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Nothing But Skin and 'Bones'

By Cassandra Cummings, Contributing Writer

In Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood, Marlon Wayans makes the joke that the careers of talented actors are endangered by rappers crossing over into film work. Bones, starring rap artist Snoop Dogg, proves his point perfectly. Centered around a young group of entrepreneurs, Bones is a supernatural thriller that runs entirely too long. The movie would be completely boring if not for the actors’ laughable performances. Snoop plays Jimmy Bones, a man who is wrongly killed and awakens to avenge his death. However, he fails so miserably at evoking fear that he elicits more laughs than anything else. The antiquated special effects are equally laughable; the “blood” looks strangely similar to tomato paste. In short, Bones is a low-budget venture, which is a laudable effort. But there was no thought behind this movie at all, and simply relying on Snoop’s popularity won’t get Bones very far. In short, skip to the refreshments.

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