Micheaux Mission

Micheaux Mission

By The Podglomerate / Micheaux Mission

Two Men. One Podcast. Every Black Film Ever Made. Len Webb and Vince Williams are on the MICHEAUX MISSION - to watch and review every Black feature film ever released.

Episodes

Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

Len and Vincent find themselves ruminating over actor Eric Stoltz (why?) and his star making turn in 'Mask' before celebrating the historic role Jada Pinkett brings to life in director Ernest Dickerson's DEMON KNIGHT, from the Tales From The Crypt franchise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/201h 26m

Petey Wheatstraw (1977) w Dorian Missick and Omar Dorsey

(MATURE AUDIENCE) Best friend and actors Dorian Missick (For Life, ABC) and Omar Dorsey (Queen's Sugar, OWN) return to the Mission for a rollicking chat on Hollywood, Riunite, and more and, somewhere in there, they do a review of Rudy Ray Moore's PETEY WHEATSTRAW, the horror notch on Dolemite's pimp cane. -- recording straight from Streamyard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/202h 18m

Bones (2001)

The iconic Snoop Dogg is a tall charismatic blunt in director Ernest Dickerson's urban noir homage to 70s Black horror, complete with Pam Grier, seemingly dipped in amber. Too bad the same can't be said of the movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/201h 11m

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

Len and Vincent kick off Black Horror Month 2020 with the remake of an under appreciated and seldom seem 70's classic that could have been something special in the right hands. The original - Ganja & Hess - is special despite its flaws; DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS is just 'special.'  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/201h 22m

The Landlord (1970)

Marcellus Armstrong of Scribe Video Center joins the Men for an appreciation of the late Diana Sands and the before-its-time direction of Hal Ashby in 1970's THE LANDLORD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/201h 39m

The Well (1951)

Vince and Len fight thru some technical issues (from Mars, no less)to revisit Adele vs Tracee, remember the night of 'Emmy So Black' and review the audacious swing for the fences of 1951's social drama THE WELL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/201h 40m

Sleight (2016) with Elizabeth Wellington

ELIZABETH WELLINGTON of the Philadelphia Inquirer sits in with the Men to talk cultural appropriation, Lovecraft Country, Adele, Tracee Ellis-Ross, fine wines and finds time to review writer-director J.D. Dillard's 2016 indie SLEIGHT with Jacob Lattimore and Dule Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/201h 50m

Ep. 5 Strange Case - The Safe Tribble Travel Guide to Lovecraft Country

VINCENT WILLIAMS of the Micheaux Mission joins the Tribbles to talk about all the false faces in this game-changing episode of Lovecraft Country. The scenes are not for the timid but the gore has nothing on the real systemic horror on display. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/201h 21m

Da 5 Bloods (2020)

Netflix once again backs up its auteur brink truck, this time packed with 40 Acres and a Mule for director Spike Lee's cinematic opus-slash-thesis DA 5 BLOODS, featuring a bravura Delroy Lindo performance and historical cameos by the era's leading figures and stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/201h 29m

The Princess and The Frog (2009)

Vince and Len share their thoughts on the sudden passing of actor Chadwick Boseman and the power of black images on the silver screen as they take in Disney's first animated black leading character - Princess Tiana - in 2009's The Princess and The Frog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/201h 25m

Come Back Charleston Blue (1972)

ENJOY the return of Vince and Len as they rip open a hefty bag of Listener Mail. LISTEN to their pointed review of the Cotton Comes To Harlem sequel as they WONDER about the movie that could have been. STAY for their brilliant choices to reprise the roles of Coffin Ed Johnson and Gravedigger Jones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/201h 35m

MISSION FINEST - The Color Purple (1985) with Denise James

Journalist and media personality DENISE JAMES and her photojournalist friend Danice Kennon bring unique perspectives and opinions to our review of 1985's THE COLOR PURPLE; thoughts that may break your mind! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/201h 27m

MISSION FINEST - Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

Vincent Williams and Len 'Cruze' Webb invite you to spend the time remembering a couple of the favorite episodes. Let's start at the top with the first stop on the Micheaux Mission - UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT with Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Listen as the Men fondly review one of their favorite movies while dealing with the very real 21st century implications of that enjoyment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/201h 7m

B.A.P.S (1997)

Could this be the real Academy Award worthy performance from Halle Berry? Is this a prelude to Oscar for Martin Landau? Is B.A.P.S (1997) an under appreciated comic tour-de force? CAN ROGER EBERT BE WRONG? Or were director Robert Townsend and screenwriter Troy Beyer wrong? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/201h 17m

Deep Cover (1992)

Vince and Len try to look at Gone With The Wind from a black perspective and review the 2020 Emmy Award nominations for 'colorful' notables before waxing poetic like Iceberg Slim on director Bill Duke's 90s film noir Deep Cover featuring a panther-like performance from 'Larry' Fishburne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/201h 28m

A Goofy Movie (1995)

Len’s selection this week is 1995’s A GOOFY MOVIE, reportedly ‘The Blackest Disney Movie Ever'. A high bar considering The Proud Family Movie, The Princess and The Frog and arguably Song of The South. But not too high to trip over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/201h 25m

One False Move (1992)

Director Carl Franklin injects race into film noir via Michael Beach and the sultry Cynda Williams for a crunchy crime drama from 1992 'One False Move' starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton. Stay tuned for the rascally rabbit sonnets at the end of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/201h 27m

Sarafina (1992)

It's almost a 3-for-1 as Len and Vince give their thoughts on the feature adaptation of HAMILTON (featuring the 'undiscovered' Renee Elise Goldsberry), the luminous BLACK ORPHEUS of 1959 and the soaring sounds of 1992's SARAFINA with the star making performance of Leleti Khumalo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/201h 26m

Mahogany (1975)

We present a BONUS Black Music Month episode as we travel to Rome circa 1975 with Mister Creepy of the 60s Anthony Perkins, 70s sex symbol Billy Dee Williams and the Lady herself - Diana Ross - for a fashionably daring shade of MAHOGANY - directed by Mister Motown, Berry Gordy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/201h 32m

The Bodyguard (1992)

Vince and Len close out Black Music Month with a crescendo by celebrating the #1 selling soundtrack of all-time, which may be the true star of the melodramatic romance thriller THE BODYGUARD, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in her feature film debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/201h 27m

Sparkle (2012)

The Men of Micheaux visit the 2012 remake of the 70s girl group drama starring Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, an uncompromising Michael Epps and the final feature performance of Whitney Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/201h 27m

Dreamgirls (2006)

With Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose in the cast, this is easily one of the Men's favorite episodes. Eddie Murphy shines as he never has before and Beyonce is Beyonce, for all the good and bad that portends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/201h 23m

Fame (1980)

Irene Cara and the enigmatic Gene Anthony Ray outshine the highlighted stars of the gritty high school musical drama from the 80s that changed and created a film genre unto itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/201h 35m

The Thing With Two Heads (1972)

The Thing With Two Heads didn't have to be the mess that it proves to be but at least it gives the Men of Micheaux an opportunity to highlight the career of Ray Milland and the under appreciated Don Marshall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/201h 27m

The New Barbarians (1983)

Vince has some explaining to do after subjecting Len to the 'Mother, May I...' crucible of 1983's THE NEW BARBARIANS starring Fred Williamson and ITALY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/201h 10m

Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

Vince and Len celebrate the careers of Andre Harrell of Uptown Records, 70s soul singer Betty Wright and the immortal rock & roll legend Little Richard who left us this past week in May 2020 then climb into the Navigator for a torturous Johnson Family Vacation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/201h 28m

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

James Bond the Third is a slam dunk in the classic basketball comedy of the 70s while hoop legends Julius 'Dr. J' Erving and Meadowlark Lemon leave their charisma on their home courts. Stockard Channing and Margaret Avery - do they talk about this?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/201h 24m

A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich (1978)

The Men of Micheaux shares their thoughts on Kenya Burris' Netflix 'original' series BlackAF before diving into the 1978 cautionary family drama A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich, starring Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Larry Scott and Helen Martin as you've never seen her before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/201h 23m

Mo' Money (1992)

Damon Wayans shares the screen with brother Marlon Wayans and green-eyed temptress Stacy Dash in the action rom-com MO’ MONEY. One reviewer wishes he shared a bit of his charm with his colleagues as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/201h 15m

Nobody's Fool (2018) with Ariell Johnson

The Men of Micheaux try to crack the code of Tyler Perry’s NOBODY’S FOOL - the code that made guest Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse watch the film faithfully once a week for the last month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/201h 34m

Shaft (1971) @ World Cafe Live

The Micheaux Mission celebrate their 200th episode with a special live presentation at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live with DJ Skeme Richards setting the mood for their review of 1971's SHAFT starring Richard Roundtree and directed by Gordon Parks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/201h 8m

SPOCK ADJACENT - Star Trek Picard S1 Review

Vince and Len finally sit down for a full season one review of STAR TREK PICARD on CBS All-Access. 10 episodes of Trek memberberries equals two distinct points of view. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/2049m 56s

She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Vince and Len take to Facebook Live to celebrate favorite filmmakers to spent the quarantine with, see what’s the fuss with Altered Carbon and debate 2020’s perspective on Spike Lee’s SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT while reminiscing on the voice of a long lost actress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/201h 27m

Fear of A Black Hat (1993)

Vince and Len reach across the shelter-in-place to bring you their review of Rusty Cundieff's hip-hop mockumentary Fear of A Black Hat, along with their exploration of the phenomenon named Beyonce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/201h 18m

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

Vince and Len lay out their Star Trek plans for the future while Vince relives the trauma of the dreaded Romper Room. Then they pick out the weak link in Keenan Ivory Wayan’s I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/201h 20m

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

Vince and Len read listener emails and comments, Vince plays Six Degrees of Sammy Davis Jr and then its a very surprising review of Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo, the sequel to Breakin' and maybe the best sequel of all sequels - really? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/201h 23m

Breakin' (1984)

The Great Grits Debate is finally put to bed just a new Missionary takes a Last Dragon stance to be remembered. And the men review the dubious hip-hop black cinema 1984 classic BREAKIN'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/201h 21m

Django Unchained (2012)

Vince and Len find that the Great Grits Debate still thrives amongst the Missionaries and (about 32-33 minutes) CRYSTINA TIME begins with their review of Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED in all its problematic bloody glory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/201h 33m

Posse (1993)

Vince and Len follow up a ton of email from the Missionaries, including one of favorite working actors with a Star Trek drop-in; apparently the sweet grits argument continues and (about 24:00)we hit Christina Time for our review of Mario Van Peeples' POSSE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/201h 12m

Gang of Roses (2003)

Vince and Len review a list of the ‘Greatest Male Vocalists of All-Time” before they review one of the all time ‘something-something’ of westerns - 2003’s GANG OF ROSES with Monica Calhoun, Lisa Ray and a sorely missed version of Lil Kim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/201h 13m

Buck and The Preacher (1972)

The Men of Micheaux devote Black History Month to OUR great Westerns, starting with a film by Sidney Poitier that flips the Harry Belafonte switch in Len’s noggin as he goes all in for Buck and The Preacher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/201h 12m

Three The Hard Way (1974)

Vince and Len are stunned at the brawny brutality of 1974's THREE THE HARD WAY which Fred Williamson revels in, Jim Brown tolerates and Jim Kelly...he's in the movie too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/201h 41m

Five On The Black Hand Side (1973)

Vince is forced to audible from Sammy Davis Junior to Leonard Jackson and the Missionaries are the beneficiaries of the call as the 70s family comedy Five On The Black Hand Side proves as endearing today as yesterday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/201h 36m

Black Caesar (1973)

Vince and Len are back in the studio for a tasty slice of listener emails, a look into the origins of Michigan J Frog and a review of Black Caesar, 1973's gangster vehicle for The Hammer, Fred Williamson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/201h 9m

Queen & Slim (2019) with Maori Holmes

The Men kick off 2020 with a review of the socio-noir Queen & Slim, the impressive directorial debut of Melina Matsoukas starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith. Special guest Maori Holmes of the BlackStar Film Festival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/201h 4m

THE MEN IN THE TRUNK HBO's Watchmen - Finale

The Micheaux Mission returns with the Black Tribbles for a provocative and polarizing discussion on HBO's WATCHMEN. Points are raised, countered and the conversation is intense. Thank you Damien Lindelof, Regina King, Jean Smart, Louis Gossett Jr. and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/192h 1m

The BINGE LOUNGE - The Curse of the Meteor Man and Other Concerns

Vince and Len take an evening to answer emails about Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lewis and The Preacher's Wife, share their regretful reviews, Len flips on Harry Belafonte, reveal the tale of the dreaded Curse of the Meteor Man and FRIDAY The Musical must happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/191h 17m

The Preacher's Wife (1996)

Denzel Washington does a pretty good Cary Grant impersonation in director Penny Marshall's sweet remake of a holiday classic; man, it's great to see funny Denzel again. Whitney Houston and Courtney B. Vance lend their names to the picture, as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/191h 5m

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

Whoopi Goldberg’s sophomore movie - Jumpin’ Jack Flash - features the best of late-80s Saturday Night Live plus standout actors Annie Potts and Carol Kane, not to mention the directorial debut of Penny Marshall. Sounds like a recipe for a sure-fire classic - but a classic what? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/191h 24m

THANKSGIVING SPECIAL - Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Vince and Len bring you a special Throwback Thanksgiving edition of Micheaux as they spar in classic fashion over DRIVING MISS DAISY. Originally airing as episode 81 of the Mission, this review is fondly remembered by Missionaries from overseas to Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/191h 17m

THE MEN IN THE TRUNK - Watchmen eps 1-5

The men of the Micheaux Mission join with Len's other podcast - those geeky Black Tribbles - to give a full reviewed analysis of HBO's critically acclaimed WATCHMEN. Spoilers and spoilish theories ahead; you've been warned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/191h 59m

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) with Clairesa Clay

The Men sit down with Clairesa Clay of Blerd City Con to discuss growing up as a blerd, the weather in NYC and the moving drama of THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/191h 2m

In The Heat of The Night (1967)

The Road to 200 stops to take in a historic film of motion picture history to find that IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT of it all, there's a crackling good crime movie on display as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/191h 30m

The Split (1968)

Len begins his journey to Three The Hard Way by investigating the scintillating crime thriller THE SPLIT starring the iconic Jim Brown. Vince has never seen the film but he's glad he did now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/191h 21m

Blade II (2002)

Vince and Len are huge Wesley Snipes fans and have a fondness for the action packed vampire romp of BLADE 2 but seen through critical eyes in 2019, some aspects of the film bare questioning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/191h 26m

Ghost Dad (1990)

The scary thing about this exercise is that two award-winning legends were behind it being made and shaped it into the GHOST DAD of bad movies. But it makes for a fun review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/191h 18m

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Vince and Len hit the dusty trail of cowboy shows of long ago - Why? WHO KNOWS? - and then settle down at the bar for a Night of The Living Dead from director George Romero and starring Duane Jones. Is this a Black film? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/191h 22m

The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The Micheaux Mission kicks off their annual October-feast of ghoulish delights with writer-director Wes Craven's cult fave THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS but not before letting the Missionaries know all about their epic Episode 200 coming in February 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/191h 13m

The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) with Darryl Charles

Len travels with Vince to his homeland of Baltimore to sit with comedian DARRYL CHARLES to hear his thoughts on the current state of comedy and the career of Eddie Murphy, especially when he wore the guise of The Distinguished Gentleman in 1992. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/191h 17m

Little Woods (2018)

Vince and Len review the historic 2019 Emmy Award winners before deconstructing writer-director Nia DaCosta’s deconstructive western noir LITTLE WOODS starring the mesmerizing Tessa Thompson and Lily James and featuring commentary on the heartland of today and its residents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/191h 21m

Body and Soul (1925)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/191h 22m

Borderline (1930)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/191h 31m

The Emperor Jones (1933)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/191h 27m

Hi De Ho (1947)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/191h 16m

Bright Road (1953)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/191h 30m

The BINGE LOUNGE - Sitcom Dyn-O-Mite

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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/191h 56m

Men In Black (1997) with Ryan Sands

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/191h 2m

Norman, Is That You? (1976)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/191h 22m

Special - BLACKSTAR FILM FEST 2019 with Maori Holmes and Nehad Khader

The Micheaux Mission offers a special preview of the 8th BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL with organizers Maori Holmes and Nehad Khader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/1941m 12s

Black Like Me (1964)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/191h 37m

SPOCK ADJACENT 20 - Star Trek @ SDCC 2019

Big things are happening in the world of Star Trek, coming out of 2019 Comic-Con, and the Men of Micheaux get knee deep into the thick of it all from Star Trek: Picard to Star Trek: Discovery and beyond (and even lower!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/1927m 18s

Watermelon Man (1970)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/191h 49m

Cool Breeze (1972)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/191h 13m

Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/191h 48m

Dave Chappelle's BLOCK PARTY (2005) w Toya Haynes

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/191h 20m

Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT (2009)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/191h 24m

The First Time I Heard KENNY LOGGINS

If you hear the name Kenny Loggins and automatically think of "Footloose", you may be surprised by what else in his catalog of music which spans over 45 years. Grammy-Award winning producer Alvin Love III (CeCe Winans, Mary Mary, The New Respects) and I talk about the first time we heard Kenny Loggins and why there is a particular and very soulful era of his career that made us fall in love with his music.  We also talk about what inspires Alvin musically and what it was like to produce an award winning album for his mother, gospel music legend CeCe Winans.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/1939m 16s

Beat Street (1984)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/191h 45m

Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/191h 52m

Steel (1997)

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/191h 26m

Who's The Man? (1993)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/191h 33m

Rappin' (1985)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/191h 36m

SPOCK ADJACENT 19 - Star Trek Discovery S2E14

The Men of Micheaux reflect on the successful 2nd season of Star Trek Discovery and its audacious leap in the future unknown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/1938m 30s

The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/191h 20m

US - A Talkback @ Bryn Mawr Film Institute

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.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/1941m 18s

Sorry To Bother You (2018)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/191h 20m

SPOCK ADJACENT 18 - Star Trek Discovery S2E12-13

The Men of Micheaux are beside themselves with the world building and bending in Star Trek Discovery's penultimate episodes to its S2 grand finale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/1936m 46s

Brown Girl Begins (2018)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/191h 19m

The World, The Flesh and The Devil (1959)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/191h 32m

SPOCK ADJACENT 17 - Star Trek Discovery S2E10-11

Star Trek Discovery serves up a doozy of story finale for THE RED ANGEL SAGA that includes Section 31 intrigue, Spock adjaceyting all over the place, Georgiou high kicking, Tilly not clicking, Culper cleans up, Ash guttings, Burnham choking and a time traveling visitor from 'The Wire'. Good stuff! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/1938m 5s

The Color Purple (1985) w Denise James

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/191h 24m

Whats Love Got To Do With It? (1993)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/191h 26m

SPOCK ADJACENT 16 - Star Trek Discovery S2E9 'Project Daedelus'

Star Trek uncorks another ‘bottle episode’ of exquisite taste as we learn more about Section 31 and crewman Airiam and the Spock/Burnham upbringing. But a bit of bad news from the media bums out one of the Micheaux Men very much. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/1936m 55s

Black Girl (1972)

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/191h 23m

SPOCK ADJACENT 15 - Star Trek Discovery S2E7-8

Vince and Len play catch up and review eps 7 & 8 of Star Trek Discovery S2 just when the show goes FULL SPOCK! Plus more nostalgia ret-con to tickle your Trek bone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/1933m 46s

Lady Sings The Blues (1972)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/191h 51m

Life (1999) with Ladies Luv Hip-Hop

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/191h 39m

SPOCK ADJACENT 14 - Star Trek Discovery S2E6 'The Sound of Thunder'

Discovery returns to Kaminar, Saru's homeward, to complete the journey begun 2 episodes ago as Saru confronts his past and his people's future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/1931m 2s

The Best Man (1999) with Tia Whitfield

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/191h 38m

SPOCK ADJACENT 13 - Star Trek Discovery S2E5 'Saints of Imperfection'

The Men rejoice at the return of Ensign Tilly and the unexpected return of Doctor Culber (Wilson Cruz)as ST DISCOVERY continues to turn back the clock on S1 machinations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/1931m 47s

All Night Long (1962)

Vince and Len are transported to a jazzy loft in 1960s London where the intellects dwell and the music percolates around this snazzy rendition of 'Othello' starring Paul Harris, Marti Stevens and Patrick McGoohan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/191h 31m

SPOCK ADJACENT 12 - STAR TREK DISCOVERY S2E4 'An Obol for Charon'

Vince and Len appreciate the chemistry of Sonequa Martin-Green (Burnham) and Doug Jones (Saru) in an episode that has the feel of classic TOS Trek with touch of DS9. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/1931m 21s

Blazing Saddles (1974) w Bobbi Booker

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/191h 21m

SPOCK ADJACENT - Star Trek Discovery S2E3 'Point of Light'

The Men review Discovery's return to Klingon intrigue and political backbiting. How do they fare against TNG-DS9's storied history? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/1932m 38s

Sprung (1997)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/191h 19m

SPOCK ADJACENT - Star Trek Discovery S2E1-2

The Men of Micheaux are back reviewing STAR TREK: DISCOVERY as it boldly heads into its sophomore season on CBS All-Access. Stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones and the 'captain' Anson Mount shine in both premiere episodes but the emphasis on the surrounding crew has Vince deeply admiring actress Oyin Oladejo in the role of bridge crewman Lt. Joann Owosekun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/1938m 49s

The BINGE LOUNGE - 2019 Oscar Noms or If Beale Street Could Really Talk

The Men of Micheaux review the Academy's selections for the 2019 Oscar nominees, eagerly looking for slots to stick in the woefully under appreciated 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/1938m 8s

House Party (1990) w Toya Haynes

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/191h 36m

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Vince and Len start off 2019 in style and with much class, reviewing director Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the late James Baldwin's mesmerizing novel IF BEALE STREET TALK, featuring Stephen James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Micheal Beach and the debut lead of Kiki Layne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/191h 37m

Cadillac Records (2008)

Vince and Len close out their celebration of THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING with an appreciation of Jeffrey Wright in 2008's Cadillac Records, with Adrian Brody, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short and Mos Def. Oh yeah -- and Beyonce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/181h 28m

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/181h 33m

Devil In A Blue Dress (1995)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/181h 28m

The Six Thousand Dollar Nigger (1978)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/181h 20m

Higher Learning (1995) w Joe Illidge and N Steven Harris

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/1853m 49s

Dolemite (1975) w Dorian Missick and Omar Dorsey

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/181h 5m

A Piece of the Action (1977)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/181h 33m

Let's Do It Again (1975)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/181h 27m

Sugar Hill (1974)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/181h 4m

Special - THE OBSIDIAN COLLECTION with Ariell Johnson

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/181h 3m

Acrimony (2018)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/181h 53m

The Micheaux Mission meets TONY TODD

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/1845m 6s

Candyman (1992)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/181h 28m

Beloved (1998)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/181h 31m

The Defiant Ones (1958)

After giving serious consideration to the comedy of Eddie Murphy, the adaptation of Boomerang and how to create good TV drama, Len takes Vince on trip to his childhood where he first ran across The Defiant Ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/181h 22m

A Rage in Harlem (1991)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/181h 25m

The Mark of The Hawk (1957)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/181h 9m

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/181h 7m

Anna Lucasta (1959)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/181h 11m

Tap (1989)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/181h 31m

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/181h 36m

Amazing Grace (1974)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/181h 0m

Glory (1989) with Richard Ng

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/181h 15m

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU - The MM Talkback @ Bryn Mawr Film Institute

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/1846m 58s

Malcolm X (1992) w George Carmona and Lisa M Gill, PhD

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/181h 31m

Girl's Trip (2017)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/181h 2m

Set It Off (1996)

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/181h 14m

Tangerine (2015)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/07/181h 30m

THE BINGE LOUNGE - Saturday Morning Conspiracies

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/181h 3m

Superfly (1972)

Just in time for a spot review of both Incredibles 2 and the time remake of Superfy, Vince & Len sink their teeth into the iconic 1972 original starring the ever-smooth Ron O'Neill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/06/181h 6m

THE BINGE LOUNGE - INDIEWIRE'S 25 BEST BLACK FILMS OF 21ST CENTURY

Vince and Len respond to a fan's posting and go movie by movie thru Indiewire's Top Black Films of the 21st Century, naturally with some suggested replacements to the list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/1836m 11s

Lift (2001)

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/181h 5m

Menace II Society (1993)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/181h 22m

State Property (2002)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/181h 13m

Diary of Mad Black Woman (2005)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/181h 47m

The BINGE LOUNGE - Musical Riffs

West Side Story. Guys and Dolls. Bye Bye Birdie. Vince and Len reveal their hidden feelings about the so-called '"Great American Musicbook" before Vince unleashes the here-to-fore-unknown-to-Len insanity that is SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS! Enjoy this Binge Lounge quickie! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/1816m 58s

Passenger 57 (1992)

Wesley Snipes makes his claim as THE action hero of the 90s with 1992's PASSENGER 57. He's having a ball but do the director, co-stars and script let him down? CH'MON!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/181h 10m

Soul Plane (2004)

Its MAY I HAVE ANOTHER month as Vince and Len settle in for some truly bad movies. First up - Kevin Hart, Method Man, Snoop Dogg and Sofis Vegara in SOUL PLANE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/181h 18m

Harlem Nights (1989)

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 pf Richard Pryor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/1854m 47s

Welcome Home, Brother Charles (1975)

After reading their feedback from the Missionaries, Vince leads Len into a dissection of the loosely science fictional blaxploitation flick WELCOME HOME, BROTHER CHARLES. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/181h 28m

The Girl WIth All The Gifts (2016)

Vince and Len review one of the most slept on films of 2016 - Colm McCarthy's THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS - featuring mesmerizing performances by Sennia Nenua and Glenn Close.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/181h 16m

I, Robot (2004)

Len drops a mea culpa and we finally hear from the Missionaries on Tyler Perry and more. Then the Men of Micheaux review Will Smith's 2004 sci-fi thriller I, ROBOT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/181h 31m

Attack The Block (2011)

The Men of Micheaux really like ATTACK THE BLOCK and really want to talk all about the film debut of Star Wars' John Boyega but first they - code for Len - has to get a big slice of ACRIMONY off his chest! Edited for impressionable ears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/181h 23m

Love & Basketball (2000)

Stephanie Humphrey aka TECH-LIFE STEPH comes to the Mission complete with Krush Groove stories, Force MD riffs, a killer crossover, Facebook insight and a Loves Jones for LOVE & BASKETBALL that is insatiable!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/181h 27m

Brother John (1971)

Sidney Poitier brings his A-game and his checkbook to the under appreciated BROTHER JOHN, an interesting drama from 1971 that has resonance that continues to shine today. Or so we think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/181h 27m

Which Way Is Up? (1977)

RICHARD PRYOR has his name above the title and leading our review of 1977's WHICH WAY IS UP? costarring the underrated Lonette McKee and Margaret Avery. Plus A Wrinkle in Time vs Black Panther, Duck-Duck-Hen, The Missicks and 'passing for Indian.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/181h 25m

Loving Jezebel (2000)

STEPHANIE RENEE, the irrepressible Vibe Mistress of the long running music podcast Soul-Sanctuary puts one of her favorite romantic comedies - LOVING JEZEBEL with Hill Harper and Nicole Ari Parker - on the chopping block and one o the Men is particularly 'hangry!' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/181h 20m

Black Panther (2018)

Vince and Len host a very special Facebook Live edition of the Micheaux Mission where they reveal their heartfelt feelings on the culture touchstone that is Marvel Studio's BLACK PANTHER. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/181h 29m

The Wiz (1978) w Charmel Sippio and Jordan Kauwling

By popular demand, CHARMEL SIPPIO (Black and Syndicated) and JORDAN KAUWLING (VerySmartBrothas.com) return to the Mission to relate their feelings about Black Panther overall and Michael B Jordan specifically and to help commemorate Vince & Len's move to The Podglomerate Network on their momentous 100th episode where they review the cult classic THE WIZ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/181h 56m

THE BINGE LOUNGE - The Book on Black Panther

The Men of Micheaux freely unfurl their geeky comic book flag with pride as they give an overview of the history of Marvel Comics' BLACK PANTHER. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/181h 14m

SPECIAL - Definition of a Black Film THE REMIX

Vince and Len look back at their very first episode of The Mission and redefine what a Black Film is and isn't and chart the course forward for the 99-episodes-old podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/181h 15m

Ten Minutes to Live (1932)

FINALLY someone has come to take Len's side on the Sweetback debate, we evoke the name of Anika None Rose in context with a certain godly mutant and we save time to review another one of our namesake's films, this time 1932's TEN MINUTES TO LIVE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/181h 4m

Imitation of Life (1934)

The Missionaries gather on one side of the Sweetback debate but our host is unswayed by the groundswell nor the lost recording in his mission to review Claudette Colbert and Fredi Washington in the original (superior?) IMITATION OF LIFE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/181h 2m

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

Important film in Black cinema history? One's hard-on fever dream? Vince & Len make their arguments; you decide. One thing they agree on: LIVING SINGLE IS BACK! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/181h 29m

Fences (2016)

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis shine in August Wilson's FENCES, a movie that speaks to Vince and Len in completely different but special ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/181h 31m

Just Another Girl on the IRT (1992)

Writer-director Leslie Harris brings a coming-of-age tale unlike any other to the screen as young teenage women in 1992 Brooklyn, led by Ariyan Johnson in the lead role of Chantel, open the world up to the other side of the urban streets. A young woman's struggle to just be; funny that its still a refreshing take 25 years later?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/181h 28m

Friday (1995)

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/171h 29m

Sister Act / Sister Act 2 (1992-93) with Charmel Sippio

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/171h 28m

Hav Plenty (1967)

The usual recap of listener feedback brings up a question of time and a list of holidays songs of a certain hue. The fun times stop when its time to review 1997's HAV PLENTY. Or do they? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/1755m 46s

To Sir, With Love (1967)

The magnetism of Sidney Poitier is on full display in this touching drama from the 60s that blends race, social and gender politics of the day into a taught story full of characters and energy. That's what Vince says, anyway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/171h 28m

After Earth (2013)

Vince & Len are back with emails, Stevie Wonder via Macy Gray, Nat King Cole, Della Reese becomes Michael Landon and a review of AFTER EARTH (2013) starring Will and Jaden Smith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/171h 39m

BINGE LOUNGE 5 - Ladies Luv Hip-Hop

The Micheaux Men team with Summer and CArren of Ladies Luv Hip-Hop to talk hip-hop and hear Len say something that in hindsight was completely dead @$$ wrong and he SHOULD have his card revoked and smoked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/171h 20m

Wattstax (1973) w Gretjen Clausing

Gretjen Clausing of PhillyCAM's Pulling Focus brings depth, insight and discipline to the Mission plus good vibrations with a beat as she joins the Men in a review of WATTSTAX, the celebratory concert film featuring Issac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Richard Pryor and a funky chicken called Rufus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/171h 22m

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Our Halloween Month of Bloodsuckers caps off tonight with Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett in VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN, directed by Wes Craven and a cog in a brief Denzel vs Eddie debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/171h 16m

Blade (1998)

Wesley Snipes electrifies the screen as BLADE, the Vampire Hunting Daywalker, and single-handedly creates TWO genres of film that Hollywood continues to feast upon 20 years later. And - is this REALLY the last great Black action movie? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/171h 15m

Scream Blacula Scream (1973)

The Men get a welcome response to their Facebook group debut, including some celebrity feedback (oooh!) before - regrettably - getting down to the business of reviewing the rushed sequel to 1972's noble attempt at blaxploitation horror. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/171h 27m

Blacula (1972)

William Marshall strikes an imposing yet regal figure at the titular vampire of this blaxploitation classic that shamefully misses its mark but not without the actors giving their all. Most of them, anyway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/171h 20m

48 HRS (1982)

In 1982 lightning cracked the foundation of Hollywood wide open. Eddie Murphy debuts onto the movie stage in director Walter Hill's 48 HRS where, alongside a grizzled Nick Nolte, he would set the course for moviemaking for the next 30 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/171h 1m

TRUCK TURNER (1974)

Issac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto and Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols are having so much fun chewing the scenery of 1974's TRUCK TURNER it's no wonder that Vince and Len have an equally fun time reviewing the blaxploitation classic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/171h 6m

Presenting NICHELLE NICHOLS

As promised and more! Presenting The Battribble's full interview with NICHELLE NICHOLS, on her legendary role in Star Trek as Lt. Uhura, dancing with Count Basie, letting loose in Truck Turner and her memories of the late Leonard Nimoy. Recorded April 2015 at The Great Philadelphia Comic-Con. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/1756m 29s

Bebe's Kids (1992)

Its seems that Driving Miss Daisy illicit quite a response from the Micheaux Missionaries; let's see what they think of 1992's animated feature BEBE's KIDS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/171h 0m

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Not only is this one the longest episodes of the show; it may be the most heated exchanges Vince and Len have ever had when they sit down to review the 1989 Academy Award winning Picture of the Year DRIVING MISS DAISY, starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/171h 43m

Black Belt Jones (1974)

The Men of Micheaux revel in the many shades of goodness in Marvel's THE DEFENDERS before enduring the task of waiting for 'just a little something more' from Jim 'The Dragon' Kelly in BLACK BELT JONES. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/171h 24m

Strictly Business (1991) w Dorian and Simone Missicks

The Men of Micheaux sit down with Actor/DJ DORIAN MISSICK and SIMONE MISSICK, the one and only 'Misty Knight' of Netflix and Marvel's Luke Cage and The Defenders to chop it up about the movie (and city) Detroit, Kid n Play vs Nice and Smooth, the sexuality of Halle Berry, Black Thought, Larenz Tate, Bill Bellamy and...oh yeah, we reviewed STRICTLY BUSINESS too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/08/171h 43m

Crooklyn (1994) with Jordan Kauwling

It's JORDAN KAUWLING of the movie radio show Philly on Location joins the Men to revel in the warm tones, smart acting and skilled direction of Spike Lee's CROOKLYN, his greeting card to the 70s, family and growing up. Starring Alfre Woodard, Delroy Linda and Zelda Harris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/171h 25m

A Soldier's Story (1984)

Class is in session - Acting Class that is - when a young Denzel Washington is outshine by the underrated Larry Riley and the gone-too-soon Adolph Caesar and Harold Rollins Jr. in Norman Jewison's adaptation of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer-Prize winning A SOLDIER'S STORY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/171h 34m

New Jack City (1991)

Vince and Len love New Jack City. There really is nothing to say - Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/171h 8m

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Director Julie Dash wields an enchanted wand of lyricism dipped in the rich Southern history of turn of the century Gullah in DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, an essential of black cinema as the Men of Micheaux begin to ease on down the road to episode 100. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/171h 11m

Fast Forward (1985)

The emails are in and one of them stings...sharply. After that, Vince introduces the review of 1985's Fast Forward and sits back to revel in Len's...niceness? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/171h 20m

SCHOOL DAZZLE @ Philly Podcast Fest

The Men of Micheaux have fun with the audience and Spike Lee's SCHOOL DAZE, playing trivia games and dishing out prizes at their special Philly Podcast Festival show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/171h 2m

School Daze (1988)

Vince and Len break the Spike Lee seal to regale in the collegiate splendor and iciness of 1988's SCHOOL DAZE featuring Laurence Fishbourne, Giancarlo Esposito, the criminally under utilized Tisha Campbell-Martin and d@mn near the cast of Different World! But first shots are fired across the bow named Beyonce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/171h 30m

The BINGE LOUNGE - The Demise of Sofia's Cows

Vince and Len weigh in on the Sofia Coppola / The Beguile debate which takes them into a reexamination of daddy Francis' The Conversation which sweeps them into a description of some sacred movie cows and bottoms out with All Eyes On Me. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/07/171h 4m

STORMY WEATHER (1943)

Celebrate the dawn of black hollywood with Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway and the scene stealing Nicholas Brothers in 20 Century's musical dynamite STORMY WEATHER. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/171h 5m

The Last Dragonathon Special

Len has to watch THE LAST DRAGON once a day for every dollar donated to the special LIVE broadcast of the Micheaux Mission and Vince couldn't be happier with the night's results! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/1756m 36s

Moonlight (2016)

Fans of the show - our Micheaux Missionaries - really piped out loud about their favorite Black movie soundtrack which leads the Men down a rabbit hole of 80s music history before resting on the steady shores of director Barry Jenkins sophomore multiple Academy Award winning feature (Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali; Best Picture). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/171h 34m

Coffy (1973)

Vince and Len give their SPOILER-FILLED review of the surprise hit (to some) WONDER WOMAN before wondering how the world prepared for the emergence of Pam Grier from her ground-breaking work in Jack Hill's COFFY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/171h 14m

TALK TO ME (2007)

LeAnne Lindsay of the movie friendly blog Tinsel & Tine brings 2007's TALK TO ME on board the Mission to convince the Men that Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor (easier to spell than say!) were robbed of Oscar consideration due to the poor performance of the Petey Greene bio pic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/171h 34m

BABY BOY (2001)

Buckle up; it's gonna be a bumpy ride on the old bicycle as the Men review Vince's favorite 'bad' movie - BABY BOY (2001), the John Singleton coming of age film starring a young Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson with a performance for the ages by Ving Rhames. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/171h 19m

BELLY (1998)

The Men litigate 'what is a Black film?' one more time and Len laments that no one likes him before they review one of Vince's favorite 'bad movies' - director Hype Williams' BELLY starring Das and DMX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/171h 0m

Dear White People (2014)

Vince returns from his European vacation with Roman wine on his breath, French pastry in his belly and respect for Five Guys lavatory. THEN after emails, Twitter check-in and a special thanks from a special guest, the Men launch into a breakdown break down of 2014's DEAR WHITE PEOPLE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/171h 31m

Darktown Strutters

We welcome MIKE DENNIS of ReelBlack TV to not only discuss the insanely perverse DARKTOWN STRUTTERS (to hear HIM tell it) but also to introduce The Micheaux Men to the lovely TRINA PARKS, star of this genuine 70s artifact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/171h 24m

BINGE LOUNGE - Black Cops In the Midst of Asides

It started with a conversation about the history of Black Cops on television but we're all over the Lounge talking KRS-One vs PM Dawn, A 40-degree day named Jay Z, the return of Carl Weathers and a bunch of other stuff we weren't supposed to get into at all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/171h 8m

The Learning Tree (1969)

Award winning photographer Gordon Parks uses his childhood as inspiration for the mannered coming of age tale THE LEARNING TREE, which struggles with tone while staying on message throughout its running time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/171h 5m

The BINGE LOUNGE - Bending the Racial Iron Fist in the Shell

There are some problematic issues bubbling to the surface with the recent release of Marvel's IRON FIST to Netflix and the live action adaptation of the historic anime GHOST IN THE SHELL and Vince and Len trace them to their 70s source in the comic book world. Chill with us inside THE BINGE LOUNGE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/171h 4m

Nothing But A Man (1964)

Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln lead a mesmerizing cast in a very gripping portrait of racial oppression and black masculinity in 1964's Deep South. A slept-on treasure appreciated by 21st century cinephiles and the Men of Micheaux. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/171h 8m

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/171h 28m

The BINGE LOUNGE - 2016 Black Television Renaissance

We look at ATLANTA, INSECURE, QUEEN SUGAR, BLACKISH and more of the exciting programming that turned 2016 into a delicious smorgasbord of afro goodies on television. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/171h 40m

Get Out (2017)

Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics returns packing heat - her social media team Corin Wilson & Jasmin Carroll - and unique perspectives on director Jordan Peele's horror thriller GET OUT and leaves with Black movie homework for the Men of Micheaux. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/171h 45m

Mississippi Masala (1991)

The Micheaux Missionaries - our loyal fans - are on a mission to get Vince some face time with Anika Noni Rose, Roosevelt Franklin counts and the Men are charmed by mack-mode Denzel Washington in Mira Nair's MISSISSIPPI MASALA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/171h 9m

Paris Blues (1961)

Vince selects a romantic drama set in 1961 Paris, France starring Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll alongside Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward and defends it as a quintessential Black film. Guess who disagrees? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/171h 3m

Poetic Justice (1993)

Vince and Len use a review of Janet Jackson and Tupac in John Singleton's POETIC JUSTICE to remember A Different World crushes, appreciate Tyra Ferrell and demystify the allure of Tupac Shakur. What does that say about the movie? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/171h 10m

Just Wright (2010)

The Men welcome celebrity mixologist SUMMER WILLOW FITCH to unveil the secrets behind a perfect cocktail and to discuss whether or not the formula plays out in the 2010 romantic comedy JUST WRIGHT starring rappers-turned-thespians Queen Latifah and Common. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/171h 6m

Sparkle (1976) with Ariell Johnson

The Men welcome ARIELL JOHNSON, the rock-star owner of Philadelphia's landmark Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, as they sit in astonishment at the heretofore unnoticed fact that 1976's SPARKLE features four - yes, FOUR - of the prettiest women ever to grace the big screen.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/171h 8m

Pootie Tang (2001)

Len tries to dispel the rumor that he hates 'these movies' then deconstructs 2001's POOTIE TANG before Vince's chagrined eyes. Point made? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/171h 0m

Straight Out Of Brooklyn (1991)

Director Matty Rich leans on his Brooklyn community and the burgeoning stardom of actor Lawrence Guillard Jr. (The Wire, The Walking Dead) to tell the story of a complicated family living thru extraordinary personal strife. The 1991 Sundance Film Festival favorite gets the Micheaux treatment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/171h 2m

Coonskin (1975)

Counter culture animator Ralph Bakshi mixes live action with incendiary cartoon images to create a daring controversial satire on African American life in the big city...or is it a stab into the gut of great mafia romance of the seventies? Or is it just a mess and a miss? The Men of Micheaux discuss, for your edutainment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/171h 3m

Black Dynamite (2009) with Darryl Charles

Vince is off buying a home but the Mission continues with comedian Darryl Charles and his special selection to kick off LISTENER MOVIE MONTH - 2009's blaxploitation parody superb BLACK DYNAMITE, starring Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Tommy Davidson, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley and a host of cameos, quotes and mind numbing kung fu hilarity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/171h 7m

The Five Heartbeats (1991)

It's the 50th stop on the Micheaux Mission so Vince and Len make it a big one, with a review of one of the seminal films of black cinema in the last 30 years - Robert Townsend's THE FIVE HEARTBEATS (1991). First they chat about songs that could/should be movies, read listener feedback and share the world's greatest iTunes review with one another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/171h 12m

Bamboozled (2000) with Omar Dorsey

Yup! It's 'Hollywood' from Ava DuVernay's hit OWN network drama 'Queen Sugar' - OMAR DORSEY - chatting with the Men about A Face In The Crowd, the lure of 'the Howard Woman', his time as America's 'Cookie', the amazing Tommy Davidson and Saion Glover, the Spike influence and his yearly devotion to the dark satire, 2000's Bamboozled. PLUS - more loveliness from songstress Carmen Rodgers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/161h 21m

SPECIAL - Holiday Heart (2000)

In a Micheaux Mission/Binge Lounge special presentation, Vince and Len ponder the many issues pumping through HOLIDAY HEART - starring Ving Rhames, Mykelti Williamson, directed by Robert Townsend and featuring someone purportedly to be Alfre Woodard. Plus - what never happened? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/161h 11m

Mo' Better Blues (1990) with Summer Willow

Mixologist SUMMER WILLOW FITCH tosses together a delish concoction called Mo' Better (an adult drink or so I'm told) and joins the Men for a review of 1990's Spike Lee sexy drama MO' BETTER BLUES, starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and introducing Cynda Williams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/161h 3m

Within Our Gates (1920)

The Men announce the next celebrity jumping onboard the Mission to pull a spike out of the rails before they settle in for a historic review of the oldest Black film written, produced and directed by our namesake, the legendary Oscar Micheaux, titled WITHIN OUR GATES from 1920. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/161h 1m

Soul Food (1997)

Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long and yes, THE Vanessa Williams give the performances of their careers in a film that helped shaped the future of black cinema for the early 2000s (for good and bad) - writer/director George Tillman's delectable SOUL FOOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/161h 1m

The BINGE LOUNGE - TV's Black Renaissance

There have been numerous television shows over the years featuring actors and stories rich in the hues and culture of the African diaspora but has there ever been a time when the picks were equally as rich in quality. Vince and Len take a fun look at QUEEN SUGAR (OWN), ATLANTA (FX), INSECURE (HBO), LUKE CAGE (Netflix) withs stops at Greenleaf, The Get Down and even a trip back to In The Heat of The Night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/161h 38m

Action Jackson (1988)

The Men sat down and watched Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity and a car get upstaged by a not-yet-fully-formed Sharon Stone and lived to tell the story. And oh what a story their review of ACTION JACKSON turns out to be! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/161h 1m

Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

If it wasn't for Vince's requesting this movie for his birthday, Len would have seen Tyler Perry's TEMPTATION and would've spared himself the outrage that the reprehensibly bad film spawned inside of him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/161h 12m

Coming to America (1988) with Simone Missick

SIMONE MISSICK (Marvel's Luke Cage) sits down with the Men to discuss each and every theme, meme, line of dialogue, actor and actress and musical Easter eggs that make COMING TO AMERICA the most beloved Eddie Murphy movie of them all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/161h 15m

Our Misty Knight with SIMONE MISSICK

The Men get warm and comfy with SIMONE MISSICK of Netflix & Marvell's Luke Cage for a freewheeling energetic chat about Deltas, sorrow, Detroit Love (Hey Crown!), Aretha shade, pork, minks at the laundromat and much much more including SIMONE MISSICK JOINS THE TRIBBLE NATION! Plus, Len discovers CARMEN RODGERS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/161h 8m

Abby (1974) with Tom LaPorta

The Men enjoy their first live event, a night of food, fun and film reviewing the infamous blaxploitation horror romp ABBY (1974) with special guests Tom & Mark of the Don't Touch My Coffin podcast https://soundcloud.com/donttouchmycoffin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/1654m 27s

J.D.'s Revenge (1976) with Cinemosity

Here's a little story of how Martin and Sharon of the Cinemosity podcast on the Nerdy Little Secret network chose to review a blaxploitation horror flick starring 'Preacher' of Cooley High thinking it was one thing and come out of their convo with Men thinking something else. Kinda. Sorta. Just listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/161h 7m

Tales From The Hood (1995) w Graveyard Shift Sisters

The Graveyard Shift Sister herself - ASHLEE - returns to lead Len and Vince in a spirited review of Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott's TALES FROM THE HOOD . For more Ashlee, check out her podcast GIRLS WILL BE GHOULS https://girlswillbeghouls.wordpress.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/161h 13m

Ganja & Hess (1973) with Graveyard Shift Sisters

Technical difficulties can't keep the Men of Micheaux from their appointed duty to review emails and critique director Bill Gunn's intriguing 'vampire' urban-gothic Ganja & Hess. And who else to critique it with than the person who brought it to our attention, Ashlee of the Girls Will Be Ghouls podcast and Graveyardshift Sisters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/161h 25m

Def By Temptation (1990)

The Men begin a month of Black Horror Films with 1990's bloody tale of lust, sin and...AIDS? Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn and Samuel Jackson try to salvage James Bond III's directorial debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/161h 6m

Queen of Katwe (2016)

Acclaimed actors Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo lend immense prestige to director Mira Nair's heartfelt sports drama but it is Madina Nalwanga and the first time acting children of this beautiful, humble and dangerous city in Africa who bring the #1 spice for sure! Walt Disney should be proud. Featuring Young Cardamom & HAB - #1 Spice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/1648m 13s

Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970)

Listener feedback, winning iTunes comments, a running commentary and the coolest man ever to walk the planet. COTTON COMES TO HARLEM in 1970 with smoothness and wit following close behind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/161h 24m

Top Five (2014)

Comedian Chris Rock casts himself as a comic slash actor who has lost his way in the Hollywood machine through no fault but his own struggling to swim in self redemptive waters as reporter Rosario Dawson paddles nearby with a life preserver. The romantic comedy / satire / tour de force that _______________ was born to play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/161h 38m

Purlie Victorious (1963)

The episode has listener email, Twitter commentary, several huge announcements, impromptu guest appearances from Tribbles with Red Capes and a critical look at a quirky piece of cinema from Ossie Davis - PURLIE VICTORIOUS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/161h 22m

Beyond The Lights (2014)

Writer-Director Gina Prince Bythewood has pulled exceptional star-making performances from two young leads - Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker - whose careers shine as brilliant as the sunsets chased by the cinematographer. But is this all sheen and no foundation underneath? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/161h 45m

The Monkey Hustle (1976)

Yaphet Kotto in a comedy. Talented young actors speaking a jive dialect unlike any spoken before. Rudy Ray Moore exists. The Monkey Hustle. What is The Monkey Hustle? The movie doesn't know. Do you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/161h 5m

Uptight (1968)

The streets of Cleveland in the wake of Martin Luther King's death are teeming with threats of militant violence and one man's disillusionment and paranoia uncorks the tension in harsh tones. An unforgiving naked look at a urgent time in history through the story of a black man losing his soul, starring Julian Mayfield, Ruby Dee, Max Julien, Raymond St. Jacque and directed by Jules Dissian. An criminally unrecognized crime classic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/161h 5m

Clockers (1995) with Dorian Missick

The Men of the Mission sit down with actor DORIAN MISSICK (Animal Kingdom) to dig all into Spike Lee's CLOCKERS with name drops on Anthony Mackie, Mekhi Phifer and a peek behind the steel of Marvel's Luke Cage, starring future guest of the MIcheaux Mission and MRS. DORIAN MISSICK - Simone 'Misty Knight' Missick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/161h 51m

The Brother From Another Planet (1984)

The 1980s may have been a renaissance for science fiction movies with Star Wars and its sequels, Star Trek and Buckaroo Banzai lighting the skies and filling the seats. But a non-descript science fiction-ish slavery allegory set in the rumbling streets of Harlem offers a more cerebral thoughtful brand of galactic whimsy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/161h 15m

To Sleep With Anger (1990)

How do you transplant a good old fashion Southern Gothic onto the boiling streets of 1990s Los Angeles? Writer/director Charles Burnett makes it so in a tale rich with mysticism, symbolism and cynicism starring Danny Glover, Mary Alice and the award-winning Sheryl Lee-Ralph. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/161h 15m

Paradise In Harlem (1939)

Return with us to the 1930s, when the independent spirit of creativity shown itself in the 'race films' that played theaters in Negro parts of town and in the hoofers, clowns and saucy sirens that populated those cheap celluloid fare. But whispering from below the musical numbers and paper-thin mob tale of PARADISE IN HARLEM is a commentary on black lives and a time capsule of forgotten talent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/161h 8m

The Black Klansman (1966)

From 1966 comes the story of black man portrayed by a white man playing a black man who pretends to be a white man so he can infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan to avenge the death of his daughter. If you don't believe us, it's all there in the movie's theme song. This scathing drama from the minds of director Ted V. Mikels and producer Joe Solomon (The Corpse Grinders) has to be seen to be believed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/161h 11m

Eve's Bayou (1997)

The Men welcome Dr. Michele Prettyman Beverly by way of Mercer University in Georgia to take a trip further south...to Louisiana and 1997's EVE'S BAYOU. Starring Lynn Whitfield, Samuel Jackson, Debbie Morgan and Diahann Carroll, this essential of black cinema features star making performances by young Jurnee Smollett and Meagan Goode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/161h 13m

Girl 6 (1996)

Spike Lee takes the first screenplay from a then little known Suzan-Lori Parks, casts the sultry Theresa Randle in the lead role, cobbles together a soundtrack from Prince odds and ends and presents...the jury's still out on just what Girl 6 is, really. Even the Men are at opposite ends with this one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/161h 17m

Special - THE BLACK FILM CANON

The Men on the Mission welcome AISHA HARRIS of Slate.com to talk about their intriguing list of the 50 Greatest Films by Back Directors, a master class of the human experience as envisioned by some of the industry's most innovative and under-appreciated auteurs. The order or even the number isn't the thing (spoiler: DO THE RIGHT THING is #1) so much as the story of the process and its revelations. Check out the full story: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/cover_story/2016/05/the_50_greatest_films_by_black_directors.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/1638m 40s

In Search Of GIRL 6

We were supposed to review Spike Lee's GIRL 6 this week but it's not available online anywhere. Hard copies are pretty scarce too. Seems reasonably reasonable to Len but Vince is quite put off by the dilemma and would like to share his put-off'ness' with you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/1648m 12s

Graffiti Bridge (1990)

Warner Brothers wanted a sequel to Purple Rain. Prince wanted to make a movie. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis wanted a check. Graffiti Bridge happened. If that sounds like a recipe for disaster, you're only half right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/161h 7m

Under The Cherry Moon (1986)

The French Riviera may have never looked so good as it does in Prince's directorial debut but the stunning black and white cinematography can't save all involved from growing Under The Cherry Moon. Yet West Coast writer/filmmaker MAURICE POPLAR loves it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/161h 10m

Purple Rain (1984) with Li Sumpter

Dr. Elisabeth 'Li' Sumpter of MythMedia Studios booked herself for Purple Rain before there was a Mission. And she delivers insight, reflections and heartfelt memories about her experience with the film and its amazing creator, the late Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/161h 8m

WILD STYLE (1983)

Don't call it a documentary though it certainly feels like one. The loose narrative and stilted acting doesn't detract (that much) from this time capsule find from 1983, the birth of hip-hop as told in the subway sprayed hues of NYC in Charlie Ahern and the immortal Fab Five Freddy's WILD STYLE. Special guest, certified hip-hop head DAN DINKINS - The Mayor of the Starting Five podcast - lends the show an air of authenticity on the subject. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/161h 4m

Cleopatra Jones (1973)

Tamara Dobson strikes an imposing and sexy figure across the screen as the James Bond-ian special agent named CLEOPATRA JONES, whose mission in 1973 was to bring sisters to the movie theaters with a heroine they can call their own. Bernie Casey, Antonio Vargas and 2-time Academy Award winner Shelly Winters round out the cast of this Warner Brother's 70s treasure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/161h 19m

Brown Sugar (2002) with Charmel Sippio

The Men welcome CHARMEL SIPPIO of the Reluctantly Adult podcast (http://www.ireluctantlyadult.com/) aboard the Mission to review 2002's BROWN SUGAR starring Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Queen Latifah and Mos Def. A Rick Famuyiwa (DOPE) film that doesn't hold up too well to criticism but still strikes a chord with the reviewers. The trick is - what does that chord sound like? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/161h 25m

The Visit (2000)

A stage play from the late 90s makes its way to the silver screen in 2000 starring Hill Harper, Rae Dawn Chong, Marla Gibbs, Obba Babatundé and Billy Dee Williams. It makes for a strange stop on the Micheaux Mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/161h 6m

Middle Of Nowhere (2012)

Emayatzy Corinealdi gives a riveting performance as a woman struggling aginast the self-inflicted bars she's planted around her life while her husband sits behind them literally. Ava Duvernay directs the hell out of this 2012 drama, if the Men are to be believed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/161h 11m

Why Did I Get Married (2007)

Tyler Perry is a very polarizing figure in black culture with as many people of note congratulating his success and what he's done with it as there are who decry the middling product he creates. No one can dismiss the fact that the man knows is audience and has loyal fans coast to coast. But are any of them on The Micheaux Mission? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/161h 12m

Claudine (1974)

The welfare system of 1974 plays protagonist to the over-crowded love affair of Claudine and Rupert. Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones and a young intense Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs star in the authentic romantic 'dramedy' that asks pointed questions filled with unsettling answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/161h 11m

Love Jones (1997)

The bluesy side of Southside Chicago is bathed in the gorgeous browns of the cast and visuals of 1997's Love Jones, writer-director Theodore Witcher only feature film. Larenz Tate shows the chops and cut of a star rising, Lisa Nicole Carson and Isaiah Washington flirt with the promise of what could be and Nia Long becomes Nia Long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/161h 22m

Boomerang (1992) with Autumn Simmons

Eddie Murphy. Halle Berry. Robin Givens. Martin Lawrence. David Alan Grier. Grace Jones. Eartha Kitt. Director Reggie Hudlin. All these amazing powerhouses at the peak or approaching the heights of their powers and the Men gush like schoolboys over the talented Tisha Campbell. Special guest Autumn Simmons (TalkFuzion Radio) big ups ALL the women in this buppie romantic classic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/161h 13m

Big Words (2013)

Writer-director Neil Drumming's examination at growing old with hip-hop is a wordy Dear John to the culture as well as the manchild during the 2008 election of Barack Obama, starring Dorian Missick, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Darien Sills-Evans and Yaya DaCosta. MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/1657m 10s

DOPE (2015)

The refreshing but quirky coming of age comedy by writer-director Rick Famuyiwa and starring Shameil Moore reintroduces the streets of Southern California as the setting for thuggery and geeky hi-jinks 21st Century style. Micheaux Mission theme - NOLA by Bill Lee/R. Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/161h 9m

Medicine For Melancholy (2009)

The city of San Francisco is the playing field for two people making the most of a one-night stand in this exceptional slice of romance and life and exploration. MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/161h 20m

Putney Swope (1969)

Robert Downey Sr's avant-garde satire on advertisement and the African American in the 1960s has bite, surrealism and humor, if you listen to comedians Louie C.K., Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. The men on the Mission have a slightly different read on the black & white cult classic. Micheaux Mission theme - NOLA by Bill Lee/R. Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/1659m 9s

Carmen Jones (1954)

The men are all over Dorothy Dandridge's sultry rendition of the classic opera but are decidedly split over the performance of Mr. Belafonte. Thank God for Pearl Bailey! Plus, lots of listener feedback! MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/161h 13m

The Last Dragon (1985)

Well, it had to happen and it took 1985's urban kung-fu schlock to do so. The Last Dragon, featuring Vanity, Julius J Carry, directed by Mike Schultz (Cooley High) and starring Taimak in his acting debut, is the first film on the Mission that Vince and Len completely disagree on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/161h 11m

CHI - RAQ (2015)

Our first stop in Spike Town brings us to CHI-RAQ, the director's re-imagining of a Greek sex farce set to the sights sounds and urgency of a bloodied Chicago, starring Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes and featuring Teyonah Parris. MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/161h 10m

Fresh (1994)

Next stop on the Mission is FRESH (1994) featuring a very young Sean Nelson outsmarting daddy Samuel Jackson and sharp dressed, sharper chiseled Giancarlo Esposito at a figurative game of chess to save his sister N'Bushe Wright. Director Boaz Yakin may have made a flick that outsmarted its audience as well. MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/161h 4m

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

The legend of the hip-hop crew Niggaz With Attitude or N.W.A. is begging for a feature film showcase. Thus we have 2015's Straight Outta Compton, straight from the surviving members of the group. We are entertained. Are we satisfied? MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/161h 9m

Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

The Mission kicks off with Vince's favorite movie of all-time - Uptown Saturday Night (1974) in time to reflect on the 70s comedy that showed Sidney Poitier's versatility, Harry Belafonte's comedic chops and Bill Cosby at his grimiest (or so we thought). MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/161h 8m

Definition Of A Black Film

Len Webb (Black Tribbles) and Vincent Williams (It's All Soul) come together to launch a new podcast with an audacious mission statement: to watch and review every Black feature film ever released. But first they have to decide just what is and is not a black film. MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/1655m 35s
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