Vince and Len look back at their very first episode of The Mission and redefine what a Black Film is and isn't and chart the course forward for the 99-episodes-old podcast.
Star Trek Discovery keeps pushing the envelope and challenging the beloved Star Trek rankings with crackling acting and daring, innovative plots buoyed by breathtaking visuals. Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh sparkle together.
FINALLY someone has come to take Len's side on the Sweetback debate, we evoke the name of Anika None Rose in context with a certain godly mutant and we save time to review another one of our namesake's films, this time 1932's TEN MINUTES TO LIVE.
The Mirror Mirror Universe is BANANAS! Strictly bananas! And apparently - the Men of Micheaux love bananas! Now the question is what next?
The Missionaries gather on one side of the Sweetback debate but our host is unswayed by the groundswell nor the lost recording in his mission to review Claudette Colbert and Fredi Washington in the original (superior?) IMITATION OF LIFE.
Episode 12 of Star Trek Discovery is known to the world as 'Vaulting Ambition' but in the world of Micheaux we all know that the official title is "VINCE CALLED IT!"
Important film in Black cinema history? One's hard-on fever dream? Vince & Len make their arguments; you decide. One thing they agree on: LIVING SINGLE IS BACK!
Episode 11 'The Wolf Inside' takes us deeper into the psyche of the Mirror Mirror universe just Ash Tyler's psyche starts to shred apart before everyone's eyes, including his own! OOH, ain't it great to have goooood Trek again?
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis shine in August Wilson's FENCES, a movie that speaks to Vince and Len in completely different but special ways.
Vince & Len return to the world of Star Trek to review Star Trek: Discovery S1E10 - "Despite Yourself" where Len's head is blown up AGAIN!
Writer-director Leslie Harris brings a coming-of-age tale unlike any other to the screen as young teenage women in 1992 Brooklyn, led by Ariyan Johnson in the lead role of Chantel, open the world up to the other side of the urban streets. A young woman's struggle to just be; funny that its still a refreshing take 25 years later?
Who knew that 1995 would give Black America the film that keeps on giving 20 years later? Ice Cube announces himself as a creative force to be reckoned and Chris Rock shines, from a cast of stalwarts, brighter than the sun - and you know this, man! Its FRIDAY, y'all!
Whoopi Goldberg stars in the musical comedy that gave life to a Broadway adaptation, gave the world the effervescence that is Kathy Najimy and - unbeknownst to us all - the beginning of the end of Lauryn Hill. SISTER ACT is a goodie; SISTER ACT 2 is a meal! CHARMEL SIPPIO of Black and Syndicated is our guest!
The usual recap of listener feedback brings up a question of time and a list of holidays songs of a certain hue. The fun times stop when its time to review 1997's HAV PLENTY. Or do they?
The magnetism of Sidney Poitier is on full display in this touching drama from the 60s that blends race, social and gender politics of the day into a taught story full of characters and energy. That's what Vince says, anyway.
Vince & Len are back with emails, Stevie Wonder via Macy Gray, Nat King Cole, Della Reese becomes Michael Landon and a review of AFTER EARTH (2013) starring Will and Jaden Smith.
Turning lemons into lemonade, Len apologizes for a major boo-boo by bringing the Micheaux Missionaries a spoiler-filled and entertaining review of Warner Bros' JUSTICE LEAGUE starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and the chests of Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa.
The Micheaux Men team with Summer and CArren of Ladies Luv Hip-Hop to talk hip-hop and hear Len say something that in hindsight was completely dead @$$ wrong and he SHOULD have his card revoked and smoked.
Gretjen Clausing of PhillyCAM's Pulling Focus brings depth, insight and discipline to the Mission plus good vibrations with a beat as she joins the Men in a review of WATTSTAX, the celebratory concert film featuring Issac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Richard Pryor and a funky chicken called Rufus.