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Hancock 2: Tides of Change

Hancock 2: Tides of Change

August 23, 2020

Our Will Smith season continues with Hancock, a comic book action thriller that escaped development hell to the tune of over $550 million worldwide box office. 

In this week's episode we discuss drawn out twists, Jason Bateman's terrible business model, the evolution of flawed superheros and more, plus listener submissions, drinking games, sequel pitches and much more...

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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: Will Smith's explosive spunk...

44.45: I Am Legend Drinking Games

55.55: I Am Legend sequel pitches

1.12.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 181 Preview

Wild Wild West 2: The Mild, Mild North

Wild Wild West 2: The Mild, Mild North

August 3, 2020

We had a realisation last week that in almost four years of podcasting, we've never covered a Will Smith movie. Obviously, this had to be rectified, and what better start for the king of franchise movies than a rare, notorious misfire like Wild, Wild West?

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on weird racial humour,  Kenneth Branagh going full Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek in the most thankless role of her career and much more, plus all our usual drinking games, listener submissions and drinking games!

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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: This movie featured way more drag queens than we were expecting...

55.15: Wild Wild West Drinking Games

1.01.25: Wild Wild West: The Mild, Mild North

1.12.00: Wild Wild West Side Story

1.18.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 179 Preview

Contagion, Actually

Contagion, Actually

March 28, 2020

It's the all-star popcorn thriller that accidentally became a haunting documentary... but is Steven Soderbergh's Contagion actually a great movie, or just an unexpectedly relevant one? 

In this week's podcast, we discuss film star hygiene, the perils of plotting an ensemble movie, unnecessary slut-shaming and more as we take a deep dive into a once-forgotten movie that's suddenly back on everyone's radar. 

We also have our usual round of drinking games, listener submissions and a sequel pitch that ask the vital question - what if the events of this film invaded the reality of a classic festive Rom Com? Intrigued? Tune in to find out more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a viral sensation in which classic movies are infected with the most insidious virus of them all - sequel fever! Each week we discuss a timeless standalone feature and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them to the big screen.

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00.00: Killing Gwyneth 

24.30: Contagion Drinking Games

36.00: Contagion 2: Election Season 

46.05: Contagion, Actually

54.00Episode 160 Preview & Listener Submissions

BONUS | Reviewing The Movies of 2019 - Part One

BONUS | Reviewing The Movies of 2019 - Part One

December 31, 2019
 
As we close in on the end of another eventful year of podcasting, we thought we'd take this opportunity for a quickfire(ish) look back at all the movies we watched in the cinema in 2019. 

From January's Oscar contenders to the hit-or-miss blockbusters of Summer 2019, here's the first half of our retrospective, featuring fresh ratings and minimal spoilers. Part two will follow in a day or two, depending on our hangovers. Hope you enjoy!

Don't forget, you can listen to full-length review episodes for all of these films by subscribing to our Patreon for as little as $2 per month. Go on, we promise it's worth it! 

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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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03:43 Bird Box

06:31 The Favourite

08:25 Glass

10:52 Vice

13:18 Can You Ever Forgive Me

15:32 Green Book

18:42 Roma

21:35 Wreck it Ralph

23:39 At Eternity’s Gate

25:25 The Wife

28:30 Captain Marvel

31:54 Us

35:14 Dumbo

37:39 Shazam

40:29 Endgame

45:14 Pet Sematary

47:25 Eighth Grade

50:10 Aladdin

54:15 Ma

57:05 Dark Phoenix

1:02:16 Longshot

1:04:25 Godzilla 2

1:08:40 Brightburn

1:11:19 Toy Story 4

1:14:25 Midsommar

1:17:26 Spiderman

1:20:23 The Lion King

1:24:17 Hobbs and Shaw

1:26:41 Angel Has Fallen

1:29:04 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

1:33:37 It

1:36:36 Hustlers

1:38:36 Ad Astra

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

Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell (feat. Chris Scott)

Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell (feat. Chris Scott)

June 28, 2019

For the second time this month, our disaster movie season lands on the bizarre latter-day career choices of Nicholas Cage. Based on a bestselling Christian book series, 2014's Left Behind is a low-budget, shoddily made train wreck that not even Jesus could save from box office oblivion. 

With the help of our special guest Chris Scott from the Ask Karen podcast, we spend this week's episode discussing important spiritual matters such as Nicholas Cage's alarming headpiece, the suspiciously porn star-sounding character names, dwarf kicking, air hostess slut shaming and much more. 

Along the way we also have the usual collection of drinking games - and trust us, you'll need it for this one - listener submissions and of course, sequel pitches! Given that this movie was intended to kickstart a nine-part franchise, theoretically we should have plenty to work with. You'll have to tune in to discover just how that turned out...

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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 the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured in The Guardian as a 'Podcast of the Week' and recommended as a 'Binge worthy Podcast' by Apple. 

We upload a new episode every Friday morning so please hit subscribe on your preferred podcasting app to stay up to date. While you're there, please take the time to rate or review us, it really does help us to attract new listeners and keep the show alive. 

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00.00: The secret to reversing a box office flop? SEO...

37.35: Left Behind Drinking Games

48.20: Left Behind 2: Snapped Away

59.30: Left Behind 2: Left Behind The Times

1.06.00: Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell

1.17.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 123 Preview

 

Knowing 2: All Knowing

Knowing 2: All Knowing

June 14, 2019

Somehow, Beyond the Box Set has managed to exist for two whole years without us ever diving into the filmography of the iconic human meme machine that is Nicholas Cage. Fortunately our current disaster movie mini-season offers plentiful opportunities to correct this oversight, so this week - on Harry's suggestion - we're discussing the suspiciously religious-feeling 2009 apocalypse epic Knowing.

Despite garnering dreadful reviews (and deservedly so) this film topped out at over $200 million at the global box office. It stars Cage as a celebrated scientist turned day drinking - and inexplicably night barbecuing - widower who stumbles upon what he believes to be the formula for predicting the end of the world. Rose Byrne and Ben Mendhelson are also in it, but you could be forgiven for not noticing...

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on whispering Cage vs screaming Cage, the questionable taste levels of appropriating 9/11 for a schlocky Sci-fi conspiracy theory and why shoplifting Blu-rays may be the ultimate in mid-00s petty crime...

Along the way we also come up with some Knowing drinking games - passing out on your keyboard, sofa or gravel path entirely optional - and attempt to follow the questionable logic of the original movie through with some sequel ideas. 

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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 the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From this simple format we've spun out over 120 episodes and been recommended by The Guardian, Apple Podcasts (as a Binge-worthy show) and Podbean. 

We release a new episode every Friday morning so please hit subscribe on your preferred podcasting app to stay up to date. While you're there, please leave us a nice review too. We're simple souls and affirmation makes us smile...

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00.00: This is the wrong kind of cult movie...

42.15: Knowing Drinking Games

45.50: Knowing 2: Presupposing 

56.20: Knowing 2: All Knowing 

1.04.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 121 Preview

Being Benjamin Button

Being Benjamin Button

April 4, 2019

Over the course of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a man lives an entire lifetime in reverse. After sitting through the three-hour runtime, we felt like we could relate to the experience. 

Directed by David Fincher from the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a fascinating concept with a fundamentally boring character at the centre. Join us on this week's podcast as we discuss extremely variable CGI work, the intense ick-factor of the old man/little girl love story and why Tilda Swinton gave us a very British case of second-hand tea anxiety...

We also have a go at pitching some sequel ideas, including some thoughts on how other notable directors might have handled this story, and a crossover with one of our favourite camp classics from a past episode...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen.

Our show has been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so hit subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode. 

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00.00: Every character in this movie is more interesting than Benjamin Button

52.00: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Drinking Games

1.02.40: Being Benjamin Button

1.11.45: Death Becomes Daisy 

1.22.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 111 Preview

BONUS | Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2019 - RANKED!

BONUS | Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2019 - RANKED!

February 19, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Oscar Season! Eight movies have been nominated for the prestigious title of Best Picture of 2018... and having watched them all, we have some opinions!

In this very special bonus episode of Beyond The Box Set, we rank this year's Best Picture nominees from worst to first, and predict who we think will be taking home Oscar Gold on Sunday night...

The contenders (in alphabetical order)

- Black Panther

- Blakkklansman

- Bohemian Rhapsody

- The Favourite

- Green Book

- Roma 

- A Star is Born 

- Vice

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