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Movie review: Robin Hood

Maximus moves to England Ridley Scott (2010) Like many kids I knew of Robin Hood very early, thanks to the great Disney version, the amazing 1938 movie with Errol Flynn, and I really like the darker tone of Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner. The first time I saw this movie, I didn’t like it…

De-Funes special: Oscar & Hibernatus

I watched these two movies within one week, they share the same director so can end up on the same post. Never trust the maid Edouard Molinaro (1967) This movie is really well-known among De-Funes aficionados, but for some reason I can’t remember watching it as a kid. One of the few that slipped past…

Series review: Normal People

Normal People Sally Rooney (2020) It’s always fun to watch a piece of fiction that was shot in places you are familiar with. But I definitely wasn’t prepared to what I saw. Normal People follows the tumultuous relationship between Irish teenagers Connell and Marianne, at the end of secondary school and as they enter College.…

Video Game review: Gris

What if a simplistic game was one of the best things you ever saw? Nomada Studio (2018) I like “smaller” video games. I find myself drawn to those that present a different scale than impressive and imposing AAA games with tens or hundreds of hours of gameplay. Small is however not a quality in itself,…

Movie review: Venom

That is one big pile of s*** Ruben Fleischer (2018) I’ve been a big fan of Spider-Man since I was a child. It’s probably my favorite superhero, and Venom is one of the best villains in that universe. I also like superhero movies a lot, I think Tom Hardy is a terrific actor, so on…

Movie review: Exodus Gods and Kings

Bale Out 2: biblical boogaloo Ridley Scott (2014) It took me years to finally see this movie, because I wasn’t interested when it came out, and it had a lot of bad press at the time. But I was pleasantly surprised. Exodus presents a new take on the life of Moses, a valued member of…

Coding update: 2D Text Rendering

Making things a lot simpler I’ve reworked the code for bitmap fonts that I had before. What I had previously was working but in the end was very complicated for no reason. The new font library has the following (limited) features: request any TrueType font installed on the system, with some options (size, italic, bold,…

Movie review: Young Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes vs demonic cupcakes Barry Levinson (1985) Another movie to add to the list of those I’ve seen many times when I was a kid, and that I haeve rediscovered with pleasure as an adult. In Victorian London, young John Watson enrolls in Brompton Academy boarding school, and meets highly gifted fellow student Sherlock…

Movie review: Enola Holmes

And you thought Eurus Holmes was bad… Harry Bradbeer (2020) I really enjoy Sherlock Holmes (quite original isn’t it?) and was very fond of the Sherlock BBC series, up until that dreadful last season, so I was interested to see an adaption coming back to the Victorian era. Enola, younger sister to famous detective Sherlock…

Movie review: Hidden Figures

Racism is unpatriotic Theodore Melfi (2016) When I saw a trailer for this movie and I thought two things: it looks very well made, and it looks preachy as hell. Hidden Figures follows three black women working for NASA in the 1960’s, during a period of high tension with Russia over the space race, and…

Coding update – lighting and code removal

Slow progress is still progress These are the things I worked on since last article: Implemented the Lighting tutorials of LearnOpenGL – result visible here Added GLSL file types to code documentation (and added shader files to tutorial documentation) A LOT of code simplification effort to remove all needlessly complex structures and data types remove…

Coding update – tools, improvements and (re)Learn OpenGL

It’s been a while since my last post, I was on holidays and also some of the things below kept me quite busy. Here is a non exhaustive list of what I’ve worked on: cmake scripts: I’ve finally managed to make targets dependent on files that are not source, so if that text or image…

Coding update: new libraries, graphics and input

I’m still coding my way back to where I was before I decided to switch to C instead of C++. I updated the documentation with the new libs (I have to write hundreds of comments though…sigh…). Graphics The graphics library is a wrapper for OpenGL. A lot of functions are not doing much more than…

Video Game review: Terminator Resistance

Terminator Resistance Teyon (2019) I like the Terminator franchise a lot (well the first two movies are marvelous, after that it’s downhill for sure, even though some things are interesting). Single-player First person shooters are among my favorite genre of games, especially on consoles (I know most people don’t like it). Most Terminator games ended…

Movie review: The Aviator

The Aviator Martin Scorcese (2004) I remember watching this movie in the theater when it came out. It was quite different than anything I had seen before, I didn’t expect to see a movie like this and it turned out I was really fascinated by it. The Aviator portrays part of the life of aviation…

Movie review: Le Grand Restaurant

Le Grand Restaurant Jacques Besnard (1966) Still in my De Funes phase, I’ve re-watched a movie I haven’t seen many times (for a reason). Septime, head of a high-end restaurant in Paris, gets in a lot of trouble when the president of a foreign country is kidnapped during dinner. The Bad: The story is not…

Video Game review: Degrees of Separation

Degrees of Separation Moondrop (2019) I was browsing through PlayStation Store, trying to find a game to play with my girlfriend, and came across this hidden gem for a very reasonable price. Play as Rime and Ember, brought together by a mysterious force, but staying apart in their respective worlds, in this 2D puzzle adventure.…

Movie review: RoboCop

RoboCop Paul Verhoeven (1987) Sometimes I don’t understand my own behavior. I’m very much a proponent of auteur theory, if I like an artist I tend to try and look at most of their production. I have liked each Paul Verhoven movies I’ve seen (yes, even Show Girls). Some of them are among my favorites.…

Movie review: L’Aile ou la Cuisse

L’Aile ou la Cuisse Claude Zidi (1976) My current obsession for Louis de Funes continues with another movie I have seen a lot of times when I was young. Watching it again after a few years I was again pleasantly surprised. Charles Duchemin, editor of a prestigious culinary guide, is near retirement, and wants his…

C Code joy: the image library

I have transferred my C++ image library to C. Fortunately that wasn’t too hard, and I’ve been able to make many improvements along the way. After the porting to C it’s cleaner, way more modular, I love it. Features supported image formats: bitmap (.BMP) JPEG PNG GIF (some cases not handled like interlaced data) supported…

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