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Pitching the movie sequels that nobody asked for.
#23 | The Sixth Sense 2: Icy Dead People
Jul 20 • 59 min
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 Shyamalan’s 1999 breakthrough hit ‘The…
#22 | Scott Pilgrim vs. Addiction
Jul 13 • 58 min
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 American movie. From Michael Cera’s…
#21 | District 9 2: Prawns and Recreation
Jul 6 • 55 min
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 debut District 9 and imagine what the…
#20 | Cast Away 2: Wilsonism
Jun 29 • 48 min
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 sequels to Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar-nominated classic Cast Away. From the rise of a Scientology-style…
#19 | The Truman Show 2: The UnReal World
Jun 22 • 50 min
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 crossover sequel – with a touch of HBO’s Westworld thrown in for good measure. Along the way we also discuss…
#18 | The Room 2: Flowers for Denny
Jun 15 • 56 min
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, we discuss the movie’s clear…
#17 | Gone Girl 2: Bitches Be Crazy!
Jun 8 • 59 min
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 Box Set, John and Harry wade through the plot holes to pitch sequels for one of the most insane thrillers…
BONUS | Rex Pickett on Writing Sideways and Potential Sequels
Jun 5 • 67 min
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 on which the film was based. In a…
#16 | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Jun 1 • 54 min
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’ questionable parenting abilities,…
#15 | Sideways 2: The Hangover
May 26 • 57 min
This week John and Harry pitch sequel ideas to Alexander Payne’s bittersweet classic Sideways. Twelve years after the events of the original movie, has Paul Giamatti’s Miles finally made piece with Merlot? Has late in life celebrity transformed Thomas…
#14 | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
May 18 • 52 min
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. The deeply creepy central premise…
#13 | Swiss Army Man
May 12 • 46 min
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 just Harry Potter jokes, but who…
#12 | Gravity 2: Down to Earth
May 4 • 48 min
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 discuss 3D vomit, intergalactic baseball and why Sandra Bullock is no match for Sigourney Weaver when it comes…
#11 | Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2: The Melancholy Death of Baby Herman
Apr 28 • 52 min
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 hit of the 80s. This week on Beyond The Box Set we revisit the Robert Zemeckis classic and pitch sequel…
#10 | Deja Vu: Deja Vu
Apr 20 • 46 min
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 unravel the movie’s many, many plot…
#9 | Memento 2: Back to the Future
Apr 13 • 33 min
This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequels Christopher Nolan’s ridiculously complicated cult hit Memento. Is Carrie-Ann Moss still messing with Guy Pearce’s head 17 years later? Has the dawn of the iPhone helped cure Leonard’s tattoo…
#8 | Heathers: Damage Control
Apr 6 • 41 min
It’s the endlessly quotable cult comedy that turned Winona Ryder into an icon. But how would Heather’s pitch-black sensibility translate in 2017? From comic book crossovers to copycat killers, we explore the possibilities in another bewildering edition of…
#7 | 50 First Dates or 50 Waking Nightmares?
Mar 30 • 52 min
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 love with him? We had mixed opinions on this 2004 Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore vehicle, but its bizarre…
#6 | The Good, The Bad and the Fugly
Mar 23 • 59 min
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 Ugly. From a Zootopia crossover to a…
#5 | The Fifth Element: Odyssey of the Fifth
Mar 7 • 47 min
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 performance as Ruby Rhod, it’s fair to say…
BONUS: Post-Oscars Reaction
Feb 26 • 36 min
In the second of our shamelessly off-brand bonus episodes, we blearily reflect on the 2017 Academy Awards, including the most deserved winners, the most robbed losers and the jokes that should have been left on the cutting room floor… beyondtheboxset.com…
BONUS: Ranking the 2017 Oscar Nominees
Feb 25 • 61 min
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 Best Picture nominee do we really…
#4 | Inception: Hormonal Awakening
Feb 21 • 50 min
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 Nolan’s 2010 sci-fi smash Inception. By giving its characters near-limitless scope for dream-building and…
#3 | Super Mario Bros 2: The Quest for Peach
Feb 14 • 41 min
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 the 1993 Super Mario Bros movie. It’s hard to come up with story ideas even half as demented as the utterly…
#2 | Gladiator! The Musical
Feb 7 • 45 min
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 any current Hollywood star could…
#1 | Titanic 2: A Stoner Comedy
Feb 1 • 38 min
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 the highest grossing movies of all…