Keith Phipps

Keith Phipps writes about movies and other aspects of pop culture. You can find his work in such publications as the Ringer, Rolling Stone, Vulture, Decider, Polygon and the Verge. Keith also co-hosts the podcasts 'The Next Picture Show' and 'Random Movie Night' and lives in Chicago with his wife and child. Follow him on Twitter at @kphipps3000.

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Does Every Kids’ Movie Character Really Need a Tragic Backstory?

Hugh Lofting’s 1920 novel The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts Never…

The Extra-Horny Story of ‘Starcrash,’ the Most Shameless ‘Star Wars’ Rip-Off Ever Made

In 1979, audiences finally had a chance to miss Star Wars. Released on May 25, 1977, George Lucas’ film had become a phenomenon like no…

What Would It Actually Be Like to Be Digested in a Sarlacc for a Thousand Years?

About a quarter of the way through Return of the Jedi, the film unexpectedly provides a vision of Hell. After being exposed, captured and tormented…