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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. …

Website of the Week: Prop Shop

So, who wouldn't want a prop that was featured in a movie or TV show? If you have the money, you can find just about anything  at London's PropStore.com.  Here you will find movie props, original wardrobe items worn by the actors, film production materials, promotional items, replicas, photos, artwork, original scripts etc.

Here are just three items you'll find on the site:


Sir James Bond's Jacket 
From the 1966 movie, Casino Royale
Worn by David Niven. 
$3,109

"Originally white, the jacket is now yellow, having been dyed for use in subsequent productions. The jacket was tailored for Niven, is labelled "David Niven" and "11/7/66" and is unsized. The jacket is well-used with tears around the underarms and one of the buttons coming away but is in fair condition overall."






New York Daily Star Newspaper
From Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman
$195

"This double sided newspaper page shows the headline "Alien Invasion of Earth," and includes numerous articles which are comprised of several different article paragraphs repeated throughout. This newspaper page shows some wear to the paper due to production use and age, with folds in the paper and small tears however it remains in overall very good condition."


Original Animation Cell
From Who Framed Roger Rabbit
$929

"A rare animation cell used in the Bob Hoskins classic...film which combined animation with live action to create an outstanding movie. The cell consists of two layers that combine to make a great image, starting with a black and white background shot of Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) with puckered lips which syncs up perfectly with a clear sheet that features a very awkward looking Roger painted on with a smooshed up face and on the receiving end of the kiss!"

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