Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood

by HeadGum East

Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 137
  • Last: 6 Mar 2018
Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] is a comedic podcast that reviews films with leading actors of color in a major motion picture and analyzes them in the context of race and Hollywood's diversity issues. BMCJ launched in August of 2015 on HeadGum, a podcast network created by College Humor's Jake & Amir that boasts hundreds of thousands of downloads each week. BMCJ is an iTunes Editor's Choice podcast and has reached #2 on the iTunes Film/TV charts. BMCJ has also been covered by mulitple websites including Huffington Post, Splitsider, Salon, The Daily Dot, and more.

Episodes (137)

  • Mo' Better Blues ft. Reverend Shawn Amos
    Mo' Better Blues ft. Reverend Shawn Amos
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    Published: 6 Mar 2018 Duration: 02:07:37
    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 th... Read more →
    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 th... Read more →

  • The 2018 Oscars ft. Phoebe Robinson
    The 2018 Oscars ft. Phoebe Robinson
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    Published: 27 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:44:03
    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 col... Read more →
    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 col... Read more →

  • Black Panther
    Black Panther
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 02:17:36
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Fruitvale Station ft. Mamoudou N'Diaye
    Fruitvale Station ft. Mamoudou N'Diaye
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    Published: 13 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:46:25
    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 brill... Read more →
    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 brill... Read more →

  • Black Dynamite ft. Devon Shepard
    Black Dynamite ft. Devon Shepard
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:30:43
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • Meteor Man ft. Tessa Claire Hersh
    Meteor Man ft. Tessa Claire Hersh
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    Published: 30 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:34:55
    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, ... Read more →
    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, ... Read more →

  • Bébé's Kids
    Bébé's Kids
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:12:45
    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 ac... Read more →
    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 ac... Read more →

  • Proud Mary ft. Hayley Marie Norman
    Proud Mary ft. Hayley Marie Norman
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:47:05
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ft. Zach Cherry
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ft. Zach Cherry
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:26:36
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Bright ft. Camrus Johnson
    Bright ft. Camrus Johnson
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:12:26
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • Mudbound
    Mudbound
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    Published: 26 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:51:37
    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.
    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.

  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.
    Roman J. Israel, Esq.
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 02:06:41
    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, t... Read more →
    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, t... Read more →

  • Spanglish ft. Erica Hernandez
    Spanglish ft. Erica Hernandez
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 02:08:07
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • Almost Christmas
    Almost Christmas
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    Published: 5 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:34:01
    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 ensem... Read more →
    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 ensem... Read more →

  • Coco ft. Maritza Montañez
    Coco ft. Maritza Montañez
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 02:02:44
    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 th... Read more →
    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 th... Read more →

  • Detroit ft. Blank Check with Griffin & David
    Detroit ft. Blank Check with Griffin & David
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:46:13
    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 discus... Read more →
    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 discus... Read more →

  • Love Jones ft. X
    Love Jones ft. X
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:46:40
    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 app... Read more →
    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 app... Read more →

  • The Last King of Scotland
    The Last King of Scotland
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    Published: 7 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:12:11
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
    Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
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    Published: 31 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:59:56
    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 fu... Read more →
    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 fu... Read more →

  • Dear White People
    Dear White People
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:20:29
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →