Strike Back 2 review from LA Times(excerpts)--[Ricrar comment: the review is written by a female(hence her love affair with the word bromance) and she makes a couple snide political remarks that ID her as the usual biased lib-journalist type that habitually writes for the LA Times]:
--"Strike Back" is, at its heart, a buddy movie, a simmering life-or-death bromance between its two male leads: the upright and gorgeously clenched Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), who is British, and the morally cavalier Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), who is American.
--Latif has kidnapped John Porter (Richard Armitage) — who was the star of the first season of "Strike Back," which appeared on Sky TV in the U.K. — and Section 20, now headed by Col. Eleanor Grant (Amanda Mealing) wants him back. Stonebridge, nostrils flaring with distaste, has his doubts but while extricating Scott, fisticuffs with local thugs ensue, and love, in the form of tough-guy admiration, takes root.
--As directed by Dan Percival (one and two) and Bill Eagles (three and four), "Strike Back" unfolds quickly and confidently with brilliantly choreographed fight sequences and the exotic locales. But nothing trumps the friendship of the two male leads. Clear of eye and strong of jaw, Winchester is Prince Charming handsome and Stapleton manages to make Scott appear sloppy and dissolute despite the rock-hard abs, the impressive (and oft naked) glutes.
They each deliver their requisite smart aleck one-liners with the same muscular ease with which they handle automatic weaponry and women's bodies, the cinematic love children of James Bond and Rambo. Stirred, perhaps, but never shaken.
Here's the link to sign the Richard III petition along with all the background history. The project was organized by an RA supporter, cdoart - see also her twitter name below for further updates: http://kingrichardarmitage.rgcwp.com/history/biography/
cdoart Chris Doart
Update for #KingRichardArmitage petition #RA4R3 ! New #RichardIII biography entered with pictures: http://t.co/JESCCAz
Beautiful painting of JT by Zelda Thornton. Don't miss early stages of her John Porter Bondage painting at http://zeldathornton.info/2011/08/john-thornton-mostly-done-or-i-cant-bear-to-look-at-him-any-longer/
SPOOKS - Ian Wylie writes a farewell to Spooks:
Thanks to http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/latestnews.html for the above headsup
NEWS: Spooks 10 articles..One mentions the series can bow out "with characters played by..and Richard Armitage"..huh? What exactly do they mean?
This is what happens when the American guy is given Brit character and Aussie gets the American role...audience is honey/buddied to death *chuckle* Winchester dropped the ball when he didn't tell the writers "not all Americans use honey and buddy every other sentence." Ain't that right, buds?;) Lord save us from global caricatures...