'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. …

‘Tag’ Team Breaks Record for Largest Game

World's largest game of Tag
Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, J.T. Springer from KJKK FM, Philip Robertson from
Guinness World Records, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress
after the win. (New Line Cinema)


This weekend, New Line Cinema Releases Tag in theaters. Last week, the cast of Tag participated in the world’s largest game off freeze tag with over 600 restless fans. It’s sort of like art imitating life imitating art.

On June 5, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner, who all star in the New Line Cinema’s Tag, joined fans at Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington Texas to participate in a record-breaking game of everyone’s favorite playground game. The attempt was successful, breaking the previous Guinness World Records title of 634 participants, with a whopping 661 freeze tag players throughout the park. Philip Robertson from Guinness World Records was in attendance to verify the win and present a plaque.

As a special thanks, and to confirm that everyone who played was indeed a winner, the cast members surprised participants by inviting them to a special preview screening of Tag the next night.

Tag is based on the true story of five friends who for one month every year play a highly competitive game of a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” The movie opens June 15.


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