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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]

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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] is a comedic podcast that reviews films with leading actors of color and analyzes them in the context of race and Hollywood's diversity issues. Hosted by Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III. BMCJ is an...Show More
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1:31:26 | Sep 9th

This week we discuss School Daze, the 1988 film from Spike Lee. Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood has launched a Patreon! Sign up now to get access to exclusive BONUS content! https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ

1:07:08 | Sep 2nd

This week we discuss the 1983 film Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood has launched a Patreon! Sign up now to get access to exclusive BONUS content! https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ
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1:27:02 | Aug 26th

This week we cover the 2004 film I, Robot, starring Will Smith. We talk about Smith's performance, the progression of technology in our society, and more.---Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood has launched a Patreon! Sign up now to get access to exclus...Show More

1:14:12 | Aug 19th

Did you know that British comedies are better than American comedies? The guys welcome Carl Tart (Brooklyn 99) to the studio to discuss Zoe Saldana's characters' dating preferences, where the hell Blair Underwood was, and whether poop is funny or not...Show More

1:22:36 | Aug 12th

Jerah, an adult, takes over the mics this week with pals Oscar Montoya and Dariany Santana, also adults, to review children's movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Does Jerah know any Joses? How can Dora pull off these bangs? Why is it crazy when mon...Show More

04:52 | Aug 5th

Here’s a new podcast for you! Spanish Aquí Presents is a brand new show from Earwolf that brings you the best of the best of lo mejor of Latinx comedy. Hosts Raiza, Oscar, Tony and Carlos chat with special guests, discuss what’s on their minds about ...Show More

1:54:50 | Aug 5th

The guys are back... and they're feeling old as hell. For their FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY, it's Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw! With fewer fight sequences and worse writing than ever before, is Fast and Furious back? Listen up to find out!---Bla...Show More

1:42:40 | Jul 29th

The guys drop in to FIGHT THE POWER and turn their headphones down to discuss the 2005 action blockbuster xXx: State of the Union, Vin Diesel's race, and jacking anything with wheels. Will Ice Cube's performance outrun the movie's 17% score on Rotten...Show More

1:28:46 | Jul 22nd

After a long, long pause, the guys hit the studio for the much-anticipated Lion King (sp?). First of all, it's CGI - and it's dope as hell. Second, a history of Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Third: a scary Nala?!?! This movie is... something! Listen up!---...Show More

1:20:23 | Jul 15th

Coming in with that extra 3%, it's the only animated movie Will Smith has made so far: Shark Tale. (Will Smith is coming out with an animated movie Spies in Disguise this year.)  On what the boys say is their worst episode yet, they praise that shrim...Show More

1:33:00 | Jul 8th

On this week's episode, we discuss not just the fire soundtrack but the fire flick Roll Bounce. From child... icon... Bow Wow's robot dancing to the dawn of the roller blade to the real-life realness of taking out the trash, there's no question: thes...Show More

1:30:15 | Jul 1st

On this week's episode, we discuss the one. The only. The movie that started it all. No, not the one where the train comes at the screen. It's... INDEPENDENCE DAY! Will Smith's breakout, featuring the sexy nerd Jeff Goldblum. We talk about what it ta...Show More

1:49:46 | Jun 24th

James' wife Katharine is back on the pod to discuss the Netflix hit rom-com, Always Be My Maybe, starring and co-written by Ali Wong and Randall Park (along with Michael Golamco). They chat about how the movie integrated Asian culture, the importance...Show More

1:16:38 | Jun 17th

On this week's episode, we discuss the Men In Black spinoff, Men In Black International, starring Tessa Thompson & Chris Hemsworth, directed by F. Gary Gray. We talk about the over-saturation of franchises, Thompson & Hemsworth as a duo, and whether ...Show More

1:46:25 | Jun 10th

Today we discuss Ma, the newly released horror/thriller starring Octavia Spencer. We talk about the way the film explores the idea of the villain, teenage group mentality, and Spencer's departure from her usual roles. Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywoo...Show More

1:58:51 | Jun 3rd

This week, we discuss the new Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie. We talk about the casting choices, how we think the film will be received by various audiences, and the musical numbers. We also question why Ritchie was chosen to direct this film, and ...Show More

1:23:02 | May 20th

Today we talk about the newly released Netflix film See You Yesterday, produced by Spike Lee. We discuss our personal opinions on time travel, casting black actors in this classic storyline, the "suggested content" on Netflix, and more. Black Men Can...Show More

1:29:51 | May 13th

In todays episode we discuss the newly released Pokémon Detective Pikachu, directed by Rob Letterman and starring Ryan Reynolds & Justice Smith. We talk about our own histories with Pokémon, the way humor is used in the film, who this movie is for, a...Show More

1:50:07 | May 6th

This week we discuss the 2001 release, Baby Boy, written and directed by John Singleton. We talk about how the film represents gender dynamics and male maturity, Taraji P. Henson's performance, and more. ---Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood has launc...Show More

1:31:48 | Apr 29th

This week, we sit down to talk about the not-so-great sequel to a masterpiece, Men In Black II. We talk about how Will Smith's performance changes from the first film to the second, who deserves to get neuralyzed and why, and, once and for all, how g...Show More

1:34:32 | Apr 22nd

In this Milly Tamarez & Monique Moses podcast takeover (featuring Jonathan Braylock), we discuss Homecoming, the newly released Beyonce concert film. We talk about Beyonce as a savvy business woman who maintains a specific message, how the film human...Show More

1:36:09 | Apr 15th

This week, we are joined in the studio by Karen Sepulveda to talk about the new release Little, starring Regina Hall and Issa Rae. We talk about how well the film was released, Kenya Barris's role and her history working on Blackish, the way the film...Show More

1:35:26 | Apr 8th

This week we're joined by Tristan Griffin to discuss the 1993 release, Menace II Society. We talk about Tupac originally being cast, the racist confirmation bias as it presents itself in the film, systemic oppression, toeing the line of glorification...Show More

1:52:30 | Apr 1st

This week, we discuss Jon's all time favorite movie, The Matrix. We talk about the heavy-hitter actors who were approached to do this movie before the cast was ultimately assembled, how thought out every shot of the film is, Keanu Reeves' particular ...Show More

2:05:22 | Mar 25th

This week, we discuss the newly released Us, Jordan Peele's follow-up to the potentially unsurpassable Get Out. We talk about Lupita finally getting to use an American accent in a film, how the themes of Us might paradoxically weaken the movie, and w...Show More

1:34:41 | Mar 18th

This week, we're joined in the studio by Nore Davis to discuss Belly, the 1998 release starring Nas and DMX and often referred to as "the black Goodfellas". We talk about the film's poor critical reception, the way it speaks about Africa, the experie...Show More

1:33:19 | Mar 11th

This week, we discuss the 1998 release, The Negotiator, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey. We talk about Samuel L. Jackson's prolific acting but rare leading role, if this movie was written for a white actor, and James shares a wealth of an...Show More

1:52:14 | Mar 4th

In today's episode, we review Green Book, this year's Oscar winner for Best Picture. We talk about the controversy surrounding the movie, the implications of it's win, and why white protagonists are problematic in films about race.---Black Men Can't ...Show More

1:51:17 | Feb 25th

This week we talk about the 1992 release, Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington. We discuss black history, the length of the film, how it was robbed by the academy, and the significance of Malcolm X. ---ALSO Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood has laun...Show More

1:29:11 | Feb 18th

In this episode, we discuss Hitch, the 2005 release starring Will Smith, with special guest Suni Reyes. We talk about romantic comedies with diverse casts, relationship dynamics and stereotypes, and the backstory to the casting of this movie.---ALSO ...Show More

1:32:29 | Feb 11th

This week, we're joined in the studio by fellow Forever Dog podcast host, Unofficial Expert's Sydnee Washington. We discuss What Men Want, the 2019 release starring Taraji P. Henson and based on the premise of Nancy Meyers' What Women Want (2000). We...Show More

1:45:35 | Feb 4th

On this week’s episode, we discuss the 1997 comedy B*A*P*S, directed by Robert Townsend, starring Halle Berry. We talk about the movie’s racial stereotypes, the line between satirical and offensive humor, screenwriter Troy Beyer’s reaction to the fin...Show More

1:58:38 | Jan 28th

This week, Shana DeAndrea joins us to talk about the 2001 release, Save the Last Dance, starring Julia Stiles and directed by Thomas Carter. We discuss how the movie handles the central interracial relationship, Julia Stiles' performance, and more. 

1:31:07 | Jan 21st

On today's episode, we discuss the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Glass, based in part on Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable and Split. We talk about our experiences with M. Night Shyamalan movies through the ages, how Samuel L. Jackson got short c...Show More

1:33:07 | Jan 14th

This week Jon, Jerah, and James discuss Aquaman, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa. They cover awards season, seeing new types of heroes depicted on screen, forced jokes in the marvel universe, and more. 

1:38:17 | Jan 7th

For the first episode of 2019, James and Jon are joined by guest Brianna Baker to talk about the new release Escape Room, directed by Adam Robitel. They discuss their own experiences with escape rooms, the sweet spot between good and bad that effecti...Show More

1:42:13 | Dec 31st, 2018

For the last episode of 2018, Jerah, Jon, James and special guest Rachael A. Edwards discuss If Beale Street Could Talk, directed and adapted for the screen by Barry Jenkins. They talk James Baldwin's legacy, Regina King's consistency, and the film's...Show More

2:57:08 | Dec 27th, 2018

Thank you for listening to Forever Dog podcasts this year and please enjoy this year-in-review clips show! Listen to find a new favorite podcast to subscribe to in 2019 or just a killer back catalog to binge during your holiday travels. And please fo...Show More

1:21:46 | Dec 24th, 2018

This week, the guys review This Christmas, starring Idris Elba and Chris Brown, just in time for the holidays! They talk the believability of Idris Elba playing a saxophone (and his ability to act superbly through a poor script), Chris Brown's voice,...Show More

2:01:01 | Dec 17th, 2018

This week, the guys are joined by Langston Belton (Earths Mightiest Show) to review the new release, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. They discuss the accessibility of this Spider-Man (Miles), the soundtrack's use of music by black artists, bits th...Show More

1:25:55 | Dec 10th, 2018

This week, Maya Deshmukh (AzN PoP) joins Jerah and James to talk about the newly released Mowgli, a retelling of The Jungle Book directed by Andy Serkis. They discuss problematic themes in the film, casting choices, the awards system, the difference ...Show More

1:39:30 | Dec 3rd, 2018

On this weeks episode, we review the 2013 holiday release Black Nativity, starring Jacob Latimore and Jennifer Hudson. We discuss our own experiences with religion and Christmas, Jennifer Hudson's performance, Angela Bassett's timeless beauty, and sh...Show More

1:33:26 | Nov 26th, 2018

This week, we have Janelle James (The Comedy Lineup) in the studio to talk about Creed 2, starring Michael B. Jordan. We discuss the true-to-life dialogue of the film, the focus on Tessa Thompson's character trajectory, Michael B. Jordan's emotional ...Show More

1:50:35 | Nov 19th, 2018

This week, we are joined by comedians Akilah Hughes and Ayo Edebiri to discuss the newly released heist movie, Widows, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis. We talk about the heist movie genre, the audience vs critical response to this ...Show More

1:45:20 | Nov 12th, 2018

This week, we are joined by Yedoye Travis (Dark Tank) to discuss the 2006 film, The Pursuit of Happyness, based on the true story of Chris Gardner and starring Will Smith. We get into the harsh reality of being poor in America and how race factors in...Show More

1:25:44 | Nov 5th, 2018

We review the 1992 film Candyman starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen. We discuss the lore around Candyman, our own childhood fears, the inherent issues with the films casting choices, and how this movie was pitched as a love story. 

1:22:50 | Oct 29th, 2018

This week, we review the 2003 comedy-horror movie The Haunted Mansion, starring Eddie Murphy. We discuss Eddie Murphy's decision to be in this movie, horror films made for kids, and whether or not casting a black family helped the cause. We also talk...Show More

1:38:55 | Oct 22nd, 2018

This week, we review the new film The Hate U Give, based on the novel by Angie Thomas. We discuss Amanda Stenberg's phenomenal acting, the positive impact of depicting systemic violence against black people truthfully and with tact, the importance of...Show More

1:33:19 | Oct 16th, 2018

We review A Haunted House, the 2013 spoof of paranormal activity starring Marlon Wayans and Cedric the Entertainer. We talk about the movie's deeply problematic comedy, making "spoofs", the legacy of similar movies like Scary Movie, and whether or no...Show More

1:58:19 | Oct 9th, 2018

We review the 2003 horror-thriller Gothika starring Halle Berry and Robert Downey Jr. We discuss the movie’s supernatural elements, how it deals with sexual assault and violence towards women, what it was like watching it in this political climate, a...Show More

1:41:56 | Oct 2nd, 2018

We review the new film Night School starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. We discuss the chemistry between Kevin and Tiffany, the standout performance by Romany Malco, our own SAT scores, and if this film helped the cause. Also Kat Williams stops ...Show More

1:43:39 | Sep 25th, 2018

Special guest Tosin Morohunfola (The Chi, Love Is) joins us to review 2018's The First Purge, the fourth installment of the horror franchise that James III swore he would never see. We discuss the controversial political framing, the rising star of Y...Show More

1:50:27 | Sep 18th, 2018

We review the second and only film in the Predator franchise to star a black actor, 1990's Predator 2. We talk about the unlikely action star Danny Glover, the somewhat blatantly racist caricatures of gangs, our own conspiracy theories, and whether o...Show More

1:42:00 | Sep 11th, 2018

We conclude our Wesley Snipes mini-series with his biggest box office earner, Blade II, the 2002 superhero sequel. Did this film had something to do with Wesley's decline in leading films? What happened to N'Bushe Wright's character (erasing of black...Show More

1:28:28 | Sep 4th, 2018

Our Wesley Snipes mini-series continues with the 1992 action film Passenger 57. Was this the film that put Snipes' action star power on the map? Did the writing and directing of this movie hurt the chances for sequels? Is smooth jazz the only way to ...Show More

1:50:52 | Aug 28th, 2018

Special guest Gary Richardson (SNL) joins as we begin our Wesley Snipes mini-series by reviewing the "hood classic" New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles. We discuss the incredible versatility of Wesley Snipes, the problematic policing of Ice-...Show More

1:41:58 | Aug 21st, 2018

We are celebrating the new film Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh, with an Asian takeover of our own. Guests Katharine Lerner (Younger), Ellie Lee (iHeartRadio), and Bowen Yang (Las Culturistas) joi...Show More

2:35:22 | Aug 14th, 2018

Spike Lee is BACK! We review the new film BlackkKlansmen starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. We discuss everything including the real story of Ron Stallworth, the purposely uncomfortable ending, the debut of J.D. Washington in a starring ...Show More

1:44:05 | Aug 7th, 2018

We review the new indie film Blindspotting written by and starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. We unpack everything this film has to offer including police brutality, gentrification, social injustice, gun control, and race relations in America. Di...Show More

1:49:06 | Jul 31st, 2018

We review the new film The Equalizer 2, starring Denzel Washington in his first ever movie sequel. We discuss Denzel's latest "action hero" career chapter, how he constantly saves little white girls, the brilliance of Ashton Sanders, and if this film...Show More

1:24:52 | Jul 24th, 2018

Our Whoopi Goldberg mini-series concludes with her most successful and iconic film, Sister Act, that inspired a sequel and a Broadway musical. We discuss the factors that made this movie a hit, the lack of diversity in the cast, Radio Raheem, compari...Show More

2:16:44 | Jul 17th, 2018

We review the new indie darling Sorry To Bother You by Boots Riley, that stars Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson and has been making waves in critic circles. We discuss the importance of such a innovative and strange movie helmed by a black filmma...Show More

2:02:06 | Jul 10th, 2018

Guest Ashleigh Hairston (Modern Family) joins as we continue our Whoopi Goldberg mini-series with her second film Jumpin' Jack Flash, a 1986 action comedy that was a moderate success. We try to determine what qualifies as a quintessential "Whoopi mov...Show More

1:35:59 | Jul 3rd, 2018

This week we review the new comedy Uncle Drew starring Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish and slew of basketball veterans, including Kyrie Irving in the titular role. We discuss the challenges of turning a commercial campaign into a movie, the standout ...Show More

1:09:18 | Jun 29th, 2018

This bonus episode features an interview with Charles Stone III, the director of the new film Uncle Drew in theaters now! We discuss the implications of the "diversity" trend in Hollywood, past films Drumline and Paid In Full, working with comedy sta...Show More

2:05:50 | Jun 26th, 2018

We begin our Whoopi Goldberg mini-series with the iconic film The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the award-winning novel by Alice Walker. Returning guest Tessa Claire Hersh (The Break w/Michelle Wolf) helps us breakdown all f...Show More

1:50:43 | Jun 19th, 2018

Did you know they remade the blacksplotation film Superfly and that it came out this weekend? Well, they did! We review this updated classic and discuss the casting choice of Trevor Jackson as the lead, Jason Mitchel's brilliant performance, the stig...Show More

1:52:55 | Jun 12th, 2018

The final episode of our Cuba Gooding Jr. mini-series provides an in depth look at the 2003 Disney film Radio. We discuss why this movie potentially ended Cuba's run as a leading actor in major Hollywood films, how movies with black leads are still t...Show More

1:53:50 | Jun 5th, 2018

The third episode of our Cuba Gooding Jr. mini-series brings us to the 2000 bio-pic film Men of Honor co-starring Robert Deniro. We discuss whether this is Cuba's greatest performance, the Hollywood's troublesome trend with white savior moments, how ...Show More

1:58:25 | May 29th, 2018

Special guest Phil Augusta Jackson (Key & Peele, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins us as we continue our Cuba Gooding Jr. mini-series with the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Though this film earned Cuba the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, did it ultimately help o...Show More

2:15:00 | May 22nd, 2018

Are you ready? We kick off the start of our new "Cuba Gooding Jr. mini-series" with the legendary 1991 film Boyz N the Hood directed by John Singleton. There is so much to unpack including the incredible backstory of how the movie came to be, the ama...Show More

1:47:50 | May 15th, 2018

Special guest Rasheda Crockett (Adam Ruins Everything) joins James III and Jonathan Braylock to discuss the new Gabrielle Union film Breaking In. We discuss Gabrielle's long career, the utter absence of generic action movies starring women of color, ...Show More

2:06:59 | May 8th, 2018

We have no business reviewing this movie but are doing it anyway, because #Wakanda. We discuss the incredible cinematic feat of Infinity Wars, debate about how the actors of color faired in the movie, hypothesize about what the future of this franchi...Show More

1:39:03 | May 1st, 2018

With blockbuster season in full swing, we take a look at the perhaps the greatest blockbuster champion of all time Will Smith and his 2007 film I Am Legend. We discuss if this movie was a turning point in his career, whether Will's desire to always b...Show More

1:54:31 | Apr 24th, 2018

We delve into the career of Orlando Jones by reviewing the only movie he ever lead, 2002's Double Take with Eddie Griffin. We speculate on why Orlando Jones never became a leading star, laugh about the endless plot twists of the movie, debate the com...Show More

1:53:26 | Apr 17th, 2018

We review the new #1 film at the box office, RAMPAGE, starring Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris. We talk about the unstoppable brand and star power of The Rock, the difference between fun blockbusters and dumb movies, the lack of supporting roles for...Show More

1:38:37 | Apr 9th, 2018

This week we dive into the 1995 John Singleton film Higher Learning, with an ensemble cast featuring Omar Epps, Ice Cube, Regina King and Tyra Banks. We discuss the movie in the context of race relations in America today, school shootings, sexual ass...Show More

1:55:59 | Apr 3rd, 2018

This week we delve into the flash in a pan, Sci-Fi Netflix film The Cloverfield Paradox starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo. We talk about the loose tie-in to the Cloverfield franchise, the strange release strategy for the film, whether Gugu's...Show More

1:32:59 | Mar 27th, 2018

We review the new film Pacific Rim: Uprising, starring John Boyega, that recently dethroned Black Panther's 5 week run as #1 in the box office. We talk about the star quality of Boyega, the Pacific Rim franchise as a whole, the diversity of the cast,...Show More

52:42 | Mar 20th, 2018

This week we bring a special episode of the podcast recorded live in Austin where we play the Black Men Can't Jump game show, testing the audience's knowledge on all things black in cinema. James III showcases some impressions, Jonathan Braylock delv...Show More

1:52:22 | Mar 13th, 2018

In honor of Women's History Month and the historic achievement of Ava Duvernay, the guys hand the reigns over to Katharine Lerner, Tessa Claire Hersh, and X Mayo to discuss the new film A Wrinkle In Time starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kali...Show More

2:13:52 | Mar 6th, 2018

Special guest The Reverend Shawn Amos (singer, songwriter) joins to talk the 1990 Spike Lee joint Mo' Better Blues starring Denzel Washington. We discuss the integration of black music with black film, the difficulties of following up Do the Right Th...Show More

1:50:18 | Feb 27th, 2018

Superstar and fourth-time guest Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens, So Many White Guys) joins our annual discussion of the films of the Academy Awards. We discuss the refreshingly diverse Best Director category, why it's tough for people of color to jump...Show More

2:23:51 | Feb 19th, 2018

Wakanda!!! You know what time it is. We review the smash box office hit Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and a whole lot more. We discuss why Black Panther is so import...Show More

1:52:41 | Feb 13th, 2018

In anticipation of Black Panther, we review the 2012 film that jump started the career of Ryan Coogler and turned Michael B. Jordan into a leading man: Fruitvale Station. Special guest Mamoudou N'Diaye (Mic) joins as we talk about the brilliance of C...Show More

1:36:58 | Feb 6th, 2018

Legendary writer and producer, Devon Shepard (MadTV, Weeds, The Wayans Bros.), joins us to discuss the 2009 cult classic Black Dynamite, written by and starring Michael Jai White. We breakdown the comedic genius of the film, it's honor for Blacksplot...Show More

1:41:11 | Jan 30th, 2018

Returning super-guest Tessa Claire Hersh drops by to keep Jon in check, to start a movement, and to review the 1993 Robert Townsend spectacular 'Meteor Man'! What can you say about a movie with Marla Gibbs, James Earl Jones, Eddie Griffin, Don Cheadl...Show More

1:19:00 | Jan 23rd, 2018

We take a walk down memory lane with the 1992 film Bebe's Kids starring Faizon Love as Robin Harris. We talk about the surprising lack of black characters in animated films, the low key depth of the films story, and if this PG-13 cartoon actually hel...Show More

1:53:20 | Jan 16th, 2018

Special guest Hayley Marie Norman (Hancock) joins to talk the new Taraji P. Henson film, Proud Mary, which got off to a disappointing start at the box office. We discuss the utter lack of black female action stars, the disrespect Hollywood has shown ...Show More

1:32:51 | Jan 9th, 2018

Special guest Zach Cherry (HBO's Crashing) joins as the guys discuss the new #1 film at the box office, Jumanji, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. There's plenty to discuss about this popcorn flick including the proven track record of The Rock ...Show More

1:18:41 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Jon is at the ballet and James is missing (RIP?) for this unprecedented episode. Jerah is joined by Camrus Johnson (There's ... Johnny!, #Fashionvictim, Luke Cage) to break down Will Smith's effort in Bright. Chance the Rapper didn't like what he saw...Show More

1:57:52 | Dec 26th, 2017

The boys review the Mudbound (2017). Find out if they can get on board with Dee Ree's work of historical imagination. Spoiler: they definitely cannot. Dear Hollywood- do better. 

2:12:56 | Dec 19th, 2017

The new Denzel film is out so we had to review Roman J. Israel, Esq. and talk about the award buzz surrounding Washington's performance. Listen as the boys discuss Denzel stepping outside his wheelhouse, Collin Ferrel low-key being great, the crimina...Show More

2:14:22 | Dec 12th, 2017

Special guest Erica Hernandez (UCB) joins to talk about the 2004 film Spanglish starring Paz Vega, Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni. The guys get into deep discussions about whether or not the film was made for a white audience, did the decision to have Pa...Show More

1:40:16 | Dec 5th, 2017

The Holiday season has begun and we decided to get in the mood with last years ensemble film Almost Christmas, starring Danny Glover, Mo'Nique, past guest Romany Malco, and so much more! We talk about the new plethora of black holiday ensemble films,...Show More

2:08:59 | Nov 28th, 2017

Special guest Maritza Montañez (UCB) joins as we discuss the latest Pixar film, Coco, set in Mexico and starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, among other Latinx voice actors. We fawn over the care and appreciation of the culture the movie bo...Show More

1:52:28 | Nov 21st, 2017

Get ready for a crossover episode!!! Black Men Can't Jump is teaming up with Blank Check podcast (Griffin Newman & David Sims) to review Kathryn Bigelow's latest film Detroit, starring John Boyega, Algee Smith, and Anthony Mackie. We discuss Kathryn'...Show More

1:52:55 | Nov 14th, 2017

Special guest X (UCB) joins the podcast as we review the 1997 cult classic Love Jones, starring Nia Long and Larenz Tate. We discuss the rarity of romantic films with black leads, the complicated nature of relationships, the often under appreciated c...Show More

1:18:26 | Nov 7th, 2017

This week the crew reviews the 2006 film "The Last King of Scotland" staring Forrest Whitaker and Kerry Washington. Find out if Hollywood can handle the Ugandan genocide with the sensitivity it warrants. And does this bio-pic help the cause? 

2:06:11 | Oct 31st, 2017

Happy Halloween! Tyler Perry's Madea character is back and we couldn't resist the urge to revisit Boo 2! A Madea Halloween starring Tyler Perry and a bunch of Instagram stars. We don't even pretend to like this one, which makes it a very fun episode ...Show More

1:26:44 | Oct 24th, 2017

We review the indie darling turned hit Netflix show Dear White People starring Tessa Thompson and Tyler James Williams. We discuss how the film and TV show compare, the strength of the actors, the limited examples of black led college films, if this ...Show More

1:56:15 | Oct 17th, 2017

Special guest Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) joins us to talk about the survival-thriller / romance film The Mountain Between Us, starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. We discuss the questionable directing choices and departures from the no...Show More

1:59:12 | Oct 10th, 2017

In light of recents conversations about politics and sports, we review the 2013 Jackie Robinson film 42, starring Chadwick Boseman. We discuss how white filmmakers continue to tell the narratives of black figures, the importance of Jackie Robinson, t...Show More

1:44:42 | Oct 3rd, 2017

This week we review the 2002 "hood film" Paid In Full starring Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer and Cam'ron. We discuss Hollywood's under utilization of these magnificent actors, the lack of details in the retelling of this true, and if another film about b...Show More

1:42:32 | Sep 26th, 2017

Special guest Natalie Paul (HBO's The Deuce) joins the podcast, as we review the 2012 Oscar darling Beasts of the Southern Wild. We discuss the phenomenon that is Quvenzhane Wallis, how the movie differs from the Hollywood norm in its depiction of po...Show More

1:33:18 | Sep 19th, 2017

With the threat of yet another hurricane, we take a look at the 2015 natural disaster film San Andreas starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. We analyze America's obsession with natural disaster films, the puzzling casting of Alexandra Daddario as The R...Show More

1:59:59 | Sep 12th, 2017

This controversial episode is set with a review of the 2010 "hood comedy" Lottery Ticket starring Shad Moss (Bow Wow), Brandon T. Jackson and Ice Cube. Sparks fly as we talk about the representation of people who live in the projects, the objectifica...Show More

1:57:15 | Sep 5th, 2017

Still in high school spirit, we review the 2005 sports film Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson. We compare the Hollywood changes made to this true story, whether or not the acting was up to par, why Channing Tatum was there and if the movie hel...Show More

1:59:58 | Aug 29th, 2017

It's the end of summer and football season is nearly here! We delve in to the 2000 Disney film, Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington. We discuss the merits of revisionist history in films, why having a black screenwriter makes a difference...Show More

1:57:34 | Aug 22nd, 2017

We take a look back at the 1989 Civil War film Glory starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Andre Braugher. In light of the terrible incident in Charlottesville, we touch on the real history of the Civil War, question wheth...Show More

1:40:25 | Aug 15th, 2017

Special guest Abbi Crutchfield (TruTV's You Can Do Better!) is here to talk about the "breakout role" of Jessica Williams in Netflix comedy, The Incredible Jessica James. We talk the legitimacy of black leads in non-race centered storylines, the incr...Show More

1:22:54 | Aug 8th, 2017

Special guest Langston Kerman (Insecure) helps us break down the blockbuster The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba, based off the Stephen King book series. We discuss if Idris is actually the lead, why such a beloved film adaption was given to such a l...Show More

1:44:48 | Aug 1st, 2017

Finally, we complete our Wayans family saga with the 2014 film Let's Be Cops, starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson. We discuss the under the radar success of this film, the odd juxtaposition of the film's release date to the Michael Brown shoot...Show More

1:54:24 | Jul 25th, 2017

Special guest Monique Moses (IFC Sports Court, Astronomy Club) joins the boys to review the new film Girls Trip starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. In a year where Rough Night and Snatched "disappointed expec...Show More

1:30:57 | Jul 18th, 2017

Marlon Wayans stars in the 1997 sports comedy The Sixth Man, marking his first leading role without his brother Shawn. The boys dissect Marlon's non-spoof solo career, question why Kadeem Hardison never got a shot, and try to understand who this film...Show More

1:34:03 | Jul 11th, 2017

The Wayan's marathon continues with this 1996 'Hood Film' parody starring Shawn, Marlon, and Keenan Ivory Wayans. Jon toughed out this review on painkillers from a wisdom tooth extraction -- it either helped, or hurt that the flick had the boys laugh...Show More

1:52:36 | Jul 4th, 2017

We continue our Wayan saga with Blankman starring Damon Wayans. We discuss Damon's style of comedy, the balance between black cultural references and "black jokes", why we think Blankman is better than Major Payne (sorry Major Payne lovers) and if th...Show More

1:57:08 | Jun 27th, 2017

Our Wayans family saga has begun and we start with Keenan Ivory Wayans and his 1994 action film A Low Down Dirty Shame. We discuss the importance of the oldest Wayan's brother, how few black led action movies existed, and whether this film helped the...Show More

1:54:11 | Jun 20th, 2017

Our 100th episode is here and we are looking back 30 years with a review of the 1987 Robert Townsend film, Hollywood Shuffle. How far has Hollywood come in thirty years? Do the sketches hold up today? Is our podcast the new Hollywood Shuffle? All thi...Show More

1:48:05 | Jun 13th, 2017

Special guest Anna Drezen (SNL writer) helps the guys review Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot. This historic film has naturally been ripe with controversy, but it's significance for women can't be ignored! We discuss this bonafide hit, what it did wr...Show More

2:09:02 | Jun 6th, 2017

We review the new film Baywatch starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron along with a diverse cast. Critics have trashed this movie, but we discuss if the criticism is warranted, the sex appeal of Dwayne Johnson, and if this film could still ...Show More

1:49:48 | May 30th, 2017

We take a trip down memory lane with the 1999 coming of age film The Wood, starring Omar Epps, Taye Diggs and Richard T. Jones. We explore the lack of coming of age films with black leads, personal stories of growing up and whether this film helped t...Show More

1:38:52 | May 23rd, 2017

We review the bizarre cult classic Pootie Tang, starring Lance Crouther, Chris Rock, and written and directed by Louis C.K. We discuss the novelty of a black-led absurdist film, the breakout parts for J.B. Smoove and Wanda Sykes, whether or not this ...Show More

1:49:57 | May 16th, 2017

In light of the recent healthcare bill, the boys review the 2002 film John Q. starring Denzel Washington and Kimberly Elise. In a fiery and unashamedly political episode, we discuss the impact of this film on the healthcare debate, the importance of ...Show More

2:08:25 | May 9th, 2017

This week we dive in to the 1992 Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens rom com Boomerang! A young Halle Berry plays 'the best friend' and this movie was some how considered a failure despite a huge box office and a smooth take the genre. But was this flick good...Show More

1:33:24 | May 2nd, 2017

Guest Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show) joins for a bit as we talk about the blockbuster that started it all for Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, the 1995 film Bad Boys directed by Michael Bay. We analyze why the film was able to become a franchise, how t...Show More

1:56:04 | Apr 25th, 2017

We review The Fate of the Furious, the multi-billion dollar franchise that arguably boasts the most diverse cast out of any major blockbusters...ever. So why do these films, headed by Vin Disel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese, Chris Bridg...Show More

1:45:13 | Apr 18th, 2017

Trigger Warning: There is a brief moment in the podcast where we talk about prison rape due to a story line in the film.We review Dave Chappelle's first (and arguably) only leading film role in Half Baked, a 1998 stoner comedy written by Chappelle an...Show More

1:50:01 | Apr 11th, 2017

Special guest Carl Foreman Jr. (IFC's Frank and Lamar) stops by to discuss the 1992 film Juice starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur in his acting debut. We discuss Harlem in the '90's, the popularity of "hood films", Tupac's acting, the career of dire...Show More

1:45:32 | Apr 4th, 2017

Netflix's film Burning Sands has sparked a heated controversy on black twitter and the boys had to delve in. We discuss hazing, the benefits of fraternities, toxic masculinity, black female representation and if this film starring Trevor Jackson help...Show More

1:44:18 | Mar 28th, 2017

This week we review 2004 comedy Soul Plane with Kevin Hart, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, and Sofia Vergara. Crude racial stereotyping, islamophobia, baffling misogyny, and plot holes you could fly a plane through... but did it help the cause though?This e...Show More

1:03:14 | Mar 21st, 2017

A special Live episode from Austin's SXSW Festival: the boys test the audience's knowledge of black lead films as fans compete for prizes to see who's really down for the cause.

1:55:24 | Mar 14th, 2017

Nick Cannon burst onto the scene in the early 2000's with the surprise hit film Drumline, also starring Zoe Saldana and Orlando Jones. So why did Nick Cannon not become "the next Will Smith"? We discuss this, "black" marching bands, the art of "holle...Show More

1:56:50 | Mar 7th, 2017

A Disney produced film with an all black cast, two female leads and a woman of color director? We review 2016's Queen of Katwe starring Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo and new comer Madina Nalwanga. We talk about the importance of true black stories to...Show More

1:56:35 | Feb 28th, 2017

The boys review Get Out (2017) - Jordan Peele's thriller starting Daniel Kaluuya and Alison Williams. We discuss how micro aggressions turn into horror elements, the insane quality of these performances, and why there should have been a gratuitous sw...Show More

2:02:03 | Feb 24th, 2017

Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens, Sooo Many White Guys) joins the fellas to talk about this year's Oscar nominees! Will Moonlight rise? Will Denzel shock the world? And what do we do about Mel Gibson and Casey Affleck movies?This episode is brought to ...Show More

1:55:12 | Feb 17th, 2017

Guest Tanisha Long (MTV's Girl Code) joins as we review the 1996 film Set It Off starring powerhouses Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Queen Latifah and newcomer (at the time) Kimberly Elise. The film, directed by F. Gary Gray, has us questioning w...Show More

1:48:39 | Feb 10th, 2017

Ease on down this podcast episode as special guest Nik Walker (Hamilton) joins to talk about the Motown movie musical The Wiz, starring Dianna Ross and Michael Jackson. We ask why Michael never starred in a film again, why this movie was a financial ...Show More

1:56:08 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Special guest Gaby Wilson (MTV) joins us to discuss The Joy Luck Club, written and based off the popular book by Amy Tan and directed by Wayne Wang. The movie stars eight, count 'em EIGHT, Asian women! We discuss Asian representation in Hollywood, st...Show More

2:03:02 | Jan 27th, 2017

Jaime Foxx is back in the leading role with the new film Sleepless, a 2017 remake of a French film "Sleepless Night", that co-stars T.I. and Michelle Monaghan. We explore why Foxx chose this film, the depiction of a strong female character, the merit...Show More

2:00:49 | Jan 20th, 2017

Inauguration Day is here and we are celebrating (or rather mourning) by reviewing the 2003 film Head of State, written by, directed by, and starring Chris Rock. We reflect on the premise of the film, "what would happen if a Black man ran for presiden...Show More

1:52:19 | Jan 13th, 2017

Happy MLK Day weekend! In honor of Dr. King, we review the 2014 film Selma directed by Ava Duvernay and starring David Oyelowo. There's much to discuss including the controversial screenwriting credit, the detailed and layered portrayal of Dr. King a...Show More

2:03:30 | Jan 6th, 2017

Happy New Year! We have special guest Tessa Hersh (Refinery 29's Riot, UCB) and are reviewing the new film Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae about three African-American women who played integral parts in t...Show More

1:47:30 | Dec 30th, 2016

Special guest Caroline Martin (Broad City, Astronomy Club) joins us as we discuss our first animated feature about the one and only African-American Disney "princess", starring Anika Noni Rose. We discuss why Disney waited so long, the high expectati...Show More

2:15:32 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Fences, the new film directed by Denzel Washington, starring Viola Davis and himself and based off the August Wilson play of the same title, is premiering nation-wide this Christmas and the guys have a lot to say about it! We discuss the legacy of Au...Show More

1:43:50 | Dec 16th, 2016

Hallelujer! The boys quickly revisit Tyler Perry in the form of 2013's A Madea Christmas which also stars Tika Sumpter and Larry The Cable Guy. There is joy, anger, and bewilderment in the discussion of Christianity, lying, being the token black pers...Show More

1:30:51 | Dec 9th, 2016

Special guest Michelle Buteau (Best Week Ever, @Midnight) is with us to talk Last Holiday starring Queen Latifah and LL Cool J. This 2006 holiday film opens conversation involving Hollywood's portrayal of big black women, the legitimacy of LL Cool J'...Show More

2:03:13 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Special guest Ray Cordova (Astronomy Club) helps us dive into this year's indie darling, Moonlight, starring Mahershala Ali and Trevante Rhodes. We discuss homosexuality in the black community, parents with drug addictions, black masculinity, and a b...Show More

1:45:50 | Nov 25th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! The boys discuss the 1997 holiday classic Soul Food, starring Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, and Nia Long. We discuss the nature of black families, the damaging label of "ex-convict", the hit soundtrack, and if this film helped ...Show More

1:31:09 | Nov 18th, 2016

It's the 20th Year Anniversary of Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and we used that as an excuse to take a trip down memory lane! We explore the impact Michael Jordan had on America, why Space Jam worked over other films with NBA leads, and whether ...Show More

1:20:50 | Nov 11th, 2016

Special guest Romany Malco (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Weeds) joins as we talk all about the Academy-Award nominated Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got To Do With It, starring Angela Bassett. There's a lot of love for black women, a lot of love for Ange...Show More

2:34:13 | Nov 4th, 2016

Buckle in, this one's a doozy. Directed, produced, written, and starring Nate Parker, The Birth of a Nation (2016) is a retelling of the controversial historical figure of Nat Turner and his infamous slave rebellion in 1831. However, Nate Parker's ow...Show More

2:10:11 | Oct 28th, 2016

The name Tyler Perry immediately conjures different images in many people's heads: successful, minstrel, empire, a joke, highly entertaining, shameful embarrassment. We have ignored Tyler Perry films for too long. We review the latest in the Madea fr...Show More

1:43:35 | Oct 21st, 2016

This 1995 Horror/Comedy film may not have any bonafide stars, but did have the backing of Spike Lee's production company 40 Acres and a Mule, plus the bragging rights as one of the very few "scary movies" with a majority black cast. We discuss the no...Show More

1:42:32 | Oct 14th, 2016

Special guest Jermaine Fowler (CBS's Superior Donuts) helps us kick off the Halloween season with the 2004 mashup sequel AVP, starring Sanaa Lathan. We discuss the portrayal of the black female heroine, whether or not AVP is a good installment of eit...Show More

1:49:46 | Oct 7th, 2016

Denzel Washington stars in this 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven, which in itself is a remake of the Japanese film Seven Samurai, and your boys have some thoughts. We discuss the merits of diversifying the new cast, who should have killed the big...Show More

1:46:03 | Sep 30th, 2016

Guest Sasheer Zamata (SNL) is in the studio to talk about one of her favorite films, the 1995 cult classic Waiting To Exhale starring Whitney Houston, Angela Basset, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon. We talk about trifling men, scarcity of black women ...Show More

1:32:03 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Samuel L. Jackson is one of the greatest, highest-grossing actors of all time...and he also made this film in 1996 called The Long Kiss Goodnight. Shane Black was one of the highest paid screenwriters in Hollywood in the '90's and he also wrote The L...Show More

1:47:49 | Sep 16th, 2016

Special guest and star of the new FOX series Lethal Weapon, Johnathan Fernandez, joins to talk about the brilliance of Danny Glover and co-star Mel Gibson in 1987 film Lethal Weapon! There's a lot to digest in Shane Black's script and we cover all of...Show More

1:35:50 | Sep 9th, 2016

Black Men Can't Jump is literally In Hollywood!!! Live at The Hollywood Improv we special guest Shaun Diston (writer for TBS's Wrecked) as we discuss the 2002 comedy Undercover Brother starring Eddie Griffin. Was this a razor sharp satire chuck full ...Show More

1:46:18 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Special guest Nicole Byer (MTV's Loosely, Exactly Nicole) joins as we talk about the 1993 comedy Made In America starring Whoopi Goldberg at the apex of her career. There's a lot to discuss including Nicole's undying love for Whoopi, an interracial m...Show More

1:48:14 | Aug 26th, 2016

This week we review the 1989 comedy-drama Do The Right Thing written and directed by Spike Lee. It's hot in the studio, which seems pretty appropriate for this indie that changed how hollywood thought about Spike, and remains a true classic!

1:26:31 | Aug 19th, 2016

Special guest Akaash Singh (MTV's Guy Code) is with us to discuss the 2009 Academy Award's Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire starring Dev Patel. We discuss the portray of Indian actors in Hollywood including obsession with the poor, white directors, u...Show More

1:27:51 | Aug 12th, 2016

Will Smith. This is the reasoning we are reviewing the comic book film Suicide Squad, starring a colorful cast of characters. We discuss the new DC universe movie's use of diversity, it's portrayal of female characters, whether Smith was the lead and...Show More

1:30:05 | Aug 5th, 2016

It's our One Year Anniversary!!!! Fittingly so, we review Beverly Hills Cop 2 to see how Hollywood handled Eddie Murphy's fame in a sequel. We talk police culture, the blatant lack of a swirl, the femme fatale stereotype and our genuine appreciate of...Show More

52:19 | Jul 29th, 2016

With the Olympics on the way we reviewed the 1993 film Cool Runnings! Find out if this dramatization of the Jamaican bobsled team was good for the cause- or did it crash and burn!? This episode was recorded live at the Del Close Marathon!

1:31:34 | Jul 22nd, 2016

It's Friday! What better way to celebrate than reviewing Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker! The guys discuss how black filmmakers affect the portrayal of African-Americans on the silver screen, Chris Tucker's star-making performance, swap per...Show More

1:35:53 | Jul 15th, 2016

Special guest Jordan Carlos (Guy Code, The Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore) joins us to talk the 2002 Brazilian film City of God starring Alexandre Rodrigues. Unpredictably timely, we discuss racism in Brazil, police corruption, shadism, empathy for mu...Show More

1:43:47 | Jul 8th, 2016

Special guest Franchesca Ramsey (MTV's Decoded, Writer on The Nightly Show) is in the studio to discuss the Academy-Award winning Dreamgirls, starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. However, things get a bit heated as ...Show More

1:20:37 | Jul 1st, 2016

To celebrate our Independence Day we...review a British film. Weird! Or it would be if Attack the Block didn't feature rising star John Boyega (now of Star Wars fame) in his debut film! We discuss the complexity of "hood" characters, what it means to...Show More

1:31:53 | Jun 24th, 2016

New movie alert! The boys review the summer comedy blockbuster Central Intelligence starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. We discuss whether or not Hart and Johnson have achieved "cross-over" status, fat-shaming, Will Smith (somehow), and if this f...Show More

56:30 | Jun 17th, 2016

The NBA Finals are over! To celebrate we reviewed the 90's "classic" Kazaam starring NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal! Recorded LIVE from NYC Podfest, we talk about racial stereotypes (the black genie lives in a boombox), Shaq's rapping, poorly-written fe...Show More

1:28:43 | Jun 10th, 2016

In tribute to the greatest fighter ever, Muhammad Ali (aka Cassius Clay), we review the 2001 biopic Ali starring Will Smith. The guys discuss Smith's depiction of Ali, whether Michael Mann was the right director for the project, the importance of bla...Show More

1:47:59 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Special guest Kenneth Lee (Talent Agent at Innovative) joins the guys as they discuss the 80's cult classic The Last Dragon starring first time actor Taimak. We talk about Asian-Americans portrayal in Hollywood, cultural appropriation, Vanity, and if...Show More

1:44:51 | May 27th, 2016

Special Guest, Sunita Mani (Mr. Robot), helps us take on Disney's live-action The Jungle Book starring the young Neel Sethi. We discuss Indian-Americans depictions in Hollywood, white-washing, our love of Disney musicals, and whether or not this film...Show More

1:31:58 | May 20th, 2016

We finally review a Don Cheadle film! The boys get into the 2008 thriller Traitor and delve into the portrayal of Muslims in Hollywood, Cheadle's career, America's ego, and have a heated discussion on whether or not this film helped the cause.

1:26:35 | May 13th, 2016

This week we gush over the film Dope, starring Shameik Moore, that made waves at Sundance but under-performed during it's wide release in the summer. We discuss the complexities of the urban black community, the use of the "n" word, the power of a bl...Show More

1:16:04 | May 6th, 2016

Prince left behind a catalogue of hits and an iconic, and truly weird film called Purple Rain (1984). We dedicate this episode to the massive chasm between what most people can get away with, and what Prince could get away with. There’s a lot to say ...Show More

1:38:30 | Apr 29th, 2016

Vin Diesel is one of the most successful leading black actors in Hollywood, so why is he rarely in the conversation? We review his first true leading role with the 2002 film xXx. We go deep into the "shade" conversation, Vin Disel's career choices an...Show More

1:31:29 | Apr 22nd, 2016

Guest Colton Dunn (NBC's Superstore, Writer on Key & Peele) stops by to talk Action Jackson, the first and only leading role in a major motion picture for Carl Weathers (aka Apollo). We playfully poke fun at the film, discuss whether Carl Weathers wa...Show More

1:16:23 | Apr 15th, 2016

Seaton Smith (Mulaney, Top Five) guests as the guys dig up a (literally) hidden gem The Spook Who Sat By The Door, the 1973 film starring Lawrence Cook. Why have you never heard of this film that was entered into The National Film Registry? It was re...Show More

1:25:52 | Apr 8th, 2016

Special guest Naomi Ekperigin (writer on Broad City) is with us to review Whoopi Goldberg's Sister Act II, a film beloved by millennials and hated by critics. We discuss the importance of Whoopi Goldberg, the movie's portrayal of inner-city youth, wh...Show More

1:32:23 | Apr 1st, 2016

Special Guest Victor Williams (King of Queens, The Affair) stops by to talk about the much overlooked drama Antwone Fisher starring Derek Luke, in his cinematic debut, and Denzel Washington in his directorial debut. We question why the film got no lo...Show More

1:27:56 | Mar 25th, 2016

Halle Berry, the first (and only) black woman to win Best Actress at the Oscars, stars in the CATastrophic big budget blockbuster Catwoman! We discuss what went wrong, whether this tainted Halle's career and what this film did to the cause of leading...Show More

51:56 | Mar 18th, 2016

Live at the North Door in Austin, Texas, we review the 1997 sci fi adventure comedy Men In Black starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. This movie brings an alien species into the race conversation, while Will Smith rises above any categorization i...Show More

1:38:47 | Mar 11th, 2016

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? This week Jonathan, James and Jerah take on The Rundown starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in his second ever leading film. We speculate on why The Rock has had such success, whether or not the whips' action sc...Show More

1:43:54 | Mar 4th, 2016

Kevin Hart is the most sought after black comedic actor working today and Ride Along is his highest grossing film. We discuss Kevin Hart's career, Hollywood's use of police brutality, the merits of Ride Along, and whether or not this filmhelps the ca...Show More

1:51:26 | Feb 26th, 2016

We enlisted the help of the wonderful comedian Phoebe Robinson (@Midnight, Late Night w/ Seth Meyers) to help us make the definitive (and hopefully last) stance on #OscarsSoWhite, why representation in film matters, and why every excuse for the Acade...Show More

1:52:43 | Feb 19th, 2016

LIVE from NYU Gallatin, BMCJ breaks down 12 Years a Slave, the Academy's Best Picture winner of 2014 starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (CHEW-i-tel EJ-i-oh-for). With the help of the audience, the boys discuss the merit of slave movies, why this was the last ...Show More

1:55:33 | Feb 12th, 2016

Special guest Kevin Avery (writer for Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver) helps us breakdown the 2004 film Collateral starring Tom Cruise and Jaime Foxx in an Academy-Award nominee performance. We unpack why Jamie Foxx is a star, why Foxx was nominated...Show More

1:27:51 | Feb 5th, 2016

We take a trip down memory lane with Good Burger, starring former Nickelodeon stars Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell at the height of their fame. Jon, James, & Jerah discuss the merits of kids movies with black leads, speculate on why Kel never becam...Show More

1:18:44 | Jan 29th, 2016

OscarsSoWhite examination continues with a review of Netflix's first original film Beasts of No Nation starring Abraham Attah and Idris Elba. We discuss the merits of the film, whether the movie is about "the black struggle", and try to figure out wh...Show More

1:45:52 | Jan 22nd, 2016

#OscarsSoWhite are upon us, so in appropriate fashion we break down the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, starring Jason Mitchell, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Corey Hawkins. Up for discussion: whether the film was truly snubbed, the value and/or proble...Show More

1:45:08 | Jan 15th, 2016

Special Guest: Aaron Covington (Co-Writer of Creed) helps us discuss Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained starring Academy-Award Winner Jamie Foxx. We talk Tarantino's fascination with the N-Word, whether Jamie Foxx is actually the lead, and reexamin...Show More

1:39:06 | Jan 8th, 2016

Special Guest: Dylan Marron of the "Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color" series stops by to discuss the 1995 cult comedy classic To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze & John Leguizamo. Listen...Show More

1:16:08 | Jan 1st, 2016

On this special New Year's episode, the boys discuss how 2015 lived up to "The Cause" of more people of color in leading roles in Hollywood films. Listen as we talk actors, movies, TV, Swirls, Will Smith...and of course, rate 2015 as a whole for help...Show More

1:24:04 | Dec 25th, 2015

This week we get into the spirit with Malcom D. Lee's The Best Man Holiday (2013). A tightly constructed romantic comedy with Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard. Oh you haven't heard of it? Why is that!? Instead of Love Actual...Show More

1:14:45 | Dec 18th, 2015

SPOILER FREE - Well, for the first 20 minutes at least and then we go into full detail about the newest Star Wars film with leads John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. This is momentous for Hollywood and people of color and the boys are psyched...BUT did it ...Show More

1:22:41 | Dec 11th, 2015

SPECIAL GUESTS Jake & Amir (If I Were You, College Humor) drop by the podcast to discuss White Man Can't Jump starring Wesley Snipes & Woody Harrelson. We discuss "reverse racism", whether Wesley or Woody was the true lead, and how the film helped or...Show More

1:15:30 | Dec 4th, 2015

This week the boys review the new film, Creed (unofficially Rocky 7) starring Michael B. Jordan. We take a look at what it means for a black actor to take on a "white hero franchise", why the previews before a movie matters and James III redefines wh...Show More

1:25:36 | Nov 27th, 2015

This week Special Guest Andrew Law (Late Night w/ Seth Meyers) teams up with the Black Men Can't Jump crew to talk Rush Hour starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Listen as we discuss the link between the black community and Kung-Fu films, why Jacki...Show More

1:35:53 | Nov 20th, 2015

Black Men Can't Jump had it's first LIVE episode, with SPECIAL GUEST Ramy Youssef (Nick at Nite), where they discuss the infamous Hancock starring Will Smith. Listen as they tackle this original superhero story, Will Smith's legacy, and of course whe...Show More

1:29:19 | Nov 13th, 2015

Remember Sinbad!?! The boys of Black Men Can't Jump certainly do. Join us as we take on 1995's Houseguest with Phil Hartman and Sinbad in his first leading role. We discuss why the comedian who dominated in the 90's fell off and if this family-friend...Show More

1:31:31 | Nov 6th, 2015

This week SPECIAL GUEST Arturo Castro (Broad City, Alternatino) stops by the podcast to discuss Once Upon a Time In Mexico starring Antonio Banderas. The crew discusses the differences between Latin America vs. Spain, the history of Mexican portrayal...Show More

1:36:58 | Oct 30th, 2015

Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan and James III review George A. Romero's cult classic that set the standard for all things zombie for decades to come and he did with a black lead (Duane Jones)! Listen as the crew contemplates why there are so few bl...Show More

1:30:47 | Oct 23rd, 2015

This week Jonathan, James III, and Jerah discuss the 1997 film "Spawn" and get deep into some antihero opinions. There's also a lot of talk about the lack of talking from Spawn. But really, guns, superpowers, demons... and it's all rated PG-13, who k...Show More

1:36:13 | Oct 16th, 2015

Jonathan Braylock is busy booking roles left and right. This week James and Jerah to break down House Party. But don't fret, they've brought the incomparable Cipha Sounds to take on the 1990 New Line Cinema comedy House Party with hip hop duo Kid n P...Show More

1:06:42 | Oct 9th, 2015

What's wilder than "Wild Wild West?" The fact that James III quite literally had to phone it in for this episode. Aside from that, the boys break down the implications of a black cowboy. Also, there's just a lot of feelings about Will Smith, like, a ...Show More

1:50:07 | Oct 2nd, 2015

Natasha Rothwell (Saturday Night Live, Wild'N Out) drops by to review Eddie Murphy's Coming to America. This is Eddie at the height of his Hollywood powers and damn if there isn't a lot to break down. Yes this podcast is just a few minutes shy of the...Show More

1:16:53 | Sep 25th, 2015

1998 was a simpler time for Wesley Snipes, tax wise, because he wasn't paying them. Also the film world was not yet over run with vampires, pale or otherwise. Enter Blade, the sword slinging, leather jacket rocking, tatt'd up head and hair cut from t...Show More