'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. …

Website of the Week: Where Cool Things Happen

WhereCoolThingsHappen.com is the Website of the Week.
Photos: Website of the Week
The internet is full of unique and interesting facts and photos, but at Where Cool Things Happen, you can get your daily dose of all sorts of cool things accompanied by beautiful photos in the subjects of travel, art, gadgets, lifestyle, food – just about anything you can think of. “Our posts will give you that WOW...feeling. That's our aim. Finding cool stuff and to share if with you!” Here are just three examples you'll find on the site:

Urban Treehouse
The Urban Treehouse was designed by Luciano Pia and surrounds his apartment building in Turin, Italy. It's more than just something amazing to look at. Pia has a theory that his treehouse will absorb the surrounding carbon dioxide in the city – about 200.000 liters an hour not to mention the how it cuts down on noise pollution.

Tortoise Get Wheels
Here is a photo of Mrs. T., a 90-year old tortoise who lost her two front legs. The owners glued model aircraft wheels onto her shell and now she can move twice as fast!

Wave of Pollution
Although cool to look at, this photo isn't cool.The “Global Population Speak Out” origination published a powerful book that shows what effect humans have on the environment. Not to point a finger, just to raise awareness.


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