Things to Do

The softball term to describe a film like “Things to Do” would be “navel-gazing.” It’s the go-to description for twenty-something cinema. Perhaps the “Garden States” of the world have done their best to turn the natural progression of youthful self-doubt into a cultural off ramp, but “Things to Do” is a gem. A Canadian gem. So its maple-flavored and generous to a fault.

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Rating: A-
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WKRP in Cincinnati: Season One

WKRP in Cincinnati

With little fanfare and a lot of controversy, the first season DVD box set of the 1970s show “WKRP in Cincinnati” finally arrives on DVD today. Much to the chagrin of fans of the show, much of the original music on the show, from popular artists of the day such as Foreigner and Blondie, has been replaced by generic music, which begs the question… was the music the only thing that made the show good?

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Rating: A-
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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

Reconstructing a lost cause, “Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut” works magic trying to assemble a version of the wayward sequel that best matches its earliest intentions. Yes, it’s messy. Yes, it isn’t what it could’ve been. Yes, Zod is still all sorts of awesome. I feel more secure in the world now that I have a choice (and a potential fan-edit project) of “Superman II” versions.  It seems the production of “Superman II” wasn’t just difficult, it was a war.

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Rating: B+
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