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 Jan 17, 2017 50:00 AM ET
Aaron Paul of 'Breaking Bad' fame stars in this direct-to-video thriller about a man whose girlfriend suddenly disappears.
Friday Jan 13, 2017 15:00 AM ET
This 1990 curiosity finds Robert De Niro in "regular guy" mode as an illiterate cook being taught to read by a co-worker, played by Jane Fonda.
Thursday Jan 12, 2017 35:00 AM ET
Dull but competent courtroom thriller stars Keanu Reeves as an attorney defending a teen accused of murdering his own father. Renee Zellweger co-stars.
Thursday Jan 12, 2017 40:00 AM ET
Get caught up with HBO's acclaimed 'Girls' in time for the February 12 premiere of the series' sixth and final season.
Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 40:00 AM ET
The next entry in the 'Paul McCartney Archive Collection' - 1989's 'Flowers In the Dirt' - is packed with material: 34 bonus tracks and a DVD, but... download-only for nearly half of those bonus tracks.
Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 00:00 AM ET
The pulpy plot often strains credibility, but strong performances by Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick keep this action thriller afloat.
Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 50:00 AM ET
A riveting, action-based biopic about the real-life catastrophe that resulted in the underwater spilling of millions of gallons of oil off the Gulf Coast.
Thursday Jan 5, 2017 20:00 AM ET
Some great ideas don't get fully developed in this tween comedy, but it should please its target demographic just fine.
Monday Jan 2, 2017 15:00 PM ET
One of the most incisive movies of 2016, this 'Honey' takes a while to become sweet - but that it does, thanks to a head-turning performance by newcomer Sasha Lane.
Monday Jan 2, 2017 10:00 PM ET
Oliver Stone's biopic of Edward Snowden is visually arresting and boasts a stunning turn by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role. But in the end it doesn't deliver the fireworks we expect from Stone.
Monday Jan 2, 2017 00:00 PM ET
Director Paul Schrader throws a lot at the screen - sex, drugs, and a variety of visual techniques - to see what sticks. Despite an unhinged Willem Dafoe performance, not enough does.
Monday Jan 2, 2017 55:00 PM ET
This horror film doesn't transcend the cliches established by many other 'haunted house' films. Kate Beckinsale stars, along with Lucas Till.
Friday Dec 23, 2016 20:00 PM ET
More economically-priced than the 2012 Blu-ray set, this repackaging of one of TV's all-time great series is the way to go if you missed it the first time.
Thursday Dec 22, 2016 50:00 AM ET
Economical two-disc alternative to Sony Legacy's huge 36-disc set.
Thursday Dec 22, 2016 40:00 AM ET
It's a big time commitment, but for fans who want every inning from the historic seven-game series, this is the set to get.
Tuesday Dec 20, 2016 50:00 AM ET
Director Clint Eastwood doesn't do anything here that hasn't already been done better in actual documentaries about the 'Miracle on the Hudson.'
Tuesday Dec 20, 2016 40:00 AM ET
This one kinda got lost after the summer's theatrical animation onslaught, but it's actually a lot of fun. The voice cast is led by Andy Samberg and Katie Crown.
Monday Dec 19, 2016 20:00 AM ET
Sure, it's a limp, made-for-TV remake, but what did you expect? Longtime fans of the ultimate cult classic might be curious to see what a 2016 re-imagining looks like.
Friday Dec 16, 2016 40:00 AM ET
She was created in a lab and raised in a research facility. Who knows what for, but now she's too strong and cunning for her caretakers to handle.
Friday Dec 16, 2016 40:00 AM ET
Inventive and funny, 'Scream Queens' boasts a remarkable ensemble cast including Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin, and Billie Lourd.
Thursday Dec 15, 2016 15:00 PM ET
Fun for kids and loaded with references to the original trilogy (the series is set almost smack dab in the middle of those films' timeline, with plenty of callbacks).
Thursday Dec 15, 2016 40:00 AM ET
Select episode commentary, deleted scenes, and more enhance the latest season release of 'Family Guy' on DVD.
Thursday Dec 15, 2016 00:00 AM ET
The 'extended cut' adds some cool stuff to an already fun (but very uneven) comic book extravaganza. Great ensemble cast goes some way towards making up for weak storytelling.
Thursday Dec 8, 2016 00:00 AM ET
Shout! Factory gives baseball fans the opportunity to relive all the drama from the incredible 2016 World Series in one feature-length documentary.
Wednesday Dec 7, 2016 30:00 AM ET
By commemorating the date that began their relationship, writer-director Richard Tanne bids fond farewell to Barack and Michelle as the Obama Administration reaches its final days.
Tuesday Dec 6, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Matt Damon returns after a nearly ten-year absence as Bourne, the results are a suitably exciting (if simplistic) action flick.
Tuesday Dec 6, 2016 30:00 AM ET
An all-new adaptation of Daniel Defoe's 297-year-old 'Robinson Crusoe.' It may have bombed in theaters, but it is at least nice to look at.
Thursday Dec 1, 2016 10:00 AM ET
The BFG is the swan song of screenwriter Melissa Mathison, best known for her Oscar-nominated screenplay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Adapting the 1982 Roald Dahl novel was a long process, one that dates back to 1991 (Robin Williams was...
Wednesday Nov 30, 2016 30:00 AM ET
Charming, elegiac family film 'Pete's Dragon' is a must-see re-imagining of the 1977 original.
Tuesday Nov 29, 2016 35:00 AM ET
Superb acting and tight storytelling combine for an unmissable modern-day Western thriller about bank robbing brothers and the Texas Rangers on their trail.
Tuesday Nov 29, 2016 20:00 AM ET
An early dramatic turn (with definite comedic elements) from the late Robin Williams makes this a "fish out of water" tale worth revisiting.
Monday Nov 28, 2016 20:00 AM ET
Fans are going to love the special features included with this high definition edition of the 1985 cult action-comedy film.
Tuesday Nov 22, 2016 30:00 AM ET
The incredible, partly-true story of a pair of arms dealers who get in way over their heads during the Iraq War.
Tuesday Nov 22, 2016 35:00 AM ET
Yes, it's an officially-sanctioned documentary about The Beatles. Yes, it's marred by some revisionism (literally - black-and-white archival footage has been colorized). Yes, the deluxe two-disc package is worthwhile for excellent bonus interviews.
Monday Nov 21, 2016 55:00 AM ET
The Stones rock Cuba in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands. The band seems supercharged by the historic occasion.
Friday Nov 18, 2016 35:00 PM ET
The Blu-ray upgrade of the '73-74 series includes a set of 22 collectible postcards, one for each episode of the short-lived series.
Wednesday Nov 16, 2016 25:00 AM ET
What's not to love? Great audio/visual presentation, great special features. And the movie's not bad either.
Thursday Nov 10, 2016 00:00 AM ET
It's a spy thriller, it's a romance - it's an interesting relic from the early '80s starring Donald Sutherland.
Monday Nov 7, 2016 40:00 AM ET
This retro-animated feature reunites Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar from the '60s 'Batman' TV series.
Thursday Nov 3, 2016 40:00 AM ET
What other professions or societal roles can filmmakers apply the word "bad" to in an attempt to make an uproarious comedy? The well is seemingly bottomless.
Thursday Nov 3, 2016 20:00 AM ET
Twilight Time unleashes a high definition edition of one of the most popular comedies of the early '80s, crank up that timely Dolly Parton title tune.
Wednesday Nov 2, 2016 35:00 AM ET
Woah. This is one head-scratchingly misguided "family film" from the director of the 'Men In Black' series. Re-watch any of the films in that trilogy before even thinking of this cat comedy.
Monday Oct 31, 2016 50:00 AM ET
Contemporary jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright is currently on tour in support of his recently-released album 'G,' featuring his number one hit single "Taking Control."
Wednesday Oct 26, 2016 50:00 AM ET
This one took a beating from critics and fans alike, but considering the 1996 original was not a great film by any means, the new one is actually quite entertaining for what it is: a brainless popcorn flick.
Tuesday Oct 25, 2016 50:00 AM ET
Martin Scorsese's second feature film arrives on Blu-ray with a gorgeous transfer as part of Twilight Time's limited edition series.
Tuesday Oct 25, 2016 25:00 AM ET
This fright flick scores points big time due to its tight pacing. Not a moment is wasted in this briskly-paced chiller.
Friday Oct 21, 2016 25:00 AM ET
The eight-part miniseries, which aired on HBO, is a compelling police procedural about a college student accused of a vicious murder.
Monday Oct 17, 2016 05:00 AM ET
One of the great Vincent Price's most deliciously zesty performances, this twisted horror flick from 1973 debuts on Blu-ray (featuring film historian audio commentary).
Friday Oct 14, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Various editions of this 'Vault Series' are available, each containing complete episodes of Johnny Carson's 'Tonight Show' (commercials included!).
Wednesday Oct 12, 2016 25:00 AM ET
'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston goes undercover as Bob Musella to infiltrate the drug cartels run by Pablo Escobar. A recommended true crime drama.

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