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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: A.V. Club Editor Keith Phipps

This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff's guest is A.V Clubs editor Keith Phipps. They talk about what it's like to be a professional critic, how the AV Club spun off from The Onion, and the implosion of The Oogieloves.

In order to talk about all of these topics, they have to use sentences, and here are some of the specific sentences they use over the course of 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 Phipps on the perks of working at a video store which a lot of the A.V. Club writers have done at one point.

“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 Quentin Tarantino 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 Phipps on changing opinions about a movie after already writing the review.

“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 Phipps on his one movie weakness. 


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