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B-Movie Heaven!

One of my favorite websites is badmovies.org, a site dedicated to the discussion and mockery of b-movies. Reviews of these films, complete with clips, stills, sounds, and hilarious commentary are to be found therein, along with a lot of other germane film information. Try it and you'll be hooked even as I was.

Per Wikipedia we find:

A B movie is a low-budget commercial movie. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified films intended for distribution as the less-publicized bottom half of a double feature (akin to B-sides for recorded music). Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continues to be used in its broader sense to this day.

Most B movies represent a particular genre—the Western was a Golden Age B movie staple, while low-budget science-fiction and horror films became more popular in the 1950s. Early B movies were often part of series in which the star repeatedly played the same character. Almost always shorter than the top-billed films they were paired with, many had running times of 70 minutes or less. The term connoted a general perception that B movies were inferior to the more lavishly budgeted headliners.

And so here we are. The owner of the site referenced is a film enthusiast, a very patient man, and possessed of a keen wit. His commentary is priceless, as seen in the following example, this concerning 1957's Attack of the Crab Monsters, a B-movie if ever there was one (and available on YouTube):

I've spent hours looking through this site, just to see what has been said about old films with which I am familiar, and I am impressed. Give it a look to see if your old favorites are covered. Note that it isn't static and entries continue to accrue, supplemented by guest commentaries. There's quite a bit to explore, so get going.


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Ahhh, Manos! It may or may not be the worst film ever made, but it is certainly the worst film I have ever watched. And I've seen Robot Monster........
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Yes, I saw it. I thought Martin Landau did a great job as Bela Lugosi.

I often write these things in Word and just copy and paste them when complete. No muss, fuss, or stress. This way I can start and stop them at my leisure and also have several going at once. Try that method and see if it works for you too.
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If you've not seen the movie Ed Wood you need to. Plan 9 gets its honorable mention.

Thanks for the endorsement. I've thought about it, but I've got a ton of stuff going on. I appreciate the level of effort needed to be good contributor and I'm not sure I could give it due justice.
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