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Tobey Maguire Masters More Than Chess as Bobby Fischer

Critics give the actor thumbs up all around

(Newser) - In Pawn Sacrifice, Tobey Maguire plays troubled American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer, who will eventually battle Russian chess master Boris Spassky at the 1972 World Chess Championship. But can any actor really get inside Fischer's head? Here's what critics are saying:
  • Richard Roeper sums up the film as
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7 Stars With Absolutely Nutso Backgrounds

Woody Harrelson's dad was a hit man

(Newser) - If you thought being an international superstar was about as crazy as your life could get, think again. Cracked and The Stir round up 15 celebrities with even crazier (and some of them very painful) backgrounds:
  • Woody Harrelson's dad, who walked out on the family in 1968, was a
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Actors Who Played Teens When They Were How Old?!

'The Fonz' was actually ... 29

(Newser) - It's common knowledge that teenage characters in movies and TV shows are rarely played by actual teenagers. Fox News rounds up 62 notable cases, and reveals the ages of the actors in question. Click through for a sampling or check out the complete list . (Or click to read about... More »

Gatsby Just Not That Great

Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan star in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation

(Newser) - Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby arrives with much fanfare—but, based on the reviews, it looks like those high hopes might be dashed. Critics are mixed on the film as a whole, though no one disputes that it's as bombastic as might be expected from Luhrmann.... More »

12 Celebrity Bromances

Matt Damon and ... wait for it ... John Krasinski

(Newser) - Everyone knows about Ben Affleck's "bromance" with Matt Damon, but did you know The Office star John Krasinski is also good buddies with Damon? The two first met while Damon was filming The Adjustment Bureau with Krasinski's wife, Emily Blunt, and then they co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred... More »

Tobey Maguire Sends Back Free Mercedes

Plus: five famous meat lovers

(Newser) - Tobey Maguire wasn’t happy with the luxurious Mercedes he was given to use while filming in Australia, so he sent it back—but not because he’s a spoiled Hollywood star. Rather, Maguire is a vegan and took issue with the car’s leather seats, Australia’s Daily Telegraph... More »

Tobey Maguire Sued Over Poker Winnings

'Spider-Man' star caught in poker game ponzi scheme

(Newser) - Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire and other celebrities have been caught in a web of lawsuits seeking to reclaim more than $4 million won during unlicensed poker matches at upscale Beverly Hills hotels, court records show. The lawsuits were filed by a bankruptcy trustee attempting to recoup money for investors who... More »

New Face of Prada Is ... Tobey Maguire?

Could this have something to do with upcoming 'Gatsby' role?

(Newser) - When you think Prada, you probably don’t think Tobey Maguire. Yet Spider-Man himself is in fact the new face of the company’s menswear campaign, Vogue reports. On AdWeek , David Kiefaber finds the whole thing a little “random,” he writes, but “maybe they finally saw that... More »

Top 10 Young Box-Office Draws

Sam Worthington leads 'Young Hollywood' pack

(Newser) - Which of Hollywood’s young guns can claim the title of most likely to get you to the multiplex? Entertainment Weekly crunched the numbers to find out. Here they are by name, age, and box office average:
  1. Sam Worthington, 34, $329.6M
  2. Daniel Radcliffe, 21, $244.7M
  3. Taylor Lautner, 18,
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Marc Webb to Direct Next Spider-Man

New director best known for indie flick (500) Days of Summer

(Newser) - The biggest twist so far in the next Spider-Man film is quite possibly the choice of director. The appropriately-named Marc Webb, best known for directing recent indie romance (500) Days of Summer, has signed on to helm Sony’s 2012 relaunch of the franchise, Variety reports. Still unknown is who... More »

Spider-Man 4 Scrapped

Franchise rebooting with new film after problems

(Newser) - Sony has canceled plans for Spider-Man 4 and will reboot the franchise with an all-new cast and a different director instead. The studio scrapped the fourth installment after director Sam Raimi told the studio that story issues meant there was no way he could meet the summer 2011 release date,... More »

Blind Side Overshadows New Moon

Football flick capitalizes on strong Thanksgiving weekend

(Newser) - Building on strong word-of-mouth and an unexpectedly lucrative Thanksgiving weekend, The Blind Side caught and passed New Moon at the weekend box office. The Sandra Bullock vehicle pulled in $20.4 million to $15.7 million for the teen vampire sequel. Both dwarfed Brothers, which underperformed despite stars Natalie Portman,... More »

Brothers Has Strong Acting, Weak Heart

Critics wonder: Why did Jim Sheridan need to do this remake?

(Newser) - Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, and Jake Gyllenhaal deliver solid performances in Jim Sheridan's war movie Brothers, but the film doesn't measure up to the 2004 Danish original, say critics:
  • Peter Howell, Toronto Star : "It's still a film worth seeing, if only for the performances, but it seems to be
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Gyllenhaal, Witherspoon Call It Quits

Indie fave, Oscar winner dated for about 2 years

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal have split up after about 2 years of high-powered, high-profile coupledom. Walk the Line Oscar winner Witherspoon, 33, and Brokeback Mountain Oscar nominee Gyllenhaal, 28, met while working on Rendition in 2007, People reports. A cynic would expect to see him linked next to Natalie... More »

Spidey to Return for 2 More Films

Maguire, Raimi will be back; no word on Dunst

(Newser) - The web-slinging’s not over for Tobey Maguire, who, along with director Sam Raimi, is nearing a deal for two more Spider-Man movies, says the Hollywood Reporter. The first three films make up Sony’s highest-grossing movie franchise, having scored $2.5 billion internationally. The studio is considering back-to-back production... More »

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