Director-writer Boots Riley has put together a satirical masterpiece - a slow dystopian slice of Afrofuturism that took 2018 by storm - SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson.
The Missionaries have a lot to say about the Color Purple, Belly and superheroes and Vince and Len have a few choice words for the Afrofuturist movie BROWN GIRL BEGINS.
A sci-fi movie from the 50s that stars a black man and a white woman, mixed in a triangle of passion with a white man and they’re possibly the last people on the Earth - sounds like a job for Harry Belafonte! Fans of heated Vince vs Len debates will love this one.
Vince and Len are stunned - no - flabbergasted by their guest, Philly news lady Denise James' disrespect for THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) or shall we say, her lack of regard for ONE WEAK LINK among the stellar cast of Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover et al.
Vince and Len are mixed on a Prince biopic but all in for everything about What's Love Got To Do With It?, the Tina (and Ike) Turner biography starring Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne and apparently Phyllis Stickney's back.
Ossie Davis directs J.E. Franklin's Off-Broadway critically acclaimed family drama, touching on multiple generations of black womanhood under one roof. A good story let down by poor direction.
Diana Ross gives an Academy Award nominated performance, Bill Dee Williams smolders on screen and Richard Pryor crackles in the only biopic of the legendary Billie Holiday. That’s what the critics say. Vince and Len have ‘other thoughts’ on the matter.
Summer Willow and Caren Jones of the Ladies Luv Hip-Hop podcast sit down to 'dissect LIFE (1999)to death' from two opposite sides of the coin. Plus, is this Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence's best cinematic work.
TIA WHITFIELD of Millennial High Radio loves THE BEST MAN (1999) even though she has some definitive feelings about the motivations of some of the characters. There's something about a lady wearing a choker that makes the Mission really sing!
Vince and Len are transported to a jazzy loft in 1960s London where the intellects dwell and the music percolates around this snazzy rendition of 'Othello' starring Paul Harris, Marti Stevens and Patrick McGoohan.
Multimedia journalist BOBBI BOOKER was only too happy to hop onto the Mission to talk about Cleavon Little, Mel Brooks, race, beans and one of her favorite movies - 1974's BLAZING SADDLES.
The Men of Micheaux answer a ton of listener mail about hip-hop, someone else doesn't like 'Play' and eventually they get to their review of the 1997 rom-com SPRUNG, writer/director Rusty Cundieff's earnest attempt at a urban love story that misses the mark by................that much.
The Men of Micheaux review the Academy's selections for the 2019 Oscar nominees, eagerly looking for slots to stick in the woefully under appreciated 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
Music journalist TOYA HAYNES joins the Men for a full throated 'Best Emcee Ever' debate and a fond return to their teen years with Kid n Play in Reggie Hudlin's HOUSE PARTY - a movie ahead of its time in more ways than one.
Vince and Len start off 2019 in style and with much class, reviewing director Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the late James Baldwin's mesmerizing novel IF BEALE STREET TALK, featuring Stephen James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Micheal Beach and the debut lead of Kiki Layne.
Vince and Len close out their celebration of THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING with an appreciation of Jeffrey Wright in 2008's Cadillac Records, with Adrian Brody, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short and Mos Def. Oh yeah -- and Beyonce.
The Men celebrate the career and influence of TV character actor Helen Martin who makes one of her rare big screen appearances in Robert Townsend's Hollywood Shuffle. Also featuring Ann Marie Johnson and Keenan Ivory Wayans.
December presents THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING and we kick things off with Don Cheadle in his scene-stealing performance as ‘Mouse’ in DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995), the Carl Franklin film noir adaptation of Walter Mosley’s pulp crime novel starring Denzel Washington as reluctant private eye Easy Rawlins.
Vince and Len spend an awful lot of time on emails, The Five Heartbeat rumors, Widows, Thanksgiving stuffing and whole lot of other stuff but eventually they have no choice but to stand toe-to-toe with The Six Thousand Dollar Nigger from 1978.
PARENTAL ADVISORY - Adult Content at the end of the broadcast after the credits.
Valiant Comics' editor and Len-proclaimed 'smartest man on the internet' Joe Illidge and superstar comic book artist N. Steven Harris sit down with the Men in Butch & Coco's cafe in Brooklyn for a little HIGHER LEARNING (1995).