The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor Nicolas Cage has portrayed a wide array of characters over his illustrious career. He’s played the teenage heartthrob in Valley Girl, an incompetent bank robber in Raising Arizona, an FBI chemical warfare expert in The Rock, and a convict trying to get home to his wife and daughter in Con Air. In what might very […]

Everything Everywhere All At Once Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor It’s so hard to pin down a movie like Everything Everywhere All At Once. Being one of those movies that are hard to describe and oversell at the same time, it manages to draw from so many different influences but still feels completely unique. Filmmakers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as Daniels) have […]

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor Originally a play in two parts, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has been reimagined as an epic one-night event at The Curran Theater in beautiful San Francisco, California. As somebody who never experienced the full show, it’s hard to imagine what was cut because this felt like the complete package. Coming in at 3 […]

Studio 666 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor Before I get into it, I want to say a couple of things up front. The most important thing is that I absolutely adore the Foo Fighters. For those of you (somehow)  unfamiliar, let’s quickly get up to speed. With the tragic passing of Kurt Cobain, the band Nirvana was no more, and drummer Dave […]

The Batman Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is a detective neo-noir story that plays by familiar rules. The film follows Batman as he tracks down a sadistic killer known as The Riddler. In typical fashion, he leaves riddles and clues around the crime scenes, and it’s up to Batman, with the help of police lieutenant Jim […]

LEGO Home Alone Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor It’s a Christmas classic, and now you can play out your favorite moments when you bring home the Home Alone set from LEGO. This 3,995 piece set is a joy to put together and will fill you with cheer as you assemble the iconic house where Kevin McCallister took down The Wet Bandits for the […]

LEGO Typewriter Review

By Kevin HoskinsonEntertainment Editor For those of a certain age, a manual typewriter will always be something special. It was a more efficient and neater way to capture your thoughts on paper and acted as the precursor to the modern computer keyboard. While I had some experiences with typewriters growing up, it was never an essential part of my life. […]

BioShock: A Cinematic History

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor BioShock is a video game that has been begging to get translated to the big screen for years. Since the game’s release in 2007, it has spawned two sequels and a series of false starts when it comes to a feature film adaptation. While most fans have been excited at the prospect of a movie, […]

Jackass Forever Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor At this point in history, you should know what Jackass is and whether or not it’s for you. The irreverent comedy premiered on MTV in October 2000 and has spawned a successful series of spin-offs and feature films. It has been the subject of both controversy and pure shock as audiences worldwide have witnessed Johnny […]

Scream (2022) Review

By Kevin Hoskinson  Entertainment Editor (Minor Spoilers Ahead. If you want to go in completely blind, watch it and then come back.) Scream is a franchise that won’t quit. It’s been over ten years since Scream 4, and with the passing of horror master Wes Craven, the series seemed to be dead. A couple years ago came word that the […]

The Matrix Resurrections Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor “That’s the thing about stories. They never really end, do they? We’re still telling the same stories we’ve always told. Just with different names. Different faces.” It’s been nearly 20 years since we last visited the world of The Matrix. After the first film became a massive hit, it was hard to watch any media […]

Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor Spider-Man: No Way Home is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s the culmination of everything we have seen on the big screen involving our favorite wall-crawling hero. It doesn’t just stay within the confines of the MCU; it reaches all the way back to 2002 when Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie starring Tobey Maguire was released. It’s […]

ECCC 2021: Return to the Emerald City

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor For the first time since March of 2020, The Washington Convention center opened its doors for the annual Emerald City Comic Con. We all know the situation over the past couple of years, so we won’t dwell on that, but this was a big deal for fans and families looking to escape the real world […]

Tick, Tick… Boom! Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor Andrew Garfield is in top form in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, Tick, Tick…Boom!. In the film, Garfield plays Broadway pioneer Johnathan Larson as he attempts to get his musical SUPERBIA off the ground and in front of an audience. Along the way, he struggles to maintain his confidence, friendships, and relationship with his girlfriend Susan […]

Hades: Escape From The Underworld Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor If you have never played a game in the roguelike genre before, Hades would be a great place to start. For many people, it’s a sometimes frustrating experience, but it’s also highly replayable and rewarding. Think of it as the video game equivalent of “Groundhog Day,” except the world is altered and procedurally generated every […]

Encanto Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor What do you get when you mix Disney magic with the genius of songwriter and storyteller Lin-Manuel Miranda? You get Encanto, the studio’s most narratively ambitious animated film to date. It’s a story rooted in culture and family, one that feels deeply personal for a movie of this caliber.  Encanto is about the extraordinary Madigral […]

HorrorFest International to Take Place Oct 20th-23rd

By Kevin Hoskinson HorrorFest International is just around the corner, and like years past, it promises to bring the chills to beautiful St. George, Utah. Running from October 20th – 23rd, the long-running festival will showcase filmmakers from all around the globe, featuring both short films and full-length features. The event will include filmmaker Q & A’s, storyteller panels, a […]

Rose City Comic Con 2021

By Kevin Hoskinson It was interesting walking through the doors of the Oregon Convention Center this year for Rose City Comic Con 2021. The last time I stepped foot into the building was earlier this year when my wife and I received our Covid vaccines, and the vibe couldn’t have been more different. As we walked through the halls to […]

Movie Review: Candyman

By Kevin Hoskinson “Candyman isn’t a he, he’s the whole damn hive.” Although it’s a bit muddled at times, Nia DaCosta’s CANDYMAN is an atmospheric horror film that delivers on its promise. It brings the mythos into the modern era by combining current issues with the legend of Candyman itself, much like the original film. From the opening logos, things […]

Movie Review: Free Guy

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor Initially set to release in July of 2020, Free Guy fell victim to the delays caused by Covid. In a way, it would have been the perfect movie to release to streaming during the lockdown; it’s the uplifting and joyous bolt of energy we all could have used. In the end, it wasn’t meant to […]

The Suicide Squad Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor In 2016, the world was introduced to David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad.” Although it was a box office success, it was met with less than stellar reviews (it currently sits at 26% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a divisive fan base. It introduced the world to DC’s most bankable live-action character (Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn), featured Will […]

Pastrami Nation Interview: Colin Cunningham on his new Kickstarter, Centigrade

By Kevin Hoskinson Directed by, written by and starring Colin Cunningham (“Falling Skies”, “Preacher”), Centigrade was the short film that could. Premiering in 2008, the film went on to win numerous awards, including the Cinequest Film Festival award for Best Narrative Short Film, which qualified it for an Oscar nomination. Originally conceived as a feature film, the short takes a […]

Movie Review: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

By Kevin Hoskinson In the latest entry of The Conjuring universe, the Warrens take on their most diabolical case yet. The film takes on the famous “Devil made me do it” case, the first known United States court trial where the defense used demonic possession to prove their client’s innocence. According to records, 11-year old David Glatzel was supposedly possessed […]