies!

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00.00: Harry is personally threatened by this movie

39.30: In & Out Drinking Games

50.00: Out & In

1.00.00: In & Out 2: Hollywood Howard

1.10.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 178 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

 

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

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

Wonka: Chapter 2 (feat. Pete Allison)

Wonka: Chapter 2 (feat. Pete Allison)

February 28, 2020

Murder, fat shaming, nightmarish steamboat rides - terrifying childhood classics don't come much more traumatic than Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, the first major movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's bestselling 1964 novel.

BBC Radio DJ Pete Allison drops by this week to discuss the many, many ways in which this film delighted and scarred us in equal measure, before pitching in with some sequel ideas that conveniently ignore the fact that Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator and that Tim Burton reboot ever happened...

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Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast with a creative twist. We don't just review screen classics - we pitch sequels to them! From Titanic and Gladiator to Out of Sight and Escape to Victory we've continued the stories of over 150 iconic movies and counting, with rave reviews from The Guardian, Apple Music and more!

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00.00: Uncle Joe is cinema's greatest monster

33.00: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Drinking Games

45.55: Charlie & The Money Factory

57.15: Charlie & The Oompa Loompa Liberation Front

1.03.50: Wonka: Chapter 2

1.16.00: Episode 156 Preview & Listener Submissions

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...

If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning and please consider leaving a rating or review on your preferred podcatcher. You can also gain access to a range of incentives - including bonus shows, extended episodes, a 30 second ad slot and opportunities to choose the films we discuss in the future - by supporting us for as little as $2 per month on Patreon. 

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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. 

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: 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 Princess Switch 2: Electric Switcheroo

The Princess Switch 2: Electric Switcheroo

December 20, 2019

It's double the fun in more ways than one this week, as returning guests Joe and Ollie join us to discuss Netflix's Festive rom-com 'The Princess Switch' starring Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, and literally hundreds of Christmas trees...

Tune in to hear our thoughts on the questionable politics of fake countries, questionable oral hygiene, the most outrageous product placement we've ever seen in a movie and much, much more...

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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 sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Our podcast has been recommended as a binge-worthy listen by Apple Podcasts, a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian and rated 5 stars by over 150 reviewers! 

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: Where the hell is Belgravia supposed to be anyway? 

40.20: The Princess Switch Drinking Games

50.55: The Princess Switch 2: Baker to Dictator...

57.30: The Princess Switch 2: Electric Switcheroo

1.08.50: The Princess Switch 2: Annihilation 

1.22.45: Episode 148 Preview & Listener Submissions

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