Movies Unlimited
Season 06 | Episode 07


Writer / Director / Producer / Actor / Rapper

The legendary RZA joins hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante to discuss a few of his favorite movies.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)
Cut Throat City (2020)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Cooley High (1975) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Car Wash (1976) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Grease (1978)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, TFH’s Mogwai Madness
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) – Dennis Cozzalio’s best of 2020
The Devil You Know (2022)
The Last American Virgin (1982)
The Beastmaster (1982)
Porky’s (1981)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Carmen Jones (1954)
An American In Paris (1951)
Singin’ In The Rain (1952) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
The Wizard Of Oz (1939) – John Badham’s trailer commentary
Is That Black Enough for You?!? (2022)
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Gypsy (1962)
The Warriors (1979) 
The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
The Searchers (1956)
Stagecoach (1939) – John Badham’s trailer commentary
The Fabelmans (2022)
Minority Report (2002)
Groundhog Day (1993) – Chris Wilkinson’s trailer commentary
How The West Was Won (1962) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary
Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)
Interiors (1978)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
Being The Ricardos (2021)
Take The Money And Run (1969)
The Jerk (1979) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask) (1972) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Claudine (1974) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Yentl (1983)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Funny Face (1957)
Cabaret (1972) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Can-Can (1960)
Funny Girl (1968)
Babylon (2022)
La-La Land (2016)
Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Empire Of Light (2022)
White Noise (2022)
Armageddon Time (2022)
Munich (2005)
The Boston Strangler (1968) – J.D. Lifshitz’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Message (1976)
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Gandhi (1982)

Other Notable Items

The Alex Tse podcast episode
Wu-Tang Clan 
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) album by Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
Wu Tang: An American Saga TV series (2019- )
The Goldman Theatre in Philadelphia
RZA’s first ballet A Ballet Through Mud (2023)
Quentin Tarantino
TFH Guru Eli Roth
Marc Abraham 
Lucille Ball
Barbara Eden
Lauren Bacall
Michael Schultz
Cooley High soundtrack (1975)
The Fugees
Lauryn Hill
Ghostface Killa
Robert Altman
Robert Stigwood
Glynn Turman
Chadwick Boseman
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities TV series (2022)
Charles Murray
Lionel Ritchie
James Ingram 
Quincy Jones
Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Molly Ringwald
Daniel Day-Lewis
The Cannon Group
Dorothy Dandridge
Harry Belafonte
John Travolta
Gene Kelly
Elvis Mitchell
Natalie Wood
Otto Preminger
LeVern Hutcherson
Marilyn Horne
Batman TV series (1966-1969)
John Ford
Richard Roundtree
Henry Fonda
The Grapes Of Wrath novel by John Steinbeck
Orson Welles
Steven Spielberg
Woody Allen
Michael Caine
Alan Alda
Max von Sydow
Sam Waterston
Poker Face TV series (2023- )
Columbo TV series (1971-78)
Richard Pryor
Eddie Murphy
Burt Reynolds
Tony Randall
Gene Wilder
James Earl Jones
Diahann Carroll 
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Welcome Back, Kotter TV series (1975-1979)
Superfly soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield
Claudine soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield
John Berry
“The Making Of You” song by Gladys Knight & The Pips (1974)
Warner Brothers
Barbara Streisand
Nehemiah Persoff
Guilty album by Barbara Streisand (1980)
Barry Gibb
George Gershwin 
Liza Minnelli
Frank Sinatra
Shirley MacLaine
Sam Mendes
Olivia Colman
Noah Baumbach
James Gray
Tony Curtis
Anthony Quinn
James Bond
Johnny Sekka
Russell Crowe
Ben Kingsley
Colorado Symphony Orchestra

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