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Adaptation 2: Ideation

Adaptation 2: Ideation

June 1, 2020

The twisted headspace of Charlie Kauffman and Spike Jonze is our destination for this week, as we look back on the brilliant meta-comedy Adaptation, featuring a remarkably restrained dual performance from Nicholas Cage.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on sibling rivalry, the joy of trippy Meryl, the crocodile moment and much more, plus drinking games, listener reviews and our 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!

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00.00: Harry reckons his version of this movie would've been better...

37.55: Adaptation Drinking Games

44.20: Adapting The King

57.50: Adaptation 2: Ideation

1.06.45: Episode 169 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Prestige 2: Smoke & Mirrors

The Prestige 2: Smoke & Mirrors

May 11, 2020

Warring magicians, mind-bending plot twists and wandering accents galore - we're back in Christopher Nolan territory this week as we pitch sequels to THE PRESTIGE, a mind-bending thriller starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman...

Tune in as we share our thoughts on cat cloning, unconvincing disguises, what we'd do if we had our own identical doubles and much more - plus 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...

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00.00: The stealth sci-fi debate

43.10: The Prestige Drinking Games

50.55: The Prestige 2: Smoke & Mirrors

1.04.10: The Prestige 2: The Final Act

1.20.00: Episode 166 Preview & Listener Submissions

Room To Breathe

Room To Breathe

April 27, 2020

With the world in turmoil and no end to the global lockdown in sight, we're all feeling a little fragile right now. In other words, it's the perfect time to indulge in some lighthearted, escapist comfort cinema to distract from the harsher realities of post-Coronavirus life. Unfortunately, Harry made a different choice this week, so we're watching Room. 

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay, Room tells the harrowing story of a young woman struggling to protect her five-year old son from the harsh realities of life in captivity, after spending seven years locked in the tiny back yard shed of a sadistic kidnapper. Highly acclaimed on release, it earned Larson a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actress. A feelgood romp though, it is not.

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on lockdown coping techniques, who cried the most during this movie, our toughest drinking game challenge yet and of course, sequel pitches.

We promise we'll have something a bit less emotionally draining on the table next week... 

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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 - from Get Out to Panic Room

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00.00: The healing power of Britney

20.05: Room Drinking Games

27.00: Room To Breathe

41.55: Roommates

51.20: Episode 164 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

February 19, 2020

With all due respect to Glenn Close, Olivia Colman's surprise Best Actress win was one of the clear highlights of last year's Oscars. So, as the dust settles on this year's ceremony, we decided to revisit the film that made it all possible - Yorgos Lanthimos' delightfully odd historical romp The Favourite.

Tune in for our thoughts on tantrums, tiaras, towering wigs and much more as we pitch sequel ideas fit for a queen. 

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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. 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. 

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00.00: How many royals can Harry name?

22.00: The Favourite Drinking Games

30.45: The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

50.10: The Second Favourite

1.04.20: Episode 154 Preview & Listener Submissions

OSCARS | Ranking the 2020 Best Picture Nominees…

OSCARS | Ranking the 2020 Best Picture Nominees…

February 7, 2020

It's Oscar weekend! We've spent the last few weeks feverishly working our way through all the nominees, and how we're finally ready to present our definitive rankings! May the best movie win... (Spoiler alert: it won't be Ford Vs Ferrari).

You can hear full reviews of all of this year's major nominees over on our Patreon bonus show. Because we're feeling generous, we've made them all available subscription free for a limited time only, so tune in at patreon.com/beyondtheboxset and maybe consider dropping us some pennies to help keep the lights on...

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

November 15, 2019

With winter rapidly drawing in, a chilly thriller set in the frozen climes of the American Midwest seemed like an appropriate choice for this week's episode. Released in 1996, Fargo is one of the Coen Brothers' most beloved movies, and one of the most acclaimed and influential pictures of its time. 

On this week's episode, we discuss breaking our only rule - yes, we're aware of the TV show - iconic accent work, Gunderson relationship goals, the endless joy of watching Steve Buscemi take physical and verbal abuse, and much more...

We also brainstorm some Fargo drinking games and pitch some sequel ideas to find out what the survivors of the original film might be up to 25 years later. Is it worth a listen? Yer darn tootin'! 

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Beyond The Box Set is an acclaimed movie podcast that takes classic standalone movies and imagines sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured on the front page of Apple Podcasts and recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. So that's nice. 

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00.00: We will not be attempting the accent...

38.15: Fargo Drinking Games

47.45: Fargo 2: Too Far Gone 

59.40: Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

1.09.15: Episode 143 Preview & Listener Submissions

Oliver’s Orphanage of Opportunity!

Oliver’s Orphanage of Opportunity!

September 20, 2019

A spectacular Dickensian musical that traumatised multiple generations of children, Carol Reed's Oliver! is a bona fide classic... but somehow in fifty years, it's never been granted a direct sequel. 

Far be it from us to claim we can top Charles Dickens for creativity, but with the great man long dead, we're sure he won't mind us stepping into his shoes for a while. Aussie Nerd Daniel Tickner joins us to share his love of (the first half of) this movie, and to discuss important matters such as the uncomfortable sexiness of Bill Sykes, The Artful Dodger's excellent colour co-ordination and why this movie's title character kind of sucks...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic movie from the past and boldly attempt to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. From Titanic to The Shawshank Redemption, Mars Attacks to Maximum Overdrive, there's nothing we won't risk spoiling forever with our creative ramblings...

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00.00: Bill Skyes would 100% get it 

24.40: Oliver! Drinking Games

33.10: Oliver! Adventures of a Master Criminal 

40.20: Oliver meets Hamilton! 

44.50: Oliver's Orphanage of Opportunity!

53.50: Episode 135 Preview & Listener Submissions

Django & Broomhilda: Slingers Against Slavers

Django & Broomhilda: Slingers Against Slavers

September 6, 2019

Quentin Tarantino's tribute to spaghetti westerns, Django Unchained certainly packs a punch - not to mention some capital letters ACTING from an Oscar-hungry Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar-winning Christof Waltz and a barely-recognisable Samuel L. Jackson...

In this week's podcast we discuss revisionist history, Jamie Foxx's impeccable suit game, the unexpected origin of Big Daddy corp. and much more as we explore the further adventures of Django and his disappointingly passive bride. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we feature a classic standalone movie and attempt to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're currently on the front page of Apple Podcasts UK under 'Best-Selling Film Review Podcasts!' and we've been featured as a Podcast of the Week by Podbean, The Guardian and more. 

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00.00: Tarantino should really stop cameoing in his own movies...

37.05: Django Unchained Drinking Games

42.35: Hildi Unchained!

52.55: Django: Christmas Unchained

1.00.45: Episode 133 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Shawshank Redemption 2: Shawshank Resurrection

The Shawshank Redemption 2: Shawshank Resurrection

August 16, 2019

Thinly veiled Jesus allegory? Platonic gay love story? The greatest movie of all time? Depending on who you ask, The Shawshank Redemption could be any and all of the above. One thing everybody can agree on - this adaptation of Stephen King's short story is a very popular film, despite the fact that virtually nobody originally saw it in the cinema. 

In this week's podcast we're joined by Harry's brother Sam to discuss the mysterious appeal of Shawshank, Morgan Freeman's iconic narration, the mysterious heteronormative power of IMDB voters and much more, before subjecting this screen classic to the greatest test of all - trial by theoretical sequel! 

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00.00: IMDB's top 250 'films that straight white men like'

30.00: The Shawshank Redemption Drinking Games

44.15: The Shawshank Resurrection

56.00: The Shawshank Renaissance 

1.04.00 The Shawshank Strikes Back

1.11.45: Episode 130 Preview & Listener Submissions

Boogie Nights 2: Dirk Diggler’s Hole-istic Dicktective Agency

Boogie Nights 2: Dirk Diggler’s Hole-istic Dicktective Agency

May 23, 2019

Starring Mark Wahlberg as Dirk Diggler, the well-endowed Golden Child of the late 70s porn industry, Boogie Nights established Paul Thomas Anderson as a major directorial talent, and featured breakthrough performances for megastars including Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more - plus the comeback of a lifetime for actual seventies icon Burt Reynolds. 

In this week's podcast, we go deep and dirty while discussing the changing face of porn, debate whether anyone would actually want to wield a 14 inch penis, attain possible wig watch nirvana and of course, pitch some sequel ideas to help Wahlberg's Diggler to rise again...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a notable standalone movie from the past, and shamelessly riff on possible sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas that might bring them back to the big screen. Sometimes we're inspired, sometimes we're insane, but we always rise to the occasion...

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00.00: More uncomfortable sexual tension than your average plot summary  

48.30: Boogie Nights Drinking Games

53.20: Boogie Nights 2: Dirk Diggler's Hole-istic Dicktective Agency 

1.04.25: Boogie Nights 2: Brock & Chest's Second Cumming  

1.16.20: Listener Submissions & Episode 118 Preview