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 Dec 18, 2014 05:00 PM ET
A disturbing animated fable, directed by the late Jimmy Murakami, comes to Blu-ray for the first time, accompanied by the feature-length documentary about the filmmaker's life, Jimmy Murakami: Non-Alien.
Wednesday Dec 17, 2014 55:00 PM ET
At over two hours, plus bonus features, Eagle Rock Entertainment's presentation of the historic Monty Python reunion is a treat for comedy fans.
Wednesday Dec 17, 2014 40:00 PM ET
The Jimi Hendrix biopic stars Andre Benjamin and Haley Atwell. XLrator Media will distribute the home video edition of this acclaimed theatrical release.
Wednesday Dec 17, 2014 45:00 PM ET
Taped for German television broadcast in 1980, this complete concert comes from the final tour of the reggae legend's tragically short life.
Wednesday Dec 17, 2014 20:00 AM ET
The Stones live in '81 for the first-ever "pay per view" live concert event. Lots of Tattoo You material in the set. Eagle Rock's DVD plus double-CD set is a great package.
Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 10:00 PM ET
Released concurrently with the complete Season Seven, this seamlessly edited two-part series finale brings the Next Generation Blu-ray reissues to a close. Includes several exclusive bonus features.
Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 00:00 AM ET
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader deliver subtle performances as estranged twins, but nothing comes together in this aimless downer of a movie. Luke Wilson co-stars.
Monday Dec 15, 2014 00:00 PM ET
The Official Star Trek Convention ended on a high note with a string of lively appearances by Next Generation cast members, including Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, and Denise Crosby.
Sunday Dec 14, 2014 15:00 AM ET
Co-headliners Walter Koenig and Jeri Ryan thrilled the audience, while John Billingsley of Enterprise offered nonstop energy and lots of direct fan interaction.
Friday Dec 12, 2014 50:00 PM ET
Best known as Travis Mayweather on Star Trek: Enterprise, the actor is now working on projects related to his new graphic novel Miles Away. He appeared onstage December 12 at the Seattle Trek con.
Friday Dec 12, 2014 55:00 AM ET
The worldwide blockbuster hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 16, but it's available now in an extra-packed downloadable Digital HD edition.
Thursday Dec 11, 2014 30:00 PM ET
The historic concert, performed the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and broadcast live in an attempt to quell potential rioting, has been restored with numerous additional performances.
Thursday Dec 11, 2014 00:00 PM ET
From "Crossroads" to "Pretending," the sights and sounds of Clapton's 2014 tour of the Mid and Far East. An easy-going mix of documentary footage and rocking concert footage.
Thursday Dec 11, 2014 20:00 PM ET
Some two-and-a-half years after the first season debuted in high definition, the final season of TNG arrives on Blu-ray. The monumental restoration process is complete and Trekkers everywhere will be satisfied.
Tuesday Dec 9, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The real-life story of the De Le Salle Spartans, a high school football team in the midst of a 151-game winning streak. Anchored by a winning performance by Jim Caviezel.
Sunday Dec 7, 2014 15:00 PM ET
Long after seven seasons and four movies as Commander Riker, Jonathan Frakes continues tackling new projects (including directing the upcoming TV series Hindsight). He'll connect with fans Dec. 12-14 at two Official Star Trek Conventions.
Wednesday Dec 3, 2014 10:00 PM ET
The principal cast from part one is back for the continuing story of Winter the dolphin. Surfing champ Bethany Hamilton plays a small supporting role as herself.
Tuesday Dec 2, 2014 15:00 PM ET
Reese Witherspoon in The Good Lie is out December 23, The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle is out January 20, and the Robert Downey Jr. courtroom drama The Judge is out January 27.
Tuesday Dec 2, 2014 10:00 AM ET
The lossless surround mix is the main attraction of this reissue of the 1981 documentary/concert film. Restored visually from the original 16mm film elements.
Tuesday Dec 2, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Everything still existing from the legendary "Basement Tapes" sessions by Dyan and The Band, including 138 tracks. The deluxe set includes two hardcover books full of extensive liner notes and rare photographs.
Sunday Nov 30, 2014 55:00 AM ET
Three different mixes of the entire self-titled album, plus the 1969 sessions sounding better than ever. Also includes two discs of transcendent live material (most of it previously unreleased).
Friday Nov 28, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Otto Preminger crafted a real corker with this weird, lurid slice of paranoia-fueled suspense, which debuts on Blu-ray with a spectacular visual presentation and film historian commentary.
Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 10:00 PM ET
A two-and-a-half hour concert from Ron Wood's first tour with the band, presented as a DVD with accompanying double-CD live album.
Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 35:00 AM ET
The documentary covers the history of Billy Joel as well as the history of Shea Stadium, leading up to Joel's guest star-studded performances at the stadium before it was demolished in 2008.
Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 05:00 PM ET
Intriguing, perplexing, and challenging, this portrait of jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman has to be seen to be believed. Shirley Clarke crafted a one-of-a-kind documentary which turned out to be her final feature.
Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 40:00 PM ET
Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger head up a team of mercenaries in John Irvin's 1980 war flick. Both the original U.S. and longer international cuts are included.
Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 20:00 AM ET
The 1975 Robert Duvall and James Caan pairing may be the headliner, but seldom-seen made-for-TV Noon Wine is the best reason to add this limited release to your collection.
Monday Nov 24, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Seattle-area Trekkers, mark your calendars. This year's convention is headlined by Walter Koenig and Jeri Ryan. A very special Next Generation reunion is planned as well.
Sunday Nov 23, 2014 10:00 PM ET
Shirley Clarke's landmark 1967 arrives on Blu-ray, fully restored and boasting a variety of extras. Before-and-after demo makes Milestone Films' efforts to provide the best audio/visual presentation abundantly clear.
Sunday Nov 16, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The unfinished documentary produced by The Doors consists of mostly long-familiar footage, but the bonus features and lossless, remixed audio is what makes this desirable for fans.
Sunday Nov 16, 2014 50:00 AM ET
Part three is a modestly enjoyable, though naggingly weightless, affair. New cast members, both veteran (Antonio Banderas steals all his scenes) and neophyte (UFC champ Ronda Rousey), add some sizzle to the formula.
Friday Nov 14, 2014 20:00 PM ET
Two will win this fantastic DVD boxed set containing 42 hours of vintage material from the Emmy-winning TV talk show!
Monday Nov 10, 2014 50:00 PM ET
The Roman amphitheatre Arena di Verona has never looked better than in this spectacular 2011 classic rock concert.
Monday Nov 10, 2014 05:00 PM ET
It may not have found an audience in theaters over the summer, but the fifth film in the Step Up franchise will have another shot on home video come November 25.
Monday Nov 10, 2014 45:00 AM ET
The 1985 "true" story of "Weird Al" Yankovic will surely provide a warm, welcome shot of nostalgia for fans of the parody master.
Sunday Nov 9, 2014 50:00 PM ET
It might not be saying all that much to proclaim Fire & Rescue superior to the original Planes, but it's better than nothing. Moderately entertaining, if forgettable, family entertainment.
Thursday Nov 6, 2014 50:00 PM ET
Director Clint Eastwood takes us behind the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It's a genre mash-up that feels equal parts gangster movie and musical biopic.
Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 10:00 PM ET
All 165 episodes on 36 discs are found on Fox's new manufactured-on-demand DVD release. Fess Parker played Boone from 1964-1970.
Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 20:00 PM ET
Boasting emotional complexity and fantastic animation, this is a rare sequel that surpasses the original. The Digital HD version comes well-stocked with extra features.
Monday Nov 3, 2014 40:00 PM ET
Anthony Hopkins stars in this 1977 reincarnation-based drama, directed by the legendary Robert Wise. It's kind of a creepy film, but don't expect a ton of scares.
Saturday Nov 1, 2014 10:00 PM ET
A robust bonus disc of A- and B-sides, demos, and outtakes makes this remastered pop classic even easier to recommend.
Friday Oct 31, 2014 05:00 PM ET
The newest adventure finds the loveable St. Bernard helping a coastal village avoid being bought up and sold out by a rich developer.
Friday Oct 31, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The second-biggest box office hit of 2014 to date, this Sleeping Beauty reworking provided Angelina Jolie with a new signature role. The Blu-ray audio/visual specs are demo-worthy.
Thursday Oct 30, 2014 25:00 PM ET
Sounding better than ever on this newly-remastered edition, the most democratic of all Wings albums is augmented by a bonus disc of demos and alternate takes.
Thursday Oct 30, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The 1989 cult classic finally goes HD and the new Blu-ray includes the 2014 San Diego Comic Con "Weird Al" panel as a bonus feature.
Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Seven new bonus tracks (three studio, four live) plus a two-hour DVD loaded with documentaries and music videos make this expanded edition highly desirable.
Monday Oct 27, 2014 20:00 PM ET
All the episodes, most of the original music, plus bonus features add up to an unmissable collection for fans of one of the all-time great sitcoms.
Sunday Oct 26, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Author and TV show creator Brad Meltzer's new informational series seeks to rectify the mysterious disappearance of various U.S.-based artifacts of historical importance.
Sunday Oct 26, 2014 45:00 PM ET
After premiering at number one for its time slot back in April of 2014, the first 13 episodes of this all-new Tom and Jerry series arrive on home video.
Friday Oct 24, 2014 50:00 PM ET
Twenty-six DVDs containing all six seasons of the beloved family favorite, loaded with hours of special features, and packaged in a collectible metal locker. All 115 episodes on DVD for the first time.

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