Bob Marley: One Love
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1w ago
This week, James, Jerah and Jon dive deep on Bob Marley: One Love, written by Terence Winter, Frank E. Flowers, Zach Baylin, and Reinaldo Marcus Green, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, and James Norton. Together, they cover the film's awards prospects despite its February release, its much better-than-projected opening at the box office, the strong performances, where it sits among the likes of other recent music biopics such as Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody, just how handsome Kingsley Ben-Adir is, wigs, and a whole lot more. SUBSCRIBE TO EXC ..read more
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Passing w/ Lo Howard (Teaser)
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2w ago
This week, James and Jon are joined by writer Lo Howard (Grown-ish) to tackle Passing, an adaptation of Nella Larsen's 1929 novel of the same name. Written and directed by Rebecca Hall and starring Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, and Bill Camp, the film premiered on Netflix in 2021. Together, they talk Hall's adaptation choices, the surprising backstory to her taking on the book, both the practical and story logic to the film's use of black and white, whether or not the cast totally works for the material, how successful the project is in its consideration of colorism and racial pas ..read more
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CB4
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by Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]
3w ago
This week, Jerah and Jon dive deep on the 1993 rap world mockumentary CB4, written by Chris Rock, Nelson George, and Robert LoCash, directed by Tamra Davis, starring Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Charlie Murphy, Khandi Alexander, and Phil Hartman. Together, they cover why CB4 doesn't have the lasting cultural reputation of Spinal Tap, its many great bits, the GRAMMYs, Charlie Murphy, and what has and hasn't aged well about the film. SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE CONTENT AND OUR BACK CATALOG OF 400+ EPISODES:  https://app.redcircle.com/shows/7655b7ec-dc57-47c9-ab96-1a8fa02f6573/exclusive-co ..read more
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They Cloned Tyrone (Teaser)
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by Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]
1M ago
This week, James, Jerah, and Jon dive deep on the 2023 sci-fi comedy They Cloned Tyrone, written by Juel Taylor and Tony Rettenmaier, directed by Taylor, and starring John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, Jamie Foxx, and Keifer Sutherland. Together, they cover how the film connected with audiences despite premiering on Netflix, talk through its dense, fun story logic, and dive into the filmmaker's technical approach to the material. SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE CONTENT AND OUR BACK CATALOG OF 400+ EPISODES:  https://app.redcircle.com/shows/7655b7ec-dc57-47c9-ab96-1a8fa02f6573/exclusive-content  J ..read more
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Driving Miss Daisy w/ The Michaeux Mission
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1M ago
James, Jerah, and Jonathan are joined by special guests, Vince and Len from The Michaeux Mission, to review the 1989 winner for Best Film at the Academy Awards “Driving Miss Daisy”. It’s the story of a wildly rude and racist rich white woman that forms a superficial bond with her Black driver, Hoke Culburn. The film stars Morgan Freeman. Produced by Melisa D. Monts Edited by Diane Kang Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, Alex Ramsey Listen to Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus FOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLY ..read more
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Thunder Force
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1M ago
James, Jerah, and Jonathan review superhero comedy “Thunder Force” about two forty-something year old best friends who become an unlikely crime fighting duo after ingesting a formula that gives them powers. The film stars Taylor Mosby, Tyrel Jackson Williams, and Octavia Spencer. Produced by Melisa D. Monts Edited by Diane Kang Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, Alex Ramsey, and Tracy Soren Listen to Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus FOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD]: https://twitter.com/blackmenpodcast http ..read more
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The Distinguished Gentlemen
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1M ago
James, Jerah, and Jonathan review 90s political comedy “The Distinguished Gentlemen” where a smoothing talking man plays the biggest con there is —- becoming a congressman. The film stars Eddie Murphy, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sonny Jim Gaines, and Charles S. Dutton. Produced by Melisa D. Monts Edited by Diane Kang Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, Alex Ramsey, and Tracy Soren Listen to Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus FOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD]: https://twitter.com/blackmenpodcast https://www.instagram.co ..read more
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He Got Game
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1M ago
James and Jonathan review Spike Lee’s sports drama, “He Got Game”. The film is about the father of the top ranked high school basketball recruit who is in prison for killing his wife, but is released for a week to help persuade his son to go to the governor’s alma mater. It stars Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson, and Jim Brown. Produced by Melisa D. Monts Edited by Diane Kang Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, Alex Ramsey, and Tracy Soren Listen to Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus FOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T ..read more
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The Associate
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1M ago
James, Jerah, and Jonathan review the 1996 film “The Associate” which tells the story of a struggling intelligent investment banker while her less qualified male peers climb the ladder over herself, a black woman. She ends up living two lives after she creates a fake white male persona in order to find success on Wall Street. The film stars Whoopie Goldberg. Produced by Melisa D. Monts Edited by Diane Kang Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, Alex Ramsey, and Tracy Soren Listen to Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus FOLL ..read more
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Everything Everywhere All at Once w/ Teresa Lee (2022)
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1M ago
James, Jerah, and Jonathan are joined by comedian Teresa Lee to review A24’s latest feature Everything Everywhere All at Once” which follows a Chinese-American mother who must connect with parallel universe versions of herself in order to stop their demise via her daughter from another alternate universe. The film stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu. It was co-written and co-directed by Daniel Kwan. Produced by Melisa D. Monts Edited by Diane Kang Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, Alex Ramsey, and Tracy Soren Listen to Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] Ad-Free on ..read more
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