Trailer: Jobs

In Jobs, in theaters August 16, 2013, we see Ashton Kutcher transformed as Steve Jobs in the early days, before the success of Apple Inc. and invention of the iPod, iPhone and iPad and his struggle with cancer.

As the movie progresses, he looks and sounds exactly like Ashton Kutcher with glasses on.
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The film also stars Josh Gad as co-founder Steve Wozniak, Dermot Mulroney as investor and eventual CEO Mike Markkula, and James Woods as Reed College dean Jack Dudman.  Continue reading “Trailer: Jobs”

Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs? I Guess.

I’ve seen Ashton Kutcher in exactly one movie where his acting could be considered above-average and dramatic and it wasn’t The Butterfly Effect, it was the 2009 drama Personal Effects. Obviously, I have mixed feelings about Kutcher starring in Jobs.

It seems like Tom Cruise would have been a better choice but perhaps that’s where Sony will take their separate version of the mogul’s life, based on the biography. Kutcher, a former biochemical engineering student UI, can be credited for the success of Twitter and has invested money in Skype and Foursquare. Continue reading “Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs? I Guess.”

There Are People Who Get Paid To Sleep?

In a time when over  12.8 million Americans are unemployed and hundreds of people competing for a single entry-level job a list of the “8 Easiest Jobs On The Planet” feels like a slap in the face, Yahoo.

My uterus nearly fell out as soon as I saw that a travel site in China recently hired three people to assess thread counts, room service, wi-fi strength, slipper softness and room service at hotels throughout the nation.

Travelodge and other companies also hire people to test mattresses, which can pay six figures a year though most “pro sleepers” earn $1,500 a month.  Continue reading “There Are People Who Get Paid To Sleep?”