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BONUS | Oscars 2020 Reaction!

BONUS | Oscars 2020 Reaction!

February 10, 2020

The Academy Awards and all other award shows this year are done! Finally!! Let's break it down.

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...

Les Miserables 2: The Wretched

Les Miserables 2: The Wretched

January 17, 2020

It's our 150th episode! We knew we had to do something special to celebrate this landmark, so tune in as Harry forces John to relive the worst cinema experience of his life -  Tom Hooper's musical extravaganza Les Miserables!

Join us as we discuss bizarre sound cues, Russell Crowe's inability to sing and act at the same time, why Éponine deserved better than that soppy pratt Marius and more - plus drinking games, listener submissions and of course, sequel pitches! 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back onto the big screen. We're 150 episodes deep already, and looking forward to 150 more!

If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning and please consider leaving a rating or review on your preferred podcatcher. You can also gain access to a range of incentives - including bonus shows, extended episodes, a 30 second ad slot and opportunities to choose the films we discuss in the future - by supporting us for as little as $2 per month on Patreon. 

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00.00: Eddie Redmayne is a Grade-A prat. 

43.00: Les Miserables Drinking Games

47.25: Les Miserables 2: Here We Go Again!

59.40: Les Miserables 2: The Wretched

1.17.00: Episode 151 Preview & Listener Submissions

BONUS | The First Annual BOXIE Awards

BONUS | The First Annual BOXIE Awards

January 5, 2020

What's our favourite season? Awards, obviously! That's why, with the Golden Globes and the Oscars just around the corner, we decided the time was right to launch the first annual BOXIE awards - honouring the performances - and wigs - that really mattered to us in 2019.

Find out who won in the all-important categories such as 'Best Exposition', 'Most missable gay representation' and 'Best Performance by a Chris' as we take one last look back at our favourite film moments of 2019...

BONUS | Reviewing The Movies of 2019 - Part Two

BONUS | Reviewing The Movies of 2019 - Part Two

January 2, 2020

From Joker and Judy to Star Wars and Cats, we present the concluding chapter of our exhaustive review of 2019 in cinema...

1.00: Joker

4.10: Judy

7.00: Ready or Not

9.30: Terminator: Dark Fate

14.45: Doctor Sleep

18.45: Countdown

21.15: The Good Liar

23.40: Le Mans 66

25.45: Knives Out

31.30: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker

35.40: Jumanji - The Next Level

39.20: Lady & The Tramp

41.40: 21 Bridges

43.45: The Irishman

47.00: Cats

50.35: Men In Black International

55.30: Yesterday

59.35: Blinded By The Light

1.01.30: Six Underground

1.03.05: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

1.03.55: Marriage Story

1.07.15: El Camino

1.12.30: The Day Shall Come

1.17.05: Rocketman

The Terminal 2: Escape From Krakozhia

The Terminal 2: Escape From Krakozhia

November 22, 2019

Tom Hanks has starred in five movies directed by Steven Spielberg to date. Of those five, The Terminal is arguably the least-loved. Not only did it gross a modest (by Spielberg/Hanks standards) $77 million at the US box office, it is also the only one of their collaborations to secure zero Oscar nominations. 

Does this black sheep of their creative partnership deserve to languish in relative obscurity, or is it due for some timely re-evaluation? In this week's episode, we decided to find out - with mixed results all round. 

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on unnecessary sub-plots, a tragic waste of Catherine Zeta Jones, a mind-boggling romance with Zoë Saldana and why we feel Spielberg films are often critic-proof. We also pull together some drinking games, share some reactions to this film from our listeners and of course pitch our sequel ideas to bring The Terminal back to the big screen. 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Mainstream acclaim includes a front page feature on Apple Podcasts and being recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. 

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00.00: A Tragic Death in the Family

56.20: The Terminal Drinking Games

1.07.20: The Terminal 2: Escape From Krakozhia

1.23.40: The Terminal 2: Illegal Aliens

1.32.45: Episode 144 Preview & Listener Submissions

 

Lesbian Vampires Killed Our Careers!

Lesbian Vampires Killed Our Careers!

October 18, 2019

Before James Corden found fame in the USA, he teamed up with his 'Gavin & Stacey' co-star Matthew Horne for Lesbian Vampire Killers, a crude and ill-conceived Shaun of the Dead knock-off that almost buried his career for good. 

The film is considered so irredeemably awful that Corden himself has spent the rest of his career publicly apologising for it. But could it really be as bad as its reputation suggests?

Turns out the answer is a fairly definitive yes, because this movie is garbage. In this week's episode, we reluctantly conduct a thorough post-mortem on everything from the nonsensical plot, the robotic acting, the dreadful special effects and the constant flurry of sexist, homophobic and generally laugh-free alleged jokes that pepper the mercifully brief 87 minute running time. 

No sequel for this film will or should ever be made, so our challenge this week was to consider any acceptable way that this movie could theoretically be brought back to the big screen. Did we succeed? We'll leave the final judgement up to you...

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Beyond The Box Set is the hit British movie podcast in which we take a look at classic standalone movies before attempting to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're currently in the middle of our annual Halloween season, this time focusing on classic (and questionably classic) Vampire movies.  

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00.00: When James Corden is the best part of a movie...

45.00: Lesbian Vampire Killers Drinking Games

56.55: Lesbian Vampire Killers 2: Hot Fuzz

1.07.00: Lesbian Vampires Killed Our Careers!

1.15.35: Episode 139 Preview & Listener Submissions

Stand By Me 2: The Sign

Stand By Me 2: The Sign

August 8, 2019

Our Stephen King mini-season kicks off this week with a quintessential coming of age classic, Rob Reiner's heartstring-tugging boys adventure tale Stand By Me.

Adapted from King's short story The Body, Stand By Me stars a lineup of child stars - all of whose lives and careers eerily echoed their fates in the movie. In this week's podcast we discuss misleading titles, traumatic leech incidents, Keifer Sutherland perfecting the peroxide 80s asshole look and much more. 

With the surviving actors now in their mid-late forties, is there any mileage in a middle aged Stand By Me sequel? That's the task we set ourselves this week as we pitch concepts to bring this iconic movie back to the big screen. Let's face it, most of these actors would probably be glad of the work...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're currently front-page on Apple Podcasts as a best-selling film review podcast, and we've been listed as a 'Podcast of the Week' by The Guardian. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and if you'd like to leave us a little rating and review, it'd truly warm our cold, dead hearts - and possibly help some future listeners to discover our show too. 

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00.00: The kids aren't alright 

27.15: Stand By Me Drinking Games

34.40: Stand By Me 2: The Sign

46.45: Stand By Me 2: Go Your Own Way

1.01.00: Episode 129 Preview & Listener Submissions

Welcome To Marwen 2: Beyond The Valley of the Dolls

Welcome To Marwen 2: Beyond The Valley of the Dolls

August 2, 2019

A new movie from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis is generally a buzz-worthy event, but Welcome To Marwen alienated critics and died a swift death at the box office when released earlier this year. 

Starring Steve Carrell as a traumatised man living out his fantasies via a meticulously constructed model town populated by kick-ass female soldiers based on his real-world friends and colleagues, Welcome To Marwen is easily one of the oddest movies we've ever discussed on this podcast. 

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on documentary vs Hollywood, some re-castings that might have improved this movie, the very broad accent work of Gwendoline Christie and more. 

As always, we also pitch up some good old fashioned drinking games in our efforts to make sense of this movie, and of course we round off with some of our own sequel ideas. Full disclosure - this week was a real challenge! 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look at a notable standalone movie and come together to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From timeless classics to forgotten flops, we believe every movie deserves the chance to become a disappointing franchise! 

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00.00: Not every story justifies a Hollywood ending...

23.00: Welcome To Marwen Drinking Games

35.50: Toy Story: A Very Marwen Prequel 

47.50: Welcome To Marwen 2: Beyond The Valley of the Dolls 

53.10: Episode 128 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Day After Tomorrow 2: The Decade After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow 2: The Decade After Tomorrow

July 4, 2019

Our disaster movie season wouldn't be complete without a look back at Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow. Will this once-silly climate change thriller now read as a sobering warning from history in the cold light of 2019? Well... not exactly. 

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on sentient ice, Tornadoes voiced by pissed-off failed actors, offensive British stereotypes and much more...

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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. We've been featured in The Guardian as a 'Podcast of the Week' and recommended as a 'Binge worthy Podcast' by Apple. 

We upload 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 take the time to rate or review us, it really does help us to attract new listeners and keep the show alive. 

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00.00: The role of the tornado shall be played by Meryl Streep...

40.00: The Day After Tomorrow Drinking Games

47.30: The Year Before Geostorm

57.00: The Decade After Tomorrow

1.10.10: Episode 124 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Royal Tenenbaums 2: All About Margot

The Royal Tenenbaums 2: All About Margot

May 24, 2018

Whether you love or loathe his signature brand of whimsical storytelling and themes of upper middle-class ennui, Wes Anderson is one of the most recognised and decorated auteur directors currently working in Hollywood. Inspired by the realisation that neither of us had really seen a lot of his work, we decided to dive into his 2001 breakthrough hit The Royal Tenenbaums - in many ways the quintessential Wes Anderson movie.

Featuring an A-list cast that inclues Gene Hackman, Angelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller and Luke Wilson, The Royal Tenenbaums tells the story of a family of burned-out eccentrics who reunite after their long-estranged father returns claiming he has just weeks to live and wishes to make amends with his suspicious children. 

Join us as we discuss American royalty, inconsistent narration and Gwyneth's impeccable smoky eye while attempting to determine whether the Anderson brand is a taste we can see ourselves acquiring in the long term. We also create some drinking games and of course pitch our own sequel ideas for the movie - a surprisingly challenging proposition that leads to some out-of-the-box ideas including a gameshow, a reality TV crossover and the first ever Beyond The Box Set Board Game. 

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00.00: Everyone must have terrible body odour in this movie...

25.25: The Royal Tenenbaums Drinking Games

35.00: The Royal Tenenbaums 2: The Royal Kardashians

54.45: The Royal Tenenbaums 2: All About Margot

1.07.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 66 Preview

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