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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. …

The Purpose Hotel Exceeds Kickstarter Goal In Less Than 48 Hours

The Purpose Hotel is well on its way to become a reality.
The Purpose Hotel room key. (The Purpose Hotel)
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The Purpose Hotel announced today that its latest Kickstarter campaign goal was met in less than 48 hours, exceeding the goal of $347,000. This means that plans for building the first “1 for 100” benefit hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, is well on its way.

This is actually the second Kickstarter campaign for the project, as the first, a campaign hoping to raise $750,000, failed. But founder Jeremy Cowart has great faith that the full project will reach fruition in due time.

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