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#118 | Tropic Thunder 2: Welcome Back To The Jungle

#118 | Tropic Thunder 2: Welcome Back To The Jungle

May 30, 2019

Featuring ludicrously OTT gore, Ben Stiller going full r-word and Robert Downey Jr. improbably turning a black face performance into Oscar gold, Tropic Thunder is a Hollywood satire that made us laugh and squirm in equal measure.

Poking fun at the egos and eccentricities of A-list movie stars and powerful studio heads, Tropic Thunder follows a dysfunctional cadre of actors - including a faded action star, an Oscar darling who's a little too committed to the method and a drug-addled gross-out icon - as their attempts to complete production of a high budget war movie in the jungles of Vietnam go horribly off the rails. 

 

The movie cleaned up at the box office and won almost unanimously positive reviews, but not without attracting a level of controversy that might make it a much tougher sell in 2019. In this week's episode, we discuss the thin line between outrageous and offensive, the glorious shade this movie throws towards Eddie Murphy and Russell Crowe, and that unforgettable Tom Cruise cameo... 

After that, it's time to pitch our own fantasy sequel ideas, including a movie within a movie within a movie, Tropic Thunder in Space - which is pretty much just Galaxy Quest - and a much-needed effort to redress the notable gender imbalance in the original film. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a one-off movie from the past, and compete to pitch sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas that might bring them back to the big screen. 

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00.00: Jack Black knows his way around a blow job joke 

32.45: Tropic Thunder Drinking Games

39.45: Tropic Thunder 2: Period Movie 

55.20: Tropic Thunder 2: Welcome (back) To The Jungle

1.07.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 119 Preview

#116 | Clueless 2: High School Reunion

#116 | 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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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

#115 |  The Devil Wears Prada 2: Revenge Wears Prada

#115 | 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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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. 

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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

#113 | Mars Attacks 2: Cat Women From Venus!

#113 | 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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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

#108 | The Martian 2: Life On Mars?

#108 | 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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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

#107 | The Dressmaker 2: The Hemsworth Curse

#107 | 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. 

 

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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

#105 | Clue 2: Into The Hasbro-Verse

#105 | Clue 2: Into The Hasbro-Verse

February 28, 2019

Was it Mr Green in the Hall with the Revolver? Or perhaps Mrs Peacock in the Billiard room with the Lead Pipe? All the cards are on the table this week, as we conclude our 'movies based on games' mini-series with an episode dedicated to the classic murder mystery farce 'Clue'.

Friend of the show Julio Olivera from The Contrarians Podcast joins us this week as we compare notes on convoluted plotting, scenery-chewing character actors, Yvette's ridiculous cleavage and much more...

Inspired by the forthcoming reboot starring - sigh - Ryan Reynolds, we also pitch our own sequel ideas for this classic board game adaptation, featuring re-castings and plot twists galore!

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00.00: Scenery chewing with Tim Curry

24.15: Clue Drinking Games

35.00: Clue: The Movie 

42.40: Clue 2: Clueless

51.45: Clue 2: Discover The Secrets

1.09.00: The Friends Game - Clue Edition

1.13.55 Listener Submissions & Episode 106 Preview

BONUS | Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2019 - RANKED!

BONUS | Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2019 - RANKED!

February 19, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Oscar Season! Eight movies have been nominated for the prestigious title of Best Picture of 2018... and having watched them all, we have some opinions!

In this very special bonus episode of Beyond The Box Set, we rank this year's Best Picture nominees from worst to first, and predict who we think will be taking home Oscar Gold on Sunday night...

The contenders (in alphabetical order)

- Black Panther

- Blakkklansman

- Bohemian Rhapsody

- The Favourite

- Green Book

- Roma 

- A Star is Born 

- Vice

#99 | True Lies 2: Dana-nother Day

#99 | True Lies 2: Dana-nother Day

January 17, 2019

In our recent year-end review, Harry put forth the controversial opinion that Skyscraper is a perfect action movie. This week, John attempts to unpick that theory with a look at one of the ultimate dumb-action classics, James Cameron's True Lies...

True Lies stars accent-challenged action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger as Harry Tasker, trigger-happy secret agent by day, loyal husband and father by night. However, his worlds begin to collide when he suspects his wife of having an affair with an enemy agent, and a terrorist plot threatens to tear his family, and the world apart!

In this week's episode, we discuss silly action vs stupid action, the icky racism (and sexism) at the heart of this movie, and debate whether 90s action truly peaked when Arnold chased a motorcycle-riding terrorist through a luxury hotel... on horseback. 

James Cameron famously cancelled plans for a sequel on the grounds that terrorism was no longer funny in a post 9/11 world. He's probably right, but would it be possible to extract the best elements of this movie and leave the more problematic parts on the cutting room floor? That's the challenge we're setting ourselves this week as we pitch some sequels to bring Arnie out of semi-retirement, finally show Jamie Lee Curtis some goddam respect and give the awesome Eliza Dushku the big screen action epic she deserves...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast dedicated to pitching sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to classic standalone movies that don't have any. From Titanic to True Lies, we're 99 episodes deep and we're not planning on slowing down anytime soon.

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00.00: Why would anybody ever trust Arnie to go undercover? 

41.30: True Lies Drinking Games

50.40: True Lies 2: Dana-nother Day

1.03.20: True Lies II: Meet The Taskers

1.13.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 100 Preview

#98 | Inside Out 2: This Is Your Brain On Drugs

#98 | Inside Out 2: This Is Your Brain On Drugs

January 11, 2019

The holiday season is over and frankly we could all use a little joy in our lives right now. So we decided to kick-start 2019 with a heartwarming Pixar animated classic... and some sequel pitches that are strictly for grown-ups...

Tune in to hear our thoughts on non-objective fragmentation, the melancholy death of Bing Bong, the emotional makeup of cats and more, plus a collection of adult-only Inside Out drinking game suggestions and some hilarious, creative and downright disturbing sequel ideas from our loyal listeners. 

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00.00: OK, fine, we cried. 

24.30: Inside Out Drinking Games

27..55: The Inside Out Friends Game

33.00: Inside Out 2: This Is Your Brain On Drugs

41.00: Inside Out 2: Freaky Friday

57.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 99 Preview