Sunday, April 08, 2007

R.I.P. Premiere Magazine

Damn, I've had a subscription to this mag for years, since 1989. The 1st issue I received had Indy 3's Harrison Ford & Stevie Spielberg on the cover.

With movie news galore all over the net, it's certainly past its prime. But I always got a kick out of getting the latest issue and filling up on pretty useless movie trivia and news about upcoming releases.

Premiere - godspeed.

10 comments:

Thomas Crymes said...

Or should it be Godsped.

Wasn't Premiere the magazine where Peter Travers gave Glory a D (only review I've ever remembered)?

If so, good-riddens.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

That was Rolling Stone, but yes, that cocksucker gave Glory a D. A Fucking D!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It deserved a C at best. Travers is a terrific critic

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Oh, since he's such a "terrific critic" that means every review is dead on? Um....no. But if you'd like to go and listen to him like a little lemming, go do that. He is the ONLY critic that gave that movie such a low grade.

The Moviequill said...

one less mag to read at Borders sipping on a java... bummer. They should have melded with Entertainment Tonight or something.

Speaking of mags what you think of the new Script since Final Draft bought them out?

Anonymous said...

"Oh, since he's such a "terrific critic" that means every review is dead on? Um....no. But if you'd like to go and listen to him like a little lemming, go do that."

Wow! Overly sensitive. And not very accurate. I disagree with him all the time. But I think he gives honest reviews. Not sure why you felt the need to try and insult me, just because I don't like the damn movie as much as you do.

"He is the ONLY critic that gave that movie such a low grade. "

I doubt that's true. But either way, should he have just said, "well, everybody else liked it so I should fall in line."?

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Nah, I guess you're entitled to your opinion, even though it's wrong. Just kiddin.'

Still think Travers is a dope though.

Anonymous said...

Patrick,

It's cool. We probably all have that critic or two that piss us off. I like Ebert, but still haven't forgiven him giving such a bad review to Fight Club.

EDDIE said...

I thought Glory was so-so, so you're both wrong. :-)

Joe Valdez said...

Rolling Stone has always been a very sad excuse for a magazine, in my opinion. I can't recall ever reading a review by Peter Travers, but come on, Glory a D? That one's at least an A-. "I love the 54th."

Patrick, there was a good article in the L.A. Times a few weeks ago about the demise of Premiere Magazine. It mentioned that at one time, Premiere was the source for readers interested in how movies were made and the deals behind them. Now it seems, fewer and fewer people find that interesting. It's all about celebrity gossip now.