Beyond The Box Set
The Holiday 2: Daddy Issues

The Holiday 2: Daddy Issues

December 6, 2019

Like a warm plate of Christmas Fettuccine, The Holiday may not be the most nutritious festive treat on the market, but damn if it doesn't hit the spot, despite our best efforts at maintaining our cynicism...

Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black, Nancy Meyers' Atlantic-straddling hit exists in that strange Rom-Com fantasy world where money is no object, every house is either a beautifully isolated British cottage or a lavish L.A. mansion decorated with actual chandeliers and flying across the world at the drop of a hat requires no forward planning or adjustment of work/social schedules. 

In other words, it should be completely insufferable, but by some Christmas miracle we both found ourselves irresistibly drawn in. Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on dodgy British geography, the eerie physical perfection of Jude Law, knitwear porn and much more. 

-----

Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Mainstream acclaim includes a front page feature on Apple Podcasts and being recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and consider leaving us a rating or review - it really helps us to build out audience and improve our visibility. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

00.00: White Privilige: The Christmas Movie! 

22.50: The Holiday Drinking Games

27.15: The Holiday: A Children's Story

36.50: The Holiday 2: Daddy Issues

49.34: Episode 146 Preview & Listener Submissions

Bridesmaids 2: Maid of Honor

Bridesmaids 2: Maid of Honor

November 29, 2019

In a strange quirk of podcast timing, Harry found himself forced to watch three romantic comedies in as many days the week we recorded this episode. Will this have any bearing on his reaction to Bridesmaids, the Oscar-nominated 2011 smash from Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo? 

Tune into this week's edition of Beyond The Box Set to hear our thoughts on rom-com fatigue, unsupportive friends, swearing at teenagers, the comedy powerhouse that is Melissa McCarthy and much more, plus drinking games, sequel pitches and all the other regular features. You know the drill. 

-----

Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Mainstream acclaim includes a front page feature on Apple Podcasts and being recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and consider leaving us a rating or review - it really helps us to build out audience and improve our visibility. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

00.00: Maya Rudolph's wedding was a complete shitshow

48.25: The Terminal Drinking Games

55.40: Bridesmaids 2: Maid of Honor

1.06.40: Bridesmaids 2: Rita & Becca's Lesbian Road Trip

1.16.00: Episode 145 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Terminal 2: Escape From Krakozhia

The Terminal 2: Escape From Krakozhia

November 22, 2019

Tom Hanks has starred in five movies directed by Steven Spielberg to date. Of those five, The Terminal is arguably the least-loved. Not only did it gross a modest (by Spielberg/Hanks standards) $77 million at the US box office, it is also the only one of their collaborations to secure zero Oscar nominations. 

Does this black sheep of their creative partnership deserve to languish in relative obscurity, or is it due for some timely re-evaluation? In this week's episode, we decided to find out - with mixed results all round. 

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on unnecessary sub-plots, a tragic waste of Catherine Zeta Jones, a mind-boggling romance with Zoë Saldana and why we feel Spielberg films are often critic-proof. We also pull together some drinking games, share some reactions to this film from our listeners and of course pitch our sequel ideas to bring The Terminal back to the big screen. 

-----

Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Mainstream acclaim includes a front page feature on Apple Podcasts and being recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and consider leaving us a rating or review - it really helps us to build out audience and improve our visibility. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

00.00: A Tragic Death in the Family

56.20: The Terminal Drinking Games

1.07.20: The Terminal 2: Escape From Krakozhia

1.23.40: The Terminal 2: Illegal Aliens

1.32.45: Episode 144 Preview & Listener Submissions

 

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

November 15, 2019

With winter rapidly drawing in, a chilly thriller set in the frozen climes of the American Midwest seemed like an appropriate choice for this week's episode. Released in 1996, Fargo is one of the Coen Brothers' most beloved movies, and one of the most acclaimed and influential pictures of its time. 

On this week's episode, we discuss breaking our only rule - yes, we're aware of the TV show - iconic accent work, Gunderson relationship goals, the endless joy of watching Steve Buscemi take physical and verbal abuse, and much more...

We also brainstorm some Fargo drinking games and pitch some sequel ideas to find out what the survivors of the original film might be up to 25 years later. Is it worth a listen? Yer darn tootin'! 

-----

Beyond The Box Set is an acclaimed movie podcast that takes classic standalone movies and imagines sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured on the front page of Apple Podcasts and recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. So that's nice. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and consider leaving us a rating or review - it really helps us to build out audience and improve our visibility. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

00.00: We will not be attempting the accent...

38.15: Fargo Drinking Games

47.45: Fargo 2: Too Far Gone 

59.40: Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

1.09.15: Episode 143 Preview & Listener Submissions

Fight Club 2: Rom Com Collective

Fight Club 2: Rom Com Collective

November 8, 2019

A controversial cult hit with the most famous first rule in cinema history, David Fincher's Fight Club is one of the defining movies of its era. But does this hyper-violent satire of 90s masculinity have more to offer than a memorable twist in the cold light of 2019?

In this week's podcast, we discuss the trouble with Fight Club's very straight, very white, very male point of view, the bullshit philosophies of Tyler Durden, Helena Bonham Carter's fabulous smoking aesthetic and much more, before pitching our drinking games and fantasy sequel concepts...

-----

Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast in which each week, we take a look back at a classic standalone film and challenge ourselves to pitch sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and consider leaving us a rating or review - it really helps us to reach the ears of new listeners. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

00.00: Straight guy feelings and why there's nothing wrong with wanting a nice sofa...

42.45: Fight Club Drinking Games

53.45: Fight Club 2: Rom Com Collective

1.05.30: Bitch Club 

1.1900: Episode 142 Preview & Listener Submissions

Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties (feat. The Contrarians)

Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties (feat. The Contrarians)

November 1, 2019

Our Vampire season concludes with a chilly Nordic noir about a young Swedish boy who falls in love with a child vampire. Julio from The Contrarians Podcast joins us to talk Stockholm syndrome, incompetent serial killers, CGI cat attacks and more as we pitch sequels for Let The Right One In

Released in 2008, Let The Right One In was directed by Tomas Alfredson and adapted from the bestselling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It was also remade for American audiences in 2010 as Let Me In, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Both versions are very good, but the prospect of forcing Harry to sit through two hours of Swedish was just too tempting. Tune in to find out how he fared...

-----

Beyond The Box Set is a popular movie podcast in which each week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and challenge ourselves to pitch sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and consider leaving us a rating or review - it really helps us to reach the ears of new listeners. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

00.00: Whoops! My Best Friend's a Vampire!

52.10: Let The Right One In Drinking Games

1.10.40: Let The Right One In 2: Let The Good One Out

1.21.00: Keep The Wrong One Out

1.34.30: Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties

1.44.35: Episode 141 Preview & Listener Submissions

Vampire’s Kiss 2: Uncaged

Vampire’s Kiss 2: Uncaged

October 25, 2019

Nicholas Cage suffers delusions of Vampirism in the insane dark 80s comedy Vampire's Kiss. Now most famous for birthing that meme, the entire movie is a campy, unhinged delight that truly has to be seen to be believed. And yet... we were left feeling that maybe it's actually legitimately good? 

Check out our full thoughts on the Cage phenomena, incompetent psychiatrists, hostile work environments and much much more in this week's episode...

-----

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 take a creative crack at...

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. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

00.00: Inexplicable accent work and loooooong vowel sounds

50.45: Vampire's Kiss Drinking Games

1.00.15: Vampire's French Kiss

1.13.45: Vampire's Kiss 2: Uncaged 

1.20.50: Episode 140 Preview & Listener Submissions

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...

-----

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.  

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 build our audience. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

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 139 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...

-----

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...

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 grow our audience. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

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...

-----

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). 

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. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

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