cult film

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cult film

A film that has a passionate fan base despite lacking critical acclaim, box office success, and/or mainstream interest. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "The Big Lebowski," and "Plan 9 from Outer Space" are often cited as examples of cult films. A lot of cult films are considered to be "so bad they're good."
See also: cult, film
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His horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead, completed in 2004, is a tribute to Romero's cult films. "I'm not sure I would be working in Hollywood right now if it wasn't for George," he said."A lot of people in Hollywood owe George a huge debt of gratitude for his inspiration.
Programming launches with a number of sci-fi cult films including Robert Wise's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" in the Film Class series, which features a discussion after the screening.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Two cult films starring David Bowie, the legendary rock star who died last week aged 69, will be shown in a special section at this year's !f ystanbul International Independent Film Festival, organizers said on Monday.
Columbia University Press/Wallflower's Cultographies series features books on beloved cult films ranging from popular standards like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Blade Runner to more idiosyncratic titles like Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story.
A WHOLE host of movie classics and cult films are set to be screened under a moonlit sky in Coventry later this month.
Two cult films will be screened at the event at Digbeth's Rainbow Arena on June 26 - with food being provided by vendors at Digbeth Dining Club.
From classics to cult films and from discussions of images to film-making's finest achievements, this is a lovely visual and written pairing that will be perfect for any film or arts library.
Watt, an author and screenwriter, producer, and director, examines 66 cult films that take severe turns when least expected and borrow from across the film landscape, known as "kitchen sink movies" because they throw in everything but the kitchen sink.
The evening tied in with a screening of the digitally remastered film for the Jameson Cult Film Club, which treats fans to screenings of the best cult films in unique locations all over the UK.
A spokesman said: "Cult films make good remakes." TOP 10: 1 Ocean's Eleven; 2 The Mummy, 1999; 3 King Kong, 2005; 4 The Italian Job, 2003; 5 Cape Fear, 1991; 6 The Parent Trap, 1998; 7 Gone in 60 Seconds, 2000; 8 Dawn of the Dead, 2004; 9 Scarface, 1983; 10 Alfie, 2004.
Run by Jameson Cult Film Club, the event will be hosted by Liverpool-born actor Stephen Graham, star of cult films Snatch and This is England.
The Georgian Picture House will offer an alternative to mainstream cinema, presenting classic and cult films in a relaxed, boutique, cabaret-style cinema.
On the contrary, his lucid, although sometimes too brief, observations afford an incisive glimpse at the inner machinations of cult films and their followers.
In light of their transgressiveness, cult films consistently garner large, avid, ritualistic viewerships; at the same time, they have a long history of being ignored by scholarly critics, who question their aesthetic and theoretical merit.
I JUST don't understand people who prefer cult films to blockbusters, readers.