Len has to watch THE LAST DRAGON once a day for every dollar donated to the special LIVE broadcast of the Micheaux Mission and Vince couldn't be happier with the night's results!
Fans of the show - our Micheaux Missionaries - really piped out loud about their favorite Black movie soundtrack which leads the Men down a rabbit hole of 80s music history before resting on the steady shores of director Barry Jenkins sophomore multiple Academy Award winning feature (Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali; Best Picture).
Vince and Len give their SPOILER-FILLED review of the surprise hit (to some) WONDER WOMAN before wondering how the world prepared for the emergence of Pam Grier from her ground-breaking work in Jack Hill's COFFY.
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?