We begin THE ROAD TO 200 with a stop at 1925 with our namesake - writer / director / producer / distributor Oscar Micheaux and his poignant drama Body And Soul that gave us the film debut of Paul Robeson. STAY TUNED after the episode for a bonus UNEDITED Micheaux After Dark about Movie Snacks.
Vince and Len discuss the old manness of Walter Mosley and the don'ts of the card game UNO before visiting the thespian Paul Robeson once again for the experimental silent film Borderline by Kenneth MacCready.
Vince and Len catch up on feedback and news from the Missionaries then enjoy their first foray into the filmography of Paul Robeson, the groundbreaking The Emperor Jones.
Len heard a joke from Ricky Gervais which triggers Vince into an anti-English comedy /Down with Gervais rant just before he leads the duo in a review of Cab Calloway's HI-DE-HO and his spectacular co-stars the Miller Brothers (& Lois) and the Peters Sisters.
Dorothy Dandridge stars but young Phillip Hepburn steals the spotlight in this sweet unassuming rural drama about education, love and growth...with nary a racial overtone to be found. And Harry Belafonte is in it, too.
Len returns from his Caribbean cruise vacation with perspective then joins Vince in giving in-depth perspective on the Black family sitcom throughout the years, the 'talent' of Jimmy Walker and...The Transformers?
The Men of Micheaux welcome actor RYAN SANDS (Marvel's Runaways) as they review Men In Black (1997) LIVE at Blerd City Con 2019 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NYC.
Redd Foxx is undeniably one of the most influential comedians of the 20th Century and the star of the one of the most beloved 70s sitcoms - Sanford & Son - but his move into feature films is lackluster, at best.
The Micheaux Mission offers a special preview of the 8th BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL with organizers Maori Holmes and Nehad Khader.
Vince and Len react to exciting Marvel news from San Diego Comic-Con, react to reaction to their Watermelon Man review then react in shock at the sight of 1964's BLACK LIKE ME.
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.