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
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.
Wednesday Jul 11, 2018 00:00 PM ET
This Lifetime production is the second—and better—of two movies based on the abduction of Elizabeth Smart. This one benefits largely from the direct, onscreen participation of the real Smart herself.
Monday Jul 9, 2018 35:00 AM ET
Equal parts funny and irritating, this sex comedy ultimately feels like a missed opportunity. The parents—played by Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena—score more laughs than the youngsters.
Wednesday Jun 27, 2018 20:00 PM ET
Why would you watch the new direct-to-video Terry Gilliam-style neo-noir film? Three reasons: Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike Myers.
Wednesday Jun 27, 2018 55:00 AM ET
Taraji P. Henson is interesting as a woman with a screw loose, but director Tyler Perry seems to think her character is some sort of feminist heroine.
Sunday Jun 24, 2018 25:00 PM ET
Not another teen movie... This one scrapes bottom of the barrel.
Sunday Jun 24, 2018 00:00 PM ET
In this reboot of the iconic video game, Alicia Vikander fills Angelina Jolie's shoes just fine. Too bad the movie feels so routine.
Tuesday Jun 19, 2018 05:00 AM ET
Understated and thoroughly tasteful, this intimate concert makes a strong case for Norah Jones as a consummate pop-jazz performer.
Monday Jun 18, 2018 15:00 AM ET
Thanks to great performances by everyone in the cast, 'Flower' manages to overcome its weak second half.
Monday Jun 18, 2018 05:00 AM ET
If you're skittish about direct-to-video titles, don't be when it comes to this thriller. Strong cast, thoughtful storytelling, and an unpredictable plot combine for a strong result.
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018 45:00 AM ET
Extraordinary documentary charts the life and career of the rock guitar legend, leaving no stone unturned.
Monday Jun 11, 2018 25:00 AM ET
Lean and mean slasher thriller cuts right to the chase, almost literally, and doesn't let up for 86 pulse-pounding minutes.
Monday Jun 11, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Likable, breezy "coming out" teen rom-com coasts on the agreeableness of its teen performers. There's not a whole lot to it though, truth be told.
Friday Jun 8, 2018 35:00 PM ET
The new 2017 'DuckTales' reboot, an update of the kids' classic from the '80s, continues to roll out on DVD with six episodes (and a couple vintage surprises too!).
Wednesday Jun 6, 2018 45:00 AM ET
The 1953 beloved Disney animated classic is back in print - outfitted with some new bonus materials too.
Wednesday Jun 6, 2018 25:00 AM ET
Surprise, surprise - the 'Death Wish' remake is actually pretty enjoyable, and a welcome return to a high-profile starring role for Bruce Willis after years in direct-to-video purgatory.
Tuesday Jun 5, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Far from a kiddie classic for the ages, there's very little to recommend about Disney's expensive adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel.
Monday Jun 4, 2018 40:00 PM ET
The original 'Escape Plan' debuts in UHD just in time for the upcoming sequel, 'Escape Plan 2: Hades.' What the original has that the sequel doesn't: Arnold Schwarzenegger co-starring alongside Stallone.
Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00 AM ET
This mood piece set in 1920 Ireland may not have traditional scares, but it has chilling atmosphere to spare.
Wednesday May 23, 2018 40:00 PM ET
Even Jennifer Lawrence's daring star turn can't quite elevate this leaden-paced spy thriller. Weak-stomach alert: this film contains lots of graphic torture and sexual degradation.
Wednesday May 23, 2018 35:00 AM ET
Funny, twisty comedy-thriller with a great cast. Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and scene-stealer Jesse Plemons all shine.
Tuesday May 22, 2018 50:00 AM ET
The true story of how three brave friends prevented any loss of life during a terrorist attack about a train bound from Amsterdam to Paris. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Friday May 18, 2018 25:00 PM ET
A fast-paced, feature-length overview of the guitar master's long career that puts the focus squarely where it should be: on the music. Also includes live footage from Beck's 2007 Montreux Jazz Fest performance.
Tuesday May 15, 2018 30:00 AM ET
The megahit from Marvel Studios lands on home video while it is simultaneously still riding a phenomenal box office success. Where does this ambitious film fall in the pantheon of MCU hits?
Tuesday May 8, 2018 35:00 PM ET
The third and final film in the cash-cow series is now available on home video for watching again and again (not that the film really demands it!).
Tuesday May 1, 2018 15:00 AM ET
A truly amazing true story of the initial U.S. military response to the 9/11 attacks—Chris Hemsworth leads a strong cast that also includes Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.
Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 35:00 AM ET
A gentle romance in which an egotistical country superstar is called by to his hometown to face a tragic event—only to be met with a shocking revelation.
Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 50:00 AM ET
Gerard Butler delivers a knockout performance in this surprisingly substantive cops-and-bank robbers crime thriller.
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018 50:00 PM ET
A gently funny and surprisingly action-packed sequel that pulls off the delicate trick of making you care about a CG-animated bear.
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018 50:00 PM ET
'The Incident' is an intense neo-noir thriller that starts off edgy and continues to build. Don't miss the chance to catch up with this 1967 gem.
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018 05:00 AM ET
Cute kid's movie combines zombie apocalypse elements with 'High School Musical' and the 'Bring It On' series. Originally produced for the Disney Channel.
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018 20:00 AM ET
After a long delay due to a difficult production, the 'Maze Runner' saga finds closure with this rough-and-ready, exciting action epic.
Friday Apr 20, 2018 55:00 AM ET
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, this Steven Spielberg-directed drama is truthfully a bit of a slog despite the efforts of stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
Sunday Apr 15, 2018 10:00 AM ET
The 'Insidious' franchise rolls on with the fourth entry in the popular horror series.
Thursday Apr 12, 2018 45:00 AM ET
Music, dancing, and showmanship combine for a fulfilling entertainment that turned out to be a big sleeper hit. Hugh Jackman shines as P.T. Barnum.
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018 00:00 AM ET
It's back—the 1993 family classic about baseball, friendship, and a beast of a bulldog. The package includes a new booklet, poster, and cards.
Monday Apr 9, 2018 20:00 AM ET
After a six year dry spell, HBO brings back Larry David's popular sitcom—the 'Ninth Season DVD arrives on the news of the network's order for a tenth season.
Friday Apr 6, 2018 40:00 PM ET
A tumultuous post-production process involving the heavily-publicized replacement of a key cast member does nothing to diminish what is director Ridley Scott's best movie in years.
Friday Apr 6, 2018 40:00 PM ET
Delayed more than a year, this Ivan Reitman-produced comedy found almost no audience in theaters last Christmas. It's too vulgar for family viewing, too warm-and-fuzzy for most raunchfest fans.

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