“Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween Special Premieres This Fall on Disney+

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn announced the Muppets first-ever Halloween special, “Muppets Haunted Mansion,” debuting this fall exclusively on Disney+. The brand-new special will feature a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, all-new music and spooky fun for families to enjoy together. The announcement was made today to help celebrate the Disney Parks, Experiences, and […]

Full Micro Con Schedule Announced for THIS SATURDAY

Come to Micro Con on Saturday April 17th for an epic lineup of panels and exclusive content! Grab a snack, kick back and enjoy content featuring Giancarlo Esposito, Sideshow, SpongeBob Squarepants, Women of Sci-fi, Top Cow Productions, Legion M, and more! Secure your tickets today and we hope to see you virtually next Saturday morning! Get tickets HERE! Sideshow announces […]

Disney+ Tops 100 Million Global Paid Subscriber Milestone

By Staff Reports Disney+ has surpassed 100 million global paid subscribers in just 16 months since its launch, Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), announced during the Company’s virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders. “The enormous success of Disney+ —which has now surpassed 100 million subscribers—has inspired us to be even more ambitious, and to significantly […]

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 […]

Pastrami Nation Popcorn- Episode 10: Wandavision, MCU. Mortal Kombat, Cruella and More!

Welcome back to Pastrami Nation Popcorn! The podcast dedicated to all things entertainment and cinematic! Our next episode debuts on YouTube TONIGHT at 8pm PST! On this episode, host Kevin Hoskinson chats with co-hosts Rebecca Benson and Nolan Smith about Wandavision, the MCU for 2021, the Mortal Kombat trailer, the Cruella trailer and more! Visit PastramiNation.com for news, reviews and […]

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 […]

WandaVision Episode 3 Review: Coming Into Focus

By Daniel Schwartz (Photo courtesy of Marvel Students. (c) Marvel Studios 2020) The hype surrounding Marvel’s first Disney+ series has been huge. Previews showed an unconventional format and generated a lot of buzz. Initially, the streaming service dropped the first two episodes, which had the feel of an episode of Bewitched mixed with I Love Lucy. Of course, some mystery was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lovecraft Country: “Sundown” Review

By Kevin Hoskinson In its short opening sequence,” Sundown” quickly establishes the tone for what’s to come. It’s a combination of the horrors of the real world and the fantastical creatures and stories of our imagination. It’s bazaar and straight out of a pulpy sci-fi novel. But within minutes, we are transported from this fever dream and into the real […]

Snowpiercer Season 1 Review: All Aboard the Crazy Train!

By Daniel Schwartz During the early Spring and Summer, TNT aggressively advertised their new action-drama series Snowpiercer. This turned out to be a great move. With the pandemic shuttering production on most fan-favorite shows, Snowpiercer offered a new, exciting series to fill the void. Not only did they fill the void, they knocked the ball out of the park! Snowpiercer […]

“Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection” remastered & coming to Blu-ray on July 28

By Staff Reports Wonder Woman, the beloved 1970s live-action television series starring Lynda Carter, has been remastered and is coming to Blu-ray™! Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 28, 2020. Save the world? That’s a man’s job. Then along comes star-spangled Wonder Woman with her bullet-deflecting bracelets and golden lariat to set everyone straight. With […]

Hamilton Review: Raise a Glass

By Nolan P Smith Editor The musical took the world by storm when it first released, boasting sell-out shows on every occasion. The production, created by Lin Manuel Miranda, tells the story of one of our founding fathers by way of lyrical exposition. I am so excited to finally review the story of the Ten Dollar founding father, Alexander Hamilton. […]

Nerdist Pop Culture Panel Series NERDIST NEWS TALKS BACK Returns June 22

By Staff Reports Today, Nerdist announced the popular series Nerdist News Talks Back will return on their official YouTube channel. Beginning Monday, June 22, fans can join host Dan Casey (Nerdist News, Explainiac) and a rotating panel of experts, luminaries, and celebrities from the pop culture universe to abandon character limits and dig into fascinating discussions of everything (and anything) pop culture fans care about. […]

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Pastrami Nation Podcast: Universal, Concerts and the Delayed MCU

By Nolan P. Smith Join Nolan Smith, Eddie Aguirre and Kevin Hoskinson for a social distance, recorded Pastrami Nation podcast! On this episode we discuss the Universal/AMC battle, the absence of concerts thanks to COVID and the delayed MCU line-up! Make sure to follow us at: www.pastramination.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/pastramination Instagram: @pastramination Twitter: twitter.com/pastramination Make sure to visit Linebreakers at comicbooksurplus.com […]

Star Trek: Picard Season 1 Review- Make It So!

By Daniel Schwartz There has been a lot of anticipation surrounding CBS All Access’ new series Star Trek: Picard. First of all, it continues the story of everyone’s favorite Captain (that was not killed by a falling bridge). Secondly, it takes place after the events of Star Trek Voyager. The Chis Pine movies and Star Trek Discovery takes place in […]

Comic-Con 2020, WonderCon Cancelled in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Staff Reports For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for […]