Gareth Green and Andrew Raphael return to the microphone booth for the first episode of their rebranded series POPCORN DIGEST (formally Best Forgotten Movies). On our new series, we'll be discussing a variety of films and various cinematic happenings in the world of movies.

We begin with a look at an apocalyptic wasteland ravaged by death and destruction, where individuals basic needs are scrapped over, tooth and claw. But that’s enough about the Coronavirus as we’ll be talking about MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME. 

If you loved the worst aspects of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies, then WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING might just be the film for you. Does Duncan Jones' much-maligned pixel-pusher overcome the curse of the video-game adaption? Gareth and Andy investigate:


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February 19, 2018

46. The Incredible Hulk

Just in time for Black Panther and the home-video release of Thor Ragnarok, Gareth and Andy return to discuss Marvel's near-forgotten rage filled monster-mash; THE INCREDIBLE HULK. Listen as we ask Marvel to not make these movies mediocre, because we won't like them when they're mediocre. 

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Best Forgotten Movies is back for more from the films that time forgot! In the first episode of this limited series we take on Vin Diesel's Dune for Dummies, otherwise known as The Chronicles of Riddick. Is this an overlooked sci-fi epic or an overblown sy-fy disaster? Gareth and Andy investigate...

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December 3, 2016

44. Last Action Hero

Gareth and Andy escape to the movies to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger have a mid-life crisis in the meta-action adventure romp, LAST ACTION HERO. But will this love letter to the action genre (from wire-tapping enthusiast and genre legend John McTiernan) survive it's explosive reputation? Armed with nothing more than bad impressions, we jump into the bullet-storm to find out!

November 4, 2016

43. The Thing (2011)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton inspect each other's fillings in THE THING. No not that THING...Matthijs van Heijningen Jr's THE THING Prequel from 2011 (oh that one). But does this imitation deserve to be a bridge for John Carpenter's classic film, or should it be incinerated and left out in the cold. Gareth and Andy investigate (each other's fillings)...

October 23, 2016

42. AvP: Alien v Predator

One is a slimy monster, the other a ruthless killer and the two don't get on at all! But enough about the presidential election, it's time for the latest episode of Best Forgotten Movies! In a series that brought us cinematic greats from the likes of Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and John McTiernan, comes AVP: ALIEN V PREDATOR, straight from the creative mind that brought us Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil.

But does Paul WS Anderson's shlock monster-mash put up a worthy fight or is this a dud that should have been sacrificed for the hunt? Gareth and Andy don their gloves to find out...

October 7, 2016

41. Futureworld

Peter Fonda is Chuck Seventies-Man, a reporter who cottons on to the fact the company who manufacture serial killer theme-park robots might be up to no good. That's right, we're taking on the genre-bending sci-fi sequel to Michael Crichton's cult-classic, FUTUREWORLD! Will we survive our stay or is this roller-coaster ride in need of decommissioning. Gareth and Andy are booking in to find out!

September 28, 2016

40. Wild Wild West

Will Smith is hired by President Kevin Kline in unconvincing make up to join forces with US Marshall Kevin Kline in unconvincing make-up as we venture back to a time of cowboys, gunslingers and... giant mechanical spiders?! That's right, we're drawing our guns on Barry Sonnenfeld's big budget train-wreck WILD WILD WEST. But has more been made of this genre-bending western or can not even Kevin Kline's make-up kit disguise this tone-deaf bomb? Gareth and Andy investigate...

September 9, 2016

39. Terminator Salvation

Christian Bale doesn't keep his cool and Captain of Charisma Sam "I was in Avatar guys" Worthington is meant to be the main character (before rewrites) in McG String's TERMINATOR SALVATION. Yet another redundant attempt to relaunch the franchise, does this film of metallic fart noises have what it takes to rise above the wreckage of the ailing series? Gareth and Andy try and get beneath the skin to find out...

Orlando Bloom is the carved wooden statue of Balian of Ibelin in Ridley Scott's KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.  But is this sprawling religious epic an under-appreciated masterpiece, a butchered and unengaging bore or perhaps even both? Gareth and Andy investigate...

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August 5, 2016

37. The Bourne Legacy

Pug-faced action star Jeremy Renner is not Matt Damon in Tony Gilroy's THE BOURNE LEGACY, a film that trades in spine tingling tension for 'action' and talking...lots of serious talking. But does this spin-off escape the shadow of its predecessors or does it lack the chemical enhancements to get it through to the end? Gareth and Andy try their hardest to remember this strange oddity in the Bourne series.

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William Shatner and the Enterprise crew return to action only to blow up God in the much maligned Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Set your phasers to fun as Gareth and Andy ask whether Star Trek V: So Very Tired proves that anything Nimoy can do, can Shatner do better? Spoilers: It doesn't.

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Tom Cruise tries to control his all-round weird behaviour whilst acting in Steven Spielberg's WAR OF THE WORLDS. But does this 2005 post-9/11 take on the classic HG Wells Novel have what it takes to rise above Mr Cruise's antics, or will it just suddenly catch a cold and die? Gareth and Andy are here to investigate.

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Jeremy Irons, Bruce Payne and Marlon Wayans seriously chew up some poor looking scenery in Courtney Solomon's role playing nightmare DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. But does this train wreck fantasy have any redeeming qualities that was the worst CGI Dragon i've ever seen!! Gareth and Andy look back at this curiosity from the year you don't have to.

Timothy Dalton as 007 is out for vengeance over his best mate's wife's chinchilla in John Glen's LICENCE TO KILL. But does this harder edged 16th Bond adventure still deserve the mixed reception it had on release, or is this a film that could literally make your head explode? In this special extended edition of BFM Gareth and Andy investigate this overlooked Bond thriller.

May 27, 2016

32. Strange Days

Ralph Fiennes would like to 'Jack you in' and Angela Bassett is more concerned with 'right here, right now' in Kathryn Bigelow's STRANGE DAYS. But is this tale of recorded memories one to hold dear, or does it need to be thrown onto the pile of forgotten Minidiscs? Bad wig wearers Gareth and Andy plug in to find out...

Sean Connery & Wig star as Sean Connery in Stephen Norrington's THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. Other out-of-work actors co-star as ye olde Avengers in this messy action adventure romp. But is there any worth to be had in a concept that should work so well? Gareth and Andy investigate...

April 29, 2016

30. Tomorrowland

George Clooney falls in love with creepy robot girls and Britt Robertson pretends to be a teenager for no reason in Brad Bird's TOMORROWLAND. But does this tale of dreaming of a better tomorrow become everything we want it to be, or does it just become an elitist doomsday machine? Listen on as Gareth & Andy find out...

April 4, 2016

29. Demon Seed

Julie Christie fights off the sexual advances of her own computer controlled house ... yep you heard us right, in Donald Cammell's DEMON SEED. But does this bonkers premise hit all the right places or should we close our pod bay doors on this 70s curiosity? Gareth and his trusty robot companion Andrew-5000 break out of the box to find out...

Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman have a day out at Milton Keynes Train Station in Sidney J. Furie's SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE. Margot Kidder tries to keep it together (herself, not her performance) whilst everyone else tries to work around endless padding and numerous budget cuts in this Poundland entry of the Superman saga. But does this Cannon Films blockbuster deserve all its bad press or is it ready to be tossed into the sun? Gareth and Andy find out...

Rufus Sewell stars as the Bourne Confusion, trying to rack up enough points in the Crystal Maze for Richard O'Brien in Alex Proyas' epic DARK CITY. But is this lost odyssey worth remembering or should it be wiped permanently from our minds. Listen on as Gareth and Andy find out...

Bob Hoskins plays numerous Italian stereotypes, John Leguizamo falls in love with a dinosaur Princess, and Dennis Hopper pretends to be a T-Rex in this early 90s attempt at a Video Game adaptation. Gareth, Andy and Special Guest Aidan Belizaire find out whether this strange concoction should be granted a second chance or flushed down the movie toilet.

February 8, 2016

25. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Huge Jacked Man and Liev Schreiber's bag lady claws star in Gavin the Hood's X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, a film so pointless that Fox have tried to retcon it for the last 6 years. Ryan Reynolds also gets his first chance at playing Deadpool, but in doing so murders a lot of African people. Gareth and Andy look back on this black sheep of the X-Men film series to find out what went wrong.

January 25, 2016

24. Lost In Space

William Hurt can barely hold back the tears whilst starring in LOST IN SPACE, Stephen Hopkin's reimagining of the 60s sci-fi tv series. Mimi Rogers kind of supports, Gary Oldman camps it up, and Matt LeBlanc checks how everyone's doing in this 90s bomb. But is this tale of a family lost in the cosmos a rip-roaring adventure, or just a limp sausage? Gareth and Andy investigate...

January 11, 2016

23. The Shadow

The World's Greatest Actor - the one and only Alec Baldwin stars in the pulp adaption THE SHADOW. Penelope Ann Miller, John Lone and Ian McKellen all struggle to stay in the shadow of Tim Curry's acting in Russell Mulcahy's half-baked caper. Will The Shadow get to the bottom of what evil lurks in the hearts of men, or will it come out with a beard made of pubes? Gareth and Andy find out...

If you loved the worst aspects of RETURN OF THE JEDI then you'll love the Ewok Adventures CARAVAN OF COURAGE and BATTLE FOR ENDOR. Gareth and Andy round off their Star Wars season by looking back at these two furry TV Movies.

Daniel Craig stars as ye olde Jason Bourne and Harrison Ford has some fun for once in this Western it has some Aliens in it as well. Gareth and Andy examine Jon Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS to see just why this genre mash-up failed to set the world alight. Listen on to find out...

Mark Hamill, Bill Paxton and Bob Peck star in SLIPSTREAM - a film you've never heard of, probably because no one owns it. Gareth and Andy kick off their Star Wars season by examining a film involving both the Star (Hamill) and Producer (Gary Kurtz) of STAR WARS, that has for many reasons slipped into heavy obscurity. 

November 30, 2015

19. Tank Girl

Lori Petty and Naomi Watts star in Rachel Talalay's TANK GIRL, a post-apocalyptic feminist romp featuring Malcolm McDowell with no head and much Kangaroo 'action'. Gareth and Andy traverse the dry plains of studio interference to discover what happened to this cinematic curiosity. 

November 23, 2015

18. Waterworld

Kevin Costner struggles to keep afloat in WATERWORLD whilst being dragged down by his ego. Gareth and Andy brave the harsh seas of development hell to review Kevin Reynolds' Fishtar spectacular.

November 16, 2015

17. Virus

Jamie Lee Curtis stars in her self described all-time worst movie VIRUS. But is this tale of killer Meccano truly deserving of the title? Gareth and Andy investigate...

Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery try to make sense of HIGHLANDER 2, a dense illogical plot involving aliens, the ozone layer and quickies in back streets... Gareth and Andy try to unravel the fascinating mess of the many versions of Russell Mulcahy's mind-bending film.

Starring as James Bond: that guy you've never heard of - ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE features 007 facing his biggest challenge yet...wearing a Kilt! Oh and getting married as well. Gareth and Andy look back at this relic of the past to see if this is a lost gem or a rogue failure - listen on to find out...

October 26, 2015

14. The Wolfman

Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins struggle to care in Joe Johnston's butchering of THE WOLFMAN. Gareth and Andy look back at a film with more problems than it had reshoots, and genuine terror isn't one of them.

October 19, 2015

13. 1941

A Cast of hundreds leads this 'comedy spectacular' focussing on the aftermath of Pearl Harbour. Gareth and Andy take a second look at Steven Spielberg's ode to loud noises and breaking stuff - 1941.

October 12, 2015

12. Bowfinger

Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy decide to make a half-decent film for once. Gareth and Andy examine BOWFINGER, directed by the puppet fondler himself Frank Oz.

October 5, 2015

11. Black Rain

Michael Douglas stars as Mullet-Man and Director Ridley Scott proves that Xenophobia really sucks. Gareth and Andy lose their heads and fingers over the culture clash thriller BLACK RAIN.

September 29, 2015

10. Mini Episode: Dune (TV Cut)

In a mini episode Gareth takes a second second look at David Lynch's DUNE, this time focusing the power of his voice on the 3 hour long, Alan Smithee credited TV edit of the film. 

September 21, 2015

9. Death Becomes Her

Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and the late comic actor Bruce Willis (RIP) star in Robert Zemeckis' ultra black comedy DEATH BECOMES HER. Gareth and Andy try to find out how a film that features murder, broken necks and scenes of a sexual nature ever got marketed as a 'Family Film'. 

September 14, 2015

8. Dune

David Lynch has a nightmare playing with Giant Worms in Mexico as we try and comprehend how a 4 hour movie got squeezed into 2hours 10mins. Join us as we extract DUNE from the deserts of lost memory!

September 7, 2015

7. The Phantom

The Phantom battles against improbably named Xander Drax in a late-for-the-party Indiana Jones film that's as slender as our heroes purple suit. Join us as we rub toothpaste onto Simon Wincer's THE PHANTOM!!

August 31, 2015

6. Predator 2

A fierce warrior alien fights off lions, tigers, bears, and Gary Busey's teeth. Join us as we follow Danny Glover struggling to keep up in PREDATOR 2. Much thrusting is had by all...oh my!!

August 24, 2015

5. Revolver

Jason Statham stars in an enigma, wrapped in a mystery, delivered with a headbutt. Join us as we attempt to comprehend Guy Ritchie's REVOLVER.

August 17, 2015

4. Innerspace

The only family comedy about a man thrust inside another man. We examined Joe Dante's INNERSPACE! 

And Dennis Quaid's arse. 
August 10, 2015

3. True Lies

Remember when Blockbusters were racist and sexist? Well we've got a treat for you as we take on James Cameron's TRUE LIES

The concluding part of our opening animation double-bill. Find out who won...

A special two-part opening episode, pitting Dreamwork's Antz with Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life. Let the battle commence!!