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#93 | Arrival 2: Departure (feat. Dante Pineau)

Episode description

It's a thought-provoking modern sci-fi classic that played a key role in Beyond The Box Set's Amsterdam-based origin story. So why did it take us 93 episodes to dedicate an episode to Arrival? Well, if time is a circle, then on some level, haven't we somehow always been dedicating an episode to Arrival? Wait, now we're even more confused...

Dante Pineau of PlayD&D and Let's Get Contextual joins us this week to discuss property porn, the perils of Dutch subtitles, how this movie got totally screwed over at the Oscars and more, before diving into some high-concept sequel ideas including a look at what might have been going on at the other research camps, a grief-stricken Jeremy Renner's attempts to unwind time and save his daughter's life and an expose on what the mysterious Abbot and Costello aliens were really up to...

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Beyond The Box Set is a creative movie podcast dedicated to pitching fantasy sequels to classic standalone cinema. Each week we'll thoroughly dissect a film that for some reason never spawned a spin-off, and compete to come up with the most inspired, or ridiculous, sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen.

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00.00: Never watch a movie about linguistics in a Dutch cinema 

28.15: Arrival Drinking Games

35.40: Arrival... In Devon?!

44.45: Arrival 2: Departure

55.45: Arrival: Behind The Laughter

1.06.50: Listener Submissions & Episode 94 Preview 

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June 23rd, 2017

50:58

It’s time to resolve the first ever Beyond The Box Set cliffhanger this week, as Harry delivers the second half of his The Room/The Truman Show …

#18 | The Room 2: Flowers for Denny

June 16th, 2017

57:09

You are tearing us apart, listeners! This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequels to a feature that’s more meme than movie – Tommy Wiseau’s baffling, brilliant The Room. Joined by super fan Sebastian Clark, …

#17 | Gone Girl 2: Bitches Be Crazy!

June 9th, 2017

59:57

Incompetent police work, bizarre casting and death by vagina – David Fincher’s Gone Girl is a movie that makes some choices. This week on Beyond The …

BONUS | Rex Pickett on Writing Sideways and Potential Sequels

June 6th, 2017

1:07:22

Last week on Beyond The Box Set, we pitched sequels to Alexander Payne’s highly acclaimed 2005 movie Sideways. In this very special bonus episode, we’re joined by Rex Pickett, author of the award-winning original novel …

#16 | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

June 2nd, 2017

55:00

It’s sing-a-long week on Beyond The Box Set, as Harry and John pitch unfilmable sequels to the charming – yet also deeply unsettling – musical classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Along the way we discuss Caractacus Potts’ …

#15 | Sideways 2: The Hangover

May 26th, 2017

58:07

This week John and Harry pitch sequel ideas to Alexander Payne’s bittersweet classic Sideways. Twelve years after the events of the original movie, …

#14 | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

May 19th, 2017

54:14

A poignant exploration of love and the nature of memory, the romance between Joel and Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind might just be too lovely to taint with our trademark brand of silly sequel ideas. …

#13 | Swiss Army Man

May 12th, 2017

48:06

Not many people actually saw this unexpectedly sweet gay necrophiliac love story, but we liked it so much we decided to come up with some sequel ideas. Obviously Daniel Radcliffe being in it means our ideas are mostly …

#12 | Gravity 2: Down to Earth

May 5th, 2017

50:46

This week on Beyond the Box Set, pitching sequels to Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 space epic Gravity proved to be tougher than expected. Join us as we …

#11 | Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2: The Melancholy Death of Baby Herman

April 28th, 2017

55:49

Patty cake sex games, horrifying toon-on-toon violence and a traumatic act of Shoe-icide – Who Framed Roger Rabbit might me the most unlikely smash …

#10 | Deja Vu: Deja Vu

April 21st, 2017

47:54

You might not remember this utterly bonkers 2006 time travel action thriller from director Tony Scott, but if you enjoy unbridled sci-fi silliness, it’s well worth a watch. This week on Beyond The Box Set, we attempt to …

#9 | Memento 2: Back to the Future

April 13th, 2017

34:40

This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequels Christopher Nolan’s ridiculously complicated cult hit Memento. Is Carrie-Ann Moss still …

#8 | Heathers: Damage Control

April 7th, 2017

43:17

It’s the endlessly quotable cult comedy that turned Winona Ryder into an icon. But how would Heather’s pitch-black sensibility translate in …

#7 | 50 First Dates or 50 Waking Nightmares?

March 31st, 2017

53:34

Is 50 First Dates a charming romantic comedy or the chilling tale of an abusive manchild manipulating a severely mentally ill woman into falling in …

#6 | The Good, The Bad and the Fugly

March 24th, 2017

59:40

In our first ever Beyond The Box Set Guest episode, Ross Burton from Beer, Pizza & A Movie joins us to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-offs for Sergio Leone’s classic 1966 Spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad and …

#5 | The Fifth Element: Odyssey of the Fifth

March 8th, 2017

48:56

This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequel ideas for Luc Besson’s insane sci-fi classic The Fifth Element. From Gary Oldman’s bewildering accent work to Chris Tucker’s positively Jar Jar Binks-ian …

BONUS: Post-Oscars Reaction

February 27th, 2017

36:25

In the second of our shamelessly off-brand bonus episodes, we blearily reflect on the 2017 Academy Awards, including the most deserved winners, the …

BONUS: Ranking the 2017 Oscar Nominees

February 26th, 2017

1:01:29

Here at Beyond The Box Set, we love the Oscars! So much so, that we’re going totally off-brand with a bonus episode in which we rank all nine of the 2017 Academy Award nominees for Best Picture from worst to best.

Which …

#4 | Inception: Hormonal Awakening

February 22nd, 2017

50:10

It’s the best film about dream invasion since Nightmare on Elm Street 3 – this week on Beyond The Box Set we’re pitching sequel ideas for Christopher …

#3 | Super Mario Bros 2: The Quest for Peach

February 15th, 2017

40:47

A notorious box office bomb that couldn’t even get basic colour coordination right, this week on Beyond The Box Set we’re pitching sequel ideas for …

#2 | Gladiator! The Musical

February 8th, 2017

45:43

An endlessly-quotable sword and sandal epic that spawned a thousand crappy imitators but strangely no direct spin-offs (yet), this week on Beyond The Box Set we’re pitching sequel ideas for Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.

Can …

#1 | Titanic 2: A Stoner Comedy

February 2nd, 2017

37:07

Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference – instead of just reviewing cinema classics, we’re pitching prequel, sequel and remake ideas for the films that don’t have any.

Where better to start than with one …

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