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 […]

Movie Review: Love and Monsters

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor In the tradition of Them! and Eight Legged Freaks comes Love And Monsters, a post-apocalyptic story about giant monsters, survival, and of course, love. The story is about the epic romance between Joel and Aimee. Well, it’s about the romance that would have been if a giant asteroid wasn’t flying towards the earth. It actually […]

Cobra Kai Season 3 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor The stakes are higher, and the rivalry between Cobra Kai and Miyagi Do heats up in season 3 of Cobra Kai. All episodes are now available to stream on Netflix. There will be no spoilers for the third season, but there will be some spoilers for those if you haven’t seen the previous two.  For […]

Movie Review: Soul

By Kevin Hoskinson Much like the music that inspired it, Pixar’s latest film Soul is more about feeling than experiencing. It’s an entertaining and in-depth examination of the human condition and what life is really about. The studio is known for its stories being a cut above, taking you places you could never imagine and making you feel things you […]

Movie Review: Fatman

By Kevin Hoskinson Watching the trailer for Fatman, there is a feeling of both disbelief and excitement. It felt like a joke, reminiscent of the SNL digital short that featured Dwayne Johnson starring in a gritty reboot of Disney’s Bambi. It couldn’t really be happening; a gritty action film starring Mel Gibson as Santa and Walton Goggins as the hitman […]

The Creators Of Black Mirror Tease Death To 2020

By Kevin Hoskinson Netflix has released a trailer for its original “Comedy” event, Death To 2020. Premiering on December 27th (definitely not on Quibi), the special features Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Ullman, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Kamial Nanjiania, Cristin Milioti, Leslie Jones and Joe Keery, with Laurence Fishburne as the narrator. It’s been an exceptionally crazy year and who better […]

Amazon Drops First Trailer For Coming 2 America

By Kevin Hoskinson It’s finally here! Amazon Studios has released the trailer for Coming 2 America, the follow up to the 1988 classic Coming To America.  Directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) and written by Barry Blaustein, David Sheffield and Kenya Barris, the film see’s Eddie Murphy returning as newly crowned King Akeem, along with Arsenio Hall playing his […]

Movie Review: Mulan

By Kevin Hoskinson Of all the live-action adaptations of their animated classics, Disney’s Mulan takes the most risks. Unlike their previous efforts, namely Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, it isn’t afraid to take some big swings and change things up a bit. It doesn’t always work, but it does more often than not, and it makes this […]

Movie Review: Sound Of Metal

By Kevin Hoskinson Sound is so integral to our everyday lives that we never stop and think about how incredible it is. But imagine that your hopes and dreams depend on that ability, and you suddenly lose all of it. That is the premise of Sound Of Metal, and it is an immersive experience like no other. There are plenty […]

Disney Investor Day 2020

By Kevin Hoskinson It was a whirlwind day for Disney as they announced over 100 new movies and series during their four-hour investor meeting, with most of those titles going to Disney+. Everything from Disney live-action and animated films to Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel were represented. Like so many others my mind was absolutely blown away by what they […]

Movie Review: Happiest Season

By Kevin Hoskinson In the new Hulu romantic comedy Happiest Season, Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play Abbey and Harper, a young lesbian couple living in Pittsburg. Abbey hasn’t been a fan of Christmas since her parents died, so on a whim, Harper invites her to spend Christmas with her family. The catch: Harper explains to Abbey that her family […]

Oscar Isaac Cast As Solid Snake

By Kevin Hoskinson At this point, it’s more of a question of what world Oscar Isaac isn’t going to be a part of than which one he is going to do. He’s tackled the Star Wars universe with his role as Poe Dameron in the Disneyfied sequel trilogy, he’s taking on the role of Leto Atreides I in the reboot […]

Movie Review: All Joking Aside

By Kevin Hoskinson There seems to be a fascination with the world of stand up comedy and the lives of those who do it. It’s an interesting job that requires a lot of perseverance and a lot of guts to do. To me, it’s a terrifying prospect. Going up on stage night after night, spilling your soul and trying to […]

Comic Book Review: Heavy #2

By Kevin Hoskinson Things are getting crazy in the Big Wait as Bill is trying to keep his sanity due to his new reckless partner. How long he is going to be with him, there is no way of telling. But he does know this: if he wants to see his wife again, he needs to learn to roll with […]

Movie Review: The Witches

By Kevin Hoskinson Initially intended for theaters, the new film version of Roald Dahl’s The Witches has hit HBO Max. The movie stars Octavia Spencer, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, and a cast of talented young actors. It is also directed by Robert Zemeckis, which gave me a glimmer of hope that this adaptation of the Roald Dahl book would be […]

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Review

By Kevin Hoskinson In 2006 the world was introduced to Borat Sagdiyev, a fictional character created and played by Sasha Baron Cohen. The film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” became a cultural phenomenon in the United States while also creating one of the most imitated and iconic characters in recent memory. It was […]