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 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.
Sunday Feb 22, 2015 20:00 AM ET
Based on the erotic novel by Zane, this thriller about a female sex addict stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, and William Levy.
Sunday Feb 22, 2015 35:00 AM ET
Francois Truffaut's 1968 film The Bride Wore Black is accompanied by a bonus audio CD featuring 79-minutes of interview content with composer Bernard Herrmann, who scored this film.
Friday Feb 20, 2015 05:00 PM ET
This 1974 biopic, nominated for six Academy Awards, is one of the sometimes forgotten great films of its era. Dustin Hoffman is mesmerizing as groundbreaking stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce.
Thursday Feb 19, 2015 55:00 PM ET
The 1975 comedy finally looks great on a home video format, thanks to Twilight Time's high definition presentation. Only 3,000 copies are available, exclusively through Screen Archives.
Thursday Feb 19, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The boys are back and this time they're ready to be their own bosses. They've formed Nick Kurt Dale Inc. (don't say the name too fast) to market their "Shower Buddy" gadget, but of course things go wrong.
Thursday Feb 19, 2015 30:00 AM ET
What's a "laggie?" Someone who's lagging behind in life. In this case, it's Keira Knightley - a 20something with cold feet on the eve of her wedding to her longtime boyfriend.
Tuesday Feb 17, 2015 15:00 PM ET
It's been two decades since the release of the Farrelly brothers' original. Is the sequel worth the wait? One thing's for sure, it's a whole lot better than the Dumb and Dumberer prequel.
Monday Feb 16, 2015 15:00 PM ET
The Disney animation department melds with Marvel Comics for this sci-fi adventure, which is nominated for an Oscar (Best Animated Feature). Includes the Oscar-nominated animated short, Feast.
Thursday Feb 12, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Who hasn't fantasized about jumping into their favorite movie to get away from real life? Woody Allen's classic imagines the reverse: a movie character steps off the screen into the real world.
Thursday Feb 12, 2015 40:00 PM ET
Released the same year as Platoon (1986), this film marks Oliver Stone's arrival as a director even. James Woods is electric in an Oscar-nominated role as journalist Richard Boyle.
Thursday Feb 12, 2015 35:00 PM ET
The third part of director Oliver Stone's "Vietnam Trilogy" arrives on Blu-ray. This is the often harrowing journey of Le Ly Hayslip, whose memoirs served as the basis for Stone's screenplay.
Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 15:00 PM ET
A powerful debut film by writer-director Jon Stewart about journalist Maziar Bahari's imprisonment during the 2009 Iranian elections.
Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 55:00 PM ET
What are the emotional and scientific reasons behind an individual's personal happiness? Simon Pegg stars as psychiatrist Hector, who embarks on a globe-trotting journey to discover the answer to that question.
Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 55:00 AM ET
The 1961 animated classic helped save Disney's animation division with its groundbreaking, cost-cutting techniques. The handsome new Diamond Edition boasts an array of new special features.
Sunday Feb 8, 2015 20:00 AM ET
Set during World War II after the fall of Mussolini, this generally lighthearted effort from director Stanley Kramer boasts a great central performance by Anthony Quinn.
Sunday Feb 8, 2015 15:00 AM ET
Dirty Harry director Don Siegel draws a strong performance from Elvis Presley in this 1960 Western. Not much music, but it does explore serious thematic territory.
Saturday Feb 7, 2015 45:00 PM ET
The 1985 vampire classic remains scary and funny even 30 years after its original release. Twilight Time's new anniversary edition packs a ton of great extras.
Thursday Feb 5, 2015 45:00 PM ET
The demonic board game presents of host of problems for a group of young adults after their friend is driven to suicide. It's pretty much an 89-minute yawn.
Monday Feb 2, 2015 25:00 PM ET
Following last year's release of The Wonder Years: The Complete Series, StarVista/Time Life are issuing individual season DVD sets.
Monday Feb 2, 2015 00:00 PM ET
The sixth and final season of the beloved sitcom arrives on DVD. A single-disc fourth season sampler, with sixth favorites hand-picked by Vicki Lawrence, is also available.
Friday Jan 30, 2015 10:00 PM ET
Hardcore fans of director Terry Gilliam will want to check out his latest vision of a dystopian future. But an interesting Christoph Waltz performance can't rescue the incoherent story.
Wednesday Jan 28, 2015 50:00 AM ET
Pretty much everything but the kitchen sink gets tossed into this courtroom drama starring Robert Downey, Jr. as a lawyer and Oscar-nominated Robert Duvall as his judge father.
Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 05:00 PM ET
The big screen trilogy of Ayn Rand's popular novel arrives on home video, complemented by a number of special features.
Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 40:00 PM ET
Says writer-director David Hayter (whose writing credits include the first two X-Men movies), "We are not calling this a werewolf movie because these are just wolves."
Wednesday Jan 21, 2015 30:00 PM ET
Inspired by the famous 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trail, this courtroom drama remains a boisterous showcase for the acting skills of Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly. Also stars Dick York, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins.
Sunday Jan 18, 2015 50:00 AM ET
A quarter-century after its original release, the film that thrust Daniel Day-Lewis into the worldwide spotlight finally arrives on Blu-ray via Lionsgate. Day-Lewis won the first of his three Best Actor Oscars for his portrayal of Christy Brown.
Saturday Jan 17, 2015 25:00 PM ET
Shailene Woodley delivers another excellent performance in director Gregg Araki's first film in four years. Christopher Meloni, Eva Green, and Angela Bassett co-star.
Saturday Jan 17, 2015 50:00 AM ET
101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition arrives February 10 and the Oscar-nominated (for Best Animated Feature) Big Hero 6 is available February 24.
Friday Jan 16, 2015 30:00 AM ET
A prequel to last year's The Conjuring, Annabelle just can't live up to that earlier film's high level of craft. Despite a few effective visual jolts, this one is mired in genre cliches.
Thursday Jan 15, 2015 05:00 PM ET
Liam Neeson is in fine form here and is the primary reason to seek out this dark, moody (and ultimately only partially successful) thriller.
Thursday Jan 15, 2015 45:00 PM ET
It's a decent, though frustratingly superficial, overview of the career of Genesis featuring new interviews with all key members.
Thursday Jan 15, 2015 25:00 PM ET
Jeff Beck thrills thousands of fans at Japan's Tokyo Dome City Hall in a concert filmed on April 9, 2014.
Thursday Jan 15, 2015 15:00 PM ET
The first three Twilight movies are presented as "extended editions" in one streamlined package (the original theatrical cuts are included too).
Wednesday Jan 14, 2015 15:00 PM ET
Journalists question their integrity in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution in the late '70s. This 1983 film stars Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, and Joanna Cassidy.
Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 50:00 AM ET
All 13 episodes from the second half the all-new series' first season are available on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 13.
Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 40:00 AM ET
All 15 episodes of the final season chronicling the Ewing family are available on DVD and Digital HD on January 13. The three-disc set includes deleted scenes.
Sunday Jan 11, 2015 30:00 AM ET
If you go into this direct-to-video entry in Universal's The Mummy franchise expecting very little, you just might be pleasantly satisfied by its modest thrills and laughs.
Saturday Jan 10, 2015 30:00 PM ET
A total lack of actual Hendrix music, combined with questionable historical accuracy, results in a lackluster biopic, despite some interesting, artistic flourishes.
Saturday Jan 10, 2015 05:00 PM ET
The second leg of the Season 11 SYTYCD tour, featuring the season's top ten finalists recreating their best routines live onstage, begins a 15-show run on January 22.
Thursday Jan 8, 2015 30:00 PM ET
An exceptional biopic about the life and times of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Told in boldly non-linear fashion, the film is anchored by Chadwick Boseman's award-worthy performance as Brown.
Thursday Jan 8, 2015 15:00 PM ET
A staggeringly ill-conceived fable, of sorts, about twin brothers raised by different parents. One grows up to be an Elvis Presley-esque rocker, the other grows up to be an impersonator of the Elvis-esque rocker.
Monday Jan 5, 2015 40:00 AM ET
Though its first act is a bit sketchy and its third act is seriously undercooked, this 1975 Mike Nichols-directed farce offers plenty of fun stemming from the comic interplay of stars Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.
Sunday Jan 4, 2015 45:00 PM ET
Like no other "inspirational teacher" movie you've likely ever seen, this 1969 character study stars Maggie Smith in an Oscar-winning performance.

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