Loud ramblings of a Software Artisan

Wednesday 25 May 2011

The Social Network

I finale watched The Social Network aka Facebook the movie.

One would think that the biopic for Mark Zuckerberg would be in sorted on the "uninteresting" shelf, but it seems to be not. The writing (screenplay) is good, the direction is good, and Jesse Eisenberg is good to make me want to dislike him ; I felt the time passed quickly.

The computer geek side is interesting: the treatment of the hacker parts is not unrealistic like most of the Hollywood or TV productions, and the computer screen are not fake - KDE 3.x almost everywhere[1].

A pleasant surprise.


[1] whether Mark Zuckerberg actually did use KDE or not is not the point

Monday 3 October 2005


I went to see Serenity Saturday evening.

  • You like the TV series Firefly, then you'll like the movie.
  • You like sci-fi movies, then you'll like that movie.

I don't want to say more as I don't want to spoil the movie, but as shown in the preview, River kick ass.

Wednesday 17 August 2005

Movie previews

Went to see The 40 Year-Old Virgin tonight as an avant-première. Really funny comedy. Entertaining.

Last week we went to see Broken Flowers, the latest Jim Jarmusch movie featuring Bill Murray, Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under). A comedy drama, emphasizing on the characters and with really funny moments. I'm not really familiar with Jim Jarmusch, but it is a good movie.

We missed Wes Craven latest movie, Red-Eye, due to conflicting schedule (free tickets as well).

Friday 5 August 2005

My Date with Drew

My Date with Drew is a really funny movie. I went to see it yesterday with free tickets, it was hilarious, much more than Last Days that I saw Wednesday and didn't like (in fact we would have left if there haven't been the other people).

I won't spoil the movie, but the subject is as is: 30 days and USD$1100 to get a date with Drew Barrymore. Filmed with a video camera, report/documentary style, etc.