I’ve been reading the AV Club every day for years now, so I am very excited that this week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guest is AV Club editor/writer Keith Phipps. We talk about criticism, the history of the AV Club, and the implosion of The Oogieloves.
Of course, in order to talk about all these things we need to use sentences. Here are some of the sentences you will hear Keith say in this episode:
“We were the first generation growing up that had that kind of access to films. A place like Four Star Video Heaven at the time seemed to have every movie ever made, or more films than I could ever actually get to.” - Keith describing a magical videostore where many Onion and AV Club writers met
“After I saw Inglourious Basterds I was completely baffled by it.I thought it was kind of fun but shallow and by far the least memorable thing QT had done, and I wrote a review reflecting that. After I filed the review I could not stop thinking about the movie and when I watched it again I thought this is maybe the best film he has done. But I stand by the review because it is an accurate reflection of my feelings at the time.” - Keith on how time can shape your view of a movie
“I took myself off dog movies, because I realized I have a soft spot for dogs. I remember giving a kind of passing review to Because Of Winn Dixie and that movie has a dog with a CGI smile.” – Keith’s movie weakness
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Next week - Jay Levey, who has been Weird Al’s manager for 30 years. He’s directed many of Al’s music videos and cowrote/directed one of my all-time favorite movies, UHF. I am not kidding, this is really next week’s episode!