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
Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 50:00 PM ET
A collection of previously available titles from the 1930s and '40s, gathered in one compact set: Stella Dallas, Dead End, They Got Me Covered, The Westerner, The Princess and The Pirate, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 55:00 PM ET
Post-World War I, an Australian farmer finds himself on a mission to recover the bodies of his sons who were killed in the war. Russell Crowe stars and makes his directorial debut.
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 45:00 AM ET
The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation has its mind on a lot of things, but it might've turned out better had it focused on just one.
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 00:00 AM ET
Director John Madden is back with another round of gentle laughs aimed squarely at aging romantics.
Saturday Jul 25, 2015 05:00 AM ET
A ghost called the Crimson Witch is haunting the KISS World theme park. It's up to the Mystery Inc. gang and everyone's fave makeup-clad glam metal band to stop it.
Thursday Jul 23, 2015 50:00 PM ET
One of the very best X-Men movies is now not only longer, but more importantly it's emotionally richer. Director Bryan Singer has unleashed a superior version of this 2014 hit.
Thursday Jul 23, 2015 50:00 AM ET
It bowled over the critics and found an enthusiastic audience during its theatrical release earlier in 2015. Now it's poised to reach an even wider number of horror fans.
Thursday Jul 23, 2015 50:00 AM ET
Visually inventive and generally weird as heck, The Cell is a psychological thriller from 2000 that is worth revisiting.
Thursday Jul 23, 2015 30:00 AM ET
This 1995 sci-fi thriller boasts agreeable performances by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, a bunch of dated special effects, and a confusing plot.
Thursday Jul 23, 2015 25:00 AM ET
The first Teen Beach movie scored big ratings for the Disney Channel, the music-packed sequel delivers more of what young fans enjoyed.
Monday Jul 20, 2015 25:00 PM ET
One of Jack Nicholson's finest performances arrives in high definition on this excellent, features-packed edition.
Monday Jul 20, 2015 55:00 PM ET
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets serious in this dry take on a zombie apocalypse. It's an interesting move, but it never really pays off.
Monday Jul 20, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Noah Baumbach's critically-acclaimed comedy-drama stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged married couple experiencing a shared mid-life crisis.
Monday Jul 13, 2015 30:00 PM ET
Addison Timlin ably carries this horror sequel/reboot, which begins inventively but ends derivatively.
Saturday Jul 11, 2015 55:00 PM ET
One of the year's biggest flops arrives on home video, where it probably won't find much of an audience either. Sean Penn stars and co-wrote.
Wednesday Jul 1, 2015 10:00 AM ET
An uninspired buddy comedy starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. Ferrell goes through the same, old, tired comic paces we've seen him do many times before.
Sunday Jun 28, 2015 50:00 PM ET
The discovery of a letter handwritten by John Lennon changes the life of its recipient, an aging pop superstar (Al Pacino), some 40 years after it was original sent (and subsequently lost).
Tuesday Jun 23, 2015 55:00 PM ET
How is it that John Travolta has returned to making dull direct-to-video movies? He needs another comeback film, and this isn't it.
Sunday Jun 21, 2015 00:00 PM ET
Debuting on Blu-ray as limited edition releases: State of Grace, The Young Lions, The Night of the Generals, Absolute Beginners, Mississippi Mermaid
Sunday Jun 21, 2015 40:00 PM ET
Olivia Wilde is too talented an actress to be stuck in this hash of recycled ideas. At least it's only 83 minutes long, hence not too painful to sit through.
Sunday Jun 21, 2015 25:00 AM ET
Kristen Stewart as PFC Amy Cole and Peyman Moaadi as detainee Ali Amir make this Guantanamo Bay-set drama quite compelling.
Sunday Jun 21, 2015 40:00 AM ET
A mega-Polaroid camera takes pics 24 hours into the future in this sci-fi thriller. Inspired by "A Most Unusual Camera" from season two of Twilight Zone.
Friday Jun 19, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Killing Jesus originally aired on National Geographic, where it broke ratings records for the network. Now the entire film is presented with "making of" featurettes.
Tuesday Jun 16, 2015 20:00 AM ET
This particular performance mode is starting to become old hat for Liam Neeson. His latest dour thriller never quite takes off despite an excellent cast.
Tuesday Jun 16, 2015 10:00 AM ET
It's difficult to completely dislike a film as stylish and inventive as Matthew Vaughn's directorial follow-up to his 2011 comic book classic X-Men: First Class. Plus it has a cool cameo by Mark Hammil.
Tuesday Jun 9, 2015 10:00 AM ET
As a teen rom-com, it's too predictable. But a confident star turn by Mae Whitman makes it worth watching.
Tuesday Jun 9, 2015 00:00 AM ET
A two-man acting showcase for Dennis Franz and Dustin Hoffman, this David Mamet-adaptation debuts on Blu-ray as a limited edition (3,000 copies).
Monday Jun 8, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Criterion has issued a cinematographer-supervised restoration of The Rose and it looks better than ever.
Monday Jun 8, 2015 05:00 AM ET
The Dreamworks animated series, based on the 2013 feature film Turbo, arrives as a three-disc set with nearly 10 hours of content.
Monday Jun 1, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Jupiter Ascending is a mishmash of homages and rip-offs of past sci-fi films, written and directed by The Wachowskis. The film looks and sounds great at least.
Sunday May 31, 2015 50:00 PM ET
It got kind of passed over at the box office earlier in the year, but this Will Smith vehicle has an awful lot of entertainment value.
Sunday May 31, 2015 20:00 PM ET
Kevin Costner in an inspirational sports movie based on a true story - that's a good start. Even though it's predictable, it still works.
Sunday May 31, 2015 35:00 PM ET
Crowd-funded on Kickstarter, this Spike Lee misfire is a remake of the 1973 Bill Gunn film Ganja and Hess.
Sunday May 31, 2015 00:00 PM ET
From Disney Junior comes another collection of episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. There's also a toy "pet grooming" kit available (sold separately).
Thursday May 28, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Every episode of the 1960s television classic in one big DVD set (33 discs) from Shout! Factory.
Thursday May 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Director Clint Eastwood tells the story of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in this award-winning, blockbuster film.
Sunday May 17, 2015 55:00 AM ET
This beautifully restored Hitchcock obscurity also boasts film historian commentary and a new video essay.
Saturday May 16, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Director King Vidor's final film was also the final film that Tyrone Power worked on, but the actor passed away before the film was completed. He was replaced by Yul Brynner.
Saturday May 16, 2015 45:00 PM ET
Based on the life of Phoolan Devi, this harrowing film was directed by Shekhar Kapur (director of both Queen Elizabeth I biopics). His audio commentary is included on this limited edition release.
Thursday May 14, 2015 45:00 PM ET
It's overlong (but at least an hour, and the total runtime is less than two), but Johnny Depp diehards might appreciate the modest chuckles sprinkled throughout this box office disaster.
Sunday May 10, 2015 05:00 PM ET
While you may know "cobbler" as a tasty, fruit-based dessert, it's also the name of a person who repairs shoes. Adam Sandler plays such a person, equipped with a magical machine.
Saturday May 9, 2015 30:00 PM ET
Take away the hype surrounding E.L. James' novel and you're left with a glossy, well-produced "Skinemax"-type flick. It's hard not to like Dakota Johnson though, she adds a desperately-needed spark to the dullness.
Saturday May 9, 2015 05:00 PM ET
Not funny enough to be a comedy, not dramatic enough to be a drama, this low-key courtroom drama at least features a good performance by Kevin Costner.
Saturday May 9, 2015 15:00 AM ET
Rabbits Run will be the first all-new animated Looney Tunes feature film in years.
Saturday May 9, 2015 05:00 AM ET
This two-disc collection contains 11 Peanuts specials, all of which received either an Emmy nomination or an Emmy win.
Wednesday May 6, 2015 00:00 PM ET
Five Frank Sinatra classics on Blu-ray with a hardcover photo book: Anchors Aweigh, On the Town, Guys and Dolls, Ocean's 11, and Robin and the 7 Hoods.
Tuesday May 5, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Richard LaGravenese adapts Jason Robert Brown's musical, buoyed by strong performances by leads Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
Sunday May 3, 2015 10:00 AM ET
A mild romantic music starring Pat Boone and Shirley Jones. Boone is a juvenile delinquent sent to live with on his aunt and uncle's farm. The title tune was a number one hit.
Sunday May 3, 2015 55:00 AM ET
A fan-pleasing, "greatest hits" concert film live during Shania Twain's Las Vegas residency. Includes an hour-long documentary special that takes a "behind the scenes" look at the show.
Saturday May 2, 2015 45:00 PM ET
This is what film fans have been longing for: a Martin Scorsese-supervised remastered GoodFellas, complete with a lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround mix.

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