'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. …

‘Pretty in Pink’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary

"Pretty in Pink" celebrates its 30th anniversary February 2016.
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Those of a certain age might feel their heart stop for second when they realize that the teenage romantic comedy that they grew up with, Pretty in Pink, is now celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Originally released on February 28, 1986, the film will celebrate its birthday with a second appearance in movie theaters across the country on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. with a repeat presentation on February 17 at 7:00 p.m.

This mini celebration of a beloved film is being presented by a joint partnership between Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures. 


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