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'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

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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. …

Brian and Jenn Johnson Release New Album

Jenn and Brian Johnson
Jenn and Brian Johnson from Bethel Church.

 MUSIC 

You may not know Brian and Jenn Johnson by name, but you no doubt have sang some of their songs in church. The Johnson have been songwriting, leading worship and overseeing Bethel Church’s Worship Department for over 15 years. Brian is the author of worship songs like “One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)” and “Have it All.” Jenn has written "In Over My Head", "Come To Me", "God I Look to You" and "O Taste and See." However, the couple haven’t released their own solo album in over ten years. That changes this month.

Brian and Jenn will release, After All These Years on January 27, 2017. The couple co-wrote every song and are accompanied by an 80-piece orchestra on each of them.

"We wrote this album because of seasons that God has proved His faithfulness in," share the Johnsons. "This project is the overflow and expression of that. We hope it inspires you to go after all that God is asking you to do. We’ve watched our parents and grandparents do this, and they have handed down a model that has influenced how we live and how we are dreaming into the future. Community, family, and carrying His name - that is the kingdom - and that is for every believer."

Brian and Jenn Johnson from Bethel Church release "After All These Years" on January 27, 2017.
Songs featured on After All These Years include:

  1. Mention of Your Name
  2. Only Jesus
  3. Gravity
  4. I Won't Forget
  5. Mercy and Majesty
  6. Here I Bow
  7. Greater Than All Other Names
  8. After All These Years
  9. You're Gonna Be Ok
  10. For the One


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