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
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.
Saturday Jan 3, 2015 55:00 PM ET
Director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett, the team behind last year's acclaimed horror film You're Next, is back with another entertaining thriller.
Monday Dec 29, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Liliana Cavani wrote and directed this sickly romance between an ex-Nazi SS officer and a survivor of the concentration camp at which he served. Criterion's reissue arrives in time for the film's 40-year anniversary.
Sunday Dec 28, 2014 15:00 AM ET
Inspired by the life and times of entertainer Fanny Brice, this is the 1975 sequel to Funny Girl (for which Barbra Streisand won an Oscar). Though ultimately shut out of any wins, this one was nominated for five Oscars.
Wednesday Dec 24, 2014 10:00 PM ET
It's a period piece, a musical, and a romance starring Barbra Streisand as a young schoolboy. While it certainly isn't for all tastes, those inclined will be delighted by this high-definition presentation.
Tuesday Dec 23, 2014 40:00 PM ET
Well deserving of all the accolades it has received, director Yoji Yamada's quiet, contemplative character study offers a highly rewarding viewing experience.
Tuesday Dec 23, 2014 30:00 PM ET
Omar Sharif stars as Che Guevara and Jack Palance as Fidel Castro in this 1969 biopic. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Monday Dec 22, 2014 30:00 PM ET
Four Sudanese refugees come to America in search of better lives. Reese Witherspoon co-stars as the woman responsible for finding them suitable employment.
Monday Dec 22, 2014 05:00 PM ET
An exquisite restoration and several informative supplements highlight this reissue of the 1960 film by director Michelangelo Antonioni.
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.

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