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    Good Call, Tobes

    By kyle | January 13, 2010

    Tobey Maguire Not Anticipating Oscar Nod, for the utterly forgotten, six-week-old Iraq War love triangle soap “Brothers,” Maguire says in a story whose modesty is calculated to win him an Oscar nod he isn’t going to get. In other news, Megan Fox isn’t getting an Oscar nomination either. The interviewer apparently forgot to ask Maguire about being fired from the “Spider-Man” franchise.

    Topics: Movies, Oscars | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “Good Call, Tobes”

    1. Robert P. Says:
      January 14th, 2010 at 10:51 am


      What do you think of the idea of “rebooting” the Spiderman franchise & taking it in a darker direction like the new Batman franchise?

      I just don’t see Spiderman as the tortured soul that Batman is.

      Spiderman always seems like he’s having too much fun out there to be disturbed.

      Hopefully goes better than the Hulk reboot.

    2. Kyle Says:
      January 14th, 2010 at 11:07 am

      I doubt they’ll really take it in a dark direction. Sony made over $2 billion with a superhero for tweener girls, so why mess it up? I never thought any of the Spider-Man movies were very interesting and I find them difficult to sit through. The second and third ones I saw only once. The first one I saw twice, but I was trapped on a plane the second time.