Found on the Net: Lovecraft, Astronomer

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Last Sunday, fans of H.P. Lovecraft gathered in Providence at the Ladd Observatory to mark the 75th anniversary of his death, as reported by The Providence Journal.

The story says that Lovecraft’s family was friends with the observatory director and Lovecraft “wanted to be an astronomer.”

Lovecraft’s love for astronomy has been well-documented. As a child, Lovecraft first developed an interest in chemistry, then astronomy. He penned many juvenile papers on astronomy, as well as handling …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Lovecraft, Astronomer

Found on the Net: New “Evil Dead” Totally A Go

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Hey, remember the 80s? The hair, the neon, the pop music, and OMG THE SCENE WITH THE TREE RAPE?! Yes, dear friends, I’m talking about The Evil Dead, the low-budget horror flick which launched the career of Sam Raimi. Sam would go on to direct Spiderman and produce succesful shows like Xena.

Well, The Evil Dead is back and ready to raise a new army of deadites with the aid of the Necronomicon (You do …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: New “Evil Dead” Totally A Go

Found on the Net: Magicka Cthulhu

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Paradox Interactive and Arrowhead Studios have announced a new expansion for their Magicka PC game, titled ‘Magicka: The Stars are Left’. The add-on will provide players with a new campaign adventure, items and enemies.

The press release indicates that “this new campaign will pit up to four wizards at once against a horror-mystery inspired by the popular Cthulhu Mythos” and will launch later this winter.

Magicka is an action-adventure game set in the fantasy world of …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Magicka Cthulhu

Review: Contagion (2011)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

What’s scarier than zombies, vampires and ghosts? Why, disease. You can’t hide from it; you can’t easily kill it. Contagion nicely plays on our fears of disease with its stylish editing and music. You’ll probably run from the person sneezing in the elevator after this.

The movie follows a group of scientists, as they try to tackle a dangerous, new virus. The script has its work cut out for it, with so many characters spread across different …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: Contagion (2011)

Supernatural Fridays: Monster Byte: Sebastian Predeaux Replaced on “Heir of Dracula”

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Rumours had been flying all summer, but it has finally been confirmed: Sebastian Predeaux has been replaced on Heir of Dracula. Predeaux, who played Dracula’s son, Alucard, has been missing since March 25. The star has been known to take off without warning before and sources say he had been depressed and despondent before his disappearance.

“We thought it might have been a publicity stunt, like some of the others he’s done before, …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaSupernatural Fridays: Monster Byte: Sebastian Predeaux Replaced on “Heir of Dracula”

Review: Game of Thrones 1.06

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[spoilers ahead]

This episode, again, there is no Jon Snow. Instead, the action focuses on Daenerys, Eddard and Tyrion. We get a flash of vagina and trial by combat. Despite these amenities, the story drags more than last time around. More characters! More intrigue! Dive into the recap.

Eddard Stark wakes up in bed, and finds Cersei and Robert both at his side. They immediately begin bickering. Cersei wants to know what her husband is going to …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: Game of Thrones 1.06

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 4/12/11

This week, we have spoilers for V and Supernatural:

We are looking for a few good writers. We need new reviewers of The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead. We’ve previously covered them, but the positions are currently open. We’re also looking for reviewers of new shows, specifically: any of the three paranormal series (out of six pilots total) that have been ordered as pilots by the CW this fall: The Secret Circle, Heavenly and Awakening.…

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 4/12/11

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 4/5/11

This week, we have spoilers for V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

We don’t know the fate of this series, but some people are saying a good showing by Body of Proof could spell the end for V.

On a happier note: if there is a season three, old timers might come back. Scott Rosenbaum, executive producer and V showrunner, spoke at WonderCon last weekend and said he would like to bring …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 4/5/11

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 3/29/11

This week, we have spoilers for V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Will it or will it not be cancelled? That continues to be the questions for this show. Although V is not getting much love, and its ratings were rather low, there is always the chance it might slip into a third season because the list of bubble shows this year is incredibly long.

Even if the show survives, it’ll face …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 3/29/11

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 3/23/11

This week, we have spoilers for V, Being Human and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 9pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Because we don’t know if this show will return, I am going to be collecting spoilers for V and for other alien-related shows starting next week. Yep. I’m taking about the Spielberg project.

V finished with better ratings that it had enjoyed in the previous two weeks, but it’s still nothing to gloat about. Most people are betting it’ll …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 3/23/11

Review: V (2009) 2.10: Mothers Day

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The season finale of V was a riveting hour of intrigue and action. Oh, wait. That was the show in the other universe. You know, the parallel Earth where they hired writers instead of minions of Dagon meant to torture me with an hour of what could only be described as a mess.

The last episode of the season was a rushed, contrived affair, with all the expository dialogue – of the variety of “Finally! My breeding …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: V (2009) 2.10: Mothers Day

Review: The Covenant (2006)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Covenant (2006). Director: Renny Harlin. Cast: Steven Strait, Laura Ramsey.

I had a hard time figuring out who was who in this flick, not because of an intricate script, but because everyone looked the same. It was like Invasion of the Preppy Clones.

The Covenant is a child of its time, a descendant of urban fantasy, which springs from the same well that gave us The Craft, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and, nowadays, Supernatural

IFPReview: The Covenant (2006)