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Nothing to Lose

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Nothing to Lose

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Martin Lawrence, Steve Oedekerk, Tim Robbins
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

As inevitable as tie-in toys and just as disposable, blockbuster soundtrack albums are now merely part of the Hollywood marketing grind. That view, while justified, still sells these records short. Movie soundtracks have become useful educational tools for all facets of the entertainment business — not to mention for life in general! For instance:

In a fight, the smooth grooves of Men in Black would easily get trounced by the gritty, R-rated g-funk that dominates the Martin Lawrence-Tim Robbins buddy flick Nothing to Lose. (Best group name: Capone-N-Noreaga.) It does make conceptual sense to fill a getaway movie with guns-and-ammo music, and the album’s highlights have more spark than most of Men in Black‘s: Skip to 911’s new-jack swoon ”In a Magazine,” Queen Latifah’s ladies romp ”It’s Alright,” and ”Poppin’ That Fly S–t,” the return of old-school crooner Oran ”Juice” Jones. B+

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