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Midsommar Murders

Midsommar Murders

September 28, 2020

Following the breakout success of Hereditary, writer-director Ari Aster proved he was no one-hit wonder with the deliciously weird Midsommar. By turns haunting and darkly hilarious, the film depicts possibly the most toxic breakup ever committed to screen, as Florence Pugh and Jack Raynor take an ill-fated trip to a remote Swedish commune where the sun never sets. 

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on villainous Swedes, mysterious bears, possible gay subtext and much more as we dive into this twisted modern classic. We've also got all of our usual features, including drinking games, listener submissions and our own fantasy sequel pitches. 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie review podcast with a twist. Every week, we take 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. You can find us on all good podcasting platforms, and we've been recommended by Apple Podcasts, The Guardian, Podbean and more - so check us out to discover what everybody's talking about!

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00.00: Apologies for John's terrible Swedish pronunciation...

53.00: Midsommar Drinking Games

1.00.30: Midsommar sequel pitches

1.18.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 186 Preview

Survive Style 5+

Survive Style 5+

July 20, 2020

In this week's podcast, long-time friend of the show Nathaniel De Bell joins us to discuss a Tarantino-inspired Japanese comedy that you may not have seen, but that you should absolutely check out. 

Join us as we discuss pigeon acting, inexplicable Vinnie Jones cameos, jokes getting lost in translation and much more as we discuss the cult Japanese classic Survive Style 5+

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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 Nathaniel De Bell. Check out his Letterboxd profile at...

https://letterboxd.com/numbertwo/

If you want to watch this week's movie, it's available for streaming at

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00.00: The Tarantino Factor

31.50: Survive Style 5+ Drinking Games

43.15: Survive Style 20+ Years Later

51.35: Bus Panic Meets The House of Abandoned Businessmen

1.04.25: Survive Style 5+: Blink And You'll Miss It

1.10.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 177 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

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

Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties (feat. The Contrarians)

Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties (feat. The Contrarians)

November 1, 2019

Our Vampire season concludes with a chilly Nordic noir about a young Swedish boy who falls in love with a child vampire. Julio from The Contrarians Podcast joins us to talk Stockholm syndrome, incompetent serial killers, CGI cat attacks and more as we pitch sequels for Let The Right One In

Released in 2008, Let The Right One In was directed by Tomas Alfredson and adapted from the bestselling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It was also remade for American audiences in 2010 as Let Me In, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Both versions are very good, but the prospect of forcing Harry to sit through two hours of Swedish was just too tempting. Tune in to find out how he fared...

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Beyond The Box Set is a popular movie podcast in which each week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and challenge ourselves to pitch sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

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00.00: Whoops! My Best Friend's a Vampire!

52.10: Let The Right One In Drinking Games

1.10.40: Let The Right One In 2: Let The Good One Out

1.21.00: Keep The Wrong One Out

1.34.30: Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties

1.44.35: Episode 141 Preview & Listener Submissions

BONUS | Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2019 - RANKED!

BONUS | Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2019 - RANKED!

February 19, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Oscar Season! Eight movies have been nominated for the prestigious title of Best Picture of 2018... and having watched them all, we have some opinions!

In this very special bonus episode of Beyond The Box Set, we rank this year's Best Picture nominees from worst to first, and predict who we think will be taking home Oscar Gold on Sunday night...

The contenders (in alphabetical order)

- Black Panther

- Blakkklansman

- Bohemian Rhapsody

- The Favourite

- Green Book

- Roma 

- A Star is Born 

- Vice

BONUS | Movies of 2018 Reviewed… With Sequels! (Part Two)

BONUS | Movies of 2018 Reviewed… With Sequels! (Part Two)

January 4, 2019

In the second half of our epic 2018 review, we look back at the movies we watched between July and December and deliver our final verdicts - complete with increasingly drunken and dissolute sequel ideas... enjoy!

Remember, you can enjoy full-length reviews of all of these movies by signing up to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

0.30: Skyscraper

4.45: Incredibles 2

8.50: Mission Impossible - Fallout

13.00: Mamma Mia 2

16.00: Hotel Artemis

20.05: The Meg

25.55: BlacKkKlansman

27.10: Crazy Rich Asians

31.30: Searching

37.50: The Predator

44.20: Venom

48.45: Bad Times At The El Royale

57.15: First Man

1.04.25: A Star is Born

1.12.50: Bohemian Rhapsody

1.19.10: Widows

1.25.10: Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald

1.30.15: Robin Hood

1.33.15: Spiderman - Into The Spiderverse

1.35.55: Mortal Engines

1.38.00: Mary Poppins Returns

1.40.35: Final Rankings + 2019 Preview

Wolf Children 2 - Teen Wolf

Wolf Children 2 - Teen Wolf

October 4, 2018

This Halloween is The Season of the Wolf here at Beyond The Box Set. Each week this month, we're looking at classic movies featuring Werewolves. First up, Mamoru Hosada's decidedly un-scary but very lovely 2012 anime Wolf Children.

Suggested by Patreon subscriber - and this week's special guest - Daniel Tickner, Wolf Children takes a thoughtful and heartfelt look at parenthood through the eyes of a young single mother struggling to raise her two half-wolf children in rural Japan.

From the stunningly beautiful animation to the quiet but heartfelt story, we found a lot to enjoy about our first sampling of the anime genre. Not that we let that prevent us from taking a few dramatic liberties in search of an entertaining sequel idea, of course...

Tune into this week's episode to hear what guest Daniel means when he describes Wolf Children as 'an aquarium movie', how a character name coincidence led Harry to make a surprisingly plausible connection between this movie and the MCU, and why John based his sequel entirely around his irrational hatred of cats...

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Beyond The Box Set is a podcast that combines creative writing and movie discussion for a weekly dose of entertainment like no other. Every episode is based on a classic piece of standalone cinema - i.e. a film with no sequels. After a thorough dissection of the original movie, we then compete to pitch ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen - with hilarious and frequently un-filmable consequences. 

The show is available on all good podcasting platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. If you enjoy the show, please consider subscribing for a new episode every Friday morning - and if you're feeling really generous, leave us a review too. It makes us feel good and really helps us to find new listeners. 

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00.00: Is it ever OK to snog a canine? 

35.30: Wolf Children Drinking Games

47.15: Cat Children - A Horror Movie

58.45: Wolf Teenagers aka Teen Wolf (but not that one) 

1.06.50: Wolf Children 2: The Grand Wolf

1.16.20: Listener Submissions & Episode 86 Preview

Run Amélie Run (feat. Think Outside The Box Set)

Run Amélie Run (feat. Think Outside The Box Set)

March 8, 2018

A whimsical French comedy with some deceptively twisted themes, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie is a delightful ode to love, fate and the power of connection, bolstered by a star-making turn by Audrey Tautou. But do the film's visual invention and romantic tone mask something darker at the heart of the story?

In our first Patreon crossover special, friend of the show Nathan Hunt - of our near namesake podcast Think Outside The Box Set - joins us to discuss how what with all the stalking, gaslighting and parental neglect on display, Amélie is basically a Roald Dahl story told with a Wes Anderson sensibility - in French. No wonder we loved it...

Nathan also sticks around to help brainstorm some 2018-friendly sequels to the movie, including a timeline-jumping crossover with another classic of early 21st century European cinema and a spin-off inspired by a relatively obscure children's educational TV show. Never let it be said that we're predictable!

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Beyond The Box Set is a top ten TV & Film podcast officially deemed 'Binge Worthy' by Apple Podcasts. Each week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. 

We're available on virtually all major Podcasting platforms and most forms of social media. We're also now available on Patreon, where you can support us for as little as $2 per month in return for a host of exclusive perks, including access to our weekly bonus show 'Beyond BTBS', a 30 second ad slot on Beyond The Box Set and the chance to appear as a character in one of our sequels! 

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00.00: Amélie - The Story of a Sociopath

19.30: Amélie Drinking Games

24.40: Run Amélie Run

45.10: Where In The World Is Amélie Poulain?

53.45: Listener Submissions & Episode 56 Preview 

22 Short Films About Snowpiercer

22 Short Films About Snowpiercer

February 15, 2018

Imagine the worst train journey you've ever taken. Now, throw in baby-eating, a post-apocalyptic caste system and a demented Tilda Swinton ranting about shoes in a broad Yorkshire accent. Welcome to Bong Joon-ho's quirky sci-fi action hit Snowpiercer. It's quite the ride...

Released in 2013, Snowpiercer features an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt as the last remnants of humanity scrapping for survival aboard a high-speed train controlled by the mysterious and God-like 'Wilfred'. The film was acclaimed for its bold visual style and inventive action sequences. It is also completely insane.

This week on Beyond The Box Set, we discuss cool but nonsensical fight scenes, Tilda Swinton's gloriously off-kilter acting choices and why it's weird to be grossed out by Cockroach bars when you've already chowed down on a baby...

As is the tradition, we also pitch our own fantasy sequel ideas to the movie, including an anthology movie featuring the many bizarre characters who populate the original film, our first ever 'Make It a Video Game!' and a crossover with the biggest romantic blockbuster of all time...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Our show is available on virtually all major podcasting platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Podbean. 

We recently launched on Patreon, allowing our listeners to access a whole raft of fabulous bonus content including our weekly bonus show 'Beyond BTBS', a 30 second ad slot on our main show and the opportunity to become a character in one of our sequels. We also have our own line of merchandise on TeePublic.com, including T-shirts, mugs, iphone cases and more. 

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00.00: Tilda Swinton is making some choices...

26.15: Snowpiercer Drinking Games

32.30: Snowpiercer 2: Directed by James Cameron 

48.05: 22 Short Films About Snowpiercer

1.01.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 53 Preview

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