Kemp Powers
Movies Unlimited
Season 04 | Episode 12

Kemp Powers

Writer / Director

Oscar nominated screenwriter of One Night in Miami… and the writer/co-director of Pixar’s Soul, Kemp Powers discusses some of his favorite movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Innerspace (1987)
The Goonies (1985)
Animal House (1978)
Soul (2020)
One Night In Miami… (2020)
Munich (2005)
12 Angry Men (1957)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982)
Gremlins (1984)
About Schmidt (2002)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Little Women (2019)
Cornbread, Earl And Me (1975)
The Education Of Sonny Carson (1974)
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Point Break (1991)
Point Break (2015)
Ghost (1990)
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
Road House (1989)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
The Outsiders (1983)
Die Hard (1988)
Up (2009)
Monsters Inc. (2001)
Inside Out (2015)
WALL-E (2008)
Ratatouille (2007)
Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)
Mad Max (1979)
The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Happy Feet (2006)
Babe (1995)
Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Tombstone (1993)
Invictus (2009)
Jersey Boys (2014)
Gran Torino (2008)
The Mule (2018)
Bird (1988)
The Beguiled (1971)
Richard Jewell (2019)
Pink Cadillac (1989)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Tightrope (1984)
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Making The Five Heartbeats (2018)
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Dreamgirls (2006)
New Jack City (1991)
Get Out (2017)
The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Other Notable Items

Sam Cooke
Steven Spielberg
The Academy Awards
The Rose Bowl
Muhammad Ali
Jim Brown
Muhammad Ali
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story limited series (2016)
Making Movies memoir by Sidney Lumet
University of Michigan — Ann Arbor
Alexander Payne
Greta Gerwig
Quentin Tarantino
Stephen King
Laurence Fishburne
Jamaal Wilkes 
The 1984 New York City subway shooting
Josh’s audio drama series Bronzeville, the second season of which is out right now!
Robert “Sonny” Carson
Richard Pryor
Martin Short
Dennis Quaid
Robert Picardo
Kathryn Bigelow
Keanu Reeves
Patrick Swayze
Moonlighting TV series (1985-1989)
Gary Busey
Lori Petty
Anthony Kiedis
Sam Elliott
Pete Docter 
Bob Peterson
Brad Bird
Hayao Miyazaki
Martin Scorsese
Stanley Kubrick
Ronnie del Carmen
Spencer Tracy
George Miller
Gene Hackman
Sam Shepard
Frank James
Kurt Russell
Val Kilmer
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre 
Clint Eastwood
Matt Damon
Morgan Freeman
Michael Bay
Robert Townsend
The Temptations
The Four Tops
Berry Gordy
Diana Ross
The Fast And The Furious franchise
Mission: Impossible franchise
Tom Cruise

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