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.

Queue the Ride

I only know the basic plot of Into the Storm, and I know some of the characters damn near get blown away, and maybe some actually do get blown away. Whatever else happens, the cast is enjoying themselves:


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Everyone was smiling at WonderCon:

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And our guy most of all at times:


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He seems happy with what he’s doing. That sense of lightheartedness and joy has run through almost all of his interviews about Into the Storm, and it has made me rethink the movie. I have taken it way too seriously. Sure the subject matter is serious, but then so was the subject matter of ConAir. and somehow that was fun.

I could be so wrong, but Richard Armitage is a bit readable. I don’t mean about everything he does, but oftentimes he reflects the nature of what he’s working on, and with Into the Storm, I see him smiling a lot:

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I’m taking this as a sign we’re in for some fun times come August 8th. And Sharks be damned. :D

In the meantime, I really appreciate Heather sharing her work with all of us. She’s been a wealth of wonderful photos, and dare I say some iconic images of Richard Armitage. It does help that she’s a professional photographer. In fact, I have sometimes forgotten that because she is so laid back about it and just makes it look easy, and she happened to already be working WonderCon. Yay!

I told her I did not want to forget this time, and if you have never had the pleasure of seeing some of her other work, I created a gallery for you all to sample it.

The images above are also in large format (big mothers; I’m warning you, but they’re worth it). Click to access. The remainder of Heather’s photos for this event will be up at RichardArmitagenet.com later today or tomorrow.

Note to Heather: I could swear RA is looking at you in some of these photos. It does help that you’re tall. LOL!

edit: I was tired when I wrote this, hence the misspelling. It so happens I’m getting ready for one of the biggest meetings of my life. If I nail this client, I am going to have a slew of work. It has to go right!! Prayers and good thoughts welcomed.

Prepared to Be Blown Away?

And other useful euphoria. Mainly I’m wondering if we get to hear you know who speak.

Here goes:

Where Will You Be Tomorrow at 10:00am?

We all knew Todd Garner was a tease, and now a teaser for the teaser. :D

Cool Wallpaper too (click to enlarge):
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Into the Storm website tomorrow at 10:00am Pacific Daylight Time.

Tornadoes R Us?

Are we so ready for this it’s absurd? No, don’t answer that. I already know. :D

Is Black Sky Coming?

Click to see more awesome photos from Klipsi.com

Click to see more awesome photos from Klipsi.com

Last night there was a private screening of Black Sky and a reaction on Twitter afterward:

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I did ask Todd Garner if there was a release date, and he said there was none yet, but Garner is resourceful, so I’m confident he will get a date and we will see this movie. And I have to remind myself that lots of movies take awhile to go from idea to release because there are fits and starts along the way. Look how long it took The Hobbit to even begin filming.

As to the devastating storms which occurred in Oklahoma last spring and left several dead including a father and son who were professional storm chasers, I don’t want to gloss over those situations. I grew up in Texas and have relatives in Oklahoma. I’ve seen the devastation of a tornado first hand — more than once. It looks like someone dropped a bomb, and the sense of death is overwhelming. It’s always amazed me how people go blithely on after something like that, so I would never treat that news flippantly. And if anything, the drama of a movie coming fairly closely on the heels of the Oklahoma disasters can help to humanize these ordeals in a way a news report or even a documentary cannot.

Garner made it clear he wants this movie experience to be very personal, “I wanted to make a movie where it would look at ordinary people (as opposed to mostly professional storm chasers) reacting to these situations when one minute they are living their lives, and the next minute things are completely out of their control and the house is falling in. What do they do? How do they deal with it? And hopefully the rest of us would ask ourselves how would we handle it?”

Is there any question Richard Armitage won’t deal with this in a way that makes the horror and stress real and leaves a resounding impact on the audience? Yep, we fans know he’s the perfect one to play a part like Gary Morris. I’m also very much looking forward to what the other cast will bring!

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I’m not completely out of The Hobbit mode yet, but I am getting really curious about Black Sky and its cast. Instead of just keeping a bookmark file as I usually do, I decided to keep the information I find on a Pinterest board. I’ve also invited some of the other fan bases to participate. Of course I and some other Richard Armitage fans might seem scary. Hopefully, these other fans are brave. And btw, I’ll admit to being crazy but not scary. LOL! No, that wasn’t a maniacal laugh. :D

In the meantime, I found this screencap of Max Deacon and Nathan Kress gushing about Richard Armitage on Twitter. Yeah, I can handle some gushing.

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It’s my understanding Max will play Donnie, son of Gary Morris, and Nathan Kress will play Trey, also son of Gary Morris. That could be wrong about the names, but obviously not wrong about the papa.

Why do I have this strange notion that before this is all over, I’m going to be gushing about these kids. Yeah, I said kids! ;P

And for those who were trying to help me find fan sites on some of these guys, I may have found an enclave of fans under my nose. Just looked at my daughter’s Facebook page and some of her friend’s pages. Phew!

Screencap courtesy of NothingButNathanKress

note: for all of you not on Twitter, it’s a lot of fun. Don’t count on me or others to always bring you these things. Just sayin’.