Picks and Pans Review: New This Week on Video

updated 08/01/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/01/1988 01:00AM

>MILITARY FUN: GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM Robin Williams hit his film stride, winning an Oscar nomination for his role as a motor-mouthed deejay stationed in Saigon in 1965. Behind the mike, Williams is tops, cracking jokes ("Ho Chi Minh and Colonel Sanders—are they the same person? The lines are open"), playing raunch rock and reporting on classified terrorist bombings. But fast-forward past the sentimental scenes that trump up a friendship with a Vietnamese boy and a romance with his sister. Stick with Robin's free-form comic genius. (Touchstone)

WHOLESOME FUN: TRADING HEARTS Neil Leifer directs a family-style Bull Durham about an 11-year-old girl who sets up her singer mom (Beverly D'Angelo) with Raul Julia, a retired pitcher. (IVE)

MINDLESS FUN: YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE Newcomer David Packer plays a hick from Ohio, jilted by his sweetheart, who comes to L.A. and reinvents himself as a wolf. For jiggle addicts only. (Vestron)

NO FUN AT ALL: SEPTEMBER Like Interiors, this is a Woody Allen drama that falls flat, stranding a great cast (Mia Farrow, Elaine Stritch, Denholm Elliott in this case) in a film lacking laughs, tears or tension. (Orion)

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