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A Simple Favor 2: Single White Favor

A Simple Favor 2: Single White Favor

September 6, 2020

One of our favourite subjects here at Beyond The Box Set is a micro-genre we like to call 'Bitches be crazy' - and we've got a doozy for you this week!

Directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids and ill-advised Ghostbusters remake fame, A Simple Favor is a wacky, wig-heavy odyssey of unlikely plot twists and jaw-dropping fashion choices that was recommended to us by our podcasting cousins over at One Good Thing

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on Blake Lively's outfits, bewildering timelines, Anna Kendrick going full Lannister and much more - including drinking games, listener reviews and sequel pitches!

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00.00: No taxis after 1am in LA. 

57.00: A Simple Favor Drinking Games

1.08.35: A Simple Favor Sequel Pitches

1.29.00: Episode 183 Preview and Listener Submissions

Hancock 2: Tides of Change

Hancock 2: Tides of Change

August 23, 2020

Our Will Smith season continues with Hancock, a comic book action thriller that escaped development hell to the tune of over $550 million worldwide box office. 

In this week's episode we discuss drawn out twists, Jason Bateman's terrible business model, the evolution of flawed superheros and more, plus listener submissions, drinking games, sequel pitches and much more...

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00.00: Will Smith's explosive spunk...

44.45: I Am Legend Drinking Games

55.55: I Am Legend sequel pitches

1.12.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 181 Preview

Hitch 2: Son of a Hitch

Hitch 2: Son of a Hitch

August 9, 2020

Our Will Smith season continues with his only major rom-com hit to date, Hitch. Join us as we discuss incel behaviour, Fresh Prince flashbacks, disappearing best friends and much more - plus drinking games, sequel ideas, listener submissions and all your favourite regular features!

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00.00: Does Kevin James need medical intervention? 

42.25: Hitch Drinking Games

53.00: Hitch 2: Hitched

1.09.55: Listener Submissions & Episode 180 Preview

Wild Wild West 2: The Mild, Mild North

Wild Wild West 2: The Mild, Mild North

August 3, 2020

We had a realisation last week that in almost four years of podcasting, we've never covered a Will Smith movie. Obviously, this had to be rectified, and what better start for the king of franchise movies than a rare, notorious misfire like Wild, Wild West?

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on weird racial humour,  Kenneth Branagh going full Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek in the most thankless role of her career and much more, plus all our usual drinking games, listener submissions and drinking games!

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Each week on Beyond the Box Set, your two intrepid hosts take on a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From Oscar-winning gems to misbegotten bombs, we've reimagined them all in our own unique way. 

 

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00.00: This movie featured way more drag queens than we were expecting...

55.15: Wild Wild West Drinking Games

1.01.25: Wild Wild West: The Mild, Mild North

1.12.00: Wild Wild West Side Story

1.18.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 179 Preview

In & Out 2: Hollywood Howard

In & Out 2: Hollywood Howard

July 27, 2020

Do you dress well, enjoy poetry and ride a bike to work? According to 90s comedy laws, this means you're gay! 

 

Despite some rather questionable stereotyping, Frank Oz's In & Out is a likeable, genuinely funny comedy that certainly has its heart in the right place. On this week's podcast, we break down the shots fired at Barbra Streisand, the sweet-smiling savagery of Debbie Reynolds, Joan Cusack's Oscar-nominated meltdown and much more. 

 

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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 ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. Recorded from our humble home town of Leeds, our show has popped up everywhere from The Guardian to Apple Podcast's 'Binge worthy listens' page. We're a movie review show with a creative twist, and after almost four years and over 150 episodes, we're virtually guaranteed to have put a fresh spin on one of your favourite movies!

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00.00: Harry is personally threatened by this movie

39.30: In & Out Drinking Games

50.00: Out & In

1.00.00: In & Out 2: Hollywood Howard

1.10.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 178 Preview

Survive Style 5+

Survive Style 5+

July 20, 2020

In this week's podcast, long-time friend of the show Nathaniel De Bell joins us to discuss a Tarantino-inspired Japanese comedy that you may not have seen, but that you should absolutely check out. 

Join us as we discuss pigeon acting, inexplicable Vinnie Jones cameos, jokes getting lost in translation and much more as we discuss the cult Japanese classic Survive Style 5+

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we look back on some classic one-off cinema moments and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. After three years and over 170 episodes, we may take the occasional Zombie bite, but we always seem to rise from the dead...

Among our many plaudits, Beyond The Box Set has been rated 5 stars by over 100 listeners around the world and featured as a 'Podcast of the Week' by sources including The Guardian, Apple Podcasts and Podbean. We release a new episode every Friday morning, available totally free to anyone who hits subscribe on their preferred podcatcher. 

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This week's movie was kindly suggested by our pal Nathaniel De Bell. Check out his Letterboxd profile at...

https://letterboxd.com/numbertwo/

If you want to watch this week's movie, it's available for streaming at

https://youtu.be/uLx7-jrji9o

00.00: The Tarantino Factor

31.50: Survive Style 5+ Drinking Games

43.15: Survive Style 20+ Years Later

51.35: Bus Panic Meets The House of Abandoned Businessmen

1.04.25: Survive Style 5+: Blink And You'll Miss It

1.10.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 177 Preview

 

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!

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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! 

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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

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