As a hawhite woman in her forties, I fully endorse this podcast. I love movie review podcasts that make me laugh, this has the much-needed added bonus of a POC perspective and a worthy cause. These guys are effing hilarious and smart. I want to hang with them. I'm one of those people who don't necessarily want to watch a movie, but want ot know the plot or the backstory, especially concerning comedies and rom-coms (and horrors that just look dumb). This podcast gives me everything I need - comedy, insight, and non-toxic masulinity. As a femisist, I FULLY endorse these guys. Keep up the great work; glad I found you. Much love from Pittsburgh.
These fellas are smart, deep, and funny! A great podcast for anybody who loves movies.
Hi all. Love the show and am an avid fan - but i was not here for the B. A. P. S. slander. Yes it is kinda steeped in stereotypes, but i honestly think Townsend was following the trend of films that celebrated that culture. However I was not aware about the discrepancy between him and the writer (who has worked with him before see: The Five Heartbeats). ANYWHO please please PLEASE review the superb Andre Holland-led High Flying Bird on Netflix. You wonât regret it. Livin large and takin charge. BIG BOI!!! Phllp_Wnslw
Solid podcast with some hilarious brothas! Love the insights and film analysis, buy beyond that itâs dope to have a space where progressive black men sit and chat in a way thatâs not monolithic or reductive.
Really great podcast with varying insights from up and coming comedians. I have so many suggestions of movies to review like ATL, Roll Bounce, Inside Man, I Think I Love My Wife and Top Five just to name a few. Continue fighting the good fight. âð¾âð¾âð¾
This pod is full of much needed social conversations through the prism of entertainment. So poignant. My weekly fix. Black Panther was my introduction to the pod and the team. Perfection! Been a subscriber since and Iâve made through 80% of the past episodes. Youâve helped me through long road trips and plane rides. Much appreciation to all that you do.
the great episodes are rlly good, their dynamic as friends, the running jokes and segments, the heated arguments, and the guests, rlly personalize this show and the perspectives it offers on movies with black leads (and, generously, movies w other poc in the leads) are always honest. im listening out of order but if you guys read this, pls check out city of god: 10 years later if you havenât already (though it isnât a studio film, just for your own information). i was hoping that someone would have mentioned this documentary in the city of god episode and how the cast was rlly fcked out of getting their residuals and the recognition due to them for their performance in these roles that shouldve made them all stars (or at the very least very rich). the cast interviewed in the doc mention themselves how they feel the film changed (or didnât change) the opportunities for black actors in brazil, the brazilian image to the world and the state of the country itself after that movie. i rlly enjoy this podcast!!!
Iâve started listening to this podcast and have listened to a few episodes out of order. Itâs really interesting listening to their perspectives and how they discuss the movies. Iâm concerned about the Kenan and Kel obsession though, like an intervention might be necessary.
I love this podcast. Got hooked on this team through the Blank Check podcast crossover episode on DETROIT because it brought the perspective I needed to hear on how that movie was misguided. I love Kathryn Bigelowâs films, but I bumped on that one and itâs important for there to be awareness on why these movies, even with good intentions, ultimately donât help the cause. I would hope filmmakers, including the writer of Hidden Figures or favorites like Tarantino, find themselves listening to this podcast and educating themselves on how they can do better. So, whether youâre driving, at work, or on an orange couch, check out this important and super funny podcast on how Hollywood can change for the better with leading roles for black men, women, and all people of color. And how movie audiences can contribute by supporting the movies that get fists!â¦ And a movie getting âfistsâ makes sense after listening to an episode. I also love how much time is dedicated to whether Hancock and After Earth are good movies. I can confirm that no, they arenât good, but I found so much joy in being reminded that Good Burgerâ¦ is definitely good. Much love to BÃ©bÃ©'s Kids which I also grew up on and think itâs great that they covered. Hoping Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse isnât the end of black-led animated movies! Looking forward to topping 2018 which had Blindspotting and so many other great, great films. All reviewed on Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood!
Questions that need answers. (Iâm still laughing!!) Absolutely love this pod. These guys are too cute but more importantly theyâre able to juggle being entertaining, opinionated and informative all at the same time. They really underline how small black Hollywood can really be and emphasize the need for diversity in our favorite visual mediums. On the flip side, theyâre hilarious too. I especially love the Hancock tie ins. #teamJamesIII ð
I absolutely adore this podcast. It gets me through. I have a completely different understanding of black masculinity as a result of what you guys do. Everyone on the show serves an absolute purpose. Jonathan keeps the crew on the track and makes sure the audience is always clued in. Jerah brings the passion. I hated the swirl at the beginning but now I live for it. Keep it coming. James III always brings a fresh perspective and makes me re-watch scenes to see his point of view, but Hancock is the exception to the rule! Keep it coming everybody! I need this in my life. Sincerely,Proud Black Woman
Completely changed my view of 42, I think I was caught up in the nostalgia of all the old timey baseball stuff to realize how misguided the film actually was. Which I think is a sign of a good podcast, when it can inform and enlighten and help get you through 10 hour work shifts. Anyway, huge fan, and I have a Will Smith story for you guys: I donât know my biological father, I donât know his name or anything. When I was 4 or 5, my favorite movie was Independence Day. Will Smithâs character has a girlfriend who has a little boy, but Will Smithâs character is not the father. I assumed that Will Smith was MY actual father, and he was just off busy fighting aliens. Some kid in first grade let me know that Will Smith was black and I was very white.And thatâs why Hancock is the best movie.
This is such a great podcast! Iâve listen for years and it continues to get better. As a black man I always feel like Iâm joining a conversation with 3 of my brothaâs.I love the way they critically engage black art, and Hollywoodâs/Americaâs treatment of black art, directors, actors and etc.Furthermore, I appreciate the authenticity of the show. These are conversations that woke black intellectuals engage in privately and you all allow viewers to listen in on those important conversations.Funny Moments... 1. I Agree 100% Hancock didnât get enough love... they couldâve done a part 2 origin story. (but why he got to have a swirl? LoL I mean no disrespect to the swirl but he couldâve had him a super strong sista as his Egyptian Super-powered counter part #justsaying)2. That Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Shoe Lace conversation was the best, so hilarious and accurate. As the black man from an urban community whenever I have to navigate white spaces and choose the style of leaving my shoe laces untied Iâll get that question and Iâll just stare at them wondering why are you worried about my shoe lacesIn conclusion... 1. Will you ever review Spike Leeâs/Denzelâs âMalcolm Xâ biopic?2. If you ever want to bring a fan on as a guest one day, Iâd love to join the conversation!Blessings to you brothaâs, keep up the good work!
Fun and interesting listen! BUT PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD make sure you all are talking in to the mic. The sound oscillates constantly.
Found this by accident and binge listened ever since. I feel like Iâm rewatching the movies listening to you all. Thank you! Can you please do Lean On Me. By the way The Wiz is my Top 3 too. @jerelbrown7 ig
New to the Podcast and enjoy every episode thus far. As a young black man recently stepping into the acting world itâs great to get the black man perspective on our movies and the impacts it has on our community and Hollywood as whole. Keep it up fellas âð¾
Hi guys, thanks so much for episode about the new Spider-Man. I hadnât planned on seeing it until I listened to the podcast. Your amazing review and high energy made all the difference and my daughter and I laughed out loud and had a blast watching it!
Long time listener, 1sr time reviewer. I love this podcast. The banter and chemistry is great. It reminds me of my college friends. (Maybe we should start a podcast...) As a guy who went to film school and studied media in undergrad whiteout a professor mentioning pivotal black artist, this podcast does wonders. One day you should work in some historical info like who Oscar Micheaux is. But back to the review. Keep it up! I love the features, especially the all wife/girlfriend episode awhile back. Might you consider expanding film selections to include directed by people of color? It's Holiday Season and I'd love you all's thoughts on 'Rise of the Guardians'. It's a holiday classic (Elf is not a classic and is barely funny FYI) And was directed by a Black man. Take a watch & let me know. P.s. I saw Ceeed 2 and you guys were definitely right. Didn't fully deliver but a good film. I need Michael B Jordan to go to acting school w Denzel to step his game up. I still love him though and all 20 versions of the same character that he plays.
By far my favorite podcast I recommend it to all my friends! The concept and the reviews themselves are great. The conversational tone of the podcast makes me feel like yâall are talking with me and not at me. There have been so many times I was legitimately laughing out loud and just as many times that had me thinking critically about many films in a way I never have before. Yâall are all amazing! P.S. The way Jon introduces each film in a punny way, Jerahâs âHollywood Cityâ, and James deep but super low voice he uses to say his name are my favorite parts of each episode.
I Love listening to this podcast! Itâs really fun and passionate, it feels like youâre just hanging out with some friends, after watching a movie together!
Yâall.. if yâall not listening to this podcast, then what are you doing with yâallâs life?? These guys are really doing it, keeping people woke on what problems we(Black people or people of color) are still facing today in the movie industry or in any industry! I wish I had a group of friends like yâall I can just talk about real stuff like this every day. Yâall are the best. Sorry for all the âyâallâsâ Iâm from Texas LOL
I listen every week; I love these guys!
This is an excellent podcast. The commentary on the films is thoughtful, informative, compelling, and entertaining. I also love the bits that I've come to recognize as I listen to random episodes from the past few years. (I'm trying to pace myself but I've already listened to ten episodes since coming across the Creed II episode two days ago). -Emily
So listen to it.
Any podcast that has me smiling and shouting 90s Kirk Franklin lyrics at 7 in the morning will forever have my heart. Fantastic podcast for those of us on the brink of losing our âblack cardâ because we just having seen all these movies. Best wishes to all three of you! Keep up the good work and thanks for not being a political podcast ;)Jaymee
I just started listening to this podcast. I am only about 5 episodes in, but I love it. I am a white woman, and frankly, I have not watched nearly enough films that feature black actors and actresses. It was never a conscious effort to avoid them; subconsciously, I think I thought I wasnât âallowedâ to appreciate them. I think a part of me felt that these movies werenât âmeantâ for me. What I am discovering is that these films are simply films - some are well done, some are not - but, they are meant to be consumed and appreciated by all audiences. Once Hollywood can open their eyes to this concept, perhaps more actors of color can be accepted for their level of talent, and placed in significant roles; not rejected because it is feared their inclusion in a film may limit the audience. Keep doing what youâre doing, gentlemen! I think this podcast, and others like it, can facilitate real change in Hollywood, and elsewhere. ð¤ð¿
This podcast is such a joy to listen to! It gets me so hype to hear these 3 intelligent and handsome black men talk about the intersectionality of entertainment, race, gender, and politics. Special shoutout to Jerah for being fine af and always showing up for black women! Listening to some older episodes this weekend I found my eyes welling up as Jonathan talked about not being allowed to play The Rock around white kids growing up even though he looked the most like him. I had the exact same experience with white kids saying I couldnât be BeyoncÃ© when we were playing, I had to be Kelly even though I had the best voice and looked the most like B? As a mixed person who grew up around mostly (very racist) white people, Iâve never truly heard my experience echoed back until listening to this podcast. I mean this to say that this podcast is important far beyond the conversation of entertainment. Itâs important for us to continue sharing our histories so we know the best way to rewrite them. Anyway, thanks again for all the great work you do, come do a show in Chicago soon, and please talk about Queen Latifah more!
I love this podcast! I only recently discovered it, and have had a great time listening to the phenomenal past episodes. The hosts are super knowledgeable, and brings on some amazing guests to discuss a wide variety of films! Canât wait to see what films that feature next
The worst part of this podcast is....ð£You guys canât ðð¾hear ðð¾me ðð¾when ðð¾Iðð¾jump in to agree or disagree! Or interrupt Jamesâ Hancock references!Your reviews have become an official part of my movie experience! I impatiently wait to here your thoughts! You guys are dope af!
Iâve been looking for a black podcast about film thatâs also funny and this is definitely the one! And Iâm always down to support fellow Black comedians. Keep it up!!
I will even listen to spoilers if I havenât watched the film. I love you guys for your wit and perspective. Because I listen to you, I now watch films with leading black actors and think about whether they âhelp the causeâ and if Iâd give it a fist, palm, or nothing. Wishing you all continued success and hoping you continue to do this podcast even if you all start making as many movies as Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish combined.
W. Kamau Bellâs Denzel Podcast brought me here. Going through a tough breakup and Iâve retroactively been bingeing every episode to get me through. The combination of hilarity, passion and insight you brothas bring to it gives me something to look forward to every day. I loved the Black KKKlansmen episode but my one qualm is that you didnât talk about how Adam Driver becomes a Klan member at the end of the movie! Lastly, shout out to all of the women you have brought on the show! They add so much to the convo and are definitely in the Hancock Cinematic Universe.
Iâm currently binge watching âLiving Singleâ on Hulu with my girlfriend who is black , Iâm white ghost white. Iâm a ghost . Anyways itâs a great show but I find it makes me angry because I IMDb âed the actors . They all are considered successes but their lies the anger it should be more . Queen is the exception of course. Ps I hope you guys expand and add tv shows .
A true delight every week.Keep up the great work, Guys!
I love the topic that this podcast covers because I am a self-reporting cinephile. Buttttt the chemistry, or lack thereof, of the hosts is sometimes too distracting. Jerrah reminds me of a 3 year old boy who overshares at circle time. He needs to practice listening!! Heâs like kanye at SNL, read the room sir! And then because he constantly cuts people off half of the show is filled with awkward moments between him and the other two hosts. Listening to this power struggle is almost embarrassing, cringe worthy. Buttt itâs still worth a listen because the topic is so interesting and important in this day and age.
I was introduced to this podcast by my brother in 2016 and have been an avid fan since. This podcast is a must-listen for anybody with critical thinking skills and a sense of humor. All working, young, black actors, Jon, Jerah, and James bring a fresh perspective of comedy and critique as it relates to the progress (or lackthereof) of race and leading actors of color in film. The guests that they bring on are amazing and inclusive (shout out to Tessa!). They make sure, when possible, to bring in folks to join the discussion of films centering different identities/perspectives than theirs. A favorite episode was the one for âJohn Q.â Though it was a rather frustrating experience for Jon, sharing his trials with the modern healthcare system and the ensuing film discussion demonstrates their ability to provide thoughtful context and analysis, especially as it relates to current events. Understand though, that this is NOT a political podcast. Keep up the good work gentlemen, and if youâre a potential listener go subscribe now. You wonât regret it.
I love the podcast, came here last year from âThis is why youâre singleâ. Iâm currently listening to 2-4 podcast a day to catchup. And Hancock is a good movie!!! Also as much as I have mixed feelings of this movie because Iâm from the Chicagoland area, you should review Chiraq.
This podcast has made me aware of the things that lie beneath the surface. I wasnât racist before listening, but I was ignorant. Now I see so much. I notice every black person I see and the feeling is almost indescribable. I look at some mother, a professor, the guy at Wendyâs, and itâs like the Wizard of Oz: my world is finally in color. In that moment I think these words: no matter how small our interaction, it is my duty and my DESIRE to treat this person with love. I probably gotta chill out but I love you guys and thatâs the truth.
I love the podcast! All the guys bring a very unique perspective to the films/movies they review. I really like the review of âThe Helpâ. I saw this movie with my wife(girlfriend at the time and our momâs) and really liked it. Now after this podcast and looking deeper into it-I hate it with a passion. Same as films like: Race, 42, Hidden Figures etc., and Iâm doing my part to help others see these works of garbage for what they are(thatâs on you Jerah). Great job guys! By the way, not sure if itâs been discussed but is âHancockâ the prequel to âHitchâ? If the Hancock universe is what it is according to James-then Hancock moved to New York and his alter ego by day is love guru Alex Hitchens. You know it makes sense.
Yo real talk G my guys have an amazing perspective and the chemistry they have is so clutch man. My only issue would be that it has to end. Keep up the great work fam. Also you guys have to finish the Friday trilogy! Friday After Next was amazing. ð
This is the only podcast I know that can swing from hilarious to poignant so effortlessly. I love the education and perspective I get from every episode. I hope this lives forever!
I love this podcast and Iâve watched some of the movies theyâve covered just to hear their thoughts on it. Awesome podcast!
I love this podcast and Iâve watched some of the movies theyâve covered just to hear their thoughts on it. Awesome podcast!
Love this podcast! Heard you say you wonât be doing Predator b/c itâs not a Black lead. But have you done the original Predator (1987) yet? Iâd consider Kevin Peter Hall as at least co-lead if not THE lead. Thanks,Made in the 80s podcast
Over the podcast!!! The transition to the name of the film make cackle!!!
This is legit my new favorite podcast. I love Black films and Iâm so glad that they can be reviewed in a funny way.
To the Blackkklansman episode. First, y'all need a friggin woman or two or three of here. I mean even my boyfriend pointed out that the Tyler Perry film with Haddish in it looked like it's about figuring out what it means to be a black woman, and different ways of being. You didn't even know the name of the lead actress in the film you're reviewing-- I was going to let that slide but then you called Ann Coulter "Anna Coulter" several times. Not that I care too much about her, but this naming women issue was starting to seem like a pattern at that point. Secondly, WAY too much explication of trailers!!! And the movie! That's the most boring part of any kind of film criticism, and the first thing you will learn NOT to do in film school. I don't need you to explain to me scene by scene the same trailers and movies I've seen already! God no wonder this podcast is so long.
I love this podcast but the the Gross overuse of N word by some members but then complains about injustice of societyâs treatment of black men. Stop using N word in any form for sport and coolness. you are adding to the denigrating of the people. Listen to the contradiction of your hopeful speech at the end of Blind Spotting episode and then look at the use of the N in popular culture and us trying to control the use of it, which race can use it, if close friends can say it, can anybody say it when signing a song that uses it. But now everyone is upset when the P or the Right says it. We will not be happy until those that hate you can walk down the street screaming it as loud as they can in our faces, then once again, we get upset and wonder where we went wrong. All the answers to those question you pose of why all the slave movies or why black struggle movie, lies in the use of that word. Itâs not helping the image of black people, itâs just continues the conditioning of the blind spotting against black. The N word is probably the only word that gets tossed about from the streets to the highest office, only to push the limits of how far we and they can take it. I can only imagine the P wanted to use the N word instead of dog when he twitted. Think about it the next time you careless drop any form of that word. Beside blacks ignorantly continuing to help perpetuate stereotypes with the use of that word in the their art and other creative endeavorsâ¦ you are correct that black love and unity is on an upswing, colorism is fading by the waysides and black issues are in the mainstream and I will continue to love your podcast. But black people need to stop lying to themselves about taking power away from that N word, it should NOT shatter your life or day when we encounter it but we should not be feeding it either because itâs not something we can contain and control, and like a wildfire it will do more harm than good, it just need the Right to give it their fuel.
I know it is not a movie but since you bent the rules on Infinity War. Would you recommend reviewing Random Acts or Flyness, Atlanta or Insecure. Would love to hear your thoughts on it. Post-Signature: If thatâs a no on the shows, what about the movie Holiday Heart starring Ving Rhames & Alfrie Woodard
This is one of my favorite podcasts, no matter how much time passes in between my listening binges, when Iâm in it, Iâm DEEP IN IT! The discussions get me thinking and I canât stop recommending your work to people I want to have similar discussions with! Plus yâall are funny and, when I listen at work, the time flies. I appreciate the work, the laughter and the real deal Holyfield sharing of (often conflicting) opinions! Keep reading these 5 star reviews, brazenly accept that shine!