'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. …

K-LOVE Announces Fan Award Nominees

From L to R: Matthew West, Steven Curtis Chapman, Plumb,
John Sanders (K-LOVE Fan Awards Co-Creator and Producer),
Jon Klein (TAPP Co-Founder and CEO), Mike Novak (K-LOVE
President and CEO), Francesca Battistelli, David Pierce
(K-LOVE CCO) and Colton Dixon. 
(Photo Credit: Aaron Crisler for The Media Collective)

The K-LOVE Radio Network is known for its 446 signals in 47 states and boasts of a listening audience of 14 million. Last night at the Franklin Theatre outside of Nashville, the K-LOVE announced the nominees for the 2015 Fan Awards Show. The special will be presented on May 31, 2015 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Music City.

Among the attendee’s for the press conference were President and CEO Mike Novak and CCO David Pierce, as well as host Steven Curtis Chapman, Colton Dixon, Francesca Battistelli, Matt Maher, Matthew West and Plumb.

Leading the nominations with four each, including Artist of the Year, were Newsboys and For King & Country. Additional nominees for Artist of the Year include Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, MercyMe and TobyMac. For the first time, nominees were selected and voted upon completely by fans. Voting for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards will open at midnight (ET) on May 1 and will close at midnight (ET) on May 30. Nominees for Film/Television Impact, Book Impact and Sports Impact Awards will be announced at a later date.

And the nominees for the other awards are:


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