Best Movie Podcast - Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood: “Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III have been judging movies on the “Did it help the Cause?” scale for a few years now. After making (as part of the talented ensemble) Astronomy Club’s hilarious digital series for Comedy Central, and recently landing their own development deal with IFC, things are moving in a well-deserved direction for these three hypertalented comedians.”
Best Companion To A 2018 Film: “With Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman a major contender in this year’s awards season, conversations about the movie are guaranteed to continue well into the New Year. And one great conversation to add to the mix is this episode of Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood.”
The Best Podcasts of 2018: “I love movies, but I can’t stand a lot of movie-review podcasts. There’s only so much pontificating I can handle before I start wondering why I’m not just listening to myself talk out loud. I can waste my own time talking about movies, but I can’t do what Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood does. I’m not that funny, for starters.”
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood: “It’s an extremely political episode of the “nonpolitical podcast” as BMCJIH tackles BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee, and a true story that’s hard to talk about… The BMCJIH guys all care a lot about this movie and have exhausted all the additional information available about it — listening to this episode is a digest of all the long reads you have open in a tab but might never get around to.”
Lend Your Ears To These Awesome Black Podcasts: “Although the guys try to present a more lighthearted and fun look at the entertainment industry, they do take the topic incredibly seriously and really know their stuff. Recently featured on the podcast was Charles Stone, the director of Kyrie Irving’s first motion picture, “Uncle Drew”.”
Changing the Dialogue: How Digital Creators Are Reshaping Film Criticism - "Most critics come in and they’re judging based on some idea of meritocracy. And we’ll talk about that stuff too, but for the most part we’re looking at how is this movie defining culture, and how is this movie establishing a precedent for actors of color."
The 20 Best Podcast Episodes from Summer 2017: “As the nation was still reconciling the aftermath of the deadly Charlottesville protest back in early August, Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III took a pause from film discussion to place the events of that weekend in context. After a discussion of representation, both onscreen and in public monuments, the group settled in for a look at the 1989 film “Glory.” Even when deviating slightly from the usual format, “Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood” brings some humor to a trying subject, and this is one of their most insightful looks at the cause.”
"The 25 Culture Podcasts That Will Blow Your Mind - Who this is for: Film lovers concerned about Hollywood whitewashing. This excellent podcast reviews the films of leading black actors and discusses them in the context of Hollywood’s race issues."
8 Podcasts for Movie People: "The riffs that hosts Jonathan Braylock, James III, and Jerah Milligan bounce off one another will make you want to spend time in that living room. Braylock, James III, and Milligan are all working actors of color, and so bring a level of experience and empathy for the creative process into their analyses."
"Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood – Juice w/Carl Foreman Jr." The guys all have a comic mentality and, as such, can’t help but riff from time to time as aspects of the movie are brought up, but they are also able to analyze director Ernest Dickerson’s work in a way that really displays a wisdom (and humor)..."
"10 Must-Listen Film Podcasts for Beginners and Fans Alike": Comedians and movie talk are almost always a satisfying mix. What the team behind Black Men Can’t Jump brings is a living room-banter feel to discussions that go beyond the basic parsing of plot or characters.
The Hosts of ‘Black Men Can’t Jump’ Are Ready to Take Over TV: "If it seems like comedians Jerah Milligan, Jonathan Braylock, and James III have taken over every platform imaginable, it’s because they have..."
13 Must-Listen Podcast Episodes from February 2017: "As “Get Out” becomes a national sensation, you won’t hear a more entertaining analysis of the film than the observations of Jonathan Braylock, James III, and Jerah Milligan..."
12 Black-Led Podcasts To Listen To Now: "By highlighting the movies that do have a black actor or actress at the helm, Black Men Can't Jump aims to promote its cause and highlights how black professionals are treated in Hollywood."
Pining for Podcasts: "But one of my favorite movie podcasts is Black Men Can’t Jump (In Hollywood)... [it] is funny, interesting, and it gives me a look at the issue from the eyes of three people who face this sort of discrimination in their daily lives."
57 Black-Hosted Podcasts You Should Probably Listen To: "In this time of racial disharmony, community tension and #BlackLivesMatter, it’s important to note the breadth of critical black voices upping the podcast game. And there are many."
"On Black Men Can’t Jump... there’s no shortage of material to discuss when it comes to casting people of color in movies and TV. This week’s ep on Attack The Block dissects the particular politics of race (and gender) in horror movies..."
"Hosts Jonathan Braylock, James III and Jerah Milligan create a consistently entertaining product that challenges the white-centric bias of most mainstream criticism."
Black Men Can’t Jump (In Hollywood)
Hosts Jonathan Braylock, James III and Jerah Milligan talk each week about a major film led by a black actor, and so with the DC Universe hanging hot and heavy above our heads...
"The show is hilarious. “The Swirl” is a highlight segment that’s funny every time. I’ve gone back to listen to most of their episodes and I recommend you all do the same..."
Elizabeth: Hosted by comedians Jonathan Braylock, James III and Jerah Milligan, the podcast is devoted to exploring the question of why Hollywood doesn’t cast black men in leading roles in major motion pictures (no indie films—sorry, Spike Lee)...
"There’s an authenticity to their good-natured banter, their playful ribbing of one another, and their ability to, at times, passionately disagree. In this way, they demonstrate the very thing that they’re arguing for: There’s no shortage of actors who can portray a variety of black male leads with diverse personalities and attitudes..."
“BMCJ” uses humor to critique the pitiful stereotyping of Black men in Hollywood films, even as hosts Jonathan Braylock, James III, and Jerah Milligan remain too aware that much of White America will refuse to acknowledge structural racism, let alone listen to their jokes trying to break it down...