'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. …

The Many Posters of Avengers: Infinity War

(Marvel Studios)


Ten years of Marvel Studios films, beginning with Iron-Man, have led up to this moment: a giant who’s who of super heroes battling together to save the world. Here are the many character posters created for this super-sized hero showdown that is Avengers: Infinity War which opens in theaters on April 27.

Avengers: Infinity War stars (in no particular order): Karen Gillan (Nebula), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panter), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Sebastian Stan (White Wolf), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron-Man), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Vin Diesel (Groot), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Danai Guria (Okoye), Paul Bettany (Vision), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Sean Gunn (also rocket), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Benedict Wong (Wong), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Florence Kasumba (Ayo) and Terry Notary (Teen Groot).
Falcon, Shuri, Black Panther and Okoye (Marvel Studios)
Gamora, Nebula and Mantis (Marvel Studios)
Spider-Man, Vision and War Machine (Marvel Studios)
Scarlet Witch, White Wolf and Wong (Marvel Studios)
Drax, Rocket, Groot and Star-Lord (Marvel Studios)

The rainbow connection (Marvel Studios)


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