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BONUS | Ranking the 2021 Oscar Nominees

BONUS | Ranking the 2021 Oscar Nominees

April 24, 2021

It's been a funny old year for film. Of this year's eight Best Picture nominees, we were able to see precisely zero in an actual cinema.

Still, we're holding to tradition and so in this special bonus episode we present our definitive ranking of this year's nominees!

Tune in to hear our thoughts on:

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago Seven

and much more!

You Can Count On Me

You Can Count On Me

March 22, 2021

Long before he found global fame in the MCU, Mark Ruffalo got his Hollywood break with You Can Count On Me, a bittersweet comedy-drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan. 

Tune into this week's episode to discover our very polarised reactions to this movie, a heated debate about what constitutes a comedy and a truly bizarre story from Harry's childhood...

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Laura Linney must be protected from Marvel at all costs 

48.20: You Can Count On Me Drinking Games

53.30: You Can Count On Me sequel pitches

1.12.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 210 Preview

Dreamgirls 2: Divas Reunited

Dreamgirls 2: Divas Reunited

February 22, 2021

Originating as a hit Broadway stage show, Dreamgirls tells the story of a popular sixties girl group who bear a striking - but entirely coincidental - resemblance to The Supremes. The film version starred Beyonce in the Diana Ross role, but it was former American Idol alumni Jennifer Hudson who stole the show, winning an Oscar in the process.

In this week's episode, we discuss our highlights - including Eddie Murphy channelling James Brown, RnB songs clearly written by middle-aged white people and a whole lot of vocal showboating.

We also brainstorm some drinking games, check in with our listeners and pitch sequel ideas to bring the movie back to the big screen. Because after all - you can't keep a good diva down! 

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Which of us is the Michelle Williams of this podcast?  

44.00: Dreamgirls Drinking Games

53.00: Dreamgirls sequel pitches

1.16.35: Listener Submissions & Episode 206 Preview

Episode 200 | Titanic Revisited

Episode 200 | Titanic Revisited

January 18, 2021

For our 200th episode spectacular, we're going back to where it all began! Join us as we revisit the first movie we ever covered on this podcast - James Cameron's epic romance Titanic. 

Four years after our last viewing, does one of the most popular but divisive movies of all time still hold up - and more importantly, do our sequel pitches? Tune in to find out...

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Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we watch a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

If you enjoy this week's show, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to help support our show and access a number of incentives, including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a regular on-air promo slot and much more, all available for as little as $2 per month.

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00.00: Beyond The Box Set is a Titanic Stan Podcast

1.26.45: Titanic Drinking Games

1.32.05 Titanic sequel pitches

2.12.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 201 Preview

As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

November 23, 2020

Back in 1997, Titanic broke records, L.A. Confidential was the critics choice and Good Will Hunting was the feel-good underdog success story - but it was As Good As It Gets that snuck past them all to take home both of the lead acting Oscars at the following year's ceremony. 

In this week's podcast, we discuss the Academy's love of a middlebrow love story, the ineffable allure of Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt's Hollywood moment and much more, as we break down the film and pitch some sequels!

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 Beyond The Box Set is a move review podcast with a difference. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back the big screen. 

If you like the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to gain access to a variety of incentives including a regular bonus show, extended episodes, crossover opportunities, a regular ad slot on the main show and much more, all for as little as $2 per month. 

00.00 Theory: Helen Hunt is a secret racist 

50.45 As Good As It Gets Drinking Games

1.05.20 As Good As It Gets Sequel Pitches

1.24.35 Listener Submissions and Episode 194 Preview

Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

November 16, 2020

It's the great Hollywood fairytale. Two plucky friends from Boston arrived in the big city with a self-penned screenplay and a dream. A few short years later, Good Will Hunting has become an Oscar-winning sensation and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are on a fast-track to the Hollywood A-list.

On this week's podcast, we take a closer look at this much-loved movie and debate whether or not it really holds up. Along the way we discuss hot topics including Hollywood psychology, overly enthusiastic maths teachers, how Robin Williams' ad-libs basically saved this movie and more. As always, we also throw in our regular round of drinking games, listener reactions and sequel pitches for your enjoyment. 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a look at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're rapidly approaching 200 episodes and still going strong - so check out our back catalogue on your podcatcher of choice!

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. If you really, really like us, you could also leave us a review on your preferred podcasting app, or sign up to our Patreon to access exclusive content including a regular bonus show, extended episodes, a promo slot on our main feed and much more, all for as little as $2 per month. 

00.00 Weak sex jokes and problematic morals 

37.35 Good Will Hunting Drinking Games

48.05 Good Will Hunting Sequel Pitches

1.13.00 Listener Submissions and Episode 193 Preview

The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

November 9, 2020

After Absolutely Anything proved to be absolutely abysmal, we decided we needed to look at a better representation of Robin Williams' talents. The Fisher King is his 1992 collaboration with director Terry Gilliam, and it scored him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on Jeff Bridges titanium-plated likability, Mercedes Ruehl's scene-stealing performance, the golden era of VHS rental stores, the thin line between love and stalking and much more...

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Each 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. 

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a review on your preferred podcatcher as well - it really helps us out. 

You can also find us on Patreon where we offer a wide range of incentives including bonus shows, extended episodes, a regular promo slot and much more, all for as little as $2 per month.

00.00 Mercedes Ruehl deserved better 

48.50 The Fisher King Drinking Games

54.20 The Fisher King Sequel Pitches

1.13.30 Listener Submissions and Episode 192 Preview

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

The Prestige 2: Smoke & Mirrors

The Prestige 2: Smoke & Mirrors

May 11, 2020

Warring magicians, mind-bending plot twists and wandering accents galore - we're back in Christopher Nolan territory this week as we pitch sequels to THE PRESTIGE, a mind-bending thriller starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman...

Tune in as we share our thoughts on cat cloning, unconvincing disguises, what we'd do if we had our own identical doubles and much more - plus drinking games, listener submissions and 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...

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00.00: The stealth sci-fi debate

43.10: The Prestige Drinking Games

50.55: The Prestige 2: Smoke & Mirrors

1.04.10: The Prestige 2: The Final Act

1.20.00: Episode 166 Preview & Listener Submissions

Room To Breathe

Room To Breathe

April 27, 2020

With the world in turmoil and no end to the global lockdown in sight, we're all feeling a little fragile right now. In other words, it's the perfect time to indulge in some lighthearted, escapist comfort cinema to distract from the harsher realities of post-Coronavirus life. Unfortunately, Harry made a different choice this week, so we're watching Room. 

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay, Room tells the harrowing story of a young woman struggling to protect her five-year old son from the harsh realities of life in captivity, after spending seven years locked in the tiny back yard shed of a sadistic kidnapper. Highly acclaimed on release, it earned Larson a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actress. A feelgood romp though, it is not.

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on lockdown coping techniques, who cried the most during this movie, our toughest drinking game challenge yet and of course, sequel pitches.

We promise we'll have something a bit less emotionally draining on the table next week... 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take 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. In our current season we're exploring movies about feeling trapped - from Get Out to Panic Room

If you enjoy the show please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, completely free of charge. A review is always appreciated, as it really helps us build our numbers, and we offer a range of bonus incentives to listeners who sign up to our Patreon

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00.00: The healing power of Britney

20.05: Room Drinking Games

27.00: Room To Breathe

41.55: Roommates

51.20: Episode 164 Preview & Listener Submissions

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