Len drops a mea culpa and we finally hear from the Missionaries on Tyler Perry and more. Then the Men of Micheaux review Will Smith's 2004 sci-fi thriller I, ROBOT.
The Men of Micheaux really like ATTACK THE BLOCK and really want to talk all about the film debut of Star Wars' John Boyega but first they - code for Len - has to get a big slice of ACRIMONY off his chest! Edited for impressionable ears.
Stephanie Humphrey aka TECH-LIFE STEPH comes to the Mission complete with Krush Groove stories, Force MD riffs, a killer crossover, Facebook insight and a Loves Jones for LOVE & BASKETBALL that is insatiable!
Sidney Poitier brings his A-game and his checkbook to the under appreciated BROTHER JOHN, an interesting drama from 1971 that has resonance that continues to shine today. Or so we think.
RICHARD PRYOR has his name above the title and leading our review of 1977's WHICH WAY IS UP? costarring the underrated Lonette McKee and Margaret Avery. Plus A Wrinkle in Time vs Black Panther, Duck-Duck-Hen, The Missicks and 'passing for Indian.'
STEPHANIE RENEE, the irrepressible Vibe Mistress of the long running music podcast Soul-Sanctuary puts one of her favorite romantic comedies - LOVING JEZEBEL with Hill Harper and Nicole Ari Parker - on the chopping block and one o the Men is particularly 'hangry!'
Vince and Len host a very special Facebook Live edition of the Micheaux Mission where they reveal their heartfelt feelings on the culture touchstone that is Marvel Studio's BLACK PANTHER.
By popular demand, CHARMEL SIPPIO (Black and Syndicated) and JORDAN KAUWLING (VerySmartBrothas.com) return to the Mission to relate their feelings about Black Panther overall and Michael B Jordan specifically and to help commemorate Vince & Len's move to The Podglomerate Network on their momentous 100th episode where they review the cult classic THE WIZ.
The Men of Micheaux freely unfurl their geeky comic book flag with pride as they give an overview of the history of Marvel Comics' BLACK PANTHER.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.