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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.

Beyond The Box Set Harry Chappell & John Lucas

    • Film Reviews
    • 5.0 • 123 Ratings

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.

    Black Christmas 2: The Man With The Bag

    Black Christmas 2: The Man With The Bag

    '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 slightly darker mood than usual. Enter cult seventies slasher Black Christmas...
    Credited by some with essentially inspiring the teen slasher genre, thanks to its influence on the subsequent Halloween franchise and all that followed, Black Christmas is notable for a smarter script and higher quality performances than most horror fare - not to mention one of the most sinister endings ever committed to film. 
    In this week's podcast we discuss the joy of Margot Kidder, Olivia Hussey's improbably plummy English accent, the iconic Sherry-swigging landlady and much more. As always, we also check in with our listeners, brainstorm some drinking games and pitch some seriously twisted sequel ideas!
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    Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we revisit a classic standalone movie from cinema history, and attempt to pitch the silliest sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. It's movie podcasting with a creative twist, and we're still going strong after almost 200 episodes...
    If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a new podcast every Monday morning. You can also support us by leaving a review on your podcatcher of choice, or by signing up to our Patreon to access a number of bonus incentives, all for as little as $2 per month.
    00.00 Often Inebriated Barb is pure Festive goals 
    51.30 Black Christmas Drinking Games
    57.15 Black Christmas Sequel Pitches
    1.19.00 Listener Submissions and Episode 195 Preview

    • 1 hr 22 min
    As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

    As Good As It Gets 2: Melvin & Maude

    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 the lead acting Oscars at the following year's ceremony. In this week's podcast, we discuss the Academy's love of a middlebrow love story, the ineffable allure of Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt's Hollywood moment and much more, as we break down the film and pitch some sequels!
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     Beyond The Box Set is a move review podcast with a difference. Every week, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back the big screen. 
    If you like the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. You can also sign up to our Patreon to gain access to a variety of incentives including a regular bonus show, extended episodes, crossover opportunities, a regular ad slot on the main show and much more, all for as little as $2 per month. 
    00.00 Theory: Helen Hunt is a secret racist 
    50.45 As Good As It Gets Drinking Games
    1.05.20 As Good As It Gets Sequel Pitches
    1.24.35 Listener Submissions and Episode 194 Preview

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

    Good Will Hunting 2: Bad Will Fighting

    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 years later, Good Will Hunting has become an Oscar-winning sensation and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are on a fast-track to the Hollywood A-list.
    On this week's podcast, we take a closer look at this much-loved movie and debate whether or not it really holds up. Along the way we discuss hot topics including Hollywood psychology, overly enthusiastic maths teachers, how Robin Williams' ad-libs basically saved this movie and more. As always, we also throw in our regular round of drinking games, listener reactions and sequel pitches for your enjoyment. 
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    Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a look at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We're rapidly approaching 200 episodes and still going strong - so check out our back catalogue on your podcatcher of choice!
    If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. If you really, really like us, you could also leave us a review on your preferred podcasting app, or sign up to our Patreon to access exclusive content including a regular bonus show, extended episodes, a promo slot on our main feed and much more, all for as little as $2 per month. 
    00.00 Weak sex jokes and problematic morals 
    37.35 Good Will Hunting Drinking Games
    48.05 Good Will Hunting Sequel Pitches
    1.13.00 Listener Submissions and Episode 193 Preview

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

    The Fisher King 2: Back In The Straitjacket

    After Absolutely Anything proved to be absolutely abysmal, we decided we needed to look at a better representation of Robin Williams' talents. The Fisher King is his 1992 collaboration with director Terry Gilliam, and it scored him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
    Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on Jeff Bridges titanium-plated likability, Mercedes Ruehl's scene-stealing performance, the golden era of VHS rental stores, the thin line between love and stalking and much more...
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    Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 
    If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a review on your preferred podcatcher as well - it really helps us out. 
    You can also find us on Patreon where we offer a wide range of incentives including bonus shows, extended episodes, a regular promo slot and much more, all for as little as $2 per month.
    00.00 Mercedes Ruehl deserved better 
    48.50 The Fisher King Drinking Games
    54.20 The Fisher King Sequel Pitches
    1.13.30 Listener Submissions and Episode 192 Preview

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Absolutely Anything

    Absolutely Anything

    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 and featuring a voice role from the iconic Robin Williams... what could go wrong?Sadly the answer is 'just about everything', for Absolutely Anything is a dismal failure that barely made a blip on the box office when it was released in 2015. In this week's podcast, we break down where it all went wrong and attempt to pitch sequels to a movie nobody wanted to see more from...
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    Beyond The Box Set is a movie review podcast with a difference. Each week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. 
    If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Monday morning. You can also leave us a review, which genuinely helps us to reach out to new listeners, so please do consider it. Finally, we're also available on Patreon, where you can access a range of bonus incentives including bonus episodes, extended episodes, promo slots and much more, all for as little as $2 per month.
    00.00 The most depressing movie we've ever watched
    53.00 Absolutely Anything Drinking Games
    1.00.15 Absolutely Anything Sequel Pitches
    1.27.40 Listener Submissions and Episode 191 Preview

    • 1 hr 34 min
    What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    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 blockbusters. 
    In this week's episode, we conclude our Halloween ghost season with a look back at this silly, but refreshingly grown-up take on the haunted house horror trope. Tune in to hear our thoughts on Chekhov's artillery, curious dog logic, Harrison Ford in a rare but convincing villainous role and much more.
    We also offer a forensic breakdown of the plot, brainstorm some drinking games, pitch some sequel ideas and check in with our listeners for their reaction. If you're a fan of the original, you won't want to miss this! 
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    Beyond The Box Set is a podcast dedicated to exploring the unexamined plot strands of classic standalone movies. Each week we take a look back at a one-off screen classic and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen.
    If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. You can also leave us a review on your preferred podcatcher, which really helps us to attract new listeners. If you really want to get closer to the show, you can also sign up for our Patreon - where we offer a host of incentives including bonus shows, extended episodes, regular promo slots and much more, all for as little as $2 per month...
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    00.00: Pfeiffer and Ford clearly have a very healthy sex life
    39.55: What Lies Beneath Drinking Games
    48.00: What Lies Beneath sequel pitches
    1.07.35: Listener Submissions & Episode 190 Preview

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Ryanlipton90 ,

Creative Ideas Drive This Podcast!

The idea behind this podcast is a really cool one: take a stand-alone film and pitch ideas for a sequel. I started with The Prestige as it's one of my favourites. I hadn't seen it in a while so the summary before things really got going was handy. Hosts Harry and John had an easygoing back-and-forth as they exchanged ideas with plenty of creativity and imagination on offer in the sequel ideas. Including listener suggestions (which was a nice touch). With over 150 episodes they're bound to have a show for you!

Retro Release Podcast ,

Beyond the Best!!

So

Two people chatting about movies you say? Fine...

But two people coming up with their own movies? With great banter? Tearing apart the bad and praising the good?

Harry and John have great chemistry, and when listening to a podcast that’s THE main thing!! But I also love hearing about dumb sequel ideas!

Keep it up boys!

Walshyjoe ,

Fun and easy to listen to

A really fun and easy to listen to Podcast. The hosts are really relatable and have good banter between them. Would definitely recommend.

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