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As our Halloween mini-season continues, we welcome back one of our favourite returning guests, the fabulous Phil Better. Having introduced us to the wonders of Wolf back in 2018, he returns this week to discuss Peter Jackson's cult 1996 horror comedy The Frighteners. A crucial stepping stone between Jackson's early video nasties and his blockbustin…
 
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 dedicating the month to ghost movies! First up, one of Tim Burton's early classics - Beetlejuice. Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on creature features, crazy costumes and the glory of Cather…
 
Released between the indie-breakout success of Memento and global blockbuster Batman Begins, Insomnia could be considered the forgotten Christopher Nolan movie. The only film that the infamously oblique director didn't write himself, the movie is a remake of a gritty Norwegian crime thriller. While it doesn't quite reach the head-scratching heights…
 
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 week!Directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids and ill-advised Ghostbusters remake fame, A Simple Favor is a wacky, wig-heavy odyssey of unlikely plot twists and jaw-dropping fashion choices that was recommend…
 
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 thriller of the kind usually reserved for the likes of George Clooney. It's a good fit for someone with Smith's charisma, and altho…
 
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 Bateman's terrible business model, the evolution of flawed superheros and more, plus listener submissions, drinking games, sequel pi…
 
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 screen, but was the final result worth the negotiations? In this week's episode of Beyond The Box Set, we break down poor canine training, the perils of focus-grouping, post-apocalyptic insanity and muc…
 
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 ideas, listener submissions and all your favourite regular features! --- Each week on Beyond the Box Set, your two intrepid hosts take o…
 
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, notorious misfire like Wild, Wild West?Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on weird racial humour, Kenneth Branagh goi…
 
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 comedy that certainly has its heart in the right place. On this week's podcast, we break down the shots fired at Barbra Streisand, the sweet-s…
 
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. Which is a shame, as it's one of the best and most thoughtful British horror movies of the past few years, and one that definitely merits exposure to a wider audience. Tune into this week's podcast as…
 
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 and attempt to pitch some truly baa-my sequels (sorry...) ----- Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a notable standalone movie from the past, and shamelessly riff on possible sequel…
 
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 current mini-season, we take a look back at one of his better roles of recent years, the action-packed blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow. Join us as we discuss Cruise (briefly) playing against type, attempt t…
 
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 in somebody else's body... A fast-paced thriller from Moon director Duncan Jones, Source Code puts an action-packed spin on the Groundhog Day concept with more than a hint of Quantum Leap added to the …
 
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, featuring a remarkably restrained dual performance from Nicholas Cage. Tune in to hear our thoughts on sibling rivalry, the joy of trippy Meryl, the crocodile moment and much more, plus drinking games,…
 
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 Perfection. Written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway), The Perfection stars Allison Williams and Logan Browning as a pair of classical music prodigies whose road trip across C…
 
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 PRESTIGE, a mind-bending thriller starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman... Tune in as we share our thoughts on cat cloning, unconvincing disguises, what we'd do if we had our own identical doub…
 
A very breathy Nicole Kidman and her daylight-averse children face supernatural intruders while self-isolating in a remote Jersey mansion. Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, The Others is a chilly modern ghost story with one of the best plot twists of the genre. In the final episode of our 'feeling trapped' mini series, we try out some tru…
 
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 David Fincher, it's Panic Room... Tune into this week's episode as we discuss questionable Evian branding, questionable character …
 
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 inspired 'feeling trapped' mini-season. Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on white cringe, suspiciously high-velocity deer, the logistics of being a blind art critic, the glory of Rod a…
 
Our Pandemic mini-series continues with a 90s schlock-action classic from Air Force One director Wolfgang Pietersen. Starring a miscast Dustin Hoffman, a wasted Rene Russo and actual Marcel the Monkey from Friends, it's Outbreak! Tune in to hear our thoughts on Donald Sutherland's hairpiece of villainy, one-scene character actors seizing the moment…
 
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, time travel and dinosaurs. Clearly, this was going to take a little bit of extra help to unpack, so on this week's podcast, we're joined by Joe & Jonah from How To Survive Your Twenties. Tune in to hear …
 
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 of Christmas trees... Tune in to hear our thoughts on the questionable politics of fake countries, questionable oral hygiene, the …
 
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 stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. Released in 1993, the movie tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween-town who becomes disillusioned with his annual duties and deci…
 
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 spot, despite our best efforts at maintaining our cynicism... Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black, Nancy Meyers' Atlantic-straddling hit exists in that strange Rom-Com fantasy wor…
 
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 Oscar-nominated 2011 smash from Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo? Tune into this week's edition of Beyond The Box Set to hear our thoughts on…
 
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