Double Feature: Movie and a Book

For once, a book introduced me to my new favorite movie. It was actually a double whammy of finding two new treasures. At the only dedicated romance book store in Los Angeles, The Ripped Bodice, I was enticed by a sequel book launch event for Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn. Lured by the attraction of local comedians doing the reading, cupcakes, Japanese food truck, and a bunch of local talent, I decided to check it out even though I had not read the first book, Heroine Complex at this point. The event was a rousing success as it was super fun and memorable but also encouraged me to check out the first book.

Five Suggestions for the MCU

Dear Marvel Studios,
Let’s face it, the MCU is killing it lately. You’re making hit after hit, and you don’t show signs of stopping anytime soon. THOR: RAGNAROK seems like a lot of fun, BLACK PANTHER looks amazing, and you’ve still got AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR on the horizon. You’re obviously doing almost everything right.
I doubt you’re looking for advice from another random yahoo on the internet, but I have some thoughts about how you could make things even better and sustain things going forward. So don’t consider these demands, exactly. They’re more like friendly suggestions, okay? Here goes:

Separating the Art from the Artist

All the news about Harvey Weinstein in the last couple of weeks has gotten me thinking about this age-old question again: Where do you separate the art from the artist? What do you do when you discover that the creator of a work you love is an asshole, has done something heinous, or is even an outright criminal? Is there a point where a person becomes SO repugnant that you can no longer support the creative work they were involved in?

For The Love Of Chocolate! Etta Candy

The reaction to ‘Wonder Woman’ has been astoundingly positive and has further solidified Princess Diana into legendary status. The movie exceed my expectations and there was definitely an appreciation for Wonder Woman, but the character that had perked me up was Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, the plucky secretary that had helped Princess Diana disguise herself into Diana Prince.