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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 130 Preview & Listener Submissions

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Meet The Harkers

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Meet The Harkers

October 11, 2019

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring an A-list 90s cast engaging in some highly variable accent work, Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most loyal screen adaptations ever made of the classic horror novel. As our Vampire season continues, we debate how successful the page-to-screen transition really is and attempt to pitch some sacrilegious sequels...

Tune in to hear our thoughts on Keanu Reeves wooden acting, why Gary Oldman is the perfect choice to play the flamboyant prince of darkness, Anthony Hopkins hilariously poor bedside manner as the Vampire hunter Van Helsing, plus drinking games, listener pitches and more...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and attempt to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. As it's October, we're currently engaging in our annual Halloween mini-season. This time around, we're focusing on movies about Vampires, from classic horror to modern comedy. Do you have a favourite you'd like to hear us discuss? Get in touch and let us know...

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00.00: Keanu is quite literally dead wood. 

37.45: Bram Stoker's Dracula Drinking Games

48.55: Bram Stoker's Dracula 2: Horror, Actually

1.10.00: Bram Stoker's Dracula: Meet The Harkers 

1.20.45: Episode 138 Preview & Listener Submissions

What We Do In The Shadows 2: What We Do In The Moonlight

What We Do In The Shadows 2: What We Do In The Moonlight

October 4, 2019

Four vampires navigate the eternal struggle of flat-sharing in Taika Waititi's hilarious 2014 mockumentary 'What We Do In The Shadows'. As we kick off our season of Vampire movies, does this film still retain its comedic bite?

In this week's podcast, we discuss undead etiquette, Werewolves vs Swearwolves, the legend of Stu and more, plus What We Do In The Shadows drinking games, listener pitches and of course our own fantasy sequel ideas...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic movie from the past and boldly attempt to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. Throughout October 2019, we'll be focusing exclusively on Vampire movies, so tune in for a weekly bite of classic horror and fang-tastic sequel ideas... (sorry). 

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00.00: Are you a Viago, a Vladislav, a Deacon, a Peter or a Stu? 

26.50: What We Do In The Shadows Drinking Games

38.50: What We Do In The Shadows 2: What We Do In Hollywood

49.50: What We Do In The Moonlight

59.25: Episode 137 Preview & Listener Submissions

Election 2: Becoming Tracy Flick

Election 2: Becoming Tracy Flick

September 27, 2019

A pointed political satire from Sideways director Alexander Payne, Election gave a young Reese Witherspoon the role of a lifetime as Tracy Flick, a hyper-ambitious young student who invokes the impotent rage of frustrated middle school teacher Matthew Broderick. 

Two decades on, the narrative of a highly qualified female politician being judged more for her likability than her qualification feels more relevant than ever. With that in mind, having survived Broderick's attempted sabotage in the original movie, we were interested to discover where Tracy might go next...

Find out in this week's episode, in which we also discuss 90s movie driving, lies in voiceover, why wildcard candidate Tammy might have accidentally predicted Donald Trump and more...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic movie from the past and boldly attempt to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. From Titanic to The Shawshank Redemption, Mars Attacks to Maximum Overdrive, there's nothing we won't risk spoiling forever with our creative ramblings...

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00.00: Matthew Broderick gives excellent middle-aged loser

22.55: Election Drinking Games

33.55: Election 2: Promotion

44.45: Election 2: Becoming Tracy Flick 

54.10: Episode 136 Preview & Listener Submissions

Oliver’s Orphanage of Opportunity!

Oliver’s Orphanage of Opportunity!

September 20, 2019

A spectacular Dickensian musical that traumatised multiple generations of children, Carol Reed's Oliver! is a bona fide classic... but somehow in fifty years, it's never been granted a direct sequel. 

Far be it from us to claim we can top Charles Dickens for creativity, but with the great man long dead, we're sure he won't mind us stepping into his shoes for a while. Aussie Nerd Daniel Tickner joins us to share his love of (the first half of) this movie, and to discuss important matters such as the uncomfortable sexiness of Bill Sykes, The Artful Dodger's excellent colour co-ordination and why this movie's title character kind of sucks...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic movie from the past and boldly attempt to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. From Titanic to The Shawshank Redemption, Mars Attacks to Maximum Overdrive, there's nothing we won't risk spoiling forever with our creative ramblings...

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe for a new episode every Friday morning, and don't forget to leave us a rating or a review on your preferred podcasting app - it really helps us to connect with new listeners and keep the show on the air. 

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00.00: Bill Skyes would 100% get it 

24.40: Oliver! Drinking Games

33.10: Oliver! Adventures of a Master Criminal 

40.20: Oliver meets Hamilton! 

44.50: Oliver's Orphanage of Opportunity!

53.50: Episode 135 Preview & Listener Submissions

Napoleon Dynamite’s High School Reunion

Napoleon Dynamite’s High School Reunion

September 12, 2019

A micro-budget indie comedy with no recognisable stars, Napoleon Dynamite was a surprise crossover smash in 2004. However, it was also highly divisive - and up until now, John has actively avoided watching it. Can Harry and this week's special guest convince him to overcome his prejudices, or will this movie land like a cold slab of steak to the face?

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on unlikable characters, questionable timelines, inexplicable Llamas and disgusting, disgusting food - plus our usual combination of drinking games, listener reviews and fantasy sequel pitches that attempt to imagine where Napoleon, Kip, Deb, Pedro and Uncle Rico might be today...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a notable standalone movie and attempt to pitch the perfect sequels, prequels or spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. We've scored over 50,000 downloads, been featured in The Guardian and recommended as a top TV and Film podcast by Apple. 

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00.00: Why John had no previous interest in watching this movie...

29.55: Napoleon Dynamite Drinking Games

41.00: Napoleon Dynamite's High School Reunion

50.50: Napoleon Dynamite: The College Years

55.40: House of Dynamite

1.05.40: Episode 134 Preview & Listener Submissions

 

Django & Broomhilda: Slingers Against Slavers

Django & Broomhilda: Slingers Against Slavers

September 6, 2019

Quentin Tarantino's tribute to spaghetti westerns, Django Unchained certainly packs a punch - not to mention some capital letters ACTING from an Oscar-hungry Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar-winning Christof Waltz and a barely-recognisable Samuel L. Jackson...

In this week's podcast we discuss revisionist history, Jamie Foxx's impeccable suit game, the unexpected origin of Big Daddy corp. and much more as we explore the further adventures of Django and his disappointingly passive bride. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we feature a classic standalone movie and attempt to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're currently on the front page of Apple Podcasts UK under 'Best-Selling Film Review Podcasts!' and we've been featured as a Podcast of the Week by Podbean, The Guardian and more. 

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00.00: Tarantino should really stop cameoing in his own movies...

37.05: Django Unchained Drinking Games

42.35: Hildi Unchained!

52.55: Django: Christmas Unchained

1.00.45: Episode 133 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

Misery 2: The College Years

Misery 2: The College Years

August 22, 2019

In the annals of all-time great modern horror performances, psychotic fangirl Annie Wilkes would always rank highly. Sadly that dirty bird Stephen King killer her off at the end of Misery, but if this movie taught us anything, it's that with a little light persuasion, any franchise can be subject to a creative revival...

Tune into this week's podcast for our thoughts on Kathy Bates as the proto-internet fangirl, the casting might've beens that could've seriously changed this movie and of course our reaction to that hobbling scene. All that, plus the usual mix of drinking games, listener submissions and some sequel pitches to help bring poor misunderstood Annie back from the grave. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we explore a classic standalone movie from Cinema's past. After a lighthearted rundown, we set our creative juices to work creating sequel, prequel and spin-off pitches to bring them back to the big screen. Some are plausible, some are absolute nonsense, but we always aim to offer a fresh perspective on your favourite screen gems...

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00.00: Annie Wilkes would have hated The Last Jedi...

31.45: Misery Drinking Games

44.15: Misery 2: Fan Service 

52.00: Misery: The College Years 

1.03.50: Episode 131 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Shawshank Redemption 2: Shawshank Resurrection

The Shawshank Redemption 2: Shawshank Resurrection

August 16, 2019

Thinly veiled Jesus allegory? Platonic gay love story? The greatest movie of all time? Depending on who you ask, The Shawshank Redemption could be any and all of the above. One thing everybody can agree on - this adaptation of Stephen King's short story is a very popular film, despite the fact that virtually nobody originally saw it in the cinema. 

In this week's podcast we're joined by Harry's brother Sam to discuss the mysterious appeal of Shawshank, Morgan Freeman's iconic narration, the mysterious heteronormative power of IMDB voters and much more, before subjecting this screen classic to the greatest test of all - trial by theoretical sequel! 

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Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast that puts a creative twist on your favourite movies. Each week, we take a look at a classic piece of standalone cinema and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been as a Guardian Podcast of the Week, a Podbean Recommended Podcast and you can currently find us under 'Best-selling Movie Podcasts' on Apple Podcasts. 

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00.00: IMDB's top 250 'films that straight white men like'

30.00: The Shawshank Redemption Drinking Games

44.15: The Shawshank Resurrection

56.00: The Shawshank Renaissance 

1.04.00 The Shawshank Strikes Back

1.11.45: Episode 130 Preview & Listener Submissions