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Daniel is working on the horror novel, I Made Monsters. You can find him on Twitter.

Fall TV Preview - Part 1

Fall TV Preview – Part 1

Upcoming Fall TV Schedule Part 1: Repeat Offenders Grimm – August 13th The first of the new TV season out of the gate and here comes a show, that within the first ten minutes has already seemingly evolved and grown up from last year. The cast seem more confident. We also get a huge burst [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

I always support the underdog; it’s a fault or a quality depending on your point of view. And in a crowded comic book summer, it falls to The Amazing Spider-Man to be the underdog. I went in hoping to prove all the naysayers wrong. I was never a fan of how Sam Raimi dealt with [...]

How an Aquaman story could work on the big screen

How an Aquaman story could work on the big screen

They say we leave this world the same way in which we entered it, and I like to think that applies to me and Slacker Heroes. My first ever piece for this site was a new take on what a Superman movie should be like, and today this will be my last, fittingly another of [...]

Movie Review: 'Men in Black 3'

Movie Review: ‘Men in Black 3′

It’s been 10 years since we last ventured into the universe of the Men in Black, but now it’s time to put on the last suit we’ll ever wear. Again. Even in the second film, Will Smith’s J was something of a rookie agent but this time around he’s more seasoned, somewhat matured, he’s not [...]

Book Review: 'Luther: The Calling'

Book Review: ‘Luther: The Calling’

“Luther is a big man with a big walk.” This isn’t your standard tie-in. The author himself admits that Luther has taken the opposite route for a crime thriller — usually it’s a book first, then a TV show or film. But Neil Cross brought DCI John Luther and his universe to life in the [...]

'Skyfall' First Look

‘Skyfall’ First Look

Quantum of Solace made $575 million at the worldwide box office but for most Bond fans, this is a continuing source of mystery, considering it was one of the worst entries in the franchise’s 50 year run. The film had a troubled production, started filming without a completed script, with star Daniel Craig having admitted [...]

'Supernatural': Season 8 Wishlist

‘Supernatural’: Season 8 Wishlist

Season seven of Supernatural has come to a close, and what a dull finale it truly was. We saw the Winchester boys (and Meg, Crowley, Bobby, and Cas) face off against Dick and defeat him. His evil (and frankly confusing) schemes are over. The Leviathan storyline probably is not over, as they are now leaderless, [...]

Book Review: Darth Plaugeis by James Luceno

Book Review: Darth Plaugeis by James Luceno

“Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise?” “No.” “I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith who lived many years ago. He was so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force [...]

Dangerous Workplaces

Dangerous Workplaces

Do you hate your job? Are you bored and frustrated, looking for a real challenge? Well we might just have something for you here on this list but be warned, while these employment opportunities might seem more glamourous than yours, they tend to be quite fatal! Defence Against The Dark Arts Teacher at Hogwarts School [...]

Movie Review: 'The Avengers'

Movie Review: ‘The Avengers’

This is the big one. Over five movies, Marvel has done something unthinkable — created a shared cinematic universe, culminating in the movie event of the year. If this didn’t work, for whatever reason, Marvel would be in trouble, so it’s perhaps lucky that they gave this huge movie to geek god Joss Whedon. So [...]

Mission Accomplished?

Mission Accomplished?

From its humble beginnings in the 1960s, Mission Impossible is a concept that has endured the decades, moving from an often strange, but regularly entertaining television show to some of the biggest and best blockbuster movies of modern times. Everyone knows the theme tune – if you don’t, well, I hope that’s a nice rock [...]