Monday, May 29, 2006
At a little under 2 hours, the movie is not rushed and Reitman took the time to develop the characters and the story. I am amazed at how long it was into the movie before we even see the school children because usually in a movie like this, the director will bow to the gimmick and try to force those kids in there in a minute or two after the opening credits. But this movie resists that temptation and spends time doing the gruntwork.
By A.H. Rajani at 5/29/2006 09:14:00 AM
Saturday, May 27, 2006
By A.H. Rajani at 5/27/2006 08:45:00 AM
Monday, May 22, 2006
By A.H. Rajani at 5/22/2006 07:37:00 AM
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
By A.H. Rajani at 5/17/2006 11:21:00 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
I got the car a few years back with only about 48,000 miles on it. I used it through two rough winters at Syracuse and then left it in my parent's driveway for an entire year when I moved to Berkeley. My brother picked the car out and boy did he do a good job. That year model is beatiful. It wasn't too bulky, had nice flat lines, and looked damn good with illegal tint. Though a bit underpowered as a 4 cylnder, the Camry had a slingshot-esque engine, one that took its time to get to 30, but took off just fine after that.
And what was lost in off-the-line performance was made up for in fuel economy. I could get 550 miles out of one large tank, averaging about 36 MPG on the highway. That's right, 550 miles out of one freaking tank.
Well, everything was going well. At the end of last summer, my intention was to keep the car until it died, which would have been at least another five years. I began parking it at my apartment in Berkeley. I live above a number of restaurants and the lot I park in has a set of dumpsters. There are usually no problems at all, but as I noted a few months ago, downtown Berkeley had a wave of rat problems.
By A.H. Rajani at 5/07/2006 07:47:00 PM
Saturday, May 06, 2006
By A.H. Rajani at 5/06/2006 01:36:00 AM
Thursday, May 04, 2006
By A.H. Rajani at 5/04/2006 10:33:00 PM