The biting satire of 1970s WATERMELON MAN and the captivating lead performances of Godfrey Cambridge and Estelle Parsons cannot be denied. The direction of Melvin Van Peeples, however, is once again a bone of contention on the Mission.
Vince and Len review COOL BREEZE, the 1972 heist film remake of 1950's The Asphalt Jungle, with Thalmus Rasulala and Raymond St. Jacque and the indelible Judy Pace.
Vince & Len return with loads of email and comments from the Missionaries before reviewing the Frankie Lyman bio-pic WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE starring Larenz Tate, Halle Berry, Lela Rechon and Vivica A. Fox.
Music blogger and podcaster Toya Haynes (First Time I Heard) rejoins the Mission to return to 2005 for a fun retrospective on Dave Chappelle's BLOCK PARTY with live performances by Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Moe Def and a historic reunion of The Fugees.
The Men of Micheaux visit the 2009 film of the great comeback-concert-to-be of Michael Jackson, the self proclaimed King of Pop. The rare peeks behind the curtain prove to be the hidden gems of this controversial movie about a 'complicated' superstar.
The Men of Micheaux return to loads of emails and Carmen commentary plus a nostalgic and appreciative look back at 1984 and the hip-hop film classic BEAT STREET starring Guy Davis and Rae Dawn Chong, directed by Stan Lathan.
Len gets Vince's thoughts on soulful remakes that are superior to the originals (so some say)and the hip hop opera CARMEN starring Mekhi Phifer and Beyonce Knowles in her acting debut gets more honest scrutiny than it got in 2001.
Vince and Len stand corrected about Who's The Man the movie, the soundtrack and the stars. But there's nothing wrong with their take on star Shaquille O'Neal, director Kenneth Johnson and the movie STEEL (1997).
90s hip-hop is on full display as the era's biggest stars earn their SAG cards in the cameo filled Yp! MTV Rap's sanctioned whodunit by 1st-time director Ted Demme. Unfortunately there's the problem of stars Ed Lover and Doctor Dre to contend with.
Mario Van Peeples is a very good looking man. Kadeem Hardison has fun on set. That’s the extent of the good stuff to be said about 1985’s RAPPIN’. We wish we were lying.
MAY I HAVE ANOTHER of those Black films that no one really needs to see except Two Men on a podcast mission. This week it's THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH with Eddie Murphy, Rosario Dawson and Randy Quaid. Plus we remember the late John Singleton.
Vince and Len return to the beautiful Bryn Mawr Film Institute (in equally beautiful Bryn Mawr, PA) for a special screening of and talkback conversation about Jordan Peele's 2019 suspenseful horror hit 'US.'
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.