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Home Entertainment : Black Writers Get a New Forum for Audio Books

November 18, 1994|DENNIS HUNT | TIMES STAFF WRITER

"When a Man Loves a Woman" (Touchstone): A housewife (Meg Ryan) with a seemingly ideal marriage is an alcoholic who winds up in rehab. The premise, that her devoted, nice-guy husband (Andy Garcia) is an unwitting "enabler," is hard to swallow. A fair melodrama weighed down by some shameless tear-jerker sequences.

"Beverly Hills Cop III" (Paramount): Eddie Murphy returns as Detroit cop Axel Foley, who's on another investigation in Los Angeles, this time checking out the crooked activities at a theme park called WonderWorld. There's a thrilling shootout at the park but not much comedy, and Murphy is not as spirited as he was in the original.

"That's Entertainment III" (MGM/UA): Another compilation of clips from Hollywood musicals. Since all the best sequences were used in the first two, this one resorts to oddball moments and outtakes. Not as much fun as the first two, of course, but still a delight for hard-core fans of musicals. The best sequences feature Esther Williams, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland.

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