Radu’s movie recommendation: Hawaii

For this weekly recommendation I’m going to try something new. I’m going to recommend a Romanian movie. And it’s not because I’m a patriot or I like Romanian cinema. I actually find it very boring and dull. I feel it lacks imagination and heart. But this movie isn’t about something being funny or fast paced. It’s about a feeling. Of despair, of hope and of a better life. Continue reading


Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Since we haven’t reviewed an Indian movie in almost a week, I thought I would recommend one today. This movie is my guilty pleasure, but it’s hard not to fall in love with it.

I first saw it almost four years ago. My best friend called me, asking if we wanted to go see a movie, because she didn’t want to go home. I put on a pair of jeans and the first shirt I could find and got into my car. At the first light stop I looked online what movies where at the cinema at that hour (around 09:30 PM) and one caught my eye. Life doesn’t give you a second chance. 8.2 on IMDB. It should be a good one if it has such a good mark. When we entered the cinema and saw it was an Indian movie, she almost killed me. But after the movie started rolling, the magic happened…. Continue reading

Radu’s movie recommendation: Creed (2015)

Your legacy is more than a name

So, after recommending two light comedies, I want to go for something new. Since we will review Rocky these day, I thought about going for something similar. Actually from the same franchise. Although not a direct sequel as more of a spin off, but with elements of both types, it actually brings you for a ride on memory lane. Continue reading

Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Last Vegas

Have you ever wanted a bachelor party? Your own way of going out with a bang of the single life? Getting all of your friends and going to Las Vegas where you can go wild? Drink, gamble, strip clubs? We all imagine doing that when the time comes. But how would it be if you are 70 years old? Continue reading

Marvel Cinematic Universe vs. DC

There is no denying that Marvel has achieved a lot with its cinematic universe. In less than ten years they have released 17 movies, with an additional 7 planned for release in the next two years. A total of 12.7 billion dollars at the box office so far for the releases in the cinematic universe. All of the movies have been well received by critics and fans alike, some of them receiving widespread critical acclaim. Light hearted, great humor and an excellent cast, these movies are a joy to watch, even if you are not a comic book fan.

But how well does their cinematic universe compare to that of DC?

Let’s find out… Continue reading

Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Begin Again (2013)

You can tell a lot about a person by what’s on their playlist.


Can music save your soul? Can it guide you towards redemption? That is the question…

Begin Again is the story of two broken souls. Dan is a record producer, having been recently kicked out of the house by his wife, who just cannot adapt to the changing music industry. Gretta is a singer songwriter, recently dumped by her now famous ex-boyfriend, who is having trouble finding her place in the big city. By a chance encounter they meet each other in a bar and decide to work together to create a music album, as a tribute to New York City. Continue reading

Radu’s Movie Recommendation: 5 to 7 (2014)

I had a long time to consider the value of memory, and the idea that just because some-thing doesn’t last forever doesn’t mean its worth is diminished. Maybe it was just a rationalization – easier on the soul than mourning what might have been – the life unlived. I honestly don’t know, but I chose to believe in memory. I chose to believe in her. I chose to believe that the bond was never broken and that we carried each other in our hearts. As a secret singularity. She made me a writer. She made me a man. There would be other loves. Even great loves. But she was right, only one remained perfect.


A young, aspiring writer and an older married woman. Sounds like a forbidden love story and yet, it is so much more. It is a fascinating story of two people from two different worlds, with different views regarding life and love, and how they help each other become the best version that they can be. She helps him become the writer that he always desired to be and he makes her believe in love. Continue reading