Beyond The Box Set
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. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, and leave us a rating and review to help us spread the word to a wider audience. We really appreciate it, so let us know and we might even give you a little shout-out!

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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

Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell (feat. Chris Scott)

Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell (feat. Chris Scott)

June 28, 2019

For the second time this month, our disaster movie season lands on the bizarre latter-day career choices of Nicholas Cage. Based on a bestselling Christian book series, 2014's Left Behind is a low-budget, shoddily made train wreck that not even Jesus could save from box office oblivion. 

With the help of our special guest Chris Scott from the Ask Karen podcast, we spend this week's episode discussing important spiritual matters such as Nicholas Cage's alarming headpiece, the suspiciously porn star-sounding character names, dwarf kicking, air hostess slut shaming and much more. 

Along the way we also have the usual collection of drinking games - and trust us, you'll need it for this one - listener submissions and of course, sequel pitches! Given that this movie was intended to kickstart a nine-part franchise, theoretically we should have plenty to work with. You'll have to tune in to discover just how that turned out...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured in The Guardian as a 'Podcast of the Week' and recommended as a 'Binge worthy Podcast' by Apple. 

We upload a new episode every Friday morning so please hit subscribe on your preferred podcasting app to stay up to date. While you're there, please take the time to rate or review us, it really does help us to attract new listeners and keep the show alive. 

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00.00: The secret to reversing a box office flop? SEO...

37.35: Left Behind Drinking Games

48.20: Left Behind 2: Snapped Away

59.30: Left Behind 2: Left Behind The Times

1.06.00: Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell

1.17.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 123 Preview

 

Clueless 2: High School Reunion

Clueless 2: High School Reunion

May 17, 2019

Deceptively smart and, like, totally quotable, Amy Heckerling's Clueless redefined the High School comedy genre in the mid 90s, paving the way for the likes of Mean Girls and Easy A. In this week's episode, returning guest Louise Ball joins us this week to pitch some totally bitchin' sequels...

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on insane 90s fashion, Tai's questionable past, Christian's possible future as a serial killer and whether or not it's creepy to date your non-biological stepbrother. 

We also put together some frat party-friendly Clueless drinking games, essentially quote 90% of the dialogue and attempt to imagine what Cher, Dionne, Josh and the gang might be up to in 2019...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we discuss a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

We're proud to have been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so subscribe for free to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a founding member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

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00.00: Ode to a virgin who can't drive 

33.00: Clueless Drinking Games

43.00: Clueless 2: Cher & Dionne's High School Reunion 

57.25: Clueless 2: How Cher Got Her Groove Back 

1.06.50: Clueless 101

1.15.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 117 Preview

The Devil Wears Prada 2: Revenge Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada 2: Revenge Wears Prada

May 9, 2019

As an icy fashion queen who definitely isn't Anna Wintour, Meryl Streep delivers one of the most iconic performances of her career in The Devil Wears Prada. But could she ever be convinced to revisit the role?

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Lauren Weisberger, The Devil Wears Prada stars Anne Hathaway as an aspiring journalist who gets a crash course in the fashion industry while working as an assistant for fearsome magazine editor Miranda Priestley (Streep). The film was a surprise smash hit on release in 2003, grossing over $300 million worldwide and helping to introduce Streep to a new generation of moviegoers. 

On this week's podcast, we discuss Emily Blunt's aggressive eye shadow, Anne Hathaway's superhuman speed, Stanley Tucci typecasting himself for life and more. After some good old fashioned drinking games, we move briskly on to pitching our own fantasy sequel ideas.

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we discuss a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

We're proud to have been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so subscribe for free to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a founding member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

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00.00: Emily Blunt would make an excellent super-villain 

28.30: The Devil Wears Prada Drinking Games

35.30: Revenge Wears Prada

45.55: The Devil Wears Prada 2: Devil's Daughter

54.55 Listener Submissions & Episode 116 Preview

Mars Attacks 2: Cat Women From Venus!

Mars Attacks 2: Cat Women From Venus!

April 25, 2019

After our Dangerous Liaisons disaster last week, we clearly needed a change of pace to keep this Glenn Close mini-series on the rails. Enter Mars Attacks! - Tim Burton's campy love letter to 50s B-movies, and a very different role for our current featured actress. 

Mars Attacks! unites an impressive ensemble of 90s A-listers who prove more than willing to embrace the silliness - from Jack Nicholson as an opportunistic US President to Sarah Jessica Parker as a ditzy journalist who undergoes a startling canine transformation. 

The real stars of the show are Burton's Martians, though. Delightfully vindictive and with no obvious motive beyond causing chaos and destruction, these little green monsters are movie villains for the ages - which makes it a shame that this movie turned out to be a one off. Could our sequel pitches inspire a long overdue revival? One thing's for sure, it couldn't be any worse than Burton's recent Dumbo remake...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we feature a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas we can think of to bring them back to the big screen. 

Our show has been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so subscribe for free to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

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00.00: Annette Bening's 90s Madonna Vibes

30.40: Mars Attacks! Drinking Games

38.00: Mars Attacks 2: Attack on Mars!

48.45: Mars Attacks 2: Cat Women From Venus!  

1.00.00 Listener Submissions & Episode 114 Preview

Dangerous Liaisons: Children of the Revolution

Dangerous Liaisons: Children of the Revolution

April 18, 2019

Our Glenn Close mini-season - which we're now dubbing 'Close Encounters of the Glenn Kind' - continues with an episode dedicated to Dangerous Liaisons, in which the actress gives one of her most memorably villainous performances as the scheming aristocrat Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil. 

Directed by Stephen Frears and co-starring John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman, Dangerous Liaisons has it all - intrigue, seduction and many, many wigs. In other words, it should be a perfect Beyond The Box Set movie. Unfortunately, one of us didn't quite end up seeing things that way...

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on bedtime wigs, a classic distracting Keanu Reeves performance, the film's surprisingly abrupt ending and much more, plus drinking games and of course, our sequel pitches. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie, and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

Our show has been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so subscribe for free to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

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00.00: Even worse than Yentl, apparently. 

42.50: Dangerous Liaisons Drinking Games

52.30: Dangerous Liaisons 2: Children of the Revolution

1.02.10: Dangerous Liaisons: A Re-Casting Extravaganza 

1.24.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 113 Preview

Being Benjamin Button

Being Benjamin Button

April 4, 2019

Over the course of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a man lives an entire lifetime in reverse. After sitting through the three-hour runtime, we felt like we could relate to the experience. 

Directed by David Fincher from the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a fascinating concept with a fundamentally boring character at the centre. Join us on this week's podcast as we discuss extremely variable CGI work, the intense ick-factor of the old man/little girl love story and why Tilda Swinton gave us a very British case of second-hand tea anxiety...

We also have a go at pitching some sequel ideas, including some thoughts on how other notable directors might have handled this story, and a crossover with one of our favourite camp classics from a past episode...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen.

Our show has been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so hit subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

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00.00: Every character in this movie is more interesting than Benjamin Button

52.00: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Drinking Games

1.02.40: Being Benjamin Button

1.11.45: Death Becomes Daisy 

1.22.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 111 Preview

John Carter Must Die (feat. Fake Nerd Podcast)

John Carter Must Die (feat. Fake Nerd Podcast)

March 29, 2019

John Carter of Earth? John Carter of Mars? Frankly, as far as we're concerned this unholy mess of a movie should have been called John Carter and the completely incomprehensible plot. 

Directed by Pixar legend Andrew Stanton and starring Battleship himbo Taylor Kitsch, the long gestating big screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' highly influential adventure novel was a disastrous box office bomb on release in 2012 - although it has since developed a small but vocal band of defenders. 

One of those defenders is Brandon T McClure of the Fake Nerd Podcast, who gamely joins us this week to explain his love for this movie and attempt to unpick the seriously overstuffed plot for our benefit.He also sticks around for the usual drinking games and, of course, our attempts at pitching a workable sequel - although given the financials, we wouldn't hold our breath for any of them getting green lit by a studio. Not on this planet, anyway...

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Beyond The Box Set is a successful movie podcast in which two intrepid hosts journey through the history of classic standalone cinema - then proceed to take a wrecking ball to each and every one of them with some truly ludicrous sequel pitches to bring them back to the big screen. 

Our show has been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so hit subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

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00.00: Barsoom, Helium and not-so-little Green Men...

56.10: John Carter Drinking Games

1.06.30: John Carter The Second

1.14.00: John Carter and the Gods of Mars

1.19.40: John Carter Must Die 

1.29.50 Listener Submissions & Episode 110 Preview

The Martian 2: Life On Mars?

The Martian 2: Life On Mars?

March 22, 2019

Like most moviegoers, the last couple of years have kind of soured us on the screen talents of Matt Damon. Movies like Downsizing and Suburbicon haven't exactly made the best use of his talents, to put it mildly. So revisiting The Martian was a timely reminder that he can actually be pretty damn charming when he's actually given decent material to work with.

Directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian stars Damon as Mark Watney, a dry-witted space botanist accidentally stranded on Mars during a mission. While awaiting rescue he's forced to face off against exploding potatoes, a diminishing food supply and a lot of disco music. It's a lot of fun, which is a pleasant surprise for a modern Sci-fi movie. 

Join us as we discuss key plot points such as Sean Bean's complete lack of accent effort, Jessica Chastain's questionable leadership skills and what the hell Kristen Wiig is doing in this movie. As usual, we also attempt to come up with some plausible sequel ideas to send this movie back into orbit. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, hosts Harry and John take a look at a classic standalone movie, and then compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. It's all the fun of a grim Hollywood board meeting, with more booze and sarcasm. 

Our show has been listed as a 'Podcast of The Week' by The Guardian and Podbean, and as a 'Binge-Worthy Podcast' by Apple. We release a new episode every Friday morning, so hit subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

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00.00: Jessica Chastain would kill it on Star Trek

37.35: The Martian Drinking Games

46.45: The Martian 2: Adventures In Typecasting

56.30: The Martian 2: Life On Mars?

1.07.20 Listener Submissions & Episode 109 Preview

The Dressmaker 2: The Hemsworth Curse

The Dressmaker 2: The Hemsworth Curse

March 16, 2019

We're back, you bastards! This week's episode may be arriving slightly late, but we hope the choice of movie justifies the wait. The Dressmaker is a real curio - a hilarious Australian revenge comedy/drama starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and a lot of hats, wigs and fabulous evening gowns!

If you've never seen this movie before, we strongly recommend that you seek it out before listening to this episode - it's an absolute riot, and some of the plot twists are so out-there that we'd hate to ruin them for you! But do make sure you come back, because we have a *lot* to talk about...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Every week, our two hosts watch a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. It's a journey through cinema with a dash of creativity and a healthy dose of humour.

Our show has been featured in numerous Podcast best-of lists, including The Guardian, Podbean, the Apple Store and more. Hit subscribe for a new episode every Friday morning and be sure to reach out to us on our website or on social media to keep in touch with the show. 

 

Beyond The Box Set is a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

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00.00: Hats, Golf Balls and Incongruous Age Gaps. 

35.25: The Dressmaker Drinking Games

43.45: The Dressmaker In Paris

52.35: The Dressmaker 2: The Hemsworth Curse

1.00.15 Listener Submissions & Episode 108 Preview