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Sunset Blvd 2: The Grand Delusion

Sunset Blvd 2: The Grand Delusion

August 1, 2021

After watching one of the actual worst films of all time last week, we decided to class up the joint this week with one of the greats! Sunset Blvd starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden is one of the most quotable, iconic movies of all time - and our very first black and white!

Tune in to find out how we fared - and for our thoughts on Simian lovers, old Hollywood glamour, the curse of typecasting and much more - plus drinking games, listener reactions and of course, sequel pitches. Don't call it a comeback!

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Better than Citizen Kane?

43.50: Sunset Blvd Drinking Games

47.30: Sunset Blvd sequel pitches

1.12.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 228 Preview

Serial Mom 2: Serial Family

Serial Mom 2: Serial Family

July 18, 2021

On this week's podcast, we discuss one of John Waters' more mainstream moments in the jet-black satirical comedy Serial Mom.

Tune in for our thoughts on Kathleen Turner's brilliant physical comedy, inventive murder weapons, the immortal Pussy Willows scene and much more - plus drinking games, listener submissions and sequel pitches!

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Of course Harry has never heard of Ricki Lake...

41.30: Serial Mom Drinking Games

47.30: Serial Mom sequel pitches

1.06.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 226 Preview

But I’m a Cheerleader!

But I’m a Cheerleader!

July 12, 2021

One of the best LGBTQIA+ movies of its era, But I'm A Cheerleader was a little too ahead of its time to get much box office mileage in 1999, but its cult favourite status has endured thanks to a dedicated fanbase and the adult success of many of its young stars.

On this week's podcast, we're joined by our favourite recurring guest Louise (and her very loud dog in the background - apologies!) to discuss subverting stereotypes, eye-watering colour schemes, RuPaul's strong thigh game and much more!

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: This movie is a lot darker than you remember...

38.55: But I'm a Cheerleader Drinking Games

44.50: But I'm a Cheerleader sequel pitches

1.04.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 225 Preview

Footloose 2: Disco Inferno

Footloose 2: Disco Inferno

July 5, 2021

Everybody cut loose! On this week's episode we're looking back on the oddly dark 80s dance classic that is... Footloose!

Tune in to hear our thoughts on low-stakes tractor stunts, simmering homo-eroticism, a seriously messed-up love interest and much more as we react to the original movie, brainstorm some drinking games and pitch some sequel ideas...

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: This movie is a lot darker than you remember...

39.30: Footloose Drinking Games

47.50: Footloose sequel pitches

1.06.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 224 Preview

Little Miss Sunshine 2: On The Road Again

Little Miss Sunshine 2: On The Road Again

April 5, 2021

Little Miss Sunshine was a true word-of-mouth sensation back in 2006, winning two Oscars and making a strong case for the introduction of a 'Best Performance by an Ensemble' category. 

The film stars Abigail Breslin as an adorable 8-year old whose dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant take her on the road trip of a lifetime with her seriously dysfunctional family. These include her on-the-rocks parents Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette, intentionally mute brother Paul Dano and suicidal gay uncle Steve Carrell. 

On this week's episode, we react to the movie and discuss some of our favourite moments - including Alan Arkin's effortless scene-stealing, the excellent use of character pairing and of course the Steve Carrell run...

We'll also brainstorm some drinking games, check in with our listeners for their reactions and pitch some sequel ideas to get the Hoover family back on the road! 

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Finally a movie we both unambiguously loved! 

1.00.00: Little Miss Sunshine Drinking Games

1.07.45: Little Miss Sunshine sequel pitches

1.29.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 212 Preview

The First Wives Club 2: Don’t Get Mad, Get Everything!

The First Wives Club 2: Don’t Get Mad, Get Everything!

February 15, 2021

A surprise smash hit in 1996, The First Wives Club proved the pulling power of three brilliantly funny women of a certain age. Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton star as a trio of recently jilted spouses who reunite and vow vengeance on their former husbands. 

On this week's episode we break it all down - including Bette Midler's unflattering knitwear, Goldie Hawn's impressive lip work and of course, that song... We also brainstorm some drinking games, check in with our listeners for their reactions and, of course, pitch some sequel ideas!

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Goldie Hawn should really be in more films 

27.45: The Greatest Showman Drinking Games

34.30: The Greatest Showman sequel pitches

54.10: Listener Submissions & Episode 205 Preview

As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

November 23, 2020

Back in 1997, Titanic broke records, L.A. Confidential was the critics choice and Good Will Hunting was the feel-good underdog success story - but it was As Good As It Gets that snuck past them all to take home both of the lead acting Oscars at the following year's ceremony. 

In this week's podcast, we discuss the Academy's love of a middlebrow love story, the ineffable allure of Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt's Hollywood moment and much more, as we break down the film and pitch some sequels!

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 Beyond The Box Set is a move review podcast with a difference. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back the big screen. 

If you like the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to gain access to a variety of incentives including a regular bonus show, extended episodes, crossover opportunities, a regular ad slot on the main show and much more, all for as little as $2 per month. 

00.00 Theory: Helen Hunt is a secret racist 

50.45 As Good As It Gets Drinking Games

1.05.20 As Good As It Gets Sequel Pitches

1.24.35 Listener Submissions and Episode 194 Preview

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

 

The Perfection 2: Encore

The Perfection 2: Encore

May 25, 2020

Is Netflix the new spiritual home of trash-tactic B-movies? We could be OK with that if they reach the glorious heights of insanity achieved by The Perfection

Written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway), The Perfection stars Allison Williams and Logan Browning as a pair of classical music prodigies whose road trip across China goes horribly wrong in some very unexpected ways...

To say more would be spoiling it, so catch the movie now on Netflix and then download this episode to hear our thoughts on crazy twists, choice dialogue, the most upper-class heavies in movie history and much more - plus our usual blend of drinking games, listener reviews and 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: Why John almost bailed on this movie 15 minutes in (but is glad he didn't...)

32.15: The Perfection Drinking Games

40.05: The Perfection: Encore

51.30: The Perfection 2: The Perfect Spy

1.05.25: Episode 168 Preview & Listener Submissions

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