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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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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 …

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