239 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
    • 4.7 • 27 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.

    Real Steel

    Real Steel

    The Mikes are BACK!!!!
    A new era of Forgotten Cinema begins with the Hugh Jackman starring "Real Steel." This Shawn Levy directed film is Rockem Sockem Robots meets Rocky. Both Mike Field and Mike Butler really liked this film when they first saw it in theaters back in 2011; but does it still hold up? Let's find out!
    So, grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you and settle down once again for Forgotten Cinema!
    Don't forget to check us out at www.forgottencinemapodcast.com or join our FC community on Patreon, it's free to join! www.patreon.com/forgottencinema. If you'd like to support us further, we've also got a merch shop at www.etsy.com/shop/ForgottenCinemaShop

    • 40 min
    Flirting with Disaster

    Flirting with Disaster

    The Mikes continue their comeback season with a forgotten 90's indie comedy "Flirting with Disaster," written and directed by David O' Russell and starring Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Tea Leoni, Richard Jenkins, Josh Brolin, Mary Tyler Moore, Alan Alda and more!
    Find out why Butler isn't a huge fan of this film and why Field completely disagrees with Butler. 2 episodes back and already fightin'! Forgotten Cinema is back!
    So, grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you and settle down once again for Forgotten Cinema!
    Don't forget to check us out at www.forgottencinemapodcast.com or join our FC community on Patreon, it's free to join! www.patreon.com/forgottencinema. If you'd like to support us further, we've also got a merch shop at www.etsy.com/shop/ForgottenCinemaShop

    • 43 min
    The Abyss: Special Edition

    The Abyss: Special Edition

    The Mikes are diving down into the oceans depths to bring you this "special edition" episode. And by special edition we mean James Cameron's The Abyss: Special Edition!!!!!!
    Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss all the facts about the dangerous and stressful making of this film as well as why out of all director's cuts and special editions, this one is the one with the most importance on one's enjoyment of the film; as the theatrical version of The Abyss presents a meaningless and incoherent plot, lost to the cutting room floor for the sake of a specific runtime.
    So, grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you and settle down once again for Forgotten Cinema!
    Don't forget to check us out at www.forgottencinemapodcast.com or join our FC community on Patreon, it's free to join! www.patreon.com/forgottencinema. If you'd like to support us further, we've also got a merch shop at www.etsy.com/shop/ForgottenCinemaShop

    • 57 min
    The Ides of March

    The Ides of March

    The Mikes are taking their first steps to the White House in this week's episode "The Ides of March" starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney as well as Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
    Mike Butler and Mike Field gush over the phenomenal writing and acting in this political drama. If you love acting or writing in cinema this one is a must watch!
    So, grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you and settle down once again for Forgotten Cinema!
    Don't forget to check us out at www.forgottencinemapodcast.com or join our FC community on Patreon, it's free to join! www.patreon.com/forgottencinema. If you'd like to support us further, we've also got a merch shop at www.etsy.com/shop/ForgottenCinemaShop

    • 38 min
    Now Showing: Dune Part Two

    Now Showing: Dune Part Two

    The Mikes are taking to the desert of Arrakis to bring you their thoughts on the recently released "Dune: Part Two". Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field talk about Denis Villeneuve's latest Sci-Fi film epic. They'll discuss the improvements made over the already excellent Part 1, and also touch upon this film's love with general audiences despite it's complex subject matter and the film's very un-Hollywood ending. Butler will also go into some of the differences that Villeneuve made to Frank Herbert's original story that seem to work for the better.
    So, grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you and settle down for Forgotten Cinema: Now Showing.

    • 44 min
    Now Showing: Road House (2024)

    Now Showing: Road House (2024)

    Mike Butler and Mike Field are traveling down to the Florida Keys to work as bouncers and fight Conor McGregor as they discuss the 2024 Amazon Prime remake, "Road House" starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Williams, and Billy Magnussen.
    Listen in as the Mikes talk about how this film is as much a ridiculous, terrible B-Movie as the original, but without the nostalgia, and also possibly more of a version of B-tier 00's film than the originals 80's vibe.
    So, grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you and settle down for Forgotten Cinema - Now Showing.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

movie_fan1989 ,

Great Podcast!

Mike and Mike offer an excellent pod with fun, infectious energy and solid film insight. I love the format of the show and they aren’t afraid to tell it like it is. High recommendation!

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. Their technical knowledge of movie making is an added dimension I really like.

Adrian Peng Correia ,

Fun and informative listen!

Mike and Butler have wonderful chemistry and their lively discussion of forgotten and under appreciated cinema is well structured and researched. Their personal insights offer welcome critiques and fun tidbits of history on the productions and the history of filmmaking. It’s at times serious and thoughtful, and at others irreverent and absurd, but always an interesting listen.

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