Posts Tagged ‘tobey maguire’

Zach Galifianakis’ BETWEEN TWO FERNS Features Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire, and Arcade Fire

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


Just in time for the holidays!  Here is a new Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.  This time, Galifanakis’ guests are “Samue L. Jack’s Son” and “Toby” (Maguire) along with musical guest Arcade Fire doing a rendition of “Little Drummer Boy”.

As usual it’s funny, awkward and you have to wonder how he explains all this to a celebrity who likely hasn’t seen it before.  Show that video next time.

Watch it below:


Trailer for Jason Reitman’s LABOR DAY Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin

Thursday, October 31st, 2013


I’ve been waiting for this trailer patiently, I can breathe now.  Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for writer/director Jason Reitman’s (Juno, Thank you for Smoking) new film Labor Day.  The movie is based on the Joyce Maynard novel of the same name.

On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry (Gattlin Griffith) and his mother (Kate Winslet) encounter Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.

The trailer does a very good job at creating a tension between the characters that you just know is going to amount to something at the end of this weekend they are having.  It had a lot of positive buzz after its showing at TFF, and I’d watch anything with Kate Winslet – so it’s a done deal.

The film also stars J.K. Simmons, Clark Gregg, James Van Der Beek, and Tobey Maguire.

Labor Day opens in limited release on December 25th and expands on January 31st, watch the trailer below:


New Trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

great-gatsbyHere is a new trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby, the trailer does a nice job at showcasing some fine work from DiCaprio who plays the titular character.  The movie is on a grand scale this time around with some colorful visuals and rap/rock music to accompany them.

The film also stars Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Debicki. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10, 2013.

The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.


Trailer for THE DETAILS Starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks

Monday, September 24th, 2012


Well The Details looks like a complete mind bender, and this is just from the bizarre trailer of course.  Tobey Maguire stars as a married man who makes a series of very bad decisions (cheaters gonna cheat) and suffers through the repercussions.  I’m all for dark comedies, but is this what that is?  I couldn’t really tell.  Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney, and Ray Liotta star in it, so there’s that.

The Details will be available VOD on October 5th and then a theatrical release on November 2nd.  After the odd synopsis, watch the trailer.

When hungry raccoons discover worms living under the sod in a young couple’s backyard, the pest problem sets off a wild and absurd chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity, organ donation and murder by way of bow and arrow.


Trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012


We have the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, I didn’t have any hopes for this one, the book was not my cup of juice.  I have to say though, this trailer makes the material look a lot more interesting than I remember.  It’s a great cast with Luhrmann’s touch on the soundtrack by the sounds of it.

The film will be in 3D for some reason, but didn’t seem to have any  forced “hey imagine that in 3D” moments which is a relief.  Check out the trailer below.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.  The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on December 25th.


spider-man 4 squashed, karma rules

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Sony press release says this:

Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.

Sony decided today to reboot the Spider-Man franchise after director Sam Raimi pulled out of Spider-Man 4 because he felt he couldn’t make its summer release date and keep the film’s creative integrity (yes, he made SM3). This means that Raimi and the cast including star Tobey Maguire are out. There will be no Spider-Man 4. Instead the studio will focus on a Summer 2012 reboot from a script by Jamie Vanderbilt with a new director and a new cast.

Karma for SM3?  That’s what I think.  I can’t wait to see what Sony comes up with;  Zac Efron in High School again?  Someone will toss him a basketball, he will look into the camera and be all “that’s not me anymore” therefore leaving his musical days behind him, he will then wink and we will cheer.  Cue the Nickelback.  I’m done.

Review: Brothers (2009)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

brotherspostBrothers (2009)

I still see a young Spider-Man.  Sorry Tobey Maguire.  Although he brings maturity and depth to his role in BROTHERS, a part of me is waiting for him to say “with great power comes…” well you know.  Instead we get a lot of yelling and breaking of things, ah feels like home.

BROTHERS, the new home-from-the-war film has been made with obvious sincerity for the subject matter.  I did somewhat expect an anti-war movie, and it never felt that way.  I don’t support war by any means – and this movie didn’t cater to either side.  It is about the war at home.  War is hell and this movie shows some of the consequences.  Yet, with that major upside to the film, it still seems very unrealistic in terms of its characters.  Maguire, as young as he looks and sounds does bring that nervousness with him to the role and you feel it.  Director Sheridan and Maguire run things well here, running a line of tension through the film that explodes at the end; it really had people asking aloud “what’s going to happen.” (Ssshhh, watch and find out people!).