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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. …

FOX Releases New Teaser Trailer for 'Fantastic Four'



Today, 20th Century FOX has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming re-boot of Marvel's Fantastic Four which hits theaters this summer. The new film is directed by Josh Trank, who's only claim to fame is 2012's Chronicle, which was just "okay." The cast is new too and includes Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell. But with the overwhelming number of superhero movies and TV show properties out there, are we ready for yet another origin story?

The studio's synopsis of the film states: "Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy."

So…what do you think?

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