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.


October 9, 2019 55 mins

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 alters its theme and perhaps ruins the development...

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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 parents’ attitude toward...

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October 23, 2019 56 mins

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 composition and film stock. Field...

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October 30, 2019 61 mins

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 Vincent, make this a horror film worth revisiting. Th...

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November 6, 2019 58 mins

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 discuss what draws such talent to the like...

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November 13, 2019 58 mins

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 of success that a sci-fi alien h...

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November 18, 2019 21 mins

The Mikes take a look at TriCoast Worldwide's new documentary Maserati: 100 Years Against All Odds, directed by Philip Selkirk, in a special bonus episode (and possible spin-off pilot) they're calling, Forgotten Cinema: Now Showing.

Mike Butler and Mike Field share their opinions on what they enjoyed from this documentary about the Italian car maker, what they thought could have been expanded upon or maybe didn't need.


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November 20, 2019 68 mins

Special guest and YouTuber Russ Lyman join Mike Butler and (reluctantly) Mike Field to the NetherRealm to discuss the 1995 EarthRealm film, Mortal Kombat, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Based on one of the most popular video game franchises of all time.

In a world replete with terrible video game movies, Mortal Kombat of them. Listen as both Butler and Russ defend its so-bad-its-good parts against Field's hatred ...

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November 27, 2019 52 mins

"Forget it Mike, its Forgotten Cinema."

That's right, you guessed it! That cleverly edited famous film quote can only mean that this episode is going to focus on the Jack Nicholson film where he plays Jake Gittes. No, not that Jack Nicholson film where he plays Jake Gittes, the other one. Never heard of it? Well I guess you came to the right place!

The Mikes discuss the Jack Nicholson directed, Jack Nicholson vehicle, The T...

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December 4, 2019 59 mins

Oh, the weather outside is frightful and the fire is...not going to stop Krampus from collecting his victims!

The Mikes ignore Omi's advice and check out Santa's evil other half in the 2015 film, Krampus, directed by Michael Dougherty, on this episode of Forgotten Cinema.

Mike Butler and Mike Field throw out some interesting facts about the making of the film, talk about how awkward and uncomfortable scenes in films can only go ...

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December 11, 2019 53 mins

The Mikes are going to have a "ruff" time with this one as Forgotten Cinema looks at the 2008 Disney animated film, Bolt, starring John Travolta and Miley Cyrus.

Join Mike Butler and Mike Field as they discuss why this film is for dog lovers. Mike Field lets us know that another up-and-coming young actress had already recorded all of the dialogue for the role of Penny, before Miley came in and before that Bolt was an entirely differ...

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December 18, 2019 50 mins

The Mikes are taking Forgotten Cinema international for the holidays and trying not to upset the elves as they discuss the 2010 Finnish film, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.

Mike Field and Mike Butler talk about how more foreign films like this should be watched by American audiences. They look at the father-son relationship at the heart of the film, compare it to the popular short films this was based on, and talk about t...

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December 25, 2019 57 mins

It's another holiday episode of Forgotten Cinema!!! And this time the Mikes are looking at the 2000 film Family Man starring Nicholas Cage and Tea Leoni.

Join Mike Field and Mike Butler as they discuss the use of theme over substance and story and how Hollywood's view of the "real world" might taint the way that Jack Campbell's story is told.

So grab your sugar plums and egg-nog, please notice the elves at the front and rea...

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January 1, 2020 60 mins

Happy New Year from Forgotten Cinema!

What better way to celebrate the new year than the 1995 sci-fi, noir thriller that takes place on New Years, Strange Days. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by James Cameron and starring Ralph Fiennes, and Angela Basset.

Join Mike Field and Mike Butler as they discuss where in the film the noir portion actually comes in as well as the weakness and almost pathetic nature of the p...

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January 8, 2020 53 mins

The Mikes travel back in time and across "the pond" for this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they talk about the 2016 film, Sing Street, written and directed by John Carney.

Mike Butler and Mike Field talk about the sights, sounds, and life in 1980s Dublin. They discuss the importance of the relationship between Connor and his older brother as well as between Connor and his crush Raphina. The Mikes also comment on...

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January 15, 2020 54 mins

Bust out your sleuth gear and your saxophones because on this episode of Forgotten Cinema the Mikes are having a conversation about the 1974 Gene Hackman thriller, The Conversation (see what we did there?).

Written and Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, listen to Mike Butler and Mike Field as they discuss Hackman's character, Harry Caul; from his character's look and attitude, to how a typo informed much of the character that ap...

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January 22, 2020 54 mins

Get ready for jetpacks, ray-guns, Eiffel Tower spaceships, and Audio Animatronics that look like small children because the Mike's have received their pins! Forgotten Cinema is headed to Tomorrowland!

Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss this 2015 Disney family adventure film. Field is completely in love with this Brad Bird directed feature, so (shockingly) it's up to Butler to provide a level head and bring up reaso...

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January 27, 2020 19 mins

The Mikes take a look at TriCoast Worldwide's new documentary Wow Signal, directed by Bob Dawson, in another episode of Forgotten Cinema: Now Showing.

Mike Butler and Mike Field share their opinions on what they enjoyed from this documentary about the real-life mysterious signal from outer space known as the "Wow Signal," what they thought of how they told the history of radio astronomy and the way the documentary sticks to the scie...

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January 29, 2020 51 mins

You are now about to witness the strength of film knowledge!

Mike Butler and Mike Field are taking a trip to New Jack City in this episode of Forgotten Cinema.

Listen in as the Mikes break down this iconic, yet overlooked film about the crack epidemic of the late 80's, directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, and Chris Rock. They'll discuss Rock's lauded performance as the crack addicted "Pookey...

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February 5, 2020 55 mins

The Mikes see dead people and misanthropic British dentists in this episode of Forgotten Cinema.

Listen as Mike Butler and Mike Field talk about the 2008 romantic comedy, Ghost Town, starring Ricky Gervais and Tea Leoni. Written and directed by resident favorite, David Koepp. 

The Mikes discuss the importance of why more men and so-called "film-guys" need to start embracing more romantic films. They will also try ...

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