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
Thursday Aug 25, 2016 25:00 AM ET
A ponderous road movie that tries to find sparks in a relationship between Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus.
Thursday Aug 25, 2016 00:00 AM ET
Many people missed this one in theaters over the summer. Do not miss it now that its on home video. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have never been looser and more likable.
Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 50:00 AM ET
No Snow White in the further adventures of Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman, but we do get benefit of new cast additions Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.
Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 55:00 AM ET
An unusual film to be presented in 3D, this Rita Hayworth vehicle nonetheless offers a fascinating mixture of emotional moods.
Tuesday Aug 23, 2016 35:00 AM ET
Despite the limited budget, this feature film adaptation of the popular video game series delivers action and laughs for young kids.
Tuesday Aug 16, 2016 30:00 AM ET
The dated storytelling approach can't dim the fun of all the '40s-era musical extravagance. Benny Goodman and Carmen Miranda are featured performers.
Monday Aug 15, 2016 55:00 AM ET
This 1990 adaptation of the John le Carré novel features fine acting and mature storytelling.
Friday Aug 12, 2016 25:00 AM ET
Prince three narrative theatrical films arrive newly remastered on Blu-ray. This is the Blu-ray debut of Under the Cherry Moon and Graffiti Bridge.
Thursday Aug 11, 2016 15:00 AM ET
Director Jean-Marc Vallée, hot off of back-to-back acclaimed hits Dallas Buyers Club and Wild, is back with another character study. This one misses the mark.
Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Audio commentaries, a gag reel, and a featurette are among the bonus features exclusive to this Season One DVD of the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated series.
Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 00:00 AM ET
The main reasons to give this stilted courtroom drama a look are the supporting performances by Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins.
Monday Aug 8, 2016 35:00 AM ET
A sometimes- perplexing mix of familiar hits and deep album cuts, this massive McCartney compilation contains 67 tracks spread out over four discs.
Monday Aug 8, 2016 25:00 AM ET
Not a reissue of the 1995 live album Stripped, this is a long-overdue sequel made up nearly entirely of previously unreleased small-venue performances.
Thursday Aug 4, 2016 40:00 AM ET
Controversy has made The Killing Joke one of the most talked-about entries in the history of DC Universe animated films.
Wednesday Aug 3, 2016 30:00 AM ET
John Travolta and Christopher Meloni make a fun team in this otherwise by-the-numbers revenge thriller.
Wednesday Aug 3, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Though it played in a handful of theaters in late 2015, director Atom Egoyan's compelling thriller flew mostly under the radar.
Monday Aug 1, 2016 00:00 AM ET
Woody Allen's ingenious faux documentary from 1983 arrives on Blu-ray for the first time. This is one of the most inventive films in Allen's entire filmography and is endlessly rewatchable.
Friday Jul 29, 2016 00:00 AM ET
From the director of Once comes a love letter to the music, styles, and sensibilities of the mid-'80s.
Thursday Jul 28, 2016 05:00 AM ET
The reviews were great and with such a skillful balance of comedy and drama, it's not hard to see why even 14 years after the original film.
Monday Jul 25, 2016 40:00 AM ET
Often mean-spirited, this Melissa McCarthy comedy wears out its welcome way too quickly. It's never a good sign when the gag reel is funnier than the movie itself.
Thursday Jul 21, 2016 30:00 AM ET
With an extra half hour of footage that expands on the plot, the "Ultimate Edition" is the way to go with this ambitious entry in the DC Extended Universe.
Tuesday Jul 19, 2016 55:00 PM ET
Now's the time to snag this limited edition reissue of the 1975 cult classic.
Thursday Jul 14, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes in this 1959 Hammer Productions adaptation of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic.
Wednesday Jul 6, 2016 20:00 AM ET
Rated NC-17, this cult curiosity - which stars Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Hoskins, and Veronica Cartwright - will grab you by the collar and hold your attention.
Tuesday Jun 28, 2016 55:00 AM ET
The title says it all in this not-bad psychological thriller starring Laurence Fishburne and Thomas Jane.
Friday Jun 24, 2016 20:00 PM ET
This edition adds about ten minutes to the film's running time and packs in hours of new supplements that should make fans happy.
Friday Jun 17, 2016 05:00 AM ET
This inert sci-fi thriller is an exercise in style aided by an over-qualified cast. But where's the substance?
Monday Jun 13, 2016 25:00 PM ET
Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward star in this 1954 Western, which boasts a dynamic score by Bernard Herrmann.
Monday Jun 13, 2016 40:00 AM ET
A disappointingly brief documentary about space exploration. Star Trek: The Next Generation's Patrick Stewart is the headlining narrator (out of a trio of narrators).
Thursday Jun 9, 2016 25:00 AM ET
A young Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin in an Oscar-winning dual role, and Nat "King" Cole in final film appearance—all part of this Western romp from 1965.
Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 35:00 PM ET
This crime thriller boasts an overqualified cast (and not enough else).
Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 05:00 AM ET
It's painful to report, especially considering how incredible and exciting the true story is, but this Disney production is frustratingly uneven.
Friday May 27, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Fifty Shade's starlet Dakota Johnson shines in an otherwise mediocre romantic comedy.
Friday May 20, 2016 25:00 AM ET
Despite a few scattered chuckles, this Robert De Niro and Zac Efron comedy is pretty much DOA.
Tuesday May 17, 2016 20:00 AM ET
Fans won't want to miss Ryan Reynolds' audio commentary, one of many new features included on the home video edition of the blockbuster Marvel adaptation.
Thursday May 12, 2016 45:00 AM ET
The Pied Piper saga continues in hilarious fashion throughout the second season of Mike Judge's ensemble comedy series.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Director Michael Winner's revenge-oriented Western arrives on Blu-ray boasting interesting performances by Charles Bronson and Jack Palance.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 05:00 AM ET
Still wishing you had gotten in on the 2014 limited edition release of this often-overlooked 1974 Clint Eastwood caper? Twilight Time has issued another limited batch.
Tuesday May 10, 2016 00:00 AM ET
Fans of The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan will want to check out her strong performance in this 'creepy doll'-themed horror flick.
Monday May 9, 2016 20:00 AM ET
On the eve of the long-awaited sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, fans of the 1996 blockbuster can see an extended cut in glorious HD quality.
Monday May 9, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Another style-over-substance exercise by writer-director David O. Russell, the joy in Joy comes courtesy of Jennifer Lawrence's fully-committed performance.
Monday May 2, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Olivia Munn, Benjamin Bratt, and Ken Jeong join the cast, but this sequel is coasting on fumes.
Tuesday Apr 26, 2016 00:00 AM ET
The winner of three Academy Awards (including, at last, a Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio), this is a reference-quality audio and visual presentation.
Wednesday Apr 13, 2016 30:00 AM ET
All four movies, including the new-to-home-video Mockingjay Part 2, accompanied by hours of extra material.
Wednesday Apr 6, 2016 00:00 AM ET
Exposed underwent so much post-production meddling, its director ended up replacing his credit with a pseudonym.
Monday Apr 4, 2016 55:00 AM ET
The virtues of the movie itself will likely continue to spawn arguments among fans for years, but the Blu-ray presentation is beyond reproach.
Thursday Mar 31, 2016 00:00 AM ET
This true crime drama is creepily unnerving and boasts knockout performances by John Hurt and Richard Attenborough.
Wednesday Mar 30, 2016 40:00 AM ET
A remake that gets some things wrong and some things right. Ultimately, the new stars are no Keanu Reeves or Patrick Swayze, but the visuals are stunning.
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 05:00 AM ET
Fast on the heels of the near-universal acclaim that greeted Inside Out, Pixar is back with a decidedly more minor tale.
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 35:00 AM ET
No surprises here: if you (or your kids) liked the first three films, the latest will provide an equally breezy, sight gag-laden viewing experience.

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