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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. …

This Day in Pop Culture for May 28

The Last Supper after 21 years of restoration

Leonardo da Vinci’s Masterpiece is Back on Display

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece of “The Last Supper” was painted around 1495 in Milan, Italy. By the late 1970’s the painting had become badly deteriorated as so, in 1978 a major restoration of the painting had begun. The restoration took 21 years to complete and was finally returned on display on this day in 1999. While most of us would never know the difference, critics complained of the work’s dramatic changes in color, tone and shapes.

The Creation Museum Opens

On this day in 2007, the 70,000 square foot Creation Museum was established in Petersburg, KY as a resource for the science of creation. It features about 160 exhibits including history of dinosaurs, a walk-through of the Garden of Eden, the building of Noah’s Ark, a planetarium, a petting zoo and over 6,000 plants in over 500 varieties. In 2015, founder Ken Ham made headlines when he debated live with Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”) about creationism vs. evolution. As with all debates, some declared Nye the winner and others Ham.

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