Not too long ago I read a report where Eddie Murphy was considering doing another installment of "Beverly Hills Cop." Yes, "Beverly Hills Cop 4." I remember thinking to myself, "NO!"
I really enjoyed the first "Beverly Hills Cop." I actually enjoyed "Beverly Hills Cop 2". When it came to "Beverly Hills Cop 3," however, I was just a little disappointed. It seemed as if they ran completely out of ideas.
In the third installment, someone kills Axel Foley's boss and he goes after the killer. Out of all places, the killer ends up in Beverly Hills. Really? That's how they got him back to Beverly Hills?
I felt like BHC 3 was a waste of the franchise. Now there is talk of a part 4. What could possibly be the premise of another one of these things? Beats me...but there's actually a point to all of this. (Lol)
Instead of doing a part 4, they are actually discussing the possibility of bringing the Axel Foley character to television and making "Beverly Hills Cop" a television show. Sounds like a great idea huh? Well, maybe. Think about this: if they couldn't come up with a better storyline for what was the third installment, how are they planning to pull off great ideas every week?
I know you're thinking, "Myron, give it a chance." If it makes it to TV, I will give it a chance. But only if still feel that way after I give you the premise. This show would star Axel Foley's son, with Axel Foley as the police chief of Detroit. Now, I'm thinking that Axel Foley's son would be living in Detroit as well. If I'm correct, that means on every episode something would have to happen to get him to Beverly Hills, right? If this character lives in Beverly Hills already, that means that his father, Axel Foley, would not be a regular part of the show because he would still be in Detroit.
My point? Who wants to watch "Beverly Hills Cop "without Axel Foley? And since Eddie Murphy has said that he will be producing, but not starring in it, who wants to see a "Beverly Hills Cop" where Axel Foley is played by someone other than Murphy?
I can wait to see how they pull this off.
'The Loretta McNary Show'
Join the live taping of "The Loretta McNary Show" on Sept. 7. The special guests will be Johnnie Walker, with the Memphis-Shelby County Music Commission, and talented songbird Terri Jackson. Tapings are open to the public and you are invited to be a part of the studio audience. The Loretta McNary studio is located at the Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Rd., next to Sears. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and showtime is at 6:10 p.m. Be there.
Grown Folks Friday
Bernard Williams presents Grown Folks Friday on Aug. 31 at "On the Grove," 2865 Walnut Grove Rd., behind Senses Nightclub. Special guests will be comedian Pierre, with music by the Pure Elegance Band Featuring Marcus Scott. Doors open at 8 p.m. and showtime is at 9 p.m. Put on your best grown-and-sexy gear and come on out. Hosted by Comedian V-Mack. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 901- 650-2986 or visit www.memphisdallas cowboysfanclub.com.
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