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a film originally made (esp in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s) as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right
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(2012/PG) Hollywoodland BBC1 11.40pm Ben Affleck plays a jobbing actor who gets a break when he is cast as Superman in a 1951 B-movie. Soon after, he returns as the Man Of Steel in a TV series.
Producer Andy Goddard said: "We're making an American indie in the heart of Swansea Bay, B-movie shoot-from-the-hip storytelling with A-list ambition."
Beneath all of the lustrous packaging though, 47 Ronin is little more than a hoary B-Movie.
Though the recipient of the Lumiere-Grand Lyon fest's Lumiere Award is identified first and foremost as an auteur, Tarantino has done more to keep the tradition of exploitation, grindhouse and B-movie fare alive than the most diligent archivists.
The 40-year-old actress, who earlier said that she has always taken advantage of her breasts, snarls as she unleashes a hail of gunfire from a double barrelled machine gun bra, while dressed in leather, on the vintage B-movie style ad, the Sun reported.
Presented in compact form, Fritz transforms from insecure teenage girl to powerful B-movie actress.
"We've created three B-movie scripts and squeezed them down into 20 minutes and presenting them as a cinematic triple bill," he explains.
Take, for example, the song "Vampire," where a rapper launches into an explosion of hard-laced rhyme while a keyboardist evokes the feel of a gothic organ while an operatic female vocalist fills a bridge with something out of a B-movie fright fest.
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.
THIS sword and sandals B-Movie shoe-horns an impressive international cast into an uneven historical epic, contrasting the fortunes of boy Emperor Romulus Augustus (Thomas Sangster) and his loyal teacher Ambrosinus (Sir Ben Kingsley) with the daring exploits of legionnaire Aurelius (Colin Firth, above) to free the pair from the clutches of the enemy.***
Bon Joon-Ho's thriller successfully combines state-of-the-art effects with the cosy feel of an old B-movie monster mash.