||This Boy's Life [DVD](1993) DVD
The acclaimed coming-of-age memoir by Tobias Wolff is turned into a powerful and poignant drama set in the 1950s. Ellen Barkin portrays a single mother who marries a seemingly wonderful man (Robert De Niro) in the hopes that he'll be a perfect father for her son (Leonardo DiCaprio), but her new husband turns out to be a hot-headed authoritarian against whom her boy stages a brutal rebellion. Look out for Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) in a small role. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.
Deconstructing Harry [DVD](1997) DVD
With a series of crises ranging from financial problems and writer's block to a girlfriend who's left him for his closest pal, the last thing self-centered author Harry Block (filmmaker/star Woody Allen) needs on the weekend he's to visit a college to accept a prestigious award is to have the people he's used--in his writing and his life--come back to haunt him. The line between fiction and reality gets erased with an industrial-strength sander in this caustic comedy that also stars Kirstie Alley, Elisabeth Shue and Judy Davis. Look out for Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) in a small role. 95 min. Widescreen and Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French; biographies; filmographies; theatrical trailer.
The Ice Storm [DVD](1997) DVD
Set in a suburban Connecticut community in 1973, director Ang Lee's stark, ironic look at familial and sexual detachment stars Kevin Kline and Joan Allen as a married couple for whom the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend could provide a chance to reach out to each other and teenage children Christina Ricci and Tobey Maguire. However, Kline is busy having an affair with neighbor Sigourney Weaver, the teens are pursuing their own romantic targets, and a bitter winter storm that hits the region brings all these human dramas to a surprising climax. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.0, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; "making of" featurette; theatrical trailer.
Joyride [DVD](1997) DVD
A pair of thrill-seeking young men get more than they bargained for when they steal a beautiful blonde's car, because their "victim" is an assassin-for-hire who'll get her auto back...over their dead bodies. Intense action tale stars Amy Hathaway, Tobey Maguire, Wilson Cruz, Adam West.92 min.
Pleasantville [DVD](1998) DVD
A mysterious remote control zaps contemporary teens Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon into the black-and-white suburban landscape of Maguire's favorite '50s sitcom, "Pleasantville," where their '90s attitudes inspire, agitate, and (literally) put color in the cheeks of the town's befuddledly wholesome citizens. Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy and Don Knotts also star in this inventive social comedy from "Big" scripter Gary Ross. 124 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; music video; DVD-ROM content; storyboards; theatrical trailer.
The Cider House Rules [DVD](1999) DVD
Writer John Irving's adaptation of his novel set in '40s New England earned him an Academy Award. Young Tobey Maguire leaves the only home he's known, a Maine orphanage run by physician mentor Michael Caine (who took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar), to find his place in the world. While working on the apple farm of a friend who's gone off to war, Maguire falls for the man's girlfriend (Charlize Theron) and befriends a father/daughter pair of black migrant workers (Delroy Lindo and Erykah Badu) who are hiding a dark secret. Lasse Hallstrom directs. 125 min. Widescreen; (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.0, French Dolby Digital 5.0; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" featurette; biographies; deleted scenes.
Ride With The Devil [DVD](1999) DVD
Fascinating Civil War epic from director Ang Lee ("The Ice Storm") centers on four members of the "Missouri Irregulars," pro-Southern bushwhackers who attacked Union loyalists throughout the volatile border state. After staying at a homestead of Confederate sympathizers during the winter, the group stages a daring raid on nearby Lawrence, Kansas, with tragic results. Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jeffrey Wright, James Caviezel and pop singer Jewel star. 139 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French; Subtitles: French; music video; theatrical trailer; scene access.
Wonder Boys [DVD](2000) DVD
Michael Douglas is a Pittsburgh area college professor who finds himself facing a variety of crises as he struggles to complete the follow-up to his successful first novel. With problems ranging from a wife who's just left him to a lover--his department chairman's wife--who's pregnant, Douglas must also deal with two students: a boarder who's in love with him and a troubled writer who sees him as a mentor. Frances McDormand, Katie Holmes, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey, Jr. also star. Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential") directs this adaptation of Michael Chambon's book. 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.0, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; "making of" featurette; music video; location map.
Cats & Dogs (Letterboxed Version) [DVD](2001) DVD
The age-old war between felines and canines is blown into a high-tech battle of epic proportions when scientist Jeff Goldblum develops a cure to human allergies to dogs. It becomes the duty of Goldblum's family's puppy and his bow-bow buddies to guard the vaccine from a cat army out to steal it and take over the world. Alec Baldwin, Charlton Heston, Jon Lovitz, Tobey Maguire and Susan Sarandon lend their voices to the animal antagonists. 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; "making of" documentaries; DVD-ROM content; storyboard comparison; filmographies; theatrical trailers; trivia.
Spider-Man [DVD](2002) DVD
A bite from a genetically-altered arachnid turns timid high schooler Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) into a web-spinning wallcrawler who learns through tragedy to become a hero, in the hit screen rendition of Marvel Comics' flagship character. Kirsten Dunst is Maguire's love interest Mary Jane Watson, and Willem Dafoe is scheming scientist Norman Osborne, who uses his technology to become the armored, bat-glider-riding Green Goblin. With Rosemary Harris, James Franco, J.K. Simmons and Cliff Robertson; Sam Raimi directs. 121 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary by Raimi, Dunst, others; music videos; documentaries; outtakes; screen tests; photo gallery.