Best Free iPad App of the Week: Yippee Ki-Yay Movie Magazine

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Yippee Ki-Yay iPad Movie Magazine

One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Yippee Ki-Yay!, a superb new bi-monthly iPad movie magazine. The app is Issue 1 and includes movie reviews, previews of some heavily-awaited films that will be released this year, and an excellent features section. Here’s a little more on some of the content in the first issue:

Celebrating 25 years since the release of the original, YKY speak to screenwriter, Steven E. da Souza about the making of an action masterpiece!
Bringing you a selection of this years most exciting movies, featuring: Iron Man 3; Thor: The Dark Word; Man Of Steel and Kick-Ass 2!
An in depth interview with Mondo’s creative director, Justin Ishmael, about the movie industry’s most creative poster design boutique. Also, the top five Mondo posters of all time, as selected by Justin.

Yippee Ki-Yay iPad Movie Magazine
I really like the reviews in YKY. They’re short (just over one screen full in portrait mode), sharp and very witty. Here’s one quick excerpt from the review of ‘Hitchcock’:

Once upon a lunchtime, someone in Hollywood had the bright idea to turn Stephen Rebello’s insightful book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho – which detailed the production of of the director’s notorious, groundbreaking 1960 horror film – into a movie. Unfortunately for us, someone else went away and made it, compressing the book’s rich detail into dreadful expository dialogue and, worst of all, turning the two key players – gloomy Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and his haughty wife Alam (Helen Mirren) – into a bickering couple that would barely cut it as sitcom characters.

Yippee Ki-Yay iPad Movie Magazine

Reviews in this issue include Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, The Last Stand, Flight, and quite a few more.

The Features section is excellent too – with the great interviews mentioned above, the previews of notable 2013 releases, and what looks like the start of a regular series – The Greatest Film You’ve Never Seen #1.

Yippee Ki-Yay iPad Movie Magazine

Yippee Ki-Yay iPad Movie Magazine

You can play trailers within the app and share some of your favorite pages via Twitter – hopefully a few more sharing options will be added in a future update.

YKY’s great content is presented in a great interface. The artwork is striking and original, text sizes are good and typography is used well throughout the app. Basically it’s a pleasure to browse through and read – as any really good magazine should be.

I’m not a huge movie buff but I enjoy reading good, smart reviews and I love YKY’s mix of content and great iPad magazine design. I think this may well become one of my favorite iPad magazines.

Here’s an App Store link for Yippee Ki-Yay!.

If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week. We’ve also recently put together a best of the best of our selections from the last year in a Top 25 Best Free iPad Apps list.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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