Focus 2: Fortune Hunters

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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 although the script isn't nearly as clever as it thinks it is, it's one of the better films we've watched this season.

Tune in to hear our thoughts on obnoxious side-characters, the inexorable rise of Margot Robbie, BD Wong's unacceptable moustache and more - plus drinking games, sequel pitches and listener reactions.

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic one-off movie and attempt to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel or spin off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured in The Guardian, on the front page of Apple Podcasts and in many other places, so check us out and prepare to see some of your favourite movies in a whole new light!

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00.00: This film really wanted to be a Soderbergh joint

46.00: Focus Drinking Games

53.00: Focus sequel pitches

1.09.55: Listener Submissions & Episode 182 Preview

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