110 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

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    • 4.7 • 26 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.

    Croupier

    Croupier

    Is it getting hot out there, or is it just us?...oh, it is hot out there?...soooo its not us then....ok well then uhhhh....good.
    The Mikes are heating things up with a brand new season. A themed season! For the next 13 episodes, welcome to Forgotten Summer!
    Our first Summer dive is Croupier starring Clive Owen as a card dealing, book writing, sociopath who is trying to find the inspiration for his big hit novel. Sure this film was released in April and released wider in the Summer so it's kind of a cheat, but don't tell Mike Field that!
    Join Mike Butler and Mike Field as they discuss characters in film noir. How unlikeable can you make your protagonist until the film looses anything for an audience to latch on to? They'll also discuss how this film helped to launch Clive Owen's career. Mostly Butler will discuss why he does not believe that this film is as deserving of it's praise and Field strongly disagrees.
    So grab your sandals and sunscreen, please notice the swim up bar to the left and right of you, and settle down for Forgotten Summer.

    • 42 min
    Greedy

    Greedy

    Time to end season 8 by getting a little...greedy. See what I did there? Wait, that doesn't make any sense....anyway, the Mikes are taking a look at the 1994 comedy Greedy, starring Michael J Fox and Kirk Douglas.
    Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss all of the talent in this film that makes up the "greedy" McTeague family, especially Phil Hartman who steals the spotlight in nearly every scene he is in. They'll also talk Douglas' Uncle Joe, and how his scheme to find the heir to his fortune really worked, and how Fox's character of Danny really seemed like a true version of someone who was trying to do the right thing, while still being tempted by extreme wealth. But mostly, it's just the Mikes saying their favorite lines from the film.
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you, and settle down for https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/ (Forgotten Cinema).

    • 47 min
    White Men Can't Jump

    White Men Can't Jump

    The Mikes are playing some street ball with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in southern Los Angeles in Ron Shelton's 1992 film White Men Can't Jump.
    Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler talk about how this film hinges on the chemistry between Snipes and Harrelson; their banter, friendship, and rivalry are what keeps the film moving and what keeps us coming back to this film. Their characters are so good that the Mikes lament the planned film and TV series that never was. Equally as good and certainly screen stealing is Rosie Perez in one of her earlier roles. Marisa Tomei could win for My Cousin Vinny but Perez couldn't even be nominated? Come on!
    Mike Field also discusses basketball, Butler talks about the look of the film and in honor of the film, "Yo Momma" jokes abound!
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you, and settle down for https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/ (Forgotten Cinema).

    • 59 min
    Spy Game

    Spy Game

    Mike Butler and Mike Field are jumping back to 2001 to talk about a spy movie that take place in 1991, but also during the Vietnam War...and the 80's. A film that stars two men that Butler believes needed to play father and son in a film; Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. That's right! We're talking the Tony Scott directed, Spy Game on this episode of Forgotten Cinema!
    The Mikes talk about the films use of non-linear story telling and how, while it might be the only way to tell this particular story, it also slows the film down at many points. Butler and Field also discuss the style of Tony Scott. Does his particular directing style serve to bring out the themes or emotions of the story, or is it just for looks? And at what point is style over substance okay and at what point is it too much. They'll also talk Pitt's acting vs Redford's and go on about a billion different tangents before going over why they think this film was forgotten.
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you, and settle down for https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/ (Forgotten Cinema).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The War

    The War

    The Mikes are building a tree house with Elijah Wood in 1970 rural Mississippi in 1994's The War this week's Forgotten Cinema.
    Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss this film which also stars Kevin Costner. Butler has an issue with the bookended narration by one of the younger characters because it doesn't match her "voice." Field disagrees. They also talk about the themes of the film, who the target audience is and both of their surprise that other than a young Elijah Wood, none of the other young actors continued in the business as many of them are fantastic actors.
    So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you, and settle down for https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/ (Forgotten Cinema).

    • 49 min
    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Its Forgotten Cinema's 100 Episode!!!!! And they will never stop never stopping! Get it?! It's from the title of the movie the Mikes are talking about this week; Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping from hilarious minds of The Lonely Island crew, starring Andy Samberg as superstar recording artist Connor4Real.
    Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field talk about their 100th film on the podcast! Butler will discuss how he chose this film because of their initial viewing of it back in 2016 and how Field, reluctant to watch at first, ended up laughing throughout the film. Butler and Field will also go over why this film was set up to fail from a release date perspective and how a film like this just 5 years later would have faired much better on a streaming platform.
    Also Field tangles with Siri and get's what's coming to him.
    So take a listen and stay tuned for the next 100!!!
    So grab your party hats and streamers, please notice the cakes and punch to the left and right of you, and settle down for https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/ (Forgotten Cinema)'s 100th Episode!!!!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Screen Time Junkie ,

Love their format

Really enjoy being reminded of movies I’d forgotten about. These guys do a great job with each movie.

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.

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