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.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
This week James, Jerah, and Jonathan review Space Jam: A New Legacy, starring LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis, and many, many more.
Zola w/ Aida Osman
James, Jerah, and Jonathan are joined by Aida Osman to review the Twitter inspired film, Zola starring Taylour Paige and Riley Keough about a stripper who is convinced by her new friend to travel from Detroit to Tampa in order to earn money but get in over their heads. The movie also stars Nicholas Braun, Ari'el Stachel, and Colman Domingo
Produced by Melisa D. Monts
Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, and Alex Ramsey
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This week James, Jerah, and Jonathan review Steel, a superhero film starring Shaquille O’Neal, where he turns himself into a superhero after a villain uses his own weapons against people. The film also stars Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, and Richard Roundtree.
F9: The Fast Saga
James, Jerah, and Jonathan review F9: The Fast Saga, the latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Bow Wow, John Cena … and many more.
In The Heights
This week special guest Rosy R. joins James, Jerah, and Jonathan to review the 2021 musical “In The Heights,” which follows a community in Washington Heights in New York. The film stars Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, and Corey Hawkins.
This week Jonathan, James, and Jerah review “Red Tails,” a 2012 war movie following the Tuskegee airmen.
Love the show
I love your show it really is amazing to hear what other men of color especially ones that are in the industry have to say and their opinions of the movies that Hollywood puts out. Jerah is my favorite and as an another “angry black man” I know you have reason to be upset and very well outspoken with your opinions. Don’t let bray gaslight you man. James is laugh out loud hilarious too. There is a move I have wanted you guys to review since I first heard your podcast. It’s called American Skin and I just want to give you a heads up it’s going to upset you but I would love to know your opinions on it.
I just can’t
I would love to love this podcast but I just can’t. It’s not really a podcast that brings light to black people (mainly men) and their struggle in Hollywood as much as it is a podcast explaining it to white people or white parents of colored kids (which is a need). I would like to be supportive but the complete lack knowledge and inability to do the slightest bit of any research BEFORE each podcast is almost disrespectful to the listeners and the black culture. The first few minutes of “Over the Mood” NONE of the host looked up or knew ANYTHING about black folklore? Really? And “The Princess and the Frog” episode where they kept getting the plot wrong AND not knowing the plot or details of “Beauty and the Beast” too!? Just wow. I truly hope they got their act together and learned how to take notes and research movies in their newer episodes.
We would be friends IRL, but there would be some shouting
Since finding your podcast a couple years ago I really began to focus on making sure my most viewed actors on Letterboxd are POC and my oh my have I had to watch some terrible movies just to get some very talented performers in that top 20 (Angela Basset in Critters 4!) and don’t even get me started on how hard it is to keep POC’s on that top directors list. Hopefully one day Hollywood will listen and start giving us the opportunities to tell our stories. Keep up the good work