THIS ONE IS FOR JESSE! A email sparks a sci-fi trek back to the 80s before Vince and Len wage into A Rage In Harlem with Gregory Hines, Forest Whitaker and a smoldering film lead debut by Robin Givens.
Sidney Poitier and Eartha Kitt are both renowned for electrifying the screen with their presence but the sparks are low in this unique film for 1950s Hollywood.
Writer/director Terence Nance has created a literal poem of a movie, a heartfelt exploration of one man's feeling for his homie-lover-friend, that has enthralled Vince and Len unlike any film before on the Mission.
Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr. electrify the screen in 1959's ANNA LUCASTA but do they overpower their costars to the detriment of the film? Vince and Len work it out.
The Men pay homage to the Aretha Franklin - Long Live the Queen - just before revisiting a lost 80s gem that pays homage to the dance geniuses of yesteryear, the multi-sensational Sammy Davis Jr., the undeniably underrated Suzanne Douglas and the incredible Gregory Hines.
The show is stuffed with stuff this week as Len and Vince start off with secret Insecure talk then pitch historic black films to Hollywood, reminisce on old friends before reconciling with the great Jackie Robinson portraying Jackie Robinson in 1950's THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY.
Vince and Len return to live radio (and recorded podcast) with Missionary love for The Brooklyn Tapes and the 1974 love letter to the 'Chitlin' Circuit and the final film of the groundbreaking and legendary Moms Mabley, Stan Nathan and Matt Robinson's AMAZING GRACE.
Media guru and devoted Missionary RICHARD NG brings his heritage, his culture and his insight to Planet Brooklyn to join the Men for a truly deep dive into director Edward Zwick's GLORY, featuring Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and an Oscar winning performance by Denzel Washington.
Vince and Len moderate a free-wheeling talkback at a special screening of Boots Riley's SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Special thanks to Jacob Mazer and BMFI for the invite.
Brooklyn is the place where the intellectuals meet as our resident 'prof' Vince Williams sits down with Fordham's Lisa M. Gill, PhD for a learned tete-a-tete on Spike Lee's 'fuller' length bio pic MALCOLM X featuring a riveting performance by Denzel Washington. Oh - and co-host Len Webb and NYC writer/designer George Carmona say hello once or twice too.
Straight from Crooklyn better known as Brooklyn, Vince and Len welcome the brilliant Grand Duchess of Tech - TATIANA KING of Loud Speaker Network's Fan Bros Show - to talk Star Trek, appropriating IP and the fearless foursome that made GIRL's TRIP the breakout movie of 2017.
Has there ever been a movie about a group of friends that snapped crackled and popped as hard as 1996's SET IT OFF? Starring the crunch berries of Jada Pinkett, Vivica Fox, Queen Latifah and Kimberly Elise, this flick got the nerve to have Blair "Chocolate Milk" Underwood all poured in it too!
The 2015 indy film Tangerine rewrites the Hollywood playbook on representation and presentation with a slice of transgender life in the offbeat madcap tradition of the great comedies of yesteryear, created on the iPhones of tomorrow.
Vince and Len sit down for an official Binge Lounge as they take a look into some insane Saturday Morning Cartoon conspiracy theories and open up old legends.
Just in time for a spot review of both Incredibles 2 and the timely remake of Superfy, Vince & Len sink their teeth into the iconic 1972 original starring the ever-smooth Ron O'Neill.
Kerry Washington swaps Scandals for Swindling in the heist film wrapped around a family drama from writer-director Demane Davis and boy, is it good!
The director duo of Allen and Albert Hughes hit it out the park with their gut-wrenching debut film, 1993's gangland tale MENACE II SOCIETY with career defining roles from Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Jada Pinkett-pre-Smith and timely cameos.
Vince and Len visit their own backdoor in their review of Philly's own Beanie Siegel and Memphis Bleek in 2002's hip-hop crime 'video' STATE PROPERTY, the movie that may have sealed the fate of Jay-Z and Damon Dash's Roc-A-Fella empire.
Writer/Producer Tyler Perry has become a very divisive figure in African-American hollywood culture with 'Madea' stamped as his branded logo. It all began in the melodramatic comedy DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN starring Kimberly Elise, Steven Harris and a wig of braids.