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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 4

Star Wars Day is held on May 4.

May the Fourth Be With You

Sci-fi fans are well aware that May 4 is considered a non-official holiday for Star Wars. Star Wars Day is always held on May the 4th (which sounds a lot like the phrase, “May the force…”) and its first sanctioned event took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Original events included trivia contests, costume contests, tribute films and more. Disney Parks jumped on the bandwagon in 2013. The parks that feature the attraction, Star Tours, hold special events throughout the day and/or weekend.


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