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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.

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.

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Oliver & Company

11/25/2020
Why should we worry! Why should we ca-a-a-re....that the Mikes are watching a film about a good-hearted team of singing and thieving street dogs and their precocious kitten pal. Maybe because one of those dogs is New York City legend Billy Joel?!?! Maybe. Mike Butler and Mike Field are talking 1988's Oliver and Company on this episode of Forgotten Cinema! Join the Mikes as they discuss how even for an animated Disney film, Oliver and Company is skews decidedly younger than most. They'll talk...

Duration:00:43:46

Thief

11/18/2020
The Mike's are taking us to 1981 to watch James Caan break into safes and act the crap out of Michael Mann's first feature film, "Thief" Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss the skill and talent that Caan displays on screen as anti-hero, safe cracker and ex-con, Frank. From his monologue in the diner scene to his dialogue with the other characters. The Mikes make the argument that he may have won the Oscar for playing Sonny Corleone, but this is his best role. James Caan seems to...

Duration:00:48:52

Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World

11/11/2020
Mike Field and Mike Butler are reporting for duty on the HMS Surprise, with Captain Jack Aubrey at the helm, as he travels the world in pursuit of the Archeron, a possible vessel supplying England's enemy, the French, during the Napoleonic Wars. That's right, it's time for the Peter Weir directed Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World, starring Russel Crowe and Paul Bettany on this episode of Forgotten Cinema. Join the Mikes as they pretty much just gush about how great this film is;...

Duration:00:54:35

The Front Page

11/4/2020
The Mikes are starting the presses on Forgotten Cinema season 7 with The Front Page, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Join Mike Field and Mike Butler as they discuss how this film is one of many remakes of the original stage play from the 20's and how that helps much of what makes this film so great. The Mikes also talk the great set design and how some of the acting and staging seem to come from stage plays themselves. Then Field and Butler will discuss...

Duration:01:09:34

Evil Dead (2013)

10/28/2020
The Mikeronomicon Ex Mortis....roughly translated....The Book of the Mikes. Join Mike Butler and Mike Field as they venture down into the fruit cellar of an old cabin to bring you the final episode of the second annual Forgotten Horror; 2013's Evil Dead, directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy. The Mikes discuss how original The Evil Dead creator, Sam Raimi decided on newcomer Fede Alvarez to reboot this iconic horror franchise. They also talk about the lack of Bruce Campbell's Ash...

Duration:01:01:20

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

10/21/2020
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 discuss the creation of the movie, from its beautiful sets, location,...

Duration:00:56:22

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

10/14/2020
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 in much the same vein as Goonies. They'll also talk about Eli Roth...

Duration:00:49:16

John Carpenter's Vampires

10/7/2020
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 Vampires! Join Butler and Field as they discuss James Woods' role in this film as an action hero as...

Duration:00:51:51

Mr. Brooks

9/30/2020
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 unfortunately filled with 4 or 5 (can't keep track!) subplots that are...

Duration:00:42:48

The Trigger Effect

9/23/2020
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 character and how underwritten Shue's character, Annie, is. Butler and Field also talk...

Duration:00:41:09

Rango

9/16/2020
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. They'll discuss the look of the film, its use of adult plot and humor and...

Duration:00:46:23

Young Sherlock Holmes

9/9/2020
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 Indiana Jones or The Goonies. Butler will also discuss how even though...

Duration:00:52:07

The Adjustment Bureau

9/2/2020
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 interesting. The Mikes will also talk about how this entire film hinges on the...

Duration:01:02:35

The Last Seduction

8/26/2020
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-west/ (Red Rock West). While both Mikes laud Fiorentino's turn as the...

Duration:00:59:30

Brazil

8/19/2020
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?" we hear you state in your troll-iest voice. Well smarty pants, that's what Mike...

Duration:01:03:03

Stretch

8/12/2020
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 why the Mikes are here! Join hosts Mike Field and Mike Butler as they discuss...

Duration:01:01:34

Terminator: Dark Fate

8/5/2020
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 start of the film, and how the dialogue might bring the film down a bit....

Duration:01:19:56

Ready to Rumble

7/29/2020
The Mikes are ending Season 5 with a bang....well maybe a pile driver, or the people's elbow, as they take on the 2000 film, Ready to Rumble, starring David Arquette, Scott Caan and a ton of pro wrestlers. This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice is brought to us by Joey DiCarlo from the So Wizard Podcast. Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss how this early aughts comedy works best when focusing on the wrestling. The Mikes will also talk about the inconsistency...

Duration:01:03:36

Juice

7/22/2020
The Mikes see if they got the "juice" in this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they take a look at the 1992 film Juice, directed by Ernest R. Dickerson and starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur. This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice! is brought to us by Aaron Singleton. Thanks Aaron! Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss the how Ernest R. Dickerson kept to a true three act structure within a tight 90 minute film. The Mikes also talk the excellent acting by the...

Duration:00:58:54

Go

7/15/2020
The Mikes are continuing through Season 5 with slightly more connected vignettes in the 1999 film, Go, directed by Doug Liman, starring Sarah Polley, Timothy Olyphant, and Katie Holmes. This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice is brought to us by Andrew Morgan from The Nomcast podcast. Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss just how much Ronna sucks. *Spoiler Alert* It's a lot. They'll also go into each character and their separate vignettes; how they tie together...

Duration:00:54:27