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
Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 20:00 AM ET
This Billy Crystal comedy holds up remarkably well nearly 30 years later and is helped along by a spiffy new transfer by Shout Factory.
Monday Oct 15, 2018 30:00 PM ET
One of the most purely FUN entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) teams up with Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly).
Monday Oct 15, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Yes, Bruce Willis is featured. But be forewarned, he plays second fiddle to Frank Grillo in this workmanlike heist thriller.
Thursday Oct 11, 2018 30:00 PM ET
Fun but forgettable action fare starring Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell.
Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 50:00 PM ET
Indispensable slice of Hollywood history. A quarter-century of early horror films that include some of the most iconic characterizations of all time.
Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 50:00 AM ET
'Good Morning, Miss Bliss,' seasons 1-4 of 'Saved by the Bell,' the single-season 'The College Years,' and two made-for-TV movies (plus a bunch of cool bonus material) make this set a must for fans of the late-'80s/early-'90s teen favorite.
Monday Oct 8, 2018 45:00 PM ET
A double-feature consisting of fully restored vintage film 'Imagine,' and the outstanding documentary about the making of that album (originally released in 2000).
Wednesday Oct 3, 2018 40:00 PM ET
With a cast that includes familiar faces Linda Blair and Max Von Sydow, augmented by cinema legends Richard Burton and Paul Henreid, this 'Exorcist' sequel should have been a sure thing. This new collector's edition helps explain why it wasn't.
Sunday Sep 30, 2018 50:00 PM ET
It's better than the 2004 'Punisher' (though we'll take Thomas Jane as Frank Castle over Ray Stevenson), but that's almost damning with faint praise.
Wednesday Sep 26, 2018 50:00 PM ET
Pre-MCU Marvel adaptation boasts a convincing turn by Thomas Jane as Frank Castle, but it's not enough to make this 'Punisher' a true winner.
Wednesday Sep 26, 2018 35:00 PM ET
There are lots of alien invasion movies to chose from. This Australian import has very little to offer in an over-crowded genre.
Wednesday Sep 19, 2018 00:00 PM ET
An intermittently entertaining sequel that, in the end, does not live up to the 'Jurassic' branding. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard phone it in.
Wednesday Sep 19, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Light, silly, frothy, thin, and ultimately very forgettable... but also kind of entertaining.
Friday Sep 14, 2018 25:00 PM ET
Ensemble comedy benefits from top-notch cast, all game to make the most of a thin premise. An awkward third-act "twist" topples the house of cards, sadly.
Wednesday Sep 12, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Ten episodes that look and sound great on HBO Home Entertainment's new three-disc Blu-ray set.
Sunday Aug 26, 2018 00:00 PM ET
He's done it again. The dazzling 'Egypt Station' provides amble evidence that McCartney's melodic invention remains in tact.
Thursday Aug 23, 2018 30:00 AM ET
Lightning strikes twice with this inventive, self-referential, and wildly funny sequel. Just start out with the ORIGINAL theatrical cut before tackling the new "Super Duper Cut," if you're a 'Deadpool 2' virgin.
Friday Aug 10, 2018 50:00 PM ET
Just when you think the Marvel Cinematic Universe can't possibly get any better - it does. Behold 'Avengers: Infinity War,' which more than makes up for the slipshod 'Age of Ultron.'
Friday Aug 10, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Nothing special, but this Gabrielle Union-starring home-invasion thriller is a watchable diversion.
Friday Aug 10, 2018 35:00 AM ET
A political thriller that doesn't possess the thrills needed to elevate it even to the level of "guilty pleasure." Mimi Rogers, Adrian Grenier, and Thora Birch co-star.
Friday Aug 10, 2018 00:00 AM ET
Sort of 'Back to School'-redux, this Melissa McCarthy vehicle stakes out its own territory. The tone is warm, likable, and generally inoffensive. While it may not be a classic, it's certainly watchable.
Tuesday Jul 24, 2018 10:00 PM ET
Historical war drama depicts the efforts of British journalist George Hogg as he works to rescue orphans in war-torn China in 1938. Originally released in 2008.
Monday Jul 23, 2018 20:00 AM ET
Dazzling visuals and fast-paced storytelling help cover up the cloying cuteness that pervades Spielberg's latest extravaganza.
Monday Jul 23, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Wasn't Uma Thurman fantastic in 'Pulp Fiction?' How about Tim Roth in 'Rob Roy?' Don't you love Sofia Vergara on 'Modern Family?' They're all here, plus Stephen Fry, Parker Posey, Maggie Q, so you won't be blamed for giving this direct-to-video title a shot.
Wednesday Jul 18, 2018 30:00 AM ET
Keep 'em coming! This is the EIGHTH title in the Stones' 'From the Vault' series and if you've been collecting them, you won't want to miss this 1999 concert.
Tuesday Jul 17, 2018 55:00 AM ET
The 1991 blockbuster sequel is now available on both 4K UltraHD and in a special, limited EndoArm package.
Monday Jul 16, 2018 00:00 PM ET
Want to see computer-generated monster-animals smash up a metropolis while trying to kill each other? That's what this Dwayne Johnson-starring action flick delivers, and not much else.
Monday Jul 16, 2018 40:00 AM ET
While it may not have made any real waves at the box office, this rom-com is a return to form for Amy Schumer after the 'Snatched' misstep.
Friday Jul 13, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Probing political drama winningly favors contemplation above speculation. Jason Clarke as Senator Ted Kennedy is effectively enigmatic.
Wednesday Jul 11, 2018 00:00 PM ET
This Lifetime production is the second—and better—of two movies based on the abduction of Elizabeth Smart. This one benefits largely from the direct, onscreen participation of the real Smart herself.
Monday Jul 9, 2018 35:00 AM ET
Equal parts funny and irritating, this sex comedy ultimately feels like a missed opportunity. The parents—played by Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena—score more laughs than the youngsters.
Wednesday Jun 27, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Why would you watch the new direct-to-video Terry Gilliam-style neo-noir film? Three reasons: Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike Myers.
Wednesday Jun 27, 2018 55:00 AM ET
Taraji P. Henson is interesting as a woman with a screw loose, but director Tyler Perry seems to think her character is some sort of feminist heroine.
Sunday Jun 24, 2018 25:00 PM ET
Not another teen movie... This one scrapes bottom of the barrel.
Sunday Jun 24, 2018 00:00 PM ET
In this reboot of the iconic video game, Alicia Vikander fills Angelina Jolie's shoes just fine. Too bad the movie feels so routine.
Tuesday Jun 19, 2018 05:00 AM ET
Understated and thoroughly tasteful, this intimate concert makes a strong case for Norah Jones as a consummate pop-jazz performer.
Monday Jun 18, 2018 15:00 AM ET
Thanks to great performances by everyone in the cast, 'Flower' manages to overcome its weak second half.
Monday Jun 18, 2018 05:00 AM ET
If you're skittish about direct-to-video titles, don't be when it comes to this thriller. Strong cast, thoughtful storytelling, and an unpredictable plot combine for a strong result.
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018 45:00 AM ET
Extraordinary documentary charts the life and career of the rock guitar legend, leaving no stone unturned.
Monday Jun 11, 2018 25:00 AM ET
Lean and mean slasher thriller cuts right to the chase, almost literally, and doesn't let up for 86 pulse-pounding minutes.
Monday Jun 11, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Likable, breezy "coming out" teen rom-com coasts on the agreeableness of its teen performers. There's not a whole lot to it though, truth be told.
Friday Jun 8, 2018 35:00 PM ET
The new 2017 'DuckTales' reboot, an update of the kids' classic from the '80s, continues to roll out on DVD with six episodes (and a couple vintage surprises too!).
Wednesday Jun 6, 2018 45:00 AM ET
The 1953 beloved Disney animated classic is back in print - outfitted with some new bonus materials too.
Wednesday Jun 6, 2018 25:00 AM ET
Surprise, surprise - the 'Death Wish' remake is actually pretty enjoyable, and a welcome return to a high-profile starring role for Bruce Willis after years in direct-to-video purgatory.
Tuesday Jun 5, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Far from a kiddie classic for the ages, there's very little to recommend about Disney's expensive adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel.
Monday Jun 4, 2018 40:00 PM ET
The original 'Escape Plan' debuts in UHD just in time for the upcoming sequel, 'Escape Plan 2: Hades.' What the original has that the sequel doesn't: Arnold Schwarzenegger co-starring alongside Stallone.
Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00 AM ET
This mood piece set in 1920 Ireland may not have traditional scares, but it has chilling atmosphere to spare.
Wednesday May 23, 2018 40:00 PM ET
Even Jennifer Lawrence's daring star turn can't quite elevate this leaden-paced spy thriller. Weak-stomach alert: this film contains lots of graphic torture and sexual degradation.
Wednesday May 23, 2018 35:00 AM ET
Funny, twisty comedy-thriller with a great cast. Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and scene-stealer Jesse Plemons all shine.
Tuesday May 22, 2018 50:00 AM ET
The true story of how three brave friends prevented any loss of life during a terrorist attack about a train bound from Amsterdam to Paris. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

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