Sunday, January 22, 2006

Just plain bad

Occasionally, I will knowingly pick a lame movie to watch, because sometimes you can find that gem of a B-movie that is still enjoyable. You know, something that you like to laugh at like the forgettable fourth Alien movie, or that silly vampire and werewolves movie. Anyway, I went looking for something like that last night when we watched Timeline (2003). I'm going to have to rate it a 2. The book wasn't that great in the first place, but the concept was intriguing to me, and I believed there could have been watchable pieces to it. It turns out that I was wrong, and this movie is just plain bad.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Top Movies of 2005

Using a combined score from both my and Justin's rating. The titles should link to IMDB, and the rating should link to our comments. For more movie ratings, visit our home page, (2005 was not a great year for movies, in our opinion.)

RankTitleAngie RatingJustin Rating
1Batman Begins97
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith87
4Sin City77
6Million Dollar Baby67
7March of the Penguins66
7War of the Worlds (2005)66
9King Kong65
10Charlie and the Chocolate Factory55

Friday, January 06, 2006

Becoming human

Finally, after waiting patiently and jumping through some hoops, I have made it through the conversion process. U.S. Central, where I have been a contractor for the last six months, has made me a decent offer to convert to a real employee, and I accepted. Of course, there are still more paperwork-hoops to go through before things are "official", but I am glad to be done with the whole contracting thing. If I ever have to do that again, I will know to ask for 150% salary to offset the loss of vacation, sick time, and sanity.