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).
EXPLICIT CONTENT - The Micheaux Men return to Butch & Coco's in Brooklyn to chat about Samuel Jackson, the D.O.C., who be a 'dandy' and much more four-letter insanity - including 1975's Dolemite - with actors/best friends DORIAN MISSICK (Luke Cage) and OMAR DORSEY (Halloween).
Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby star before the camera for the final time in the uneven, unfocused comedy crime caper (a cromedy?) A PIECE OF THE ACTION from 1977 and co-starring Denise Nicholas, a young Sheryl Lee Ralph and James Earl Jones.
AUDIO PROBLEMS AHEAD - Len and a poorly mic'd Vince gush all over the 1975 Sidney Poitier - Bill Cosby action comedy that features John Amos in beast mode and Jimmy Walker in least mode.
Len and Vince return to the Mission and are met by the pleasant surprise of warm regards and emails from the audience and a really well made piece of blaxploitation called SUGAR HILL.
Vince and Len introduce their own 'criterion' series of films for special presentation under their heading of THE OBSIDIAN COLLECTION but not before Ariell Johnson and Vince share a 'Sho-Nuff' lovefest.
HERE WE GO! Tyler Perry. Taraji P. Henson. ACRIMONY. Len pulls a thriller curveball on Vince for Halloween Horror month with the 2018 flick that legendarily infuriated Len when back when and now may proof to be the bridge too far for the Men of Micheaux.
EXPLICIT CONTENT - Vince sits in on a phone conversation Len has with TONY 'Candyman' TODD about Oscar Micheaux, Jack Johnson, The Candyman that could have been, New England vs Philly and so much more in this no-holds-barred (or four-letter words)convo you will not believe.
Len reveals another dark secret from his youth, Vince casts a 'Beloved' mini-series then he manages to stifle his fear just enough to join Len in full review and appreciation of 1992's Candyman starring Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd.
Vince and Len have a some deep thoughts on the execution and advertising of Oprah Winfrey's 1998 adaptation of Toni Morrison's powerful 'slave horror narrative' and the contributions of director Jonathan Demme and stars Danny Glover, Thandie Newton and especially Kimberly Elise.