To Eats His Own: Apollo Restaurant

Welcome to our new column devoted to food reviews: To Eats His Own. Food reviews have been the #1 requested feature since we started Pastrami Nation, so we are excited to dive in! This column will feature food reviews from across the country by Pastrami Nation’s founders, Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith, as…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Bigfoot- Worse Than Bad

By Jason T. Smith Creative Editor In 2012 the movie Bigfoot was released. Unfortunately, some missed this hidden gem the first time around, but thanks to Peacock, a streaming service brought to us by the good folks at Universal, fans of Sasquatch related films like myself now have the opportunity to watch it, with unfortunately…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Bumblebee

By Jason T. Smith The Transformers franchise doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to live action flicks. The critically panned Michael Bay series of films abandoned the heart of the robots in disguise from the days of animated series and comic books and went with a loud, soulless series of films with the…Read moreRead more

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review- Rise of the Dinosaurs

By Jason T. Smith One of , if not, the most anticipated movies of the year has been unleashed in theatres everywhere this past week. Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is now open and this film does not disappoint. The sequel to the highly successful 2015 Jurassic World and it continues to raise the bar. Fallen…Read moreRead more

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Kicks Off This Friday

By Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)– Halloween is just around the corner. It also means that it is time once again for Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. Formerly known to many as the Comikaze Expo, Stan Lees L.A. Comic Con has graced Southern Californians for 6 years and counting with comic book greatness in…Read moreRead more

Love: The Dinosaur Review- Silent Greatness

Magnetic Releases Another Masterpiece with Love: The Dinosaur By Jason T. Smith Magnetic Press, now known as the Magnetic Collection from Lion Forge, has given us a lot to “love” with their beautifully illustrated hardcover Love animal series. It all started with Love: The Tiger, where we got our first taste of these amazing silent…Read moreRead more

Hook Jaw #1 Review: Something to Fear Now

Hook Jaw

Titan Comics brings sharks to the forefront with Hook Jaw By Jason T. Smith Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Titan Comics reminds you that it is definitely not. Their debut issue of Hook Jaw takes us on a very scary adventure with some Great White Sharks and…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con 2016- Dragonball, Robocop and Automobiles

By Jason T. Smith The Long Beach Comic Con kicked off today, and with it, troves of fans from across Southern California, tons of cosplayers, and more. Saturday was packed, from aisle to aisle. Vendors ranging from artists, writers, comic publishers, cosplayers and more all too over the Long Beach Convention Center. Celebrities were on…Read moreRead more

Real Rap Song of the Week: Yelawolf – Best Friend ft. Eminem

By Jason T. Smith “To the father, son and Holy Spirit, I hold you dearest..” The tongue twisting Yelawolf rides a sinister beat in “Best Friend”, a song that sounds like it would be more of a soft song than what we are used to from the Slaughterhouse collaborator. What we get is some extremely…Read moreRead more

Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians TPB Review- A Return for the Ages

Review by Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)—Visionary artist Ricardo Delgado has done it again with his latest tale in the critically acclaimed Age of Reptiles series, Ancient Egyptians from Dark Horse Comics. The four-issue mini-series is now collected in one, slick trade paperback with bonus content like concept sketches of the dinosaurs and more. The…Read moreRead more

Best of 2015- Action Figures

By Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith 2015 was a great year for action figures: from Star Wars to dinosaurs, the action figure game was stepped up once again. Some from the giants in the industry, and some from new companies eager to show what they can do. So, without further delay and in…Read moreRead more

DesignerCon 2015- Art Explosion in Pasadena

By Jason T. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith (Pasadena)– This weekend, the artful city of Pasadena was once again home to DesignerCon, or D-Con as it is also known by. Featuring artists, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of pop, underground and urban art, the show took place at the Pasadena Convention Center, and was met…Read moreRead more

Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #1 Review- Dinosaurs + Silent Comic Book= Greatness

By Jason T. Smith This summer definitely belongs to the dinosaurs. First you have a mega blockbuster in Jurassic World, which is just smashing all the box office records at the theaters. Then you have something truly special hitting comic stores in Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians by Ricardo Delgado. Dark Horse Comics has once…Read moreRead more

Apotheon Review- Greek Mythology Greatness

Review by Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)—As a part of February’s PlayStation Plus free games for the PlayStation 4, I was happy to see Apotheon- a game which I knew little about. Just by the screen shots I saw, I figured it was worth a shot- what I found was one of the most enjoyable…Read moreRead more

WWE Immortals Review: A Handheld Fighter Like No Other

Review by Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)—World Wrestling Entertainment, also known around the world as WWE, is the creator and king of sports entertainment as we know it today. From TV to comic books, video games, and more, the company has expanded its reach to just about every form of media. With WWE Immortals, they…Read moreRead more

SuicideGirls: Geekology Review- The Beauty of Geeks

Review by Jason T. Smith Contains nudity: for mature readers only (Victor Valley)—Pop culture has exploded in the last few years. Many who would hide their geeky interests from their peers are now championed as “cool”, and “hip”. With that comes bandwagon jumpers who jump into comic books, video games, sci-fi and more simply so…Read moreRead more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time #1 Review

Review by Jason T. Smith Written by Paul Allor Art by Ross Campbell Cover by David Petersen Published by: IDW Publishing Looking for a good comic to read? Are you a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? How bout dinosaurs? If you’ve read this article up to this point then I’ll take that as a…Read moreRead more