#03 | It’s Jiggaboo Time! (feat. Ken)

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a non-white comic book character! Ken fills in for Kareem, Brandon didn’t watch The Oscars and, with Kareem not being on the show this week, John makes references no one gets. Brandon talks about why “The Help” is racist, calls Steven Spielberg racist and we discuss classic Hollywood racism.

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*0:01:18: Academy Awards – Hooray For Hollywood! John’s the only one that watched the entire Oscars ceremony. We talk about Sean Penn and Patricia Arquette’s comments and John struggles to say Alejandro Iñárritu’s name.

*0:06:42: “Beyond The Lights” – Brandon shares his thoughts on the 2014 film about a self-destructive R&B singer.

*0:10:38: “Empire” – Continuing its climb in the ratings, “Empire” refuses to be ignored. Meanwhile we discuss “Empire” and “black-ish” running against each other in the same time slot.

*0:29:32: iMovie-Plus or Final Cut Pro X? – A major hollywood film was edited with Final Cut Pro X? Brandon talks about why is is kind of a big deal.

*0:36:58: “Tangled” and Other Expensive Animated Films – Mother Knows Best! Circling back to episode one, we discuss the most expensive animated movies and delve into animation history.

*0:52:14: Black Johnny Storm Will Ruin America – The Internet is having a fit over Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm, and the possibility that the new Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be Miles Morales. For what?

*01:08:12: Classic Albums We Own/Old Hollywood Racism – Blame “Porgy & Bess”. We talk about the oldest full album we own and why, which leads to a discussion on classic Hollywood racism.

*1:44:29: Lady Gaga’s Jiggaboo Music? – Fox 8 Cleveland’s Kristi Capel has a memorable reaction to Lady Gaga’s Oscar performance. This is the part where “The Help” is maligned.

*2:11:57: “Being Mary Jane” – Is it a hot mess?

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