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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

Absolutely Anything

Absolutely Anything

November 2, 2020

Absolutely Anything has all the makings of a classic British comedy. Written and directed by a member of Monty Python, headlined by an A-list cast and featuring a voice role from the iconic Robin Williams... what could go wrong?

Sadly the answer is 'just about everything', for Absolutely Anything is a dismal failure that barely made a blip on the box office when it was released in 2015. In this week's podcast, we break down where it all went wrong and attempt to pitch sequels to a movie nobody wanted to see more from...

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

If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also leave us a review, which genuinely helps us to reach out to new listeners, so please do consider it. Finally, we're also available on Patreon, where you can access a range of bonus incentives including bonus episodes, extended episodes, promo slots and much more, all for as little as $2 per month.

00.00 The most depressing movie we've ever watched

53.00 Absolutely Anything Drinking Games

1.00.15 Absolutely Anything Sequel Pitches

1.27.40 Listener Submissions and Episode 191 Preview

Focus 2: Fortune Hunters

Focus 2: Fortune Hunters

August 31, 2020

Our Will Smith summer has seen the likable A-lister dipping his toes into a number of genres, from action to comic book to post-apocalyptic sci-fi. In Focus, we find him in Soderbergh territory, leading a stylish crime thriller of the kind usually reserved for the likes of George Clooney. 

It's a good fit for someone with Smith's charisma, and although the script isn't nearly as clever as it thinks it is, it's one of the better films we've watched this season.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on obnoxious side-characters, the inexorable rise of Margot Robbie, BD Wong's unacceptable moustache and more - plus drinking games, sequel pitches and listener reactions. 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic one-off movie and attempt to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured in The Guardian, on the front page of Apple Podcasts and in many other places, so check us out and prepare to see some of your favourite movies in a whole new light!

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00.00: This film really wanted to be a Soderbergh joint

46.00: Focus Drinking Games

53.00: Focus sequel pitches

1.09.55: Listener Submissions & Episode 182 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

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

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. 

If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday 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: 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

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!

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: 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

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