August 3, 2017
Tyrion Lannister and Abed from Community in a comedy horror movie about Live Action Roleplay? Sounds like a recipe for hilarity. Sadly, the reality of obscure box office bomb Knights of Badassdom turns out to be rather different…
This week on Beyond The Box Set, we sat through 85 tortuous minutes of olde worlde accents, nonsensical plot exposition screamed out by wildly overacting TV stars and genuinely incompetent filmmaking – then attempt to justify a sequel.
Join us as we discuss – among other things – Peter Dinklage’s genuinely uncomfortable acting choices, Danny Pudi being given literally nothing to do in this movie and the bizarre plot mechanics of Summer Glau’s relationship with her dangerously disturbed cousin.
Despite the fact that this is very possibly the worst film we’ve ever covered – yes, even worse than the Super Mario Bros. movie – we do have some ideas for what the sequel might look like, including a Lego version with a much starrier cast and an origin story that attempts to explain how Peter Dinklage’s agent tricked him into appearing in this garbage movie in the first place…
00:00 Intro – Peter Dinklage seems troubled
18:35 Pitch One – Knights of Badassdom 2: Revenge of the Nordic Nerds
31:40 Pitch Two – Knights of Lego Badassdom
46:00 Listener Submissions & Episode 26 Preview
June 30, 2017
Is Tom Hanks a great actor, or do people just like him? John and Harry attempt to decipher the appeal of Hollywood’s favourite every-ham as we pitch sequels to Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar-nominated classic Cast Away. From the rise of a Scientology-style religion built around the cult of Wilson, to the return of Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill in a stoner survival comedy set on a deserted island, we’re taking Cast Away so far off course, not even a CGI whale and a weirdly unflattering photo of Helen Hunt could bring it home…
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00:00 Intro – A Volleyball with the voice of Tim Allen
17:15 Pitch One – Cast Away: Weed Island
29:50 Pitch Two – Cast Away 2: Wilsonism
45:00 Listener Submissions & Episode 21 Preview
May 4, 2017
This week on Beyond the Box Set, pitching sequels to Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 space epic Gravity proved to be tougher than expected. Join us as we discuss 3D vomit, intergalactic baseball and why Sandra Bullock is no match for Sigourney Weaver when it comes to tank top wearing space survivors…
00:00 Intro – Harry needs to stop killing our friends
18:05 Pitch One – Gravity 2: The Lost World
29:55 Pitch Two – Gravity 2: Down to Earth
47:20 Episode 13 Preview
February 15, 2017
A notorious box office bomb that couldn’t even get basic colour coordination right, this week on Beyond The Box Set we’re pitching sequel ideas for the 1993 Super Mario Bros movie.
It’s hard to come up with story ideas even half as demented as the utterly nonsensical plot of this movie, but whether it’s an all-star reboot featuring Scarface and Amy Poehler or a bleak direct sequel that opens at Mario’s funeral and ends in an animated bloodbath, we can definitely say we gave it our best shot…
07:45 Pitch One – Super Mario Bros: The Quest for Peach
24:35 Pitch Two – Super Mario Bros: Boss Battle Squad
40:05 Episode Four Preview