Chaz Lipp

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Chaz Lipp
Chaz Lipp is a Las Vegas-based freelance writer whose focus is film and music. A jazz saxophonist, Chaz's new album 'Good Merlin' - with his band The Groove Tripp and guest vocalist Sanjaya Malakar - is available at all the usual e-tailers.

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Articles From Chaz Lipp
Tuesday Jun 19, 2018 05:00 AM ET
Understated and thoroughly tasteful, this intimate concert makes a strong case for Norah Jones as a consummate pop-jazz performer.
Monday Jun 18, 2018 15:00 AM ET
Thanks to great performances by everyone in the cast, 'Flower' manages to overcome its weak second half.
Monday Jun 18, 2018 05:00 AM ET
If you're skittish about direct-to-video titles, don't be when it comes to this thriller. Strong cast, thoughtful storytelling, and an unpredictable plot combine for a strong result.
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018 45:00 AM ET
Extraordinary documentary charts the life and career of the rock guitar legend, leaving no stone unturned.
Monday Jun 11, 2018 25:00 AM ET
Lean and mean slasher thriller cuts right to the chase, almost literally, and doesn't let up for 86 pulse-pounding minutes.
Monday Jun 11, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Likable, breezy "coming out" teen rom-com coasts on the agreeableness of its teen performers. There's not a whole lot to it though, truth be told.
Friday Jun 8, 2018 35:00 PM ET
The new 2017 'DuckTales' reboot, an update of the kids' classic from the '80s, continues to roll out on DVD with six episodes (and a couple vintage surprises too!).
Wednesday Jun 6, 2018 45:00 AM ET
The 1953 beloved Disney animated classic is back in print - outfitted with some new bonus materials too.
Wednesday Jun 6, 2018 25:00 AM ET
Surprise, surprise - the 'Death Wish' remake is actually pretty enjoyable, and a welcome return to a high-profile starring role for Bruce Willis after years in direct-to-video purgatory.
Tuesday Jun 5, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Far from a kiddie classic for the ages, there's very little to recommend about Disney's expensive adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel.
Monday Jun 4, 2018 40:00 PM ET
The original 'Escape Plan' debuts in UHD just in time for the upcoming sequel, 'Escape Plan 2: Hades.' What the original has that the sequel doesn't: Arnold Schwarzenegger co-starring alongside Stallone.
Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00 AM ET
This mood piece set in 1920 Ireland may not have traditional scares, but it has chilling atmosphere to spare.
Wednesday May 23, 2018 40:00 PM ET
Even Jennifer Lawrence's daring star turn can't quite elevate this leaden-paced spy thriller. Weak-stomach alert: this film contains lots of graphic torture and sexual degradation.
Wednesday May 23, 2018 35:00 AM ET
Funny, twisty comedy-thriller with a great cast. Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and scene-stealer Jesse Plemons all shine.
Tuesday May 22, 2018 50:00 AM ET
The true story of how three brave friends prevented any loss of life during a terrorist attack about a train bound from Amsterdam to Paris. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Friday May 18, 2018 25:00 PM ET
A fast-paced, feature-length overview of the guitar master's long career that puts the focus squarely where it should be: on the music. Also includes live footage from Beck's 2007 Montreux Jazz Fest performance.
Tuesday May 15, 2018 30:00 AM ET
The megahit from Marvel Studios lands on home video while it is simultaneously still riding a phenomenal box office success. Where does this ambitious film fall in the pantheon of MCU hits?
Tuesday May 8, 2018 35:00 PM ET
The third and final film in the cash-cow series is now available on home video for watching again and again (not that the film really demands it!).
Tuesday May 1, 2018 15:00 AM ET
A truly amazing true story of the initial U.S. military response to the 9/11 attacks—Chris Hemsworth leads a strong cast that also includes Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.
Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 35:00 AM ET
A gentle romance in which an egotistical country superstar is called by to his hometown to face a tragic event—only to be met with a shocking revelation.
Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Gerard Butler delivers a knockout performance in this surprisingly substantive cops-and-bank robbers crime thriller.
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018 50:00 PM ET
A gently funny and surprisingly action-packed sequel that pulls off the delicate trick of making you care about a CG-animated bear.
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018 50:00 PM ET
'The Incident' is an intense neo-noir thriller that starts off edgy and continues to build. Don't miss the chance to catch up with this 1967 gem.
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018 05:00 AM ET
Cute kid's movie combines zombie apocalypse elements with 'High School Musical' and the 'Bring It On' series. Originally produced for the Disney Channel.
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018 20:00 AM ET
After a long delay due to a difficult production, the 'Maze Runner' saga finds closure with this rough-and-ready, exciting action epic.
Friday Apr 20, 2018 55:00 AM ET
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, this Steven Spielberg-directed drama is truthfully a bit of a slog despite the efforts of stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
Sunday Apr 15, 2018 10:00 AM ET
The 'Insidious' franchise rolls on with the fourth entry in the popular horror series.
Thursday Apr 12, 2018 45:00 AM ET
Music, dancing, and showmanship combine for a fulfilling entertainment that turned out to be a big sleeper hit. Hugh Jackman shines as P.T. Barnum.
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018 00:00 AM ET
It's back—the 1993 family classic about baseball, friendship, and a beast of a bulldog. The package includes a new booklet, poster, and cards.
Monday Apr 9, 2018 20:00 AM ET
After a six year dry spell, HBO brings back Larry David's popular sitcom—the 'Ninth Season DVD arrives on the news of the network's order for a tenth season.
Friday Apr 6, 2018 40:00 PM ET
A tumultuous post-production process involving the heavily-publicized replacement of a key cast member does nothing to diminish what is director Ridley Scott's best movie in years.
Friday Apr 6, 2018 40:00 PM ET
Delayed more than a year, this Ivan Reitman-produced comedy found almost no audience in theaters last Christmas. It's too vulgar for family viewing, too warm-and-fuzzy for most raunchfest fans.
Friday Mar 30, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Historically important as the band's final filmed performance, this Blu-ray/CD package is essential for Doors fans.
Friday Mar 23, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Lots and lots of money just can elevate a completely uninspired story as DC's finest come together to fight yet another planet-threatening CG bad guy. This time it's Steppenwolf, but 'Justice League' is no magic carpet ride.
Wednesday Mar 21, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Culled from interviews conducted over many years, Paul Du Noyer paints an intimate portrait of Paul McCartney as he looks back on the span of his career.
Wednesday Mar 14, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Unbelievably tacky (and exhibiting no style of its own), director Craig Gillespie's 'I, Tonya' allows audiences the opportunity to laugh and point fingers at a real-life story of physical and emotional abuse.
Tuesday Mar 13, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Fear the Walking Dead hits its stride in season two and continues to deepen in complexity throughout the third season. Better than the "main" 'Walking Dead' in every way.
Friday Mar 9, 2018 25:00 AM ET
Agatha Christie's 1934 classic get the deluxe, big budget treatment in Murder on the Orient Express. Kenneth Branagh does double-duty as director and star, playing the elaborately mustachioed detective Hercule Poirot. Self-proclaimed to be "probably the greatest detective in...
Tuesday Mar 6, 2018 10:00 PM ET
Funnier than the previous 'Thor' outings, this one makes up for a certain lack of gravitas with a lot of surprises and non-stop fun.
Monday Mar 5, 2018 05:00 PM ET
Stan Lee executive produced this horror film (that has no link to Marvel Comics' Sandman, co-created by Lee) that co-stars Tobin Bell, playing creepy—but not as creepy as his signature Jigsaw role.
Tuesday Feb 27, 2018 50:00 PM ET
The sequel to the 2015 hit family film has been met with universal acclaim. If you missed it in theaters, here comes your chance to get caught up at home.
Tuesday Feb 27, 2018 10:00 PM ET
Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, and the DC Extended Universe gang arrive on a variety of physical home media formats on March 13. 'Justice League,' the fall 2017 blockbuster sequel to 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' is also currently available as a Digital HD download.
Monday Feb 26, 2018 15:00 PM ET
Gary Oldman's jaw-dropping performance as Winston Churchill highlights this six-time Oscar nominated film.
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 00:00 PM ET
Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, HBO's 'The Deuce' is the gritty new show from the creative team behind 'The Wire' and 'Treme.'
Friday Feb 16, 2018 10:00 PM ET
Directed by Arthur Hiller, this satirical look at the chaos within a Manhattan teaching hospital won an Oscar for Paddy Chayefsky's biting screenplay.
Wednesday Feb 7, 2018 55:00 AM ET
The 'Bad Moms' gang returns, this time with their own moms in tow, for a rude 'n' crude holiday romp.
Thursday Feb 1, 2018 20:00 PM ET
There's a lot of life, er—make that death—left in the ol' 'Saw' franchise after all. This one provides more slice'n'dice gore.
Thursday Feb 1, 2018 40:00 PM ET
Just as boring as the 1982 original, but nearly an hour longer. Harrison Ford returns in a supporting role.
Friday Jan 26, 2018 05:00 PM ET
Scary and funny, the 2017 'It' does Stephen King proud. A cast of mostly young newcomers delivers rich performances.
Friday Jan 26, 2018 40:00 PM ET
The excellent cast, led by Ewan McGregor in a dual role as two brothers with a highly troubled relationship, makes 'Fargo' well worth watching.

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