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Insomnia 2: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

Insomnia 2: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

September 21, 2020

Released between the indie-breakout success of Memento and global blockbuster Batman Begins, Insomnia could be considered the forgotten Christopher Nolan movie. 

The only film that the infamously oblique director didn't write himself, the movie is a remake of a gritty Norwegian crime thriller. While it doesn't quite reach the head-scratching heights of the director's later work, it still boasts many classic Nolan signifiers, in addition to a brace of strong performances from Oscar winners Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on anti-typecasting, un-mourned murder victims, driftwood parkour and much more as we break down the plot and pitch some sequel ideas - with the help of special guest star Ross Burton!

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Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a memorable standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

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00.00: Robin Williams gave good villain...

32.45: Insomnia Drinking Games

47.00: Leon sequel pitches

1.05.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 185 Preview

Leon: The Houseplant

Leon: The Houseplant

September 13, 2020

One of the most provocative hit movies of the 90s, Luc Besson's Leon introduced a young Natalie Portman to the world and helped reinvent Gary Oldman as one of the all-time great scenery-chewing bad guys. 

In this week's podcast, we discuss traumatic childhood viewing experiences, sexual weirdness, stealth vegan propaganda and much more - plus the usual blend of drinking games, listener reactions and sequel pitches!

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a notable standalone movie and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. You can also leave us a review on the podcatcher of your choice, which really helps us to reach new listeners, and if you really want to get closer to the show, we offer a range of bonus incentives for as little as $2 per month over on our Patreon page.

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00.00: John was far too young to watch this movie 

53.10: Leon Drinking Games

59.00: Leon sequel pitches

1.18.25: Listener Submissions & Episode 184 Preview

A Simple Favor 2: Single White Favor

A Simple Favor 2: Single White Favor

September 6, 2020

One of our favourite subjects here at Beyond The Box Set is a micro-genre we like to call 'Bitches be crazy' - and we've got a doozy for you this week!

Directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids and ill-advised Ghostbusters remake fame, A Simple Favor is a wacky, wig-heavy odyssey of unlikely plot twists and jaw-dropping fashion choices that was recommended to us by our podcasting cousins over at One Good Thing

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on Blake Lively's outfits, bewildering timelines, Anna Kendrick going full Lannister and much more - including drinking games, listener reviews and sequel pitches!

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00.00: No taxis after 1am in LA. 

57.00: A Simple Favor Drinking Games

1.08.35: A Simple Favor Sequel Pitches

1.29.00: Episode 183 Preview and Listener Submissions

Focus 2: Fortune Hunters

Focus 2: Fortune Hunters

August 31, 2020

Our Will Smith summer has seen the likable A-lister dipping his toes into a number of genres, from action to comic book to post-apocalyptic sci-fi. In Focus, we find him in Soderbergh territory, leading a stylish crime thriller of the kind usually reserved for the likes of George Clooney. 

It's a good fit for someone with Smith's charisma, and although the script isn't nearly as clever as it thinks it is, it's one of the better films we've watched this season.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on obnoxious side-characters, the inexorable rise of Margot Robbie, BD Wong's unacceptable moustache and more - plus drinking games, sequel pitches and listener reactions. 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic one-off movie and attempt to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured in The Guardian, on the front page of Apple Podcasts and in many other places, so check us out and prepare to see some of your favourite movies in a whole new light!

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00.00: This film really wanted to be a Soderbergh joint

46.00: Focus Drinking Games

53.00: Focus sequel pitches

1.09.55: Listener Submissions & Episode 182 Preview

I Am Legend 2: Legends Never Die

I Am Legend 2: Legends Never Die

August 16, 2020

Our Will Smith season continues this week with with post-apocalyptic drama I Am Legend. It took a number of compromises to get this film to the big screen, but was the final result worth the negotiations? 

In this week's episode of Beyond The Box Set, we break down poor canine training, the perils of focus-grouping, post-apocalyptic insanity and much more, plus 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 should lean into his insanity...

51.45: I Am Legend Drinking Games

59.10: I Am Legend sequel pitches

1.17.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 181 Preview

The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

July 13, 2020

Despite being adapted from a successful novel, The Girl With All The Gifts failed to connect at the box office in 2016 - and passed us by completely. Which is a shame, as it's one of the best and most thoughtful British horror movies of the past few years, and one that definitely merits exposure to a wider audience. 

Tune into this week's podcast as we break down the plot, play a merry round of drinking games and pitch the fantasy sequel ideas that this movie surely doesn't really need. We also reach out to our regular listeners for their thoughts, while Harry is forced to reckon with the return of his greatest cinema nemesis...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we look back on some classic one-off cinema moments and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. After three years and over 170 episodes, we may take the occasional Zombie bite, but we always seem to rise from the dead...

Among our many plaudits, Beyond The Box Set has been rated 5 stars by over 100 listeners around the world and featured as a 'Podcast of the Week' by sources including The Guardian, Apple Podcasts and Podbean. We release a new episode every Friday morning, available totally free to anyone who hits subscribe on their preferred podcatcher. 

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This week's movie was kindly suggested by our pal Julio from The Contrarians Podcast. Check them out...

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00.00: The joys of context-free movie viewing

30.50: The Girl With All The Gifts Drinking Games

39.00: The Girl With All The Gifts 2: The Dog With All The Treats

45.20: The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

53.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 176 Preview

Black Sheep 2: Mutton Apocalypse

Black Sheep 2: Mutton Apocalypse

July 6, 2020

Flesh eating zombie sheep run rampant in the inventively gory New Zealand horror-comedy Black Sheep. On this week's episode, we break down the plot and attempt to pitch some truly baa-my sequels (sorry...)

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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...

Our show has received rave reviews from listeners and been featured as a 'Podcast of the Week' by sources including The Guardian, Apple Podcasts and Podbean. 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: If you're looking for a movie in which an undead sheep chews off a man's penis...

34.45: Black Sheep Drinking Games

41.10: Black Sheep: The Tewe Towers

51.35: Black Sheep 2: The Mutton Apocalypse 

57.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 175 Preview

Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Kill, Repeat…

Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Kill, Repeat…

June 28, 2020

With his refusal to age and curiously immobile hairline, Tom Cruise clearly knows a thing or two about time travel. In the final instalment of our current mini-season, we take a look back at one of his better roles of recent years, the action-packed blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow

Join us as we discuss Cruise (briefly) playing against type, attempt to navigate the huge leaps in logic this movie demands of us, and debate whether the film would have enjoyed a stronger box office run with its intended title Live, Die Repeat... 

We've also got drinking games, listener reviews and of course our sequel pitches. Think you've got a better idea? Find us on social media and let us know!

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic standalone movie, dissect the plot and compete to pitch the most ridiculous prequel, sequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been on this ride for over three years now, and no matter how many times you kill us, we'll just keep coming back...

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday 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: J-Squad needed to pick an accent and stick to it

42:50 Edge of Tomorrow Drinking Games

50.00: Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Kill Repeat

1.06.00: Edge of Tomorrow: Jellicle Squad

1.20.10: Episode 173 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...

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday 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: 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

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