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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. …

One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief

(NBC)

 TV 

Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have joined forces to present the special benefit concert telecast One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief on Saturday, October 14. The event will feature some of the biggest superstars in Latin music, including Marc Anthony, performing live from Miami’s Marlins Park stadium, as well as performances from an NBC soundstage in Los Angeles hosted by Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, featuring a star-studded array of today’s biggest talent from music, TV and film.

Under the banner of Somos Una Voz, the alliance of artists created by Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, to aid those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters, the special will help provide food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to the areas affected by the recent unprecedented devastation from natural disasters throughout the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other affected areas in the Caribbean. Funds raised from the telethon will benefit the following organizations: Feeding America, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Unidos for Puerto Rico, United Way and UNICEF.

One Voice: Somos Live! will air in Spanish simultaneously on Telemundo and Univision, America TV, Azteca America Network, Bloomberg Television, Canal 1, 940 WINZ, Centroamerica TV, Cine Latino, Hero Broadcasting, Mega TV, Meruelo Media, NBC Pasiones, Prime Time Partners, Television Dominicana, Univision Radio and MTV Latin America, VH1 Mexico, VH1 Argentina and TR3S beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then, NBC along with MTV, MTV2, MTVU, MTV CLASSIC, MTV LIVE, LOGO, VH1, VH1 Caribbean, BET, BET CANADA, BET CARIBBEAN and NICK at NITE will join in the third hour to broadcast in English at 10 p.m. PT/ET. (UniMás will simulcast the 10 p.m. hour with Spanish subtitles.)

Additionally, the benefit concert will be streamed live on Facebook, where fans can contribute using donate buttons in Facebook Live, and YouTube.

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