LeAnne Lindsay of the movie friendly blog Tinsel & Tine brings 2007's TALK TO ME on board the Mission to convince the Men that Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor (easier to spell than say!) were robbed of Oscar consideration due to the poor performance of the Petey Greene bio pic.
Buckle up; it's gonna be a bumpy ride on the old bicycle as the Men review Vince's favorite 'bad' movie - BABY BOY (2001), the John Singleton coming of age film starring a young Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson with a performance for the ages by Ving Rhames.
The Men litigate 'what is a Black film?' one more time and Len laments that no one likes him before they review one of Vince's favorite 'bad movies' - director Hype Williams' BELLY starring Das and DMX.
Vince returns from his European vacation with Roman wine on his breath, French pastry in his belly and respect for Five Guys lavatory. THEN after emails, Twitter check-in and a special thanks from a special guest, the Men launch into a breakdown break down of 2014's DEAR WHITE PEOPLE.
We welcome MIKE DENNIS of ReelBlack TV to not only discuss the insanely perverse DARKTOWN STRUTTERS (to hear HIM tell it) but also to introduce The Micheaux Men to the lovely TRINA PARKS, star of this genuine 70s artifact.
It started with a conversation about the history of Black Cops on television but we're all over the Lounge talking KRS-One vs PM Dawn, A 40-degree day named Jay Z, the return of Carl Weathers and a bunch of other stuff we weren't supposed to get into at all.
Award winning photographer Gordon Parks uses his childhood as inspiration for the mannered coming of age tale THE LEARNING TREE, which struggles with tone while staying on message throughout its running time.
There are some problematic issues bubbling to the surface with the recent release of Marvel's IRON FIST to Netflix and the live action adaptation of the historic anime GHOST IN THE SHELL and Vince and Len trace them to their 70s source in the comic book world. Chill with us inside THE BINGE LOUNGE.
Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln lead a mesmerizing cast in a very gripping portrait of racial oppression and black masculinity in 1964's Deep South. A slept-on treasure appreciated by 21st century cinephiles and the Men of Micheaux.
Audio difficulties do not keep the Men of Micheaux + KENNEDY, the one & only Storm Tribble of Black Tribbles, from reviewing the sports comedy of yesteryear starring a suave Billy Dee Williams, a charming Richard Pryor and a young 'untucked' James Earl Jones.
Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics returns packing heat - her social media team Corin Wilson & Jasmin Carroll - and unique perspectives on director Jordan Peele's horror thriller GET OUT and leaves with Black movie homework for the Men of Micheaux.
The Micheaux Missionaries - our loyal fans - are on a mission to get Vince some face time with Anika Noni Rose, Roosevelt Franklin counts and the Men are charmed by mack-mode Denzel Washington in Mira Nair's MISSISSIPPI MASALA.
Vince selects a romantic drama set in 1961 Paris, France starring Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll alongside Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward and defends it as a quintessential Black film. Guess who disagrees?
Vince and Len use a review of Janet Jackson and Tupac in John Singleton's POETIC JUSTICE to remember A Different World crushes, appreciate Tyra Ferrell and demystify the allure of Tupac Shakur. What does that say about the movie?
The Men welcome celebrity mixologist SUMMER WILLOW FITCH to unveil the secrets behind a perfect cocktail and to discuss whether or not the formula plays out in the 2010 romantic comedy JUST WRIGHT starring rappers-turned-thespians Queen Latifah and Common.
The Men welcome ARIELL JOHNSON, the rock-star owner of Philadelphia's landmark Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, as they sit in astonishment at the heretofore unnoticed fact that 1976's SPARKLE features four - yes, FOUR - of the prettiest women ever to grace the big screen.
Len tries to dispel the rumor that he hates 'these movies' then deconstructs 2001's POOTIE TANG before Vince's chagrined eyes. Point made?
Director Matty Rich leans on his Brooklyn community and the burgeoning stardom of actor Lawrence Guillard Jr. (The Wire, The Walking Dead) to tell the story of a complicated family living thru extraordinary personal strife. The 1991 Sundance Film Festival favorite gets the Micheaux treatment.
Counter culture animator Ralph Bakshi mixes live action with incendiary cartoon images to create a daring controversial satire on African American life in the big city...or is it a stab into the gut of great mafia romance of the seventies? Or is it just a mess and a miss? The Men of Micheaux discuss, for your edutainment.
Vince is off buying a home but the Mission continues with comedian Darryl Charles and his special selection to kick off LISTENER MOVIE MONTH - 2009's blaxploitation parody superb BLACK DYNAMITE, starring Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Tommy Davidson, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley and a host of cameos, quotes and mind numbing kung-fu hilarity.