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.
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.
TIA WHITFIELD of Millennial High Radio loves THE BEST MAN (1999) even though she has some definitive feelings about the motivations of some of the characters. There's something about a lady wearing a choker that makes the Mission really sing!
Multimedia journalist BOBBI BOOKER was only too happy to hop onto the Mission to talk about Cleavon Little, Mel Brooks, race, beans and one of her favorite movies - 1974's BLAZING SADDLES.
The Men of Micheaux answer a ton of listener mail about hip-hop, someone else doesn't like 'Play' and eventually they get to their review of the 1997 rom-com SPRUNG, writer/director Rusty Cundieff's earnest attempt at a urban love story that misses the mark by................that much.
Music journalist TOYA HAYNES joins the Men for a full throated 'Best Emcee Ever' debate and a fond return to their teen years with Kid n Play in Reggie Hudlin's HOUSE PARTY - a movie ahead of its time in more ways than one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vince and Len share a table at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse to pick apart the quintessential Eddie Murphy - 1989's HARLEM NIGHTS - starring Murphy, Redd Foxx, Della Reese, Jasmine Guy and the ghost of Richard Pryor.
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!
Audio difficulties do not keep the Men of Micheaux + KENNEDY, the one & only Storm Tribble of Black Tribbles, from reviewing the sports comedy of yesteryear starring a suave Billy Dee Williams, a charming Richard Pryor and a young 'untucked' James Earl Jones.