69 episodes

Welcome to Forgotten Cinema! Each episode, Mike Field and Mike Butler highlight a film that for a variety of reasons was forgotten by audiences. Whether it be because a more popular movie was released at the same time or the movie simply didn’t catch on with an audience in the its initial run. We’ll discuss what we love about the movie or perhaps don’t love about it and decide whether the movie is worth a revisit.

Forgotten Cinema Michael Butler & Michael Field

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 21 Ratings

Welcome to Forgotten Cinema! Each episode, Mike Field and Mike Butler highlight a film that for a variety of reasons was forgotten by audiences. Whether it be because a more popular movie was released at the same time or the movie simply didn’t catch on with an audience in the its initial run. We’ll discuss what we love about the movie or perhaps don’t love about it and decide whether the movie is worth a revisit.

    Ready to Rumble

    Ready to Rumble

    The Mikes are ending Season 5 with a bang....well maybe a pile driver, or the people's elbow, as they take on the 2000 film, Ready to Rumble, starring David Arquette, Scott Caan and a ton of pro wrestlers.
    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice is brought to us by Joey DiCarlo from the So Wizard Podcast.
    Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss how this early aughts comedy works best when focusing on the wrestling. The Mikes will also talk about the inconsistency in Arquette's and Caan's characters that keep you from forming a connection to them and how good Martin Landau is as Sal Bandini. "Wanna Wrestle?!"
    Thanks again to Joey DiCarlo and find out more about the So Wizard Podcast at http://www.sowizardpodcast.com/ (http://www.sowizardpodcast.com/).
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for (https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/). 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Juice

    Juice

    The Mikes see if they got the "juice" in this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they take a look at the 1992 film Juice, directed by Ernest R. Dickerson and starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur.
    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice! is brought to us by Aaron Singleton. Thanks Aaron!
    Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss the how Ernest R. Dickerson kept to a true three act structure within a tight 90 minute film. The Mikes also talk the excellent acting by the entire cast and the realistic motivations and actions of their central characters and whether or not Tupac's character, Bishop, is a villain or not.
    Thanks again to Aaron for suggesting this film to us!
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for (https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/). 

    • 58 min
    Go

    Go

    The Mikes are continuing through Season 5 with slightly more connected vignettes in the 1999 film, Go, directed by Doug Liman, starring Sarah Polley, Timothy Olyphant, and Katie Holmes.
    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice is brought to us by Andrew Morgan from The Nomcast podcast.
    Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss just how much Ronna sucks. *Spoiler Alert* It's a lot. They'll also go into each character and their separate vignettes; how they tie together and how their individual stories worked and if they all conveyed the central theme of the film.
    Thanks again to Andrew Morgan and find out more about The Nomcast at https://nomcastpod.com/ (https://nomcastpod.com/) and follow him on social media @nomcastpod.
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for (https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/). 

    • 54 min
    Folks!

    Folks!

    Everyone at some point in their lives need to slay their (metaphorical) dragon. In the Mikes' case it's the 1992 Tom Selleck film(?) Folks!, directed by Ted Kotcheff. The question is, did the Mikes survive their battle unscathed?
    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice is brought to us by Steven Christina Jr. from the Super Retro Throwback Reviews podcast!
    Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler talk about their viewing experiences while watching Folks! and discuss why the film is fundamentally flawed at the screenplay level. From the lack of a character for the audience to associate with or root for, the slapstick that doesn't land, uncomfortable attempts at humor, and the multitude of plotlines that go nowhere; either resolving themselves or being completely ignored.
    For the first time on the show, the Mikes and the film itself make a case on why it should stay forgotten, or perhaps should be required viewing...as a cautionary tale.
    The film may be flawed, but this episode is oh-so-good.
    Thanks again to Steven Christina Jr. and find out more about Super Retro Throwback Reviews at TheNewSuperRetroThrowbackReviews.com (TheNewSuperRetroThrowbackReviews.com) or follow him on Twitter @SuperRetroTBR or Instagram @superretrothrowbackreviews.
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for (https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/). 

    • 55 min
    11:14

    11:14

    The Mikes are talking loosely connected vignettes and early 00's indie films with the 2003 film, 11:14, starring Patrick Swayze, Hilary Swank, and Rachael Leigh Cook.
    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice is brought to us by Chris Frodel from the "Arguing with Myself" blog and Twitter account.
    Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss this time stamped look at a group of 8 characters whose lives all interact at some point over the course of one night. The Mikes will pontificate whether the movie is missing a longer more cohesive ending, if a film needs a character to root for and if a story needs a theme.
    Thanks again to Chris Frodel and find out more about "Arguing with Myself" at https://www.facebook.com/ArguingWithMyself (https://www.facebook.com/ArguingWithMyself) or follow him on Twitter @ArguingWMyself.
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for (https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/). 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Silent Running

    Silent Running

    On this episode the Mikes visit hippie forests.....in space!!!! That's right, it's time for the 1972 sci fi film, Silent Running; starring Bruce Dern and directed by visual effects legend, Douglas Trumbull.
    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice! is brought to us by Butler's mommy! Thanks ma!
    Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss the influences Silent Running has had on countless films and filmmakers; from Alien to Battlestar Galactica and even a galaxy far far away.... The Mikes also discuss Bruce Dern's character, the themes in the film and whether or not we are supposed to root for any of the characters. And of course they cover Huey, Dewey, Lewy, and those far out songs by Joan Baez.
    Thanks again to Mike's mom, Barbara Butler for suggesting this film to us!
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for (https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/). 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Yeebin_8 ,

Amazing film choices

I am a HUGE fan of Meet the Robinsons and think it's the best Disney / Pixar film (spicy opinion, I know). I'm so glad the hosts took that film on, and love the rest of the choices as well. Can't wait to follow along!

absolutefan123 ,

GOAT

One of the best pods out there easily. The idea of the podcast is so unique and interesting, there’s no way to not tune in every ep.

SRS_41 ,

Great movie pod!!

Such a great idea for a podcast to highlight some of true gems that got lost along the way. A good mix of humor and details about the films. When they started with The Burbs I knew it was a pod I had to add to my feed. Some of my other fav eps have been - stir of echoes, sorcerer, collateral, the a-team, near dark, 1408, the blob and just recently cramps.

Top Podcasts In TV & Film