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 […]

IFC Midnight’s new film THE VIGIL opening on Feb 26

By Staff Reports IFC Midnight presents The Vigil, set to premiere in select theaters, digital platforms and VOD on February 26th. Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, […]

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 […]

Pastrami Nation Popcorn -Episode 8: Mel Gibson’s Fatman, Unlikely Christmas Movies and 2021!

Join host Kevin Hoskinson, Rebecca Benson, and Nolan Smith for Pastrami Nation: Popcorn! The show dedicated to all things cinematic! On this episode, we talk about Fatman, Christmas movies that aren’t so traditional, and what we are looking forward to in the new year! Visit PastramiNation.com for news, reviews, and more! Or if you prefer to listen to your podcast, […]

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 […]

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Tops the DEG’s “Watched at Home” Top 20

By Staff Reports Fan-favorite boxed sets rise on the DEG’s ‘Watched at Home Top 20’ list with the much anticipated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debuts of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, leading the charts at No. 1 and No. 7, respectively. Additional collectible sets include Harry Potter: Complete 8-film Collection (No. 2), The Office: Seasons 1-9 (No. 6), Friends: Seasons […]

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 […]

Kevin Hoskinson Named Entertainment Editor for Pastrami Nation

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation is proud to announce the promotion of Kevin Hoskinson to Entertainment Editor. Hoskinson joined Pastrami Nation in 2015, and since then, has become a staple of the company. Having written countless reviews and articles, Hoskinson was also instrumental in orchestrating many of the amazing interviews you have seen throughout the years. He is also […]

Warner Bros. Pictures’ WONDER WOMAN 1984 Flies To Historic Simultaneous Release In Theaters And On HBO Max In The U.S. On Christmas Day

By Staff Reports Today, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that its highly anticipated superhero tentpole film WONDER WOMAN 1984will be released simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming platform in the U.S. on December 25, while debuting theatrically in international markets a week earlier starting on December 16. The film will be available for a month on HBO Max in the U.S. included at no additional cost to […]

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 […]

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 […]

DISNEY TWENTY-THREE CELEBRATES THE HEART AND SOUL OF PIXAR’S NEW FEATURE WITH PETE DOCTER, TINA FEY, AND JAMIE FOXX

By Staff Reports The new Disney and Pixar feature Soul is unlike any animated film to arrive from visionary director Pete Docter, and the winter edition of Disney twenty-three explores this stunning journey from New York City to The Great Before and back again with Docter, co-director Kemp Powers, producer Dana Murray, and stars Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. Trent […]

Pastrami Nation Popcorn-Episode 4- Netflix Assassin’s Creed, The Mandalorian Hype, and More!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation Popcorn! This show is dedicated to everything movie and TV-related, hosted by our very own Kevin Hoskinson, who is joined by Pastrami Nation reviewer Rebecca Benson and Editor Nolan P. Smith! On this episode, we talk about the possibilities of the new Assassin’s Creed Netflix project, speculate on The Mandalorian (this was recorded before the new […]

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 […]

Movie Review: Rebecca

By Rebecca Benson Wanting to get into the Halloween spirit, I sought to watch Netflix’s remake of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca. The original film, directed by the celebrated Alfred Hitchcock, who also won an Oscar (his one and only) for his depiction of the iconic book. His movie starred the dark and moody Laurence Olivier for the mysterious Mr. Maxim de […]

Hubie Halloween Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Let’s just get this out of the way right now; I used to be an Adam Sandler fan. I was 15 when Billy Madison came out, and it was the greatest thing I had ever seen. So funny, so immature, and just my style. After that, he came out with a string of movies with the same […]

Movie Review: Vampires Vs. The Bronx

By Kevin Hoskinson There was something about seeing the Broadway Video logo at the beginning of this film that brought me back to old times. I couldn’t recall right away, but there was something very familiar and comforting about seeing it. After doing some light research, I quickly realized what that logo meant. When I was growing up in the […]