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Beyond The Box Set

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At Beyond The Box Set, we believe every great movie deserves a questionable sequel. Each week, we take a stand-alone cinema classic and compete to come up with the best, worst and most bizarre pitches to bring them back to the big screen.

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February 22nd, 2024


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Previewing the 2022 Oscars

February 6th, 2022


Hi! Remember us? We're just popping back in from our parenthood-induced hiatus for a quick preview of the forthcoming Oscar season. Nominations are out this Tuesday - John's seen almost everything, Harry's seen almost …

Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit

January 10th, 2022


Our final episode has finally arrived, and what better way to sign-off than with the greatest sequel of all time?

On this week's very special episode, we break down both Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit, …

Muriel’s Wedding

January 3rd, 2022


For our penultimate episode, it's finally time to cover John's all-time favourite film.

Tune in for our thoughts on ABBA stings, the power of lying …

Crazy Rich Asians (featuring Passport People)

December 27th, 2021


For our final Guest episode, we're joined by the lovely Fin from Passport People and his equally delightful fiancé Melanie to discuss an …

The Wicker Man (2006)

December 20th, 2021


Our Nicholas Cage mini-season concludes with his infamous turn in The Wicker Man - the horror remake that spawned a thousand memes!

Tune in to hear …

The Rock

December 13th, 2021


The Michael Bay film it's officially OK to like, The Rock benefits from one of the all-time great action movie pairings in Nicholas Cage and Sean …


December 6th, 2021


We open our Nick Cage Christmas season with an all-time action classic that helped him to reinvent himself from arthouse darling to king of blockbusters... it's Face/Off!

Tune in to hear our thoughts on creepy face …

Last Action Hero

November 28th, 2021


Arnold Schwarzenegger's biggest flop of the nineties, Last Action Hero was a promising concept in search of a coherent script.

Tune into this week's …

Dirty Dancing

November 22nd, 2021


The quintessential 80s movie and a sexual awakening for a generation of teenage girls, Dirty Dancing is a true cultural touchstone.

On this week's …

Jennifer‘s Body

November 17th, 2021


A perfect storm of critical backlash aimed at Diablo Cody and Megan Fox saw Jennifer's Body consigned to a shallow grave on its release in 2009. Now …

Catch Me If You Can

November 8th, 2021


Surprisingly the only Spielberg/DiCaprio collaboration to date, Catch Me If You Can is based on the true-ish story of FBI fraud specialist Frank …

Big (1988)

November 1st, 2021


For a film with such an inherently creepy premise, Penny Marshall's Big is surprisingly charming, thanks in no small part to Tom Hanks' incredible performance - which almost went to a very different sort of actor. 

In …

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 24th, 2021


Brad! Janet! Dr Scott! Rocky!

Join us as we discuss one of the most ridiculous cult classics ever committed to film. From Tim Curry's ineffable …

Cabin In The Woods

October 17th, 2021


A horror movie with a serious twist! Join us as we discuss the ultimate deconstruction of 00s Horror movie tropes, Drew Goddard's tongue-in-cheek …

The Full Monty 2: Dream Bigger

October 11th, 2021


A classic British underdog story, The Full Monty was shot for less than $3 million, almost went straight to video and ultimately grossed over $200 …

Showgirls 2: Starship Hooters

October 5th, 2021


At long last, one of our most anticipated episodes finally arrives. Featuring baffling dialogue, an unclear sense of the passage of time and the weirdest sex scene outside of a chapter of My Dad Wrote a Porno, join us …


September 26th, 2021


Just when Harry thought he'd escaped the classic movie era, friend of the pod Martin Gardner pulls him back in. Fortunately, it's with one of the …

Roland Emmerich‘s 2012

September 19th, 2021


The trouble with Roland Emmerich films is that they're all essentially the same movie. In this week's podcast we react to 2012, one of his many …

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

September 12th, 2021


One of the most quotable campfests ever to hit the screen, Robert Aldrich's Whatever Happened To Baby Jane pitted two Hollywood titans against each …

Dante‘s Peak

September 5th, 2021


One of two Volcano-based hits released in 1997, Dantes Peak is a solid B-movie that unites two major franchise stars of the era; James Bond's Pierce …

Mildred Pierce

August 29th, 2021


My ill-fated attempt to induct Harry into the joys of classic cinema continues with Mildred Pierce, the Oscar-winning film noir that provided a much-needed comeback vehicle for Joan Crawford. 

Tune in to hear our …

Mr & Mrs Smith: Smith Family Values

August 22nd, 2021


When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie teamed up in 2005 for Mr & Mrs Smith, the result wasn't just a hit movie - it was a pop cultural sensation. 

In …

All About Eve 2: Even Stevens

August 15th, 2021


My attempt to break through Harry's anti-Black & White biases hits a snag this week as we discuss one of the most celebrated movies of all time... the witty, literate All About Eve...

Hugo 2: Changing Faces

August 8th, 2021


If every great director gets at least one commercially doomed vanity project, 2011's Hugo was Martin Scorcese's. A 2 hour plus love letter to classic cinema shot in luxurious 3D, the movie struggled to find a commercial …

Sunset Blvd 2: The Grand Delusion

August 1st, 2021


After watching one of the actual worst films of all time last week, we decided to class up the joint this week with one of the greats! Sunset Blvd …

The Love Guru Must Die

July 26th, 2021


On this week's episode, we cover by far one of the worst songs we've ever inflicted upon ourselves in five years of podcasting... Mike Myers' notorious 2008 flop The Love Guru.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on …

Serial Mom 2: Serial Family

July 18th, 2021


On this week's podcast, we discuss one of John Waters' more mainstream moments in the jet-black satirical comedy Serial Mom.

Tune in for our thoughts on Kathleen Turner's brilliant physical comedy, inventive murder …

But I‘m a Cheerleader!

July 12th, 2021


One of the best LGBTQIA+ movies of its era, But I'm A Cheerleader was a little too ahead of its time to get much box office mileage in 1999, but its …

Footloose 2: Disco Inferno

July 5th, 2021


Everybody cut loose! On this week's episode we're looking back on the oddly dark 80s dance classic that is... Footloose!

Tune in to hear our thoughts on low-stakes tractor stunts, simmering homo-eroticism, a seriously …

Timecop 2: Time Bandits

June 27th, 2021


Hold onto your black belts! It's time for our first ever JCVD movie! Timecops represented the peak of the Muscles From Brussels' career, a convoluted …

Hackers 2: Hacksploitation

June 20th, 2021


Our mini-series on 90s internet movies continues with the arguable apex of the genre - 1995's Hackers, starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie and …

The Net 2: The Trial of Mozart‘s Ghost

June 13th, 2021


Back in the 1990s, the world had a vague idea of how the internet might look - and that image inspired a range of movies! First up - the Net, a …

Ten Things I Hate AboutYou

June 7th, 2021


Of all the attempts to adapt classic literature into modern cinema of the 00s, Ten Things I Hate About You is arguably the most successful.

From …

Romy & Michele Go To Vegas

May 30th, 2021


At the height of the Friends phenomena, virtually all of the principal cast set out to establish their movie careers outside the show. Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox may have scored bigger hits at the time, but none …

Armageddon 2: Harry‘s Last Stand

May 24th, 2021


When it comes to 90s Blockbusters, they don't come much bigger - or dumber - than Michael Bay's Armageddon, a bloated disaster epic with a …

Shadow in the Cloud 2: Babies in Space

May 17th, 2021


A slightly lesser-known pick than usual this week, but as soon as we saw this bananas high-altitude thriller starring Chloë Grace Moretz, we knew we just had to talk about it!

Spoiler warning - we strongly recommend …

Something Wild feat. The Contrarians

May 9th, 2021


He may have hit paydirt with his 90s classics Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, but Jonathan Demme's mid-80s road movie Something Wild remains one of the late director's most stylish and beloved works. 

On this …

Parasite 2: Reunification

May 3rd, 2021


As we wind down on another faintly underwhelming Oscar season, we thought it'd be nice to look back on the clear highlight of last year's batch - surprise Best Picture winner and all-round word of mouth sensation

BONUS | Ranking the 2021 Oscar Nominees

April 24th, 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, …

True Romance 2:Elvis Has Left The Building

April 19th, 2021


Based on an early script by by Quentin Tarantino, but directed by popcorn maestro Tony Scott, True Romance is a genuinely wild combination of styles with an insanely stacked cast of early 90s stars - from Christian …

Thelma & Louise 2: Flying Thunderbird

April 12th, 2021


Everyone knows Thelma and Louise died when they drove their car over the edge of the Grand Canyon. What this podcast presupposes is... maybe they didn’t?

Join us as we react to the definitive female buddy movie of the …

Little Miss Sunshine 2: On The Road Again

April 5th, 2021


Little Miss Sunshine was a true word-of-mouth sensation back in 2006, winning two Oscars and making a strong case for the introduction of a 'Best Performance by an Ensemble' category. 

The film stars Abigail Breslin as …

Con Air 2: Air Con

March 29th, 2021


It's been... ooh, three weeks since we last did a Nicholas Cage movie on this podcast. What can we say, the man has our heart - and the utterly …

You Can Count On Me

March 22nd, 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 …

Crossroads 2: In The Zone

March 15th, 2021


It's Britney, Bitch! In the concluding episode of our 'musician to movie star' mini-season, we look back at the Princess of Pop's first, and to date only, major movie vehicle. 

Tune in for our thoughts on product …

The Bodyguard 2:The Shoddyguard

March 8th, 2021


Of all the singers who branched out into acting in the 90s, few nailed the cross-promotional opportunities as successfully as Whitney Houston. Not …

Moonstruck 2: That‘s Amore!

March 1st, 2021


The effervescently fabulous Cher finally won her Oscar for this delightful 1988 romantic comedy. Three decades later, is it time to revisit the …

Dreamgirls 2: Divas Reunited

February 22nd, 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 …

The First Wives Club 2: Don‘t Get Mad, Get Everything!

February 15th, 2021


A surprise smash hit in 1996, The First Wives Club proved the pulling power of three brilliantly funny women of a certain age. Bette Midler, Goldie …

The Greatest Showman 2: The People vs P.T. Barnum

February 8th, 2021


The Greatest Showman - aka the story of how an able-bodied white man crawled over the backs of the less fortunate on his way to fame and fortune... …

Reviving Pleasantville

February 1st, 2021


Released in 1998, Pleasantville was a disappointment at the box office, but quickly developed a cult audience as stars Reese Witherspoon and Tobey …

Best In Show - Hounds Reunited

January 25th, 2021


Before Schitt's Creek, comedy legends Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara played an equally dysfunctional but endearing married couple in Christopher Guest's brilliant dog show mockumentary Best In Show

In this week's …

Episode 200 | Titanic Revisited

January 18th, 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 - …

A Bug‘s Life 2: Curse of the Zombees

January 11th, 2021


It's been a stressful few weeks, so for our first new episode of 2021 we decided to ease our way into the new year with a Pixar animated classic. …

BONUS | Year End Review - The Films of 2020

December 31st, 2020


It's time to say goodbye to the hell year that was 2020 - but before we go, we're taking one final look back at the films we watched this year.

Cinemas may have closed, but we still managed to seek out a fair few new …

Tokyo Godfathers 2: Dreaming Machine

December 28th, 2020


Christmas may be over, but we've got one last festive movie for you! Friend of the podcast Nathaniel returns to the show with Tokyo Godfathers, a classic slice of Japanese animation from the legendary director Satoshi …

Winter's Tale 2: A Henchman's Tale

December 21st, 2020


When Martin Scorsese declares your movie's plot to be 'unfilmable', it's generally not a good sign. So it was with Winters Tale' - a well regarded …

In Bruges 2: In Brugatory

December 14th, 2020


Our season of not-quite-Christmas movies continues with a sharp uptick in quality, courtesy of Martin McDonagh's 2008 black comedy In Bruges. 

This is a first-time viewing experience for John, while Harry watched the …

Reindeer Games 2: Away In a Manger

December 7th, 2020


Our alternative festive season continues this week with Reindeer Games, a bizarre attempt to put a festive twist on a Tarantino-style crime thriller. 

Released in February 2000 to terrible reviews and negligible box …

Black Christmas 2: The Man With The Bag

November 30th, 2020


'Tis the season to be... jolly? In the spirit of our complicated feeling about Yuletide 2020, we're kicking off this year's Festive mini-season in a …

As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

November 23rd, 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 …

Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

November 16th, 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 …

The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

November 9th, 2020


After Absolutely Anything proved to be absolutely abysmal, we decided we needed to look at a better representation of Robin Williams' talents. The …

Absolutely Anything

November 2nd, 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 …

What Lies Beneath

October 26th, 2020


Visual effects guru Robert Zemeckis was on a real hot streak in 2000. He filmed What Lies Beneath while waiting for Tom Hanks to lose enough weight to complete production on Cast Away. Both wound up as enormous …

The Frighteners 2: Female Trouble

October 19th, 2020


As our Halloween mini-season continues, we welcome back one of our favourite returning guests, the fabulous Phil Better. Having introduced us to the …

Ghost 2: Medium Rare

October 12th, 2020


When we decided to dedicate this year's Halloween season to supernatural movies, Ghost was always an essential. One of the most iconic movies of its …

Beetlejuice 2: A Deal With The Devil

October 4th, 2020


It's October, which means it's time for another Halloween season! We've already covered Witches, Vampires and Werewolves, so this year we're …

Midsommar Murders

September 28th, 2020


Following the breakout success of Hereditary, writer-director Ari Aster proved he was no one-hit wonder with the deliciously weird Midsommar. By …

Insomnia 2: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

September 21st, 2020


Released between the indie-breakout success of Memento and global blockbuster Batman Begins, Insomnia could be considered the forgotten Christopher …

Leon: The Houseplant

September 13th, 2020


One of the most provocative hit movies of the 90s, Luc Besson's Leon introduced a young Natalie Portman to the world and helped reinvent Gary Oldman as one of the all-time great scenery-chewing bad guys. 

In this week's …

A Simple Favor 2: Single White Favor

September 6th, 2020


One of our favourite subjects here at Beyond The Box Set is a micro-genre we like to call 'Bitches be crazy' - and we've got a doozy for you this …

Focus 2: Fortune Hunters

August 31st, 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 …

Hancock 2: Tides of Change

August 23rd, 2020


Our Will Smith season continues with Hancock, a comic book action thriller that escaped development hell to the tune of over $550 million worldwide box office. 

In this week's episode we discuss drawn out twists, Jason …

I Am Legend 2: Legends Never Die

August 16th, 2020


Our Will Smith season continues this week with with post-apocalyptic drama I Am Legend. It took a number of compromises to get this film to the big …

Hitch 2: Son of a Hitch

August 9th, 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 …

Wild Wild West 2: The Mild, Mild North

August 3rd, 2020


We had a realisation last week that in almost four years of podcasting, we've never covered a Will Smith movie. Obviously, this had to be rectified, and what better start for the king of franchise movies than a rare, …

In & Out 2: Hollywood Howard

July 27th, 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 …

Survive Style 5+

July 20th, 2020


In this week's podcast, long-time friend of the show Nathaniel De Bell joins us to discuss a Tarantino-inspired Japanese comedy that you may not have …

The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

July 13th, 2020


Despite being adapted from a successful novel, The Girl With All The Gifts failed to connect at the box office in 2016 - and passed us by completely. …

Black Sheep 2: Mutton Apocalypse

July 6th, 2020


Flesh eating zombie sheep run rampant in the inventively gory New Zealand horror-comedy Black Sheep. On this week's episode, we break down the plot …

Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Kill, Repeat...

June 28th, 2020


With his refusal to age and curiously immobile hairline, Tom Cruise clearly knows a thing or two about time travel. In the final instalment of our …

See You Yesterday

June 22nd, 2020


With a plot that features striking parallels to the tragic recent events that sparked the global Black Lives Matter protests, we were initially concerned that See You Yesterday might prove to be too bleak for us to talk …

Source Code: Hard Reboot

June 15th, 2020


What would you do if you only had eight minutes to live? Oh, and also, you're stuck on a train, you have no idea how you got there, and you're stuck …

The Groundhog Show

June 8th, 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 …

Adaptation 2: Ideation

June 1st, 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, …

The Perfection 2: Encore

May 25th, 2020


Is Netflix the new spiritual home of trash-tactic B-movies? We could be OK with that if they reach the glorious heights of insanity achieved by The …

Ed Wood: The Softcore Years

May 19th, 2020


An avowed lover of classic horror and campy 50s B-movies, it's difficult to imagine anybody but Tim Burton pulling off an Ed Wood biopic. Released at …

The Prestige 2: Smoke & Mirrors

May 11th, 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 Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

May 4th, 2020


A very breathy Nicole Kidman and her daylight-averse children face supernatural intruders while self-isolating in a remote Jersey mansion. Written …

Room To Breathe

April 27th, 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 …

Panic Room 2: Anxiety Closet

April 20th, 2020


Our shut-in season continues with a tightly-wound thriller in which Jodie Foster and baby Kristen Stewart fend off a trio of invaders with the help of some high-tech home security... from the mind of Fight Club director …

Get Out... and Stay Out!

April 13th, 2020


An Oscar-winning instant horror classic with genuine substance behind the scares, Jordan Peele's Get Out was an obvious pick for our self-isolation …

Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan

April 6th, 2020


Our Pandemic mini-series continues with a 90s schlock-action classic from Air Force One director Wolfgang Pietersen. Starring a miscast Dustin …

Contagion, Actually

March 28th, 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 …

Lucy Goosey & The Jang Gang (feat. How to Survive Your Twenties)

March 22nd, 2020


Luc Besson's Lucy is a wild 90 minute rollercoaster that starts off as a standard issue crime thriller before taking a hard left turn into sci-fi, …

Skyscraper 2: Mile High Club

March 13th, 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? …

Moonrise Kingdom: Beyond The Chickchaw

March 7th, 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 …

Wonka: Chapter 2 (feat. Pete Allison)

February 28th, 2020


Murder, fat shaming, nightmarish steamboat rides - terrifying childhood classics don't come much more traumatic than Willy Wonka & The Chocolate …

Out of Sight 2: The Buddy System

February 24th, 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 …

The Favourite 2: Blood Feud

February 19th, 2020


With all due respect to Glenn Close, Olivia Colman's surprise Best Actress win was one of the clear highlights of last year's Oscars. So, as the dust …

BONUS | Oscars 2020 Reaction!

February 10th, 2020


The Academy Awards and all other award shows this year are done! Finally!! Let's break it down.

You can hear full reviews of all of this year's major …

OSCARS | Ranking the 2020 Best Picture Nominees...

February 7th, 2020


It's Oscar weekend! We've spent the last few weeks feverishly working our way through all the nominees, and how we're finally ready to present our definitive rankings! May the best movie win... (Spoiler alert: it won't …

Escape to Victory: Deadly Rematch (ft. Ant McGinley)

January 31st, 2020


In over three years of podcasting, one genre we've never really touched on here at Beyond The Box Set is football movies. Fortunately, Podcast …

Goodfellas 2: Mob Wife Beauty Shop

January 25th, 2020


With Martin Scorsese's The Irishman racking up an impressive 10 Oscar nominations this month, we thought we'd look back at one of his most beloved gangster classics, the stylish, sardonic and endlessly quotable …

Les Miserables 2: The Wretched

January 17th, 2020


It's our 150th episode! We knew we had to do something special to celebrate this landmark, so tune in as Harry forces John to relive the worst cinema experience of his life -  Tom Hooper's musical extravaganza Les …

Pixar's Up 2 The Stars

January 10th, 2020


As long-time listeners may know, we've established a little tradition here at Beyond The Box Set, in which we ease our way into a new year with an animated classic. So grab the Kleenex and join us for an emotional look …

BONUS | The First Annual BOXIE Awards

January 5th, 2020


What's our favourite season? Awards, obviously! That's why, with the Golden Globes and the Oscars just around the corner, we decided the time was …

BONUS | Reviewing The Movies of 2019 - Part Two

January 2nd, 2020


From Joker and Judy to Star Wars and Cats, we present the concluding chapter of our exhaustive review of 2019 in cinema...

1.00: Joker

4.10: Judy

7.00: Ready or Not

9.30: Terminator: Dark Fate

14.45: Doctor Sleep

18.45: …

BONUS | Reviewing The Movies of 2019 - Part One

December 31st, 2019

  As we close in on the end of another eventful year of podcasting, we thought we'd take this opportunity for a quickfire(ish) look back at all the …

Christmas With The Kranks 2: Ripping off The Kranks

December 27th, 2019


For our final festive selection of 2019, our Patreon supporters have inflicted a real turkey on us. Released in 2004, Christmas With The Kranks is a …

The Princess Switch 2: Electric Switcheroo

December 20th, 2019


It's double the fun in more ways than one this week, as returning guests Joe and Ollie join us to discuss Netflix's Festive rom-com 'The Princess Switch' starring Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, and literally hundreds …

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter...

December 12th, 2019


What's this? What's this?!

Why, it's the latest festive episode of Beyond The Box Set, in which we're pitching sequels for Disney's ghoulish …

The Holiday 2: Daddy Issues

December 6th, 2019


Like a warm plate of Christmas Fettuccine, The Holiday may not be the most nutritious festive treat on the market, but damn if it doesn't hit the …

Bridesmaids 2: Maid of Honor

November 29th, 2019


In a strange quirk of podcast timing, Harry found himself forced to watch three romantic comedies in as many days the week we recorded this episode. Will this have any bearing on his reaction to Bridesmaids, the …

The Terminal 2: Escape From Krakozhia

November 22nd, 2019


Tom Hanks has starred in five movies directed by Steven Spielberg to date. Of those five, The Terminal is arguably the least-loved. Not only did it gross a modest (by Spielberg/Hanks standards) $77 million at the US box …

Fargo 2: Murder in Minnesota

November 15th, 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 …

Fight Club 2: Rom Com Collective

November 8th, 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 …

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

November 1st, 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 …

Vampire's Kiss 2: Uncaged

October 25th, 2019


Nicholas Cage suffers delusions of Vampirism in the insane dark 80s comedy Vampire's Kiss. Now most famous for birthing that meme, the entire movie …

Lesbian Vampires Killed Our Careers!

October 18th, 2019


Before James Corden found fame in the USA, he teamed up with his 'Gavin & Stacey' co-star Matthew Horne for Lesbian Vampire Killers, a crude and ill-conceived Shaun of the Dead knock-off that almost buried his …

Bram Stoker's Dracula: Meet The Harkers

October 11th, 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 …

What We Do In The Shadows 2: What We Do In The Moonlight

October 4th, 2019


Four vampires navigate the eternal struggle of flat-sharing in Taika Waititi's hilarious 2014 mockumentary 'What We Do In The Shadows'. As we kick off our season of Vampire movies, does this film still retain its …

Election 2: Becoming Tracy Flick

September 27th, 2019


A pointed political satire from Sideways director Alexander Payne, Election gave a young Reese Witherspoon the role of a lifetime as Tracy Flick, a …

Oliver's Orphanage of Opportunity!

September 20th, 2019


A spectacular Dickensian musical that traumatised multiple generations of children, Carol Reed's Oliver! is a bona fide classic... but somehow in …

Napoleon Dynamite's High School Reunion

September 12th, 2019


A micro-budget indie comedy with no recognisable stars, Napoleon Dynamite was a surprise crossover smash in 2004. However, it was also highly …

Django & Broomhilda: Slingers Against Slavers

September 6th, 2019


Quentin Tarantino's tribute to spaghetti westerns, Django Unchained certainly packs a punch - not to mention some capital letters ACTING from an Oscar-hungry Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar-winning Christof Waltz and a …

Maximum Overdrive 2: Attack of the Drones

August 29th, 2019


Stephen King may have written the novels that inspired dozens of iconic movies, but he's directed only one... the 80s gonzo epic 'Maximum Overdrive'.

Even King himself disowns this film as a cocaine-fuelled disaster …

Misery 2: The College Years

August 23rd, 2019


In the annals of all-time great modern horror performances, psychotic fangirl Annie Wilkes would always rank highly. Sadly that dirty bird Stephen …

The Shawshank Redemption 2: Shawshank Resurrection

August 16th, 2019


Thinly veiled Jesus allegory? Platonic gay love story? The greatest movie of all time? Depending on who you ask, The Shawshank Redemption could be …

Stand By Me 2: The Sign

August 8th, 2019


Our Stephen King mini-season kicks off this week with a quintessential coming of age classic, Rob Reiner's heartstring-tugging boys adventure tale Stand By Me.

Adapted from King's short story The Body, Stand By Me stars …

Welcome To Marwen 2: Beyond The Valley of the Dolls

August 2nd, 2019


A new movie from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis is generally a buzz-worthy event, but Welcome To Marwen alienated critics and died a swift death at the box office when released earlier this year. 

Starring Steve …

Girls Trip 2: Diva Las Vegas

July 26th, 2019


An outrageous comedy hit that introduced the world to the irrepressible talents of Tiffany Haddish - and an eye-opening new use for the humble grapefruit - Girls Trip definitely left us hungry for more. 

Tune into this …

Chronicle 2: Chronic Back Pain

July 19th, 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 …

The Further Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

July 12th, 2019


Sharpen your nails and dust off your wittiest one-liners! This week, we're heading off on the road trip of a lifetime with a look back at The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! 

An outrageously camp …

The Day After Tomorrow 2: The Decade After Tomorrow

July 4th, 2019


Our disaster movie season wouldn't be complete without a look back at Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow. Will this once-silly climate change …

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

June 28th, 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 …

Deep Impact 2: Deeper Underground

June 21st, 2019


A more thoughtful, character-driven take on the disaster movie genre that still finds room for exploding cars and city-crushing tidal waves, Deep …

Knowing 2: All Knowing

June 14th, 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 …

Geostorm 2: Dutch Oven

June 7th, 2019


Gerard Butler and his distractingly thick neck race to save the world from ecological disaster in Geostorm, an instant ironic classic from the …

Tropic Thunder 2: Welcome Back To The Jungle

May 30th, 2019


Featuring ludicrously OTT gore, Ben Stiller going full r-word and Robert Downey Jr. improbably turning a black face performance into Oscar gold, …

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

May 23rd, 2019


Starring Mark Wahlberg as Dirk Diggler, the well-endowed Golden Child of the late 70s porn industry, Boogie Nights established Paul Thomas Anderson …

Clueless 2: High School Reunion

May 17th, 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 Devil Wears Prada 2: Revenge Wears Prada

May 9th, 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 …

Air Force One: Cruise Control

May 3rd, 2019


Be honest, who wouldn't vote for Harrison Ford as President? On the basis of Air Force One, his policies might be a little... problematic, but he's …

Mars Attacks 2: Cat Women From Venus!

April 25th, 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 …

Dangerous Liaisons: Children of the Revolution

April 18th, 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 …

Fatal Attraction 2: Bitches Be Crazy

April 12th, 2019


Having recently discovered that Harry has only ever seen two Glenn Close movies in his life - one of which being Guardians of the Galaxy - we decided to dedicate a season to the iconic 7-time Oscar non-winner. First up, …

Being Benjamin Button

April 4th, 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 …

The Artist 2: An April Fool's

April 1st, 2019


As a special treat, we thought we'd put out this week's discussion of the Oscar-winning silent movie 'The Artist' a few days earlier than usual. Enjoy!

John Carter Must Die (feat. Fake Nerd Podcast)

March 29th, 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 …

The Martian 2: Life On Mars?

March 22nd, 2019


Like most moviegoers, the last couple of years have kind of soured us on the screen talents of Matt Damon. Movies like Downsizing and Suburbicon haven't exactly made the best use of his talents, to put it mildly. So …

The Dressmaker 2: The Hemsworth Curse

March 16th, 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 …

The Shape of Water 2: The Sea-quel

March 8th, 2019


This time last year, The Shape of Water was crowned Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards. Twelve months on, has the movie lost any of its lustre? 

As we bid adieu to another year of Oscar-watching, we decided to …

Clue 2: Into The Hasbro-Verse

February 28th, 2019


Was it Mr Green in the Hall with the Revolver? Or perhaps Mrs Peacock in the Billiard room with the Lead Pipe? All the cards are on the table this …

BONUS | Oscars 2019 - The Reaction

February 25th, 2019


It's been a long road, but Oscar season 2019 has finally come to an end. Check out our instant post-show reaction to the shocks, the snubs and everything else that went down in this very hungover bonus episode...

Truth or Dare 2: Double Dare

February 21st, 2019


What if a classic college game based around uncomfortable revelations and sexy funtimes... turned deadly? That's the premise of the wholly unoriginal …

BONUS | Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2019 - RANKED!

February 19th, 2019


It's the most wonderful time of the year - Oscar Season! Eight movies have been nominated for the prestigious title of Best Picture of 2018... and …

Need For Speed 2: Hot Wheels Edition

February 15th, 2019


A high octane racing thriller based on a popular video game franchise, Need For Speed should have been in pole position for a box office victory lap, …

Battleship 2: Guess Who?

February 8th, 2019


B12 - You sunk my battleship! To kick off our new 'movies based on games' mini-season, podcasting legend Phil Better joins us to discuss the frankly ludicrous 2012 Hasbro cash-in 'Battleship' - starring Taylor Kitsch, …

The Sound of Music 2: Back In The Habit

January 31st, 2019


How do you solve a problem like following up your first ever live episode? By taking on one of the most beloved movies of all time, of course! This …

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - LIVE! (feat. Kenrick & Miller)

January 25th, 2019


We did it! To celebrate our 100th(!) episode of Beyond The Box Set, we decided to take a bold step into the Podcasting big leagues by hosting our …

True Lies 2: Dana-nother Day

January 17th, 2019


In our recent year-end review, Harry put forth the controversial opinion that Skyscraper is a perfect action movie. This week, John attempts to …

Inside Out 2: This Is Your Brain On Drugs

January 11th, 2019


The holiday season is over and frankly we could all use a little joy in our lives right now. So we decided to kick-start 2019 with a heartwarming …

BONUS | Movies of 2018 Reviewed... With Sequels! (Part Two)

January 4th, 2019


In the second half of our epic 2018 review, we look back at the movies we watched between July and December and deliver our final verdicts - complete …

BONUS | Movies of 2018 Reviewed... With Sequels! (Part One)

January 2nd, 2019


In addition to pitching sequels to old films, we also watched a lot of new releases in 2018. So we thought we'd end the year with a look back at …

Scrooged 2: Oliver Twisted (feat. 2 Geeks 2 Movies)

December 27th, 2018


A cynical 80s update of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with Bill Murray in the central role, Scrooged has all the elements of a festive home run. …

Jack Frost 2: The Meltdown

December 21st, 2018


The year is 1998. Michael Keaton plays an absent father who, after being tragically killed on his way home for Christmas, reincarnates in the form of a wisecracking snowman in order to re-connect with his traumatised …

Elf 2: How Buddy Saved Christmas

December 13th, 2018


Will Ferrell has repeatedly ruled out making a sequel for Elf, his festive 2004 comedy hit that rapidly became a seasonable staple. After the muted …

Edward Scissorhands 2: Rock, Paper, Scissorhands... (feat. Blokebusters)

December 6th, 2018


Is Edward Scissorhands a Christmas movie? Possibly not, but it features snow, Christmas trees and an underlying air of sadness, which makes it close …

Arrival 2: Departure (feat. Dante Pineau)

November 29th, 2018


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 …

The Birdcage 2: Starina Rides Again

November 23rd, 2018


Put simply, 'The Birdcage' is one of the funniest movies ever made. Yes, it's a remake of the much-loved French classic La cage aux folles, but it's …

Bait 3D: Oscar Bait

November 16th, 2018


A low-budget Australian shark thriller that somehow found its way into the hands of Harry's mother, it's safe to say Bait 3D is not a film for the ages.

However, despite the wooden acting, questionable special effects …

The Way Way the Way Way Back (feat. Charlie Dudley)

November 8th, 2018


After a month of Halloween horror, we needed something to lift our spirits this week. Thankfully, special guest Charlie Dudley (of Why Did I Do That?

Behind The Mask 2: The Reboot of Leslie Vernon

November 1st, 2018


Halloween may be over, but our Horror movie season extends for another week as we're joined by special guest Mark Reid to discuss 'Behind The Mask: …

Wolf 2: Old Wolf (feat. Phil Better & Doghair Presents)

October 25th, 2018


It's time for another Podcast crossover! As we conclude our Halloween 'Season of the Wolf' we're joined by Phil Better of The Phil Better Show and …

Red Riding Hood II : Red Riding Hoodie

October 18th, 2018


Little Red Riding Hood meets Twilight meets Murder On The Orient Express in this rather bizarre fairytale recalling directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Harry got bored, but John was compelled by the terrible camera work …

Dog Soldiers 2: Shadow of the Wolf

October 11th, 2018


It's week two of our Halloween 'Season of the Wolf', and we're moving from Japanese anime to a very British take on the Werewolf movie genre - Neil …

Wolf Children 2 - Teen Wolf

October 4th, 2018


This Halloween is The Season of the Wolf here at Beyond The Box Set. Each week this month, we're looking at classic movies featuring Werewolves. …

Muppet Pulp Fiction

September 27th, 2018


It's the movie that revitalised John Travolta's career, made Uma Thurman an instant icon and proved that there's quite literally no hairstyle that …

Mrs Doubtfire 2: Son of Doubtfire

September 20th, 2018


How far would you go to be with your children? In the classic 90s comedy Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams goes truly goes above and beyond to spend some …

The Big Lebowski 2: Finding Donny (feat. Genuine Chit Chat)

September 13th, 2018


With an endlessly quoteable script from The Coen Brothers and career-defining performances from Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, The Big Lebowski is …

Burlesque 2: Season of the Bitch

September 6th, 2018


It's a passion! It's a fashion! It's... a campy wig explosion with terrible acting, a nonsensical plot and far, far too many characters! In this very special edition of Beyond The Box Set, we're joined by returning …

Death Becomes Her 2: Ghost Protocol

August 30th, 2018


We were in dire need of a comedy palate cleanser after sitting through the dreadful 'Sausage Party' for last week's episode, so John decided that the …

Sausage Party 2: Starbaked

August 23rd, 2018


Food and sex can be a wonderful combination... at times. Sausage Party is not one of those times. 

Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Sausage …

A Knight's Tale 2: The Gorgeous Ladies of Jousting

August 17th, 2018


Fonging hell! We've got a real crowd pleaser to talk about this week - gleefully anachronistic jousting adventure A Knight's Tale, the starring the …

May 2: The Tribute

August 9th, 2018


May we have your attention please? This week we're taking on a slightly less well-known movie than usual, but we definitely think it's worthy of a wider audience. Writer-director Lucky McKee's May is a surprisingly …

Blue Velvet - An Antz Perspective

August 2nd, 2018


Blue Velvet - an iconic movie of the 80s, but perhaps not the most compatible movie for the consumption of omelettes. That's just one of the many lessons we learned while attempting to make sense of David Lynch's …

Drag Me To Hell II: Justin's Long Con

July 26th, 2018


Talking goats, doomed kittens and a *lot* of projectile vomiting, Drag Me To Hell found Sam Raimi back in his comedy-horror element after his lucrative turn behind the Spider Man franchise. But does it have the …

Jerry Maguire 2: Jerry's Game

July 19th, 2018


From the chunky flip phones and questionable hair to the dodgy sexual politics and curious lack of any real stakes, Jerry Maguire is perhaps the …

Labyrinth 2: Revenge of the Goblin Queen

July 13th, 2018


A disturbed teenage girl. A baby-snatching goblin king with a distractingly prominent codpiece. A supporting cast of creature features ranging from bizarre to frankly terrifying. Every scene of Jim Henson's Labyrinth is …

Yentl: Master of Disguise

July 5th, 2018


She sings! She acts! She directs! Barbra Streisand is perhaps the ultimate triple-threat pop icon, and she makes her Beyond The Box Set debut this …

Spice World 2: Fallen Kingdom

June 28th, 2018


I'll tell you what we want, what we really, really want... a sequel to Spice World, the 1997 meta-comedy / cash in released to capitalise on the …

Three Kings 2: Three Wise Men (feat. FlixWatcher)

June 21st, 2018


In a very special Podcast crossover episode, Helen and Kobi from FlixWatcher join us to discuss David O.Russell's darkly comedic Gulf War movie Three …

Mermaids 2: Search for the Merman

June 14th, 2018


There are certain actors we'll watch in just about anything. Cher is one, Winona Ryder is another. In Mermaids, the pair play mother and daughter, …

The Boy Next Door 2: Who Is Jennifer Lopez?

June 7th, 2018


Jennifer Lopez is a diva, an icon and one of the defining celebrities of the 21st Century... that's what co-host John thinks, anyway. Harry, on the other hand, has never knowingly seen or heard anything she's ever done. 

School of Rock 2: Mr Schneebly's Opus

May 31st, 2018


If you have any doubt about how important Jack Black was to the success of School of Rock, just try to imagine literally any other comic actor in his …

The Royal Tenenbaums 2: All About Margot

May 24th, 2018


Whether you love or loathe his signature brand of whimsical storytelling and themes of upper middle-class ennui, Wes Anderson is one of the most …

Treasure Planet 2: A Disney Crime Story

May 18th, 2018


Finding a Disney movie with no sequels is a pretty tall order, so this week we drafted in a professional. James Mason PHD has an actual doctorate in Disney - making him the perfect guest to talk through the underrated …

Waterworld 2: The Shape of Waterworld

May 10th, 2018


You may find this week's episode of Beyond The Box Set to be bloated, incoherent and confused. If so, consider it a tribute to this week's featured …

Whip It II: Whip It Good!

May 3rd, 2018


We asked our listeners to nominate a film by an A-list female actor for our movie stars-turned-directors mini-season, and Whip It won by a landslide. Which is weird, because Drew Barrymore's directorial debut totally …

Matilda 2: No More Miss Nice Girl

April 26th, 2018


It's colourful, quotable and it inspired a generation of children to spend countless hours fruitlessly staring at glasses of water... this week on …

The Cable Guy 2: Unplugged

April 19th, 2018


Jim Carrey's career trajectory in the mid-90s was insane. After more than a decade of minor TV and film work, he burst onto the public consciousness in February 1994 with the release of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. This …

Of Mice And Men 2: Of Mice And Ben

April 12th, 2018


When we first launched Beyond The Box Set back in early 2017, little did we imagine that just over a year later we'd find ourselves reading out self-composed gay Of Mice And Men fan fiction to each other. And yet, here …

That Thing You Do (feat. The Contrarians)

April 5th, 2018


A sweet retro comedy about the rise and fall of fictional 60s pop band The Wonders, That Thing You Do! has virtually no stakes and gets by on the …

Galaxy Quest II: The Final Franchise

March 29th, 2018


It was voted the 7th best Star Trek film of all time by fans and described as 'a chillingly realistic documentary' by George Takei. But could the …

Looper 2: Super Loopers

March 22nd, 2018


Time travel movies: they're awesome, but they never make sense. Rain Johnson's twisty sci-fi thriller Looper is no exception, but it sure is an entertaining ride.

Released in 2012, Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt …

2001: A Space Odyssey (feat. BBC's Larry & Paul)

March 15th, 2018


Stanley Kubrick's 1968 interstellar masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey features on pretty much every list of the top movies to see before you die. Its 1984 sequel is less fondly remembered - in fact, we had no idea it …

Run Amélie Run (feat. Think Outside The Box Set)

March 8th, 2018


A whimsical French comedy with some deceptively twisted themes, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie is a delightful ode to love, fate and the power of …

BONUS | Post-Oscars Reaction 2018

March 6th, 2018


After a long night of drinking games, we present the most hung-over episode of Beyond The Box Set to date, our annual post-Oscars reaction podcast!

La La Land 2: Scar Scar Land (feat. Wit Ye Talking Aboot)

March 2nd, 2018


Beyond The Box Set goes on the road this week for a podcast crossover with the hilarious Ross and Laura of Wit Ye Talking About. The musical Scots join us for a timely discussion of Damien Chazelle's thwarted Oscar …

OSCAR BONUS | Ranking the 2018 Best Picture Nominees

February 27th, 2018


It's Oscar time! We love an awards show here at Beyond The Box Set, so in honour of the biggest one of all, we're taking a quick detour from pitching …

Garden State 2: Pet Sematary

February 22nd, 2018


Remember when everybody loved Garden State? Strange as it seems, Zach Braff's directorial debut was widely praised on release - so why has its reputation curdled so dramatically in recent years? Louise Ball joins us …

22 Short Films About Snowpiercer

February 15th, 2018


Imagine the worst train journey you've ever taken. Now, throw in baby-eating, a post-apocalyptic caste system and a demented Tilda Swinton ranting about shoes in a broad Yorkshire accent. Welcome to Bong Joon-ho's …

*batteries not included 2: Attack of the Drones

February 9th, 2018


What's your favourite children's movie about impoverished elderly people living with dementia? This week on Beyond The Box Set, we're joined by the talented Phil Hepworth to discuss *batteries not included, a quirky …

Forrest Gump II: Jenny's Side

February 2nd, 2018


Episode 50 marks Beyond The Box Set's first full year on the air, so we knew we had to celebrate with a truly iconic movie choice. So sit down and …

Black Swan 2: Urban Redemption

January 26th, 2018


Natalie Portman's high-intensity acting style found the perfect vehicle in Darren Aronofsky's nightmarish ballet-themed body horror Black Swan, a …

BONUS | Oscar Predictions 2018

January 22nd, 2018


It's the most wonderful time of the year... for movie nerds! With the official nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards due to be announced in a …

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2: Ding Dong & Dynamite (feat. Easy Riders Raging Podcast)

January 19th, 2018


It's the whip-smart cult comedy that revived Robert Downey Jr.'s career and rescued us from the prospect of Johnny Knoxville headlining the Iron Man …

Being John Malkovich II: The Split

January 11th, 2018


After four long weeks apart, Harry and John finally reunite for a dizzyingly hilarious trip down the rabbit hole that is Spike Jonze and Charlie …

WALL-E 2: A Garbage Movie

January 4th, 2018


In almost a year of recording Beyond The Box Set, it occured to us this week that we've never actually covered a fully animated movie. So in the …

BONUS | Pitching Sequels to the Movies of 2017: Part Two

December 31st, 2017


The second half of 2017 gave us blockbusters of wildly varying quality - from the artistic and commercial highs of Dunkirk and Baby Driver to the wildly misguided lows of Justice League and Geostorm. We also made time …

BONUS | Pitching Sequels to the Movies of 2017: Part One

December 28th, 2017


From depressing Oscar contenders to terrible franchise movies, we watched a lot of movies in 2017 that wouldn't necessarily fit the Beyond The Box …

Jingle All The Way 2: Jingle Bell Rock (Feat. One Good Thing)

December 21st, 2017


Podcast crossover! In the fourth and final instalment of our 2017 festive mini-season, Paul and Paul from One Good Thing join us to discuss Arnold …

Love Actually 2: Love, Definitely?

December 14th, 2017


Is Love Actually a heartwarming festive classic, or the sexist, fat-shaming cinematic equivalent of finding a lump of coal in your stocking? This week on Beyond The Box Set, we revisited Harry's all-time favourite …

Krampus 2: The Satan Clause

December 8th, 2017


A horror-comedy about a Bavarian Christmas demon who feasts on the flesh of naughty children? Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette and a gun-toting …

It's A Wonderful Life 2: The Bailey Show

November 30th, 2017


This week on Beyond The Box Set, John and Harry kick off their festive season by pitching modern-day sequels for the most heartwarming holiday …

The Shining 2: Ghost Hotel

November 23rd, 2017


As an object lesson in terror, it's hard to beat Stanley Kubrick's 1980 hotel horror 'The Shining'. Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall as a …

Shaun of The Walking Dead

November 17th, 2017


Rumours of an official 'Shaun of the Dead' sequel were sadly recently scotched by creators Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, so we decided to come up with a few of our own!

This week, John and Harry are joined by horror …

Withnail and I 2: Coming Back In Here

November 10th, 2017


It's a family affair on Beyond The Box Set this week, as Harry's brother Sam Chappell pops by to pitch sequels for one of the funniest, saddest and most depraved British movies ever made - Withnail and I, starring …

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

November 2nd, 2017


Was the public really crying out for an Allan Quatermain movie in 2003? If so, they probably weren't banking on the incoherent mess that is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a notorious box office bomb that …

The Witches 2: Mousetrap

October 26th, 2017


In the final instalment of our Halloween mini-season, Harry and John are joined by the velvet-voiced Paul Kelly to pitch sequels for Nicolas Roeg's …

Hocus Pocus 2: Fresh Out the Coven

October 19th, 2017


In the second instalment of our special Halloween mini-series, Harry and John enjoy some prime Bette Midler scenery chewing in the all-time seasonal classic that is Hocus Pocus. 

Released in 1993, Hocus Pocus starred …

The Witches of Eastwick 2: Wizards of Wakefield

October 12th, 2017


In the first part of our special Halloween-themed trilogy, Harry and John revisit one of the most deliciously camp horror-comedies of the 80s - The …

Sunshine: A Toy Story in Space

October 6th, 2017


Is Danny Boyle's Sunshine one of the most underrated sci-fi movies of the past decade, or just a boring Sigourney-free version of Alien? Join us as we discuss space botany, weirdly breathy computer voices and …

The Mermaid 2: Pretty In Sink

September 28th, 2017


This week on Beyond The Box Set, we're joined by actual professional mermaid Lucy Meredith to discuss Stephen Chow's bizarre 2016 hit 'The Mermaid' - …

A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2

September 21st, 2017


Haley Joel Osment achieved peak creepiness in this divisive sci-fi fairytale from the combined minds of Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick. But how …

Dom Hemingway 2: Fury Road

September 14th, 2017


It's Jude Law... but as you've never seen him before! This week on Beyond The Box Set, we're pitching sequels to Dom Hemingway, a 2013 East End Crime Drama that makes some *very* interesting choices...

Join us as we …

Me Before You 2: Hell on Wheels

September 7th, 2017


What woman doesn’t dream of falling for a paraplegic millionaire with six months to live? This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequels to ‘Me Before You’, the controversial 2016 hit based on the novel by JoJo …

Her 2: Single White Operating System

August 31st, 2017


Is Spike Jonze’s Her a bittersweet futuristic romance or a chilling dystopian horror movie? As our two co-hosts pitch their sequel ideas, they discover that they had very different takes on this 2013 Oscar Winner…

Interview With The Vampire 2: Fangs For The Royalties

August 24th, 2017


Before the Twilight franchise ruined vampire movies for everybody, two of Hollywood’s most iconic leading men signed on to play a bloodsucking duo …

Interstellar 2: Introspection

August 17th, 2017


Is Interstellar Christopher Nolan’s funniest movie? This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re joined by super fan Joe Timothy to pitch sequels to the …

Strictly Ballroom 2: Hell Toupee

August 11th, 2017


It was the cult Australian rom-com that launched a worldwide reality TV phenomenon. This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re joined by Ellie Chalkley – …

Knights of Lego Badassdom

August 3rd, 2017


Tyrion Lannister and Abed from Community in a comedy horror movie about Live Action Roleplay? Sounds like a recipe for hilarity. Sadly, the reality …

The Talented Mr Ripley 2: Tom Ripley’s Disco Years

July 27th, 2017


Everybody should have one talent. Ours is coming up with questionable sequel ideas for classic movies. This week it’s the turn of Anthony Minghella’s …

The Sixth Sense 2: Icy Dead People

July 21st, 2017


We’re ready to tell you our secret now. We see… a scenery-chewing Wahlberg brother, questionable plot mechanics and a lot of unnecessary exposition.

This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequels to M. Night …

Scott Pilgrim vs. Addiction

July 14th, 2017


Does Edgar Wright have a woman problem? As his new movie Baby Driver lands in cinemas, John and Harry revisit Scott Pilgrim vs The World and are left with very mixed opinions about the Cornetto Trilogy director’s first …

District 9 2: Prawns and Recreation

July 7th, 2017


What do you get when you cross an alien body horror movie with a Parks and Recreation style mockumentary? This week on Beyond The Box Set, John and Harry revisit Neill Blomkamp’s inventive but tonally weird feature …

Cast Away 2: Wilsonism

June 30th, 2017


Is Tom Hanks a great actor, or do people just like him? John and Harry attempt to decipher the appeal of Hollywood’s favourite every-ham as we pitch …

The Truman Show 2: The UnReal World

June 22nd, 2017


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 …

The Room 2: Flowers for Denny

June 15th, 2017


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, …

Gone Girl 2: Bitches Be Crazy!

June 8th, 2017


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


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 …

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

June 2nd, 2017


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’ …

Sideways 2: The Hangover

May 26th, 2017


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

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

May 19th, 2017


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. …

Swiss Army Man

May 12th, 2017


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 …

Gravity 2: Down to Earth

May 4th, 2017


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 …

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

April 28th, 2017


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 …

Deja Vu: Deja Vu

April 20th, 2017


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 …

Memento 2: Back to the Future

April 13th, 2017


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

Heathers: Damage Control

April 7th, 2017


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

50 First Dates or 50 Waking Nightmares?

March 30th, 2017


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 …

The Good, The Bad and the Fugly

March 23rd, 2017


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 …

The Fifth Element: Odyssey of the Fifth

March 8th, 2017


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


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


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 …

Inception: Hormonal Awakening

February 22nd, 2017


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 …

Super Mario Bros 2: The Quest for Peach

February 15th, 2017


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 …

Gladiator! The Musical

February 8th, 2017


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 …

Titanic 2: A Stoner Comedy

February 1st, 2017


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 …

Beyond The Box Set Trailer

February 1st, 2017


Here at Beyond The Box Set, we believe every great movie deserves a questionable sequel. Each week we take a stand-alone cinema classic and compete to come up with the best, worst and most bizarre pitches to bring them …

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