The Men celebrate the career and influence of TV character actor Helen Martin who makes one of her rare big screen appearances in Robert Townsend's Hollywood Shuffle. Also featuring Ann Marie Johnson and Keenan Ivory Wayans.
December presents THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING and we kick things off with Don Cheadle in his scene-stealing performance as ‘Mouse’ in DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995), the Carl Franklin film noir adaptation of Walter Mosley’s pulp crime novel starring Denzel Washington as reluctant private eye Easy Rawlins.
Vince and Len spend an awful lot of time on emails, The Five Heartbeat rumors, Widows, Thanksgiving stuffing and whole lot of other stuff but eventually they have no choice but to stand toe-to-toe with The Six Thousand Dollar Nigger from 1978.
PARENTAL ADVISORY - Adult Content at the end of the broadcast after the credits.
Valiant Comics' editor and Len-proclaimed 'smartest man on the internet' Joe Illidge and superstar comic book artist N. Steven Harris sit down with the Men in Butch & Coco's cafe in Brooklyn for a little HIGHER LEARNING (1995).
EXPLICIT CONTENT - The Micheaux Men return to Butch & Coco's in Brooklyn to chat about Samuel Jackson, the D.O.C., who be a 'dandy' and much more four-letter insanity - including 1975's Dolemite - with actors/best friends DORIAN MISSICK (Luke Cage) and OMAR DORSEY (Halloween).
Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby star before the camera for the final time in the uneven, unfocused comedy crime caper (a cromedy?) A PIECE OF THE ACTION from 1977 and co-starring Denise Nicholas, a young Sheryl Lee Ralph and James Earl Jones.
AUDIO PROBLEMS AHEAD - Len and a poorly mic'd Vince gush all over the 1975 Sidney Poitier - Bill Cosby action comedy that features John Amos in beast mode and Jimmy Walker in least mode.
Len and Vince return to the Mission and are met by the pleasant surprise of warm regards and emails from the audience and a really well made piece of blaxploitation called SUGAR HILL.
Vince and Len introduce their own 'criterion' series of films for special presentation under their heading of THE OBSIDIAN COLLECTION but not before Ariell Johnson and Vince share a 'Sho-Nuff' lovefest.
HERE WE GO! Tyler Perry. Taraji P. Henson. ACRIMONY. Len pulls a thriller curveball on Vince for Halloween Horror month with the 2018 flick that legendarily infuriated Len when back when and now may proof to be the bridge too far for the Men of Micheaux.
EXPLICIT CONTENT - Vince sits in on a phone conversation Len has with TONY 'Candyman' TODD about Oscar Micheaux, Jack Johnson, The Candyman that could have been, New England vs Philly and so much more in this no-holds-barred (or four-letter words)convo you will not believe.
Len reveals another dark secret from his youth, Vince casts a 'Beloved' mini-series then he manages to stifle his fear just enough to join Len in full review and appreciation of 1992's Candyman starring Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd.
Vince and Len have a some deep thoughts on the execution and advertising of Oprah Winfrey's 1998 adaptation of Toni Morrison's powerful 'slave horror narrative' and the contributions of director Jonathan Demme and stars Danny Glover, Thandie Newton and especially Kimberly Elise.
After giving serious consideration to the comedy of Eddie Murphy, the adaptation of Boomerangand how to create good TV drama, Len takes Vince on trip to his childhood where he first ran across The Defiant Ones.
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.