It’s rare that we remember b-movies. They have a strict budget and aren’t supported by a well-known producer. The actors aren’t always the most talented of actors and the crew has minimal equipment.
Another genre, albeit a smaller one, is Brucesploitation.
Unfortunately, not all b-movies turn out to be great movies. It’s also a fact that not every director is as talented as Ed Wood. Larry Buchanan, for example, who made such movies as Mars Needs Women and It’s Alive! All those movies did was prove that Buchanan was one of history’s worst filmmakers who made […]
While b-movie venues were closing, the independent film movement was enjoying a growth period. An example of this was the crossover between low-budget genre films and arthouse pictures. One of the more recognised b-movie auteurs of the 70’s, David Cronenberg, had entered a new realm, in terms of budget, when he made the $3.5 mn […]
While numerous opinions exist as to how a b-movie should be defined, there is all but one technical definition. That definition is that a b-movie was the second movie in a double feature. Typically, it was low budget and usually in one of either the gangster, exploitation, western, sci-fi, horror, or suspense genres. That definition, […]
Cyborg 2 (1993) Angelina Jolie If there’s one thing Ms Jolie would want to remove from her CV, it’s this. The actress even once told the New York Times that when she first saw herself in this atrocious movie, she became sick. Cyborg 2 may be a sequel in name, but that’s about the full […]
Cutting Class (1989) Brad Pitt Yes, it’s the one with Brad Pitt in that slasher movie set in high school. He plays Dwight Ingalls, the jock whose girlfriend won’t sleep with him unless he manages to improve his grades. It basically summed up 1980s culture. But Brad has some competition, with two other characters having […]
B-movies and cinematic exhibition is a partnership that has declined from the early part of the 1970s up until the present day. After a number of hit big-budget b-movies from the mid-1970s, the larger Hollywood studios began to transition to A-grade movies in genres that had previously been the go-to genres of low-budget productions. With […]
If you browse through the IMDB profile of almost any A-list actor, you’re likely to find some amusing roles. It can be all too easily forgotten that no matter how big a movie star has become, he or she almost never started that way. A few may have had some luck in achieving instant stardom, […]