Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Snow Patrol's Latest Single

Snow Patrol broke through to global audiences over the course of their last three albums, released on the Fiction/Interscope/A&M label in the U.S., starting with Final Straw in 2003.  The album spun off the massive #5 UK single “Run,” which was subsequently covered by other UK artists (notably Leona Lewis).  Final Straw was certified RIAA gold in the U.S.; 5-times platinum in the UK (where it hit #3); and 6-times platinum in Ireland (where it hit #1).  Snow Patrol’s next album, Eyes Open did even better, on the strength of a career-defining worldwide Top 10 single and video, “Chasing Cars,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Rock Song.  The album was certified RIAA platinum in the U.S. (where it hit the Top 30), and 7-times platinum in both the UK and Ireland (hitting #1 in both territories).  Snow Patrol kept up their multi-platinum pace with 2008’s A Hundred Million Suns, another Top 10 album worldwide, containing the hit single and video, “Take Back the City.”

I am a huge fan of Snow Patrol and can't wait to get my hands on their latest album!

Visit Snow Patrol's website.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Playing Games

For the past week, I have become obsessed with playing games, either on the PS3 or my laptop.  I have been trying out different games to get a feel for what I like and what I don't like.  I usually know within the first twenty to thirty minutes if a game will keep interested, which is nice because if it's not my cup of tea, I can stop and try something else.  I'm a determined person too, so if I find a game that strikes my fancy, I won't quit until I am a pro.

I had not played poker a lot, so I was often scared to try.  I've been learning a little bit these past few days and now I"m not quite so afraid of the game.  I have played other card games all my life, so it's kind of surprising that I feared poker.  I found Fiesta Poker online and have been thinking about giving it a try.  Why not try all new games, how else will I figure out what I will or won't enjoy?  I have a couple of friends who are really good at poker, so I should probably learn a little bit from them but after that, I'll try my hand at poker.


Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a talented young Houston lawyer and a
functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger (co-director Mark Kassen), his
longtime friend and partner, is the straightlaced and responsible yin
to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal-injury law firm is getting
by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a
case involving Vicky (Vinessa Shaw), a local ER nurse, who is pricked
by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper
into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on
exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of
their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting
pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their
business to the breaking point.

Brothers and directors Mark and Adam Kassen bring this real-life story
to the screen with all the urgency and passion of the subjects
themselves. The result is an effective issue-driven drama that finds
its footing in a contemporary David and Goliath story.

Produced and co-directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen, PUNCTURE
stars Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshall Bell, Michael
Biehn, Jesse L. Martin, Roxanna Hope, Tess Parker, Kate Burton and
Vinessa Shaw. The film was written by Chris Lopata from story by Ela
Thier and Paul Danziger and was executive-produced by Jeffrey Gou &
Joan Huang, Paul Danziger and Rod de Llano & Craig Cohen.


Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshall Bell, Michael Biehn,
Jesse L. Martin, Roxanna Hope, Tess Parker, Kate Burton, Vinessa Shaw


Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen


Chris Lopata


Paul Danziger and Ela Their




Los Angeles, New York and Houston- Friday, 9/23


99 Minutes


Millennium Entertainment



Watching Movies

My husband and I watch movies at least a few times a week.  We tend to watch a few movies over the weekend as well.  Our favorites are horror and comedy.  I have to watch a movie in a genre that I'm in the mood for.  I can't watch anything at anytime.  Are you like that?   

I am a fan of drama movies.  I love The Shawshank Redemption and The Skeleton Key.  I think the drama category is the closest to portraying real life.  What do you think?  Are there any drama movies that hit close to home for you?