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

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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. …

Amy Grant: Out with the Old, in with the New…with the Old

Amy Grant makes an announcement about new dance remix album.
Amy Grant was one of the first Christian music artists to create a “crossover” album with “Unguarded” which came out in 1985. Some viewed the event as a way of reaching out to the “unsaved” with mainstream music. Others thought she “sold out” her faith for fame. She got the same response in 1991 when she released her hit, “Baby Baby,” so, it will be interesting to see what happens with the news of Grant’s next release – a dance remix album.

“In Motion: The Remixes” is set to release on August 19 of this year and will feature over 10 of her hit songs reinvented as dance mixes. "I never could have anticipated that these songs from an earlier chapter in my life could be filled with such renewed energy and fresh production," remarked Grant in a recent press release. "I am humbled and honored that these amazingly talented producers have leant their gifts to my songs. They have given me reason to want to get up and dance again!" Producers on board for the project include Chris Cox, Tony Moran, Moto Blanco, 7th Heaven and Dave Audé.




This will be Grant’s first remix album which features a new version of “Baby Baby.” When the original came out it topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks. The new version is remixed by GRAMMY®-nominated producer, DJ and remixer, Dave Audé , will be available on July 22 with album pre-order. 


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