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The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff is the fourth stuff pack to the third part of life simulators, developed and released by Electronic Arts in 2011 for PC. Bring an entire city to life with a new set of buildings and accessories! Create fantastic meeting places, keep your Sims inspired, and enjoy each day in their fascinating community.
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The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff is PC game that has been developed by The Sims Studio and presented by Electronic Arts Games. The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff is a popular game among the people who like to play Tropico Modern Times, Small Worlds and The sim city. This game is a lot different from any other game. Because there is a lot of detailing in it. and you can interact with each and every thing. You can build buildings, homes, parks, hospitals and in simple words. You can create a whole new world. Its not just that simple. You have to take care of the people in your town. Your town needs security and opportunities. There are a lot of characters in this game. Because a town is not a small place. You have to give them a life style and provide what ever the people of your town need. The best thing about this game is that you will be rewarded for each and every step you will take for the betterment of your society. In that manner you will know that you are getting success in your plans and management. The graphical effects and visuals of The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff game are amazing. Because there is every tiny detail available about the characters and your society. The best thing about this game is that you can interact with any body. You can control your city by development and management. This is an addictive game, the more you play. The more you will love it. The score board is related with the money and you have to balance the cash flow of each and every thing. This is a true strategical game to develop a city and requires a good piece of mind.
One Hundred Years of SolitudeThe novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendia family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo one sees all of Latin America.
26-08-2022\"Vengeance\" may look all sleek and approachable with its goofy trailer and mystery plot but it is at heart very much an indie movie - the kind of sharp, quietly disturbing satire on conceited modern Americans that were very hip and beloved by festival audiences in the days of Joe Swanberg and Sophia Takal. As I loved those movies, in particular, Ms Takal's \"Green\" and \"Always Shine\", I took to \"Vengeance\" like a Texan to Whataburger.Our conceited modern man is Ben (B.J. Novak), a New York Jewish intellectual with a fancy Brooklyn apartment and a prestigious job at the New Yorker. But his ambitions, as with many Americans, far outweigh his reach and he dreams of being more than a writer - he wants to be a voice, a presence, a podcaster. In the olden days of Norman Mailer and Truman Capote everyone dreamed of writing \"the great American novel\", nowadays it's the great American podcast and after years of searching, the perfect story simply lands in Ben's lap.After a typical night spent in bed with yet another anonymous woman, Ben is awoken by a phone call. A distressed, teary voice on the other end says that \"this is the worst phone call you're ever gonna get in your life\". The bombastic announcement is that Ben's girlfriend is dead. She overdosed in the small town she was born somewhere deep in the Texas heartland. Except, Ben doesn't have a girlfriend. He has many random hookups, women memorised on his phone under such nicknames as \"Equinox Girl Cute\" and \"Natalie Bumble\" but no girlfriend.Turns out, that the dead girl is one Abiline Shaw (Lio Tipton) known to Ben as \"Abby Texas\". In a bid to make her lonely New York life seem more glamorous to her family she told them Ben was her loving boyfriend when in fact he was nothing more than a random hookup.Unable to explain the ways of the modern man to her grieving family, the nervous Ben accepts to play the part of the loving boyfriend and attend Abby's funeral. However, things take a sharp turn after her brother Ty (Boyd Holbrook) tells Ben the real reason he wants him in Texas. You see, Abby didn't use drugs, Ty is sure that she was murdered and he is determined to get vengeance on the person who killed her. Will Ben help him As soon as he sniffs out a podcast, sure he will.\"Vengeance\" starts out as a fish-out-of-water story in which a condescending New Yorker finds himself living with the \"simple country folk\". Now, there are two ways a story like this tends to go. Either you get a raunchy comedy in which the New Yorker has to endure all kinds of humiliating and cringe-worthy experiences while surrounded by kooks and idiots or the country folk turn out to be wiser than they seem and teach the New Yorker a thing or two about life. \"Vengeance\", however, doesn't go either way and therein lies its brilliance. It is absolutely never the film you expect it to be.Writer/director B.J. Novak makes sure we know that Ben expects the Texans to fit one of those cliches. Then he subverts them by simply making the Texans a regular, three-dimensional, human family. They are not stupid yokels nor are they white versions of the old \"magical Negro\" trope. They are smart people with dreams and aspirations whose wisdom lies in the fact that they don't overcomplicate things like Ben does. They don't spend their days overanalyzing their lives, coming up with theories which excuse their behaviour and put down those of opposing opinions.One memorable sharply observed moment comes when the pretentious Ben tries to explain the concept of a Chekov's gun to one of Abby's sisters (J. Smith-Cameron). She listens to what he has to say and then calmly points out in her broad Texan accent that no Chekhov play she's ever read has a gun in it. \"I'm not actually that familiar with his plays,\" Ben replies after a beat, \"I'm more familiar with his theory\".With his audio recorder and fancy buzzwords, Ben turns out to be the kooky one but Novak doesn't allow him to be a caricature either. As I said, \"Vengeance\" is never the film you expect it to be.As far as the mystery itself goes, here too \"Vengeance\" continually subverts expectations. First, it seems like it will be the propelling force behind the movie. Ty believes his sister was killed by a Mexican drug lord. Then the drug lord turns out to be a love-lorn Harry Potter fan who was at an Adele concert the night she died and the mystery plot all but disappears from the film. OK, I thought to myself, the film will now move away from the thriller trappings and become a deeply-felt satire. That is when \"Vengeance\" dropped its rather clever twist on me which I won't spoil.\"Vengeance\" is B.J. Novak's feature film debut but it is written and directed with sublime confidence. It is a film which continually leads you to assume you know where it's going only to then subtly yet firmly prove you wrong. Much like its main character, you come into it thinking you're the savvy one, aware of all the theories and tropes. You're not. At least, I wasn't. What is for sure, however, is that it's a smart, emotional, and very, very funny film with an intelligence that far surpasses any faults it might have.4/4
26-08-2022The term Hitchcockian gets thrown around quite freely as an adjective for thrillers people like but don't quite know how to describe. It is ultimately meaningless as most films described as Hitchcockian are films Hitchcock would have never made. Case in point, \"A Perfect Getaway\". I suppose in a broad sense the premise could be described as Hitchcockian. Like some of the master's finest films, it has a simple premise with a limited group of characters in a seemingly mundane situation which quickly turns suspenseful.The film takes place in Hawaii where three couples are independently taking the same hiking trail. The couples include the boring urbanites Cliff and Cydney (Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich), the thrill seekers Nick and Gina (Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez) and the sinister-looking wanderers Kale and Cleo (Chris Hemsworth and Marley Shelton).Then a news report comes in. A pair of honeymooners have been brutally murdered in nearby Honolulu and the police are seeking a couple whom they suspect of the crime. And wouldn't you know it, each of the three couples was in Honolulu at the time of the murders Suddenly, the pleasant hike turns into a murder mystery. The couples don't trust one another but put on a friendly facade. Each believes the other are the murderers but whose story doesn't quite check out Who behaves more weirdly Who will kill whomIt is a pretty good premise for a thriller and \"A Perfect Getaway\" manages several suspense-filled sequences and a thrilling climactic action scene to boot. There are even several funny moments along the way. But the film never quite works. Why The problem is the characters.What should have been a character-driven thriller is populated with six thinly-written caricatures. Cliff is the cliched urbanite. Wildly out of place in the harsh nature of Hawaii. Whiny and neurotic. Nick is the stereotype of the obnoxious macho dude with his hunting gear and war stories. Meanwhile, Kale and Cleo are made so sinister, so threatening, that no one who's ever seen a thriller in their life can believe they are the killers. Meanwhile, the two women, Cydney and Gina, are severely underwritten to the point that they have no character besides being attached to their respective partners.Now, Hitchcock's films can hardly be described as complex character studies but he always had a way to make his leads appealing and interesting. The leads in \"A Perfect Getaway\" are neither. They are grating, obnoxious, unlikeable, and rather boring in their predictability. The cast is made up of good actors none of whom get a chance to show their charisma.Hitchock was also rather tough on his screenwriters. He would demand good set-pieces, tight and witty dialogue, and lots of tension. The script by David Twohy is none of those things. It is painfully rambly, quite predictable, and takes far, far too long to get to the good stuff. I would understand the 40-minute or so ramble up to the suspense if that time had been spent on character development. Instead, he spends most of it on lame jokes and establishing shots. The locations look gorgeous, for sure, but they can't make up for a lack of good material.The dialogue is corny and most scenes seem to go on for far too long. A good example is a scene in which one of the women is being hunted by the killer and tries to call 911 but before she can dial the number someone calls her. She picks up and the person on the other end turns out to be a salesman. Pretty funny. But then the scene goes on needlessly for another two minutes as she tries to convince the salesman to call 911 for her. It goes on and on until it's no longer funny and you're just sitting there waiting for the killer to jump out of the next bush.This is also one of those twist movies. The kind where every line seems to be hinting at a double meaning. Just like every such movie, however, the big twist is fairly arbitrary. Everything leading up to it is just vague and noncommittal enough that any of the three couples could have been revealed as the killers. The couple Twohy picks is maybe the least interesting choice. I had them pegged from the get-go.\"A Perfect Getaway\" ends up being a lacklustre thriller. In fact, I think it would have been a lot more interesting had there been no twist. If we knew who the killers were from the beginning we would have had at least two interesting characters to follow. Instead, most of the film consists of cliched caricatures wandering aimlessly along with the script through the wilds of Hawaii. It's no Hitchcock but maybe you could call it a pale version of \"Shoot to Kill\" except Poitieresque doesn't quite have the same ring, does it2/4 153554b96e