RA Christmas message & Ocean’s 8

Richard Armitage has tweeted his latest Christmas message. In case the tweet disappears at some point, here’s the full text (click on images to enlarge):

My first thought? “Aw, bless, it’s a gospel according to Richard again!” I like to hear from him but this message gave me mixed feelings. It felt preachy to me and seemed vague in areas, it made me want to ask him what he meant exactly in certain passages. Then again, I shouldn’t be surprised, I often get that sense of “what is it you are saying exactly?” when he writes one of these longer messages. Also, I wasn’t too fond of the ‘setting rules’ bit, I’m not a child that needs to be taught how to interact socially. Urging everyone to be good to each other and donating to charities is a beautiful thing, setting rules (often taken as gospel) is quite another. However, as always, I do feel Richard’s good intentions and warmth shining through. He’s a really good guy at heart and I love that. His desperation over the state of the world shines through as well in this message, a desperation I feel as well… in that sense I feel connected to him. I just wish he was a little less preachy about it all. Actually, reading this message makes me feel a little like Richard himself in thisΒ The Vicar of Dibley image…

DIbley wedding

… a little exasperated at what the preacher has to say, but still happy enough, and let’s get on with it, shall we? My fave thing I learned from his message this year is that his phone pings every time a donation is made. πŸ™‚

Anyway, moving on: we have a new trailer for Ocean’s 8 with quick glimpses of Richard here and there:

I’m really liking it and for the first time I am really getting curious about the movie now. Such a great cast and I’m talking about the women here! Richard is a lovely added bonus. πŸ™‚ I also like the poster:

Oceans8 poster

I’m starting to look forward to this one: great women and Richard thrown all together into one movie, it should be fun!

Miranda - merriment

Bring it on!

4 thoughts on “RA Christmas message & Ocean’s 8

  1. Servetus

    Funny, I agree that he expressed dissatisfaction with the state of things, but I didn’t get desperation from this message. More a sort of, well, if you just all get along, don’t swear, and donate money, the world will be fine. (The Gospel according to Bilbo Baggins except not involving food, I guess.) I assume it was well-intentioned.

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    1. To me it feels like the “oh come, we must all get along” does come from a position of feeling desperate, but maybe it’s just me projecting my own feeling of desperation at the state of the world onto him. πŸ™‚ I agree that desperation is not spelled out.

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