Cube Zero (2004)

Cube Zero

Cube Zero

Yeah, I liked the first two (Cube and Hypercube) and noticed recently that a Cube Zero was available since 2004. So, I decided to watch it. Well, given it mentions zero, this should, probably, be considered the first on the three movies (you know, that stuff like Star Wars, making time go back…).

I like this movie not because of the concept, or jokes, but because I like to wonder what traps will be in the next room. In fact I think this concept would be great in a computer game. Anybody around willing to write a script for it? Maybe I can find some friends to develop it.

The Flash (2014) S01E01

Danielle Panabaker @ The Flash

Danielle Panabaker @ The Flash

If it wasn’t for The Flash, a character I like, Danielle Panabaker would be a good reason to watch this series. Anyway, The Flash doesn’t have the charisma of Quicksilver in the latest X-Man movie, but maybe he can gain it. That quietude is of Quicksilver is just great. In this series, The Flash seems like some kind of idiot, but maybe it will change. So, for now, giving a chance to this series.

Java, and Cloning Arrays

Java-Evil-Edition-orfjackal_netJust to let you know, in case you find this kind of problem… Java is able to clone uni-dimensional arrays of built-in types, like int, but it is not able to clone multidimensional arrays, as a multidimensional array is an array of arrays, and an array is an object. Not sure this is the explanation, but the truth is… clone is useless in this evil language.

If you want to prove it yourself, just try the following code.

public class TestClone {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

    	int[][] boardM = new int[1][1];
    	int[][] copyM;

    	boardM[0][0] = 1;
    	copyM = boardM.clone();

    	boardM[0][0] = 2;

    	if (copyM[0][0] == boardM[0][0]) {
    		System.err.println("oops?");
    	}

    	int[] boardV = new int[1];
    	int[] copyV;

    	boardV[0] = 1;
    	copyV = boardV.clone();

    	boardV[0] = 2;

    	if (copyV[0] == boardV[0]) {
    		System.err.println("oops, too?");
    	}
    }
}

The Big Bang Theory (Season 6)

Leonard being a Show Off

Leonard being a Show Off

When all the four geeks get a “girlfriend”, my auto-esteem goes down. Anyway, Penny continues brilliant, Sheldon continues unsupportable, Leonard the same guy, and Raj gets even more feminine (wait for the last episode). Amy is great, and her face expressions are even better than Leonard or Sheldon ones. No big news on this season, other than the new girlfriend.

And, finally, somehow I understand why some people said TBBT was getting too offensive. I understand but I do not agree. We should know to deal with our history. It can be difficult, but we should.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Evan Peters as Quicksilver

Evan Peters as Quicksilver

I read some time ago a paper (or was it a presentation) stating that there are a dozen of stories, that are changed and adapted, generating all the movies we have seen since the story of the world. I am not that drastic, but it seems that at least there was some kind of information sharing between the writers of this movie and the writers of Star Trek, into the Darkness. Why? Same base… somehow it seemed that the current status of the X-men World story wasn’t flexible enough, so lets get back into time, and change the story, so that now we can rewrite it, making some characters that were dead alive again. For Star Trek it was similar, the actors were idolized, or almost, and therefore, they got back in time to somehow introduce the new actors.

Not that I am against the idea. If you read an older post about the Star Trek movie I really gave my congratulations to the writers for that idea. Now I am not sure if I should congratulate again, as it seems the idea is not new.

Anyway, the movie is good. The story acceptable. Lots of action, fun, and a lot of different mutants around (I like when there are a lot of them, not just one or two). But what I liked the most? The scene I captured above, with Quicksilver. Not just I like the character, but Evan Peters is great. Please, please, please, make him come back in future movies.

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

The first western I was able to see and like. True. Like specially the color. Great. I am not sure, but I think a lot is CGI. Nevertheless, great imaging. Also, like the jokes. Good the jokes about things too modern. Good the jokes about the different ways to die. And yeah, it is always good to know all the ways there are to die/kill. The story is not brilliant or new, but is good enough. And when you laugh from time to time, it is great. I liked it.

Need for Speed (2014)

Need for Speed

Need for Speed

I am a Fast and Furious fan, and a somewhat retired Need for Speed player. I had fear regarding this movie, trying to, at first, mimic the game, and at last, compete with Fast and Furious. I must admit I was wrong. The movie is very enjoyable and somewhat unpredictable in some situations. At some extend it is the usual Hollywood movie, but in some other situations, it is not. I do not want to give spoilers, as this is a quite recent movie, but I must say that the Need for Speed (game) imitation is only at the end, and not that bad.

If you like cars, velocity and dangerous stunts, then this movie is for you. There are a couple comedy situations (as the one above) and a little drama too. So, a kind of complete movie.

If there is a sequel, I will be watching it. Voted 8 in 10 at IMDB.

Modern Family – Season 5

Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy

Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy

And the fifth season of Modern Family finished. And I should tell that the episodes that I liked most are the last ones. Not really the last (spoilers: on the wedding) but some previous. Also, I love how Lily can interfere and comment her dads. After a talk with a friend I knew most people dislike her character. I must say I like it a lot.

Of course, this is not a movie, so I can’t talk much on the story… as they are 25 stories, the big view, and each one of the 24 episodes. Some are better than other, of course, but in the overall, this series is fun to watch.

The Big Bang Theory – Season 5

Kaley Cuoco as Penny

Kaley Cuoco as Penny

I though on publishing a photo on the wedding (sorry, spoiler alert, but I won’t say whose), but after this picture popped in my screen I had no doubt I should publish Kaley Cuoco again. Oh, how I like that girl…

Talking about this season, the usual kind of story, but still fun. Now with some girlfriends around. This makes me think… even Sheldon has a girlfriend. Why don’t I have one?…

Eros (2004)

Luisa Ranieri

Luisa Ranieri

A set of three small (erotic) stories by three different directors. First, “The Hand”, by Kar Wai Wong. An interesting story, although it is not that erotic. It is mostly a Drama. Then, “Equilibrium”, by Steven Soderbergh is a little more erotic, but instead we have a Comedy. The story is great. I voted 7 in 10 for the set, but if it was only for Soderbergh story I might vote higher. In this story there is a small view of a woman nude (the first does not contain any, and can still be erotic). Finally, “The Dangerous Thread of Things” by Michelangelo Antonioni is a strange story. Well, sorry, I can not find a story on this. At least not one with a beginning and an end. Probably I was distracted by the girls and boobs, and missed some detail. But I think that directing a movie is, first of all, telling a story, and if you at the end are unable to tell any, then the movie is shit. Yes, Luisa Ranieri is sexy and hot. But that does not make this an interesting movie. So, probably the more erotic, because of the nudes, but the less interesting one.