'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. …

10 Of The Worst TV Game Shows Of All Time

10 of the worst TV game shows
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Primetime TV will be seeing a resurgence of the simple game show with many of the classics brought back. ABC is currently airing 500 Questions, To Tell the Truth will premiere on June 14 and the fun really begins on June 26 when the network airs a three hour block of Celebrity Family Feud (hosted by Steve Harvey), $100,000 Pyramid (hosted by Micheal Straham) and Match Game (hosted by Alec Baldwin).

Rather than trying to create a new game show, ABC is smartly relying on the classics. Over the years, networks have tried creating new shows that failed miserably. Today we salute 10 of those shows. Some have aired on long time, but that doesn’t’ mean that their good.


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