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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. …

Japan Burger King Unveils Black Burger

Burger King's Kuro Burger
The American version of the Whopper is pale in comparison to the Japanese Kuro Burger from Burger King. “Kuro” translates to “black” and they are not kidding. The limited-time burger item has been served in the restaurant since 2012, but that doesn’t make it any more appetizing.

The Kuro Burger features a black bun, sauce and cheese. This is in addition to the heavy black-peppered beef patties. The bun and cheese is created with bamboo charcoal and the onion-garlic sauce also contains squid ink. Just like mom used to make.


Screenshot from Burger King Japan's website
Screenshot from Burger King's Japan website.

This year’s burgers will be featured in two versions; Pearl (regular) and Diamond (with added tomato, lettuce and onions), but will only be around until early November, so get ‘em while they last. Personally, I'd rather have it "my way."

Below is a TV commercial for the similar "Ninja" burger offered in Malaysia. 



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