'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

Based on the film Rompecabezas, Puzzle is one of those little-known independent films that sneaks into theaters with little to no fanfare, although the fact that it is being promoted “from the producer of Little Miss Sunshine” should help it get noticed somewhat. Puzzle is a quiet, little film about a woman who discovers that jigsaw puzzles are the key to changing her life. While the subject matter doesn’t sound all that exciting, the film really isn’t about puzzles but instead about one finding their voice, or so it appears. It’s also a message film that has its own agenda expecting the audience to agree with the choices of the main character and applaud her “brave” behavior. Frankly, it just feels manipulative.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, Puzzle’s most impactful scene comes within the first few minutes. We see Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) cleaning up the house and they decorating it for a birthday party. Then we see her serving appetizers while being ignored by the guests. …

The Stars are Coming Out: Dancing with the Stars

"Dancing with the Stars" hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet announced this season's celebrity and professional pairings live on "Good Morning America" on ABC. This season's dynamic lineup of stars will perform for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," MONDAY, MARCH 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Rick Rowell) (STANDING) DEREK HOUGH, TRISTAN MACMANUS, KELLIE PICKLER, DOROTHY HAMILL, INGO RADEMACHER, KYM JOHNSON, KARINA SMIRNOFF, JACOBY JONES, ZENDAYA COLEMAN, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, WYNONNA JUDD, TONY DOVOLANI, SHARNA BURGESS, ANDY DICK, CHERYL BURKE, D.L. HUGHLEY, LISA VANDERPUMP, GLEB SAVCHENKO, LINDSAY ARNOLD, VICTOR ORTIZ, ALEXANDRA RAISMAN, MARK BALLAS - (SITTING) LARA SPENCER, TOM BERGERON, BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET
The 16th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars begin Monday, March 18 with a two hour premiere from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Who knew 15 seasons ago that this show would become such a hit with viewers? Each season, multiple celebrities compete for control of the mirrored ball trophy – perhaps the world’s ugliest trophy out there. Some seasons are filled with bigger celebrities than others. This year’s shows will feature more unknown celebs and some surprises.
This year’s dancers are:
  •          Zendaya (Singer and Actress) with Val Chmerkovskiy
  •          Wynonna Judd (Country Singer) with Tony Dovolani
  •          Victor Ortiz (Boxing Champ) with Lindsay Arnold
  •          Sean Lowe (this year’s “Bachelor”) with Peta Murgatroyd
  •          Lisa Vanderpump (one of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) with Gleb Savchenko
  •          Kellie Pickler (Country Singer) with Derek Hough
  •          Jacoby Jones (Super Bowl Champ) and Karina Smirnoff
  •          Ingo Rademacher (Soap Opera Star) with Kym Johnson
  •          Dorothy Hamill (Ice Skating Champ) with Tristan Macmanus
  •          D.L. Hughley (Stand Up Comedian) with Cheryl Burke
  •          Andy Dick (Actor) with Sharna Burgess
  •          Alexandra Raisman (Gymnast) with Mark Ballas
This year's surprise contestant (at least in my eyes) is Andy Dick, who has a reputation for being unpredictable and tasteless. We'll see if he can keep his humor rated PG for the show. 
    Given that athlete tend to do very well every year with this competition, it would appear that the two teams to beat will be that of Alexandra Raisman with Mark Ballas and ice skating champ Dorothy Hamill with Tristan Macmanus.
      Of course, the show is once again hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke. Unlike other reality shows, the judges from show #1are the same judges now: Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
        Dancing with the Stars doesn’t resonate with some Christian families. Though most of the show is fairly family-friendly, some of the dances and some of the judges’ comments are suggestive. Still, there is something great about watching a celebrity who is great at acting or singing try something new in front of the whole nation to see.


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