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a film originally made (esp in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s) as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right
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During the 1950s, she appeared in B-movies such as "Voodoo Tiger," "Serpent of the Nile" and "Jungle Moon Men." She was spokeswoman for Revlon and Lux products on the Rosemary Clooney show and was known as "the Lux Girl."
Spurred on by the fascination with Japanese monster B-movies, Kaiju Big Battel sees real humans wearing monster suits battling it out in cardboard box cityscapes for the viewing public.
The award-winning show, once described as ``Shakespeare's forgotten rock and roll masterpiece'' mixes science fiction B-movies with the Bard and rock hits like Monster Mash, Great Balls Of Fire and Good Vibrations.
He began his film career in a string of B-movies and starred in films such as The Ten Commandments and All the King's Men before moving behind the cameras.
In 1979 he founded the Dr Muschnik Film produktion shingle, which put out three B-movies, with sci-fi spoof "Xaver" becoming a local cult item.
On Sunday, we start off with Battle Beyond The Stars, a '50s-style sci-fi epic from the stable of the King of the B-movies, Roger Corman.
In her youth, Stuart was a blonde beauty who starred in B-movies as well as higher-profile ones such as The Invisible Man and two Shirley Temple films.
Inspired by a garish set of Topps trading cards from his childhood, film visionary Tim Burton created this hilarious homage to the outrageous sci- fi B-movies of the '50s - you know, the ones where the spaceships are powered by fireworks in the back.
Cringely borrows liberally from cheesy black-and-white B-movies to make whimsical points about how our Y2K mind-set is aping the atomic paranoia of the 1950s and '60s.
Breathlessly paced, lovingly assembled and highly entertaining, here's a documentary exploring the weird-but-not-so-wonderful world of Australian B-movies.
Scorsese said he plans to include B-movies as well, emphasizing the contribution of such directors as horror film king Mario Bava.
He played every kind of role in 25 B-movies, starred in Othello on Broadway, worked in TV and even did musicals before Airplane!