Lovecraft Country Episode 2 Review- “Whitey On The Moon”

By Kevin Hoskinson If the first episode of Lovecraft Country set up the story, the second one set up the tone and weirdness to come. It digs deeper into the mythology of the world, and it gives us a glimpse into the psyches of our main characters, and how they are struggling with their past…Read moreRead more

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

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

“Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection” remastered & coming to Blu-ray on July 28

By Staff Reports Wonder Woman, the beloved 1970s live-action television series starring Lynda Carter, has been remastered and is coming to Blu-ray™! Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 28, 2020. Save the world? That’s a man’s job. Then along comes star-spangled Wonder Woman with her bullet-deflecting bracelets and golden lariat…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

The Karate Kid Saga Enters a New Era as Cobra Kai Comes to Netflix

By Staff Reports Netflix today announced it is the new home to Cobra Kai, the series continuation of the iconic The Karate Kid film franchise from Sony Pictures Television. The film’s stars, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their star-making roles in the series along with Martin Kove as sensei John Kreese. Under the terms…Read moreRead more

Nerdist Pop Culture Panel Series NERDIST NEWS TALKS BACK Returns June 22

By Staff Reports Today, Nerdist announced the popular series Nerdist News Talks Back will return on their official YouTube channel. Beginning Monday, June 22, fans can join host Dan Casey (Nerdist News, Explainiac) and a rotating panel of experts, luminaries, and celebrities from the pop culture universe to abandon character limits and dig into fascinating discussions of everything (and anything)…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast! DC/Diamond Split, Justice League Snyder Cut, HBO Max and more!

Join Pastrami Nation’s Nolan Smith, Jason Smith, Eddie Aguirre, Kevin Hoskinson and Denton Heath for our latest podcast! On this episode, we talk about the Diamond/DC Comics split, the Justice League Snyder Cut, HBO Max, Umbrella Academy season 2 and more! Leave a comment by Friday, 6/12 at 8:00 p.m. PST for a chance to…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

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

Star Trek: Picard Season 1 Review- Make It So!

By Daniel Schwartz There has been a lot of anticipation surrounding CBS All Access’ new series Star Trek: Picard. First of all, it continues the story of everyone’s favorite Captain (that was not killed by a falling bridge). Secondly, it takes place after the events of Star Trek Voyager. The Chis Pine movies and Star…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

Saved By The Bell Reboot Teaser Trailer- Coming Soon from Peacock TV

By Nolan P. Smith “It’s alright, ’cause I’m saved by the bell!” It is no secret that Pastrami Nation are massive fans of Saved by the Bell- the constant mentions and discussions about the classic TV series are all over Pastrami Nation’s podcasts. Well, the time is here for the debut of the first teaser…Read moreRead more

Biggest Psych Binge-a-thon Ever Coming This April

By Staff Reports Attention all Psych-o’s! In our greatest time of need, your favorite heroic duo — fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill) — announced today they’re returning to USA for the biggest Psych marathon in network history. The super-sized Psychtacular binge-a-thon of all eight…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

Star Trek Voyager 25th Anniversary Special Review

By Daniel Schwartz  It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Voyager set a course back home and into the hearts of fans around the world. I was a teenager when the series aired, and it quickly became my favorite Trek series. It had returned Star Trek to exploration and did…Read moreRead more

Hero Collector Debuts Doctor Who Baking Sets

By Staff Reports Hero Collector – designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the worlds of pop culture – is joining the baking community with its latest Doctor Who collection; baking sets to help fans create treats that are officially out-of-this-world! These baking sets form part of Hero Collector’s new handicrafts range, with…Read moreRead more

Podcast this Saturday, Feb. 1st at 8:00 p.m. on Facebook

By Nolan P. Smith This Saturday, we have a big announcement! Make sure to tune in on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pastramination/) at 8pm PST! ALSO, it is your chance to win FREE food from Apollo Restaurant, as well as a ticket to the upcoming JayZoMon Pop Culture Expo in Victorville! Don’t miss it!

The High Desert Gets its Own Comic Con with JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo on February 8th

By Nolan P. Smith Editor For years, the High Desert has hoped for a comic con to take place right here in our community. On February 8th, it finally happens as JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo debuts at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds. Attendees can expect a plethora of things to enjoy with vendors, celebrities, comic…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo Takes Place This Weekend

By Staff Reports The highly-anticipated 10th edition of the Long Beach Comic Expo is here and MAD Event Management LLC — experienced hosts of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — is delighted to announce the full program guide. Taking place January 11 and 12 at the Long Beach Convention Center, #LBCE2020 is poised to…Read moreRead more

The Mandalorian Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Disney Plus finally arrived this week, and along with it came the first live-action series based in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian. Following in the footsteps of Boba and Jango Fett, a new Mandalorian emerges in a galaxy far, far away. The show takes place after the fall of the Empire,…Read moreRead more

The Flash Season 6 Episode 04 Review

By Jeremiah Gagnon Last time we were left hanging with questions such as, What did Nash Wells find in the manhole? What is going to happen to Dr. Ramsey? Are we going to learn the answers, or will we be left with more questions? Tensions are on the rise as Team Flash copes with the…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Amazes in 2019

By Nolan P Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith I have been covering the Los Angeles Comic Con since it was named Comikaze. I have seen it grow and transform each year. With 2019, I feel the show has hit its stride and has become one of the best West Coast comic book conventions you…Read moreRead more

Four Questions Following the Season Premiere of The Flash

By Daniel Schwartz  The Season 6 premiere of The Flash was fast-paced (pun intended, you should always intend your puns) and fun. While setting up the new season, it also introduced some interesting plot points that will take time to develop. Following the latest episode, the are four questions that I hope to be answered…Read moreRead more

Creepshow Episode 2 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson The Shudder original series Creepshow continues to deliver the scares and the laughs in its second episode, and it offered two stories that couldn’t be more different. The show starts with “Bad Wolf Down,” which is written and directed by Rob Schrab. The story is about a group of American soldiers trapped…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Celebrates its Ninth Year This Weekend with Special Guests, Artists, Cosplay and More

By Nolan P. Smith On October 11th-13th, the Los Angeles Convention Center will once again host the Los Angeles Comic Con. Now in its ninth year, this year’s convention has plenty for fans to be excited for: from a reunion of “The Office” cast, a Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Cosplay Contest, and guests including…Read moreRead more

The CW Releases Supernatural Tribute Video

By Kevin Hoskinson The CW has released a new promo for the upcoming final season of Supernatural, and it’s more of a tribute video than an actual trailer for the shows 15th year. The video takes us back to where it all began with the death of Sam and Dean’s mom Mary when they were…Read moreRead more

Creepshow Episode 1 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Creepshow, the 1982 horror/comedy anthology film from Stephen King and George A. Romero has been resurrected for the small screen courtesy of Shudder. The show follows on from the original film, and it’s sequel, featuring six episodes with two short stories per episode. Each episode will adapt short stories from Stephen King,…Read moreRead more

Stumptown Q & A Highlights from RCCC 2019

By Kevin Hoskinson Staff Reporter At Rose City Comic Con this year, I was privileged enough to get invited to an exclusive Q & A with the cast and creators of ABC’s Stumptown. It was a fun conversation, and they answered some interesting questions. The panel included Executive Producers Greg Rucka, Jason Richman, and Matt…Read moreRead more