July 27, 2017
Everybody should have one talent. Ours is coming up with questionable sequel ideas for classic movies. This week it’s the turn of Anthony Minghella’s fiendishly gripping 1999 psycho-sexual thriller The Talented Mr Ripley, featuring Matt Damon as a murderous bisexual con artist, Jude Law in speedos and Philip Seymour Hoffman being the most Phillip Seymour Hoffman he can be…
This week on Beyond The Box Set, we flash back to this star-studded 1999 thriller and pitch our spin-off ideas, including a Tom Ripley origin story and a sequel that catches up with him in the Disco Seventies. Along the way we also discuss Cate Blanchett’s role as the ultimate gap year girl from hell and reminisce about the days before Gwyneth Paltrow forgot how to act…
Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to come up with the best, worst and most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off concepts to bring them back to the big screen. If you enjoy our show, please hit the subscribe button and leave us a review. It really helps us to pick up new listeners.
00:00 Intro – Is everybody bisexual in this movie?
19:00 Pitch One – The Talented Mr Thor
31:30 Pitch Two – The Talented Mr Ripley 2: The Disco Years
52:00 Listener Submissions & Episode 25 Preview
July 21, 2017
We’re ready to tell you our secret now. We see… a scenery-chewing Wahlberg brother, questionable plot mechanics and a lot of unnecessary exposition.
This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequels to M. Night Shyamalan’s 1999 breakthrough hit ‘The Sixth Sense’, a movie we’re pretty sure Haley Joel Osment still gets quoted at him every day.
What if Cole cashed in on his ghost-whispering abilities and became a celebrated TV medium with some very famous contacts on the other side? Or what if our favourite pint-sized psychic travelled to Westeros to attempt to reason with the famously chatty White Walkers? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this week’s podcast…
Each week on Beyond The Box Set we take a classic standalone movie and compete to come up with the best, worst and weirdest sequel, prequel and spin-off concepts to bring them back to the big screen. If you like what you hear, please hit the subscribe button and give us a review. It feeds our fragile egos and helps new listeners to find the show.
00:00 Intro – Donnie Wahlberg needs to reign it in a little…
19:10 Pitch One – The Sixth Sense 2: The Touring Dead
37:30 Pitch Two – The Sixth Sense: Icy Dead People
53:30 Listener Submissions & Episode 24 Preview
July 7, 2017
What do you get when you cross an alien body horror movie with a Parks and Recreation style mockumentary? This week on Beyond The Box Set, John and Harry revisit Neill Blomkamp’s inventive but tonally weird feature debut District 9 and imagine what the long-awaited sequel might actually look like. Prawn Swanson, anyone?
Along the way we also discuss Sharlto Copley’s incredible accent, the strange racial politics of the original movie and why we never want to make popcorn again after witnessing *that* scene.
Each week on Beyond The Box Set we take a classic standalone movie and compete to come up with the best, worst and weirdest sequel, prequel and spin-off concepts to bring them back to the big screen. If you like what you hear, please hit the subscribe button and give us a review. It really helps us out.
00:00 Intro – John thought this was a totally different film
19:50 Pitch One – District 9 2: Prawns and Recreation
40:15 Pitch Two – District 9: Prawn Origins
52:50 Listener Submissions & Episode 22 Preview
June 22, 2017
It’s time to resolve the first ever Beyond The Box Set cliffhanger this week, as Harry delivers the second half of his The Room/The Truman Show crossover sequel – with a touch of HBO’s Westworld thrown in for good measure. Along the way we also discuss John’s deep-seated aversion to Jim Carrey, Laura Linney’s eerily perfect hair and why reality TV may soon leave us all watching Z-list celebrities hunting each other for sport…
If you enjoy our fantasy sequels for Peter Weir’s 1998 reality TV satire, hit subscribe to ensure you never miss one of our episodes. Every week we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off idea to bring it back to the big screen. If you really like what we do, please consider leaving us a review. It’s great for our egos and it helps other people to find our show too. We’re not averse to trading nudes for five-star ratings.
00:00 Intro – John is allergic to Jim Carrey
16:00 Pitch One – The Truman Show 2: The UnReal World
33:30 Pitch Two – The Truman Show: Trial and Error
46:50 Listener Submissions & Episode 20 Preview
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 2, 2017
It’s sing-a-long week on Beyond The Box Set, as Harry and John pitch unfilmable sequels to the charming – yet also deeply unsettling – musical classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Along the way we discuss Caractacus Potts’ questionable parenting abilities, whether long movies should still come with intermissions and exactly what kind of weird sex stuff Baron & Baroness Bomburst were supposed to be into…
From the return of the Child Catcher – now paired with a murderous Mary Poppins impersonator – to an origin story so bleak it’d have to be directed by Lars Von Trier, if you like your family movies served with a side of surreal black comedy, download our latest episode toot suite!
00:00 Intro – This film is longer than you remember
16:50 Pitch One – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 2: Return to Vulgaria
34:50 Pitch Two – A Shitty Shitty Romance
50:15 Listener Submissions and Episode 17 Preview
May 26, 2017
This week John and Harry pitch sequel ideas to Alexander Payne’s bittersweet classic Sideways. Twelve years after the events of the original movie, has Paul Giamatti’s Miles finally made piece with Merlot? Has late in life celebrity transformed Thomas Hayden Church’s Jack into a crack-addled Hollywood train wreck? Are the characters still constantly drunk-driving with reckless abandon? The answers to all these questions and more in an extra tipsy edition of Beyond The Box Set…
00:00 Intro – Kimmy Schmidt has ruined Pinot Noir forever
18:25 Pitch One – Sideways 2: The Hangover
38:40 Pitch Two – Sideways 2: Road Rage
52:30 Listener Submissions and Episode 16 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 12, 2017
Not many people actually saw this unexpectedly sweet gay necrophiliac love story, but we liked it so much we decided to come up with some sequel ideas. Obviously Daniel Radcliffe being in it means our ideas are mostly just Harry Potter jokes, but who among us wouldn’t want to see JK Rowling’s boy who lived reimagined as a flatulent corpse?
00:00 Intro – The unlikely sweetness of farting
13:00 Pitch One – Swiss Army Man and the Voyage of the Fancy Yacht
25:30 Pitch Two – Swiss Army Man 2: Mannyquin
42:45 Listener Submissions and Episode 14 Preview
April 20, 2017
You might not remember this utterly bonkers 2006 time travel action thriller from director Tony Scott, but if you enjoy unbridled sci-fi silliness, it’s well worth a watch. This week on Beyond The Box Set, we attempt to unravel the movie’s many, many plot holes, before diving into some equally demented sequel ideas – including multiple Denzel Washingtons causing havoc in New Orleans, and a look at time travel technology in the age of the app…
00:00 Intro – Was Val Kilmer even in this movie?
15:45 Pitch One – Deja 2: Butterfly Effect
31:45 Pitch Two – Deja Vu: Deja Vu
31:00 Episode 11 Preview