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It hasn’t been our norm, but in the past we’ve done reviews of many different types of websites, from movies and television, to news, gaming, and even casino websites. Earlier today I was approached to take a look at, a casino based website that has a focus in free slots. The website in a nutshell is a location that offers free download slots games and a guide to online casino downloads and slots along with listings for online slot tournaments.

Upon entering the website, you’ll be greeted by this homepage (click to enlarge).

Slots Hero

I was surprised by the low tech look and the overpowering ad that was the first thing I saw. The page was also a bit too cluttered for my tastes. The middle section has information about the site, followed by information on how to play free slots, where to play them, and links to all of the slots that Slots Hero offers.

Ont he left side of the page is two blocks of links. The top one is pictured below and the bottom one just re-lists links to different slots the site offers.

Links Bar

As you can see, this link bar offers links to where you can download their slots for PC or Macs, listing of tournaments, Online Casinos, Free Slots, Games Lists, and their blog.

Slot Hero Blog

The blog is cleaner than the homepage, but not by much. It still feels cramped. The width should be wider with more page in the middle block for content.  The actual content of the blog includes information about their slots, including news about new games, upcoming games, and details on past wins. The blog archive goes back to October 2009 and includes categories for Online Casinos, Slot Tournaments, Slots, Slot Games,  and Slots Strategy.

If you are a fan of online casino games, than you might enjoy If you aren’t a fan of casinos or slot machine gaming, than you really don’t have a point in checking out the website, it is a completely niche website.

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Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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This guest post from Edgardo Rosa.

I like to take my children to our local movie theater, Waterford Lakes, once every other Saturday. My daughter is eight and my son is ten. They democratically pick a movie at the beginning of the month and I get to pick the movie that we see at the end of the month. My wife has three votes while the kids each have one. No one messes with my week, unless my wife really wants to see something else. This usually leads to a combination of Toy Story 3 followed shortly by the Expendables.

I was a child of the eighties and I thought that the Expendables was totally awesome. The only thing it was missing was Chuck Norris. Maybe Sylvester Stallone will put him in the sequel. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Segal would have been nice, but I don’t think that they have it in them anymore. Van Damme has lost his action credibility and Segal is just out of shape.

On our bimonthly outings, we usually set the ADT hempstead security alarm and leave the house about an hour before the film starts. That leaves us plenty of time to get to the theater, grab the kids some popcorn and a drink, send everyone in for a last minute potty break, and find a decent row of seats in the middle of the theater.

Posted on September 1st, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment (1)
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Costuming for Indies
With September starting that means that we are not far from Halloween and as an independent filmmaker, you should get ready to take advantage of the holiday season to score costumes for future productions.  The best time to hit stores is the day after Halloween, when stores and online retailers like Costume Kingdom are having specials and clearance sales of all the costumes that did not sell. Everything is useful, even if they only have Superhero and Ladybug Costumes, you never know when you can turn them into a cool outfit or if it might be suited for a period piece.  Heck, you can even use them to make a fan film short to get some notice.

One of my buddies took those cheesy plastic superhero masks from the 80s and crafted it into a very creative comedy short.  In addition to costumes, after Halloween sales usually include lots of blood and make up.  Just stock up on these, because you never know when it might come in handy, whether you are shooting a gory monster flick, a crime thriller or a classic film noir, or even a zany comedy about a clown who runs amok in the city.  You might not see a use for a costume or prop when you get it, but you never know what it might inspire. Look around and imagine the possibilities.

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Okay, so we have talked about Hollywood the Game in the past; it is an online Hollywood/Filmmaking simulation game, but the game and online movie community is always changing and growing. They have been in existence for more than 5 years!

Throughout the summer, every weekend has been filled with new virtual movies (with some weekends having as much as 5 releases) and in two weeks, a new session of HTG TV will begin!

HTG TV is a TV simulation where three broadcast styled networks release programming on a weekly basis and compete for better ratings and sponsors.  All of the virtual TV shows are written scripts (prose is also accepted), which have been cast with Hollywood’s biggest stars, advertised to the community, and reviewed by critics. If you’d like to join in, new TV shows are still being looked at by networks.

There is a lot of other stuff going on in the world of Hollywood the Game, September will include a new Awards Show, Casino Nights, Trivia Games, and an all new town event.  In addition to all of the official events, players have been throwing their own events over at the in town Coliseum Hall. We’ve had wrestling shows and a beauty pageant, and on Sept 1st, we’ll be having something called “Hippiefest”, then in October someone is throwing a new horror film festival.

Interested in getting into the action? Then head over here for more details on how to join!

Posted on August 28th, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Guest post written by Jason Lovett.

Stand-up comedy wasn’t something that I aspired to do. I just started taking an improv class on Wednesday nights with a friend as a fun way to blow off steam from work.

After my class ended, I joined an improv troupe with some of my fellow classmates and we started performing at the comedy club where we took the class. Every Friday night the comedy club has a huge improve show that features us and some other troupes. It’s not a big deal, but really fun.

A few months ago my parents came to their first improv show of mine on one of those Friday nights. They seemed to laugh along with everyone else although they seemed confused at times. After the show we went out for a late dinner and my mom explained to me that she couldn’t hear all of the jokes and misunderstood what was going on a lot of the time as a result. After that I sent her information about hearing aids prices and helped her pick out some hearing aides.

They came back to a show about a month later and seemed to laugh a little more and genuinely enjoy it. I hope that was the case and it wasn’t just show for me while I could see them from the stage.

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Guest post written by Rolf Tate.

My favorite daytime television show is One Life to Live. It is a soap opera that is shown on the ABC network. I love watching this show on direct TV.

I love the show because of its diverse characters. In Llanview, the matriarch of the show is Victoria Lord. She had DID and alters and is always a loving mother to everyone in the town. The local bad boy would be Todd Manning who was married to Blair Cramer and had two kids with her named Starr and Jack. Now, he is involved with Tea Delgado again who is dying of cancer and who had his secret love child named Dani many years ago. The main families in the show are the Lords, Cramers, and Buchanans. Some of the actors include: Kassie DePaiva, Trevor St. John, Michael Easton, Erika Slezak, Bree Williamson, and Robin Strasser.

Some of the best shows have involved major topics like breast cancer, gay relationships, rape, murder, and betrayal. Llanview is always a place where anything can happen from baby switches, who’s the daddy story lines, kidnappings, interrupted weddings, and spouses coming back from the dead. One Life to Live lets me escape once a day at 2 pm ET and concentrate on the happenings in Llanview instead of my own boring NJ life. I love this daytime show and will for many more years to come.

Posted on August 12th, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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