June 15, 2017
You are tearing us apart, listeners! This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequels to a feature that’s more meme than movie – Tommy Wiseau’s baffling, brilliant The Room. Joined by super fan Sebastian Clark, we discuss the movie’s clear Shakespearean parallels, Lisa’s limitless capacity for evil, Denny’s major boundary issues and the character whose tragic arc brings John to tears mid-podcast.
As is the tradition, we also pitch our own sequel ideas for the film, including a Gosford Park-style period remake, a reincarnated Johnny’s quest for revenge and a surprise Westworld crossover revealing that – spoiler alert! – the cast and crew were actually robots the whole time. Which, let’s face it, would certainly explain the acting…
00:00 Intro – The most successful independent movie of all time?
13:45 Why Claudette is the true hero of this movie
25:30 Pitch One – The Room With a View
37:00 Pitch Two – The Room 2: Flowers for Denny
48:20 Pitch Three – WestRoom
54:00 Our First Cliffhanger + Episode 19 Preview
June 8, 2017
Incompetent police work, bizarre casting and death by vagina – David Fincher’s Gone Girl is a movie that makes some choices. This week on Beyond The Box Set, John and Harry wade through the plot holes to pitch sequels for one of the most insane thrillers of recent years. Join us for an unlikely riff on 1950s camp classic ‘The Bad Seed’, an Amazing Amy lifetime movie starring a steroid-pumped Elijah Wood, plus a horrifying act of fictional feline abuse that almost breaks up the podcast…
00:00 Intro – Amazing Amy’s Killer Vagina
17:45 Pitch One – Gone Girl 2: Go Girl!
34:50 Pitch Two – Gone Girl 2: Bitches Be Crazy!
55:50 Listener Submissions and Episode 18 Preview
May 19, 2017
A poignant exploration of love and the nature of memory, the romance between Joel and Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind might just be too lovely to taint with our trademark brand of silly sequel ideas. The deeply creepy central premise and side characters on the other hand…
00:00 Intro – Elijah Wood should play more sex pests
18:45 Pitch One – Eternal Winter of the Wandering Mind
35:45 Pitch Two – Eternal Moonlight of the Spotless Mind
49:40 Listener Submissions and Episode 15 Preview
May 4, 2017
This week on Beyond the Box Set, pitching sequels to Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 space epic Gravity proved to be tougher than expected. Join us as we discuss 3D vomit, intergalactic baseball and why Sandra Bullock is no match for Sigourney Weaver when it comes to tank top wearing space survivors…
00:00 Intro – Harry needs to stop killing our friends
18:05 Pitch One – Gravity 2: The Lost World
29:55 Pitch Two – Gravity 2: Down to Earth
47:20 Episode 13 Preview
February 8, 2017
An endlessly-quotable sword and sandal epic that spawned a thousand crappy imitators but strangely no direct spin-offs (yet), this week on Beyond The Box Set we’re pitching sequel ideas for Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.
Can any current Hollywood star could possibly match Russell Crowe for girth and gravitas? What if Michael Bay took over the franchise? And would this movie be as popular if it was reimagined as an all-singing, all-dancing, hyper-violent musical? These are the questions we hope to answer…
05:30 Pitch One – Gladiator! The Musical!
22:50 Pitch Two – Gladiator: Warzone
41:10 Episode Three Preview + Oscars 2017 Chat
February 1, 2017
Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference – instead of just reviewing cinema classics, we’re pitching prequel, sequel and remake ideas for the films that don’t have any.
Where better to start than with one the highest grossing movies of all time, James Cameron’s 1997 romance epic Titanic. From a direct sequel featuring a ghostly DiCaprio and more plot twists than an M Night Shyamalan movie to a stoner comedy that ends with James Franco and Jonah Hill in drag, we can guarantee these movies will never actually get made, but we’d like to think that they should be…
00:00 Intro – Establishing the ground rules
07:00 Pitch One – Titanic: A Stoner Comedy
21:20 Pitch Two – Titanic 2: A Woman’s Heart
36:50 Episode Two Preview