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Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]

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Rank #194 in TV & Film category

Comedy
Society & Culture
TV & Film
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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. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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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. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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848 Ratings
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Black men can’t jump...without this podcast

By swalks@2012 - Aug 08 2019
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I found this podcast about two months ago, and instantly fell in love with it. As a black actor in Texas I completely relate to a lot of the topics that you al bring up on the podcast. Cheers to you guys and I hope you keep getting work in the acting world! Do you have any tips for a guy trying to break in? Thank you all keep up the real talks and funny times. Also a Patreon subscriber! Y’all need to do Get Rich or Die Trying if you haven’t yet!

Stay Listening!

By awkMITCH - Aug 03 2019
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I was at the live show for Hancock in Manhattan a few years back and since will tune in each week to catch the new episode. Love the podcast and hope you three keep it going! Also, I like the Hancock bit James III does every episode but bruhhh... Hancock wack.

iTunes Ratings

848 Ratings
Average Ratings
781
34
8
5
20

Black men can’t jump...without this podcast

By swalks@2012 - Aug 08 2019
Read more
I found this podcast about two months ago, and instantly fell in love with it. As a black actor in Texas I completely relate to a lot of the topics that you al bring up on the podcast. Cheers to you guys and I hope you keep getting work in the acting world! Do you have any tips for a guy trying to break in? Thank you all keep up the real talks and funny times. Also a Patreon subscriber! Y’all need to do Get Rich or Die Trying if you haven’t yet!

Stay Listening!

By awkMITCH - Aug 03 2019
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I was at the live show for Hancock in Manhattan a few years back and since will tune in each week to catch the new episode. Love the podcast and hope you three keep it going! Also, I like the Hancock bit James III does every episode but bruhhh... Hancock wack.
Cover image of Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]

Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #194 in TV & Film category

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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. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

Rank #1: Black Panther

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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!
Feb 19 2018
2 hours 19 mins
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Rank #2: Get Out

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The boys review Get Out (2017) - Jordan Peele's thriller starting Daniel Kaluuya and Alison Williams. We discuss how micro aggressions turn into horror elements, the insane quality of these performances, and why there should have been a gratuitous swirl. Find out if this nearly perfect (99% on rotten tomatoes) flick helps the cause!This week's episode was brought to you by Squarespace!
Feb 28 2017
1 hour 56 mins
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Rank #3: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

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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!
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Aug 05 2019
1 hour 54 mins
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Rank #4: Dora and the Lost City of Gold (ft. Oscar Montoya and Dariany Santana)

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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!!!!!
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Aug 12 2019
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #5: Sorry To Bother You

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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.
Jul 17 2018
2 hours 16 mins
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Rank #6: Avengers: Infinity War

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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 08 2018
2 hours 6 mins
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Rank #7: BlacKkKlansman

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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.
Aug 14 2018
2 hours 31 mins
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Rank #8: Us ft. Rachel Pegram

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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.
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Mar 25 2019
2 hours 5 mins
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Rank #9: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ft. Langston Belton

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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.
Dec 17 2018
2 hours 1 min
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Rank #10: Dope

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This week we gush over the film Dope, starring Shameik Moore, that made waves at Sundance but under-performed during it's wide release in the summer. We discuss the complexities of the urban black community, the use of the "n" word, the power of a black filmmakers telling black stories, and whether or not this film helped the cause. (Spoiler: ITDID).
May 13 2016
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #11: Girls Trip

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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! This week's episode is brought to you by SquareSpace!
Jul 25 2017
1 hour 54 mins
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Rank #12: Aquaman

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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.
Jan 14 2019
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #13: Suicide Squad

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Will Smith. This is the reasoning we are reviewing the comic book film Suicide Squad, starring a colorful cast of characters. We discuss the new DC universe movie's use of diversity, it's portrayal of female characters, whether Smith was the lead and if this film truly helped the cause.
Aug 12 2016
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #14: I Am Legend

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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)
May 01 2018
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #15: Dear White People

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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, if this film helped the cause and so much more! 

This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh!
Oct 24 2017
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #16: Green Book

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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.
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Mar 04 2019
1 hour 48 mins
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Rank #17: The Lion King

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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!

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Jul 22 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #18: Friday

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It's Friday! What better way to celebrate than reviewing Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker! The guys discuss how black filmmakers affect the portrayal of African-Americans on the silver screen, Chris Tucker's star-making performance, swap personal family stories, and whether or not this film helped the cause!
Jul 22 2016
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #19: Star Wars The Force Awakens

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SPOILER FREE - Well, for the first 20 minutes at least and then we go into full detail about the newest Star Wars film with leads John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. This is momentous for Hollywood and people of color and the boys are psyched...BUT did it help the cause!?
Dec 18 2015
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #20: The Hate U Give

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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.
Oct 22 2018
1 hour 38 mins
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