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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] is a comedic podcast that reviews films with leading actors of color and analyzes them in the context of race and Hollywood's diversity issues. Hosted by Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III. BMCJ is an iTunes Editor's Choice podcast and has reached #2 on the iTunes Film/TV charts. BMCJ has also been covered by multiple websites including Huffington Post, Splitsider, Salon, The Daily Dot, and more.

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Gran Turismo (Teaser)

Gran Turismo (Teaser)

2024-02-2916:15

This week, James, Jerah, and Jon are covering Gran Turismo, a reworking of the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a British Gran Turismo video game player who went on to become a professional race car driver. Written by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin, directed by Neil Blomkamp, and starring David Harbor, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, and Darren Barnet, the film came out in July of 2023. Together, the guys cover how the script plays with the facts of Jann and his team's actual story, why anyone would get into car racing in the first place, the etiquette of Instagram Stories, how fast they've driven, Zach Baylin's incredible run of scripts, DDR, and more. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley: One Love

2024-02-2201:12:151

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 passing in Harlem in the 1920s, and a whole lot more. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
CB4

CB4

2024-02-0853:04

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
James, Jerah, and Jon are once again joined by Sasheer Zamata (The First Woman, Home Economics, SNL) to discuss The Book of Clarence, written and directed by Jeymes Samuel, starring LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, RJ Cyler, and Anna Diop. Together, everyone explores whether or not the film might land for Christian audiences, what's going on with its promotion, the notion of Jesus as a superhero, Jeymes Samuel's directorial signatures, and more. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
This week, James, Jerah, and Jon are diving into 2023 in TV and film—what they loved, what they hated, and everything in between. Together, they go long on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Past Lives, The Flash, The Emmys, and a whole lot more. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
James, Jerah, and Jon are joined by NaTonia Monét (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, PonyBoi) to discuss the 2023 musical adaptation of Alice Walker's The Color Purple, directed by Blitz Bazawule from a script by Marcus Gardley. Bazawule's version stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., and Halle Bailey. Together, James, Jerah, Jon, and Natonia explore the numbers that resonated, the staging that worked, the controversy around the film's production, and its awards prospects. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
This week, James, Jerah, and Jon are diving into the new film from writer/director Cord Jefferson, American Fiction. Adapted from Percival Everett's 2001 novel Erasure, the film tracks the novelist Thelonius 'Monk' Ellison (Jeffrey Wright)'s turn from a struggling writer and academic into an overnight sensation when his latest book, a send up of stereotypical "Black pain" narratives published under a pseudonym a la Sapphire's Push, lands him the biggest success of his career. The film also stars Tracee Ellis-Ross, Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane

2023-12-1401:37:50

We're back! James, Jerah, and Jonathan celebrate their first new episode in months by taking a trip to Candy Cane Lane, the new Amazon Prime Christmas feature directed by Reginald Hudland starring Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell, and more. Together, everyone explores the film's complicated, packed plot, what was likely improvised and what wasn't, a new Golden Globes category, math, and the logistics of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" coming to life. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
With the show still on hiatus in solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA strike, we're replaying one of our favorites: 2017's Girls Trip! Original Description: Special guest Monique Moses (IFC Sports Court, Astronomy Club) joins the boys to review the new film Girls Trip starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. In a year where Rough Night and Snatched "disappointed expectations", we discuss the significance of the box office success of Girls Trip, the breakout performance of Tiffany Haddish, whether or not there is such a thing as "boy humor" and if this film helped the cause! Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
It's a special, off-format episode in solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA strike! This week, Jon, Jerah, and James interview Ahmed Best and Dylan Marron about their new podcast, The Redemption of Jar Jar Binks. Together, everyone gets into the vitriolic backlash to Jar Jar in The Phantom Menace, what the response to Jar Jar led to for Black actors in performance capture film making, and what brought Ahmed and Dylan together to make the podcast. Find the show below! Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
REPLAY: Hollywood Shuffle

REPLAY: Hollywood Shuffle

2023-07-1901:49:20

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: In solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA Strike, the show is hitting pause on new release coverage. Follow for updates and listen to the Hollywood Shuffle episode in the meantime, out from behind the paywall! Original description: Our 100th episode is here and we are looking back 30 years with a review of the 1987 Robert Townsend film, Hollywood Shuffle. How far has Hollywood come in thirty years? Do the sketches hold up today? Is our podcast the new Hollywood Shuffle? All this and more on our 100th episode! Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
James and Jonathan are joined by Andrew Dismukes (SNL) to discuss the 2023 White Men Can't Jump remake, directed by Calmatic from a script by Kenya Barris, Doug Hall, and Ron Shelton. The film reworks Shelton's 1992 Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, and Rosie Perez vehicle of the same name. Calmatic's version stars Sinqua Walls, Jack Harlow, and Lance Reddick. James, Jon, and Andrew explore the comedy beats that land, the comedy beats that don't, and what such a major remake skipping a theatrical release to go to Hulu says about the state of movies. Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
James and Jonathan are joined again by Taryn Englehart to review the Disney Pixar film Elemental. The movie is set in a world where the four classical elements of fire, water, air, and earth are alive and coexisting. The story follows Ember, a fiery young woman, and Wade, a go-with-the-flow guy, as they discover that they have more in common than they thought. The film explores themes of friendship, family, and finding your place in the world.It was directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream, written by Sohn, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, and Brenda Hsueh with Pete Docter serving as executive producer. The film stars the voices of Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Catherine O'Hara.Produced by Melisa D. Monts and Diamond MPrint ProductionsPost Production Sound by Coco LlorensSUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE CONTENT AND OUR BACK CATALOG OF 400+ EPISODES: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/7655b7ec-dc57-47c9-ab96-1a8fa02f6573/exclusive-content JOIN OUR PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/BMCJFOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD]:https://twitter.com/blackmenpodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/blackmenpodcastBUY BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD] MERCH:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/black-men-can-t-jump-in-hollywoodOur Sponsors:* Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
James and Jonathan are joined again by Tessa to discuss The Blackening. The Blackening is a 2023 American horror comedy film directed by Tim Story and written by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins. The film follows a group of seven Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this ain't no game.The film explores themes of race, identity, and the role of Black people in horror films. It has been praised for its humor, its social commentary, and its performances from the cast, which includes Yvonne Orji, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, Grace Byers, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, and X Mayo.Produced by Melisa D. Monts and Diamond MPrint ProductionsPost Production Sound by Coco LlorensSUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE CONTENT AND OUR BACK CATALOG OF 400+ EPISODES: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/7655b7ec-dc57-47c9-ab96-1a8fa02f6573/exclusive-content JOIN OUR PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/BMCJFOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD]:https://twitter.com/blackmenpodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/blackmenpodcastBUY BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD] MERCH:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/black-men-can-t-jump-in-hollywoodOur Sponsors:* Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE CONTENT AND OUR BACK CATALOG OF 400+ EPISODES: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/7655b7ec-dc57-47c9-ab96-1a8fa02f6573/exclusive-content JOIN OUR PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/BMCJJames, Jerah and Jonathan are joined by special guest Will Martinez to review the prequel “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”. We land in 90s New York City to find Noah Diaz struggling to make ends meet. When he reluctantly agrees to steal a Porsche 911 with a friend, he releases the Optimus Prime along with the other Autobots. Together, they team up with a new powerful kind of Transformers called the Maximals to save the planet from a new threat. The film is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and stars Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Michelle Yeoh, Liza Koshy, Tobe Nwigwe, Cristo Fernández, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Colman Domingo, Lauren Vélez, and Tongayi Chirisa.Produced by Melisa D. Monts and Diamond MPrint ProductionsEdited by Diane KangPost Production Sound by Coco LlorensOur Sponsors:* Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
James, Jerah, and Jonathan are joined by special guest Justin Jordan to review the 2023 computer animated superhero sequel, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” It follows Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood spider, Miles Morales who reunites with fellow hero Gwen Stacy as they weave through the Metaverse and encounter even more Spider-People and disagree over how to control a new threat. Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson and written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. The film stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, Jake Johnson, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Karan Soni, Daniel Kaluuya, and Oscar Isaac.SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE CONTENT AND OUR BACK CATALOG OF 300+ EPISODES: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/7655b7ec-dc57-47c9-ab96-1a8fa02f6573/exclusive-content JOIN OUR PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/BMCJProduced by Melisa D. Monts and Diamond MPrint ProductionsEdited by Diane KangPost Production Sound by Coco LlorensFOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD]:https://twitter.com/blackmenpodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/blackmenpodcastBUY BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD] MERCH:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/black-men-can-t-jump-in-hollywoodOur Sponsors:* Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
To listen to the full episode:SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE CONTENT AND OUR BACK CATALOG OF 300+ EPISODES: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/7655b7ec-dc57-47c9-ab96-1a8fa02f6573/exclusive-content JOIN OUR PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/BMCJJames, Jerah and Jonathan are joined by special guest Jordyn Rolling to review the 2023 live action remake of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”. It follows the classic tale of mermaid princess Ariel, who gambles her voice to the evil sea witch, Ursula, in order to experience life and love on land. The film stars Halle Bailey, Simone Ashley, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Noma Dumezweni, Jude Akuwudike, and Adrian Christopher. Produced by Melisa D. Monts and Diamond MPrint ProductionsEdited by Diane KangPost Production Sound by Coco LlorensOur Sponsors:* Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Fast X w/ Demi Adejuyigbe

Fast X w/ Demi Adejuyigbe

2023-05-2401:36:02

James, Jerah, and Jonathan are joined by Demi Adejuyigbe to review the next saga in the Fast & Furious Franchise, Fast X. The film is about Dom and The Family confronting their most dangerous enemy yet. The movie stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, and Jason Momoa. Produced by Melisa D. Monts and Diamond MPrint Productions Edited by Diane Kang Post Production Sound by Coco Llorens SUPPORT BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD] ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BMCJ FOLLOW BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD]: https://twitter.com/blackmenpodcast https://www.instagram.com/blackmenpodcast BUY BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP [IN HOLLYWOOD] MERCH: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/black-men-can-t-jump-in-hollywood Our Sponsors: * Check out Earnin and use my code Jump for a great deal: https://www.earnin.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/black-men-cant-jump-in-hollywood/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Kesu Biz

Great episode! One of my new favs

Nov 22nd
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Kesu Biz

I love y'all but I miss James

Aug 22nd
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Dorian C. Schiefelbein

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Aug 3rd
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Kesu Biz

Y'all wild for this one - had me LOL for real - I love Rich Bray, Swirl Jerah, and Rebel James ✊🏾

Feb 9th
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Kesu Biz

Jonathon's Best Worst transition! James' Best Worst intro quote! Jerah's Best Worst Hollywood City! Two thumbs up!!

Jun 1st
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Kesu Biz

How come James voice sound all low like his balls dropped tho?

Apr 20th
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Kesu Biz

Why Jerah lost all his chill tho?

Mar 16th
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Culture Tribe

Chadwick was a true inspiration, even internationally!

Nov 8th
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BeeBiira

Loved this!

Oct 18th
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Christopher Beverley

Haven't seen this movie and have no plans too but after listening to these guys I feel like dodged a huge bullet

Jan 16th
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Kesu Biz

It's cool to remember that y'all go through the same kind of ups and downs we all do but you still come thru w your best for us every week. Appreciate you brethren!

Jan 12th
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Kesu Biz

Braylock's terrible cold openings are AMAZING and James still don't realize nobody can see him 😂

Aug 26th
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Kesu Biz

Jerah need to stop mic hogging damn take a breath my guy

Mar 4th
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David Garcia

he uses the stopwatch to see how long it takes for him to take people out that's why he starts it and then stops it

Mar 3rd
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Kesu Biz

JB's best worst intro hands down - two thumbs and a hard dick up my nigga!

Feb 26th
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Kesu Biz

JERAH THREW SO MUCH SHADE IN THE TRANSITION HE LIGHTER THAN JON NOW 😂

Jan 14th
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Kesu Biz

Jerah completely ruined the corniness of John's corny intro - Jerah bruh, LET THE CRINGE LIVE!!!!!

Nov 6th
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Antwan Evans

do problem child movie and make me laugh

Jul 28th
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Kesu Biz

Love your perspective - haven't seen Superfly - given everyone's reaction to cathartic last scene feels like u missed a parallel btwn old blaxploitation and this new version

Jun 21st
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Larry D Freeman

I like the mini series aspect. very blank check-ish

May 30th
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