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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. …

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TOP 5 FICTION BEST SELLERS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 6, 2018*

1. The Fallen / David Baldacci
2. Ready Player One / Ernest Cline
3. After Anna / Lisa Scottoline
4. Camano Island / John Grisham
5. The Great Alone / Kristin Hannah
TOP 5 NONFICTION BEST SELLERS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 6, 2018*

1. A Higher Loyalty / James Comey
2. Fascism: A Warning / Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
3. Killers of the Flower Moon / David Grann
4. Educated / Tara Westover

5. Russian Roulette / Michael Isikoff and David Corn
 (*From The New York Times)



Samson


"I was thrilled to tell Samson's story. We can all relate to what a mess we can make of things at times, and here is a narrative of one of the Bible's biggest mess-ups,” says New York Times best-selling author, Eric Wilson. “I didn't realize how much writing this book would challenge me personally, emotionally, and spiritually. It is a story as timely as anything in today's headlines." In addition to writing numerous young adult novels, Wilson has also written movie editions of faith-based movies like October Baby, Facing the Giants and Fireproof. His latest is the adaptation of the upcoming Pure Flix movie simply titled Samson which comes to theaters on February 16, 2018. Read More>>>






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