The '80s aren't exactly known as the era of quality films, but there are a few, dispersed diamonds in the rough. One example would be Rob Reiner's 1984 cheeky rock 'n' roll mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, which holds up surprisingly well in this decade. It's also a reminder that Reiner used to have a lot of talent, something he seems to have misplaced of late (Rumor Has It, anyone?).
According to Canada.com, the original members of This Is Spinal Tap will reunite for a performance at Wembley Stadium in London on July 7, as part of the Live Earth concert series. You know it's a good sign when even fictional characters want to save the world. What's your excuse?
Guitarist Nigel Tufnel (played by Christopher Guest), singer David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) and bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) will reunite and own the stage in an effort to raise awareness for global warming.
What's more, a new 15-minute film about the band's reunion, directed by Reiner, will premiere during the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival. You can check out our coverage of the two-week event right here.
On the decision to bring the band together for Live Earth, Reiner says: "What I think is going to be nice about this whole effort is there will be marching orders for people … Not only from a personal standpoint of what individuals can do in their lives, but a macro perspective with respect to the public sector and government."
All I have to say to that is: Eleven.