Into the Storm

Reblogs: Marie Astra shares her Into the Storm Premiere Experiences, Parts 1 & 2, August 6, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #16)

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What’s a New Yorker to do when a tornado premiere comes to town?  Forget seeking Into-the-Storm-NYC-Premiere-RichardArmitage_Aug0414MarieAstra8-tweetshelter, and attend the premiere, of course!  Obsessive Behavior blogger Marie Astra 8–and OpeRAtion Into the Storm 2014 co admin–managed to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (her picture right tweeted yesterday) up close at his NYC Into the Storm premiere on Monday, August 4, 2014.

How close is thisclose to Richard Armitage?   Marie was close enough to notice something surprising but logical about Mr. Armitage–dear considerate man that he is.  Sighhhh!  You will have to read her account to find out what that was. Ha!  The links below are to her blog posts part 1 and 2.  Enjoy!

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Part 2:

And don’t forget that Marie is the lead organizer for the NYC August 9th OpeRAtion Into the Storm 2014 film viewing by RA Fans its opening weekend in the U.S.  So be sure to follow her blog link for news about the NYC RA Fans gathering and film viewing August 9th.

Remember that RA’s Fans viewing the film Into the Storm its opening weekends around thePoster--Into-the-Storm_Aug0514ITStumblr world–with the U.S. opening weekend being August 8 – 10th–boosts box office sales rankings, which ultimately boosts the potential success of the film.   And others who have seen the film in previews loved it (see poster right)! Cheers!


P.S.  And other Into the Storm premiere news can be found at RANet here in their August 5th news section.



Richard Armitage talks to Total Film Magazine About his Role as a Father in his New Film “Into the Storm”, July 08, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#08)

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The talented British actor Richard Armitage–now starring in The Crucible at The Old Vic Theatre (image TheCrucible--RichardArmitage-asJohnProctor-unwaxed_July0814MarieChloeTweet-bigright) in London to rave reviews–gave an interview to Total Film Magazine for their August 2014 issue that explains what he found compelling about his role of Gary Morris in his new film “Into the Storm” as quoted by RANet in their July 7th news:

“This is possibly not the kind of movie I would have run towards. The storm aspect of it, I swept aside and looked at the bones of the story: a single father, who is father and mother to two boys, and a family that’s already breaking up, and how that’s [exacerbated] by this single day. That was interesting enough. Also I could be normal height. That was very appealing.”

Love that last bit about this height. Richard Armitage has said in other interviews that since he wore such heavy facial prosthetics with his role of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy of films, that not only does he not get recognized, but he has to convince casting directors on new projects that it is really him. Personally, I think Mr. Armitage’s finesse in letting his characters shine through is a testament to how submersed he becomes in his roles–such that you only see the character he is portraying.

And RANet ( also kindly shared a scan of the Total Film article (below) that they received from Barbara. Thanks to her as well:



So come August or September–depending upon which part of the world you live in–Richard Armitage’s film “Into the Storm” will be coming to a theatre near you!


P.S. I can’t wait to see “Into the Storm” and I look forward to our planned RA Fan gatherings (see event tab above). I’ll be heading to the Chicago event, but ladies are planning viewing gatherings in NYC and Atlanta, too. So be sure and check back here on Sunday for more news about that.