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September 9, 2019
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
September 2, 2019
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
August 26, 2019
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 exclusive BONUS content! https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ
August 19, 2019
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.---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
August 12, 2019
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 monkeys talk, but not foxes? Tune in to find out!!!!!---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
August 5, 2019
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 Latinx culture, and wrap up the show with an improv set that’s muy fuego. (to be read in the voice of Pitbull) Spanish Aquí Presents is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.
August 5, 2019
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 Latinx culture, and wrap up the show with an improv set that’s muy fuego. (to be read in the voice of Pitbull) Spanish Aquí Presents is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.
August 5, 2019
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!---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
July 29, 2019
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 Tomatoes? Let's find out!THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY MACK WELDONhttps://www.mackweldon.com ENTER "JUMP" FOR 20% OFF!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
July 22, 2019
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!---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
July 15, 2019
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 shrimp talking its way out of getting eaten, ask why the hell the fish are standing up straight, and dissect a fishnapping. ---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
July 8, 2019
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: these guys like this movie. ---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
July 1, 2019
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 takes to head up a franchise, who the everyman is in the Hunger Games, and, of course, we welcome some aliens to Earth.---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
June 24, 2019
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 of food in the film (our hosts do a deep dive into their own "cooking"), and of course, Keanu's cameo. But first, the guys give their take on Lena Waithe's recent comments on black movie stars and financing black indie films.---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
June 17, 2019
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 there will be another MIB movie, and more! Plus, which one of us has the best Liam Neeson impression?---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
June 10, 2019
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 Hollywood has launched a Patreon! Sign up now to get access to exclusive BONUS content! https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ
June 3, 2019
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 if it's actually just Hitch the sequel?
May 20, 2019
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't Jump In Hollywood has launched a Patreon! Sign up now to get access to exclusive BONUS content! https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ
May 13, 2019
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, and the original Pokémon characters vs. the new ones. ---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
May 6, 2019
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 launched a Patreon! Sign up now to get access to exclusive BONUS content! https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ
April 29, 2019
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 genuinely good Hancock is.---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
April 22, 2019
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 humanizes her and explores her process, and whether or not Beyonce is recognized by the institutionally white awards ceremonies.---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
April 15, 2019
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 approached the romantic storyline, and much more. ---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
April 8, 2019
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, and more.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
April 1, 2019
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 way of emoting (and how well it works in this role), and how The Matrix was slighted at the Oscars. ---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
March 25, 2019
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 we debate whether it's scarier to see the front or the back of your head in a mirror. ---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
March 18, 2019
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 experience of first seeing it in theaters, and the portrayal of white children vs. black children in film.---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
March 11, 2019
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 analogies that capture his feelings about the film. ---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
March 4, 2019
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 Jump In Hollywood has launched a Patreon! Sign up now to get access to exclusive BONUS content!: https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ
February 25, 2019
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 launched a Patreon! Sign up now to get access to exclusive BONUS content!: https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ
February 18, 2019
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 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
February 11, 2019
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 talk about the way the film approaches feminism, the ideal height of male romantic leads, Tracy Morgan's role, and the trope of women needing to hit their heads on screen to earn respect.SUPPORT BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD] ON PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/BMCJFOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD]:https://twitter.com/blackmenpodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/blackmenpodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/blackmenpodcastBLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD] IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST:https://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood
February 4, 2019
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 final product, and much more. ---ALSO 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
January 28, 2019
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.
January 21, 2019
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 changed in this role, and James McAvoy's acting skills.
January 14, 2019
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.
January 7, 2019
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 effective horror movies hit, and how refreshing it is to see actors of color in a movie where their race is not central to the plot.
December 31, 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 resonance today.
December 27, 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 follow Forever Dog @ForeverDogTeam on Twitter and Instagram for the latest network news and updates.A WOMAN'S SMILE with Patti Harrison & Lorelei Ramirez (02:40)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2K407GwStitcher https://bit.ly/2RdQyeXSpotify https://spoti.fi/2V7MGeTAMERICAN ARTS & CULTURE REVIEW with Clay Tatum & Whitmer Thomas (8:08)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2Duhy3EStitcher https://bit.ly/2V9ffIWSpotify https://spoti.fi/2Skd8jl BEYOND with Mike Kelton (13:44)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2DkUlRcStitcher https://bit.ly/2LxE9NMSpotify https://spoti.fi/2ELI74RBLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD] with Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, & James III (18:11)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2GDr7j8Stitcher https://bit.ly/2Lyap3hSpotify https://spoti.fi/2SpEcxCTHE BOOK OF YE with Rob Haze & Chris Daniels (23:59)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2bhpbIsStitcher https://bit.ly/2rUG3ilSpotify https://spoti.fi/2GB7SGEDONE with Dara Katz & Betsy Kenney (30:22)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2r3p25xStitcher https://bit.ly/2ReuLDTSpotify https://spoti.fi/2T7KBxoFOOD 4 THOT with Dennis Norris II, Joseph Osmundson, Tommy Pico, & Fran Tirado (32:28)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2Q7nnqsStitcher https://bit.ly/2AfIyAsSpotify https://spoti.fi/2LywgaNGROOMZILLAS with Dan Gill & Eric Dadourian (37:37)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2BAuwv1Stitcher https://bit.ly/2V8zA0QSpotify https://spoti.fi/2Vf9FVoHAMPTON HIGH created by Tim Platt (43:20)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2js0PSiStitcher https://bit.ly/2EGnfeCSpotify https://spoti.fi/2BzDFlIKEVIN MCDONALD'S KEVIN MCDONALD SHOW (48:25)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2EwueD6Stitcher https://bit.ly/2T5T0l6Spotify https://spoti.fi/2EHtw9KLAS CULTURISTAS with Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang (53:43)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2GEZ9UdStitcher https://bit.ly/2GClFg9Spotify https://spoti.fi/2BC0eGuMALL TALK with Emily Faye & Paige Weldon (1:05:28)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2OZRYVZSpotify https://spoti.fi/2Q44QKQMARY HOULIHAN'S LI'L PODCAST (1:10:43)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2BBmAYEStitcher https://bit.ly/2Lw4kV2Spotify https://spoti.fi/2ELwwTxTHE NEED TO FAIL with Don Fanelli (1:11:33)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2NFjTJOStitcher https://bit.ly/2GDTb5SSpotify https://spoti.fi/2AeiFAZPODCAST: THE RIDE with Mike Carlson, Jason Sheridan, & Scott Gairdner (1:14:38)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2ClzCNHStitcher https://bit.ly/2PWZAsgSpotify https://spoti.fi/2VfgqXgTHE PODCAST FOR LAUNDRY with Brett Davis (1:20:16)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2EHkNUZStitcher https://bit.ly/2TbgW6PSpotify https://spoti.fi/2SpOWMsPUBLIC DOMAIN THEATER with Lindsay Katai & Kelly Nugent (1:26:12)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2pCnZrZStitcher https://bit.ly/2CwPzyASpotify https://spoti.fi/2T5Vwb2RACE CHASER with Alaska & Willam (1:31:42)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2OekVh2Stitcher https://bit.ly/2CkxYLWSpotify https://spoti.fi/2LvMgKVRADIO SHORTS created by John Milhiser & Zed Cutsinger (1:37:20)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2x0rTC1Stitcher https://bit.ly/2V8ZD7XSpotify https://spoti.fi/2V98ZR5RELATIVELY HEALTHY with Janie Stolar (1:42:40)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2DPXDI1 Stitcher https://bit.ly/2Cyqxz7Spotify https://spoti.fi/2EI3EurSASSY TAROT with Veronica Osorio (1:46:48)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2OT03z1Stitcher https://bit.ly/2EKGTG3Spotify https://spoti.fi/2Cw30PhSEEK TREATMENT with Catherine Cohen & Pat Regan (1:53:06)Apple Podcasts https://bit.ly/2CynfM7Stitcher https://bit.ly/2BBlLPESpotify https://spoti.fi/2AdCyrQTEEN CREEPS with Lindsay Katai & Kelly Nugent (1:55:26)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2hu1SBWStitcher https://bit.ly/2QNV8l0Spotify https://spoti.fi/2LwPgqmTHE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR TREASURY created by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (2:02:09)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2rQPz66Stitcher https://bit.ly/2COuhNbSpotify https://spoti.fi/2rQz2iPTHIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY PODS LIKE with Billy Domineau, Oscar Montoya, & Cate Freedman (2:16:33)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2SQNq73Stitcher https://bit.ly/2PYHlmbSpotify https://spoti.fi/2GDBaESTHREE SWINGS with Rhea Butcher (2:23:32)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2yNVUEdStitcher https://bit.ly/2PX4LIxSpotify https://spoti.fi/2RhinmSTREKS AND THE CITY with Alice Wetterlund & Veronica Osorio (2:32:53)Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2hDQSmDStitcher https://bit.ly/2QNbyK5Spotify https://tinyurl.com/ybbdjgk7THE UNOFFICIAL EXPERT with Sydnee Washington & Marie Faustin (2:35:05) Apple Podcasts https://tinyurl.com/y8haybkuStitcher https://tinyurl.com/y9lsten5Spotify https://tinyurl.com/y7bkypkdTHE WRITERS PANEL with Ben Blacker (2:41:47)Apple Podcasts https://tinyurl.com/y7hf4zflStitcher https://tinyurl.com/ydxgjmhkSpotify https://tinyurl.com/ycj3b6qkZALL GOOD with Alexis G. Zall (2:48:46)Apple Podcasts https://tinyurl.com/y7hvgbonStitcher https://tinyurl.com/y96vgs25Spotify https://tinyurl.com/yax8pquu
December 24, 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, and who's taking care of the kids.
December 17, 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 throughout the movie, Miles's relationship to his father, and the message that it can be anyone underneath the mask.
December 10, 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 between performative and non-performative diversity, and more.
December 3, 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 share some personal anecdotes that we may or may not have divulged on the podcast before.
November 26, 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 range (or lack thereof), and toxic masculinity. We also warn all of the middle aged men who are going to take up boxing this week to pace themselves.
November 19, 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 film, and potential Oscar nominations. We also get into Viola Davis's history of being shafted out of awards, Daniel Kaluuya's acting chops, how much screen time was given to the men in Widows, and the importance of Chicago as the backdrop to the film.
November 12, 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 into this film's version of the “American dream.” We also talk crying during movies, the role of the female lead, and when the public realized rubik’s cubes were solvable.
November 5, 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.
October 29, 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 about our conflicted relationships with Disney World, the rules surrounding ghost interactions, and debate the relevance of scoring the final credits with Nelly's Iz U.
October 22, 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 complex characters, and much more.
October 16, 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 not this film helped the cause.
October 9, 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, and if it helped the cause.
October 2, 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 by?!This week's episode is brought to you by SquareSpace!
September 25, 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'lan Noel, whether or not the film was "deep", the constant use of violence against black bodies in recent films, and if this film helped the cause.
September 18, 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 or not this film helped the cause.
September 11, 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 women anyone)? And did this film actually help the cause?
September 4, 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 do a training montage? We answer all these questions and more on the latest episode!
August 28, 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-T's character, the disrespect Hollywood has shown movies about black gangsters, and whether or not this film helped the cause.
August 21, 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) join Jonathan to discuss the first Hollywood studio, Asian led cast in 25 years. This is a special episode you don't want to miss!
August 14, 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 film role, the state of racial politics in America, and so much more. Strap in cause just like the film, the episode is a DOOZY.
August 7, 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. Did this film help "the cause"? Listen to find out!
July 31, 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 helped the cause.
July 24, 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, comparisons to Sister Act 2, and if this film helped the cause.
July 17, 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 filmmaker, the unique charisma of Lakeith Stanfield, the layers of themes and issues this movie tackles and whether or not this film helps the cause.
July 10, 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 movie", how Whoopi became such a bonafide movie star, if Burglar and Jumpin Jack Flash are basically the same movie, and whether or not this film helped the cause.
July 3, 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 performances of Shaq, Chris Webber and Nick Kroll, and contemplate if this film helped the cause!
June 29, 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 stars Lil Rel Howrey and Tiffany Haddish, and of course Hancock.
June 26, 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 facets of the film including it's record-setting shutout at the Oscars, the debut performances of Whoopi and Oprah, the differences between the book and the film, and if a movie about black women directed by a white man can help the cause.This week's episode is brought to you by Quip!
June 19, 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 stigma of drug dealer movies when it comes to black people but not white people, and try to decide if this film helped the cause.
June 12, 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 told through a white perspective, whether or not Cuba's portrayal of Radio is problematic, and if this movie helped the cause.
June 5, 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 this film handled the struggles of racism, and if a movie that was mostly forgotten by the mainstream truly helped the cause.
May 29, 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 or hurt his career? How stereotypical was this role? Can a film with a white lead still help the cause? Listen to find out! This week's episode is brought to you by Hims! (www.forhims.com)
May 22, 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 amazing cast that includes Lawrence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Angela Basset, and Nia Long, how the themes of this film are still relevant today, and why this film didn't instantly launch Cuba into stardom. This is an episode you don't want to miss!
May 15, 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, whether or not Gaby's character should've beat her children, and if this film helped the cause!This week's episode is brought to you by Quip! (getquip.com/jump)
May 8, 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 franchise is, and decide whether or not this film helped the cause.This week's episode is brought to you by Squarespace and Hims!
May 1, 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 be the hero ruined the movie, and if a Will Smith comeback is possible. This week's episode is brought to you by HIMS (www.forhims.com/jump5)
April 24, 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 competence of black characters in film, and decide whether or not this movie helped the cause.
April 17, 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 POC and if this film helped the cause.
April 9, 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 assault, and how America has changed (if at all) on these issues 20+ years later.
April 3, 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 character felt like a hero and if this film helped the cause.
March 27, 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, Scott Eastwood's chin, and if this film helped the cause!
March 20, 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 delves into the history of whitewashing and Jerah Milligan rewrites a popular movie to empower women characters in film. Which host will be the audience favorite? Listen to find out!This episode was brought to you by Sirius XM!
March 13, 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 Kaling and Reese Witherspoon. The ladies discuss the importance of representation on screen, the brilliant and uplifting source material of A Wrinkle in Time, and if this film helped the cause.This episode was brought to you by Sirius XM!
March 6, 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 Thing, how black women are represented by black male directors and if this movie helped the cause!
February 27, 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 aboard the Lady Bird train, our issues with Three Billboards, the phenomenon that is Get Out and much more!
February 19, 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 important to the black community, how this film can open a new chapter of diversity in Hollywood, the emergence of Letitia Wright, the nuanced political, racial and spiritual themes of the film and if this film helped "the cause". Just kidding, you already know it got six black fists. Step into the spotlight!
February 13, 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 Coogler, why this film was snubbed by the Oscars, police brutality, racism... hell we talk about all of it, just listen!
February 6, 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 Blacksplotation, how Hollywood has cheated us out of a Michael Jai White action career, and how this film helped the cause!
January 30, 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 Cheadle, Sinbad, and Bill Cosby? For starters it had a 30 million dollar budget and rotten tomatoes gives it a 29%. Find out if the crew has more love than that!
January 23, 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 helped the cause.
January 16, 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 Taraji, the dilemma of supporting black actors in poorly reviewed films, and if this film helped the cause!
January 9, 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 as an action star, a "swirl", Nick Jonas's acting, and whether or not the absence of race in this movie helps the cause! JUMANJI!!!This week's episode is brought to you by Squarespace!
January 2, 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, but how do Camrus and Jerah feel? Dear Hollywood, can anything save Will from another bust?
December 26, 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.
December 19, 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 criminal justice system, and this film helps the cause.
December 12, 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 Paz speak only in Spanish for most of the movie help or hurt it, was this a good representation of Latinas on screen and did this film help the cause?
December 5, 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, how great Mo'Nique is, our own holiday experiences and if this film helped the cause.This week's episode is brought to you by Warby Parker and Hello Fresh!
November 28, 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 borrows from, throw some shade at the Frozen short before the film, and discuss the overwhelming importance of representation on screen. So much to discuss!This week's episode is brought to you by Squarespace and SimpleContacts!
November 21, 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's intentions behind the making of this film, whether or not this was the glorification of black bodies being brutalized, if a white director should helm a historical black story and if this film helped the cause!
November 14, 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 careers of Nia & Larenz and if this film helped the cause!This week's episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh!
November 7, 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?
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