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Lupita Tovar has passed away at the age of 106. May she rest in peace. If you don’t recognize the name, she played the character of Eva in Dracula (1931)’s Spanish version. It was filmed at night on the same sets as the English language version. I always preferred her version of Eva/Mina over the English version’s. She was also in the Spanish language remake of The Cat and the Canary, which I have never seen.

I will be rewatching the Spanish version of Dracula (1931) tonight in her honor. I had planned to watch it anyway, so this is a good excuse for it. The DVD has a quick bit with her in The Road To Dracula, too.

Tony Neyman has also passed away, at the age of 80. May he rest in peace. MST3K fans and bad movie fans will remember him as the Master in Manos: The Hands of Fate. It’s the 50th anniversary of Manos this year, and Neyman reprised his role for the upcoming follow-up film Manos Returns prior to his death.
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New Java malware protection undone by old-school attack

Toren Smith has passed away, at the age of 52. May he rest in peace. He was one of the earliest English translators of manga.

Fantagraphics’ Kim Thompson Talks About Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Uncovering Marvel’s lost ’80s cartoon pitches

Image of the Day: Best Images of the Joker #4

P:R Approved: Bobby Rubio’s Nightwing

Grace Randolph’s Stacktastic: Desperately Seeking Damian.

Green Goblin / Norman Osborn: Where Do I Start?

'Back to the Future: The Game' now available for iPhone

20 Lies Back to the Future II Told Us (Besides the Hoverboard)

Cosplay of the Day: Louis Tully Needs to Call the Ghostbusters

Mego-style Dark Shadows toys available in May

Anthony Stewart Head joins The CW’s The Selection. Whedonesque reacts to the news here.

Melissa George and Seth Gabel Join Gothica—the latter will play Roderick Usher, while the former is Fiona Hunter.

Buzzfeed interviews Martin Freeman.

The Hobbit Re-Read: Chapter 15, The Gathering of the Clouds.

Hannibal TV Series Poster

Poltergeist’ Remake Will Be Directed by ‘Monster House’ Helmer Gil Kenan

Alex Winter Explains Why We Haven’t Seen ‘Bill and Ted 3′ Yet

The trailer for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Animation Tests For The Doctor’s First Regeneration

TARDIS Rubik’s Cube

An Old Hope: Lucas says Hamill, Fisher, and Ford set for Star Wars VII

5 Nutty Things (and One Serious) About Stephen King’s Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep.

Nightmare Before Christmas Birthday Cake.

UK Release Date Of Star Trek Into Darkness Brought Forward One Week

Monster of the Week: The Nightmare

8 Ridiculous Hooks For Sequels That Were Never Made (But Should Have Been)

29 Things We Learned from the ‘Wizard of Oz’ Commentary

Comic Issues #108: DC Then and Marvel Now.

Out of the Blue, Episode 2: Robert Picardo

Smodcast: Geoff Johns: Shazam, Batman.

Film Bin Podcast: The Secret Garden (1993)

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 85: Fire And Ice (1983)

Mission Log Podcast #31, Episode 31: Who Mourns For Adonais?
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‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts Monday

Microsoft joins Apple, Facebook, and Twitter; comes out as hack victim

The AfterEllen.com Huddle: Marathoning TV Shows.

An Adventure in Space and Time: Jackie Lane cast as Dodo.

Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Future On Doctor Who.

Heroes of Who: Nicholas Courtney

50th Anniversary Retrospective: The 4th Doctor

Companions of New Who: Donna Noble

From Think Geek: Doctor Who Spinning TARDIS Watch.

Amazing Spider-Man #121 ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ Original Art Cover Sells For $286,800

Body Suit Gives You Real-Life 'Spidey Sense'

IGN interviews Bryan Singer.

Matthew Vaughn Now Producing The New Fantastic Four Movie

Jack Kirby’s art for Argo.

New international poster for Jack The Giant Slayer.

One Ring Cake To Rule Them All.

Once Upon a Time Seeks New Mad Hatter for Possible Spin-Off

Have Your Pizza With The Borg At Flying Saucer Pizza Company.

Kodi Smit-McPhee Joins ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

Mark Pellegrino joins The Tomorrow People as Dr Jedikiah Price.

Awesome Art Picks: Supergirl, Spider-Man, Booster Gold and More

Ten Horror Films We Need on Blu-ray

50 genuinely memorable movie death scenes.

Doctor Gash's Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies Ever #5 - Night of the Living Dead

Weekend Discussion Thread: Ringtones

'MST3K' crew still basks in bad movies with 'Cinematic Titanic'

A retro adventure game based on the worst movie of all-time, Manos: The Hands of Fate is now available on Android.

Derek Mears on 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'

Bad Movie Fiends Podcast #165: Three The Hard Way (1974)

Saturday B Movie Reel #99 – Heebie Jeebies

Killer POV: Episode 2: Jason, Michael Myers and a ‘Compound Fracture’

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 81: Guyver: Dark Hero (Director’s Cut) (1994)

Gecken: Ep 10: The One With Stargate/Stargate SG-1′s Alexis Cruz
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Macmillan will sell e-books to libraries in pilot program at $25 per title

How Was SFSketchFest/Best of RiffTrax? I managed to go to the Manos screening. Due to an awful movie (one of the Wayans brothers spoofing the Paranormal Activity franchise—I walked in during what seemed to be the guy being jealous as he watched someone loudly having sex with a ghost; not being interested in watching this moment with Dad, we turned and left, opting to stay in the hall until it finished) running too long, Rifftrax wouldn’t have had time for the trivia/joke cards at the start. So the manager let everyone vote—we decided even if it went overly long, we wanted it. Things were fine, until midway through one of the shorts—the power in the whole theater went out. 5-10 minutes later, it came back, and we started where we left off. Someone that had been there for the previous showing (and its interruption by tornado and power outage) said it had happened at that same point, too. The manager (who also personally went in and cleaned up after the previous viewing of that movie) came in and apologized.

Unfortunately, the heat didn’t come back on. Instead, about 20 minutes before the end, the air conditioning was going full blast—so I had my coat on. Got out around 9:45 PM, and made it home shortly before the sleet (which the Weather Channel has dubbed Winter Storm Khan—feel free to insert your own Kirk scream here) started. Outside of all of that, I have to say it was great.

J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars: Episode VII.

Who Would You Like To Direct The Next Star Wars?

Star Trek Character Names And Roles Chart.

If only one past Doctor could appear in Doctor Who’s anniversary special, which would you prefer?

Matt Smith Singing in the Rain - Behind the Scenes Exclusive On Top Gear.

An interview with David Tennant.

Trailers From Hell: Brian Trenchard Smith on Pirates Of Blood River

We’re Ready To Believe You T-Shirt.

Ghostbusters Fan Art: 55 Central Park West.

One Page Preview Of New Ghostbusters #1.

An interview with Joel Hodgson.

New Oz: The Great And Powerful Poster Spotlights Rachel Weisz. More character posters can be found here.

The Very Last Thing Broadcast On G4’s Attack of the Show Before The Lights Went Out.

Being Human (UK Version) Series 5 Trailer

Being Human (American Version): Meaghan Rath Talks Being Undead, Roommate Romance, Craving Brains, and More

Top 10 Movie Apocalypses.

Top 10 Fairy Tale and Fantasy Movie Adaptation With A Twist.

Supervillain Origins: Deadshot.

Kevin Smith - With Great Power Extended Interview

10 Ways Buckaroo Banzai Has Infiltrated Pop Culture.

10 TV Shows That Deserve A Second Life. They list MST3K, which does have a second life in Rifftrax. I agree with the inclusion of Pushing Daisies.

Impressive Robocop Cake.

Army of Muppet Zombies vs. Bruce Campbell.

Best Art Ever (This Week): January 25th.

The Best Batman Planter You’ve Ever Seen (Hopefully).

Comic Book Legends Revealed #403.

Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen Heading to Broadway in Waiting For Godot

Both The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods win Golden Tomato Awards.

Alternate Avengers concept art released.

About Those Phantasm II Bonus Features…

All My Children and One Life To Live Set To Premiere Digitally On Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes.

Tales From The Code: The Near Extinction Of Sheena

Keith Giffen Leaves Legion Of Superheroes After Two Issues?

Movie Issues Podcast: The Covenant (2006)

Mission Log #25—Episode 25: The Devil In The Dark.

Junk Food Dinner #144: Society (1989), No Retreat, No Surrender (1986), and Vampire’s Kiss (1989)

Smodcast On Batman #23: Kevin Smith and Kyle Higgins on Dick Grayson, Part 2.

The Batman Universe Podcast—Bat-Books For Beginners Episode 96: Birds of Prey: Old Friends, New Enemies (Birds of Prey #1-6)

Retroist Podcast—Episode 129: Dungeons And Dragons The Animated Series.

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