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Black Men Can't Jump Selma

January 13, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump Hidden Figures ft. Tessa Claire Hersh

January 6, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump The Princess and the Frog

December 30, 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 expectations of …

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Black Men Can't Jump A Madea Christmas

December 16, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump Moonlight ft. Ray Cordova

December 2, 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 bunch of other deep …

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Black Men Can't Jump Soul Food

November 25, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump Space Jam

November 18, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump Tales From The Hood

October 21, 2016

This 1995 Horror/Comedy film may not have any bonafide stars, but did have the backing of Spike Lee’s production company 12 Acres and a Mule, plus the bragging rights as one of the very few “scary movies” with a majority …

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Black Men Can't Jump Alien vs. Predator ft. Jermaine Fowler

October 14, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump The Magnificent Seven

October 7, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump The Long Kiss Goodnight

September 23, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump Lethal Weapon ft. Jonathan Fernandez

September 16, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump Undercover Brother ft. Shaun Diston

September 9, 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 …

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Black Men Can't Jump Made in America ft. Nicole Byer

September 2, 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 …