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Episode 200 | Titanic Revisited

Episode 200 | Titanic Revisited

January 18, 2021

For our 200th episode spectacular, we're going back to where it all began! Join us as we revisit the first movie we ever covered on this podcast - James Cameron's epic romance Titanic. 

Four years after our last viewing, does one of the most popular but divisive movies of all time still hold up - and more importantly, do our sequel pitches? Tune in to find out...

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we watch 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 this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Beyond The Box Set is a Titanic Stan Podcast

1.26.45: Titanic Drinking Games

1.32.05 Titanic sequel pitches

2.12.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 201 Preview

A Bug’s Life 2: Curse of the Zombees

A Bug’s Life 2: Curse of the Zombees

January 11, 2021

It's been a stressful few weeks, so for our first new episode of 2021 we decided to ease our way into the new year with a Pixar animated classic. Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on A Bug's Life, including drinking games, sequel pitches, what really went down between Pixar and Dreamworks over the Antz controversy and much more!

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we watch 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 this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Julia Louis Dreyfuss is a hard name to say quickly...

25.50: A Bug's Life Drinking Games

33.15: A Bug's Life sequel pitches

56.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 200 Preview

 
BONUS | Year End Review - The Films of 2020

BONUS | Year End Review - The Films of 2020

December 31, 2020

It's time to say goodbye to the hell year that was 2020 - but before we go, we're taking one final look back at the films we watched this year.

Cinemas may have closed, but we still managed to seek out a fair few new releases this year, from the Oscar class of 2019 to the increasingly ambitious efforts from Netflix, Disney+ and other dominant streaming platforms.

Tune in to hear out thoughts on everything we saw together, and apart, over the past twelve months. As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for staying with us - we look forward to another year of classic movies and ill-advised sequels in 2021. 

See you on the other side! 

Tokyo Godfathers 2: Dreaming Machine

Tokyo Godfathers 2: Dreaming Machine

December 28, 2020

Christmas may be over, but we've got one last festive movie for you! Friend of the podcast Nathaniel returns to the show with Tokyo Godfathers, a classic slice of Japanese animation from the legendary director Satoshi Kon.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on cartoons for adults, babies in peril, self-inflicted hit & runs and much more, as we break down the plot, brainstorm some drinking games and pitch our sequel ideas!

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we watch 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 this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Why this cartoon is decidedly not for children...

48.30: Tokyo Godfathers Drinking Games

55.35: Tokyo Godfathers sequel pitches

1.20.55: Listener Submissions & Episode 199 Preview

Winter’s Tale 2: A Henchman’s Tale

Winter’s Tale 2: A Henchman’s Tale

December 21, 2020

When Martin Scorsese declares your movie's plot to be 'unfilmable', it's generally not a good sign. So it was with Winters Tale' - a well regarded 1983 novel that turned out to be a truly disastrous 2014 movie.

In this week's podcast, we break down one of the most bizarre big screen follies we've ever encountered - from the impenetrable back story, to Russell Crowe's ludicrous Irish accent to Colin Farrell's ever-changing hairstyle and a bewildering cameo from Will Smith. 

Along the way, we'll also brainstorm some drinking games, check in with out listeners and pitch some sequel concepts that should absolutely never be considered in real life. All in a week's work, in other words!

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Every week, your intrepid hosts (us) watch a classic slice of standalone cinema, then compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you like this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Seriously, is Russell Crowe OK? 

59.15: Winter's Tale Drinking Games

1.08.25: Winter's Tale sequel pitches

1.25.40: Listener Submissions & Episode 198 Preview

In Bruges 2: In Brugatory

In Bruges 2: In Brugatory

December 14, 2020

Our season of not-quite-Christmas movies continues with a sharp uptick in quality, courtesy of Martin McDonagh's 2008 black comedy In Bruges. 

This is a first-time viewing experience for John, while Harry watched the film shortly after visiting the city as part of his 2016 inter-railing trip around Europe. Is it really the tedious hell-hole Colin Farrell perceives it as to be? Tune in to find out as we break down our reactions to the movie and attempt to pitch some sequel ideas!

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Colin Farrell finally justifies his celebrity

1.04.40: In Bruges Drinking Games

1.14.50: In Bruges sequel pitches

1.33.10: Listener Submissions & Episode 197 Preview

Reindeer Games 2: Away In a Manger

Reindeer Games 2: Away In a Manger

December 7, 2020

Our alternative festive season continues this week with Reindeer Games, a bizarre attempt to put a festive twist on a Tarantino-style crime thriller. 

Released in February 2000 to terrible reviews and negligible box office, the film stars Ben Affleck as Rudi, an ex-con who poses as his deceased former cellmate in order to win the heart of a lonely woman played by Charlize Theron. However, he quickly regrets his deception when he's dragged into a complex criminal plot to stage a heist at a local casino. 

In this week's episode, we discuss overly complex plot mechanics, bizarrely shoehorned-in Christmas references, disturbing kissing technique and much more. As always, we also throw in some drinking games, catch up with our listeners and pitch some improbable sequel ideas!

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

00.00 Let It Snow is a really weird soundbed for a sex scene

48.10 Reindeer Games Drinking Games

54.15 Reindeer Games Sequel Pitches

01.11.55 Listener Submissions and Episode 196 Preview

Black Christmas 2: The Man With The Bag

Black Christmas 2: The Man With The Bag

November 30, 2020

'Tis the season to be... jolly? In the spirit of our complicated feeling about Yuletide 2020, we're kicking off this year's Festive mini-season in a slightly darker mood than usual. Enter cult seventies slasher Black Christmas...

Credited by some with essentially inspiring the teen slasher genre, thanks to its influence on the subsequent Halloween franchise and all that followed, Black Christmas is notable for a smarter script and higher quality performances than most horror fare - not to mention one of the most sinister endings ever committed to film. 

In this week's podcast we discuss the joy of Margot Kidder, Olivia Hussey's improbably plummy English accent, the iconic Sherry-swigging landlady and much more. As always, we also check in with our listeners, brainstorm some drinking games and pitch some seriously twisted sequel ideas!

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we revisit a classic standalone movie from cinema history, and attempt to pitch the silliest sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. It's movie podcasting with a creative twist, and we're still going strong after almost 200 episodes...

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00.00 Often Inebriated Barb is pure Festive goals 

51.30 Black Christmas Drinking Games

57.15 Black Christmas Sequel Pitches

1.19.00 Listener Submissions and Episode 195 Preview

As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

November 23, 2020

Back in 1997, Titanic broke records, L.A. Confidential was the critics choice and Good Will Hunting was the feel-good underdog success story - but it was As Good As It Gets that snuck past them all to take home both of the lead acting Oscars at the following year's ceremony. 

In this week's podcast, we discuss the Academy's love of a middlebrow love story, the ineffable allure of Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt's Hollywood moment and much more, as we break down the film and pitch some sequels!

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

If you like the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to gain access to a variety of incentives including a regular bonus show, extended episodes, crossover opportunities, a regular ad slot on the main show and much more, all for as little as $2 per month. 

00.00 Theory: Helen Hunt is a secret racist 

50.45 As Good As It Gets Drinking Games

1.05.20 As Good As It Gets Sequel Pitches

1.24.35 Listener Submissions and Episode 194 Preview

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!

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. If you really, really like us, you could also leave us a review on your preferred podcasting app, or sign up to our Patreon to access exclusive content including a regular bonus show, extended episodes, a promo slot on our main feed and much more, all for as little as $2 per month. 

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

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