I Miss Marvel

When Avengers: Endgame concluded I knew I had seen the end of an era. An etch in a stone that had been such a part of my life for so many years. And even though Spider-Man: Far from Home was the MCU film to officially bring Phase 3 to an end it still feels as if Endgame was the last true Marvel Studios movie.

Now, everything is a blank. The story has to start over. Black Widow isn’t a sequel to a previous film. It is a prequel that is taking us back to shortly after Captain America: Civil War, leaving me still feeling a bit abandoned considering that I don’t know what the heck is going on moving forward!

After watching several Marvel movies over the weekend and concluding my partial marathon with an emotional viewing of Captain America: The First Avenger last night, I truly feel the ache of the loss of these Marvel films.

For so many years, we’ve gotten MCU movies at a steadily increasing pace. Of course, by now we would have gotten another film in Black Widow if not for the deadly virus COVID-19 and that only makes waiting for another Marvel movie even more agonizing.

Gosh, I can’t wait until The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision later this year. I need to see my superhero peeps because honestly…I miss them.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

That Marvelous Costume: ‘Phantom Thread’

Hello everyone, it’s Monday morning and with a brand new site design and a sense of vigor after a much-needed break last week, I’m here to share a new segment I will be posting every week: That Marvelous Costume.

It focuses on highlighting my favorite movie costumes from various films and today, for my first segment of this series, I’m focusing on one of the underrated Oscar-nominated films of 2017, Phantom Thread. Enjoy!


Phantom Thread‘s only Oscar win wouldn’t go to two-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis or his fellow nominee, Lesley Manville for Best Supporting Actress. It wouldn’t go to Johnny Greenwood for Best Original Musical Score or Paul Thomas Anderson for Best Directing. Nor would it receive the big award for Best Picture. It’s win was given to Mark Bridges for Best Costume Design…and rightfully so.

Phantom Thread, a story about an exquisite dressmaker/long-time bachelor who meets a waitress and falls in love with her, is one of the best films I’ve ever seen and doesn’t get enough praise for its astounding achievement in quality movie making. However, one of its most engaging aspects are the beautiful outfits each character, small or major, wear in this film. Continue reading That Marvelous Costume: ‘Phantom Thread’

Zorii Bliss: Chapter Eight

Zorii didn’t know what time it was when she finally woke up.

The first thing she noticed was the darkness followed by an immediate flare of pain that coursed through her body, immediately revealing her painful predicament. As she slowly rose from the rubble that surrounded her she realized that she was partially trapped inside a section of the tunnel that thankfully hadn’t collapsed and crushed her. But there was a way out. As her vision adjusted and the screen on the inside of her helmet began to relay to her all of the ways to escape this place she took a deep breath and rolled her shoulders. Continue reading Zorii Bliss: Chapter Eight