To Eats His Own: Apollo Restaurant

Welcome to our new column devoted to food reviews: To Eats His Own. Food reviews have been the #1 requested feature since we started Pastrami Nation, so we are excited to dive in! This column will feature food reviews from across the country by Pastrami Nation’s founders, Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith, as well as other Pastrami Nation […]

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 being the keyword here. Bigfoot […]

Movie Review: Bumblebee

By Jason T. Smith The Transformers franchise doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to live action flicks. The critically panned Michael Bay series of films abandoned the heart of the robots in disguise from the days of animated series and comic books and went with a loud, soulless series of films with the Transformers named attached to it. […]

Love: The Dinosaur Review- Silent Greatness

Magnetic Releases Another Masterpiece with Love: The Dinosaur By Jason T. Smith Magnetic Press, now known as the Magnetic Collection from Lion Forge, has given us a lot to “love” with their beautifully illustrated hardcover Love animal series. It all started with Love: The Tiger, where we got our first taste of these amazing silent comic stories. It took us […]

Hook Jaw #1 Review: Something to Fear Now

Titan Comics brings sharks to the forefront with Hook Jaw By Jason T. Smith Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Titan Comics reminds you that it is definitely not. Their debut issue of Hook Jaw takes us on a very scary adventure with some Great White Sharks and the thing they do best” […]

Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians TPB Review- A Return for the Ages

Review by Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)—Visionary artist Ricardo Delgado has done it again with his latest tale in the critically acclaimed Age of Reptiles series, Ancient Egyptians from Dark Horse Comics. The four-issue mini-series is now collected in one, slick trade paperback with bonus content like concept sketches of the dinosaurs and more. The collected version of this visual […]

Best of 2015- Action Figures

By Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith 2015 was a great year for action figures: from Star Wars to dinosaurs, the action figure game was stepped up once again. Some from the giants in the industry, and some from new companies eager to show what they can do. So, without further delay and in no specific order, here is […]

DesignerCon 2015- Art Explosion in Pasadena

By Jason T. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith (Pasadena)– This weekend, the artful city of Pasadena was once again home to DesignerCon, or D-Con as it is also known by. Featuring artists, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of pop, underground and urban art, the show took place at the Pasadena Convention Center, and was met with crowds of fans, creators, […]

Apotheon Review- Greek Mythology Greatness

Review by Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)—As a part of February’s PlayStation Plus free games for the PlayStation 4, I was happy to see Apotheon- a game which I knew little about. Just by the screen shots I saw, I figured it was worth a shot- what I found was one of the most enjoyable side scroller games in recent […]

SuicideGirls: Geekology Review- The Beauty of Geeks

Review by Jason T. Smith Contains nudity: for mature readers only (Victor Valley)—Pop culture has exploded in the last few years. Many who would hide their geeky interests from their peers are now championed as “cool”, and “hip”. With that comes bandwagon jumpers who jump into comic books, video games, sci-fi and more simply so they can now fit in. […]