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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October 21, 2020 56 min
On this penultimate episode of the second annual Forgotten Horror, the Mikes are shining a light on the 2010 Guillermo Del Toro film, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pierce; directed by Troy Nixey. Mike Field and Mike Butler will talk about how the unknown Troy Nixey, with just about no credentials, found himself at the helm of a major studio production with fairly successful actors. They'll also...
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October 14, 2020 49 min
The Jack O' Lantern is still lit, the monsters are still mashing, so that means Forgotten Horror keeps on rolling! This week the Mikes are taking a look at the 2018 family fantasy film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, directed by Eli Roth and starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Kyle MacLachlan. Listen as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss how the film is a homage to some of the classic 80's family adventure movies...
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October 7, 2020 52 min
Can you feel it? The chill in the air? That feeling that there's something behind you? The hair standing up on the back of your neck?! That means it's time to GET SPOOKY Y'ALL!!!!! That's right! It's Butler's favorite time of year, Forgotten Horror! The Mike Butler and Mike Field are raising four frightfully delightful horror films back from the forgotten graves starting with John Carpenter's Vampir...
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September 30, 2020 42 min
The Mikes take a trip with Kevin Costner down "Too Many Sub-Plot" Lane in this episode of Forgotten Cinema. Join Mike Field and Mike Butler as they talk about the 2007 crime thriller, Mr. Brooks, starring Kevin Costner, William Hurt, Danielle Panabaker, and comedian Dane Cook in the not so funny role of Mr. Smith. The Mikes discuss how Mr. Brooks is a compelling and well acted film with an interesting story...which is unfor...
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September 23, 2020 41 min
The Mike's find them stuck in the middle of a power and phone outage in mid 90's suburbia...and folks are going CRAZY!!!!!! Mike Field and Mike Butler are talking about the 1996 David Koepp film, Trigger Effect, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, and Dermot Mulroney. The Mikes discuss how this film is Koepp's directorial debut, the weakness in the character of Matt, wanting more of Durmot Mulroney's characte...
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September 16, 2020 46 min
Field and Butler travel to the town of Dirt, thirsty and desperate for its most necessary and missing resource...water. Good thing sheriff Rango is on the case!!! The Mikes take a gander at the 2011 Gore Verbinski animated film, Rango, starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, and Bill Nighy. Listen in as Mike Butler tries to figure out why Mike Field isn't a fan of Rango, even though Butler thought he'd love it. Th...
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September 9, 2020 52 min
The game is afoot! Join the Mikes as they put on their finest deerstalker caps and watch a young Sherlock Holmes and Watson stop an Egyptian cult from murdering people with hallucinogenic blow darts in 19th century London in Barry Levinson's Young Sherlock Holmes, written by Chris Columbus. Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss how the film is a classic 80's adventure film with a lot of Spielberg touches, that harken back to I...
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September 2, 2020 62 min
The Mikes are grabbing some fedoras and walking through doors in good ol' NYC on this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they take a look at the 2011 George Nolfi film, The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss the film's theme of "fate vs free will" and how they tackle such a quasi religious story without stepping on any toes, but still keeping it intere...
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August 26, 2020 60 min
The Mikes are watching some Linda Fiorentino take it to some next level femme fatale on this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they take a look at the 1994 John Dahl film, The Last Seduction. Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss Ms. Fiorentino's amazing take on the classic noir character in director Dahl's follow up to another noir film of his we covered, (https://forgotten-cinema.captivate.fm/episode/1-13-red-rock...
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August 19, 2020 63 min
Get your podcast passes ready, because they need to be signed, verified, signed again and sent over to room 455 for inspection. Don't you just love bureaucracy and all its red tape? The Mikes are taking a look at Terry Gilliam's 1985 classic, Brazil, starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm, Kim Greist, and more! "If its such a classic film, then why are you talking about it on the podcast?" ...
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August 12, 2020 61 min
The Mikes are taking a ride with the craziest limo driver in Los Angeles in this episode of Forgotten Cinema at a 2014 Joe Carnahan film starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, Ray Liotta, David Hasselhoff, Randy Couture, James Badge Dale and (totally not) Chris Pine in his craziest role to date. That's right! We're talking Stretch! All those people and you never heard of it? That's okay, because that's w...
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August 12, 2020 79 min
Its the start of Forgotten Cinema season 6 and the start of a crossover! The Mikes are first looking at 2019's Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller and brings back series creator James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss Hamilton's return. Whether the focus on Sarah Connor hurts or helps the film, the return of Cameron, the divisive sta...
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August 5, 2020 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 with an audience long after...
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August 5, 2020 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 actors; Spielberg is a natur...
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August 5, 2020 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 make a memorable and exciting adve...
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August 5, 2020 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 and off camera. They also discuss...
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August 5, 2020 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. Or course, as always Field brings us some fun film trivia. ...
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August 5, 2020 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 helps the film, and how to do right by The S...
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August 5, 2020 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. So grab your popcorn and soda, please no...
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August 5, 2020 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 translate well into film and how driv...
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