Beyond The Box Set
#120 | Knowing 2: All Knowing

#120 | Knowing 2: All Knowing

June 14, 2019

Somehow, Beyond the Box Set has managed to exist for two whole years without us ever diving into the filmography of the iconic human meme machine that is Nicholas Cage. Fortunately our current disaster movie mini-season offers plentiful opportunities to correct this oversight, so this week - on Harry's suggestion - we're discussing the suspiciously religious-feeling 2009 apocalypse epic Knowing.

Despite garnering dreadful reviews (and deservedly so) this film topped out at over $200 million at the global box office. It stars Cage as a celebrated scientist turned day drinking - and inexplicably night barbecuing - widower who stumbles upon what he believes to be the formula for predicting the end of the world. Rose Byrne and Ben Mendhelson are also in it, but you could be forgiven for not noticing...

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on whispering Cage vs screaming Cage, the questionable taste levels of appropriating 9/11 for a schlocky Sci-fi conspiracy theory and why shoplifting Blu-rays may be the ultimate in mid-00s petty crime...

Along the way we also come up with some Knowing drinking games - passing out on your keyboard, sofa or gravel path entirely optional - and attempt to follow the questionable logic of the original movie through with some sequel ideas. 

-----

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. From this simple format we've spun out over 120 episodes and been recommended by The Guardian, Apple Podcasts (as a Binge-worthy show) and Podbean. 

We release 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 leave us a nice review too. We're simple souls and affirmation makes us smile...

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

00.00: This is the wrong kind of cult movie...

42.15: Knowing Drinking Games

45.50: Knowing 2: Presupposing 

56.20: Knowing 2: All Knowing 

1.04.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 121 Preview

#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. 

-----

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. 

Our show has received rave reviews from listeners and been 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. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast network. Visit pavemedia.net to find out how we can help you to grow your audience and connect with fellow independent podcasters around the world.  

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

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

#117 | Boogie Nights 2: Dirk Diggler’s Hole-istic Dicktective Agency

#117 | Boogie Nights 2: Dirk Diggler’s Hole-istic Dicktective Agency

May 23, 2019

Starring Mark Wahlberg as Dirk Diggler, the well-endowed Golden Child of the late 70s porn industry, Boogie Nights established Paul Thomas Anderson as a major directorial talent, and featured breakthrough performances for megastars including Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more - plus the comeback of a lifetime for actual seventies icon Burt Reynolds. 

In this week's podcast, we go deep and dirty while discussing the changing face of porn, debate whether anyone would actually want to wield a 14 inch penis, attain possible wig watch nirvana and of course, pitch some sequel ideas to help Wahlberg's Diggler to rise again...

-----

Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a notable standalone movie from the past, and shamelessly riff on possible sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas that might bring them back to the big screen. Sometimes we're inspired, sometimes we're insane, but we always rise to the occasion...

Our show has received rave reviews from listeners and been 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. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast network. Visit pavemedia.net to find out how we can help you to grow your audience and connect with fellow independent podcasters around the world.  

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

00.00: More uncomfortable sexual tension than your average plot summary  

48.30: Boogie Nights Drinking Games

53.20: Boogie Nights 2: Dirk Diggler's Hole-istic Dicktective Agency 

1.04.25: Boogie Nights 2: Brock & Chest's Second Cumming  

1.16.20: Listener Submissions & Episode 118 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...

-----

Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we discuss 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. 

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. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a founding member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

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.

-----

Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we discuss 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. 

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. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a founding member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

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...

-----

Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we feature a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas we can think of to bring them back to the big screen. 

Our show has 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. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

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

#112 | Dangerous Liaisons: Children of the Revolution

#112 | Dangerous Liaisons: Children of the Revolution

April 18, 2019

Our Glenn Close mini-season - which we're now dubbing 'Close Encounters of the Glenn Kind' - continues with an episode dedicated to Dangerous Liaisons, in which the actress gives one of her most memorably villainous performances as the scheming aristocrat Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil. 

Directed by Stephen Frears and co-starring John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman, Dangerous Liaisons has it all - intrigue, seduction and many, many wigs. In other words, it should be a perfect Beyond The Box Set movie. Unfortunately, one of us didn't quite end up seeing things that way...

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on bedtime wigs, a classic distracting Keanu Reeves performance, the film's surprisingly abrupt ending and much more, plus drinking games and of course, our sequel pitches. 

-----

Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at 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. 

Our show has 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. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

00.00: Even worse than Yentl, apparently. 

42.50: Dangerous Liaisons Drinking Games

52.30: Dangerous Liaisons 2: Children of the Revolution

1.02.10: Dangerous Liaisons: A Re-Casting Extravaganza 

1.24.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 113 Preview

#110 | Being Benjamin Button

#110 | Being Benjamin Button

April 4, 2019

Over the course of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a man lives an entire lifetime in reverse. After sitting through the three-hour runtime, we felt like we could relate to the experience. 

Directed by David Fincher from the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a fascinating concept with a fundamentally boring character at the centre. Join us on this week's podcast as we discuss extremely variable CGI work, the intense ick-factor of the old man/little girl love story and why Tilda Swinton gave us a very British case of second-hand tea anxiety...

We also have a go at pitching some sequel ideas, including some thoughts on how other notable directors might have handled this story, and a crossover with one of our favourite camp classics from a past episode...

-----

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

Our show has 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 hit subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

00.00: Every character in this movie is more interesting than Benjamin Button

52.00: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Drinking Games

1.02.40: Being Benjamin Button

1.11.45: Death Becomes Daisy 

1.22.30 Listener Submissions & Episode 111 Preview

#109 | John Carter Must Die (feat. Fake Nerd Podcast)

#109 | John Carter Must Die (feat. Fake Nerd Podcast)

March 29, 2019

John Carter of Earth? John Carter of Mars? Frankly, as far as we're concerned this unholy mess of a movie should have been called John Carter and the completely incomprehensible plot. 

Directed by Pixar legend Andrew Stanton and starring Battleship himbo Taylor Kitsch, the long gestating big screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' highly influential adventure novel was a disastrous box office bomb on release in 2012 - although it has since developed a small but vocal band of defenders. 

One of those defenders is Brandon T McClure of the Fake Nerd Podcast, who gamely joins us this week to explain his love for this movie and attempt to unpick the seriously overstuffed plot for our benefit.He also sticks around for the usual drinking games and, of course, our attempts at pitching a workable sequel - although given the financials, we wouldn't hold our breath for any of them getting green lit by a studio. Not on this planet, anyway...

-----

Beyond The Box Set is a successful movie podcast in which two intrepid hosts journey through the history of classic standalone cinema - then proceed to take a wrecking ball to each and every one of them with some truly ludicrous sequel pitches to bring them back to the big screen. 

Our show has 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 hit subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode. 

Beyond The Box Set is also a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

00.00: Barsoom, Helium and not-so-little Green Men...

56.10: John Carter Drinking Games

1.06.30: John Carter The Second

1.14.00: John Carter and the Gods of Mars

1.19.40: John Carter Must Die 

1.29.50 Listener Submissions & Episode 110 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...

------

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. 

 

Beyond The Box Set is a proud member of the Pave Media Podcast Network. Check them out at pavemedia.net to find out how they could help you to grow your listenership and make meaningful connections with fellow podcasters. 

beyondtheboxset.com

patreon.com/beyondtheboxset

twitter.com/beyondtheboxset

facebook.com/beyondtheboxset

instagram.com/beyondtheboxset

https://pavemedia.net/

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