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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. …

How Well Do You Remember Wham-O?


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When you think of your childhood outdoor toys you used to play with during the summer, does the brand "Wham-O" come to mind? Since 1948, Wham-O has created a lot more than just Hula Hoops and Frisbees. How many of the toys below are you able to identify by the images alone? (Answers at the end)

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Answers: 1. Super-Ball - 1965, 2. Water-Wiggle - 1962, 3. Slip 'N Slide - 1961, 4. Trac Ball - 1975, 5. Magic Window - 1971, 6. Superelasticbubbleplastic - 1970, 7. Monster Magnet - 1964, 8. Air Blaster - 1963, 9. Water Wiennie - 1972, 10. Wheelie-Bar - 1966





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