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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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 1.3K Ratings

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.

    Ray (2004)

    Ray (2004)

    James, Jerah and Jonathan review the 2004 biopic “Ray” about the significant life and career of R&B musician, Ray Charles. It covers time from his youth including when he went blind at 7 years-old to his rise to fame in the 50s and 60s. The film is co-written by James L. White and stars Jamie Foxx, Regina King, and Kerry Washington. 

    Produced by Melisa D. Monts
    Edited by Diane Kang

    Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, Alex Ramsey

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Devotion

    Devotion

    James, Jerah and Jonathan review war drama “Devotion” following two U.S. Navy fighter pilots, Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner, during the Korean War. Based on a true story, the pair’s heroic effort and their friendship have made them the most celebrated wingmen in the Navy’s history. The film is directed by J.D. Dillard, and it stars Jonathan Majors and Christina Jackson. 

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Riding the Positivity Wave Into 2023 Sponsored by Betterhelp

    Riding the Positivity Wave Into 2023 Sponsored by Betterhelp

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp. James, Jerah, and Jonathan discuss their mental health goals for 2023.
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    • 4 min
    Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

    Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

    James, Jerah and Jonathan review the biopic, “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody”. It follows the iconic singer’s rise to international fame and the challenges she faced at the height of her career up to her tragic passing. The film is directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Naomi Ackie, Ashton Sanders, and Nafessa Williams. 

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Till

    Till

    Jerah and Jonathan review the biopic “Till” retelling the true story of 14-year-old Emmett Till’s brutal lynching in 1955 while in Mississippi. It follows the tragic aftermath and how his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, made the brave decision to show the world what happened to her child. The film was directed by Chinonye Chukwu, co-written by Keith Beauchamp and Chinonye Chukwu, and stars Jalyn Hall, Danielle Deadwyler, Frankie Faison, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Patrick Thomas, and John Douglas Thompson.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    REPLAY: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey w/ Tessa Hersh

    REPLAY: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey w/ Tessa Hersh

    It’s the Holiday Season! James, Jerah, and Jonathan are joined by Tessa Hersh to discuss David E. Talbert’s 2020 instant classic, “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.” The musical follows a toymaker who rediscovers that everything is possible, if you believe. It stars Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Madalen Mills, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Davina Phillip, and Rick Martin.

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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Jon D in NYC ,

I love this podcast

Your episode on “Devotion” answered a lot of questions for me that about your philosophy around “Black pain.” There are times, such as your review of “Till,” where I ask myself, “wouldn’t movies that center Black experiences in America have to center black pain and American racism or else fail to show a true picture of the Black experience?” In this episode, you explained how you don’t have answers yet, but that younger BIPOC filmmakers and artists are struggling to come up with answers to this question. I look forward to the art that will come from your struggle. It may not always be easy or comfortable, but it will be important. Also, Jonathan, the bit is dead. Let it go.

westcoastspidey ,

Been listening and learning for years

Wish this podcast didn't have to exist, but I'm glad it does. Jerah, James, and Jonathan have a lot of knowledge to share and I've learned a lot from these guys. I look at movies differently, both in terms of race and diversity, but also the writing in general. Been listening since 2018 and I can't watch movies the same anymore. I've learned things I can't unsee, but it's all in the name of the cause. Outside the podcast it's been cool to see them grow in their professional and personal lives as well and I hope nothing but more good things are to come ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽

Ahnaf Hassan ,

Hopped on Apple just for this

I usually listen on Spotify, but heard y’all were running out of new 5 star reviews and needed some help. This is the only podcast I listen to, because nothing else I’ve found has the combination of hilarious and compelling conversation I’m looking for. I know y’all do movies, but would love to hear your thoughts on Atlanta, and how the whole world seems to have forgotten how incredible of a show it was. Wish y’all the best, and hope y’all continue the classic sign off of saying “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

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