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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

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

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

Lucy Goosey & The Jang Gang (feat. How to Survive Your Twenties)

Lucy Goosey & The Jang Gang (feat. How to Survive Your Twenties)

March 22, 2020

Luc Besson's Lucy is a wild 90 minute rollercoaster that starts off as a standard issue crime thriller before taking a hard left turn into sci-fi, time travel and dinosaurs. 

Clearly, this was going to take a little bit of extra help to unpack, so on this week's podcast, we're joined by Joe & Jonah from How To Survive Your Twenties. Tune in to hear our thoughts on Scarlet Johansson's questionable moral compass, Morgan Freeman doing a TED Talk, bizarre phrasing choices and much more... plus sequel ideas, drinking games and all your usual faves...

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Beyond The Box Set is a hit British movie podcast with a difference. 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 a bunch of fun regular features, we're aiming to 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 Superman problem...

58.15: Lucy Drinking Games

1.03.15: The ScarJo Cinematic Universe

1.10.45: Lucy Goosey & The Jang Gang

1.28.45: Lucy 2.0

1.41.15Episode 159 Preview & Listener Submissions

Maximum Overdrive 2: Attack of the Drones

Maximum Overdrive 2: Attack of the Drones

August 29, 2019

Stephen King may have written the novels that inspired dozens of iconic movies, but he's directed only one... the 80s gonzo epic 'Maximum Overdrive'.

Even King himself disowns this film as a cocaine-fuelled disaster these days, but could its audacious blend of gore, comedy and heavy metal be due for re-appraisal? Find out in this week's episode, as we discuss overly specific back-stories, terrible performances by future Simpsons actors, the definition of a road twitch and more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Every week we take a look back at a standalone screen classic, before attempting to pitch creative sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been recommended by The Guardian, Podbean, Apple Podcasts and more, so tune in now for a journey into cinema history like no other!

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00.00: Yeardley Smith is right to be ashamed of this...

35.45: Maximum Overdrive Drinking Games

46.10: Maximum Overdrive 2: Attack of the Drones 

51.45: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: Maximum Overdrive 

1.04.05: Episode 132 Preview & Listener Submissions

Chronicle 2: Chronic Back Pain

Chronicle 2: Chronic Back Pain

July 19, 2019

An inventive blend of superhero action, high school drama and found footage horror, Chronicle is the kind of auspicious debut that should have set director Josh Trank on the road to a glittering career. Then Fantastic Four happened...

Disappointing follow-ups aside, Chronicle remains one of the most refreshing movies we've covered on this podcast in a while, and we'd definitely be open to some kind of sequel. In this week's episode, Lee Agne of the Connected Hearts podcast joins us to discuss hormonal superheroes, alien spunk, why every high school house party takes place in a mansion and more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a weekly movie podcast with a creative twist. Every episode sees us taking a deep dive into a classic standalone movie, before competing to pitch ludicrous sequel ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

 

We've been recommended by publications including The Guardian and Podbean, and featured as a 'binge worthy podcast' on iTunes. We also have over 150 five-star user reviews at time of publication. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe for a new episode every Friday morning, and feel free to add to our tally of positive ratings and reviews - they truly help us to reach out to new listeners so it's much appreciated.

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00.00: Teenage John had definite supervillain potential

42.30: Chronicle Drinking Games

52.50: Chronicle II: Chronic Back Pain

1.03.07: ChronIIcle 

1.17.10: Chronicles of Chronicle 

1.25.25: Episode 126 Preview & Listener Submissions

Deep Impact 2: Deeper Underground

Deep Impact 2: Deeper Underground

June 21, 2019

A more thoughtful, character-driven take on the disaster movie genre that still finds room for exploding cars and city-crushing tidal waves, Deep Impact is easily the most respectable entry into our current mini-season... it even passes the Bechdel test with flying colours!

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on the awesomely Presidential Morgan Freeman, a badly miscast Tea Leoni and her inexplicably Austrian father, strangely neglectful parenting and Elijah Wood finding a novel way of forcing his high school crush to marry him.

As always, we've also got drinking games to play along with, and a pair of questionably creative sequel pitches to explore just what might have happened after the comet struck. Oceans rose, cities fell... but did hope really survive? Tune in to fund 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. From this simple format we've spun out over 120 episodes and been recommended by numerous professional sources including The Guardian, Apple Podcasts 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: Tea Leoni is not a good newsreader

43.45: Deep Impact Drinking Games

51.10: Deep Impact 2: Spaceballs

59.30: Deep Impact 2: Deeper Underground 

1.09.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 122 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

Geostorm 2: Dutch Oven

Geostorm 2: Dutch Oven

June 7, 2019

Gerard Butler and his distractingly thick neck race to save the world from ecological disaster in Geostorm, an instant ironic classic from the screenwriting team behind Independence Day. Featuring bad science, clunky dialogue and plot holes the size of the ozone layer, this 2017 bomb was a must for inclusion in our summer of Disaster Movies. 

Join us as we discuss misplaced nationalism, inexplicable timelines, women in bikinis running from frozen tidal waves and the best-worst product placement we've ever seen in a semi-serious movie. 

On its much-delayed release in 2017, Geostorm received scathing reviews and tanked hard at the box office, so sadly a sequel is unlikely to ever see the light of day. However, that doesn't deter us from pitching some ideas for the follow-up movie we'd like to see. 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a one-off movie from the past, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

Beyond The Box Set has been featured as a 'Podcast of the Week' by The Guardian, Apple Podcasts and Podbean, in addition to attracting thousands of listeners and hundreds of 5-star reviews. We release a new episode every Friday morning, available totally free to anyone who hits subscribe on their preferred podcatcher. 

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00.00: Gerard Butler really does have a very thick neck

39.40: Geostorm Drinking Games

44.40: Geostorm 2: Nuclear Option 

55.40: Geostorm 2: Dutch Oven 

1.04.45: Listener Submissions & Episode 120 Preview

Mars Attacks 2: Cat Women From Venus!

Mars Attacks 2: Cat Women From Venus!

April 25, 2019

After our Dangerous Liaisons disaster last week, we clearly needed a change of pace to keep this Glenn Close mini-series on the rails. Enter Mars Attacks! - Tim Burton's campy love letter to 50s B-movies, and a very different role for our current featured actress. 

Mars Attacks! unites an impressive ensemble of 90s A-listers who prove more than willing to embrace the silliness - from Jack Nicholson as an opportunistic US President to Sarah Jessica Parker as a ditzy journalist who undergoes a startling canine transformation. 

The real stars of the show are Burton's Martians, though. Delightfully vindictive and with no obvious motive beyond causing chaos and destruction, these little green monsters are movie villains for the ages - which makes it a shame that this movie turned out to be a one off. Could our sequel pitches inspire a long overdue revival? One thing's for sure, it couldn't be any worse than Burton's recent Dumbo remake...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we feature a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas we can think of 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 subscribe for free to make sure you never miss an episode. 

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00.00: Annette Bening's 90s Madonna Vibes

30.40: Mars Attacks! Drinking Games

38.00: Mars Attacks 2: Attack on Mars!

48.45: Mars Attacks 2: Cat Women From Venus!  

1.00.00 Listener Submissions & Episode 114 Preview

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