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
Monday Apr 27, 2015 55:00 AM ET
Paul Thomas Anderson's uproariously funny head trip boasts an terrific cast led by the 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.
Thursday Mar 26, 2015 10:00 PM ET
Three days of celebrity appearances and other special events, all in celebration of the hit science-fiction TV series Supernatural - first time this convention has come to Seattle.
Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The theatrical cut of Peter Jackson's final Hobbit movie arrives in a specular looking and sounding (if under-supplemented) edition.
Tuesday Mar 24, 2015 15:00 AM ET
A spin-off of the ever-popular Madagascar animated series of films, this penguin-centric outing is a fast and furious comic thriller that never pauses to catch its breath.
Tuesday Mar 24, 2015 05:00 AM ET
A prison break/heist movie that plays out as a fairly standard-issue thriller, Son of a Gun does boasts a memorable performance by Ewan McGregor.
Tuesday Mar 24, 2015 00:00 AM ET
Disney's all-star Into the Woods adaptation is light on its feet when it needs to be, but its also a bit too light when it needs to become considerably dark in tone.
Monday Mar 23, 2015 55:00 AM ET
A seminal "inspirational teacher" movie, To Sir, With Love still packs some real entertainment value, largely thanks to the magnetism of Sidney Poitier in the title role.
Monday Mar 23, 2015 45:00 AM ET
A rare, early all-African-American cast in a Hollywood movie, Stormy Weather was a hit in 1943. It stars Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, and more legends.
Tuesday Mar 17, 2015 40:00 PM ET
Does Knebworth '90 live up to its billing as "best British rock concert of all time?" With a lineup that includes Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Page & Plant, Eric Clapton, Elton John, and more, it would be hard not to.
Monday Mar 16, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Paul McCartney was the MusiCares Foundation's Person of the Year in 2012. This all-star concert, including performances by McCartney himself, served to pay tribute to him.
Tuesday Mar 10, 2015 00:00 PM ET
The new edition boasts a new transfer and a new pop-up trivia track. John Hughes' 1985 classic continues to reach new generations of teen viewers while providing older fans with a blast of nostalgia.
Sunday Mar 8, 2015 40:00 AM ET
A Lifetime network biopic that skims over the tragically short life and career of the R&B superstar. It conveys nothing that can't be gleaned from a quick look at her Wikipedia page.
Thursday Mar 5, 2015 25:00 AM ET
Warner Bros. has packaged four classic musicals - three of them available on Blu-ray for the first time - together in this excellent set. Kiss Me Kate is presented in both 3D and 2D.
Tuesday Mar 3, 2015 15:00 PM ET
Based on a true story, Kat Dennings delivers a strong dramatic performance as a young woman struggling with depression, substance abuse, and self-harming.
Monday Mar 2, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The seventh entry in Disney's popular series of digitally-animated Tinker Bell movies actually centers on another fairy, Fawn, who is voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin.
Sunday Mar 1, 2015 20:00 PM ET
Jean-Luc Godard's "second first film," originally released in 1980, is now presented by the Criterion Collection as an extras-packed special edition.
Friday Feb 27, 2015 45:00 PM ET
Tatsuya Nakadai stars as an insane samurai in director Kihachi Okamoto's savagely violent 1966 film. Criterion's new Blu-ray edition features an outstanding film historian commentary track.
Friday Feb 27, 2015 35:00 PM ET
It has already been ten years since Tim Burton and Johnny Depp took on the Roald Dahl classic, putting their own spin that differed greatly from the Gene Wilder-starring 1971 original.
Monday Feb 23, 2015 05:00 PM ET
A feature-length documentary about the life of the late, great comedian Richard Pryor. At 83 minutes, it's a little slim but it's a good "Pryor 101" for anyone not already well-acquainted with his career.
Monday Feb 23, 2015 55:00 PM ET
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Steve James memorialized the life of Roger Ebert with this extraordinarily moving and inspirational film. Definitely keep a box of tissue nearby.

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