'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. …

DQ Offers Fun Valentine’s Gift

Dairy Queen's Red Velvet Spoon Case.
Presenting the Dairy Queen Red Velvet Spoon Case
What do you give the valentine who has everything? Dairy Queen holds the answer.

In a unique and fund-raising promotion for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Dairy Queen is offering the Red Velvet Spoon Case for just $4.99. Part of the fast food giant’s Red Velvet Collection, the “keepsake jewelry box is lovingly encased in beautiful red velvet fabric and opens to reveal the iconic Dairy Queen Red Spoon resting on a white, satiny pillow. It’s the perfect way to pop the question, ‘Will you eat this cake with me?’”

See, it’s part of a set. DQ wants you to not only buy the spoon by also the Cupid ice cream cake too. The clever promotion will give about $3 from each spoon purchased to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. But there is a minor catch. You will need to order your spoon purchase by this Friday, February 6 to insure delivery by Valentine’s Day.

The DQ Collectibles website also has many other fun and nostalgic gifts for those of us who have been around long enough to recognize them!


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