'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. …

Night of Joy 2017

Night of Joy 2017
The Night of Joy (Disney)


For those living in the greater Orlando, Florida area, you won’t want to miss Walt Disney World’s Night of Joy event happening September 8 and 9. Tickets start at $45 which seems like a pretty good deal given this year’s list of talent performing. Although there is one big change for this year’s venue – it won’t be held in the Magic Kingdom.

The Night of Joy event for 2017 will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and in addition to some great concerts, you will also be given opportunities for Disney character meet-and-greets, video games and sporting activities. Disney describes it as “two glorious evenings filled with gospel, hip-hop, pop, rock, praise and adult contemporary music from the industry’s top artists. Attendees can kick back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable experience sure to make spirits soar!”

Here’s the schedule of entertainment (Times/Artists subject to change):

Friday, September 8, 2017

Champion Stadium:
6 p.m. – Danny Gokey, 6:50 p.m. – Natalie Grant, 8:15 p.m. – Zach Williams, 9:30 p.m. – tobyMac, 11:45 p.m. – MercyMe

HP Fieldhouse:
6:30 p.m. – Rend Collective, 8:30 p.m. – Matt Maher, 10:45 p.m. – Colton Dixon

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Champion Stadium:
6 p.m. – Jordan Feliz, 8 p.m. – Kirk Franklin, 10:15 p.m. – Steven Curtis Chapman, 11:15 p.m. – Amy Grant

HP Fieldhouse:
6:30 p.m. – Tye Tribbett, 8:30 p.m. – Jeremy Camp, 10:45 p.m. – Crowder

Guests can check out nightofjoy.com or 407-W-DISNEY for tickets and information. Groups of 10 or more can click here or call 877-NITE-JOY to purchase group tickets and learn about group discounts and benefits.


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