Comic Book Review: The Autumnal #1

By Rebecca Benson Fall is my favorite season! And with its rapid approach, I have been–impatiently–waiting for Autumnal’s release! Autumnal centers around a mother and daughter duo. Life has not been kind to either, and yet they strive to make it better. Together. Kat has taught her daughter, Sybil, how to survive and fend for herself. Then,…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Pantomime #1- Includes Sign Language Review!

Pantomime

By Rebecca Benson I have been eagerly awaiting this special issue when Mad Cave Studios first announced it on social media. I’m glad you asked why! As an educator with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing–and having graduated from an interpreting program–I am thrilled to see that Pantomime is a story about a group of deaf kids….Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Heavy #1

Heavy

By Kevin Hoskinson While Heavy certainly lives up to its title, it has a deceptively simple story at its core. That’s not to say that it’s anything less than stellar; it just works better as an idea than a flowing narrative. It struck me as an analogy of anxiety and the regret and fear that…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Vlad Dracul #1

By Kevin Hoskinson When people hear the name Dracula, visions of a mysterious, caped, bloodthirsty vampire pop into their heads, that image comes from the Bram Stoker version of the character, one who bears little resemblance to the real-life figure who inspired the character. And due to numerous films, comics, paintings, and even video games,…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Apocalypse Kinda #1

From 1st-time writer Luke Wehner comes a new indie comic, Apocalypse Kinda, where the world is not normal, and change has come from The Portal. But what is The Portal? Five years have passed, and the world is a strange place, is all we know.

The World of Cyberpunk 2077 Review

World of Cyberpunk 2077

It is one of the most anticipated video games in the past few years, and now it’s a beautiful artbook before the game even hits shelves. Dark Horse and CD Projekt Red bring the world -The World of Cyberpunk 2077, a fantastic companion book.

Lovecraft Country: “Sundown” Review

By Kevin Hoskinson In its short opening sequence,” Sundown” quickly establishes the tone for what’s to come. It’s a combination of the horrors of the real world and the fantastical creatures and stories of our imagination. It’s bazaar and straight out of a pulpy sci-fi novel. But within minutes, we are transported from this fever…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Seven Secrets #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Boom! Studios brings the world a brand new series with Seven Secrets. The hotly anticipated series follows a clandestine order intrusted with guarding seven secrets in seven briefcases. But when evil strikes and hunts down these secrets, it leaves the world in peril.  From author Tom Taylor (DCeased), artist Daniele…Read moreRead more

Bass Reeves Season 1, Episode 2 Review: Tomahawks and Dynamite

By Daniel Schwartz Imagine a legendary lawman who could bring any 19th-century villain to justice. Imagine he was a former slave and worked his way up to a US Marshal. Imagine that he brought almost all of his criminals alive. Now imagine if all of that actually happened. Well, it did! The story is brought…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Pulp

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have created a wealth of amazing stories together, from Criminal, Fatale, and Kill or Be Killed, to name a few. The duo is back with a new graphic novel, one that has been on my radar since the news first broke about it. Let’s take…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Broken Gargoyles #1

By Joshua Gilmore Source Point Press has released the new comic book series Broken Gargoyles onto comic book shelves, physically and digitally. This mini-series follows soldiers as they return home from World War I and restart the lives they left behind, but this title is far from your simple history-based comic book. Broken Gargoyles takes…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: No Heroine #2

By Nolan P. Smith Editor With No Heroine’s debut issue from Source Point Press, the creative team took us down a dark road. Kayla, our heroine who is battling demons of her own besides the band of vampires she dispatched, had a glimmer of hope by the end of the issue. She was still alive…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Host

By Kevin Hoskinson The Shudder original film Host is one of those movies that is truly of its time. It was filmed during the lockdown, and the story is told entirely over the meeting app Zoom. It’s one of those movies that people will look back on years from now and reminisce about the craziness…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: My Little Pony/Transformers: Friendship in Disguise #1

By Rebecca Benson Curiosity and nostalgia compelled me to pick up IDW’s crossover comic of Transformers and My Little Pony: Friendship in Disguise. So, hold on as we are transported into a unique realm… To start with, Writer James Asmus and Artist & Colorer Tony Fleecs give a “Roll Call” of all Ponies and Transformers…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Bass Reeves Episode 1-The Lawman Cometh

By Daniel Schwartz To be honest, before I read this comic, I had never heard of Bass Reeves. I am a little embarrassed to say that because I consider myself a bit of a history buff. After reading this comic, I looked him up, and I was shocked. He had an amazing career as a…Read moreRead more

Reviews from Me to You with Eddie Aguirre: The Night Clerk

By Eddie Aguirre Check out my first video review for the film The Night Clerk. Visit PastramiNation.com for news, reviews, giveaways and more! Make sure to follow us at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/pastramination Instagram: @pastramination Twitter: twitter.com/pastramination The Night Clerk rating is 2.5 Pastrami Nations out of 5.

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

Comic Book Review: Red Rooster- Episode #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor My favorite aspect of the comic book market has to be the independents. Don’t get me wrong, I love Marvel and DC as well, but my eye is always to what’s new, whether its a new artist, writer or publisher. Allegiance Arts & Entertainment caught my eye at a Wal-Mart…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: A Man Among Ye #1

By Kevin Hoskinson Stories of pirates and their adventures on the high seas have fascinated readers for generations. As far back as I could remember, Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island” has been a part of my life. It introduced me and many others to a whole new world of storytelling, thrilling adventure, and of…Read moreRead more

Graphic Novel Review: Mooncakes

By Rebecca Benson Ever since I first heard about Mooncakes from ROAR/Lion Forge, it piqued my interest. So let’s dive into Mooncakes! The story, written by Suzanne Walker, begins with Tam’s return to their childhood town. Important to the story is that Tam identifies as nonbinary and prefers the plural pronoun of ‘them’; oh, and…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: It Eats What Feeds It #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Sometimes a book sticks with you at first sight. For me, it was when I saw the first promotional image for It Eats What Feeds It, from Scout Comics. By Max Hoven, Aaron Crow, and with breathtaking art by Gabriel Iumazark, this debut issue pulls you in deep into the…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Loggerhead #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Do you know what the world needs right now? More comic books. More escapes from the darkness of reality we are currently facing. Do you know what else we need? More snapping turtle-like monsters in the Bayou. Yeah, I know, you were thinking the same thing. Welcome to Loggerhead: Bloody…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: The Wizerd and the Potion of Dreams!

By Jeremiah Gagnon After only seeing the cover for The Wizerd from Oni Press, my first thoughts were that this is going to be a fun little adventure and a nice break from the seriousness that seems to always dominate our stories these days. From Michael Sweater and Rachel Dukes, and designed by Chad W….Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Hollywood Trash #1

By Rebecca Benson For my first ever comic book review, I look at an upcoming comic coming from Mad Cave Studios in the fall: Hollywood Trash. It starts with the villainous Grapevine inducting a henchman, Leonard Wiley, aka Boom-Boom, into his cult ‘family’. His ‘children’ refer to Grapevine as “Pa-Pa.” Each family member has a…Read moreRead more

Snowpiercer Season 1 Review: All Aboard the Crazy Train!

By Daniel Schwartz During the early Spring and Summer, TNT aggressively advertised their new action-drama series Snowpiercer. This turned out to be a great move. With the pandemic shuttering production on most fan-favorite shows, Snowpiercer offered a new, exciting series to fill the void. Not only did they fill the void, they knocked the ball…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Greyhound

By Kevin Hoskinson Tom Hanks. That’s all you need to know about this film. If anyone knows anything about the man outside of his Hollywood career, you know that he is a student of history and loves typewriters. That last fact has nothing to do with the movie, but he probably wrote it on a…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Palm Springs

By Kevin Hoskinson In January of this year, the film Palm Springs broke Sundance records by becoming the most expensive film ever purchased. It surpassed the previous record-holder, Fox Searchlights “Birth Of A Nation” in 2016, by a mere .69 cents. Once Neon and Hulu bought the film, the hype train got going, and people…Read moreRead more

Hamilton Review: Raise a Glass

By Nolan P Smith Editor The musical took the world by storm when it first released, boasting sell-out shows on every occasion. The production, created by Lin Manuel Miranda, tells the story of one of our founding fathers by way of lyrical exposition. I am so excited to finally review the story of the Ten…Read moreRead more

Movie Review- Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story

By Kevin Hoskinson Going into this film, I knew absolutely nothing about its subject, Richard Lett. He’s a pretty big deal on the Vancouver, B.C. comedy scene, but not very well known in America and beyond. At the start, he’s described as Canada’s George Carlin, and that got me very interested to hear his story….Read moreRead more

Graphic Novel Review: Primer

By Kevin Hoskinson While Primer is aimed primarily at the middle school crowd, it reaches further than that. It’s a coming of age story about family, self-discovery, and what it means to be a superhero. It succeeds in being a great young adult story, but the book itself is remarkably entertaining for all ages.  Ashley…Read moreRead more