Ryan the cohosting lion eases the BMP crew down the road, as we take a look at the fantastical Black-ass adaptation of the Wizard of Oz. Starring a blockbuster ensemble cast including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne and Nipsey Russell, this ambitious musical remains a family classic in many Black households despite its uneven performances thanks to some incredible musical selections.
Andre’ guides the hosts as the path of the samurai crosses a gangster revenge story in the cult classic Ghost Dog. An indie film starring Forest Whitaker and featuring the first movie soundtrack scored by RZA of Wu-Tang that melds Japanese philosophy with gritty tragic mafia flair.
Lauren rounds us up to watch Posse, a wild western romp directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles about a group of five soldiers that dodge the military, defend a Black frontier town from the Klan, and shed a spotlight on the lesser-known real history of Black cowboys...with various levels of success.
James takes us back, way back to the past in this 2020 fictional account of a single impactful evening whereMuhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown and Malcolm X delve into their roles and struggles in the Civil Rights Movement.
Andre' leads everyone in a watch of Hoop Dreams, an incredible Peabody-award winning documentary covering the lives of two basketball prodigies in Chicago on their journey to try and get to the NBA.
Lauren and the crew kick off a new season with a look at the 1997 coming of age classic Eve's Bayou.
For our season finale, the BMP crew looks at the 2020 Oscar-nominated (and snubbed) adaptation of August Wilson's play featuring Viola Davis & the late Chadwick Boseman.
Lauren takes us way back to marvel at Carmen Jones, an all-Black 1954 musical featuring the venerable Harry Belafonte and the magnetic Dorothy Dandridge.
Andre' brings us our first documentary in Good Hair, Chris Rock's exploration of the history and culture surrounding Black haircare and beauty culture, while everyone recoils in horror remembering the smell of relaxer.