October 26, 2004 |
Hungarian-born glamour girl Zsa Zsa Gabor, star of such campy fare as "The Girl in the Kremlin" (1957) and "The Queen of Outer Space" (1958), was among 10 artists and 10 films chosen for entry into the seventh annual B-movie Hall of Fame. The voting was conducted online at B-Movie Theater (www.b-movie.com), a website celebrating the art of low-budget filmmaking. The individual receiving the most votes was actress Debbie Rochon, whose movies include "Black Easter" (1994) and "Hellblock 13 (1999).
February 10, 1997 |
Roger Corman, regarded as Hollywood's "King of the B Movies" for making such films as "Death Race 2000," "Stepmonster" and "The Little Shop of Horrors," said Sunday that he is selling his film production company, movie library and some Los Angeles office buildings to veteran producer Elliott Kastner for $100 million. The sale of Concorde-New Horizons Corp. by Corman and his wife, Julie, marks the second time in the last 15 years that Corman has cashed out by selling his principal company.
July 12, 2013 |
On Friday, the world - or at least the Internet - was still reeling in the wake of “Sharknado,” the cheesy Syfy original movie that everyone, or at least it seemed online, was watching Thursday night. Though its ratings were relatively modest, even for cable, it was nothing less than a phenomenon on Twitter, where it racked up mentions at a rate appraching the infamous Red Wedding episode of "Game of Thrones. " But the HBO hit at least benefited from a huge built-in audience of fans, the anticipation of fans who'd read the books and knew what was in store, and the spectacularly violent events it portrayed.
January 29, 1995 |
Walk down the dark, crumbling corridors of Mosfilm Studios and, for a moment, you might think you've entered Frankenstein's castle. The music filling the air would certainly underscore that feeling. Behind heavily guarded studio doors, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra has been recording music from the 1944 Boris Karloff horror film "House of Frankenstein."
November 25, 1990 |
Mater Dei stunned Eisenhower. Tustin trounced Pacifica. Valencia outwitted La Quinta . . . Still, you say that you spent Friday night watching a herd of giant, carnivorous rabbits attack Arizona? ("Night of the Lepus," 1972 horror flick starring Janet Leigh, cable). For shame. The Southern Section football playoffs are entering their third week, Orange County, and 11 local teams remain. Semifinals start Friday, so get thee to a game. Need reasons? Here are 10: 1. Running backs.
October 4, 2012 |
Prometheus 20th Century Fox, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Oct. 11 The dopiest and most awe-inspiring blockbuster of this past summer, director Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is both a prequel to and remake of Scott's sci-fi/horror classic "Alien," following a new group of space explorers as they encounter a malevolent force threatening all humankind. Noomi Rapace plays a scientist who thinks she's discovered the planet where all life began, and travels there with a crew more interested in getting paid than finding "God.
October 16, 1998 |
For four years Odette Springer, an elegant classically trained musician and opera singer, was musical supervisor at Roger Corman's Concorde/New Horizons Pictures--until she discovered she was becoming turned on by the constant flow of images of sex and violence that confronted her daily in her work.
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February 3, 2003 |
Anthony Eisley, the tall, dark and handsome mustachioed actor best remembered as half of television's glamorous detective duo on the series "Hawaiian Eye," has died. He was 78. Eisley, who played Tracy Steele to Robert Conrad's Tom Lopaka in the show, which ran from 1959 to 1963, died Wednesday in Woodland Hills of unspecified causes.
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May 13, 2006 |
John Kimbrough, 87, a Texas A&M football great who starred in two B-westerns in the 1940s and became a Texas state legislator, died of pneumonia Monday in Haskell, Texas. Dubbed the "Haskell Hurricane," Kimbrough was a fullback for Texas A&M's 1939 national championship team. In 1940, he finished second to the University of Michigan's Tom Harmon in the Heisman Trophy balloting.
December 4, 1987 |
"Under Cover" (citywide) harks back to an era when the studios made taut thrillers on minuscule budgets. These simple tales of good guys and bad guys were the training grounds for the freshest, untried film artists and technicians. On the most basic level, "Under Cover" is a solid "B" movie that suggests reel talent waiting for a breakthrough. It's an engaging yarn, even if its logic and execution periodically falter.