Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]

Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood]

Published by: Forever Dog
232 Episodes | First Released: Jul 27 '15
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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Acsongbird97
Dec 30 '19
Rating:   10
Maybe the Funniest Thing I’ve Ever Listened To?

I checked out this podcast after learning about these guys on Astronomy Club on Netflix. The first episode I listened to was the one on Gemini Man and I genuinely think it was the funniest thing I’ve ever heard??? By the end of listening to it, my face and stomach hurt from laughing so hard. I was also in public for half the time so people definitely thought I was crazy. Ps I LIKED that movie, it was FUN! But they were right about it. Anyways, I’ve since listened to all the episodes for movies I’ve already seen. I would highly recommend this podcast and I have!

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B-Star1991
Dec 21 '19
Rating:   10
Woah

This is the podcast I have been waiting for all my life. Thanks so much for taking the time to break down all of these movies.

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AnthonyP504
Dec 21 '19
Rating:   10
Hilarious and insightful

I watched Astronomy Club, which is one of the funniest shows available, before I found this podcast. This is one of the few podcasts I listen to. It keeps me laughing, but also makes me revisit some of my favorite movies in a different light. Definitely worth a listen. ✊🏾

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SummerWins
Dec 18 '19
Rating:   10
Long time silent listener

So I’ve been listening to you guys for awhile now... and it quickly became one of my favorite podcasts. Makes Monday a little less...well... Monday knowing you probably saw the movie I saw with my family this weekend and getting to know what you thought. My 19 year old daughter and I are both fans and excited to see you guys doing bigger things with Astronomy Club on Netflix. Omg I needed those laughs! I hope you guys continue to bring thought provoking content mixed with a lot of heart and humor in this “not a political” podcast for a long time to come. You know what it izzzzzz!!!!

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ThatNiggaTerrerence
Dec 13 '19
Rating:   10
My Favorite Podcast!!!

I get excited for the podcast every week and love for the running gags! All host are super funny and intelligent. Every week it’s like I’m talking to my besties about movies. Great job guys! Keep doing it for the culture and the cheese grits!

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geelindy
Dec 2 '19
Rating:   10
Great Podcast

Great podcast. I went to see Knives Out the other night and my first thought leaving the theater was ‘I wonder what Black Men Can’t Jump would say about this?’

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sincerely toya t
Nov 25 '19
Rating:   10
The Film Review Show I Have Searching For

So enjoyable. I am huge movie fan and relish in any chance to talk about movies. I usually watch reviews on YouTube but there are so few black movie reviewers. So happy I discovered this podcast. Gives me exactly what I have been looking for: fun, cultural critiques of films that I am watching or grew up watching.

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Jay Jay the ball brain
Nov 23 '19
Rating:   10
This podcast is too throwed

One of my favorite things is corny stuff like when people say the name of a movie in the movie. I enjoy that part of the show. Good one on love don’t cost a thing. Have y’all done Rush Hour ✊🏿? I’d like to hear your take on that movie. Saw it recently with my Chinese/Korean girlfriend. She thought it was funny. I laughed, but also found it problematic. Back to the show. It’s dope, too throwed, and glad y’all don’t do the Hancock stuff anymore. That movie was trash. Like I’d be mad if my kid saw it by accident. I don’t have kids, but I’m just saying. Keep doing your thing.

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Stressed in SF
Nov 10 '19
Rating:   10
Insightful and Funny

I love the dynamic between the hosts. As a white mom raising a biracial teenager, I love being exposed to a point of view that may not occur to me on my own as I work to expose my child to a broad range of life experiences, perspectives, and communities. Keep up the fantastic work! Hollywood City! 😆

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audierd
Nov 5 '19
Rating:   10
Dope Podcast! ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾(The Forgotten Review LOL)

I’m the Brotha that was at the Hyperion Show!This is such a great podcast! I’ve listen for years and it continues to get better. As a black man I always feel like I’m joining a conversation with 3 of my brotha’s.I love the way they critically engage black art, and Hollywood’s/America’s treatment of black art, directors, actors and etc.Furthermore, I appreciate the authenticity of the show. These are conversations that woke black intellectuals engage in privately and you all allow viewers to listen in on those important conversations.Funny Moments... 1. I Agree 100% Hancock didn’t get enough love... they could’ve done a part 2 origin story. (but why he got to have a swirl? LoL I mean no disrespect to the swirl but he could’ve had a strong sista as his Super-powered counter part #justsaying)2. That Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Shoe Lace conversation was the best, so hilarious and accurate. As the black man from an urban context whenever I have to navigate white spaces and choose the style of leaving my shoe laces untied I’ll get that question (why are your shoe laces untied?) and I’ll just stare at them wondering why are you worried about my shoe lacesIn conclusion... 1. Will you ever review Brown Sugar?2. If you ever bring a fan on as a guest one day, I’d love to join the conversation!Blessings to you brotha’s, keep up the good work!

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newsy news watcher guy
Nov 5 '19
Rating:   10
Great smart insightful review show

I love the show. Tessa is my favorite. I like the perspectives and discussions commonly overlooked in western society. I only got one issue. And it’s a small one, but I’ve seen you expand out to other underrepresented populations but have yet to see a show focusing on Native American Indian led Hollywood movies. It wouldn’t be too hard. We got about 5 of them. Indians like to talk so I’m sure you can find someone to chat it up. There are a lot of us who would love to talk up a movie. I like talking about native films. Also, maybe a special show talking about representation in tv. My movie requests: golden child, deidra and laney rob a train, Harold and Kumar, old school movies, blaxploitation films, thunder heart, whale rider and whole bunch more. But either way, I love the show no matter what. The minute I watch a movie I want to see what you guys say

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Sentierra
Oct 23 '19
Rating:   10
Love love love!

I’m a new listener and I’ve been kicking myself for not looking into this sooner. I love hearing all of the perspectives and I’ve added some movies to my watch list. As a black young woman it’s a real game changer to hear black men support women like they do on this podcast. I give this podcast three black fists! Thanks for all you do.

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agepatrice
Oct 21 '19
Rating:   10
I love seeing movies in a new light!

This is a fun yet enlightening podcast which explores great themes that make you look more thoroughly at each film with a black actor in the lead.

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kendra_8)
Oct 18 '19
Rating:   10
Legit my favorite Podcast

The insight matched with the comedy is great. Jon with the transitions? Cracks me up. Jerah with the unfiltered realness? Appreciate it brother. James with the Hancock? Delusional, but I enjoy it nonetheless. All in all I rate this a ✊🏾 and wish you success in all of your creative adventures. P.S now that Tyler has his new studio can we get a review on one of his good movies? “Why Did I get Married?” With Janet and Jill or the OG “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” with Kimberly Elise? Maybe on a Patreon Episode 🤷🏾‍♀️

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Shardani
Oct 10 '19
Rating:   10
I’m late (not surprised lol)

I’m on my first episode and I absolutely love this podcast already!!! Looking forward to listening to them!!

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tylerbradelyarnette
Oct 9 '19
Rating:   10
Hands Down The Best

There are so many reasons why this show is important and they’ve all been listed on other reviews. What else is left to say? The hosts talk about topics nobody else wants to discuss, they cover films and directors that NEVER get attention from Hollywood OR the film community. This needs to change and this podcast is part of that change. And they manage to make it funny and engaging at the same time? 10 out of 10. I also appreciate that they engage with their fans. I work in a factory, I listen to around 15 podcasts per day while doing manual labor, so y’all really are making my day better. Sometimes I want to shout out about something I thought was funny, and to my surprise, y’all shouted back. I love it. Some of these (white) podcast hosts truly don’t appreciate their fans who give them a platform by listening. You three don’t take that for granted, and it’s nice. A lot of popular podcasts absolutely take their fans for granted, and that has always irked me. I listen to so many I get vibes from people and this podcast has the best vibes, the best laughs and the best talks. Can’t wait to see y’all on my tv! Also maybe do Beloved one day. I know it’s intense and weird but Toni Morrison just passed and I’d like to see more love shown to her work. Thanks guys, love

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AndreaFrancheska
Oct 5 '19
Rating:   10
Love Y’all

I love this show because I can listen to it anytime. When I’m sad it cheers me up. When I’m goofy it affirms me lol. Also Jerah is my favorite 😜 I love his criticisms! Keep up the good work guys!

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Atlaug
Sep 7 '19
Rating:   10
You guys are hilarious

You guys had me at “The King of Scotland” review. I would’ve walked out of that movie after the first 10 min of I wasn’t with a group. We all know why that movie got so many awards...Also screw you guys for getting me interested in Soul Plane. Good Lord.

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missyabz2012
Sep 6 '19
Rating:   10
Honest, funny and unapologetically black!

I came across this podcast by accident but so glad I did! From the way Braylock sometimes awkwardly transitions, to Jarah’s passionate arguments to James the 3rd’s hilarious love for the Hancock universe, I am constantly entertained yet also giving critical thought to the movies. May not always agree with the ratings (most of the times I do) but glad these young men are calling out Hollywood! Wish you continued success and hope to see you guys in movies!! Also , love when you have ladies on the podcast! 👌🏾😊😊

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Nervosis
Sep 2 '19
Rating:   10
Amazing

I’ve never laughed so hard listening to a podcast. I love you guys so much. I can’t wait to hear more!

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