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See You Yesterday

See You Yesterday

June 22, 2020

With a plot that features striking parallels to the tragic recent events that sparked the global Black Lives Matter protests, we were initially concerned that See You Yesterday might prove to be too bleak for us to talk about humorously. Thankfully, the debut feature from writer-director Stefon Bristol is as charming and entertaining as it is thought provoking, offering a thoroughly modern take on the well-worn 'teens discover time travel' trope. 

 

Initially filmed as a short, which fortuitously fell into the hands of producer Spike Lee, See You Yesterday stars Eden Duncan-Smith and Danté Crichlow as a pair of New York youths with a passion for engineering, who improbably invent a working time machine for a high school project. Being teenagers, they immediately use their new-found powers to spy on their past selves and hurl slushies at an obnoxious ex-boyfriend - until tragedy strikes and the film takes a powerful turn. 

To say much more would be to spoil things, but suffice to say we both highly recommend this movie - which is available for streaming right now on Netflix. On this week's podcast, we break down the plot, brainstorm some drinking games and attempt to work the intentionally ambiguous ending into some sequel pitches.

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Normally, this is the place where we'd flog our Patreon page and ask for some reviews - but given the subject matter of this film and the moment of history we're currently living through, that doesn't feel quite appropriate. Instead, we'd like to strongly encourage you to donate to some BLM charities, do some learning, make your voice heard - or just make a point of watching a few more films by directors who aren't white men. 

If you're interested in the former, here are some very good foundations who are well worth your support:

https://www.stophateuk.org/

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

https://www.ukblackpride.org.uk/ukbp-donate

https://www.gofundme.com/f/5mfzcp-black-girls-camping-trip

Thank you

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00.00: John is still bitter about missing the BitCoin boat

32.35: See You Yesterday Drinking Games

41.55: See You Yesterday: Rise of Justice Girl

52.30: See You Yesterday 2: See Me Tomorrow

1.03.35: Episode 172 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Groundhog Show

The Groundhog Show

June 8, 2020

In the current climate, every day can feel like a repeat. So we're kicking off a season dedicated to the feeling of perpetual deja vu - beginning with the Bill Murray classic that inspired the genre. Join us as we discuss manifest destiny, horrible 90s clothes and time warp logistics as we pitch sequels for Groundhog Day!

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Each and every week on Beyond The Box Set, we compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring classic one-off movies back to the big screen. We've been rated as a binge-worthy listen by Apple Podcasts, recommended a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian and we've achieved five-star reviews from hundreds of global listeners. 

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00.00: What exactly is a Groundhog?

34.15: Groundhog Day Drinking Games

42.40: A Very Groundhog Christmas

58.20: The Groundhog Show

1.11.10: Episode 170 Preview & Listener Submissions

Adaptation 2: Ideation

Adaptation 2: Ideation

June 1, 2020

The twisted headspace of Charlie Kauffman and Spike Jonze is our destination for this week, as we look back on the brilliant meta-comedy Adaptation, featuring a remarkably restrained dual performance from Nicholas Cage.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on sibling rivalry, the joy of trippy Meryl, the crocodile moment and much more, plus drinking games, listener reviews and our fantasy sequel pitches!

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Here at Beyond the Box Set, we're putting a creative twist on the movie podcast format. Each week, we watch a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. It may not be perfection, but it's a lot of fun - and we might even change the way you look at your favourite movie!

If you enjoy this episode please hit subscribe for a new instalment of the show every Monday morning, totally free and direct to your podcast feed. You can also show us some support on Patreon.com, where we offer a wide variety of incentives including extended episodes, a weekly bonus show, a regular promo slot to promote anything you like (within reason) and much more - all for as little as $2 per month. 

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00.00: Harry reckons his version of this movie would've been better...

37.55: Adaptation Drinking Games

44.20: Adapting The King

57.50: Adaptation 2: Ideation

1.06.45: Episode 169 Preview & Listener Submissions

Ed Wood: The Softcore Years

Ed Wood: The Softcore Years

May 19, 2020

An avowed lover of classic horror and campy 50s B-movies, it's difficult to imagine anybody but Tim Burton pulling off an Ed Wood biopic. Released at the height of his early 90s powers - directly between The Nightmare Before Christmas and Mars Attacks! - the film makes the inspired choice to celebrate Wood's spirit and sincere love of filmmaking, rather than sneer at his directorial shortcomings.

The film also features a career-best performance from Johnny Depp in the title role, with sterling support from Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray and Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of faded horror icon Bela Lugosi. 

In this week's podcast, we take a closer look at the real-life Ed Wood's career after he wrapped on the infamous Plan Nine from Outer Space. His filmmaking career continued, though it's probably safe to say there's a reason why his later films aren't quite as well-known...

We also discuss our thoughts on Burton's interpretation of the Ed Wood story, pitch some movie drinking games and check in with our regular listeners to see what creative elevator sequel pitches they managed to come up with. Are any of them worthy of the Ed Wood seal of approval? Tune in to find out...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Each week, we review a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. Think of it as putting a fresh twist on some old favourites... and please don't call in the lawyers - it's all just for fun! 

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode direct to your inbox every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a positive review on your preferred podcatcher - it really does help us to reach new listeners. 

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00.00: Remember when Johnny Depp wasn't annoying? 

18.15: Ed Wood Drinking Games

27.38: Necromania! Revenge of the Virgins... and other Ed Wood classics

50.00: Episode 167 Preview & Listener Submissions

Get Out… and Stay Out!

Get Out… and Stay Out!

April 13, 2020

An Oscar-winning instant horror classic with genuine substance behind the scares, Jordan Peele's Get Out was an obvious pick for our self-isolation inspired 'feeling trapped' mini-season. 

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on white cringe, suspiciously high-velocity deer, the logistics of being a blind art critic, the glory of Rod and more, plus our regular features including drinking games, listener submissions and fantasy sequel pitches!

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Beyond The Box Set is a tribute to standalone cinema with a creative twist. Each week, we take a look back at a notable one-off movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. We've recorded over 160 episodes, so find a film you love and dive in to discover a new twist on some old favourites...

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode direct to your inbox every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a positive review on your preferred podcatcher - it really does help us to expand our listenership.

We also offer a wide range of incentives for dedicated listeners over on Patreon - including extended episodes, bonus shows, promo slots, crossover opportunities and much more - all for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Otherwise known as 'Ironic Foreshadowing: The Movie'

42.35: Get Out Drinking Games

48.40: Get Out, Girl! 

58.55: Get Out 2: Get In With The In Crowd 

1.15.30: Episode 162 Preview & Listener Submissions

 

Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

March 7, 2020

In this week's super-sized edition of Beyond The Box Set, special guest Finn Ross Russell joins us to discuss a movie very close to his heart - Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. 

Tune in to hear our thoughts on tween marriage, luckless dogs, Ed Norton's shorts game and more, plus drinking games, listener submissions and three very different sequel pitches...

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas for classic standalone movies. Over the past three years, we've been rated as a binge-worthy listen by Apple Podcasts, recommended a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian and discussed over 150 movies - and counting!

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00.00: John's most shameful camping moment

53.00: Moonrise Kingdom Drinking Games

1.02.08: Moonrise Monarchy

1.17.10: Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

1.41.00: Hunt for Moonrise Kingdom

1.57.00: Episode 157 Preview & Listener Submissions

Out of Sight 2: The Buddy System

Out of Sight 2: The Buddy System

February 24, 2020

The dust may have settled on this year's Oscar drama, but we're still not ready to let go of J.Lo's outrageous snub in Best Supporting Actress. So this week, we're going all the way back to one of most acclaimed breakout performances in 1998's steamy thriller Out of Sight.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on car boot meet cutes, Goldfish rights, George Clooney's questionable bank robbing strategy and more, plus drinking games, listener submissions and of course sequel pitches! 

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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 ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back onto the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning and please consider leaving a rating or review on your preferred podcatcher. You can also gain access to a range of incentives - including bonus shows, extended episodes, a 30 second ad slot and opportunities to choose the films we discuss in the future - by supporting us for as little as $2 per month on Patreon. 

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00.00: Harry has some things to say...

41.50: Out of Sight Drinking Games

45.15: Out of Sight 2: Out of Office

58.25: Out of Sight 2: The Buddy System

1.09.40: Episode 155 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

February 19, 2020

With all due respect to Glenn Close, Olivia Colman's surprise Best Actress win was one of the clear highlights of last year's Oscars. So, as the dust settles on this year's ceremony, we decided to revisit the film that made it all possible - Yorgos Lanthimos' delightfully odd historical romp The Favourite.

Tune in for our thoughts on tantrums, tiaras, towering wigs and much more as we pitch sequel ideas fit for a queen. 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas for classic standalone movies. We've been rated as a binge-worthy listen by Apple Podcasts, recommended a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian and we've achieved five-star reviews from over 150 global listeners. 

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00.00: How many royals can Harry name?

22.00: The Favourite Drinking Games

30.45: The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

50.10: The Second Favourite

1.04.20: Episode 154 Preview & Listener Submissions

Pixar’s Up 2 The Stars

Pixar’s Up 2 The Stars

January 10, 2020

As long-time listeners may know, we've established a little tradition here at Beyond The Box Set, in which we ease our way into a new year with an animated classic. So grab the Kleenex and join us for an emotional look back at Pixar's heart-warming Up...

In this week's podcast, we discuss Pixar's most tragic moments, the potentially age-defying qualities of Paradise Falls, Harry's surprising hidden passion for monkey bars and much more. All that, plus the usual drinking games, listener submissions and of course our sequel ideas. Whether you're a first-timer or a long-time listener, thanks for joining us on our 2020 adventure by tuning in!

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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 ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back onto the big screen. We're about to embark on our fourth year of this crazy ride, and we're just getting started...

If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning and please consider leaving a rating or review on your preferred podcatcher. You can also gain access to a range of incentives - including bonus shows, extended episodes, a 30 second ad slot and opportunities to choose the films we discuss in the future - by supporting us for as little as $2 per month on Patreon. 

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00.00: Mr Fredricksen is a cold-blooded murderer...

22.20: Pixar's Up Drinking Games

28.00: Pixar's Up 2 The Stars

37.20: Pixar's Up 2: Isle of Dogs

50.00: Episode 150 Preview & Listener Submissions

Christmas With The Kranks 2: Ripping off The Kranks

Christmas With The Kranks 2: Ripping off The Kranks

December 27, 2019

For our final festive selection of 2019, our Patreon supporters have inflicted a real turkey on us. Released in 2004, Christmas With The Kranks is a dire yuletide comedy in which wealthy boomers Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis battle an insane horde of Santa obsessives while attempting to skip out on the Holiday season for a year. If that sounds like a fun premise, trust us, we're over-selling it...

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on feline cruelty, out-of-place cancer sub-plots and a level of unexamined privilige and flagrant over-spending that makes The Holiday look like a Ken Loach movie...

As always, we've also got drinking games, listener submissions and our own sequel ideas to give this cinematic lump of coal some kind of redemptive quality. The perfect antidote to Festive fatigue!

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring classic one-off movies back to the big screen. We've been rated as a binge-worthy listen by Apple Podcasts, recommended a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian and we've achieved five-star reviews from over 150 global listeners. 

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 our audience and improve our visibility. 

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00.00: How is this family so wealthy when Jamie Lee Curtis never seems to work? 

26.10: Christmas With The Kranks Drinking Games

32.10: A Kranky Toys Christmas Story

43.50: Christmas With The Kranks 2: Ripping Off The Kranks

51.55: Episode 149 Preview & Listener Submissions