BET Star Cinema Movie Fun Facts: April 30 to May 5, 2012

Learn fun facts about this week's movies!

American Violet (2008)

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American Violet (2008) - American Violet is based on the true case of Regina Kelly v. John Paschall. (Photo: Courtesy Uncommon Productions)

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 scene pay tribute to the film Stand By Me. (Photo: Courtesy Columbia Pictures)

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Motives, Monday at 4P/3C - Vivica's got herself in a huge mess. (Photo: Motive Productions, Rainforest Films)

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Motives (2004) - Fun fact: Shemar Moore was the host of Soul Train from 1999-2003. (Photo: Courtesy Rainforest Films)

Photo By Photo: Courtesy Rainforest Films