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Contagion, Actually

Contagion, Actually

March 28, 2020

It's the all-star popcorn thriller that accidentally became a haunting documentary... but is Steven Soderbergh's Contagion actually a great movie, or just an unexpectedly relevant one? 

In this week's podcast, we discuss film star hygiene, the perils of plotting an ensemble movie, unnecessary slut-shaming and more as we take a deep dive into a once-forgotten movie that's suddenly back on everyone's radar. 

We also have our usual round of drinking games, listener submissions and a sequel pitch that ask the vital question - what if the events of this film invaded the reality of a classic festive Rom Com? Intrigued? Tune in to find out more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a viral sensation in which classic movies are infected with the most insidious virus of them all - sequel fever! Each week we discuss a timeless standalone feature and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them to the big screen.

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00.00: Killing Gwyneth 

24.30: Contagion Drinking Games

36.00: Contagion 2: Election Season 

46.05: Contagion, Actually

54.00Episode 160 Preview & Listener Submissions

Skyscraper 2: Mile High Club

Skyscraper 2: Mile High Club

March 13, 2020

What are the ingredients of a perfect movie? Originality? Compelling performances? Unpredictable plot twists?

Ask our co-host Harry and he'll sum the answer up in four words - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Is he right? Find out in this week's episode as we take a look back at the former WWF superstar's towering 2018 action hit Skyscraper. 

Tune in for our thoughts on creative use of a fake leg, possible duct tape sponsorships, bad guy overload and much more, plus drinking games, listener submissions and of course, sequel pitches! 

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Beyond The Box Set is a hit British movie podcast that goes where no show has gone before. Every week, we don't just review a classic movie - we pitch a full blown sequel idea to bring it back to the big screen. Featuring special guests, listener interaction and some inspired and unfilmable story ideas, our show will change the way you look at some of your favourite films...

If you enjoy this week's episode, please hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Friday morning. A positive review on your preferred podcasting app also really helps us out, and if you really like us, you can sign up to our Patreon for as little as $2 per month to access a host of exciting incentives including bonus episodes, extended episodes,a regular 30 second ad slot, crossover opportunities and much more!

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00.00: The Rock is definitely in the MCU

35.30: Skyscraper Drinking Games

38.40: Skyscraper: The Next Level

52.45: Skyscraper 2: Mile High Club

1.05.30Episode 158 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

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

November 15, 2019

With winter rapidly drawing in, a chilly thriller set in the frozen climes of the American Midwest seemed like an appropriate choice for this week's episode. Released in 1996, Fargo is one of the Coen Brothers' most beloved movies, and one of the most acclaimed and influential pictures of its time. 

On this week's episode, we discuss breaking our only rule - yes, we're aware of the TV show - iconic accent work, Gunderson relationship goals, the endless joy of watching Steve Buscemi take physical and verbal abuse, and much more...

We also brainstorm some Fargo drinking games and pitch some sequel ideas to find out what the survivors of the original film might be up to 25 years later. Is it worth a listen? Yer darn tootin'! 

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Beyond The Box Set is an acclaimed movie podcast that takes classic standalone movies and imagines sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured on the front page of Apple Podcasts and recommended as a Podcast of the Week by The Guardian. So that's nice. 

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00.00: We will not be attempting the accent...

38.15: Fargo Drinking Games

47.45: Fargo 2: Too Far Gone 

59.40: Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

1.09.15: Episode 143 Preview & Listener Submissions

Fight Club 2: Rom Com Collective

Fight Club 2: Rom Com Collective

November 8, 2019

A controversial cult hit with the most famous first rule in cinema history, David Fincher's Fight Club is one of the defining movies of its era. But does this hyper-violent satire of 90s masculinity have more to offer than a memorable twist in the cold light of 2019?

In this week's podcast, we discuss the trouble with Fight Club's very straight, very white, very male point of view, the bullshit philosophies of Tyler Durden, Helena Bonham Carter's fabulous smoking aesthetic and much more, before pitching our drinking games and fantasy sequel concepts...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast in which each week, we take a look back at a classic standalone film and challenge ourselves to pitch sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

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 reach the ears of new listeners. 

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00.00: Straight guy feelings and why there's nothing wrong with wanting a nice sofa...

42.45: Fight Club Drinking Games

53.45: Fight Club 2: Rom Com Collective

1.05.30: Bitch Club 

1.1900: Episode 142 Preview & Listener Submissions

Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties (feat. The Contrarians)

Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties (feat. The Contrarians)

November 1, 2019

Our Vampire season concludes with a chilly Nordic noir about a young Swedish boy who falls in love with a child vampire. Julio from The Contrarians Podcast joins us to talk Stockholm syndrome, incompetent serial killers, CGI cat attacks and more as we pitch sequels for Let The Right One In

Released in 2008, Let The Right One In was directed by Tomas Alfredson and adapted from the bestselling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It was also remade for American audiences in 2010 as Let Me In, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Both versions are very good, but the prospect of forcing Harry to sit through two hours of Swedish was just too tempting. Tune in to find out how he fared...

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Beyond The Box Set is a popular movie podcast in which each week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and challenge ourselves to pitch sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

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 reach the ears of new listeners. 

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00.00: Whoops! My Best Friend's a Vampire!

52.10: Let The Right One In Drinking Games

1.10.40: Let The Right One In 2: Let The Good One Out

1.21.00: Keep The Wrong One Out

1.34.30: Let The Right One In: Curse of the Killer Kitties

1.44.35: Episode 141 Preview & Listener Submissions

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Meet The Harkers

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Meet The Harkers

October 11, 2019

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring an A-list 90s cast engaging in some highly variable accent work, Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most loyal screen adaptations ever made of the classic horror novel. As our Vampire season continues, we debate how successful the page-to-screen transition really is and attempt to pitch some sacrilegious sequels...

Tune in to hear our thoughts on Keanu Reeves wooden acting, why Gary Oldman is the perfect choice to play the flamboyant prince of darkness, Anthony Hopkins hilariously poor bedside manner as the Vampire hunter Van Helsing, plus drinking games, listener pitches and more...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and attempt to pitch fantasy sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. As it's October, we're currently engaging in our annual Halloween mini-season. This time around, we're focusing on movies about Vampires, from classic horror to modern comedy. Do you have a favourite you'd like to hear us discuss? Get in touch and let us know...

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00.00: Keanu is quite literally dead wood. 

37.45: Bram Stoker's Dracula Drinking Games

48.55: Bram Stoker's Dracula 2: Horror, Actually

1.10.00: Bram Stoker's Dracula: Meet The Harkers 

1.20.45: Episode 138 Preview & Listener Submissions

Misery 2: The College Years

Misery 2: The College Years

August 22, 2019

In the annals of all-time great modern horror performances, psychotic fangirl Annie Wilkes would always rank highly. Sadly that dirty bird Stephen King killer her off at the end of Misery, but if this movie taught us anything, it's that with a little light persuasion, any franchise can be subject to a creative revival...

Tune into this week's podcast for our thoughts on Kathy Bates as the proto-internet fangirl, the casting might've beens that could've seriously changed this movie and of course our reaction to that hobbling scene. All that, plus the usual mix of drinking games, listener submissions and some sequel pitches to help bring poor misunderstood Annie back from the grave. 

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we explore a classic standalone movie from Cinema's past. After a lighthearted rundown, we set our creative juices to work creating sequel, prequel and spin-off pitches to bring them back to the big screen. Some are plausible, some are absolute nonsense, but we always aim to offer a fresh perspective on your favourite screen gems...

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00.00: Annie Wilkes would have hated The Last Jedi...

31.45: Misery Drinking Games

44.15: Misery 2: Fan Service 

52.00: Misery: The College Years 

1.03.50: Episode 131 Preview & Listener Submissions

Chronicle 2: Chronic Back Pain

Chronicle 2: Chronic Back Pain

July 19, 2019

An inventive blend of superhero action, high school drama and found footage horror, Chronicle is the kind of auspicious debut that should have set director Josh Trank on the road to a glittering career. Then Fantastic Four happened...

Disappointing follow-ups aside, Chronicle remains one of the most refreshing movies we've covered on this podcast in a while, and we'd definitely be open to some kind of sequel. In this week's episode, Lee Agne of the Connected Hearts podcast joins us to discuss hormonal superheroes, alien spunk, why every high school house party takes place in a mansion and more...

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Beyond The Box Set is a weekly movie podcast with a creative twist. Every episode sees us taking a deep dive into a classic standalone movie, before competing to pitch ludicrous sequel ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

 

We've been recommended by publications including The Guardian and Podbean, and featured as a 'binge worthy podcast' on iTunes. We also have over 150 five-star user reviews at time of publication. 

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00.00: Teenage John had definite supervillain potential

42.30: Chronicle Drinking Games

52.50: Chronicle II: Chronic Back Pain

1.03.07: ChronIIcle 

1.17.10: Chronicles of Chronicle 

1.25.25: Episode 126 Preview & Listener Submissions

Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell (feat. Chris Scott)

Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell (feat. Chris Scott)

June 28, 2019

For the second time this month, our disaster movie season lands on the bizarre latter-day career choices of Nicholas Cage. Based on a bestselling Christian book series, 2014's Left Behind is a low-budget, shoddily made train wreck that not even Jesus could save from box office oblivion. 

With the help of our special guest Chris Scott from the Ask Karen podcast, we spend this week's episode discussing important spiritual matters such as Nicholas Cage's alarming headpiece, the suspiciously porn star-sounding character names, dwarf kicking, air hostess slut shaming and much more. 

Along the way we also have the usual collection of drinking games - and trust us, you'll need it for this one - listener submissions and of course, sequel pitches! Given that this movie was intended to kickstart a nine-part franchise, theoretically we should have plenty to work with. You'll have to tune in to discover just how that turned out...

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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 the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured in The Guardian as a 'Podcast of the Week' and recommended as a 'Binge worthy Podcast' by Apple. 

We upload a new episode every Friday morning so please hit subscribe on your preferred podcasting app to stay up to date. While you're there, please take the time to rate or review us, it really does help us to attract new listeners and keep the show alive. 

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00.00: The secret to reversing a box office flop? SEO...

37.35: Left Behind Drinking Games

48.20: Left Behind 2: Snapped Away

59.30: Left Behind 2: Left Behind The Times

1.06.00: Left Behind 2: Highway To Hell

1.17.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 123 Preview