|Cats & Dogs 2001 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Lawrence Guterman
Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Sean Hayes, Susan Sarandon, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tobey Maguire, Joe Pantoliano, Alec Baldwin, Charlton Heston, Miriam Margolyes, Frank C. Turner, Jon Lovitz, Salome Jens
This film–definitely for kids under the age of 10–examines the premise that there is a high-tech war being fought between cats and dogs. Unknown to humans, for years war has been raging between the animals for their places in the animal kingdom. Now, Prof. Brody (Jeff Goldblum) is working on a vaccine to erase human allergies to dogs, and a Persian cat, Mr. Tinkles (voice of Sean Hayes), is determined to stop him because Mr. Tinkles seeks world domination and realizes that the vaccine will give the edge to dogs. Mrs. Brody (Elizabeth Perkins) has found a Beagle puppy, Lou (voice of Tobey Maguire), for their son, Scott (Alexander Pollock). Now Lou is caught in the middle of the "dog vs. cat" war when Mr. Tinkles plots to kidnap the Brody family, reverse the formula, and make all humans allergic to dogs. Excellent special effects include animated faces on real animals.
|The Cider House Rules 1999 PG-13, 126 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine, Kathy Baker, Erykah Badu, Jane Alexander, Kieran Culkin, Kate Nelligan, Heavy D, K. Todd Freeman, Paz de la Huerta, J.K. Simmons, Evan Parke
As an infant, Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire) was adopted by Dr. Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine) who ran the orphanage. Homer was raised to be the doctor's assistant for the abortions he performed while moonlighting. But, Homer leaves the orphanage during World War II, joins an apple-picking crew, and falls in love with Candy (Charlize Theron). Seven Academy Award nominations were received, including Best Picture and Best Director; Michael Caine won for Best Supporting Actor.
|Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 R, 128 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Drama
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Tobey Maguire, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Katherine Helmond, Harry Dean Stanton, Mark Harmon, Michael Jeter, Penn Jillette, Craig Bierko, Lyle Lovett, Flea
This film is an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's book about a 1971 drug-and-alcohol crazed trip to Las Vegas. Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his Samoan attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) set off across the desert to cover a race and then a convention of district attorneys. Duke interviews his subjects and writes stories from his addict mind-set.
|The Good German 2006 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: George Clooney, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett, Beau Bridges, Ravil Isaynov, Leland Orser, Tony Curran, Robin Weigert, Christian Oliver, Jack Thompson, John Roeder, Dave Power
During World War II, foreign correspondent Captain Jake Geismer (George Clooney) arrives in Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference but, instead, finds himself involved in a murder mystery after running into his one-time German lover, Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett).
|The Ice Storm 1997 R, 113 min.|
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Henry Czerny, Sigourney Weaver, Jamey Sheridan, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Courtney Peldon, David Krumholtz, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tobey Maguire, Kate Burton, Katie Holmes, Maia Danziger, Michael Cumpsty
Set in Connecticut during the weekend after Thanksgiving, 1973, this is a tale about members of the wealthy Hood and Carver families who have lost purpose in their lives. Sixteen-year-old Paul Hood (Tobey Maguire) is home from prep school but wishing he was nearer to Casey (Katie Holmes) who he has a crush on. Meanwhile, his 14-year-old sister Wendy (Christina Ricci) has been playing around sexually with neighbor Mikey Carver (Elijah Wood)–whose mother Janey (Sigourney Weaver) is having an affair with Wendy's father Ben (Kevin Kline). Ben's wife Elena (Joan Allen) knows that there are problems but has no idea of how to cope. The ice storm hits, and they find things turning from bad to worse.
|Pleasantville 1998 PG-13, 116 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon, Don Knotts, Paul Walker, Marley Shelton, Jane Kaczmarek, Giuseppe Andrews, Jenny Lewis, Marissa Ribisi, Denise Dowse, McNally Sagal
Two 1990s' teens (Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon) are sucked into their family's TV set and find themselves in the 1950s' black and white sitcom, "Pleasantville." As their 1990s' lifestyle makes an impact on the characters in Pleasantville, the town slowly switches from black and white to color as the story questions the wisdom behind the "good old days."
|Revenge of the Red Baron 1994 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Fantasy / Comedy
aka: Plane Fear
Director: Robert Gordon
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Tobey Maguire, Laraine Newman, Cliff De Young, Ronnie Schell, John C. McDonnell, Don Stark, Kristin Horton, Gerry Gibson, Michael McDonald, Ted Davis, Jim Wise
Grandpa Spencer (Mickey Rooney) was a World War I flying ace and is now 93 years old and sits in a wheelchair. His grandson, Jimmy (Tobey Maguire), needs help. Jimmy owns a model triplane that is possessed by that infamous World War I Red Baron (voice of John C. McDonnell) who is now shooting real bullets. Who does Jimmy turn to? Why, Grandpa, of course, because he is the one who shot down the real Red Baron during the war.
|Ride with the Devil 1999 R, 134 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama / Romance
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Skeet Ulrich, Tobey Maguire, Jewel Kilcher, Jeffrey Wright, Simon Baker, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, James Caviezel, Tom Guiry, Tom Wilkinson, Jonathan Brandis, Glenn Q. Pierce, Kathleen Warfel, David Darlow, John Judd, Michael W. Nash
Set along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War, this moving story focuses on the Confederate perspective as it relates stories of the Bushwhackers–a band of Confederate supporters who fought a guerilla war by murdering Union sympathizers who lived in the countryside. Jack Bull Chiles (Skeet Ulrich) and Jake Roedel (Tobey Maguire) are friends who join the Bushwhackers and experience acts of violence as they watch their comrades die. When Jack Bull is injured, widowed Sue Lee (Jewel Kilcher) comes to his aid, they fall in love, and Jake's moral conscience takes over when he reconsiders his position as a Bushwhacker.
|Seabiscuit 2003 PG-13, 140 min.|
Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy, Gary Stevens, Eddie Jones, Annie Corley, Valerie Mahaffey, Ed Lauter, Michael Ensign, David McCullough, Danny Strong, David Doty, Michael O'Neill
This story, based on Laura Hillenbrand's book, involves four depression-era underdogs–horse owner Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges), trainer Tom Smith (Chris Cooper), jockey (Tobey Maguire), and horse Seabiscuit–all of which become winners when Seabiscuit is named 1938's "Horse of the Year." Great racing scenes. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
|Spider-Man 2002 PG-13, 121 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Joe Manganiello, Bill Nunn, Ted Raimi, Gerry Becker, Jack Betts, Stanley Anderson, Ron Perkins, Michael Papajohn
Stan Lee's comic book character, Spider-Man, comes to the screen backed by super special effects and gripping live-action shots. The story begins with orphaned Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) living in Queens, New York, with his Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) and Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson). Peter is leading the life of a normal student–until he goes on a school trip and is bitten by a genetically altered spider. Now, Peter finds that he has unusual powers. But, using those powers is not that easy, and Peter does not make use of his new talent when a burglar murders Uncle Ben. Then Peter remembers that Uncle Ben told him, "With great power, there must also come great responsibility." That's what it takes, and now Peter uses those extraordinary powers to fight crime. However, the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) is out there ready to stop any of Peter's good deeds.
|Spider-Man 2 2004 PG-13, 128 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Sci-Fi
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Donna Murphy, Daniel Gillies, Dylan Baker, Bill Nunn, Willem Dafoe, Cliff Robertson, Vanessa Ferlito, Aasif Mandvi, Ted Raimi
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is finding that his other persona, Spider-Man, is taking its toll on his personal life and opts to retire Spider-Man–UNTIL super-villain Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) arrives on the scene, and, of course, Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man and leaps into action once more. The film received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for two others.
|Spider-Man 3 2007 PG-13, 140 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Fantasy
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, James Cromwell, Theresa Russell, Dylan Baker, Bill Nunn, Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Campbell, Cliff Robertson
At the beginning of this third film of the "Spider-Man" series, everything is going well for Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire), but that doesn't last long. Flint Marko–soon to be reconstituted as Sandman (Thomas Haden Church)–has escaped from prison and is embarking on a crime spree. Add to this Peter's former best friend, Harry Osborn (James Franco), who has been training for revenge against Spider-Man because he blames Spider-Man for his father's death. And, as if this was not enough, freelance photographer Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) is plotting to take Peter's job at the Daily Bugle. But, Eddie/the New Goblin is transformed into Venom after coming in contact with an alien goo that also permeates the Spider-Man costume and brings out the dark side of Peter. And finally, Peter's romance with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) continues down its tumultuous road. Three villains vs. one hero equals lots of action and great special effects for Spider-Man's many fans to enjoy.
|This Boy's Life 1993 R, 115 min.|
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Blechman, Eliza Dushku, Chris Cooper, Gerrit Graham, Carla Gugino, Tobey Maguire, Zachary Ansley, Tracey Ellis, Kathy Kiney, Robert Zameroski, Tristan Tait, Richard Liss
This is the story of a dysfunctional family: son Toby (Leonardo DiCaprio), mother Caroline (Ellen Barkin), and Caroline's new husband Dwight (Robert De Niro). Caroline marries Dwight to give Toby a stable life and puts Toby in the hands of abusive Dwight. Now, Caroline finds herself unable to contend with Dwight, and a battle of wills ensues between Dwight and Toby.
|Wonder Boys 2000 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Jane Adams, Richard Knox, Philip Bosco, Michael Cavadias, Alan Tudyk, Kelly Bishop, George Grizzard, Bingo O'Malley
Writer/professor Grady (Michael Douglas) had a bestseller seven years ago, but he can't seem to finish his current effort. Grady gets the chancellor (Frances McDormand) pregnant–whose husband (Richard Thomas) is Grady's boss. Grady's agent is hounding him, and his wife has left him. Meanwhile, Grady and a student (Tobey Maguire) embark on a road trip in search of a Marilyn Monroe artifact. Good acting, directing, and story do justice to Michael Chabon's book. Bob Dylan's song "Things Have Changed" won an Academy Award.
|1. Cats & Dogs (2001)|
2. The Cider House Rules (1999)
3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
4. The Good German (2006)
5. The Ice Storm (1997)
6. Pleasantville (1998)
7. Revenge of the Red Baron (1994)
aka: Plane Fear
8. Ride with the Devil (1999)
9. Seabiscuit (2003)
10. Spider-Man (2002)
11. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
12. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
13. This Boy's Life (1993)
14. Wonder Boys (2000)
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