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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. …

Laura Story’s Latest, ‘Open Hands’ Releases March 3

Laura Story
Laura Story (Laura Story Music)

MUSIC

Those who can’t get enough of Laura Story will have to wait a little longer for her 5th album, Open Hands. The Grammy award-winning artist will release her new work on March 3 but pre-orders are being taken now and two songs from the album, “Death Was Arrested” and the lead single “Open Hands,” will be given instantly.

The “Open Arms” single has been on top of Billboard’s Soft AC Chart for three weeks now and features Mac Powell from Third Day. Story also teamed up with Matt Maher and Matt Redman for the latest work as well.

Laura Story's new album, "Open Hands"Open Hands is something I’ve been learning on so many different levels," shares Story. “The crazier life gets, the more this idea of ‘open hands’ became the theme that God was teaching me. Worship in its very core begins with surrender. That’s how we really show God that He’s worth it all.”

In addition to writing music, Laura is also the author of two books, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? in 2012 and When God Doesn't Fix It, Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn; Truths You Can't Live Without released last year. Laura is a worship leader at Perimeter Church outside of Atlanta, GA and lives with her husband Martin and three children.


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