Beyond The Box Set
Roland Emmerich‘s 2012

Roland Emmerich‘s 2012

September 19, 2021

The trouble with Roland Emmerich films is that they're all essentially the same movie. In this week's podcast we react to 2012, one of his many identikit end-of-world thrillers featuring much CGI destruction and precious little character development.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on John Cusack phoning it in, mid-movie Bentley commercials, the unsung heroism of Gordon the Plastic Surgeon and much more, including 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: Woody Harrelson is an international treasure

57.10: 2012 Drinking Games

1.10.15: 2012 sequel pitches

1.25.45: Listener Submissions & Episode 235 Preview

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

August 29, 2021

My ill-fated attempt to induct Harry into the joys of classic cinema continues with Mildred Pierce, the Oscar-winning film noir that provided a much-needed comeback vehicle for Joan Crawford. 

Tune in to hear our thoughts on bad police work, Streisand-esque lighting, intimidating shoulder pads 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: Mildred's is not an appetising name for a restaurant 

40.00: Mildred Pierce Drinking Games

46.30: Mildred Pierce sequel pitches

57.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 232 Preview

Armageddon 2: Harry‘s Last Stand

Armageddon 2: Harry‘s Last Stand

May 24, 2021

When it comes to 90s Blockbusters, they don't come much bigger - or dumber - than Michael Bay's Armageddon, a bloated disaster epic with a relationship to science and characterisation which could best be described as 'loose'. 

In this week's episode, we try to find some good in this much maligned movie, while also pitching some sequels to bring this cash cow back to the big screen - with or without Bruce Willis and his distracting frosted tips...

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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: How this movie destroyed John's Disney+ analytics.

1.09.00: Armageddon Drinking Games

1.21.00: Armageddon sequel pitches

1.45.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 218 Preview

Con Air 2: Air Con

Con Air 2: Air Con

March 29, 2021

It's been... ooh, three weeks since we last did a Nicholas Cage movie on this podcast. What can we say, the man has our heart - and the utterly demented Con Air has been on our to-do list for quite some time.

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on cocaine-fuelled dialogue, wandering accents, soiled bunnies, *that* hairstyle and much, 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: Plumbing new depths of insanity

1.14.30: Con Air Drinking Games

1.21.10: Con Air sequel pitches

1.33.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 211 Preview

You Can Count On Me

You Can Count On Me

March 22, 2021

Long before he found global fame in the MCU, Mark Ruffalo got his Hollywood break with You Can Count On Me, a bittersweet comedy-drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan. 

Tune into this week's episode to discover our very polarised reactions to this movie, a heated debate about what constitutes a comedy and a truly bizarre story from Harry's childhood...

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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: Laura Linney must be protected from Marvel at all costs 

48.20: You Can Count On Me Drinking Games

53.30: You Can Count On Me sequel pitches

1.12.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 210 Preview

Dreamgirls 2: Divas Reunited

Dreamgirls 2: Divas Reunited

February 22, 2021

Originating as a hit Broadway stage show, Dreamgirls tells the story of a popular sixties girl group who bear a striking - but entirely coincidental - resemblance to The Supremes. The film version starred Beyonce in the Diana Ross role, but it was former American Idol alumni Jennifer Hudson who stole the show, winning an Oscar in the process.

In this week's episode, we discuss our highlights - including Eddie Murphy channelling James Brown, RnB songs clearly written by middle-aged white people and a whole lot of vocal showboating.

We also brainstorm some drinking games, check in with our listeners and pitch sequel ideas to bring the movie back to the big screen. Because after all - you can't keep a good diva down! 

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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: Which of us is the Michelle Williams of this podcast?  

44.00: Dreamgirls Drinking Games

53.00: Dreamgirls sequel pitches

1.16.35: Listener Submissions & Episode 206 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

Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

November 16, 2020

It's the great Hollywood fairytale. Two plucky friends from Boston arrived in the big city with a self-penned screenplay and a dream. A few short years later, Good Will Hunting has become an Oscar-winning sensation and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are on a fast-track to the Hollywood A-list.

On this week's podcast, we take a closer look at this much-loved movie and debate whether or not it really holds up. Along the way we discuss hot topics including Hollywood psychology, overly enthusiastic maths teachers, how Robin Williams' ad-libs basically saved this movie and more. As always, we also throw in our regular round of drinking games, listener reactions and sequel pitches for your enjoyment. 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a look at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're rapidly approaching 200 episodes and still going strong - so check out our back catalogue on your podcatcher of choice!

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. If you really, really like us, you could also leave us a review on your preferred podcasting app, or sign up to our Patreon to access exclusive content including a regular bonus show, extended episodes, a promo slot on our main feed and much more, all for as little as $2 per month. 

00.00 Weak sex jokes and problematic morals 

37.35 Good Will Hunting Drinking Games

48.05 Good Will Hunting Sequel Pitches

1.13.00 Listener Submissions and Episode 193 Preview

The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

November 9, 2020

After Absolutely Anything proved to be absolutely abysmal, we decided we needed to look at a better representation of Robin Williams' talents. The Fisher King is his 1992 collaboration with director Terry Gilliam, and it scored him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on Jeff Bridges titanium-plated likability, Mercedes Ruehl's scene-stealing performance, the golden era of VHS rental stores, the thin line between love and stalking and much more...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at 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. 

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a review on your preferred podcatcher as well - it really helps us out. 

You can also find us on Patreon where we offer a wide range of incentives including bonus shows, extended episodes, a regular promo slot and much more, all for as little as $2 per month.

00.00 Mercedes Ruehl deserved better 

48.50 The Fisher King Drinking Games

54.20 The Fisher King Sequel Pitches

1.13.30 Listener Submissions and Episode 192 Preview

The Frighteners 2: Female Trouble

The Frighteners 2: Female Trouble

October 19, 2020

As our Halloween mini-season continues, we welcome back one of our favourite returning guests, the fabulous Phil Better. Having introduced us to the wonders of Wolf back in 2018, he returns this week to discuss Peter Jackson's cult 1996 horror comedy The Frighteners. 

A crucial stepping stone between Jackson's early video nasties and his blockbusting Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Frighteners is a witty, if slightly over-stuffed, horror comedy starring Michael J Fox as a psychic con-man who becomes embroiled in a very real spate of paranormal murders. 

In this week's episode, we break down the plot and discuss special effects, sassy ghosts, the scenery-chewing mom from E.T. and much more, plus drinking games, listener submissions, sequel pitches and much more...

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

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe for a new episode every Monday morning, and please consider leaving a review on your preferred podcatcher. You can also support us on Patreon for as little as $2 per month to access a range of incentives including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a 30 second ad slot on the main show and much more. 

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00.00: Wigs and plot holes

30.00: The Frighteners Drinking Games

41.10: The Frighteners sequel pitches

1.00.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 189 Preview

 
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