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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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United States

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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

Summer Catch

8/10/2022
The Mikes are playing America's favorite past-time with their guest this week; Pat Whalen from the https://www.forgottenentertainment.com/yet-another-mcu-podcast (Yet Another MCU Podcast) as they discuss the 2001 romantic sports comedy, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234829/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 (Summer Catch). Taking place in Cape Cod and about players on their Chatham A's baseball team. The film centers on local player, Ryan Dunne (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005327/?ref_=tt_cl_t_1 (Freddie...

Duration:00:57:00

Atomic Blonde

8/3/2022
The Mikes are going back to 1980's Germany during the fall of the Berlin Wall to do some spy stuff with https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000234?ref_=tt_cl_t_1 (Charlize Theron) in 2017's https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406566/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 (Atomic Blonde). Directed by https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0500610/?ref_=tt_ov_dr (David Leitch) of https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/?ref_=nm_knf_t_4_dr (John Wick) fame, this film also stars https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564215?ref_=tt_cl_t_2 (James...

Duration:00:54:55

Minority Report

7/27/2022
It's the Season 13 finale! Get your sick sticks ready! Mike Butler and Mike Field are discussing the 2002 hit Minority Report, directed by a small indie director named Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise in what is surely now the last Tom Cruise film we haven't covered...seriously though, this is our sixth Tom Cruise film! We might have a problem. Field gives you the facts, Butler tells you why they think it's forgotten by many and they both just gush over how much they love this movie....

Duration:01:08:39

Reefer Madness

7/20/2022
The Mikes are getting into the "funny papers" this week, as they discuss the 2005 comedy musical Reefer Madness, starring Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Steven Weber, Ana Gasteyer, and Alan Cumming. Mike Butler and Mike Field enjoy this raunchy, hilarious musical, that is a farcical "remake" of a ridiculous anti-marijuana film from the 1930's. The film is also adapted from the same stage play performed just a few years prior, which also starred much of the same cast. So, grab your popcorn...

Duration:00:52:31

Eastern Promises

7/13/2022
The Mikes are running afoul of the Russian mob as they check out David Cronenberg's 2007 crime film, Eastern Promises, starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Mike Field and Mike Butler discuss the how underrated both Mortensen and Cronenberg are in terms of general audiences, the infamous bathhouse fight, and what worked and what didn't in terms of the story such as choices that Watt's character makes and if the film goes far enough in terms of the violence for a film directed by...

Duration:00:57:52

Popeye

7/6/2022
The Mikes are mumbling their way through some strange songs and even stranger characters on this episode of Forgotten Cinema as they discuss Robert Altman's 1980 musical-comedy Popeye, starring Robin Williams and Shelly Duval. Mike Butler is not a fan of this very odd children's film based on the popular cartoon character. From the unfunny dialogue, the slow pacing of the first third of the film, and the odd beats and off-key songs, there isn't much in this film that Butler can get behind,...

Duration:00:54:14

Crazy Stupid Love

6/29/2022
Be better than the Gap! It's time for Ryan Gosling to teach you and a down-on-his-luck Steve Carell how to be a better man...or at least a better player in 2011's Crazy Stupid Love. Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss how this quirky romantic dramedy is actually a generally great movie, that is well acted, well written, and well directed. This film has many branching storylines and although they are not all as strong as others, they all intersect very well and work to build a film that is...

Duration:00:51:28

No Escape

6/22/2022
It's life in prison on a desert...followed by life in prison stranded on an exotic island that just happens to be right next to a desert? Sorry, the Mikes still haven't wrapped their heads around that one. The Mikes are talking No Escape from 1994, directed by Martin Campbell and starring the late Ray Liotta, Lance Henrikson, Stuart Wilson and Ernie Hudson. Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field talk about the many, many logistical questions that come into play while watching the film. How...

Duration:00:56:05

Phone Booth

6/15/2022
You walk by a phone booth in New York City. The phone suddenly starts ringing. You turn around in disbelief..."Whoa! There are still phone booths in this country?!" you say to yourself out loud as you ignore the ringing phone that clearly isn't for you, because if it was for you, they'd be calling your cell phone! And even then, you ignore the call, because let's face it, if it's not a text it's probably a spam call. You walk away, moving on with your life, never knowing who was on the other...

Duration:00:54:48

The Drop

6/8/2022
It's time for severed hands, bad accents, and an adorable pit bull puppy on this episode of Forgotten Cinema as the Mikes discuss the 2014 film, The Drop, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini in his final role before his passing. Mike Field and Mike Butler both very much enjoy the story being told in this film. The writing and the dialogue are very well done. Butler believes that perhaps the film could have been served better as a short film, as it does seem to stretch the...

Duration:00:45:24

The Big Chill

6/1/2022
The Mikes are going back to 1983 to sit down and have a long talk and hang out for the weekend. A "Big Chill" if you would. Get it?! That's right; Mike Butler and Mike Field are discussing the Lawrence Kasdan written and directed film The Big Chill, starring Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum, Glenn Close, William Hurt, Tom Berenger, JoBeth Williams, Mary Kay Place, and Meg Tilly. What a cast! Field and Butler will talk about the amazing dialogue in this film and what the title is actually referring...

Duration:01:08:23

Timeline

5/25/2022
The Mikes are going back in time to the Hundred Years War where these modern men of the 21st century will surely thrive...nah just playing, they'd probably die; quickly and poorly. Mike Field and Mike Butler are instead watching the 2003 time travel film, Timeline, from the comfort of their own homes with all the modern amenities available to them. They'll discuss the differences between this film and the Michael Crichton novel it is based on. The Mikes will also talk about how this film...

Duration:01:05:49

Oblivion

5/18/2022
It's time for some Cruise-on-Cruise action this week as the Mikes discuss the 2013 film "Oblivion" starring Forgotten Cinema's most repeated superstar; Tom Cruise. Mike Butler and Mike Field both truly enjoy this movie, but man does it have some issues when it comes to story. From conveniences in dialogue and character motivation for the purpose of driving the story along to inconsistent or nonsensical plot points, the story in this film could probably have used a little more time in the...

Duration:01:10:17

Project X

5/11/2022
It's two episodes into their 13th season and the Mikes are throwing the party of the century! A real rager! The most kick-ass rockin' in your face....ok I lied; they're just going to watch a movie about that kind of party. It's 2012's Project X. Directed by and starring no one you've ever heard of, this coming-of-age party film went on to make nearly TEN TIMES it's budget back! That's....astounding even to Butler, who was not as big a fan of this film as Field was. Field enjoys many aspects...

Duration:00:44:57

The Beast of War

5/4/2022
Season 13 of Forgotten Cinema starts off with The Mikes driving a Soviet tank behind enemy lines by orders of a crazed George Dzundza, as they discuss the 1988 film The Beast of War. After about seven seasons worth of being asked to cover this film, Mike Field and Mike Butler finally discuss this Jason Patric, Stephen Baldwin starrer that takes place during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. They'll discuss the themes of the film and how if they had pushed the crux of the story more toward...

Duration:00:48:40

Run Lola Run

4/27/2022
In the season finale of Season 12, the Mikes are grabbing their bright red wigs and running back to the late nineties to catch up with Lola's terrible, very bad, no good day, in 1998's Run Lola Run. Mike Field loves this low budget flick that brings him back to "the day"; the club music soundtrack typified by artists like Moby and Prodigy thumping throughout, the nonstop pace of the film, the subtle nods to Hitchcock, and of course, that delightful 80-minute run time. Butler also enjoys the...

Duration:00:55:34

48 Hours

4/20/2022
Roxanne!!!! That's right! The Mikes are talking about a film that they've already been told isn't forgotten. The first Eddie Murphy starrer, 48 Hours. Well jokes on everyone, because neither Mike Field or Mike Butler had ever seen it. Everyone talks about Beverly Hill Cop, it's great and it's repeated all over TV, but 48 Hours is the one that gave Eddie Murphy his start on the big screen and no one ever really talks about it. From Nick Nolte being Nick Nolte, to the surprisingly serious tone...

Duration:00:45:37

The Paper Chase

4/13/2022
The Mikes are going to law school in the early 70's! And probably flunking "Contracts" class with Professor Kingsfield. That's right! It's The Paper Chase. Mike Butler believes that you are unlikely to ever see a mainstream film geared more directly at a particular subset of a particular kind of school. To Butler this film is for first year law students (possibly only those in the 70's) and that is about it. While Mike Field can enjoy the craft of the film and the fantastic cinematography by...

Duration:00:45:58

Michael Clayton

4/6/2022
The Mikes love talking about Mike....Clayton that is! This week Mike Butler and Mike Field are discussing the 2007 Tony Gilroy film, Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Wilkinson. This film is a favorite of the Mikes, nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including a win for Swinton and a Best Picture nod, it's no wonder. From the phenomenal acting of its title character Clooney (also nominated) to Wilkinson's tragic performance as Arthus Edens, who Butler believes was...

Duration:00:55:36

Shallow Grave

3/30/2022
Mike Field and Mike Butler are talking about ANOTHER group of friends finding ANOTHER bag filled with a ridiculous amount of money. Man, the 90's just had cash coming out of everywhere. This time it's the UK in Shallow Grave, the first feature film from director Danny Boyle. Starring Ewan "Obi-Wan" McGregor, Christopher "The Doctor" Eccleston, and Kerry Fox, this movie is about 3 terrible friends finding a ton of money off the scene of a sketchy death has Butler seeing A Simple Plan all over...

Duration:01:00:09