Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Maureen Buccellato

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Prom Theatrical Review
Prom   Prom Theatrical Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  04/28/2011 9:34 AM EDT
Disney "Prom" is a film made about -- you guessed it -- the Prom!  This squeaky-clean high school film is a breath of fresh air from the usual high-school- themed films that one sees nowadays.  Hokey?  Maybe, but it is nice to be able to bring a young girl to a movie without worrying about seeing alcohol or drug use and lot... Read More

Tangled Blu-ray Review
Tangled   Tangled Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/28/2011 11:26 AM EDT
Disney has had a few "golden ages" of animated feature films throughout its existence. The first one was Snow White,  followed by their next golden age that started with the Little Mermaid -- then peeked at the company's best-animated feature to date, The Lion King.  It appears now with Tangled that we are on the verge of yet an... Read More

Yogi Bear Blu-ray Review
Yogi Bear   Yogi Bear Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/25/2011 9:48 AM EDT
Smarter than the average bear, Yogi had landed himself in the live-action movies arena in 2010, and now "Yogi Bear" has hit the shelves with its 2D Blu-ray release this spring.   Jellystone National Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary; and things seem to be going well in the world of Yogi Bear (voiced by Dan Akroyd), and Boo Bo... Read More

Pretty Woman Blu-ray Review
Pretty Woman   Pretty Woman Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  02/10/2009 6:21 PM EDT
Academy Award Winner Julia Roberts (Best Actress, Erin Brockovich, 2000) and Golden Globe winner Richard Gere (Best Actor In A Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, Chicago, 2002) light up the screen in director Garry Marshall's (The Princess Diaries, Beaches) classic Cinderella story.What little girl (or grown girl for that matter) doesn't dream of ... Read More

The Dark Knight Blu-ray Review
The Dark Knight   The Dark Knight Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/08/2008 8:38 PM EDT
The Dark Knight - absolutely, hands down, is the best movie I have seen this year; in fact – in fact -the best I have seen in a few years.  This Christopher Nolan film is indeed a masterpiece! Who would have thought that these newer Batman films could be so dark and dramatic?  Admittedly, I didn't even see “Batman Begins&rdquo... Read More

Beetlejuice DVD Review
Beetlejuice (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)   Beetlejuice DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/06/2008 1:43 PM EDT
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!  That's right, I said it three times.  Now, as I wait for Michael Keaton to appear in my living room, let me do my glowing review of this Tim Burton classic. While fixing up their New England farmhouse, Adam and Barbara head into town to pick something up at the hardware store, but while crossing ove... Read More

Sex and The City DVD Review
Sex and The City   Sex and The City DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  09/23/2008 10:47 AM EDT
Ever since the show ended on HBO, I have been waiting to hear if the movie would indeed come to fruition. Some of the actresses were on board and others were not. Four years later, everyone came together, however, and created a film that picked up right where the series left off.First things first...Big and Carrie:  It was great to see that th... Read More

The Sword In The Stone DVD Review
The Sword In The Stone   The Sword In The Stone DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  06/15/2008 10:58 PM EDT
It's been 45 years since the 1963 release of Disney's "The Sword in the Stone". To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Disney has released this timeless classic on DVD. Prepare to be enchanted for 79 minutes as a young apprentice named Wart teams up with Merlin in an attempt to pull the magical sword from the stone and become king.Merli... Read More

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Theatrical Review
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street   Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Theatrical Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  01/17/2008 4:02 PM EDT
When most people hear "Sweeny Todd" they know very little: Some know it was a Broadway play/musical, and maybe they remember in the film "Jersey Girl", the little girl performed a gory scene from it at her school talent show. That about sums it up. It is safe to say that if Johnny Depp wasn't in this film and Tim Burton didn't m... Read More