B-movie


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B-movie

a film originally made (esp in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s) as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right
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Chop-schlocky: Reeves adds to 47 Ronin's B-movie feel
THE son of Wales' first billionaire is starring in a B-movie horror alongside Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddie Krueger.
Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile") returns to his B-movie roots with the lean (by Darabont's standards, anyway) and mean horror movie "The Mist," a film whose view of mankind is dimmer than its alien-induced weather conditions.
Factory's first direct-to-DVD offering and provides fans of B-movie drama a fun comedy which pokes fun at cult films through the story of one Phillipides, Athen's greatest athlete who leads the Greeks in a battle against invading Persians.
Sixties B-movie Santa Conquers The Martians came second - it told the surreal story of Father Christmas being kidnapped and carted off to meet kids on Mars.
Bon Joon-Ho's thriller successfully combines state-of-the-art effects with the cosy feel of an old B-movie monster mash.
It's the Golden Age of 1930s movie-making and a young man working for one of the Hollywood studios finds his destiny amid B-movie sets, involved in a pre-war international intrigue, compounded by an archaeological discovery--all of which combine to compel a re-examination of accepted human history.
I'm reading a book called If Chins Could Kill: Confessions Of A B-Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell.
The Bottle: Titillating titles (Riot Girl ros6, Bad Girl blanc) and lascivious labels recall 1940s B-movie posters, but the Willamette Valley pinot noir ($20) is their one serious wine.
Sound tracks of his videos washed over the space, the screams and visions part B-movie and part Max Beckmann's Night; a flicker film of Disney and Hitler suggested a kitsch society of media control, of pop grotesqueries; and a series of photos of the artist's trip from his native Utah to Los Angeles seemed a snapshot-by-snapshot descent by jet plane into Holly wood's unique circle of hell.
Intended as a riposte to the contemporary urban condition, the UIA conjured up a '50s B-movie nightmare vision of 'the people of the world trapped inside big introvert buildings, skyscrapers, supermarkets and cars unable to experience architecture anymore'.
Talk of a "zombie network" might trigger thoughts of B-movie classics like "Night of the Living Dead.