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Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Stefen on March 17, 2004, 07:42:50 PM
couldnt find a thread for this. I was thinking about subscribing to res. But it's pretty expensive. I just wanted to know what magazines you peeps subscribe to and your opinions on them so maybe I could get some suggestions and ideas. Any magazines will do. I primarily read entertainment stuff, art, video games, movies, music, stuff like that.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: pete on March 17, 2004, 07:43:57 PM
I don't really subscribe to american cinematographers, but I get it for free at the beginning of every month.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Stefen on March 17, 2004, 07:47:38 PM
Quote from: pete
I don't really subscribe to american cinematographers, but I get it for free at the beginning of every month.


How is that magazine? Is it good? Or is it 99% ads on the latest lenses and what not?
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: pete on March 17, 2004, 07:53:34 PM
it's really really good.  I've learned so much.  And it covers a great spectrum of films, from no-budget to record breaking budget.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: El Duderino on March 17, 2004, 08:09:32 PM
i subscribe to rolling stone, entertainment weekly, and filmmaker, all worth the money
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 17, 2004, 08:09:34 PM
I steal a Newsweek from my History teacher everytime it comes in.

Good stuff.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Thrindle on March 17, 2004, 08:49:49 PM
Vanity Fair... my monthly addiction...
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: godardian on March 17, 2004, 08:52:31 PM
Quote from: Thrindle
Vanity Fair... my monthly addiction...


Me, too (they even published one of my letters to the editor!).

Also:

The New Yorker

Film Comment

Entertainment Weekly

Salon.com (yes, I'm a paid subscriber)

Rolling Stone (don't really know why anymore, but this is my longest-running sub)

New York Review of Books
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: modage on March 17, 2004, 09:04:38 PM
Entertainment Weekly
Premiere
Rolling Stone
Interview
Spin
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: MacGuffin on March 17, 2004, 09:09:41 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Entertainment Weekly
Premiere
Rolling Stone


What my other half said.

Plus: Fade In
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Ghostboy on March 17, 2004, 09:16:06 PM
Interview
Entertainment Weekly
Try to get around to reading The New Yorker every week online, although scrolling through magazines isn't particularly fun.
Damn, I need to re-subscribe to Filmmaker.

I used to get American Cinematographer through an old job, and it is indeed invaluable.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 17, 2004, 09:28:19 PM
Quote from: godardian
they even published one of my letters to the editor!


What was the letter (and response if there was one)?
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Thrindle on March 17, 2004, 09:45:41 PM
Quote from: godardian
Me, too (they even published one of my letters to the editor!).


Highly impressed! There is some high quality writing in that magazine.  Which issue was your letter in????
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Kal on March 18, 2004, 12:39:38 AM
Premiere
Moviemaker
Wired News
Entertainment Weekly
Blender
Maxim
FHM
Business 2.0
Variety Weekly
Billboard
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: cine on March 18, 2004, 12:40:59 AM
Quote from: andyk
Premiere
Moviemaker
Wired News
Entertainment Weekly
Blender
Maxim
FHM
Business 2.0
Variety Weekly
Billboard

Good Lord. Who needs firewood when you've got magazine subscriptions?
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: picolas on March 18, 2004, 02:00:51 AM
Quote from: Cinephile

Good Lord. Who needs firewood when you've got magazine subscriptions?

them (https://secure.woodmagazine.com/bhg/store/checkout/partner/index.jhtml?promoCode=I401QHP02&_DARGS=/common/onlinePromo/linkToPartnerSubscribe.jhtml.1_A&_DAV=/templatedata/common/onlinePromos/data/wdm_homecover_twocovers.xml&_requestid=1562).
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Kal on March 18, 2004, 02:08:06 AM
I need to be updated on everything thats going on in music, tv, movies, etc... for my work... if I dont read all that I feel like Im missing something... plus all those magazines feature hot chicks and interesting stuff to read... and as I travel a lot its one of the things I do on the plane when I dont get inspiration to write :)
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Pas on March 18, 2004, 05:02:31 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: andyk
Premiere
Moviemaker
Wired News
Entertainment Weekly
Blender
Maxim
FHM
Business 2.0
Variety Weekly
Billboard

Good Lord. Who needs firewood when you've got magazine subscriptions?


Oh, liars and stuff
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: SoNowThen on March 18, 2004, 09:24:34 AM
American Cinematographer


(we tried to get Weekly Variety, but they won't ship to Canadian addresses apparently)
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: cine on March 18, 2004, 09:33:26 AM
Quote from: andyk
I need to be updated on everything thats going on in music, tv, movies, etc... for my work... if I dont read all that I feel like Im missing something... plus all those magazines feature hot chicks and interesting stuff to read... and as I travel a lot its one of the things I do on the plane when I dont get inspiration to write :)

I read that a few times and the most insincere part was telling me you needed them for your work.

Anyway this must be the most boring magazine in the history of magazines. Unless anyone wants to rival it? http://www.concrete.org.uk/concrete_mag.htm
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Fernando on March 18, 2004, 11:34:55 AM
Quote from: andyk
I need to be updated on everything thats going on in music, tv, movies, etc... for my work...


Do you need uptades on your favourite tv show or movie?
Dont' wait them to be printed!!! Look for MacUpdates daily at xixax.com, fastest newsman on the net.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Kal on March 18, 2004, 12:30:09 PM
Quote from: Cinephile

I read that a few times and the most insincere part was telling me you needed them for your work.



what can I say... its true... some of us really work... and by work I dont mean read/post XIXAX all day  8)
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: pete on March 18, 2004, 12:31:57 PM
Quote from: Fernando
Quote from: andyk
I need to be updated on everything thats going on in music, tv, movies, etc... for my work...


Do you need uptades on your favourite tv show or movie?
Dont' wait them to be printed!!! Look for MacUpdates daily at xixax.com, fastest newsman on the net.


fastest newsman in the sack too!
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: godardian on March 18, 2004, 01:57:08 PM
Quote from: Thrindle
Quote from: godardian
Me, too (they even published one of my letters to the editor!).


Highly impressed! There is some high quality writing in that magazine.  Which issue was your letter in????


It was in response to the "Royalty" issue and was published in the issue late last year with Annie Liebovitz's parade of hot music stars on the cover... see if you can guess which letter is mine!!  :)
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Thrindle on March 18, 2004, 02:10:03 PM
Quote from: godardian
It was in response to the "Royalty" issue and was published in the issue late last year with Annie Liebovitz's parade of hot music stars on the cover... see if you can guess which letter is mine!!  :)


I have a sick feeling that I won't have that issue... I think it was during the time when I was really broke... I'm always broke cuz I'm a student - but I was really broke then.  I'm GONNA LOOK THOUGH!!!
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: cine on March 18, 2004, 02:47:17 PM
Quote from: andyk
Quote from: Cinephile

I read that a few times and the most insincere part was telling me you needed them for your work.


what can I say... its true... some of us really work... and by work I dont mean read/post XIXAX all day  8)

Must really work with all those 'hot chicks'...  8)
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Kal on March 18, 2004, 02:54:38 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: andyk
Quote from: Cinephile

I read that a few times and the most insincere part was telling me you needed them for your work.


what can I say... its true... some of us really work... and by work I dont mean read/post XIXAX all day  8)

Must really work with all those 'hot chicks'...  8)


I do  :twisted:
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 18, 2004, 05:21:48 PM
Quote from: andyk
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: andyk
Quote from: Cinephile

I read that a few times and the most insincere part was telling me you needed them for your work.


what can I say... its true... some of us really work... and by work I dont mean read/post XIXAX all day  8)

Must really work with all those 'hot chicks'...  8)


I do  :twisted:


Yeah he works them, didn't you see his magazine subscription?

There's quite a few hot chicks in Ads...
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Kal on March 18, 2004, 07:13:14 PM
Pas Raport? I saw you have me in your signature now... I'm flattered... but do you honestly believe I would make it up and brag over something so stupid like Magazine subscriptions? You dont need to be elite to get them you know... they just cost about 20 bucks a year each and you can get them right at your home too :)
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Kal on April 14, 2004, 10:12:15 AM
Man I subscribed to The Hollywood Reporter... which I consider a piece of crap compared to Variety... but they're sending me the daily version directly to my email... as the fucking print arrives like a week later to Miami...

Anyways if anyone ever needs it let me know!
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Slick Shoes on April 14, 2004, 11:15:00 AM
Me and my old roommate subscribed to: Spin, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Men's Health and Maxim. Rarely did I get around to reading all of them. Mainly, it was for shits and giggles.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: cron on April 14, 2004, 11:35:49 AM
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: Thrindle
Vanity Fair... my monthly addiction...


Me, too (they even published one of my letters to the editor!).




care to transcribe??    :-D ??

i  want a suscription to res magazine too.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: md on April 15, 2004, 08:37:23 PM
res is a great magazine but it seems like a ripoff for the price...the only thing I like is the digital habitat portion and once in a while they will cover an intersting director
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Tictacbk on April 16, 2004, 12:17:34 AM
Cigar Afficianado is an excellent magazine, even if you don't smoke cigars.  I highly reccommend it.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Stefen on April 16, 2004, 12:18:48 AM
Quote from: Tictacbk
Cigar Afficianado is an excellent magazine, even if you don't smoke cigars.  I highly reccommend it.


I subscribe to pompous ass instead.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: cine on April 16, 2004, 07:26:45 AM
Quote from: Stefen
I subscribe to pompous ass instead.

So does Elton John.
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: SHAFTR on April 16, 2004, 09:21:06 AM
Quote from: godardian


Film Comment




Would you recommend it?  Would American Cinematographer be a better choice?  Some other film mag?
Title: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Find Your Magali on April 18, 2004, 12:24:52 PM
Sports Illustratred
Creative Screenwriting
Script
Smithsonian

My subscription to Wired has lapsed, and I miss it.

I pick up Film Comment a few times a year at the bookstore. If the cover entices me.
Title: Re: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: MacGuffin on March 05, 2007, 09:17:06 PM
Hachette pulls plug on Premiere
Movie magazine shutters after 20-year run
Source: Variety

Hachette Filipacchi pulled the plug on Premiere on Monday, confirming widespread rumors that the embattled movie mag would be shuttered.

Many of the company's edit staffers will reportedly leave the company, including editor-in-chief Peter Herbst.

The April issue, which features Will Ferrell on the cover for "Blades of Glory," will be mag's last. Staffers put the issue to bed about 10 days ago.

Premiere publisher Paul Turcotte could be named to another post within Hachette, though there was no official confirmation of a new role.

Magazine, which is pubbed 10 times per year, will continue to exist online.

Specifics on how many staffers would migrate, how often content will be refreshed and how many of the mag's regular features will be maintained were undisclosed.

News of the mag's print demise brings to an end what has been something of a media soap opera for the New York-based title, which employs five print edit staffers in its Hollywood bureau and an estimated several dozen in its flagship Gotham offices.

Hachette and parent company Lagardere were trying to sell the title earlier this year, but bidders were reportedly thin for the troubled pub. Mag saw its ad pages decline nearly 25% in 2006.

Announcement marks the closure of another pub for Hachette, which also shuttered Elle Girl and startup Shock.

The 20-year old Premiere had its heyday in the 1990s, when the appetite for insider movie news grew.

Even today, mag publishes a Hollywood power list and industry scuttlebutt under sections like "Yes It's True: News You're Not Supposed to Know," alongside more consumer-friendly stories, such as a list of overrated movies.

But the trade-flavored pieces Premiere once specialized in have become less relevant as consumer dailies have taken more of an interest in the trade, while sites like Defamer have proliferated on the demand for near-instantaneous industry gossip.

Premiere also faced the challenge of being a long-lead mag in a realm where news moves increasingly quickly. Oscar predictions, for example, can't be made months in advance without running the risk of becoming stale by the time the print edition hits newsstands.

And while interest in celeb news is by many indications stronger than ever, sites like TMZ and PerezHilton have proved more adept at breaking and keeping up with news.

Hachette's new strategy is to move in a newsier direction, offering more timely items on Premiere.com and on mobile platforms -- routes that would also be less costly.

"This step is consistent with our strategy to examine our portfolio of brands to determine the best business plan for each based on its category and the marketplace," Hachette prexy-CEO Jack Kliger said in a statement.

Company will continue publishing international editions in territories such as France, where the mag started in the 1970s.
Title: Re: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: pete on March 07, 2007, 01:15:52 PM
no way, the only film magazine that's any good is american cinematographers, it's actually about filmmaking.  filmmaker is good too, but it doesnt' seem to come out very frequently.  film comment, like all them other pompous pedigree rags, are written mostly by people who only know how to watch movies.
american cinematographer + the paris review = the only thing a wannabe filmmaker needs to stay inspired.
Title: Re: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: Stefen on August 19, 2009, 03:27:49 PM
So I finally broke down and subscribed to The Paris Review. I'd been contemplating it for years but finally just did it. Can't wait for my first issue.

On a side note, why the fuck does it still take 6-8 weeks to receive your first issue of a magazine subscription. If you order online you should get your first issue a week or so later.
Title: Re: Which magazines do you subscribe to?
Post by: pete on August 19, 2009, 03:30:12 PM
I said it way back when I was much more pompous.  now I barely read!
but paris review should still be good.  they just ran excerpts of Herzog's journals from Fitzcaraldo.  pretty fun!