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
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.
Friday Apr 24, 2015 20:00 PM ET
An H.G. Wells adaptation from 1964, this sci-fi adventure centers on an international group of lunar astronauts discovering they aren't the first humans on the moon.
Friday Apr 24, 2015 55:00 PM ET
Both the R-rated theatrical cut and the longer "unrated" cut of the latest Bryan Mills adventure are included on the new Blu-ray edition.
Thursday Apr 23, 2015 45:00 AM ET
RZA is back as The Blacksmith for another round of old school, martial arts action in this sequel.
Tuesday Apr 21, 2015 50:00 AM ET
Sort of a combination of I Love You, Man and Hitch (but not as good as either), The Wedding Ringer at least boasts some fun moments between stars Kevin Hart and Josh Gad.
Monday Apr 20, 2015 20:00 AM ET
This two-disc Shout Factory reissue adds a bunch of brand new special features to John Carpenter's beloved cult classic.
Friday Apr 17, 2015 45:00 PM ET
The first one was a dramatically effective fright flick. The sequel is dull and unnecessary. Even many of the big scare moments are just fake-outs.
Friday Apr 17, 2015 25:00 AM ET
The two Dannys (Trejo and Glover) are back for more action after a video of the aged pair whooping a bunch of a bank robbers goes viral.
Monday Apr 13, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The 1982 cult classic arrives on Blu-ray with a bonus features including new cast and crew interviews. Features Michael J. Fox in a very early role.
Monday Apr 13, 2015 30:00 AM ET
The slow-burn performance by Jake Hoffman is the best reason to check out this moody independent film about a creepy EDM artist.
Saturday Apr 11, 2015 40:00 PM ET
Hot on the heels of Lifetime's disastrous Aaliyah biopic comes this similarly shoddy Whitney Houston biopic. Angela Bassett makes her directorial debut here..
Friday Apr 10, 2015 55:00 PM ET
The story of the mutiny on the Bounty has been told on screen before, but not with as much attention to historical accuracy as this 1984 Roger Donaldson film.
Wednesday Apr 8, 2015 05:00 PM ET
More than ten years later, Brett Ratner's Caribbean-set lark remains breezily entertaining. Warner Bros. has issued this one on Blu-ray for the first time.
Tuesday Apr 7, 2015 45:00 AM ET
A technically well-produced WGN America series about The Manhattan Project, the storytelling trips over itself at times due to the multitude of soapy subplots.
Monday Apr 6, 2015 05:00 AM ET
This 1999 police thriller, starring Mark Wahlberg and Chow Yun-fat, comes to Blu-ray for the first time.
Monday Apr 6, 2015 50:00 AM ET
A two-disc starter set for fans looking to get a taste of The Original Series. There are eight classic Captain Kirk episodes culled from seasons one and two.
Sunday Apr 5, 2015 55:00 AM ET
This recent Australian horror film lives up to all the hype. It's both a traditional boogeyman fright flick and a deeply disturbing psychological thriller—and a new classic.
Saturday Apr 4, 2015 25:00 PM ET
Robert Montgomery directed and starred in this 1947 adaptation of the Dorothy B. Hughes novel of the same. Criterion's supplements include a great new commentary track by two film noir experts.
Friday Apr 3, 2015 15:00 PM ET
This coming-of-age drama centers on four friends, recently graduated from high school, who band together to compete in a bicycle race. Nominated for five Oscars (winner of one).
Thursday Apr 2, 2015 45:00 AM ET
Hugh Grant is back, delivering a winningly subdued performance as has-been screenwriter Keith Michaels. The impressive cast includes Oscar-winners J.K. Simmons and Marisa Tomei.
Monday Mar 30, 2015 15:00 AM ET
This Morgan Freeman-narrated IMAX documentary introduces viewers to the world of the adorable lemur, viewable in either 2D or 3D.

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