65 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, 19 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.

    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
    Uptown Girls

    Uptown Girls

    The Mike's are going to try their best to act their age and not their show size in one of their most difficult episodes of Forgotten Cinema they've ever done as they tackle the 2003 comedy(?) Uptown Girls, starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning.


    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice! is brought to us by listener Birkir Fannar who runs a podcast/social media pages as Leikjarinn.


    Listen to Mike Field and Mike Butler do a 180 and try to examine why this film should stay forgotten. Then listen to Butler try to last 5 minutes saying only positive things about this film...and fail. Then listen to Field and Butler rank the best fast food french fries. Yup; this ones a keeper.


    Thanks again Birkir Fannar from Leikjarinn. Even though they do not agree with the choice of film doesn't mean they don't respect the film, or those that choose them. As they always say, film is subjective.


    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/) . 

    • 47 min
    King Creole

    King Creole

    Time for the Mikes to go back to 1958 New Orleans and channel their inner King for this week's episode of Forgotten Cinema; King Creole.


    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice! is brought to us by GI Gary over at the Pint O' Comics podcast.


    Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss this early Elvis Presley film, directed by Michael Curtiz, who directed a small film you may have heard of called Casablanca. They'll talk about the authentic outdoor sets, what does and doesn't work in terms of character development, the use of lighting, and of course...the King himself.


    Thanks again to GI Gary and find out more about Pint O' Comics at pintocomics.com (https://my.captivate.fm/pintocomics.com) and listen to their podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.


    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/) . 

    • 53 min
    Mystery Men

    Mystery Men

    The Mike's (especially Field) are feeling super about this week's Audience Choice episode as they discuss the 1999 comedy film, Mystery Men starring Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, and Hank Azaria.


    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice! is brought to us by Paul from The Countdown: Movies and TV Podcast.


    Listen in as Mike Field bemoans watching this film, and Butler loving every minute of Field's suffering. They'll discuss the disjointedness of the film and the problems on set between the cast members, the director's decision to never work on film again, and the rewrites on set. Butler will concede that though its not necessarily a great film as a whole, there are many stand out cast members that get some very funny moments. The Mikes will also break down the reasons that the film never really got a chance to succeed in what it commonly referred to as the last great year of movies, 1999.


    Thanks again to Paul from The Countdown Movie and TV podcast check him out on social media and wherever you get your podcasts!


    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/) . 

    • 57 min
    Clay Pigeons

    Clay Pigeons

    The Mike's are watching Joaquin Phoenix hide bodies way too easily while Vince Vaughn laughs really weird in the 1998 film, Clay Pigeons, directed by David Dobkin.


    This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice! is brought to us by Shane Beauregard from the Media Mosh Podcast.


    Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss their thoughts on the use of camera and lighting in this indie picture, the way Vaughn and Phoenix play their characters and whether the film should be classified as a dark comedy.


    Thanks again to Shane Beauregard from Media Mosh check him out on social media and wherever you get your podcast!


    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/) . 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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.

HMC.. ,

Extremely likable

This is a great premise for a show! On top of that, the hosts are knowledgeable, funny, and likable. That’s everything I want in a podcast. Excited to keep listening!

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