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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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FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 2018:
1. Living Hope / Phil Wickham
2. I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe / MercyMe
3. How Can It Be / Lauren Daigle
4. There is More / Hillsong Worship
5. Lifer / MercyMe
6. Therapy Session / NF
7. Chain Breaker / Zach Williams
8. Precious Memories Collection / Alan Jackson
9. Reckless Love / Cory Asbury
10. Here As In Heaven / Elevation Worship
(From Billboard)


FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 2018
1. Joy / For King & Country
2. Grace Got You / MercyMe
3. Do It Again / Elevation Worship
4. What a Friend / Matt Maher
5. No Matter What / Ryan Stevenson
6. You Say / Lauren Daigle
7. The Way (New Horizon) / Pat Barrett
8. Counting Every Blessing / Rend Collective
9. All In / Matthew West
10. Reckless Love / Cory Asbury
(From Billboard)

Jonathan Cain
Jonathan Cain has had quite a life and it appears that there is no stoppiing him. Way back in 1976, Cain released his first solo record, Windy City Breakdown. Three years later he joined the band, The Babys, for a short stint and then joined the band Journey in 1980 where he wrote the iconic athem, “Don’t Stop Believin.’” Fast forward to May of this year when Cain released first book, Don’t Stop Believin’: The Man the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations. Then, in June, he released his third solo album, The Songs You Leave Behind from Identity Records. Read More >>>


Phil Wickham Releases 'Living Hope'
California native Christian singer, Phil Wickhan will release his next full-length album, Living Hope on August 3, 2018. Some of your may already be familiar with two of the album’s songs, “Till I Found You” and “Great Things.” Wickham’s record label Fair Trade Services says that the new album centers around the singer’s desire to serve the local church which aligns with his role as a worship leader at Harvest Christian Fellowship alongside his continuing journey as an artist. Read More>>>

Matthew West's Latest Album Just Got Better
In what some are calling Matthew West’s most personal album to date, All In now comes with five brand new acoustic tracks. All In contains songs that heavily reflect the personal stories of West and his desire to go "all in" in every area of his life including faith, family and relationships. The new tracks included on the redelivered version include the title track “All In,” “Jesus & You,” “The Beautiful Things We Miss,” “Mercy Is A Song” and the No. 1 hit song “Broken Things.” Read More>>>


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