It’s Episode 72! Beyond the Boxset’s Harry and John return for Harry’s choice the 2018 science fiction fantasy from genius Alex Garland, Annihilation.

Annihilation was not intended to be a straight to Netflix release and this is evident is the vast cinema landscape the film inhabitants but it’s is cinemas loss and Netflix’s gain.

Rare for a science fiction film the main ensemble is all female, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotn (Oscar Issac and Benedict Wong are minor characters) are on a part rescue, part exploration and part suicide mission into a mysterious shimmer with freaky bears and crazy DNA.

Ex Machina part 2 this is not and it largely divided critics and audiences equally on its release – this is not your conventional film.


Annihilation scores particularly high on recommendability but lower on the small screen score (not surprising) and overall a very respectable 4.04.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Annihilation? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #072 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #072 Crew of John Lucas @JLucas86 and Harry Chappell @harrychapp from Beyond The Box Set @BeyondTheBoxSet.  Find their website online here :

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Annihilation

For more info on Annihilation, you can visit the Annihilation IMDB page here or the Annihilation Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.


Princess duties call, but she’d rather be drinking. Free-spirited Bean exasperates the king as she wreaks havoc with her demon and elf pals.

Added to UK Netflix: 17th August 2018

Kubo and the Two Strings

In feudal Japan, a one-eyed boy with musical magic powers searches for his father’s enchanted armor, pursued by his evil grandfather, the Moon King.

Added to UK Netflix: 16th August 2018

20th Century Women

In 1979, single bohemian mom Dorothea, hoping to help her teen son find his place as a man, asks two young women to share their lives with him.


Added to UK Netflix: 17th August 2018

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down.

Added to UK Netflix: 17th August 2018


A string of murders around town shocks investigators when all the evidence points to a serial killer who’s been dead for years.

Added to UK Netflix: 19th August 2018

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Margot at the Wedding

Taking a dislike to her sister’s fiancé, a judgmental writer radiates turmoil at the wedding with her sniping, which threatens to stop the nuptials.

Leaving: 25th August 2018


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