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Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

November 16, 2020

It's the great Hollywood fairytale. Two plucky friends from Boston arrived in the big city with a self-penned screenplay and a dream. A few short years later, Good Will Hunting has become an Oscar-winning sensation and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are on a fast-track to the Hollywood A-list.

On this week's podcast, we take a closer look at this much-loved movie and debate whether or not it really holds up. Along the way we discuss hot topics including Hollywood psychology, overly enthusiastic maths teachers, how Robin Williams' ad-libs basically saved this movie and more. As always, we also throw in our regular round of drinking games, listener reactions and sequel pitches for your enjoyment. 

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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 ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're rapidly approaching 200 episodes and still going strong - so check out our back catalogue on your podcatcher of choice!

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00.00 Weak sex jokes and problematic morals 

37.35 Good Will Hunting Drinking Games

48.05 Good Will Hunting Sequel Pitches

1.13.00 Listener Submissions and Episode 193 Preview

The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

November 9, 2020

After Absolutely Anything proved to be absolutely abysmal, we decided we needed to look at a better representation of Robin Williams' talents. The Fisher King is his 1992 collaboration with director Terry Gilliam, and it scored him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on Jeff Bridges titanium-plated likability, Mercedes Ruehl's scene-stealing performance, the golden era of VHS rental stores, the thin line between love and stalking and much more...

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Each 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. 

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a review on your preferred podcatcher as well - it really helps us out. 

You can also find us on Patreon where we offer a wide range of incentives including bonus shows, extended episodes, a regular promo slot and much more, all for as little as $2 per month.

00.00 Mercedes Ruehl deserved better 

48.50 The Fisher King Drinking Games

54.20 The Fisher King Sequel Pitches

1.13.30 Listener Submissions and Episode 192 Preview

Absolutely Anything

Absolutely Anything

November 2, 2020

Absolutely Anything has all the makings of a classic British comedy. Written and directed by a member of Monty Python, headlined by an A-list cast and featuring a voice role from the iconic Robin Williams... what could go wrong?

Sadly the answer is 'just about everything', for Absolutely Anything is a dismal failure that barely made a blip on the box office when it was released in 2015. In this week's podcast, we break down where it all went wrong and attempt to pitch sequels to a movie nobody wanted to see more from...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie review podcast with a difference. Each week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also leave us a review, which genuinely helps us to reach out to new listeners, so please do consider it. Finally, we're also available on Patreon, where you can access a range of bonus incentives including bonus episodes, extended episodes, promo slots and much more, all for as little as $2 per month.

00.00 The most depressing movie we've ever watched

53.00 Absolutely Anything Drinking Games

1.00.15 Absolutely Anything Sequel Pitches

1.27.40 Listener Submissions and Episode 191 Preview

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

October 26, 2020

Visual effects guru Robert Zemeckis was on a real hot streak in 2000. He filmed What Lies Beneath while waiting for Tom Hanks to lose enough weight to complete production on Cast Away. Both wound up as enormous blockbusters. 

In this week's episode, we conclude our Halloween ghost season with a look back at this silly, but refreshingly grown-up take on the haunted house horror trope. Tune in to hear our thoughts on Chekhov's artillery, curious dog logic, Harrison Ford in a rare but convincing villainous role and much more.

We also offer a forensic breakdown of the plot, brainstorm some drinking games, pitch some sequel ideas and check in with our listeners for their reaction. If you're a fan of the original, you won't want to miss this! 

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Beyond The Box Set is a podcast dedicated to exploring the unexamined plot strands of classic standalone movies. Each week we take a look back at a one-off screen classic and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen.

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00.00: Pfeiffer and Ford clearly have a very healthy sex life

39.55: What Lies Beneath Drinking Games

48.00: What Lies Beneath sequel pitches

1.07.35: Listener Submissions & Episode 190 Preview

The Frighteners 2: Female Trouble

The Frighteners 2: Female Trouble

October 19, 2020

As our Halloween mini-season continues, we welcome back one of our favourite returning guests, the fabulous Phil Better. Having introduced us to the wonders of Wolf back in 2018, he returns this week to discuss Peter Jackson's cult 1996 horror comedy The Frighteners. 

A crucial stepping stone between Jackson's early video nasties and his blockbusting Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Frighteners is a witty, if slightly over-stuffed, horror comedy starring Michael J Fox as a psychic con-man who becomes embroiled in a very real spate of paranormal murders. 

In this week's episode, we break down the plot and discuss special effects, sassy ghosts, the scenery-chewing mom from E.T. and much more, plus drinking games, listener submissions, sequel pitches and much more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Every week, we review a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe for a new episode every Monday morning, and please consider leaving a review on your preferred podcatcher. You can also support us on Patreon for as little as $2 per month to access a range of incentives including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a 30 second ad slot on the main show and much more. 

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00.00: Wigs and plot holes

30.00: The Frighteners Drinking Games

41.10: The Frighteners sequel pitches

1.00.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 189 Preview

 
Ghost 2: Medium Rare

Ghost 2: Medium Rare

October 12, 2020

When we decided to dedicate this year's Halloween season to supernatural movies, Ghost was always an essential. One of the most iconic movies of its era, it won Whoopi Goldberg a long-overdue Oscar and took in over $500 million at the global box office - not to mention sending sales of home pottery stations soaring. 

In this week's episode we break it all down - from Whoopi's scene-stealing turn as phoney psychic Oda Mae Brown to Patrick Swayze's truly incredible face-acting, plus our regular features including drinking games, listener reactions and sequel pitches

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic movie from the past and attempt to pitch a modern-day sequel to bring them back to the big screen. We've been praised by The Guardian, Apple Podcasts, Podbean and many other podcast platfoms. Join us on all good podcatchers to join the conversation...

If you enjoy the episode, don't forget to subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Friday morning - and please consider leaving us a review on your podcatcher of choice. It genuinely does help us to attract new listeners!

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00.00: Gratuitous abs and questionable acting 

5335.: Ghost Drinking Games

1.02.20: Ghost sequel pitches

1.22.55: Listener Submissions & Episode 188 Preview

Beetlejuice 2: A Deal With The Devil

Beetlejuice 2: A Deal With The Devil

October 4, 2020

It's October, which means it's time for another Halloween season! We've already covered Witches, Vampires and Werewolves, so this year we're dedicating the month to ghost movies! First up, one of Tim Burton's early classics - Beetlejuice.

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on creature features, crazy costumes and the glory of Catherine O'Hara, as we break down the plot and pitch some sequel pitches to give the iconic 'bio-exorcist' his long overdue revival...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic movie from days of yore and attempt to pitch a modern-day sequel to bring them back to the big screen. Our creative twist on the classic movie podcast format has seen us win praise from The Guardian, Apple Podcasts, Podbean and many other publications. Check us out now on all good podcatchers to join the conversation...

If you enjoy the episode, don't forget to subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Friday morning - and please consider leaving us a review on your podcatcher of choice. It genuinely does help us to attract new listeners!

You can also support us on our Patreon channel to gain access to a wide variety of special incentives, including extended episodes, a weekly bonus show, crossover opportunities, a regular promo-slot and much more - all for as little as $2 per month!

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00.00: Catherine O'Hara is a G-D treasure... 

28.45: Beetlejuice Drinking Games

37.30: Beetlejuice sequel pitches

59.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 187 Preview

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

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. 

If you enjoy the show, please consider hitting subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning - and don't forget to leave us a review on your podcaster of choice - it really helps us to attract new listeners!

If you really want to get closer to the show, we also offer a range of bonus incentives for as little as $2 per month over on our Patreon page - including extended episodes, bonus shows, crossover opportunities and much more.

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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

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