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Micheaux Mission

Two Men. One Podcast. Every Black Film Ever Made. Len Webb and Vince Williams are on the MICHEAUX MISSION - to watch and review every Black feature film ever released.

Tracks

Almost Christmas (2016)
The Men of Micheaux review the holiday dramedy 2016's ALMOST CHRISTMAS (52:21), starring Danny Glover, Mo'Nique, Gabrielle Union and directed by David Talbert. Plus, listener mail has some harsh words for one of the guys, Top 5 of the great Almost Christmas movies and Six Degrees of D'Urville to Santa and Mrs. Clause, literally. ____________________________ Rate & Review The Mission on Apple - Help us get to 200 reviews! Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Follow The Mission on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube  Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
104:17 12/07/2022
Next Friday (2000)
The Men are back from Thanksgiving, stuffed with announcements about their new Kindred podcast in December, plus their upcoming live show in 2023. They pay respect due to the late Irene Cara; give their Top 5 Blacked-Out Sequels (actors or characters dropped or replaced from movie sequels), which leads to Another Regina King Moment; Six Degrees of D’Urville to Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz; and (59:00) a review of Ice Cube’s Next Friday. _________________ Rate & Review The Mission on Apple - Help us get to 200 reviews! Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Follow The Mission on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
104:09 11/30/2022
American Gangster (2007)
The Men of Micheaux share their ideas for non-traditional Thanksgiving dishes (AKA what was Len thinking?); listener voicemail takes us back to the O.J. Simpson verdict; the Top 5 Denzags = Denzel movies that miss the mark; Six Degrees of D’Urville to Peter Sellers and Jessica Lange and (1:01) our review of director Ridley Scott’s epic American Gangster with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. ________________ Rate & Review The Mission on Apple - Help us get to 200 reviews! Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Follow The Mission on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
103:31 11/23/2022
Blankman (1994)
Len bids farewell to Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman. The men of Micheaux consider the series finale of Donald Glover's Atlanta and the show's place in pop culture and TV history. We share our spoiler-free thoughts on Black Panther Wakanda Forever, list the Top 5 Black Heroes that Blankman can take in a fight, go Six Degrees to Jodie Foster and Nicholas Cage and (54:58) review the 1994 superhero comedy BLANKMAN. _______________ Rate & Review The Mission on Apple - Help us get to 200 reviews! Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Follow The Mission on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube  Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
101:43 11/16/2022
Black Panther Wakanda Forever (2022)
SPOILER ALERT - Vincent and Len give their full review of Black Panther Wakanda Forever in an emergency edition of The Micheaux Mission. So urgent - they keep reviewing even after the microphones get blown out (so there's some audio issues, folks). Rate & Review The Mission on Apple - Help us get to 200 reviews! Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Follow The Mission on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube  Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
80:43 11/15/2022
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
First the men check in with their Listener Mail. Next, it's a look at Hulu's Kindred, which premiered a darn good teaser trailer. Then it's the Top 5 Basketball Actors and Six Degrees of D'Urville to Romany Malco and Naomie Harris. Finally at 50:10, it's time for our review of the Ron Shelton street ball classic starring 'Set Shot' Woody Harrelson and the many flourishes of Wesley Snipes (plus Rosie Perez and Tyra Ferrell do work, too). Rate & Review The Mission on Apple - Help us get to 200 reviews! Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Follow The Mission on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
100:59 11/09/2022
PREVIOUSLY - Black Panther (2018)
Just ahead of the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters, the Men of Micheaux replay their review of the biggest movie of 2018 (and it came out in February!) and their thoughts on the film's impact on the world at large. Email your #previously for past reviews to micheauxmission@gmail.com Share your #previously suggestion with us on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission to  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
75:48 11/08/2022
Jackie Brown (1997)
The Men of Micheaux pay proper homage to the 1997 crime classic from the mind of novelist Elmore Leonard, which may be the best film of Pam Grier’s (and Quentin Tarantino’s?) career (53:27). Plus - Vincent and Len share their thoughts on recent MCU casting news, Creed 3, the Top 5 Full Name Movies, Six Degrees from D’Urville to a Spaniard and a Brit. Email your #previously for past reviews to micheauxmission@gmail.com Share your #previously suggestion with us on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission to Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
112:09 11/02/2022
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Vincent and Len are back with the 3rd stanza in the song of Blade, Blade Trinity (44:00), and strong opinions on the film and its (ongoing) controversy. Plus, the Top 5 'Lackulas', Six Degrees to two Blade performers and the Men announce a new Afrofuturism podcast coming soon. Email your #previously for past reviews to micheauxmission@gmail.com Share your #previously pick with us on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission to  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
97:55 10/26/2022
PREVIOUSLY - Tales From The Hood (1995)
We close out the Halloween season with a replay of our interview with Ashlee Blackwell of Graveyardshift Sisters and the Shudder doc Horror Noire as we reviewed Tales From The Hood (1995) back in 2016 on our 40th episode. Email your #previously for past reviews to micheauxmission@gmail.com Share your #previously pick with us on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission to Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic We are a proud member of The Podglomerate - we make podcasts work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
73:01 10/26/2022
PREVIOUSLY - Blade / Blade 2 (1998-2002)
Another double header flashback as the Men of Micheaux replay their Ep 87 review of Blade (1998) and the Ep 181 look at Blade 2 (2002), as a primer for their return to live shows next week with a review of Blade Trinity. Email your suggestions for past reviews to micheauxmission@gmail.com Follow us on IG, Twitter @micheauxmission to share your #previously selections Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Get your Micheaux Mission SWAG from TeePublic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
101:10 10/19/2022
PREVIOUSLY- Blacula / Scream Blacula Scream (1972-73)
The Men of Micheaux present their reviews of the venerable William Marshall as the title character in the horror classics BLACULA (1972) and SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973), episodes 85-86 from early on in their Mission. Plus, Vincent and Len take a cakewalk! Email your suggestions for past reviews to micheauxmission@gmail.com or hit us on the socials #previously IG, Twitter @micheauxmission  Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
96:09 10/12/2022
Scary Movie (2000)
Boo-tober starts off in fine fashion with an intense and insane debate on Frosty The Snowman (yup!), listener mail sparking a look at 21st century Eddie Murphy, Top 5 takes us deeper into The Wayans Family Universe, Six Degrees exposes the real Vincent and (1:12) the review of Scary Movie is an unforeseen referendum on spoof media. Plus the Men announce a new podcast series - Previously On The Mission Email Vincent and Len your thoughts or your suggestions for past reviews to micheauxmission@gmail.com or hit us on the socials #previously @micheauxmission FB, IG, Twitter Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
114:03 10/05/2022
PREVIOUSLY - Acrimony (2018)
Return to the origin of The Epic Rants of Len with this throwback review from 2018, featuring the original screed that birthed the reputation! Hear Len lament the career choices of Taraji P Henson while cursing the work of Tyler Perry...again. Email your suggestions for past reviews to micheauxmission@gmail.com or hit us on the socials #previously @micheauxmission FB, IG, Twitter Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe to the Mission on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
109:16 10/05/2022
Salt and Pepper (1968)
The Old Men of Micheaux fall into the Wayback right from the start, as memories of Flash Gordon dash thru their heads (or not) before Keke Palmer love in listener mail, The Top 5 Not Ready for Nia Long Players gets an emergency update with an all-new starting five, Matthew McConaughey stymies Vincent in Six Degrees of D’Urville Martin, and (50:52) the history of Sammy Davis Jr. is dissected via his begotten work in the ‘groovy’ Salt and Pepper. Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Join our Micheaux Mission Facebook Group Subscribe MicheauxMission on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
110:33 09/28/2022
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Vincent and Len give respect due to The Woman King, the number one film in the country its opening week, relive the insanity of Sylvester Stallone's Over The Top, plus Top 5 Black Girl Magic - Acting division, Six Degrees of D'Urville to Ed Begley Jr and Jim Carrey. And (56:55) our review of Doug Atchison's Akeelah and The Bee, which introduced a star named Keke. Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len @micheauxmission FB, IG, Twitter, YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
113:04 09/21/2022
Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. (2022)
SPOILER ALERT --- The Men of Micheaux share a kind word for the winners of color at the 2022 Emmy Awards and a stray thought or two on Jimmy Kimmel. Shawn and Marlon Wayans as a comedy duo are rehashed via listener mail. Len relives a Scott Baio moment. Vincent goes Six Degrees from D'Urville to Anthony Michael Hall and Millie Bobby Brown. Then (46:45) the Men review Regina Hall's mesmerizing performance in The Eco Sisters' Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. from 2022 (actually from just two weeks ago). Email micheauxmission@gmail.com Leave Voicemail for Vincent & Len Subscribe YouTube.com/micheauxmission Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
128:21 09/14/2022
Good Burger (1997)
Vincent and Len invite the Missionaries to watch next week’s movie this week before getting into the Top 5 Black Comedy Duos, Six Degrees of D’Urville to past (late) SNL stars and their review of 90s kid-faves Kenan n Kel in Good Burger (48:14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
104:40 09/07/2022
Cooley High (1975)
Vincent and Len read listener mail which leads to a quick review of Al Pacino's filmography; Top 5 Black Movies that could be TV series is not to be missed for a few sleeper picks and interesting casting ideas; Six Degrees of D'Urville to Brian Tyree Henry and Kim Cattrall; and (52:47) our review of the timeless COOLEY HIGH, featuring Lawrence Hilton-Jacob, Garrett Morris, the incredible Glynn Turman and the equally memorable sounds of G.C. Cameron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
112:37 08/31/2022
Aaron Loves Angela (1975) w Toni Ann Johnson
Screenwriter of Ruby Bridges and new author Toni Ann Johnson kicks off sharing her stories of working as a hired scribe in Hollywood and the joyful pain of working with Ruby Bridges director Euzhan Palcy before diving headfirst into her (and our) review of 1975’s Aaron Loves Angela (00:13), featuring the photogenic and uneven stewardship of Gordon Parks Jr. and actors Moses Gunn, Irene Cara and father/son Robert and Kevin Hooks. Light Skin Gone to Waste by Toni Ann Johnson - available for pre-order now on Amazon and online bookstores everywhere Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
110:18 08/24/2022
Friday Foster (1975) w Carla Brothers
Actress Carla Brothers joins the Men of Micheaux to share stories from the set of The Five Heartbeats and Glory and to share her thoughts on the depictions of women in film and the culture in the 70s, as related in the career of Pam Grier and her role in Friday Foster (1:16). Len’s Top 5 looks at other films based on comic strip series and Vincent takes Six Degrees (and then some) to get from D’Urville to Warren Beatty and Idris Elba. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
127:50 08/17/2022
The Candy Tangerine Man (1975)
Len presents a choice Top 5 listing of Not Ready For Leading Men and Vincent goes from Six Degrees of D’Urville Martin to two famed actor/singers of the 00s; and then (00:46), we review The Candy Tangerine Man and nothing will ever be the same again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
87:43 08/10/2022
Car Wash (1975)
The Men of Micheaux answer listener mail that gets them thinking MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS THAT WORK; then they pay their respects for a quartet of luminaries we lost this week - NBA and civil rights legend BILL RUSSELL, voice actor PAT CARROLL, and actresses MARY ALICE and NICHELLE NICHOLS; Vincent takes the D'Urville Martin train to Dennis Haysbert and Rihanna; and (00:56) the Men review 1976's movie (is it a flick or is it a vibe?) CAR WASH. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
100:58 08/03/2022
Remembering NICHELLE NICHOLS
We remember actress/activist Nichelle Nichols (1932-2022) by revisiting their review of 1974's Truck Turner, which featured a Nichols' performance unlike any she ever gave before or after, as well as a bonus treat -- Len's 2015 interview with Ms. Nichols from the Great Philadelphia Comic Convention, where she shares anecdotes from her dance and acting career and her private thoughts on her recently departed Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy. We mention the great documentary highlighting Nichols' relationship with NASA in the 70s and 80s -- Women In Motion (2019), available online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
107:39 07/31/2022
Change Of Mind (1969)
Vincent and Len let the listener mail (and voicemail!) lead them in a chat about the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer, the wave of new projects announced at Comic-Con - special attention to Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Then the Men of Micheaux share their spoiler-free thoughts on Jordan Peele's Nope. Plus the Top 5 Race Swap in Movies is surprising, Six Degrees of D'urville Martin is rejected this week by Vincent in protest and (1:04) 1969's Change of Mind is more than meets the tagline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
111:08 07/27/2022
Chameleon Street (1989)
Len shares a touching story about cartoonist Robb Armstrong (Jump Start) and his connection with Peanuts and gives his TOP 5 Dumb Superhero Movies, in honor of Thor: Love and Thunder. Vincent loves Tyra Ferrell but 30-40s star Claude Rains doesn't easily compute in his D'Urville-centric mind. And CHAMELEON STREET is the indy film that could, though there's an argument over whether or not it did. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
113:46 07/20/2022
Belle (2013)
The Men of Micheaux get very nerdy on this one with discussions about Batman, writer Grant Morrison, The Doom Patrol, and The Boys stuffed between Len’s referendums for Great Balls of Fire and (gasp!) The Goonies. But all is right in the world when Gugu Mbatha-Raw portrays Belle (2013) in a costume drama that tickles all of Len’s fancies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
111:36 07/13/2022
Sweetback's Baadassss Universe
Author, film historian Josiah Howard (Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide) joins the Men of Micheaux in the creation of a shared universe from the classic 70s genre flicks. They choose between Cotton Comes To Harlem and Sweet Sweetback Badass Song the planet Krypton in our funky stratosphere. The men argue for the 7 members of the Blaxploitation Avengers and connect the dots of adventure, supernatural, kung-fu and action in the 'BCU". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
102:30 07/06/2022
Amazing Grace (2018)
There’s a Not-Quite-Top-5 of Aretha Franklin song-inspired movie pitches, 20 minutes on Milli Vanilli (and for why?), Len has choice words For All Mankind, a Six Degrees of D’Urville stumper named Albert Finney has Vincent flummoxed and the majesty that is the Queen of Soul herself in the place where she lives - the church - bringing us her Amazing Grace (2018) in a beautiful documentary impossible to ignore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
120:10 06/29/2022
Notorious (2009) with Justin Tinsley
Journalist Justin Tinsley @justintinsley, author of It Was All A Dream: Biggie and The World That Made Him joins the Mission to share his thoughts on Notorious from 2009 as well as his homegrown love for NBA great Allen Iverson. The Men and friends share Hip-Hop moments that they want to see acted out on film, Vincent wows Justin in Six Degrees of D'Urville Martin and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
116:26 06/22/2022