#11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)

The Beatles in Let it Be.
Led Zeppelin in The Song Remains The Same.
The large_hTb29XWr5jm9itLcgkDaBfNvCplRolling Stones in Gimme Shelter.

Being a huge classic rock fan myself (Thanks, Dad), I don’t know why it had taken me so long to see This is Spinal Tap. Over the years there have been countless documentaries following the lavish and wildly eccentric lifestyles of the world’s most famous rock stars. But in 1984, Rob Reiner put a new spin on the typical documentary genre with This is Spinal Tap, unwittingly launching the now popular “mockumentary” format flatteringly imitated in such megahit sitcoms like The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Modern Family.

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#10. Stand By Me (1986)

Hello dears, I’m back!

After a loooooong break, I have decided to start writing again, thanks to the friendly urging of some family (S.O. to my Koehler aunts and cousin Tristan). As we swelter in the very heart of Summer 2015, I thought, “What better movie to relaunch my blog than a classic summer coming-of-age/adventure/BFF movie like Stand By Me?” So I spent a nostaligic morning with my best friend, Netflix, and enjoyed Stand By Me for the first time in maybe 10 years.

Stand By Me is a classic coming-of-age film and should be mandatory viewing for every pre-teen and teenager. Although, I think the message of this film resonated much more with me as an adult.


From Left: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell

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