Articles by Glenn Magas

Beauty And The Beast

October 28, 2002 // 0 Comments

Finally, one of my favorite Disney stories has been released on DVD. "Beauty and the Beast" is not only a special edition two-disc set, but is also an "experiential" DVD set that includes the new, breathtaking 91-minute Special Edition [...]

The Shipping News

September 27, 2002 // 0 Comments

One thing you can learn from "Shipping News" is how to spin a story. In a poignant segment early in the movie, Quoyle is taught how to create a headline for a story – "Imminent Storm Threatens Village!" It’s appropriate, as a [...]

Blue Velvet: Special Edition

September 10, 2002 // 0 Comments

I love David Lynch. He is a true visionary. You’ll often hear, "He’s not for everyone." Which is probably true. His films aren’t for the summer blockbuster movie-goer. Regularly, his films are far more than meets the eye. Normally, there [...]

Birthday Girl

August 26, 2002 // 0 Comments

"Birthday Girl" was one of four films produced under a five-year joint venture between Miramax and London-based HAL Films before creative differences and personality clashes caused the partnership to break up after two and a half years. It was [...]

Reservoir Dogs: 10th Anniversary Edition

August 20, 2002 // 0 Comments

res·er·voir (re-zer-vwaar) n. 1. A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water. 2. A receptacle or chamber for storing a fluid. This definition has nothing to do with the movie. And if you’ve never heard of or [...]

Monster’s Ball

August 6, 2002 // 0 Comments

Marc Forster directed one of the most visually accomplished and emotionally provocative films in the Dramatic Competition at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival (shot on digital) called "Everything Put Together." "With its multi-textured [...]

Vanilla Sky

July 23, 2002 // 0 Comments

I’ll be honest – I hated this movie. Then… I loved it so much I wanted to be in it… somewhere… anywhere… A fly on the wall I suppose. I wanted to feel the pain and the loss. I wanted it all. I wanted to be David Aames. That’s my [...]

Highlander: The Immortal Edition

July 15, 2002 // 0 Comments

There’s a reason why "Highlander II: The Quickening", "Highlander III: The Sorcerer", "Highlander: EndGame", "Highlander the TV series" and "Highlander The Animation series" exists. And the reason is [...]