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 Nov 26, 2014 10:00 PM ET
A two-and-a-half hour concert from Ron Wood's first tour with the band, presented as a DVD with accompanying double-CD live album.
Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 35:00 AM ET
The documentary covers the history of Billy Joel as well as the history of Shea Stadium, leading up to Joel's guest star-studded performances at the stadium before it was demolished in 2008.
Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 05:00 PM ET
Intriguing, perplexing, and challenging, this portrait of jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman has to be seen to be believed. Shirley Clarke crafted a one-of-a-kind documentary which turned out to be her final feature.
Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 40:00 PM ET
Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger head up a team of mercenaries in John Irvin's 1980 war flick. Both the original U.S. and longer international cuts are included.
Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 20:00 AM ET
The 1975 Robert Duvall and James Caan pairing may be the headliner, but seldom-seen made-for-TV Noon Wine is the best reason to add this limited release to your collection.
Monday Nov 24, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Seattle-area Trekkers, mark your calendars. This year's convention is headlined by Walter Koenig and Jeri Ryan. A very special Next Generation reunion is planned as well.
Sunday Nov 23, 2014 10:00 PM ET
Shirley Clarke's landmark 1967 arrives on Blu-ray, fully restored and boasting a variety of extras. Before-and-after demo makes Milestone Films' efforts to provide the best audio/visual presentation abundantly clear.
Sunday Nov 16, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The unfinished documentary produced by The Doors consists of mostly long-familiar footage, but the bonus features and lossless, remixed audio is what makes this desirable for fans.
Sunday Nov 16, 2014 50:00 AM ET
Part three is a modestly enjoyable, though naggingly weightless, affair. New cast members, both veteran (Antonio Banderas steals all his scenes) and neophyte (UFC champ Ronda Rousey), add some sizzle to the formula.
Friday Nov 14, 2014 20:00 PM ET
Two will win this fantastic DVD boxed set containing 42 hours of vintage material from the Emmy-winning TV talk show!
Monday Nov 10, 2014 50:00 PM ET
The Roman amphitheatre Arena di Verona has never looked better than in this spectacular 2011 classic rock concert.
Monday Nov 10, 2014 05:00 PM ET
It may not have found an audience in theaters over the summer, but the fifth film in the Step Up franchise will have another shot on home video come November 25.
Monday Nov 10, 2014 45:00 AM ET
The 1985 "true" story of "Weird Al" Yankovic will surely provide a warm, welcome shot of nostalgia for fans of the parody master.
Sunday Nov 9, 2014 50:00 PM ET
It might not be saying all that much to proclaim Fire & Rescue superior to the original Planes, but it's better than nothing. Moderately entertaining, if forgettable, family entertainment.
Thursday Nov 6, 2014 50:00 PM ET
Director Clint Eastwood takes us behind the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It's a genre mash-up that feels equal parts gangster movie and musical biopic.
Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 10:00 PM ET
All 165 episodes on 36 discs are found on Fox's new manufactured-on-demand DVD release. Fess Parker played Boone from 1964-1970.
Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 20:00 PM ET
Boasting emotional complexity and fantastic animation, this is a rare sequel that surpasses the original. The Digital HD version comes well-stocked with extra features.
Monday Nov 3, 2014 40:00 PM ET
Anthony Hopkins stars in this 1977 reincarnation-based drama, directed by the legendary Robert Wise. It's kind of a creepy film, but don't expect a ton of scares.
Saturday Nov 1, 2014 10:00 PM ET
A robust bonus disc of A- and B-sides, demos, and outtakes makes this remastered pop classic even easier to recommend.
Friday Oct 31, 2014 05:00 PM ET
The newest adventure finds the loveable St. Bernard helping a coastal village avoid being bought up and sold out by a rich developer.
Friday Oct 31, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The second-biggest box office hit of 2014 to date, this Sleeping Beauty reworking provided Angelina Jolie with a new signature role. The Blu-ray audio/visual specs are demo-worthy.
Thursday Oct 30, 2014 25:00 PM ET
Sounding better than ever on this newly-remastered edition, the most democratic of all Wings albums is augmented by a bonus disc of demos and alternate takes.
Thursday Oct 30, 2014 50:00 AM ET
The 1989 cult classic finally goes HD and the new Blu-ray includes the 2014 San Diego Comic Con "Weird Al" panel as a bonus feature.
Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Seven new bonus tracks (three studio, four live) plus a two-hour DVD loaded with documentaries and music videos make this expanded edition highly desirable.
Monday Oct 27, 2014 20:00 PM ET
All the episodes, most of the original music, plus bonus features add up to an unmissable collection for fans of one of the all-time great sitcoms.
Sunday Oct 26, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Author and TV show creator Brad Meltzer's new informational series seeks to rectify the mysterious disappearance of various U.S.-based artifacts of historical importance.
Sunday Oct 26, 2014 45:00 PM ET
After premiering at number one for its time slot back in April of 2014, the first 13 episodes of this all-new Tom and Jerry series arrive on home video.
Friday Oct 24, 2014 50:00 PM ET
Twenty-six DVDs containing all six seasons of the beloved family favorite, loaded with hours of special features, and packaged in a collectible metal locker. All 115 episodes on DVD for the first time.
Friday Oct 24, 2014 05:00 AM ET
A chilling tale of voodoo cults and the brainwashed yuppies who follow them. Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Jimmy Smits, and Robert Loggia star.
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014 25:00 AM ET
A graphic novel adaptation starring Katie Cassidy, Eliza Dushku, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sasha Grey, and Gina Gershon. Can you say "girl power?"
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.

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