New DVD magazine out: "LOOK"

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  1. EricSchulz

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    I was at the doctor today, and while I was waiting, this magazine caught my eye: "LOOK". It's published by Entertainment Weekly, and was dated Spring '05. Slightly larger than a typical magazine, glossy pages, full color. Nice graphics. Interviews, set visits for films in production, pieces on current and upcoming releases. There was a 'pullout' on heavy paper (like 'The Must List' in EW) that had major DVD releases for March and April listed. Lots of DVD reviews, and a seperate section for TV on DVD. Nice magazine, but no really in-depth articles. Could not find a price or subscription info before I went to see the doctor. Anyone got any more info on this?

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    This is a trial publication from EW. I got one as a subscriber and the form inside said that launch will be determined by the response to this issue. Either way, I thought it was a great magazine. It had tons of great stories and almost all of them were worth reading through... rarely does that happen!
     
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    I even checked EW's website for info...none! Google found references to the original Look magazine. Thanks for the info!
     
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    There was a magazine called LOOK in the '30s and '40s. Also oversized, main competetor to Saturday Evening Post. Interesting.
     
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    But does it come with a DISC?
     
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    That's where Ralphie hid the Red Rider sales pitch for his mom to see.
     
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    No, it does not. It's not a DVD-centric magazine. While it does reference DVD's quite a bit, I would classify it more as a movie magazine.
     
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    Exactly.

    I got the issue as I subscribe to EW but I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to give EW feedback on it.
     
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    Well since they say that they would like to hear what people think and to send comments to [email protected] I would start there.



    I sent in my subscriber card. I love the magazine and would say it is 50/50 movie/dvd content. There are a lot od dvd review and they are really interesting. The cover claims there are 145 dvd reviews. They also focus a lot on tv on dvd releases.
     
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    If you take part in the FRONT ROW panel, we should be getting a survey on it.
     
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    I was at Barnes and Noble tonight and it was for sale in the Pop Culture area, $3.99 cover price. I'm gonna pick it up.
     
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    I bet it was used to hide certain other publications by a great number of boys waiting while their dads got haircuts at the barber shop, too. [​IMG]
     
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    Being a semi-dinosaur, LOOK to me is still linked as a name to a long defunct magazine--it was actually around a long time, always in LIFE's shadow (LIFE now being a ghostly supplement in newspapers). LOOK lasted well into the '70s, always a fixture in libraries and newsstands. I assume ETW (which I'm a charter subscriber to!) figures the vast majority of subscribers have no memory whatsoever of the original LOOK.

    They are....almost wrong. What was their alternate magazine title? LIBERTY? COLLIERS? [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds like a good magazine. I've been a longtime EW subscriber and have never seen it.

    Another good DVD magazine out there, GIANT magazine. It just published its 4th issue this month. It is a cross between EW, Premiere, and a smarter, non sleazy MAXIM. It is all DVD, movie, music, book reviews and interviews.

    One of the issues had a profile of some celebrity (forgot who) with a sort of map to their home entertainment center, complete with a listing of every DVD they owned. Very cool feature.

    The new one has a reunion interview with the cast of OFFICE SPACE and a piece by Joe Bob Briggs on Japanese horror films.

    Great magazine. One of the only ones that I can say I read just about every word in it. Every article is terrific.
     
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    Well I already knew that EW wanted to know what people thought which is why I wondered how I was supposed to tell them. Maybe I'm misreading you but the wording you chose came off as a smartass.
     

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