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

MOVIE REVIEW
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. …

Nominees are announced for 45th GMA Dove Awards

Nominees for the 45 GMA Dove Awards have
been announced.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced this week the nominees for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards and as it stands now, writer and producer Wayne Haun leads with the most nominations (12) and artists Hillsong United, Lecrae, Mandisa and Matt Maher have 5 nominations apiece.

The Dove Awards are sort of like the American Music Awards for Christians. This year’s award show will be presented on October 7th at Lipsomb University's Allen Arena October 7 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

“To be announcing that the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards have a new home with TBN generates a lot of excitement for our organization,” said Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association. “Not only do our organizations align in mission, but TBN will get the show and our music out to a greater audience than ever before.  With their global and multi-platform enabled technology, virtually everyone, anywhere will be able to watch this year’s show.” Last year’s presentation was aired in UPTV.


“Once again the GMA Dove Awards will bring together the best and brightest singers, songwriters, musicians, and professionals in Gospel and Christian music,” said Matthew Crouch, Vice President of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. “And TBN, the leader in Christian television and America’s most-watched faith channel, is honored to serve as the exclusive broadcast host for this night of unforgettable and life-changing music.”


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