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a film originally made (esp in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s) as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right
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The plot is typical horror B-movie, but the thin storyline really does not matter so much once you put on those 3D specs.
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.
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.
The main character, John-Ray Horn, is a former B-movie actor who sets out to find the murderer of a previous leading lady and his investigations lead him to cover-ups, violence and, ultimately, more killing.
I'm reading a book called If Chins Could Kill: Confessions Of A B-Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell.
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