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a film originally made (esp in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s) as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right
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But some B-movies were about gangsters and crooks, starring actors such as a young Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, George Raft, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre, and to sort out any and all gangsters and crooks on his own - more or less - in the process of defending society and making the world a better place for decent people to live in, the good old honest cop, Lloyd Nolan.
In addition to the latest examples from Turkish horror and thriller genres, including the "Dabbe" series, the festival will also present its usual flair of B-movies from the latter half of the 1900s, including the 1982 adventure "DE-nyayy Kurtaran Adam" (The Man Who Saved the World), and the first attempts at Turkish horror, such as "E[currency]eytan" (The Turkish Exorcist), a cult film based on William Friedkin's "Exorcist," and 1953's "Drakula ystanbul'da" (Dracula in ystanbul), a horror fantasy directed by Mehmet Muhtar and billed as one of Turkish cinema's first horror films.
The byproducts of that moment -- raging dinosaurs, world-ending death rays, giant ants, and destroyed planets -- ran rampant in pop culture, the classic stuff of B-movies.
Through the decade, the cousins became fabulously wealthy producing B-movies such as Over The Top, American Ninja and Masters Of The Universe.
We have "education" B-movies that come close to X-rated
Like an alchemist he uses materials others may see as base or trash, such as B-movies, comic books and horror, and treats them as treasure.
After becoming known as a singer, he branched out in the early 1990s, starring (and singing) in a series of independent, low-budget Mizrahi B-movies that were originally intended to convey serious messages about social injustice but instead became popular cult films, regarded by many as trashy and extremely funny; sometimes he writes, produces, and even directs these films.
The late filmmaker Ed Wood's created some of the '50s most classic B-movies, including "Glen or Glenda,'' "Plan 9 from Outer Space'' and "Bride of the Monster.
A wonderful romp through the realm of science-fiction, horror and fantasy B-movies released in the year 1957--till a record year for genre film production, with 57 films released.
That attitude explains why his pics play like a greatest hits of B-movies.
Also in 1996, Sage Stallone and veteran film editor Bob Murawski co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a company dedicated to preserving and promoting the B-movies and exploitation films of the 1970s and 80s.
And without curriculum regulations, the DOE can't yank back its money if students are discovered to be spending their days filling out workbooks, watching B-movies, or frolicking in the park.