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
Monday Oct 20, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The late Dutch director George Sluizer directed this Jeff Bridges thriller five years after he directed the original version. When viewed back-to-back, they offer a fascinating case study of one director approaching the same material in two ways.
Sunday Oct 19, 2014 40:00 PM ET
Adolf Hitler is "sporting stalked" by Captain Thorndike in this Fritz Lang-directed World War II thriller, but the Nazis turn the tables on Thorndike.
Sunday Oct 19, 2014 30:00 AM ET
The recently deceased Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer crafted an atypical abduction mystery in 1988 that remains unnerving to this day.
Saturday Oct 18, 2014 00:00 PM ET
A 5,000 copy limited release, this '80s throwback stars Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith as high school kids battling a mysterious mound of pink slime.
Friday Oct 17, 2014 15:00 PM ET
Though its subject matter will understandably be off-putting for many, this story of an ambiguous relationship between an adult man and a prepubescent girl carries an undeniable emotional pull.
Friday Oct 17, 2014 50:00 AM ET
Remade wanly in 1993 with Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, the 1950 original starring Judy Holliday and William Holden is the way to go.
Friday Oct 17, 2014 45:00 AM ET
This 1955 Western starring James Stewart looks and sounds tremendous with a new 4K transfer from the original negative and a lossless surround mix.
Sunday Oct 12, 2014 45:00 PM ET
No John Waite on this partial reunion record, but original band members Tony Brock and Wally Stocker have done what they can with a couple new members.
Thursday Oct 9, 2014 30:00 AM ET
Disney's 1959 animated classic looks terrific in high definition, but hold onto your 2008 Platinum Edition release (now out of print) as it contains a larger amount of supplemental features.
Sunday Oct 5, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The complete classic 1983 special debuts on DVD, boasting memorable performances as well as relics from the era. Two additional discs are packed with bonus materials.
Friday Oct 3, 2014 55:00 PM ET
Bonus tracks and a nearly hour-long documentary are the supplements that help commemorate the tenth anniversary of Charles' multiple Grammy-winning duets album.
Monday Sep 29, 2014 40:00 AM ET
The Blu-ray and DVD is available October 14, but you can currently purchase the latest mutant epic as a Digital HD download.
Sunday Sep 28, 2014 00:00 PM ET
One of the most exciting, heartfelt rock biopics ever made, the Ritchie Valens story receives a fresh, high definition makeover courtesy of boutique label Twilight Time.
Friday Sep 26, 2014 20:00 AM ET
This anniversary edition boasts a 4K transfer of the 40 year old classic that looks better than any previous home video iteration. A lossless 7.1 remix and hours of extras make this impossible to pass up.
Thursday Sep 25, 2014 55:00 PM ET
Director Bobcat Goldthwait goes the "found footage" route with this uninspired search for Sasquatch.
Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 05:00 PM ET
More funny business from the director of Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, this one excels based largely on the natural chemistry between stars Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne.
Saturday Sep 20, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Time Life offers another collection of the celebrated '70s musical variety show, packed with great performances by the likes of Aerosmith, Tom Petty, ELO, Marvin Gaye, and many more.
Friday Sep 19, 2014 20:00 PM ET
Though it gets off to a bit of a rough and rocky start, once it finds its legs Marvel's TV spin-off is compelling viewing.
Friday Sep 12, 2014 15:00 AM ET
Italian freelance journalist and writer Luca Perasi tackled the formidable challenge of chronicling the stories behind the recording of each of Paul McCartney's hundreds of solo songs.
Friday Sep 12, 2014 25:00 AM ET
Hours of vintage Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and the gang in high definition, supplemented by additional hours of bonus features. A must-have for Looney Tunes fans.
Friday Sep 5, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Though not the most accurate telling of Holly's story by any stretch, its one-of-a-kind, star-making performance by Gary Busey (not to mention the enduring classic songs) make it unmissable.
Friday Sep 5, 2014 10:00 AM ET
An odd curiosity in the Elvis Presley filmography. He plays Toby, a young man who (along with his family) decides to homestead on a patch of unclaimed land off a Florida highway.
Friday Sep 5, 2014 00:00 AM ET
A double-feature of early-'90s Ken Loach-directed classics debut on Blu-ray. A young, pre-fame Robert Carlyle stars in the earlier of the pair, Riff-Raff.
Thursday Sep 4, 2014 55:00 AM ET
The horror genre has a long history of creepy, possessed dolls ruining characters' lives. This import is just another entry.
Wednesday Sep 3, 2014 00:00 PM ET
Sean Astin looks a little like Zach Galifianakis in this prequel to Eli Roth's 2002 breakout horror film, but he commits himself to his role as "patient zero" admirably.
Wednesday Sep 3, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The two-disc reissue pairs the remastered album with a mostly previously-unreleased live show. A much more expansive Deluxe Edition is also available.
Wednesday Sep 3, 2014 35:00 AM ET
Two will win this atmospheric horror thriller on Blu-ray, courtesy of Well Go USA.
Saturday Aug 30, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Old school animated production mostly sits the top-billed characters on the sidelines in favor of a witch's daughter and a baby dragon.
Saturday Aug 30, 2014 10:00 PM ET
Remade in 2002 by John McTiernan (and poorly received), Twilight Time's sold out edition brings Norman Jewison's original to Blu-ray.
Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 15:00 AM ET
Great music for a great cause, the former American Idol finalist was mature and assured in a jazz setting. The fundraiser also featured singers Lisa Fox and Kristin Allen-Zito.
Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 05:00 AM ET
First-time director David Jung manages to wring some life out of the tired "found footage" horror subgenre with this often-creepy demonic possession flick.
Friday Aug 22, 2014 40:00 AM ET
Four excellent audio commentaries highlight the third season of ABC's fairy tale-oriented series. The menagerie of characters and tangle of plots can get confusing, but Once never comes up short on entertainment value.
Thursday Aug 21, 2014 50:00 AM ET
This 1971 Disney classic has lost none of its charm and the Sherman brothers songs still pack plenty of hummable zip. This is the original theatrical cut rather than the extended "roadshow" restoration previously available on DVD.
Thursday Aug 21, 2014 40:00 AM ET
This rendering of the myth of the son of Zeus is more Saturday morning cartoon than Disney at its best, despite the huffing and puffing of a star-studded voice cast that includes James Woods.
Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Catching up with the former Idol finalist about future plans, giving back to the community, and the current state of singing competition TV shows.
Saturday Aug 16, 2014 05:00 PM ET
Phil Collins songs, a vine-surfing ape man, and the aggressively annoying voice talent of Rosie O'Donnell all combine to distinguish the 37th entry in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.
Friday Aug 15, 2014 20:00 PM ET
Billed as a double-feature, this is actually a triple-feature including the 1941 live-action/animated faux documentary The Reluctant Dragon tacked on as a bonus feature.
Monday Aug 11, 2014 15:00 PM ET
The first feature film to star Mickey Mouse gets a high definition upgrade with this tenth anniversary edition.
Sunday Aug 10, 2014 30:00 AM ET
This Australian comedy is based on the true story of a middling cricket club that journeys to India for a series of matches, originally chronicled in a documentary of the same name.
Sunday Aug 10, 2014 55:00 AM ET
A late-career action outing by John Wayne as the titular Chicago cop on a mission to retrieve a mobster from Great Britain. It's cheesy '70s fun with a sly turn by the Duke.
Sunday Aug 10, 2014 55:00 AM ET
Good jokes are far more scarce in the follow up to the 2013 found-footage horror movie spoof. Marlon Wayans and Jaime Pressly star.
Friday Aug 8, 2014 55:00 AM ET
The first part in the Divergent series finds Shailene Woodley stepping out for her first role as a full-fledged action heroine.
Tuesday Aug 5, 2014 55:00 AM ET
John Frankenheimer's action classic stars Burt Lancaster in an astoundingly physical performance as a French trainmen attempting to prevent the Nazis from stealing priceless art. Move over Monuments Men, this is the real deal.
Thursday Jul 31, 2014 15:00 AM ET
Robert Bresson's 1959 classic is the tale of an ambiguous young thief that's open to multiple interpretations. Criterion's excellent supplemental package offers great guidance to the many ways to read the film.
Wednesday Jul 30, 2014 50:00 AM ET
Moral decay lurks beneath the sunny surface of Bradenville. The trigger for its exposure arrives in the form of three bank robbers. This 1955 crime drama has been expertly restored.
Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 45:00 AM ET
A featherweight, not-so-romantic comedy carried by the strength of Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann's comedic skill. Only intermittently funny, but never hard to watch.
Saturday Jul 26, 2014 15:00 PM ET
This edgy crime comedy is not only a terrific showcase for Jude Law, who delivers a powerfully magnetic performance in the title role, but the story is full of interesting surprises.
Sunday Jul 20, 2014 10:00 PM ET
Recorded live at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, this 2012 concert may not offer a lot of surprises but it's packed with familiar hits.
Saturday Jul 19, 2014 05:00 PM ET
Woody Allen's light nostalgia piece doesn't carry the weight of his best classics. Still, there's plenty to like here even if it doesn't amount to much.
Saturday Jul 19, 2014 40:00 PM ET
John Huston directed this subtle World War II character study about a Marine and a nun stranded together on the same remote island.

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