Forgotten Cinema

Forgotten Cinema

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.... Show More

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November 12, 2019 58 min

What happened to you old Nickelodeon Gak? Find out on this episode of Forgotten Cinema as the Mikes take on the 1988 remake of The Blob, starring Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith.

Mike Field and Mike Butler talk about their love of the use of practical effects in this remake of the 1958 horror classic. The Mikes also discuss how the proliferation of slasher flicks in the 80s might have killed any hopes... Read more

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November 5, 2019 58 min

Mike Butler and Mike Field have survived Forgotten Horror and begin this third season of Forgotten Cinema with a Coen Brothers film and their very first guest!  Andrew Morgan from the awesome podcast, the NOMcast!

Andrew and the Mikes are talking Burn After Reading, starring John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, Brad Pitt...the list goes on and on.  Our three podcasters... Read more

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October 29, 2019 61 min

Hey guys...looking for a pick up game?

The Mikes are creepin' on you vampire style as they wind down Forgotten Horror with the 2011 remake of Fright Night starring Anton Yelchin, Collin Farrell and David Tennant.

Listen in as Field and Butler sink their teeth into why they believe this film is forgotten, thoughts on why the writing and actors, especially David Tennant's Peter Vince... Read more

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October 22, 2019 56 min

Forgotten Horror gets domestic as the Mikes discuss the 1976 film Burnt Offerings, starring Oliver Reed and Karen Black, directed by Dan Curtis.

Listen in as Mike Field talks about the very first film on Forgotten Cinema that he has not only not seen, but never heard of!  The Mikes will also take a look at how and why films from the 70's have their particular look in terms of shot compos... Read more

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October 15, 2019 63 min

Welcome to the third entry of this year’s Forgotten Horror, where the Mikes tackle the scariest type of film there is…a kids’ film!!!

Mike Field and Mike Butler deconstruct (get it?!) the 2006 animated film, Monster House, directed by Gil Kenan and produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. They’ll go over the role of adults within this film, the unique use of motion capture, and discuss the change in paren... Read more

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October 9, 2019 55 min

Forgotten Horror continues as the Mikes ignore all of Sam Jacksons warnings and check themselves into the 2007 film, 1408, starring John Cusack and one evil "freaking" room.

The Mikes discuss the use of lighting and sets to bring the film to life and Field throws out some fun hidden easter eggs in the movie. Butler talks about how the ending to the director's cut version of the film alter... Read more

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October 1, 2019 66 min

Set your podcast to “spooky” because the Mikes are doing an entire month of horror themed episodes!
 
 In this episode, Mike Field and Mike Butler sink their teeth into the 1987 neo-noir, western, vampire flick, Near Dark, starring Adrian Pasdar, Lance Henriksen, and Bill Paxton.  Written and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Our frightfully insightful co-hosts dissects the films impact on vampire films of today, c... Read more

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September 24, 2019 73 min

The Mike's saddle up to bring you another amazing episode of Forgotten Cinema with the 2007 film, 3:10 to Yuma, directed by James Mangold and starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.

Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss the importance of having characters that show you what their thinking and feeling through expression and body language over too much useless exposition, the true motivation for th... Read more

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September 17, 2019 60 min

The Mikes are going for the Turkey in this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they discuss the 2010 comedy, Macgruber.  Based on the SNL skit, based on the 80s television show, MacGuyver

Join the Mikes as they continually quote one of the most quotable comedies of the past decade.  As they gush, they discuss fun facts about the making of the film, why the film succeeds as a comedy, and why it was for... Read more

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September 11, 2019 71 min

The Mikes try to solve a mystery and get weird with David Lynch's Blue Velvet.

Listen as Mike Field and Mike Butler breakdown the plot, explain the reasoning behind some of the film's iconic scenes.  Also listen to them discuss and explain David Lynch's strange, eclectic style of filmmaking and how Lynch is able to use this style as a powerful tool to evoke real emotion and make his films stay wit... Read more

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September 3, 2019 69 min

The Mikes take a ride down to Sugarland to discuss Steven Spielberg's studio directorial debut, The Sugarland Express.

Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler gush over one of the most important filmmakers of all time beginning to establish choices in filmmaking that will cement his legacy in future films. From innovative camera work, blocking, lighting, and working at getting the best take from his actor... Read more

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August 27, 2019 67 min

The Mikes learn to "swashbuckle" with Antonia Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, and Catherine Zeta Jones in the 1998 adventure film The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell.

Listen to this episode of Forgotten Cinema as the Mikes lament the lack of modern swashbucklers, discuss casting prominent white actors in Latino roles, as well as gush over the incredible work done by the stunt team to ma... Read more

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August 20, 2019 73 min

The Mikes are joining the Kentucky Irregulars for this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they waver back and forth on their opinions of the 2002 Post-Apocalyptic, Dragon drama, Reign of Fire. Starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey...and dragons!

Find out what made this film so different from other summer blockbuster hopefuls.  Listen to the Mikes talk about the merits of method acting in front of ... Read more

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August 13, 2019 53 min

The Mikes are kicking it old school with in this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they discuss the 1990 comedy, House Party, starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.

Watch as Mike Field reminisces about his youth and the Mikes talk 90s nostalgia, the reason the character are more relatable than in most party-centric teenage comedies, and how quotable the entire film is.

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August 6, 2019 80 min

Who knows what film knowledge lurks in the hearts of film-based podcasts?

Forgotten Cinema knows!!!

Season 2 kicks off with a helping of 90's style pulp noir as the Mikes tackle the 1994 film, The Shadow, starring Alec Baldwin. Our hosts explore the interesting origin story created for the film, it's simple yet muddied story, whether it's embracing of 90's cheese hurts or h... Read more

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July 31, 2019 59 min

The Mikes head down south in search of money, greed, and good old fashioned crisscrosses in the 1993 Nicholas Cage starring western-noir, Red Rock West.

Mike Field discusses a film that was fairly important to his love of film; specifically indie film. The Mikes also dissect the films characters and themes, gush over late character-actor, JT Walsh, and lighting in relation to cinematography.

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July 23, 2019 56 min

On this episode of Forgotten Cinema the Mike's visit their Memory Warehouses to discuss the 2003 Stephen King adaptation, Dreamcatcher, starring Damien Lewis, Thomas Jane, Morgan Freeman, Tom Sizemore, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, and of course Donnie NKOTB Wahlberg as Duddits.

Michael Butler and Michael Field talk about how making completely faithful adaptations of certain novels don't trans... Read more

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July 16, 2019 50 min

On this episode of Forgotten Cinema the Mike's discuss the 2007 Disney animated feature Meet the Robinsons.

Join Michael Field and Michael Butler as they discuss a time before Disney ruled the world; a time where their animation arm was in a bit of a rut and changes where being made that would affect this film profoundly. The Mikes discuss why the strong message of film helps to carry the film th... Read more

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July 9, 2019 56 min

They love it when a podcast comes together!!!

In 2019, a crack podcast unit was sent to the microphone for a forgotten film they didn't cover. These men promptly viewed the film and discussed it. Today, still lovers of forgotten films, they survive as podcasters and cinephiles. If you have a film that deserves to be brought back into the spotlight, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can h... Read more

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June 25, 2019 55 min

The Mikes travel back to 1983 to revisit the Michael Douglas thriller The Star Chamber.

Join Mike Field and Mike Butler, as they discuss aspect ratios, theme over story, and the dreaded third act issues that seem to plague so many films no matter how good or well made they may be.  Just be aware; there are no clips in this episode (other than the trailer) because we couldn't find them.  Our most forgotten... Read more

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