'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. …

'Mary Poppins Returns' Finally has Started Production

Emily Blunt stars in "Mary Poppins Returns."
Emily Blunt Stars in Mary Poppins Returns (Inquisitr)


In what seems like years of talking about a sequel to Walt Disney's classic film Mary Poppins, the studio has finally sent a press release stating that the production of Mary Poppins Returns has officially begun at Shepperton Studios in England. In hopes of reaching the same popularity of the original 1964 musical, Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda and is both directed and produced by Rob Marshall. All three have ties to Disney. Blunt worked with Marshall on Disney's movie version of the musical play, Into the Woods and Hamilton star, Miranda worked on Disney's recent animated film, Moana. READ MORE>>>

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