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‘Meet the Filmmaker’ Series With Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Vinterberg In Soho

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Mads, Mads, Mads. He beckons and we draw near, like children at the feet of a beloved family friend we’d like to…ahem. Yes. Let’s backtrack, shall we?

Why, yes, I DO like my gifts straight from Denmark.
Why, yes, I DO like my gifts straight from Denmark.

This past Thursday, the Apple store in Soho NYC had another one of their “Meet the Filmmaker” events featuring, dun dun duuuuuuuuuuun, Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Vinterberg! They were there to promote their film ‘The Hunt’, Mads as the star and Thomas as the Director. While the film is new to American audiences and only being released in select theatres, the Danish work had already won Mads the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. High praise, indeed! And it’s clear from the clips they showed that it was well earned.

 

Warning: Brilliance and hotness going on here.
Warning: Brilliance and hotness going on here.

Jagten/’The Hunt’ deals with a man trying to rebuild his life after a divorce, who ends up caught in the not-so-innocent lies of a child. Lies with the power to put his career and life in jeopardy, tearing an entire community apart. I’ll admit to not yet having seen the film as it only debuted in NYC last night; I’m also aware that I’ll probably come out semi-traumatized (Mads mentioned that he started crying before reaching page 60 of the script) and in need of a drink after so, I’m putting it off a tad bit. But anyone who’s seen Mads in any other work, ‘Hannibal’ included, will be in no way surprised by his acting range.

 

Flower crowns abound!
Flower crowns abound!

Speaking of ‘Hannibal’! You know the local and semi-local fans had to come out to represent, right? Right. There were Clockface/Eat The Rude t-shirts, faux business cards, more folks present than could be seated, and lovely girls bedecked in flower crowns (inside tumblr meme joke). IT WAS GLORIOUS.

Mads can't hear you over the sound of his glass-cutting cheekbones, sorry.
Mads can’t hear you over the sound of his glass-cutting cheekbones, sorry.

Thankfully, everyone kept their cool even if you could practically hear our collective hearts hammering when this fine-ass Danish charmer finally gained the stage. You really have no idea how beautiful Mads Mikkelsen is in the flesh. Like. No. You REALLY don’t KNOW. Is ‘breathtaking’ too strong a word? I think not! Adding in that he’s funny, silly, playful, flirty, completely comfortable in his own skin…he’s essentially signed the death warrant of uteri everywhere.

The Writer/Photographer is dead. Please send flowers to me, Frenchie.
The Writer/Photographer is dead. Please send flowers to me, Frenchie. Thank you in advance.

There were honest moments when all I wanted in the world was to twirl his shaggy salt ‘n’ pepper hair ‘round my little finger as I contemplated the meaning of life. Sighhhhhhhh. All the sighs. With a fit of the vapors for good measure.

Though the point of the evening was to bring attention to this particular work, it was inevitable and gratifying to have Mads speak about his work in ‘Hannibal’ during the Q & A session. Especially when he mentioned that Hannibal, himself, was his favorite character and was also the happiest one he’d ever played; “He will go home and whistle every day”. C’mon. How can you NOT love him? He understands.

Yeah. We'll lie on Dr. Lecter's couch.
Yeah. We’ll lie on Dr. Lecter’s couch.

Photo by: GQ.com

Anyhoo, Mads is also grateful to the ‘Hannibal’ fanbase for their passion and for allowing him to have a job for more than 2 months at a time. If that’s not winning, I really don’t know what is.

David Bowie ‘The Next Day’ Live Streaming on iTunes NOW

 

Kids? Y’all need to leave Mama alone while she swoons for awhile…no phone; no texts.

via davidbowie.com

LISTEN TO THE NEXT DAY ON iTUNES NOW AND WIN PRIZES!

“The stars are out tonight…”

Well here’s the surprise we hinted at earlier this evening, if you want to hear David Bowie‘s new album, The Next Day, it‘s available to stream as a worldwide exclusive on the iTunes Store here now: http://itunes.com/davidbowie

Tune in here again over the next couple of days for your chance to win signed-by David Bowie deluxe copies of The Next Day just for telling us your favourite tracks!

The stream is available until the album is released in your country.

Spread the word children.

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Oh, David.

Song of the Day – ‘Promises Promises’ by Incubus

Promesse Promesse

 

Everybody know what an Incubus nut I am.  Say no more, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more…ANYdrool.  Here’s Promises Promises from the bands’ latest album, If Not Now, When?

And because I’m an oddball, here are the lyrics in Italian. Look ’em UP, Donna, if you’re so inclined.

Sono solo 23 per un’altra ora, prendere o lasciare
Io sono un fan di tuo e ho bisogno di un buon errore
Io non sono un peccatore o predicatore, tutto quello che ho è leggermente di mano
I giochi di prestigio per tutti i ragazzi della band

Bambino potrei essere il coniglio nel cappello?
Mi altalena se mi mano, la mano me la mazza

Sono sulla strada di minor resistenza
Preferisco rinunciare a che cedere a questa
Così mi prometti solo una cosa, vero?
Basta che non mi fanno mai promesse
nessuna promessa

Non ho mai fatto prima, promesse, promesse
Ma mi sto godendo l’illusione e le cose che il mio corpo dice
Ora mi vedi, ora non lo fai, oh quanto bene si scomparire
Quali sono in esecuzione da e posso interferire?

Bambino potrei essere il coniglio nel cappello?
Mi altalena se mi mano, la mano me la mazza

Sono sulla strada di minor resistenza
Preferisco rinunciare a che cedere a questa
Così mi prometti solo una cosa, vero?
Basta che non mi fanno mai promesse
nessuna promessa

Ti amo, Brandon Boyd.