Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Maureen Buccellato

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Westworld 4K Ultra HD Review
Westworld Season Two: The Door   Westworld 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/13/2018 9:47 AM EST
HBO's Westworld premiered in 2016. Based on 1973's film by the same name, the series became very popular for the network, and with a star-filled cast, as well as a surprisingly timely plot, it's not hard to see why.In a time where we are constantly connected to the world around us and are given the instant gratification that the interne... Read More

Crazy Rich Asians Blu-ray Review
Crazy Rich Asians   Crazy Rich Asians Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  11/20/2018 9:37 PM EST
In 2013, Kevin Kwan released his novel, Crazy Rich Asians. After the novel became a bestseller, two others followed -  China Rich Girlfriend in 2015 and Rich People Problems in 2017. The success of these books brought us the 2018 film adaptation also titled Crazy Rich Asians and, now, you can get the Blu-ray to relive your favorite parts of th... Read More

Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray Review
Batman: The Animated Series   Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  11/06/2018 9:30 AM EST
Over the years, we have seen so many iterations of Batman. From the original comics to a campy 1960s TV show and then to the big screen with a whimsical take on the character in the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton to a more dramatic take with the newer films starring Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. However, in 1992, we also saw a new animated ser... Read More

Fraggle Rock Blu-ray Review
Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series   Fraggle Rock Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/24/2018 9:35 AM EST
Jim Henson was a master of his craft. Not only did he give us The Muppets but he brought us the beloved series, Fraggle Rock as well. The show debuted in 1983 on HBO in the US (other stations internationally). The series became a hit with kids and continued for four seasons, with the last season airing until March of 1987. Now, those of us who grew... Read More

Skyscraper 4K Ultra HD Review
Skyscraper   Skyscraper 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/10/2018 2:33 PM EST
Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of The Furious) has certainly come a long way in his career. Not only has he proven himself to be good at comedy but also has also stuck with his biggest strength - action films. His larger than life persona makes him the perfect guy for these types of roles, and Skyscraper is no exception.The film featu... Read More

Black Lightning Blu-ray Review
Black Lightning: The Complete First Season   Black Lightning Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  07/05/2018 10:34 AM EST
You just can't keep a good Superhero "verse" down. In 2018 The CW expanded their "DCverse" with Black Lightning - the story of Jefferson Pierce, a high school principal, and father of two who has a very big secret. It just completed its first season run on the CW on April 17, and now Warner Bros. has released a 2-disc Blu-ra... Read More

Fury 4K Ultra HD Review
Fury   Fury 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  05/29/2018 8:59 AM EST
Fury, released in 2014, takes place in 1945 and tells the story of a group of men who are the crew members of an  M4 Sherman "Easy Eight" tank, which they have nicknamed "Fury". We follow this tight-knit group of men throughout their mission as they struggle to make their way through Nazi Germany. Now, you can watch this ep... Read More

Fifty Shades Freed 4K Ultra HD Review
Fifty Shades Freed   Fifty Shades Freed 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  05/08/2018 8:31 AM EST
"Mr. Grey will see you now"…six simple words that launched a global phenomenon and ushered in a new era of "soccer mom porn".  The series of films based on the book trilogy sparked the imaginations of women worldwide and gave them a new fantasy to dream about. It opened up a new sexual world for many and made BDSM a ... Read More

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4K Ultra HD Review
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle   Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/23/2018 2:52 PM EST
In 1995, Robin Williams starred in Jumanji, bringing us a funny, yet touching, film about a boy who gets trapped inside an old board game. Fast forward 22 years to 2017 and Jumanji was brought back to life, this time as an antiquated video game in  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. A group of four high schoolers, Spencer... Read More

The Dark Crystal 4K Ultra HD Review
The Dark Crystal   The Dark Crystal 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/06/2018 9:20 AM EST
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal was released in 1982 and became a staple of many 1980's kids' film experiences. The film, while geared towards children, wasn't a typical fluff piece that the 1980s family/children film genre can be guilty of. Through it, we were introduced to a whole new world of characters that have endured in our hea... Read More

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