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Movie review: Le Gendarme et les Gendarmettes

Le Gendarme et les Gendarmettes Jean Girault (1982) Three years after the worst episode in the series, France’s favorite gendarme is back for a final movie. I hadn’t seen it in a long time, and I feared this one would follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, fortunately for me I was pleasantly surprised. Four […]

First release of code doc generator

The GitHub page for the project is now up. Thanks to GitHub pages I can now host the HTML code documentation for my entire C code, which is quite a nice feature. See it here. I have also uploaded a binary version of the generator, with a readme file and an example project. If you […]

Movie review: Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe Richard Thorpe (1952) This is one of my childhood movies. It filled me with a sense of wonder, gave me a love for medieval adventures, that lasts to this day. So forget all objectivity here (even more than usual). Returning from the Crusades, England king Richard the Lionheart is held captive in Austria, and […]

Movie review: Le Gendarme et les Extra-terrestres

Le Gendarme et les Extra-terrestres Jean Girault (1979) Nearly a decade after the previous episode, most of the team returns for a movie that really stands out from the rest, but not in a good way… The brigade of St-Tropez encounters beings from another planet. Ludovic Cruchot is soon hunted by his own comrades while […]

Movie review: Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant Ridley Scott (2017) A lot of people criticized Prometheus for its lacks of ties with the original Alien movie. Ridley Scott returns once again to direct the sequel and continue the story. Some hoped he would finally “fix the errors” of the previous film, and make a truly worthy prequel to Alien. They […]

Movie review: Prometheus

Prometheus Ridley Scott (2012) It’s a very common thing with people my age: I’ve been a huge fan of the Alien saga since I was a child (even though now I’m thinking maybe no kid should see those movies?). Like many, I was expecting a lot from this movie, with Ridley Scott returning to direct […]

Movie review: Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars Brian de Palma (2000) I remember seeing this movie in the cinema when it came out, I was very young, and I don’t remember watching it again many times after that. Mars is always a great setting for a science fiction movie. It has that aura around it, so far and mysterious […]

Video Game: Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal id Software (2020) Like many a kid growing up in the 1990’s, I have played the original Doom. I skipped Doom 3, and was stupidly skeptical when the great Doom (2016) came out. I swiftly corrected this idiotic viewpoint by playing it, and was very eager to play the sequel. As the Doom […]

Movie review: Gladiator

Gladiator Ridley Scott (2000) I remember very well seeing this movie for the first time. I went in with other kids from my school. There was an annoying one that had an interest in history and would make unrequited comments during the projection, and someone rightfully asked him to shut up. I liked it so […]

Movie review: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones (1975) I knew of Monty Python long before seeing any of their material, but I had to reach a certain level of English to “get” them, so I came to it fairly late. King Arthur travels the realm searching for companions to join the Knights […]

Movie review: Le Gendarme en balade

Le Gendarme en balade Jean Girault (1970) This is probably the episode I’ve seen the most. I used to know the dialog by heart (not anymore haha), it was great to watch it again after several years. Forced into retirement, the brigade of St-Tropez has trouble adjusting to civilian life. When one of their own […]

C programming – adding multi-threading

A simple API I have not worked a lot with concurrency in the past, though in my C++ code I made a small multi-threaded job system, that I barely used. This time I wanted to introduce it quite early in the code to maximize chances of using it when applicable. And just to be more […]

Movie review: Two Brothers

Two Brothers Jean-Jacques Annaud (2004) I like tigers a lot (who doesn’t?), so I didn’t put much of a fight when my girlfriend suggested we watch this movie. In early 20th century Cambodia, renowned hunter Aidan McRory comes accross a tiger family in the jungle. The two cubs live but are separated, until fate reunites […]

Movie review: Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game Gavin Hood (2013) I missed Ender’s Game when it came out in 2013, and saw it was pretty much panned by critics and ignored by audiences. Yet again, I find myself completely out of phase with the general opinion. Fifty years after a foiled invasion of Earth by an insectoid alien race known […]

Movie review: Le Gendarme se marie

Le Gendarme se marie Jean Girault (1968) We continue our viewing of the classic French comedy series. I enjoyed the first two episodes, but I knew the best was to come. In this third episode, Gendarme Cruchot meets Josepha, a charming widow. His daugther worries about this new relationship. The Bad: The pacing slows down […]

Movie review: Peau d’Ane

Peau D’Ane Jacques Demy (1970) I feel like I’ve known this movie all my life. but watching it recently I was able to really appreciate how much of a classic it is. Jacques Demy adapts Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, where a widowed King plans to marry his daughter. With the help of her fairy godmother, […]

Series review: Spartacus

Spartacus Steven S. DeKnight (2010-2013) I wasn’t aware this series existed, until one day I was channel surfing and stumbled upon it, seeing only 30 seconds and thinking, “haha that looks dumb”. Then later on I was bored and decided to watch the first episode. Little did I know it would become one of my […]

Movie review: Ridicule

Ridicule Patrice Leconte (1996) I like a good period movie. Especially for those set in pre-revolutionary France, there really is no comparison between popular american attempts (most are just horrendous) and a movie like this. France in the 18th century, Baron and engineer Gregoire De Malavoy travels to Versailles in hopes of improving the poor […]

Movie review: Shazam!

Shazam! David F.Sandberg (2019) At first I was an avid enthusiast of comic book movies. Then came along the Marvel/DC war, the many (many) movies released over the years, the endless fan debates, a whole lot of things that could make me hate the genre entirely. It’s not the case, but I’m very picky now. […]

Movie review: Blackhat

Blackhat Michael Mann (2015) I like some of Mann’s movies more than others, but apart from one (Public Enemies) that I really didn’t get, I was always impressed by how classy they look. After a hacker causes an accident in a nuclear plant, a joint US/Chinese team is tasked to stop him. They recruit Nick […]

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