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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

Source Code: Hard Reboot

Source Code: Hard Reboot

June 15, 2020

What would you do if you only had eight minutes to live? Oh, and also, you're stuck on a train, you have no idea how you got there, and you're stuck in somebody else's body...

A fast-paced thriller from Moon director Duncan Jones, Source Code puts an action-packed spin on the Groundhog Day concept with more than a hint of Quantum Leap added to the mix. In this week's podcast we discuss the pros and cons of waking up in the body of Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeffrey Wright's bizarrely over-enunciated villainy, plot hole distraction techniques and much more - plus our usual blend of listener reviews, drinking games and sequel pitches!

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we watch a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous prequel, sequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been discussing all of your favourites for over three years, and like a runaway train in an endless time loop, we have no intention of slowing down...

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00.00: In praise of the ruthlessly efficient B-movie

32:50 Source Code Drinking Games

39.20: Stealing Source Code

51.20: Source Code 2: Hard Reboot

1.02.55: Episode 171 Preview & Listener Submissions

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

Ed Wood: The Softcore Years

Ed Wood: The Softcore Years

May 19, 2020

An avowed lover of classic horror and campy 50s B-movies, it's difficult to imagine anybody but Tim Burton pulling off an Ed Wood biopic. Released at the height of his early 90s powers - directly between The Nightmare Before Christmas and Mars Attacks! - the film makes the inspired choice to celebrate Wood's spirit and sincere love of filmmaking, rather than sneer at his directorial shortcomings.

The film also features a career-best performance from Johnny Depp in the title role, with sterling support from Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray and Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of faded horror icon Bela Lugosi. 

In this week's podcast, we take a closer look at the real-life Ed Wood's career after he wrapped on the infamous Plan Nine from Outer Space. His filmmaking career continued, though it's probably safe to say there's a reason why his later films aren't quite as well-known...

We also discuss our thoughts on Burton's interpretation of the Ed Wood story, pitch some movie drinking games and check in with our regular listeners to see what creative elevator sequel pitches they managed to come up with. Are any of them worthy of the Ed Wood seal of approval? Tune in to find out...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Each week, we review a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. Think of it as putting a fresh twist on some old favourites... and please don't call in the lawyers - it's all just for fun! 

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00.00: Remember when Johnny Depp wasn't annoying? 

18.15: Ed Wood Drinking Games

27.38: Necromania! Revenge of the Virgins... and other Ed Wood classics

50.00: Episode 167 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

May 4, 2020

A very breathy Nicole Kidman and her daylight-averse children face supernatural intruders while self-isolating in a remote Jersey mansion. Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, The Others is a chilly modern ghost story with one of the best plot twists of the genre. 

In the final episode of our 'feeling trapped' mini series, we try out some truly rotten Irish accents and attempt to pitch some sequels to bring this movie back from beyond the grave - plus drinking games, listener submissions and all your favourite regular features! 

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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 - ranging from tense thrillers and chilly horror to emotionally draining Oscar bait, and just about everything in between!

If you enjoy the show please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, completely free of charge. A review is always appreciated, as it really helps us build our numbers, and we offer a range of bonus incentives to listeners who sign up to our Patreon

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00.00: With apologies to our Irish listeners...

25.00: The Others Drinking Games

31.00: The Other Woman

44.10: The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

53.35: Episode 165 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...

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode direct to your inbox every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a positive review on your preferred podcatcher - it really does help us to expand our listenership.

We also offer a wide range of incentives for dedicated listeners over on Patreon - including extended episodes, bonus shows, promo slots, crossover opportunities and much more - all for as little as $2 per month.

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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

Get Out… and Stay Out!

Get Out… and Stay Out!

April 13, 2020

An Oscar-winning instant horror classic with genuine substance behind the scares, Jordan Peele's Get Out was an obvious pick for our self-isolation inspired 'feeling trapped' mini-season. 

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on white cringe, suspiciously high-velocity deer, the logistics of being a blind art critic, the glory of Rod and more, plus our regular features including drinking games, listener submissions and fantasy 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...

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode direct to your inbox every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a positive review on your preferred podcatcher - it really does help us to expand our listenership.

We also offer a wide range of incentives for dedicated listeners over on Patreon - including extended episodes, bonus shows, promo slots, crossover opportunities and much more - all for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Otherwise known as 'Ironic Foreshadowing: The Movie'

42.35: Get Out Drinking Games

48.40: Get Out, Girl! 

58.55: Get Out 2: Get In With The In Crowd 

1.15.30: Episode 162 Preview & Listener Submissions

 

Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan

Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan

April 6, 2020

Our Pandemic mini-series continues with a 90s schlock-action classic from Air Force One director Wolfgang Pietersen. Starring a miscast Dustin Hoffman, a wasted Rene Russo and actual Marcel the Monkey from Friends, it's Outbreak!

Tune in to hear our thoughts on Donald Sutherland's hairpiece of villainy, one-scene character actors seizing the moment, an alarming amount of flagrant medical malpractice and much more as we dive into a movie that may be somewhat relevant, but remains mercifully, ludicrously of its time...

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Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch creative sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From Oscar Bait to Action epics and everything in between, we're putting a new spin on all your favourite one-off screen gems!

 If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning, and don't forget to leave us a five-star review on your preferred podcatcher! You can also sign up to our Patreon page to access a range of bonus content including bonus episodes, extended episodes, crossover opportunities and much more, all for as little as $2 per month!

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00.00: Exploring Harry's childhood fear of Monkeys

48.00: Outbreak Drinking Games

54.35: Outbreak 2: Proboscis Negative

1.09.10: Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan 

1.24.55: Episode 161 Preview & Listener Submissions

Skyscraper 2: Mile High Club

Skyscraper 2: Mile High Club

March 13, 2020

What are the ingredients of a perfect movie? Originality? Compelling performances? Unpredictable plot twists?

Ask our co-host Harry and he'll sum the answer up in four words - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Is he right? Find out in this week's episode as we take a look back at the former WWF superstar's towering 2018 action hit Skyscraper. 

Tune in for our thoughts on creative use of a fake leg, possible duct tape sponsorships, bad guy overload and much more, plus drinking games, listener submissions and of course, sequel pitches! 

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Beyond The Box Set is a hit British movie podcast that goes where no show has gone before. Every week, we don't just review a classic movie - we pitch a full blown sequel idea to bring it back to the big screen. Featuring special guests, listener interaction and some inspired and unfilmable story ideas, our show will change the way you look at some of your favourite films...

If you enjoy this week's episode, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Friday morning. A positive review on your preferred podcasting app also really helps us out, and if you really like us, you can sign up to our Patreon for as little as $2 per month to access a host of exciting incentives including bonus episodes, extended episodes,a regular 30 second ad slot, crossover opportunities and much more!

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00.00: The Rock is definitely in the MCU

35.30: Skyscraper Drinking Games

38.40: Skyscraper: The Next Level

52.45: Skyscraper 2: Mile High Club

1.05.30Episode 158 Preview & Listener Submissions

Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

March 7, 2020

In this week's super-sized edition of Beyond The Box Set, special guest Finn Ross Russell joins us to discuss a movie very close to his heart - Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. 

Tune in to hear our thoughts on tween marriage, luckless dogs, Ed Norton's shorts game and more, plus drinking games, listener submissions and three very different sequel pitches...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas for classic standalone movies. Over the past three years, we've been rated as a binge-worthy listen by Apple Podcasts, recommended a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian and discussed over 150 movies - and counting!

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: John's most shameful camping moment

53.00: Moonrise Kingdom Drinking Games

1.02.08: Moonrise Monarchy

1.17.10: Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

1.41.00: Hunt for Moonrise Kingdom

1.57.00: Episode 157 Preview & Listener Submissions

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