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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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 heavy-handed character death foreshadowing, all while consistently mispronouncing Cillian Murphy's name.
Of course we also get around to pitching some fantasy sequel ideas, which this week include a Red Dwarf-inspired look at what Mark Strong's Pinbacker got up to while he was waiting around to be a convenient third-act villain, and a surprisingly convincing pitch that this movie should form the basis of the forthcoming fourth Toy Story movie...
Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel or remake ideas to bring them back to the big screen. Our show is available for free streaming and download from all major Podcasting platforms including iTunes, Stitcher, aCast, Podbean and Google Play. Hit subscribe for a new episode every Friday morning.
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00.00: Chris Evans has a weirdly forgettable face
09.40: The Sunshine Drinking Game
18.30: Alternative Readings - Tan Addicts In Space
20.30 Sunshine 2: Red Giant
36.40 Sunshine 2: A Toy Story
51.30 Listener Submissions + Episode 35 Preview
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 classic tale of forbidden love featuring horrifying violence, self-immolating octopuses and weaponised sea urchins...
Join us as we attempt to make sense of the ludicrous dialogue, jarring tonal shifts and very distracting extra work, before coming to the conclusion that when a film is this much fun, normal standards don't really apply.
Along the way we also invent some drinking games that should keep any 'The Mermaid' viewing party suitably lubricated and of course pitch our fantasy sequel ideas - this week featuring an English-language remake starring notable surrealist auteur Tommy Wiseau, a Goonies-style under sea adventure and an anthology of equally messed up re-imaginings of classic fairy tales.
At Beyond The Box Set, we take classic standalone movies and compete to see who can come up with the most ridiculous sequel, prequel or remake idea to bring them back to the big screen. You can find us on all major Podcasting platforms including iTunes, Stitcher and aCast, plus social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If you enjoy the show and want to hear more please hit subscribe and consider leaving us a user review - it really helps new people to find the show. New episodes are released every Friday.
00.00: The strangest laugh in cinema history
16.50: The Mermaid Drinking Game
23.35: Alternative Readings - A Poorly Translated Remake of Splash!
24.20 The Mermaid 2: The Cove
34.15 The Mermaid 2: Pretty In Sink
42.25 A Collection of Twisted Fairy Tales Inspired by The Mermaid
49.10 Listener Submissions + Episode 34 Preview
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 Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson Sisters - a trio of legendary witches who return to their home town of Salem with a vengeance after a troubled teen unwittingly brings them back from the dead. A critical and commercial disappointment on release, the movie is now justly regarded as a riotously entertaining seasonal classic.
Join us as we discuss virgin shaming, fabulous musical numbers and the boldness of opening a children's movie with an infanticide scene. We also come up with some party-friendly Hocus Pocus drinking games, mix in some alternative readings and try to imagine what the long-rumoured sequel to this movie might actually look like.
Each episode of Beyond The Box Set is dedicated to a classic standalone movie that has never - to date - produced a sequel. Every week we get together to give the movie a light-hearted but thorough dissection, before pitching our own ideas for what a theoretical sequel, prequel or spin-off might look like.
You can get in touch with us on most forms of social media - including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - and find our show on virtually every major Podcasting platform, including iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, aCast and Podbean.
If you like what we do, please hit subscribe for a new episode every Friday morning, and please consider leaving us a review on your preferred podcatcher to help us to keep attracting new listeners.
00.00: Does eating your own face count as scenery chewing?
07.50: The Hocus Pocus Drinking Game
19.35: Alternative Readings - Cats vs Zombies
20.30 Hocus Pocus 2: Fresh Out the Coven
36.55 Game of Hocus Pocus
53.55 Listener Submissions + Episode 37 Preview