Get a grip on your relationship this Valentine’s day with help from Dr. Weiss, a therapist, relationship and behavioral expert and recovering addict who provides couples with the tips and strategies needed to recognize, understand and overcome negative behaviors that can threaten a marriage. According to a 2005 report by The Christian Science Monitor, as many as half of dating couples split up on or around February 14th—many, according to Dr. Weiss because a partner’s bad habit is too much for the other to take. As a recovered addict who has found resolution and dedicated his life to helping others "get a grip" in life and love, Dr. Weiss has a deep understanding of how negative behaviors and weaknesses can lead to failed relationships. His advice is based on real-life experience from his own past and that of his patients.
Soon after the Solomon family moves into a run-down sunflower farm, they begin to notice strange and alarming changes in their father’s behavior. It’s the family’s youngest son, however, who sees what the adults can’t, and the family is thrown into a cat-and-mouse game of paranormal assault and murder. Although The Messengers is worth watching, nothing new is offered, and potentially truly scary scenes are lost in an unoriginal plot.
Following her huge success across the pond, British songbird Lily Allen breaks into the notoriously difficult American music scene with a feisty pop sound we haven’t seen since Avril Lavigne invaded our ears from Canada. Unfortunately, much like Lavigne, Allen’s urban, quirky style makes her easy to fall in love with as an anti-pop princess, but scratch the surface and she’s still bubblegum and sugar. To her credit, her lyrics are soulful and witty and her voice is sweet and melodic, so there’s huge potential for her become the next best thing in America, too.