Richard Armitage Into the Storm — Spoilers

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Oh you thought I was still talking about his swirling around in the Twitterverse? No, a few tweets hardly qualify as a storm. A nice summer rain? Yeah. However, his followers have certainly created a vortex. What exactly that means I’m sure we’ll eventually know. :D

In the meantime, I have a little something to say about Richard’s performance in his latest movie (I already said something about everyone else here). A few minutes after watching the movie, I was bursting with thoughts to express. A veritable flood, and then the turbulence in my mind subsided, and I knew what I wanted to talk about. Not the accent, not the everyman hero, not the vice principal who looked like no vice principal I had ever seen, not the near miss with the meteorologist. No, none of that. I wanted to address a very pivotal point in the movie — the escape from the school.

I happen to know a little something about driving a school bus in adverse conditions (don’t ask me what ’cause I might explain), so when I saw Richard driving (okay, maybe he wasn’t driving. He just looked like he was, or maybe he really was. I would love to know.), my mind came alive, and I couldn’t help but think a little something extra could have been done to aid in frustrating the twister. But what?! Then the answer came to me. It’s the answer to everything. And it can totally be done in a school bus. Go here, and take your time. I’ll wait.

What did I tell you?! Can you see it? The beauty of it is indescribable, so I’ll spare you. Oh hell, watch it again, and this time “be the bus.”

Dear Richard,

If you ever find yourself in a school bus scene again, please call me. I know all sorts of maneuvers. I can drive a school bus in and out of anything except maybe a flock of sheep. Not the stuff dreams are made of. ;p

Sheep are tough especially if they’re going the same direction as the bus. But if they’re going the opposite direction, it is fun to observe.

Call me. ;-)

Signed,

One of your crazy fans who really can drive in some hairy stuff; think whiteout at 10,000 ft.

P.S. I’ll be buying the DVD for further study. :D

P.P.S. Beverly Farr has some thoughts on the movie as well.

I cannot believe it’s time for school to start again! I ask myself every year why I’m still driving, but I love it. The kids really are so much fun to observe. Of course I have to get my bluff in on them during the first few weeks of school. After that, everything is great. One of my favorite experiences with my kids, and this happens a few times a year:

note: I am going to write a serious post about my impressions of Richard in this movie but not yet.

edit: more from Beverly

Finally Saw Into the Storm

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SO and I were finally able to see this movie last night. And here’s a one sentence review for those in a hurry: I liked it!

Yep, that’s right, a Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Bronte’ loving fan likes her some action adventure. Psst: don’t tell the action fans or it will spoil my image, but then I did say there is one way to turn us hopeless romantics into action fans. But that’s not the only reason in this case.

Into the Storm is a great summer ride, which is exactly what I thought it was going to be, and I was not disappointed. As well, I agree with several fans who said Max Deacon did a great job. We will certainly be seeing more of him. I also thought the rest of the cast did well. I already liked Matt Walsh. I knew almost nothing about Sarah Wayne Callies, and now I know something, and I like her. She can fawn over Richard any day of the week. Just wish it were in a movie. LOL! I also liked Alycia Debnam-Carey and Arlen Escarpeta. Both of them held their own. Jeremy Sumpter played the perfect guy caught in something bigger than he was, and Kyle Davis and Jon Reep were a scream. Their characters Donk and Reevis were the perfect comic relief.

But I adored Nathan Kress. I had never seen much of anything with him except when I was briefly passing through the room where my youngest child was watching iCarly a few years ago. I’ll have to think about exactly what it was about Nathan, but for now, the few times he was heard or seen, his charisma was huge!

I’ll cover Richard in another post.

Dear Mr. Garner,

Thank you, thank you for the ride. All of it. I know other fans have already thanked you for all the fun we’ve had, but I had to do it too. And Into the Storm was worth the $11.50 admission + $10.00 for popcorn and a drink x 2. My SO and I had a lot fun, and I even got a little choked during one scene and did not expect that. LOL!

Thanks again,
One of Richard’s crazy fans

P.S. SO felt the same about the movie. I was going to ask him to write a review, but I cheated last time with the first Hobbit movie. :D

Into the Storm Tickets Selling Out

Into the Storm selling outI’ve been out of pocket more or less the last couple of days due to unexpected company — my brother. We were going to try to see Into the Storm this evening, but it’s sold out. I should have known this since I’ve had several fans telling me they went to see the show only to find the screening they wanted was sold out.

Armitage Besotted and her bunch in Manhattan were going to attend a particular screening today, and it was sold out. They had to attend later. TheQueen went to see it yesterday at 11:00am, and I was stunned when she told me the theater began to fill up as she was waiting for the previews to end. Did I mention this was 11:00am in the morning? That venue was Kansas City. A friend in Denver also experienced a sold out screening. She and her companion bought the last two tickets for the performance they attended. And I could go on with stories like this from around the country.

The moral of this story is don’t wait until the last minute to purchase tickets.

Another Interesting Photo

Sarah’s married right? Just checking.

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And Richard looks like he’s lapping it up.

Man, if that’s a show, she makes one helluva beard. LOL!

Okay, yeah, people, I know they’re actors.

Oh, the Weather is Fine

ArmitageBesotted, NancyJohnson and Marie Astra certainly have a fantastic seat. Never mind the movie theater. :D

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Richard Armitage Central Will Really Live up to Their Name

Library Girl (aka Julie) worked the red carpet at the Into the Storm premiere, and she will be sharing it with us. I don’t know about any of you, but I can’t wait. And having met Julie and communicated with her now for a few years, it could not happen to a nicer person and kudos to Joe, her husband, who’s a helluva nice guy too.

Julie in the middle:

And the other two are @awkardceleb and @saraalizecross

And Now for the Weather

Things are moving into place at the Into the Storm premiere.

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Be sure to watch @marieastra8’s timeline.