A Good Day to Be a Danish Actor: Mads Mikkelsen & Pilou Asbæk Join Major Franchises

Mads Mikkelsen has landed his next big role in a major Hollywood franchise!

April 15th, 2021 was a good day to be a Danish actor. At least, it sure seemed that way. On this day, Deadline Hollywood revealed two ‘exclusive’ casting news articles. Now, why is that significant? It’s simple really. Two very popular Danish actors are joining two major Hollywood franchises in highly anticipated sequels, and, again, for some unknown (but somewhat amusing) reason these unrelated casting news articles were released on the very same day.

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Mads Mikkelsen’s Top 10 Performances: Ranked

I hold the Danish thespian, Mads Mikkelsen, in high regard. I think of him as my nation’s finest actor, but also possibly the finest actor of his generation. He has proven himself both in his home country, overseas, and even in Hollywood. He’s a Bond-villain, a Marvel supervillain, and Hannibal the Cannibal. But he is also so much more than that. He is a skilled actor of many talents, who can be more than just a villain. He’s a star. Today, let’s take a trip through Mads Mikkelsen’s glorious career, as I rank his ten best roles and performances. Continue reading “Mads Mikkelsen’s Top 10 Performances: Ranked”

Best Picture Alignment Test – Special Features #34

A long time ago, on a movie-related podcast, a question was posited to the hosts: When is the last time your favorite movie of the year won Best Picture at the Oscars? As I was listening to the podcast, it took me a little while to figure my first answer out, but whenever I thought of a film, I realized that I only agreed with the selected winner of the nominated films — but it wasn’t really my favorite film of the year. So, today, I want to do my own four-pronged test, for the purpose of finding out just how much I agree with the Academy. Continue reading “Best Picture Alignment Test – Special Features #34”

I’m Jeffrey Rex ‘Award’ Show Announced

In the next few days, perhaps even hours, if you are lucky, I will be posting a blogpost regarding my personal picks for various ‘Awards’ for 2013. The I’m Jeffrey Rex Award Show will feature the following categories – do note that I have listed at least 2 nominees for each category:

  • Playstation 3 Game of The Year 2013:
    The Last of Us.
    Grand Theft Auto V (5).
  • Playstation 4 Game of The Year 2013:
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
    Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
    RESOGUN.
  • Playstation Vita Game of The Year 2013:
    Tearaway.
    Guacamelee!
  • PC/MAC Game of The Year 2013:
    Gone Home.
    Football Manager 2014.
  • Overall Game of The Year 2013:
    The Last of Us.
    Grand Theft Auto V (5).
    RESOGUN.
    Gone Home.
  • Movie of The Year 2013:
    Gravity.
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
    Jagten/The Hunt (Based on Danish/US Release Date).
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Cinematic Experience 2013:
    Mads Mikkelsen in Jagten/The Hunt.
    Simon Pegg in The World’s End.
    Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Cinematic Experience 2013:
    Sandra Bullock in Gravity.
    Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim.
    Amy Adams in Man of Steel.
  • Best Performance in Directing a Cinematic Experience 2013:
    Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity.
    Peter Jackson for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
    Guillermo del Toro for Pacific Rim.
  • Television Show of The Year 2013:
    Breaking Bad.
    Game of Thrones.
    House of Cards.
  • Best Peformance by an Actor in a Television Show 2013:
    Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad.
    Kevin Spacey in House of Cards.
    Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal.
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Show 2013:
    Robin Wright in House of Cards.
    Vera Farmiga in Bates Motel.
    Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones.
  • Song of The Year 2013:
    – “Holy Grail” by Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake.
    – “Headlights” by Eminem featuring Nate Ruess.
  • Chelsea FC Player of The Year 2013:
    Eden Hazard.
    Frank Lampard.
    Juan Mata.
  • Chicago Bears Player of The Year 2013:
    Josh McCown, Backup Quarterback.
    Alshon Jeffery, Wide Receiver.
    Kyle Long, Offensive Lineman (Rookie).
  • FC Copenhagen Player of The Year 2013:
    Nicolai Jørgensen.
    Rurik Gislason.
    Thomas Delaney.
  • Overall Performance of The Year 2013:
    – Creating The Last of Us, by Naughty Dog.
    – Cinematographic and Directorial Achievement in Gravity, by Alfonso Cuarón & Emmanuel Lubezski.
    – Excellence in writing Breaking Bad, by Vince Gilligan (Representing the Writing Staff)

*Do note that when dealing with movies, games and songs I nominate out of the pieces I have seen, played or listened to.

I will announce the winners in the next few days,
– I’m Jeffrey Rex