BET Star Cinema Movie Fun Facts: January 30 — February 5, 2012

Learn fun facts about this week's movies!

Soul Men (2008)

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Soul Men (2008) - Director Malcolm D. Lee is the cousin of fellow director Spike Lee. (Photo: Courtesy Dimension Films)

Tales From the Hood (1995)

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Tales from the Hood (1995) - Tales from the Hood pays homage to the British anthology horror genre. The most well-known franchise of this type of film is Tales from the Crypt. (Photo: Courtesy Savoy Pictures)

Boyz N the Hood (1991) -  Fresh out of USC’s Filmic Writing program, a 24-year-old Singleton made his film debut, writing and directing this groundbreaking movie about three friends growing up in the drug and gang-infested streets of South Central Los Angeles. The emotionally riveting film instantly becomes a classic, earning Singleton Oscar nods for screenplay and directing. While turning Ice Cube, Nia Long, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Morris Chestnut into film stars, Boyz also launched a new black film genre called “hood movies.”(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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Boyz N the Hood (1991) - The first and last scenes pay tribute to the film Stand By Me. (Photo: Courtesy Columbia Pictures)

Photo By Photo: Courtesy Columbia Pictures