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  • n. A low-budget motion picture, especially one with poor production values.


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  • Like you, I'm so happy to have Carla Gugino back on TV I couldn't resist watching this Tuesday's entry, Hide (9/8c), which is no great shakes as a mystery (it's ridiculously convoluted) or as a character study (Gugino plays yet another career cop who sacrifices her personal life for the job), but it's a serviceable enough B-movie, which is about as high as TNT's ambitions seem to be toward this project.

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  • While in graduate school, he worked with B-movie king Roger Corman.

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  • Mr. Flender, who got his start working for B-movie king Roger Corman, is a friend of Mr. O'Brien's since their days at Harvard.

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  • For all the B-movie goodness I've seen him in, I've been able to forgive the cheesy content because the films didn't take themselves too seriously.

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  • I had tried to request it at my library this year, but what I got instead was a horrible B-movie starring Judd Nelson from 2006.

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  • The guy's resume is absolutely stacked when you look back at what he's done, and he was one of those actors who -- either because he wasn't too proud of himself or too hungry for a paying gig -- was not opposed to work on an independent film or a proposed blockbuster, or a very campy B-movie.

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  • It's a flagrant bit of pathos, but without all that emoting and melancholy sprinkled throughout the story, the movie would regrettably fall apart and wind up as just another ruthless vampire B-movie.

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  • Dave Griffiths presents his film and lightbox installation Seer's Catalogue, a series of variations on a theme that, with deadpan earnestness, takes in primordial myth and post-nuclear apocalypse, accompanied with a melodramatic voiceover: "They penetrated my eyes … I needed to find an explanation … So I peered in their nests … That was my downfall …" The film is a flickering collage of naff B-movie sequences overlaid with a faded soundtrack.

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  • I wanted to make a contemporary B-movie with a nod to films like The Honeymoon Killers or The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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  • Read on for bonus quotes about the B-movie legend from his A-list proteges.

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