'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. …

See Casting Crowns on TV Tonight!

Casting Crowns will air their own TV special on September 16, 2016 on TBN.
Casting Crowns will hold their very own TV special tonight, Casting Crowns Presents: The Very Next Thing, tonight on TBN at 7:00 p.m./9:00 p.m./10:00 p.m. (PAC/CST/EST). The special is in conjunction with the group releasing their eighth studio album today. The special was taped in Nashville in front of a live audience and features Matthew West, Natalie Grant and Bernie Herms as special guests. The special is hosted by Scott Smith.

According to today’s press release, The Very Next Thing “is full of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh sounding tracks that will meet the listener with lyrics that impact with a strong message song after song.” Their albums have surpassed 10 million in sales and is Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The band will also be on tour this month with Matt Maher and Hannah Kerr.


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