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!")
"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.
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?
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.'