Movie Review: Lovebirds

By Kevin Hoskinson Issa Rae and Kamail Nanjiani shine in Lovebirds, a comedy about relationships, murder, and one of life’s ultimate questions: why don’t they measure the proper amount of milkshake at restaurants? In the film, Issa and Kamail play Leilani and Jibran, a couple on the brink of breaking up. During a pivotal moment…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast Set for May 9th- Celebrate and Win!

By Nolan P. Smith Editor On May 9th, we will hold the largest podcast we have ever had, with Pastrami Nation podcasters from throughout our eight year history joining us for our Mega Podcast!!! The podcast will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube and SoundCloud on the night of May 9th, with giveaways running until…Read moreRead more

SPACESHIP EARTH Is Now Streaming Everywhere

By Staff Reports Spaceship Earth is now streaming on Hulu, VOD, Virtual Cinemas and at participating drive-ins! Check out the trailer and synopsis and dive in! Directed by: Matt Wolf Produced by: Stacey Reiss Featuring: John Allen, Tony Burgess, Freddy Dempster, Kathelin Gray, Linda Leigh, Mark Nelson, Sally Silverstone, Marie Harding, Kathy Dyhr, Larry Winokour…Read moreRead more

Power-Con Postponed Until 2021 – Online Experience to Be Announced Soon for 2020

By Staff Reports As the safety and well-being of fans is of the upmost importance, the team at Power-Con has decided to postpone our 2020 event. Power-Con will return September 11 & 12, 2021 to the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California. Everyone at Power-Con has remained optimistic that the 2020 event could continue as originally…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Beastie Boys Story

By Kevin Hoskinson “Now here’s a little story I’ve got to tell, About three bad brothers you know so well, It started way back in history, With Ad-Rock, MCA, and me, Mike D.” It has often been said that if a story is powerful enough, it doesn’t matter if you know how it ends. We…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Extraction

By Kevin Hoskinson With their work in the MCU being brought to an end with “Avengers: Endgame,” filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo have taken a producer role with their recent films. “21 Bridges” was released in theaters last year, and their latest movie, Extraction, recently hit Netflix. Starring Chris Hemsworth, the film is an adrenaline-filled…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: Universal, Concerts and the Delayed MCU

By Nolan P. Smith Join Nolan Smith, Eddie Aguirre and Kevin Hoskinson for a social distance, recorded Pastrami Nation podcast! On this episode we discuss the Universal/AMC battle, the absence of concerts thanks to COVID and the delayed MCU line-up! Make sure to follow us at: www.pastramination.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/pastramination Instagram: @pastramination Twitter: twitter.com/pastramination Make sure…Read moreRead more

Funimation and Bigscreen Bring Theatrical Experience Home, Starting With Iconic Your Name

By Staff Reports We love going to the movies. Seriously. Name a better experience than getting your closest friends together to pack a theater on opening night as you experience all of the feels with the crowd around you. Funimation knows that it’s a bit tough right now. So, they teaming up with pioneers of…Read moreRead more

Blood Hunters: Rise Of The Hybrids Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Blood Hunters: Rise Of The Hybrids feels like a comic book film through and through. It has action, thrills, and some interesting characters and creatures. It’s a low budget film that hits the mark and does it in the most ambitious way possible.  The story is about a group of aswang hunters…Read moreRead more

Bidding at Prop Store’s Cinema Poster Online Auction Was Stronger Than Ever As They Achieved a 90% Sell Rate Totaling Over £207,000 ($254,000)

By Staff Reports Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies – has today announced results from its April 2020 live cinema poster online auction, with posters and artwork on offer fetching in excess of £207,000 ($254,000). Other notable sales included (sale prices are inclusive of buyer’s premium): FROM RUSSIA…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Last Call

By Kevin Hoskinson Last Call gives us two unique perspectives on the same situation. It’s an important film that deals with the dark side of mental health, but also gives us the bright side of what it means to be a caring human being. Presented in one take and using split-screen, it offers a story…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Trolls World Tour

By Kevin Hoskinson Originally slated to debut in theaters, Trolls World Tour skipped its theatrical run and premiered at home due to COVID-19. It was a smart move on Dreamworks and Universal’s part to give those stuck in quarantine something new to enjoy, especially families desperate for new content after watching Frozen 2 for the…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast- SDCC 2020, Quibi, Animal Crossing, and Linebreakers Art Drive!

By Nolan P. Smith Join Nolan Smith, Eddie Aguirre and Kevin Hoskinson for a social distance, recorded Pastrami Nation podcast! On this episode we discuss the cancellation of the San Diego Comic Con, Quibi, Animal Crossing, Linebreakers Charity Art Drive and more! Check out video and audio versions below! www.pastramination.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/pastramination Instagram: @pastramination Twitter:…Read moreRead more

Comic-Con 2020, WonderCon Cancelled in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Staff Reports For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. Recognizing that countless…Read moreRead more

Netflix Strikes First-Look Deal with Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publisher BOOM! Studios

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios, the publisher behind best-selling Eisner Award-winning and fan-beloved comic book franchises, including Lumberjanes, Something is Killing the Children, Once & Future, and Mouse Guard, has signed a two-year TV first look deal with Netflix for live-action and animated series. “BOOM! characters are innately special, they’re colorful, diverse and varied and…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Onward

By Kevin Hoskinson The latest film from Pixar feels like a traditional offering from the studio, but it also sees the animation juggernaut try something a bit different. It hits all of the emotional buttons they are known for, all while exploring a world they have never ventured into before. The movie imagines a world…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Doctor Sleep

By Kevin Hoskinson One would think that a follow up to The Shining, the 1980 film or the original novel, wouldn’t work, and understandably so. The film is a classic piece of cinema, and millions around the world slept with their lights on after reading the book. But leave it to author Stephen King to…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Bloodshot

By Nolan P. Smith I held off on this review until the movie was released digitally, given the current COVID-19 situation with theaters being closed. Now that Bloodshot has hit the digital realm, let’s talk about the first-ever movie featuring a Valiant Comics hero. Directed by Dave Wilson, the film is based on the Valiant…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Jumanji- The Next Level

By Kevin Hoskinson While it’s an entertaining film, the latest in the Jumanji franchise never fires on all cylinders. It’s a film that balances the awe of the world with a mediocre plot and overblown set-pieces. It chooses spectacle over story, which is a shame because the cast is incredible, and the previous film was…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Instant Family

  By Kevin Hoskinson When it comes to movies like Instant Family, it can be a hit or miss affair. Sometimes they are too sappy for their own good, talk down to their audience, or don’t know how to juggle the comedy and drama. Fortunately, for this film, they found a delicate balance between humor…Read moreRead more

Bravestorm Explodes onto DVD and VOD

By Staff Reports Two families must join forces to save Earth in timeline-hopping mecha-action film, BraveStorm, which makes its U.S. debut on DVD and VOD on April 7! Written and directed by Junya Okabe (TV’s “Blader”), the film stars Shunsuke Daitô (TV’s “Fringe Man”, “Tokyo Alice”) alongside Shu Watanabe (TV’s “Security of Justice”, “Giver: Revenge’s…Read moreRead more

“Free The Three”: 3 From Hell Review

  By Kevin Hoskinson From the twisted mind of Rob Zombie comes the third installment in the disturbing saga of the Firefly family. Starting in 2003 with “House Of 1,000 Corpses” and continuing in “The Devil’s Rejects,” Zombie has continued the story in “3 From Hell”, a captivating, if not conventional (by his standards) horror…Read moreRead more

Sonic The Hedgehog Debuts Early on Digital March 31 and 4K, Blu-ray, DVD on May 19

By Staff Reports Get ready for epic fun and super-sonic action when everyone’s favorite hedgehog races home in the blockbuster hit SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, debuting early for purchase on Digital March 31, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc…Read moreRead more

A Statement from Pastrami Nation Regarding the Coronavirus, Pop Culture and More

By Nolan P. Smith Editor I have watched the world change in a matter of days, as we all have. It went from precautions to self-isolation and social distancing in the blink of an eye. First and foremost, I hope everyone reading this is safe and healthy. What we are seeing is a nation driven…Read moreRead more

The Invisible Man (2020) Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Director Leigh Wanell’s updated version of Universal’s “The Invisible Man” is a pulse-pounding experiment in tension and horror. It exceeds expectations while also subverting modern horror tropes. It’s not an easy movie to watch, especially if you have been a victim of domestic violence or any abuse, but it’s a great movie…Read moreRead more

Disney Halting Production of Live-Action Films

By Kevin Hoskinson Disney announced that they are halting production on all of their live-action films currently filming. They had multiple projects in the works, both for “Disney+” and theatrical release. Some of the films affected are: “The Last Duel” from Ridley Scott, “Nightmare Alley” from Guillermo Del Toro, and “The Little Mermaid” from Rob…Read moreRead more

Pop Culture Crash: Major Events, Theme Parks, Movies and More Canceled or Postponed Due to Coronavirus

By Kevin Hoskinson First and foremost, our thoughts are with those affected by the Coronavirus around the world, and we are hoping this all comes to an end very soon. With the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) becoming more widespread across the globe, certain precautions are being taken to help contain it. While the CDC and the…Read moreRead more

“This is the Way” Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con Brings Pop Cultures Biggest Stars to Las Vegas in 2020

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As announced exclusively via ComicBook.com, Amazing Comic Conventions LLC is excited to announce that AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON! is returning to Las Vegas from June 26th to 28th with a FIRST WAVE of headline talent from Disney+ and Lucas Film’s The Mandalorian, Funimation’s My Hero Academia as well as…Read moreRead more

Check Out the My Big Break Almost Podcast with Spencer Wilding

By Staff Reports We wanted to share this great interview with Spencer Wilding, the man who brought Darth Vader to life Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! An accomplished kickboxer and actor, Wilding overcame a lot on his journey to the silver screen. Check out the interview below, and look for an interview with Spencer…Read moreRead more