'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. …

Special Preview of "A.D."

It's kind of strange to be talking about Easter on Thanksgiving, however, NBC is offering a special "sneak peek" into its new faith-based series A.D., the much anticipated follow-up to of the smash hit, The Bible. It is the first look from executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey on the new series premiering Easter Sunday 2015. A.D. will take viewers through the first 10 chapters of the Book of Acts and the world changing events that immediately followed the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. For more information, go to www.ShareADTheSeries.com


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