Chaz Lipp

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Chaz Lipp
Chaz Lipp is a Las Vegas-based freelance writer whose focus is film and music. A jazz saxophonist, Chaz's new album 'Good Merlin' - with his band The Groove Tripp and guest vocalist Sanjaya Malakar - is available at all the usual e-tailers.

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Articles From Chaz Lipp
Friday Apr 20, 2018 55:00 AM ET
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, this Steven Spielberg-directed drama is truthfully a bit of a slog despite the efforts of stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
Sunday Apr 15, 2018 10:00 AM ET
The 'Insidious' franchise rolls on with the fourth entry in the popular horror series.
Thursday Apr 12, 2018 45:00 AM ET
Music, dancing, and showmanship combine for a fulfilling entertainment that turned out to be a big sleeper hit. Hugh Jackman shines as P.T. Barnum.
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018 00:00 AM ET
It's back—the 1993 family classic about baseball, friendship, and a beast of a bulldog. The package includes a new booklet, poster, and cards.
Monday Apr 9, 2018 20:00 AM ET
After a six year dry spell, HBO brings back Larry David's popular sitcom—the 'Ninth Season DVD arrives on the news of the network's order for a tenth season.
Friday Apr 6, 2018 40:00 PM ET
A tumultuous post-production process involving the heavily-publicized replacement of a key cast member does nothing to diminish what is director Ridley Scott's best movie in years.
Friday Apr 6, 2018 40:00 PM ET
Delayed more than a year, this Ivan Reitman-produced comedy found almost no audience in theaters last Christmas. It's too vulgar for family viewing, too warm-and-fuzzy for most raunchfest fans.
Friday Mar 30, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Historically important as the band's final filmed performance, this Blu-ray/CD package is essential for Doors fans.
Friday Mar 23, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Lots and lots of money just can elevate a completely uninspired story as DC's finest come together to fight yet another planet-threatening CG bad guy. This time it's Steppenwolf, but 'Justice League' is no magic carpet ride.
Wednesday Mar 21, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Culled from interviews conducted over many years, Paul Du Noyer paints an intimate portrait of Paul McCartney as he looks back on the span of his career.
Wednesday Mar 14, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Unbelievably tacky (and exhibiting no style of its own), director Craig Gillespie's 'I, Tonya' allows audiences the opportunity to laugh and point fingers at a real-life story of physical and emotional abuse.
Tuesday Mar 13, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Fear the Walking Dead hits its stride in season two and continues to deepen in complexity throughout the third season. Better than the "main" 'Walking Dead' in every way.
Friday Mar 9, 2018 25:00 AM ET
Agatha Christie's 1934 classic get the deluxe, big budget treatment in Murder on the Orient Express. Kenneth Branagh does double-duty as director and star, playing the elaborately mustachioed detective Hercule Poirot. Self-proclaimed to be "probably the greatest detective in...
Tuesday Mar 6, 2018 10:00 PM ET
Funnier than the previous 'Thor' outings, this one makes up for a certain lack of gravitas with a lot of surprises and non-stop fun.
Monday Mar 5, 2018 05:00 PM ET
Stan Lee executive produced this horror film (that has no link to Marvel Comics' Sandman, co-created by Lee) that co-stars Tobin Bell, playing creepy—but not as creepy as his signature Jigsaw role.
Tuesday Feb 27, 2018 50:00 PM ET
The sequel to the 2015 hit family film has been met with universal acclaim. If you missed it in theaters, here comes your chance to get caught up at home.
Tuesday Feb 27, 2018 10:00 PM ET
Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, and the DC Extended Universe gang arrive on a variety of physical home media formats on March 13. 'Justice League,' the fall 2017 blockbuster sequel to 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' is also currently available as a Digital HD download.
Monday Feb 26, 2018 15:00 PM ET
Gary Oldman's jaw-dropping performance as Winston Churchill highlights this six-time Oscar nominated film.
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 00:00 PM ET
Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, HBO's 'The Deuce' is the gritty new show from the creative team behind 'The Wire' and 'Treme.'
Friday Feb 16, 2018 10:00 PM ET
Directed by Arthur Hiller, this satirical look at the chaos within a Manhattan teaching hospital won an Oscar for Paddy Chayefsky's biting screenplay.
Wednesday Feb 7, 2018 55:00 AM ET
The 'Bad Moms' gang returns, this time with their own moms in tow, for a rude 'n' crude holiday romp.
Thursday Feb 1, 2018 20:00 PM ET
There's a lot of life, er—make that death—left in the ol' 'Saw' franchise after all. This one provides more slice'n'dice gore.
Thursday Feb 1, 2018 40:00 PM ET
Just as boring as the 1982 original, but nearly an hour longer. Harrison Ford returns in a supporting role.
Friday Jan 26, 2018 05:00 PM ET
Scary and funny, the 2017 'It' does Stephen King proud. A cast of mostly young newcomers delivers rich performances.
Friday Jan 26, 2018 40:00 PM ET
The excellent cast, led by Ewan McGregor in a dual role as two brothers with a highly troubled relationship, makes 'Fargo' well worth watching.
Friday Jan 26, 2018 00:00 PM ET
Mockumentary-style comedy written and directed by 'SNL' funnyman Taran Killam. The titular character is played by a certain '80s action icon.
Sunday Jan 21, 2018 30:00 PM ET
While 'The LEGO Movie' and 'The LEGO Batman Movie' were decidedly overrated animated excursions, they were a darn sight more entertaining than the ultimately garish 'Ninjago' misstep.
Sunday Jan 21, 2018 55:00 PM ET
Searing docudrama about the deadly 1967 Detroit riots. You probably missed it when it was in theaters—catch up with it now on home video.
Sunday Jan 21, 2018 25:00 PM ET
A big summer hit with technical brilliance to spare, it's director Christopher Nolan's brand-name value that put people in the seats.
Friday Jan 5, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Understated biopic of a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Monday Dec 11, 2017 20:00 AM ET
Dull rom-com holds little of interest for anyone outside of star Reese Witherspoon's core fan base.
Friday Dec 8, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Twilight Time keeps rolling out the early Woody Allen classics on Blu-ray!
Friday Dec 1, 2017 10:00 PM ET
Often breathtaking four-part, four-hour (plus) documentary tracing the careers of superstar music producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Includes exclusive new interviews with many megastars including Bruce Springsteen, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Tom Petty, Gwen Stefani, Eminem, and many more.
Monday Nov 27, 2017 20:00 AM ET
Druggy, hallucinatory tale of pot and euthanasia that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Kirsten Dunst struggles to figure out how to play what is essentially a non-character.
Monday Nov 20, 2017 25:00 AM ET
Though he's featured prominently on the box cover, James Franco is not in this Lifetime movie very much. He plays a concerned dad whose teen daughter is dating a 30-year-old actor.
Monday Nov 20, 2017 30:00 AM ET
Writer-director Janicza Bravo has crafted a funny and thoroughly strange gem. The ensemble cast, led by Brett Gelman, includes Michael Cera, Nia Long, Judy Greer, Rhea Perlman, David Paymer, and Megan Mullally.
Friday Nov 17, 2017 05:00 AM ET
A stark portrait of isolation, regret, and murder. Excellent work by a cast including Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, and Gil Birmingham.
Wednesday Nov 15, 2017 20:00 AM ET
Smashing action thriller that flew under the box office radar last summer. Charlize Theron as MI6 superspy Lorraine Broughton is impeccably cool and tough.
Monday Nov 13, 2017 45:00 AM ET
Extremely entertaining crowd pleaser combines elements of '8 Mile,' 'Hustle & Flow' and writer-director Geremy Jasper's own comedic sensibilities.
Thursday Nov 9, 2017 20:00 AM ET
Save for a very special performance by young actress Ella Anderson, this "coming of age" tripe is almost unbearably sentimental and also offensive in its glorification of abusive parents.
Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 50:00 AM ET
Halle Berry stars as a woman frantically trying to track down her abducted son. And unlike Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills, she has no set of particular skills with which to do so.
Friday Oct 27, 2017 30:00 PM ET
The digital animation of the apes army is truly jaw-dropping, but this new 'Apes' series can't carry the original film series' spit bucket. Too simple.
Wednesday Oct 25, 2017 05:00 AM ET
A very dark look at the corrupting properties of unchecked power, all unfolding in a English countryside estate run by a very repressed young woman.
Tuesday Oct 17, 2017 40:00 AM ET
The complete, 24-song 'Tommy' performed live by the 2017 incarnation of The Who. None of the vintage-era performances included each and every tune.
Tuesday Oct 17, 2017 50:00 AM ET
With more than 50 years of rockin' experience under his belt, the guitar virtuoso leads his own band and a gaggle of guest stars through a spectacular show.
Monday Oct 16, 2017 25:00 AM ET
NBC's on-going adaptation of the younger years of Bryan Mills, the character with the "very particular set of skills" originally made famous by Liam Neeson.
Monday Oct 16, 2017 20:00 AM ET
Surprise of surprises, the Lifetime Network has produced a music-themed biopic that is worth watching. 'Searching' focuses on just a brief sliver of Michael Jackson's life and his relationship with his security team during his final years.
Thursday Oct 12, 2017 40:00 AM ET
A knockout performance by Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff makes this Barry Levinson-directed, Emmy-nominated film worthwhile viewing.
Tuesday Oct 10, 2017 50:00 AM ET
Joey King stars in this variation on the ol' 'be careful what you wish for' admonition.
Monday Oct 9, 2017 25:00 AM ET
You probably missed it while it played to empty houses during summer of 2017, so now's the time to get acquainted with this homemade casino comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

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