'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. …

This Day in Pop Culture for June 14

Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946.

Donald Trump is Born

Donald Trump has always been controversial and may have been ever since he was born on this day in 1946 in Queens New York. The American businessman has done more than most people can accomplice during one lifetime including becoming a billionaire, TV show host, author and President of the United States. While attending college, Trump worked for his father’s real estate development firm and later joined the company and renamed it The Trump Organization. He hosted NBC’s The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice from 2004 to 2015 where he uttered the famous phrase, “You’re Fired.” Over the years, Trump has been a brand name for hotels, a clothing line at Macy’s and even bottled water. In the fall of 2016, he beat out Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States.

Congress chose the American National flag on June 14, 1777.

The First Flag Day

On this day in 1777 and during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopting a resolution that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." Believe it or not, the idea that seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the flag with a circle of 13 stars for George Washington is a legend that no one has been able to prove. In 1916, the president of the United States issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day.


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