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
Monday Dec 10, 2018 45:00 PM ET
The latest entry in the on-going 'Conjuring Universe' isn't as scary as its effective theatrical trailer suggested. While still a big hit, there's not much inspiration on display here.
Monday Dec 10, 2018 10:00 PM ET
Classic 1994 show is presented in its entirety for the first time on home video, accompanied by two audio CDs. Several guest stars add to the "special event" feel and then-new bassist Darryl Jones gels immediately.
Tuesday Nov 27, 2018 30:00 PM ET
Five complete HBO stand-up specials, the best of 'Mork & Mindy,' rare USO comedy performances, 'SNL' hosting gigs, 'Tonight Show' appearances, and the career-spanning documentary 'Come Inside My Mind'—these 12 discs from Time Life contain hours of priceless Robin Williams greatness.
Monday Nov 26, 2018 50:00 PM ET
The summer rom-com hit of 2018 arrives on home video just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.
Sunday Nov 25, 2018 25:00 PM ET
A new Blu-ray concert video boasts a spirited performance by Sheryl Crow that contains all her big hits. The package also includes the music on two audio CDs.
Thursday Nov 22, 2018 00:00 PM ET
Double Emmy winner (for star/writer/director/creator Bill Hader and co-star Henry Winkler) this HBO Original Series is funny and quirky.
Tuesday Nov 20, 2018 30:00 PM ET
From the 1988 original (perhaps the greatest action movie ever made) through four sequels, this hardcover volume spills the beans about everything John McClane-related.
Tuesday Nov 20, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Director Peter Berg re-teams with star Mark Wahlberg for the fourth time and while the results are not nearly as satisfying as their first three collaborations, this one is a non-stop blast of visceral action.
Monday Nov 19, 2018 00:00 PM ET
For the double-album's Golden Anniversary, UMe has issued it remixed and supplemented with oodles of demos, rehearsals, alternate takes, and alternate mixes. What Beatles fan WOULDN'T want to see this big box wrapped up underneath the tree this season?
Sunday Nov 18, 2018 30:00 PM ET
Lots of lavish releases for the Beatles nut this holiday season - Lennon's second-best album receives the mondo-deluxe treatment.
Sunday Nov 18, 2018 05:00 PM ET
Provocative and inventive, Spike Lee's latest offers a unique mix of dry and outrageous humor, all while telling the based-in-fact story of Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs' first black police detective.
Sunday Nov 18, 2018 20:00 PM ET
The 1982 classic that launched Stallone's second iconic, signature character. Newly issued in upgraded 4K UltraHD.
Sunday Nov 18, 2018 20:00 PM ET
The second-biggest movie of 1985 and movie that forever erased the nuance found in the original Rambo film. Now available with upgraded visuals.
Sunday Nov 18, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Actually better in some ways than its much more famous and successful immediate predecessor, Stallone's third outing as John Rambo completes Lionsgate's newly-issued upgrade.
Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 30:00 PM ET
It's a killer shark movie with spectacular effects and Jason Statham leading an ensemble cast that includes Rainn Wilson (Dwight in 'The Office'). The ingredients are all there for a cheesy good time and 'The Meg' delivers.
Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 50:00 PM ET
Lighthearted and full of laughs, the 'Teen Titans Go!" theatrical movie runs out of gas before the credits roll, but it's an easy, breezy, fun watch nonetheless.
Monday Nov 5, 2018 45:00 PM ET
Unjustly forgotten classic '80s buddy comedy is revived by Shout Select. Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks make for an endearingly funny team.
Tuesday Oct 30, 2018 15:00 PM ET
Handsome new transfer for this edition—and Travolta is as cool as ever—but this Elmore Leonard adaptation has not aged well.
Monday Oct 29, 2018 00:00 PM ET
This sequel has visual and sonic pizzazz up the yin-yang, but without Meryl Streep it's lacking an irreplaceable element the original had (no offense to her "replacement," Lily James, a strong actress in other roles).
Wednesday Oct 24, 2018 15:00 PM ET
Uneven, amateurish directorial debut by Boots Riley boasts some startling ideas and an welcome sense of adventure.
Wednesday Oct 24, 2018 40:00 AM ET
Lots of warm humor and great performances by Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Christopher Lloyd, and Bobby Cannavale make this one worth seeking out.
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.

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