Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop continue with our screening of Boyz n the Hood. The late director John Singleton was Oscar-nominated (at the mere age of 24) for this passionate and hard-hitting account of youth, friendship and early-1990s Los Angeles gang culture.
The movie propelled several cast members onto the A-list including Ice Cube, already established through the gangster rap group N.W.A., and Cuba Gooding Jr. (later to win an Oscar for Jerry Maguire.) Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, then in the relatively early stages of their film careers, lend suitable gravitas.
Check out their breakdown in the following video as they examine everything from the acting to the storyline and the soundtrack.
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What is the message of Boyz n the Hood? (0:26)
Can the award-winning 90s Baby Show team agree on the ultimate meaning behind John Singleton's movie? The film certainly continues to provoke discussion as to its themes of identity and aspiration.
What is the best scene from Boyz n the Hood? (2:52)
The "Let me out" scene? The hilarious virginity confession? Or something else entirely? Boyz 'n the Hood is crammed full of memorable scenes that are variously hilarious and deeply serious. The lads get to grips with their favorite bits.
What is Boyz n the Hood's funniest scene? (5:17)
It may ultimately be a sobering exposé of broken friendships in the midst of gang conflict, not to mention an inspirational story of following one's dreams, but Boyz n the Hood is also bristling with vitality and humour. The 90s Baby Show guys offer their verdicts on the film's most funniest moment.
What was the cultural impact of Boyz n the Hood? (8:00)
From the presence of Ice Cube to the sobering themes of gentrification and the empowering nature of black identity, Boyz n the Hood has more than left its mark. Our video hosts sum up the lingering impact of this 1990s classic.
Why should movie fans watch Boyz n the Hood at Cineworld? (10:54)
The video concludes with the team's assessment of Boyz n the Hood as a historical landmark. It's more than a movie, it defines an entire generation. So, if you haven't seen it, don't miss out on the conversation – a visit to Cineworld is your chance to become inspired and educated by this critical entry in Black History Month.
Click the link below to book your tickets for Boyz n the Hood. It returns to Cineworld on October 17th as part of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.