need some good movie mags

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  1. William-R

    William-R Agent

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    ok i have to get rid of the net and i need to know some
    good dvd/movie mags a already get cinescape

    anyone know any other good movie mags
     
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    i like Video Watchdog
     
  3. ToddJ

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    Premiere magazine
     
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    Empire Magazine is the very best; british and brilliant.
     
  5. Dean Kousoulas

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    After Total Movie bit the dust for the 8th time, I turned to the UK based magazine, Empire, and i'm hooked on it. Like Truls, I find it close to perfection, and well worth the $8.50 I pay per issue.

    Dean
     
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    * Sight and Sound

    * Film Comment
     
  7. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    I discovered recently Widescreen Review here in the UK at Borders and there is an awesome interview with Barrie Osborne about Lord of the Rings trilogy.
    10 pages in total
    [​IMG]
     
  8. David Rogers

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    Who needs a magazine about movies when you have the Internet?

    Home Theater Forum
    Dark Horizons
    Zentertainment

    These three should cover the vast majority of rumors, reports, screenings, happenings, signings, writings, lensings, productions, and wraps. Anything of note movie-wise will hit these sites, usually in the first wave of Internet-wide posting of that particular newsbit.

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    CHUD.com (I hate their format though)
    Cinescape (used to be better and more accessible)
    IGN Films (okay)
    Yahoo Movies (okay showing signs of improving)
    AICN (slumming it when you get to the level of looking at AICN)
    Google Search (not any search, a GOOGLE search; if I have to explain to you why Google is the search you should be using, just nod once and go search on it, so you can see for yourself)
    individual actor/studio sites (example would be Sir Ian McKellan's site, which has been a major source of material for both the LOTR and X-Men franchises since he became involved with both)

    Many more, definitely. I haven't even listed any International movie sites; there are a few excellent British and German movie sites, for example.

    Why pay for a mag sub, honestly? For dated information? You can read stuff the day it happens online. With cross-linking and expanded depth, all over your existing net connect. Even look at the trailers or the photo galleries, or back track through a person's career after you decide you want to know more. It's in there (to ape an old tomato sauce commercial).

    I honestly don't know if it was fun to be a movie fan pre-Internet, because I don't really remember talking about or discussing movies pre-Internet. It was impossible, particularly to get depth and context out of those discussions and researches.
     
  9. Steve Christou

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    Empire is an enjoyable read, so is Total Film (UK) and for intelligent but dry reviews there's Sight & Sound, which has detailed plot synopsis for each new film, but beware the film's ending is given away too.
     
  10. Stevan Lay

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    I would also recommend Sight & Sound.
     
  11. Yee-Ming

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    allow me to second Empire and Total Film. and try SFX for science-fiction/fantasy movies.

    for some reason, I seem to prefer Brit mags to US mags, whether movie mags or hifi mags.
     
  12. Dean Kousoulas

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    I agree with you. The British are killing us with their movie/dvd mags. I go to Tower Records every month to get the imported Empire, and I see at least 2 very cool DVD magazines. If only my player could play R2. My friend who currently lives in the UK tells me there are tons of movie/DVD mags.

    Here in the USA, we got hardly anything. Total Movie might have been a mistake, but at least it came with a DVD with trailers.

    Dean
     
  13. Andrew Chong

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    On top of many excellent suggestions so far, I must add Cinefex.

    This magazine is classified as such and is found on the magazine racks, but in my opinion is more akin to a trade paperback with requisite magazine ads sprinkled throughout.

    It has in-depth behind the scenes articles with excellent production and post-production stills on two or more movies that use special effects prominently.

    The next issue to be released December 18, 2002 features articles on three movies: The Two Towers(!!!), Spy Kids, and xXx. I believe the current issue features Minority Report and Men in Blank II.
     
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    Another vote for Sight & Sound here. Cinefex too if the content it covers appeals to your interests in film. I truly can not stand Empire and Total Film...

    Dan
     
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    If you're into horror, FANGORIA is the definite top of the list.
     

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