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
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.
Monday Mar 7, 2016 40:00 AM ET
A satirical look at evangelism and Biblical archaeology, this Jared Hess-directed comedy falls flat despite a good cast led by Sam Rockwell.
Friday Mar 4, 2016 30:00 AM ET
All Twilight Time titles are limited editions, but each of these - The Big Heat, Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Hawaiians, Cowboy, Support Your Local Sheriff, The Doll of Satan - are currently available.
Thursday Mar 3, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Willie Nelson and his trusty guitar Trigger return to the Great American Songbook with this relaxed all-Gershwin set.
Thursday Mar 3, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Director Franco Zeffirelli's massive Biblical epic, made-for-TV and broadcast in 1977, is presented in high definition on this two-disc set.
Monday Feb 29, 2016 55:00 AM ET
Though it didn't end up winning Best Picture, it did earn Alejandro Iñárritu his second consecutive Best Director Oscar. And Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar.
Monday Feb 29, 2016 20:00 AM ET
The movie, clunky during its first act, takes flight when Adonis Creed teams up with Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Rocky, 40 years after he earned a nod for the original.
Thursday Feb 25, 2016 10:00 AM ET
The kid-oriented broadcast event of 2015 arrives on DVD, as the TV series it preceded continues to air on the Disney Channel.
Wednesday Feb 24, 2016 05:00 AM ET
Bruce Willis takes a backseat in this crime thriller, playing a supporting role to Kellan Lutz. Deadpool's Gina Carano co-stars.
Wednesday Feb 24, 2016 50:00 AM ET
An Oscar nominee for Best Picture and a mega-blockbuster sci-fi epic arrive on Digital HD in advance of their respective physical releases.
Tuesday Feb 23, 2016 50:00 AM ET
The inspirational true story of college football player Freddie Steinmark, starring Finn Wittrock and Aaron Eckhart.
Monday Feb 22, 2016 50:00 AM ET
This Billy Ray-directed remake of an Oscar-winning Argentinian production packs plenty of acting fireworks, but still lacks tension overall.
Thursday Feb 18, 2016 25:00 AM ET
This mildly funny, relationship-oriented comedy-drama gets off to a low-key start with this eight-episode first season.
Thursday Feb 18, 2016 55:00 AM ET
The two-disc Blu-ray set contains all ten season four episodes and includes Digital HD copies of each episode. Extras include seven episode commentaries.
Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Two live sets of previously unreleased material, recorded the same week in 1976 at San Francisco's Keystone Korner with sax legend Stan Getz.
Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 35:00 AM ET
Black Mass, though unfocused in terms of storytelling, presents a remarkable fact-based account of the crime career of James "Whitey" Bulger. Johnny Depp's hypnotic performance is its greatest asset.
Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 35:00 AM ET
Though not especially creative in terms of presentation, this true account of the 2010 mining disaster rises on the strength of its powerful story.
Monday Feb 15, 2016 30:00 PM ET
An unconventional biopic of the legendary Apple co-founder. Visually stunning, loaded with great performances, and boasting sharp, incisive dialogue by Aaron Sorkin. A must-see.
Monday Feb 15, 2016 50:00 AM ET
MoviePass is a movie theater subscription service that allows members to see one movie in theaters every day for a flat monthly fee. They're currently holding a cool Oscars contest.
Monday Feb 15, 2016 55:00 AM ET
A supremely talented ensemble cast gets trapped in the Christmas movie from hell.
Friday Feb 12, 2016 40:00 PM ET
Academy Award-nominated actor (and former child star) Jackie Earle Haley makes an impressive directorial debut with this crime thriller. John Travolta co-stars.
Thursday Feb 11, 2016 40:00 AM ET
Under the guidance of Dolan's 36 and 37, witch hunter Kaulder must track down the most fearsome villain of all. Fun? Not really.
Friday Feb 5, 2016 05:00 AM ET
Martin Sheen co-stars in this brand new action/thriller directed by Agustin.
Thursday Feb 4, 2016 25:00 AM ET
The original Disney animated classic is back on the home video market after being out of print nearly five years. But hold onto your previous Diamond Edition Blu-ray if you managed to snag one before the vault closed.
Wednesday Feb 3, 2016 50:00 AM ET
Fans of the TNT sci-fi series have two opportunities to celebrate its conclusion: both the Complete Fifth Season and the Complete Series sets are available.
Wednesday Feb 3, 2016 55:00 AM ET
Political satire that falls rather limp, despite director David Gordon Green and star Sandra Bullock's best efforts.

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