Andrew Dalton Associated Press Published 6:19 PM EDT Apr 30, 2019 Los Angeles — Rarely have a filmmaker and a moment been so perfectly matched as John Singleton and the summer of 1991. When “Boyz N the Hood” was released that July, Singleton took what had become a cultural obsession – South-Central Los Angeles and the young black men growing up in it – and imbued them with a depth, humor and humanity lacking in the scare stories and songs that up to that point had defined them to much of the world. Singleton died Monday at age 51, after having a stroke earlier this month. Nearly 30 years earlier he was fresh outta film school and in his early 20s when he took elements of his own upbringing, bathed it in the hip-hop culture of the late ’80s and early ’90s, and emerged with “Boyz N the Hood,” which would give him a groundbreaking Academy Award nomination and a permanent place in the American film pantheon. Stories about gang … [Read more...] about John Singleton found perfect marriage of movie, moment
BOYZ N The Hood actor Jessie Lawrence Ferguson has died aged 77. But how did he die? And what other films has he been in? Here's the lowdown on the late star. Who was Jessie Lawrence Ferguson? Jessie was born in The Bronx, New York, on June 8, 1942, he lived there until the mid 1950s until moving to Chicago, Illinois. Ferguson made his major acting debut in Starsky and Hutch in 1979. But it was his performance in Boyz N The Hood alongside Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Regina King as Officer Coffey that propelled him into stardom. He played played a crooked police officer in the 1991 blockbuster who famously holds a gun to the throat of Trey Styles - played by Cuba Gooding Jr, telling him: "You think you're tough? I could blow your head off right now. That's why I took this job." Ferguson also appeared in The Chosen One, The Presidio, To Protect and Serve, and Prince of Darkness. Exclusive'DROPPED LIKE A STONE' Louise Redknapp slams Kevin Clifton after bust-up over … [Read more...] about Who was Jessie Lawrence Ferguson and what was the Boyz N The Hood actor’s cause of death?
BOYZ N The Hood actor Jessie Lawrence Ferguson has died aged 77. The star, who played a crooked police officer in the 1991 blockbuster, is understood to have passed away at home in California on Friday night. His son told TMZ he discovered his dad in bed with the TV on but said he had been healthy in the days leading up to his death. It is not yet clear how he died but police said there are no suspicious circumstances. Ferguson made his major acting debut in Starsky and Hutch in 1979. But it was his performance in Boyz N The Hood alongside Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Regina King as Officer Coffey that propelled him into stardom. His character famously holds a gun to the throat of Trey Styles - played by Cuba Gooding Jr, telling him: "You think you're tough? I could blow your head off right now. That's why I took this job." Ferguson also appeared in The Chosen One, The Presidio, To Protect and Serve, and Prince of Darkness. News of his tragic death comes just days … [Read more...] about Jessie Lawrence Ferguson dead – Boyz N The Hood actor found dead at home aged 77
x Today we’re learning that we came very, very close to having Keanu Reeves in the MCU. Word is that is he was actively courted for the role of Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel, with Charles Murphy of That Hashtag Show reporting that he was all set to take the part only for him to realize it’d create a scheduling conflict with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The John Wick films have been something of a passion project for Reeves, so it’s understandable that he didn’t want to put the third outing’s production in jeopardy. Plus, while the part of Yon-Rogg could be played by a variety of other actors, there’s only one John Wick. In the end, Marvel “moved SUPER QUICK” on getting Jude Law for the part and we’ll see the result of their labors very shortly. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of Reeves (I even think criticism of his performance in Bram Stoker’s Dracula is undeserved – … [Read more...] about Keanu Reeves Turned Down Captain Marvel Role To Make John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Whoever said the first quarter of the year was a bad time for movie releases was a damn fool. The January, February and March months of 2019 are already boasting a strong slate, with U.S. distribution of international festival favorites along with welcome returns of first-rate genre filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan and Jordan Peele. From the indies to one particularly highly anticipated Marvel debut, here’s a list to bookmark for your top-of-the-year moviegoing. Release dates, of course, are subject to change.Continue ReadingThe surprise at the end of M. Night Shyamalan’s multi-personality horror film Split (in which James McAvoy dons 24 different personas) was that it belongs in the same cinematic universe as Shyamalan’s 2000 film Unbreakable. In the upcoming third of the trilogy, Bruce Willis reprises his role as Unbreakable’s trainwreck survivor turned superhero David Dunn, who pursues the beastly 24th personality of Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy). And Samuel … [Read more...] about Ten Movies to Look Forward to in Early 2019