'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. …

Rock the Tacoma Dome with Monster Jam

Sure, New Year’s Eve is fun, but wait a couple of days and you can spend an exciting night with 16 of the world’s best monster trucks at the Rock the Dome Monster Jam racing January 3-5 at the Tacoma Dome. Headlining the event will be the appearance of three trucks coming to Tacoma for the first time ever: the all-new 2014 season truck New Earth Authority (NEA), Metal Mulisha and 2012 World Freestyle Champion Northern Nightmare.

Rock the Tacoma Dome with Monster Jam
The ultimate experience for any die-hard Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam fan, the “Party in the Pits” pre-show experience on Saturday, January 4th from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. provides fans with unparalleled access by giving them the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. The actual shows will be presented at 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4th and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5th.

All shows will be presented at the Tacoma Dome located at 2727 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421. All Seats are $25 pre-sale and Pit Passes are $10(all tickets are $2 more on the day of the show). Tickets are available at the Tacoma Dome box office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online or by calling 800.745.3000.


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