Rob Reiner

Woody Harrelson to Play LBJ in Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’

by Britt Hayes June 16, 2015 @ 8:24 PM
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Woody Harrelson’s next serious career step finds him entering the Oval Office for director Rob Reiner. The True Detective and Hunger Games star (and former bartender of our hearts) will take on the role of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, a man who helped pass the Civil Rights Act, and most recently played on screen by Tom Wilkinson in Selma.

Crank It Up With These 11 ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Facts

by ScreenCrush Staff February 23, 2015 @ 8:58 AM
If you've ever been on IMDb, you know that their movies are rated by readers on a scale of 1-10. Except for one movie. Rob Reiner's classic rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap is the only movie on IMDb that is rated on a scale of 1-11, the fictional level Spinal Tap sets their amps to. Now crank it up to eleven in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

'This Is Spinal Tap' Star Christopher Guest Talks the Hilarious Origins and Influences for the Film's 30th Anniversary

by Nick Romano October 9, 2014 @ 9:45 AM
Let it be known that I never saw 'This Is Spinal Tap' prior to the 30th anniversary screening at the New York Film Festival late Wednesday night. I was aware of Christopher Guest (the six-fingered man, obviously) and his work with Michael McKean creating films centered on different musical genres -- 'This Is Spinal Tap,' 'A Mighty Wind' and 'Waiting for Guffman' -- but I still hadn't seen the first of them. I felt like an adolescent teen trying to fit in with the rest of the cool kids who laughed at nearly every joke and applauded for familiar scenes and faces. ("The numbers go all the way to 11!")

Rob Reiner Explains Why There's No Such Thing as a 'Rob Reiner Movie'

by Mike Ryan July 21, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
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"It's a product of a very, very confuse, twisted mind," jokes Rob Reiner when he's asked why it's so hard to peg him down as a filmmaker. When you hear the name Martin Scorsese associated with a film (whom Reiner worked with in last year's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'), there's a fairly clear picture of what the tone of that movie might be like. But, with Reiner, it's almost impossible. This is the man who directed 'This is Spinal Tap,' 'Stand By Me,' The Princess Bride,' 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'A Few Good Men' -- some of the most beloved films ever made that film's couldn't be more different.

'New Girl' Season 2 Scores Again, Casts Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner As Jess' Parents!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 14, 2012 @ 10:40 PM
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Forget “who’s that girl,” you’ll want to know who that girl’s parents are!  ‘New Girl’ season 2 has been on quite a casting streak of late, earlier today picking up both ‘Political Animals’ star Carla Gugino’ and ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall player Maria Thayer for key roles, but none more key than Jess' parents!  The second season of FOX's adorkable comedy has just secured Hollywood legends Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner for the roles, but when will they make their star-studded debut?

Morgan Freeman in 'The Magic of Belle Isle' Trailer

by Damon Houx April 11, 2012 @ 5:36 PM
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Watching the trailer for 'Magic of Belle Isle' - which stars Morgan Freeman and Virgina Madsen and is directed by Rob Reiner - you get the sense that it's a genial, older person's film. That it's hitting VOD on June 1 before a limited theatrical run July 6 reminds of another title for a movie: 'No Country For Old Men.'