The Video Tapeworm
ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN 2 (1996 22.98. Rated G by Warner Home Video).The two canine cartoon cadavers, Charlie and Itchy from the first ADGTH, are on a mission from God to find Gabriel's Trumpet, which, if memory serves, was the same basic plot as Akroyd and Belushi's The Blues Brothers. This ones music isn't as good, but the kids say its a real howl.GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (1996; $24.98. Rated PG by Hallmark).One of the few made-for-TV events worth losing a snooze over. Ted Dansen gets down -- and then way, way up -- for this excellent retelling of the Jonathan Swift adventure which should be even better without commercials.MARY REILLY (1996; Rental. Rated R by Columbia/TriStar).The role call of actors who've played the title role (or is it roles?) in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is imposing -- John Barrymore, Frederic March, and Spencer Tracy, just to name a few. So what is Julia Roberts doing in this list? That's right, PC Hollywood of the 90s decided to ditch the Doc and make a movie about -- drum roll please -- his HOUSEKEEPER! Dumb.NOT OF THIS EARTH (1996; Rental. Rated R by New Horizons).Roger Corman, the Recycler General of Hollywood, presents this, his THIRD version of the 50's sci-fi classic. The original was terrific, the second had Traci-I'm not a bimbo anymore-Lords as a bimbo, and this one has Michael York, Parker Stevenson, and Richard Belzer. Should have stopped at the bimbo. Actually, the film is lot like a third nipple: tempting but unsatisfying -- and totally unnecessary.SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK AGAIN (1996; Rental. Rated R by Vidmark).Why? The inevitable sequel to Steven King's Sometimes They Come Back. The title is better than the movie.