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
Friday Jul 29, 2016 00:00 AM ET
From the director of Once comes a love letter to the music, styles, and sensibilities of the mid-'80s.
Thursday Jul 28, 2016 05:00 AM ET
The reviews were great and with such a skillful balance of comedy and drama, it's not hard to see why even 14 years after the original film.
Monday Jul 25, 2016 40:00 AM ET
Often mean-spirited, this Melissa McCarthy comedy wears out its welcome way too quickly. It's never a good sign when the gag reel is funnier than the movie itself.
Thursday Jul 21, 2016 30:00 AM ET
With an extra half hour of footage that expands on the plot, the "Ultimate Edition" is the way to go with this ambitious entry in the DC Extended Universe.
Tuesday Jul 19, 2016 55:00 PM ET
Now's the time to snag this limited edition reissue of the 1975 cult classic.
Thursday Jul 14, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes in this 1959 Hammer Productions adaptation of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic.
Wednesday Jul 6, 2016 20:00 AM ET
Rated NC-17, this cult curiosity - which stars Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Hoskins, and Veronica Cartwright - will grab you by the collar and hold your attention.
Tuesday Jun 28, 2016 55:00 AM ET
The title says it all in this not-bad psychological thriller starring Laurence Fishburne and Thomas Jane.
Friday Jun 24, 2016 20:00 PM ET
This edition adds about ten minutes to the film's running time and packs in hours of new supplements that should make fans happy.
Friday Jun 17, 2016 05:00 AM ET
This inert sci-fi thriller is an exercise in style aided by an over-qualified cast. But where's the substance?
Monday Jun 13, 2016 25:00 PM ET
Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward star in this 1954 Western, which boasts a dynamic score by Bernard Herrmann.
Monday Jun 13, 2016 40:00 AM ET
A disappointingly brief documentary about space exploration. Star Trek: The Next Generation's Patrick Stewart is the headlining narrator (out of a trio of narrators).
Thursday Jun 9, 2016 25:00 AM ET
A young Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin in an Oscar-winning dual role, and Nat "King" Cole in final film appearance—all part of this Western romp from 1965.
Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 35:00 PM ET
This crime thriller boasts an overqualified cast (and not enough else).
Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 05:00 AM ET
It's painful to report, especially considering how incredible and exciting the true story is, but this Disney production is frustratingly uneven.
Friday May 27, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Fifty Shade's starlet Dakota Johnson shines in an otherwise mediocre romantic comedy.
Friday May 20, 2016 25:00 AM ET
Despite a few scattered chuckles, this Robert De Niro and Zac Efron comedy is pretty much DOA.
Tuesday May 17, 2016 20:00 AM ET
Fans won't want to miss Ryan Reynolds' audio commentary, one of many new features included on the home video edition of the blockbuster Marvel adaptation.
Thursday May 12, 2016 45:00 AM ET
The Pied Piper saga continues in hilarious fashion throughout the second season of Mike Judge's ensemble comedy series.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Director Michael Winner's revenge-oriented Western arrives on Blu-ray boasting interesting performances by Charles Bronson and Jack Palance.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 05:00 AM ET
Still wishing you had gotten in on the 2014 limited edition release of this often-overlooked 1974 Clint Eastwood caper? Twilight Time has issued another limited batch.
Tuesday May 10, 2016 00:00 AM ET
Fans of The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan will want to check out her strong performance in this 'creepy doll'-themed horror flick.
Monday May 9, 2016 20:00 AM ET
On the eve of the long-awaited sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, fans of the 1996 blockbuster can see an extended cut in glorious HD quality.
Monday May 9, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Another style-over-substance exercise by writer-director David O. Russell, the joy in Joy comes courtesy of Jennifer Lawrence's fully-committed performance.
Monday May 2, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Olivia Munn, Benjamin Bratt, and Ken Jeong join the cast, but this sequel is coasting on fumes.
Tuesday Apr 26, 2016 00:00 AM ET
The winner of three Academy Awards (including, at last, a Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio), this is a reference-quality audio and visual presentation.
Wednesday Apr 13, 2016 30:00 AM ET
All four movies, including the new-to-home-video Mockingjay Part 2, accompanied by hours of extra material.
Wednesday Apr 6, 2016 00:00 AM ET
Exposed underwent so much post-production meddling, its director ended up replacing his credit with a pseudonym.
Monday Apr 4, 2016 55:00 AM ET
The virtues of the movie itself will likely continue to spawn arguments among fans for years, but the Blu-ray presentation is beyond reproach.
Thursday Mar 31, 2016 00:00 AM ET
This true crime drama is creepily unnerving and boasts knockout performances by John Hurt and Richard Attenborough.
Wednesday Mar 30, 2016 40:00 AM ET
A remake that gets some things wrong and some things right. Ultimately, the new stars are no Keanu Reeves or Patrick Swayze, but the visuals are stunning.
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 05:00 AM ET
Fast on the heels of the near-universal acclaim that greeted Inside Out, Pixar is back with a decidedly more minor tale.
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 35:00 AM ET
No surprises here: if you (or your kids) liked the first three films, the latest will provide an equally breezy, sight gag-laden viewing experience.
Friday Mar 25, 2016 05:00 AM ET
Ho-hum Western pairs Donald and Kiefer Sutherland as recently reunited father and son fighting a villainous land grabber.
Thursday Mar 24, 2016 20:00 AM ET
Jack Lemmon and Glenn Ford star in this adaptation of writer Frank Harris' semi-autobiographical novel about a hotel clerk-turned-cowboy.
Thursday Mar 24, 2016 15:00 AM ET
This Otto Preminger-directed film noir is adapted from the 1948 novel Night Cry, by William L. Stuart. Film historian commentary is included as a bonus.
Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 20:00 AM ET
This is a love story? I think not. Just the rather uneventful tale of a young woman who doesn't know what she wants.
Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Two '80s time capsule pieces from Cannon Films, both starring Chuck Norris in his heyday, get the high definition treatment courtesy of Shout! Factory.
Monday Mar 21, 2016 00:00 AM ET
It's a bare-bones release of the ten episodes that make up the second (and final, since WGN America cancelled it) season of the A-bomb saga.
Monday Mar 21, 2016 20:00 AM ET
The popular Cinemax action series ends here with another excellent Blu-ray release from HBO Home Entertainment.
Friday Mar 18, 2016 00:00 AM ET
While it didn't find favor among critics and audiences stayed away, this retelling of the familiar Mary Shelley story is well produced and boasts strong acting.
Friday Mar 18, 2016 40:00 AM ET
The movie phenomenon of 2015 is poised to become the home video phenomenon of 2016.
Thursday Mar 17, 2016 15:00 AM ET
Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated, Youth is a moving, funny, and thought-provoking gem. Sure to become a classic.
Wednesday Mar 16, 2016 05:00 AM ET
It was a hit, surely introducing a new generation of fans to Charles Schulz's beloved characters. But how true to its source is it?
Tuesday Mar 15, 2016 15:00 AM ET
As an actors' showcase, Room is ace. A few plot developments border on "gimme a break" level, keeping it from being a truly great movie.
Monday Mar 14, 2016 30:00 AM ET
The well-established chemistry between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler provides of modicum of entertainment early on, but this blow-out house party comedy fizzles fast.
Monday Mar 14, 2016 00:00 AM ET
The five-part Disney XD animated series gently parodies the entire Star Wars saga.
Friday Mar 11, 2016 25:00 AM ET
No bonus tracks on the album (not even previously available ones), but you do get a piece of chalk to write with on the inside cover. Get it for the included Spike Lee doc.
Friday Mar 11, 2016 15:00 AM ET
Year Two takes us back to 1979 for another excellent installment in FX's crime-based anthology series.
Tuesday Mar 8, 2016 55:00 AM ET
It's not exactly Moby-Dick, but rather the story that inspired Herman Melville to write that classic novel. And it's a snoozer.

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