Chaz Lipp

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Chaz Lipp
Chaz Lipp is a Seattle-based freelance writer whose focus is music and film. As “The Other Chad,” he has written for the online magazine Blogcritics.org since 2008. When he’s not writing, Chaz can be found trolling jazz clubs, attempting to find somewhere to play his sax (whether anyone wants to hear it or not).


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Articles From Chaz Lipp
Wednesday Jul 1, 2015 10:00 AM ET
An uninspired buddy comedy starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. Ferrell goes through the same, old, tired comic paces we've seen him do many times before.
Sunday Jun 28, 2015 50:00 PM ET
The discovery of a letter handwritten by John Lennon changes the life of its recipient, an aging pop superstar (Al Pacino), some 40 years after it was original sent (and subsequently lost).
Tuesday Jun 23, 2015 55:00 PM ET
How is it that John Travolta has returned to making dull direct-to-video movies? He needs another comeback film, and this isn't it.
Sunday Jun 21, 2015 00:00 PM ET
Debuting on Blu-ray as limited edition releases: State of Grace, The Young Lions, The Night of the Generals, Absolute Beginners, Mississippi Mermaid
Sunday Jun 21, 2015 40:00 PM ET
Olivia Wilde is too talented an actress to be stuck in this hash of recycled ideas. At least it's only 83 minutes long, hence not too painful to sit through.
Sunday Jun 21, 2015 25:00 AM ET
Kristen Stewart as PFC Amy Cole and Peyman Moaadi as detainee Ali Amir make this Guantanamo Bay-set drama quite compelling.
Sunday Jun 21, 2015 40:00 AM ET
A mega-Polaroid camera takes pics 24 hours into the future in this sci-fi thriller. Inspired by "A Most Unusual Camera" from season two of Twilight Zone.
Friday Jun 19, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Killing Jesus originally aired on National Geographic, where it broke ratings records for the network. Now the entire film is presented with "making of" featurettes.
Tuesday Jun 16, 2015 20:00 AM ET
This particular performance mode is starting to become old hat for Liam Neeson. His latest dour thriller never quite takes off despite an excellent cast.
Tuesday Jun 16, 2015 10:00 AM ET
It's difficult to completely dislike a film as stylish and inventive as Matthew Vaughn's directorial follow-up to his 2011 comic book classic X-Men: First Class. Plus it has a cool cameo by Mark Hammil.
Tuesday Jun 9, 2015 10:00 AM ET
As a teen rom-com, it's too predictable. But a confident star turn by Mae Whitman makes it worth watching.
Tuesday Jun 9, 2015 00:00 AM ET
A two-man acting showcase for Dennis Franz and Dustin Hoffman, this David Mamet-adaptation debuts on Blu-ray as a limited edition (3,000 copies).
Monday Jun 8, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Criterion has issued a cinematographer-supervised restoration of The Rose and it looks better than ever.
Monday Jun 8, 2015 05:00 AM ET
The Dreamworks animated series, based on the 2013 feature film Turbo, arrives as a three-disc set with nearly 10 hours of content.
Monday Jun 1, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Jupiter Ascending is a mishmash of homages and rip-offs of past sci-fi films, written and directed by The Wachowskis. The film looks and sounds great at least.
Sunday May 31, 2015 50:00 PM ET
It got kind of passed over at the box office earlier in the year, but this Will Smith vehicle has an awful lot of entertainment value.
Sunday May 31, 2015 20:00 PM ET
Kevin Costner in an inspirational sports movie based on a true story - that's a good start. Even though it's predictable, it still works.
Sunday May 31, 2015 35:00 PM ET
Crowd-funded on Kickstarter, this Spike Lee misfire is a remake of the 1973 Bill Gunn film Ganja and Hess.
Sunday May 31, 2015 00:00 PM ET
From Disney Junior comes another collection of episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. There's also a toy "pet grooming" kit available (sold separately).
Thursday May 28, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Every episode of the 1960s television classic in one big DVD set (33 discs) from Shout! Factory.
Thursday May 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Director Clint Eastwood tells the story of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in this award-winning, blockbuster film.
Sunday May 17, 2015 55:00 AM ET
This beautifully restored Hitchcock obscurity also boasts film historian commentary and a new video essay.
Saturday May 16, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Director King Vidor's final film was also the final film that Tyrone Power worked on, but the actor passed away before the film was completed. He was replaced by Yul Brynner.
Saturday May 16, 2015 45:00 PM ET
Based on the life of Phoolan Devi, this harrowing film was directed by Shekhar Kapur (director of both Queen Elizabeth I biopics). His audio commentary is included on this limited edition release.
Thursday May 14, 2015 45:00 PM ET
It's overlong (but at least an hour, and the total runtime is less than two), but Johnny Depp diehards might appreciate the modest chuckles sprinkled throughout this box office disaster.
Sunday May 10, 2015 05:00 PM ET
While you may know "cobbler" as a tasty, fruit-based dessert, it's also the name of a person who repairs shoes. Adam Sandler plays such a person, equipped with a magical machine.
Saturday May 9, 2015 30:00 PM ET
Take away the hype surrounding E.L. James' novel and you're left with a glossy, well-produced "Skinemax"-type flick. It's hard not to like Dakota Johnson though, she adds a desperately-needed spark to the dullness.
Saturday May 9, 2015 05:00 PM ET
Not funny enough to be a comedy, not dramatic enough to be a drama, this low-key courtroom drama at least features a good performance by Kevin Costner.
Saturday May 9, 2015 15:00 AM ET
Rabbits Run will be the first all-new animated Looney Tunes feature film in years.
Saturday May 9, 2015 05:00 AM ET
This two-disc collection contains 11 Peanuts specials, all of which received either an Emmy nomination or an Emmy win.
Wednesday May 6, 2015 00:00 PM ET
Five Frank Sinatra classics on Blu-ray with a hardcover photo book: Anchors Aweigh, On the Town, Guys and Dolls, Ocean's 11, and Robin and the 7 Hoods.
Tuesday May 5, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Richard LaGravenese adapts Jason Robert Brown's musical, buoyed by strong performances by leads Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
Sunday May 3, 2015 10:00 AM ET
A mild romantic music starring Pat Boone and Shirley Jones. Boone is a juvenile delinquent sent to live with on his aunt and uncle's farm. The title tune was a number one hit.
Sunday May 3, 2015 55:00 AM ET
A fan-pleasing, "greatest hits" concert film live during Shania Twain's Las Vegas residency. Includes an hour-long documentary special that takes a "behind the scenes" look at the show.
Saturday May 2, 2015 45:00 PM ET
This is what film fans have been longing for: a Martin Scorsese-supervised remastered GoodFellas, complete with a lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround mix.
Saturday May 2, 2015 55:00 AM ET
This is a sci-fi/fantasy extravaganza from 1974, the product of producer-director-writer John Boorman's elaborate vision. Only 5,000 copies of this edition have been issued.
Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 35:00 PM ET
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, this thriller arrives on Digital HD June 2, two weeks prior to Blu-ray and DVD, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 10:00 PM ET
From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment comes one of the year's most highly anticipated home video releases, Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning box office smash.
Monday Apr 27, 2015 35:00 PM ET
A raw nerve of a film, this Ingmar Bergman classic is not for the faint of heart. This depiction of two sisters caring for a terminally ill third sister is emotionally devastating.
Monday Apr 27, 2015 55:00 AM ET
Paul Thomas Anderson's uproariously funny head trip boasts a terrific cast led by Joaquin Phoenix, who delivers a supremely off-the-wall performance. It may not make much sense, but it's a trip worth taking.
Sunday Apr 26, 2015 35:00 AM ET
This visually-striking character study follows the plight of a Northern Irish "organization" member over the course of one very long night. Nominated for one Oscar (Best Film Editing).
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 55:00 PM ET
Limited edition Blu-ray releases for the month of April are: Richard III (1995), The Fantasticks, The Remains of the Day, April Love, Zardoz, The Story of Adele H.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 40:00 PM ET
The six-part miniseries based on Lawrence Hill's novel of the same name. The title comes from an actual Revolutionary War-era document.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 15:00 AM ET
Stingers and Zingers is a 20-plus hour, eight-disc collection that boasts 24 complete roasts. Hall of Famers is a more economical, single-disc edition.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Award-winning filmmaker Elif Refig's debut feature-length film won the prestigious FIPRESCI Award among other distinguished awards.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 30:00 AM ET
The Beginner's Bible Volumes One and Two offer three animated Bible stories each, all aimed at younger viewers.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 50:00 AM ET
This sobering drama stars Sharon Lawrence and Annika Marks. This award-winning film has been a favorite on the festival circuit.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 50:00 AM ET
Get caught up on the fourth season of HBO's Girls and the second season (and final, barring an upcoming one-time special) of Looking.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 10:00 AM ET
The worldwide box office hit and critical darling will boast a 90-minute "making of" documentary.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015 45:00 AM ET
Shakespeare's language remains, while director Richard Loncraine transplants the 16th century setting to '30s-era England. Ian McKellen dominates the film in the title role.

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