Picks and Pans Review: New on Video

updated 10/22/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/22/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>TURTLE WHACKS: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

The breezy cartoon series takes a dark turn in this live-action version. Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michaelangelo—actors in turtle suits—are still wiseacre, pizza-gobbling heroes. But seeing them demolish real humans and seeing a real April get punched around is more distressing than animated mayhem. (LIVE)

DON'T ASK: Q&A Q: Is there anything good in this film about Timothy Hutton fighting corrupt New York City cop Nick Nolte? A: Armand Assante is suave as a villain, and a big shootout (Nolte waltzing into a police station and getting caught) is good for a laugh. (HBO)

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