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 […]

Army Of The Dead Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor After playing within the confines of the DC universe of films, director Zack Snyder is back with his first original film in years. With the Netflix original film Army Of The Dead, he returns to the zombie genre that launched his film career so many years ago. His first movie was a remake of George […]

“Who You Gonna Call?” – Lego Ecto-1 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor Ghostbusters! It’s a franchise that has captured the imagination for decades and shows no signs of going away. It’s nostalgic for many and new for some. Even if you haven’t watched the 80’s films, odds are you have gotten the theme song stuck in your head at some point or recognize the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man […]

Movie Review: Mortal Kombat

By Kevin Hoskinson There is something about video game adaptations that don’t quite click. Most of the time, they are a mixed bag, filled with forced fan service, cringe dialogue, and horrible editing. Despite all those things, they tend to be entertaining and tolerable enough to kill some time. Even though most of them are fine, fans and critics alike […]

Movie Review: Boss Level

By Kevin Hoskinson Every time he wakes up, Roy’s day begins the same way. The girl sleeping in his bed is murdered, a machete is buried into his headboard, and a helicopter loaded with a massive machine gun shoots holes through his apartment. He has figured out a way to survive for a bit longer, but he always ends up […]

WandaVision And Grief In The MCU

By Kevin Hoskinson Over the past couple of months, we have witnessed an evolution in the MCU. While the franchise as a whole never shied away from portraying the emotional aspect of comic book heroes, it never put those emotions front and center. It has had its share of shocking and sad moments, but those are aimed towards us as […]

Movie Review: Tom and Jerry

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor For generations, Tom and Jerry have delighted audiences with their irreverent humor and comedic hijinks. Being a child of the ’80s, I can remember at least three iterations of the characters on television, not to mention an animated feature film in the early ’90s. That is on top of their already extensive library of shorts […]

Graphic Novel Review: Acursian

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor From Legendary Comics and starring John Barrowman, Acursian is a story that spans the ages. It is steeped in Celtic mythology and has an exciting sci-fi angle that Barrowman fans will definitely enjoy. Beginning in modern times, the story revolves around Charlie Stewart, an extremely unlikable lawyer. On his 40th birthday, he is plagued by […]

Crime Scene: Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor It is a case that has fascinated people all over the world. In 2013, twenty-two-year-old Elisa Lam, a Canadian college student, went missing while staying at The Cecil Hotel. Video of her acting erratically in an elevator just hours before her disappearance went viral, and it wasn’t long before the online world was captivated by […]

The 2021 Golden Globe Nominations

By Kevin Hoskinson The 78th annual Golden Globes is right around the corner, and with it comes the start of the major awards season. Celebrating the best that television and film have to offer, the ceremony is set to air Sunday, February 28th, on NBC.  This year Netflix led the nominations, including the David Fincher directed “Mank,” which scored six […]

Movie Review: The Little Things

By Kevin Hoskinson The most recent film in Warner Bros. 2021 film slate to hit theaters and HBO Max, The Little Things falls short of being memorable. It’s a perfectly fine thriller with some decent performances, but it’s not nearly as good as the films that it’s pretending to be. In the movie Denzel Washington plays Joe “Deke” Deacon. A […]