Directed by Jon S. Baird — Screenplay by Noah Pink.
Jon S. Baird’s Tetris is a biographical thriller about the struggle to acquire the licensing rights to the hugely popular video game Tetris back in the 1980s. The film follows Henk Rogers (played by Taron Egerton), a game developer, who, while advertising another game at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is introduced to a video game known as Tetris, which instantly hooks him. This love-at-first-play-session sets in motion an attempt by Henk to secure the rights to the video game for the purpose of reselling them to Nintendo. However, that is much easier said than done, since it was invented by a Soviet programmer and since he will have to travel to Soviet-era Russia to have any chance of securing the rights, thus putting his life at risk, while another far more wealthy potential buyer is willing to do whatever it takes to get the rights before him.
Last year, I introduced 17 categories – one of which has been discontinued, or at least not considered for the nomination process, this year (PlayStation Vita Game of the Year). This year, I’ll present the following list of categories, which does include new categories:
Biggest Entertainment Disappointment of the Year
PlayStation 3 Game of the Year
PlayStation 4 Game of the Year
PC/Mac Game of the Year
Nintendo Game of the Year
Best Performance by a Voice Actor in a Gaming Experience
Overall Game of the Year
Superhero Film of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Superhero Film
Best Performance by an Actress in a Superhero Film
Superhero of the Year
Superheroine of the Year
Movie of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Cinematic Experience
Best Performance by an Actress in a Cinematic Experience
Best Performance in Directing a Cinematic Experience
Best Performance in Writing a Cinematic Experience
Television Show of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Show
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Show
Song of the Year
Chelsea FC Player of the Year
Chicago Bears Player of the Year
FC Copenhagen Player of the Year
Overall Performance of the Year
A total number of 25 categories. 25 winners to be announced today. Please be aware that cinematic and gaming release dates are based on the Danish theaters, so, films from 2014 that premiere in 2015 (in Denmark), won’t be considered for the I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards-announcement. First, let’s dive into some gaming-related awards…
I’ve got some news to share with you today. If you’ve read my posts on gaming, you should have realized that I used to love Nintendo. Of course, PlayStation would take its charm away for me, after having chosen Crash over Mario. I’ve missed Mario though, and therefore I decided recently to invest in a Nintendo Wii U, a console with a lot of problems when it comes to sales – but still one I really like. The GamePad isn’t that bad either, I really enjoy it as a replacement screen, not sure what to think about it as a gaming screen solely though.
I am going to test games like, the ones from the bundle above, Mega Man (through the ‘Virtual Console Classics’), ZombiU, Super Mario 3D World, and at some point possibly Donkey Kong’s new game.