Watch Romania’s video for Eurovision | Music

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Hey guys. I’m back with another post, this time I would like to bring into the spotlight a music video that has just been released. I’m talking about Romania’s entry for Eurovision this year, Yodel It by Ilinca and Alex Florea. I must say I’m pleasantly surprised by the good quality of the video and the visual elements that were used so smartly. I like the idea that it promotes Cluj, one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. Overall, I think it’s a good video for this song and it gives a plus on the image of our singers.

This year Eurovision Song Contest is held at Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, with the two Semi-Finals being scheduled on 9 and 11 May 2017, while the Grand Final is on 13th May 2017.

I hope you’ll enjoy Ilinca and Alex Florea’s video for Yodel It !  which you can watch below and I’m waiting for some comments from you.  Last, but not least good luck to Romania at this year’s Eurovision!

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Table 19 | Movie Review

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Table 19 is a 87 minute Comedy/Drama that is starring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, Stephen Merchant and June Squibb. It is directed by Jeffrey Blitzmostly known for the TV show The Office (2006-2013)A synopsis reads: “Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19″.

What I like about this film is the fact that the story is simple, charming and it presents the raw reality and sometimes awkwardness of relationships. There are two main relationships that are depicted, and both of them have its complications: the relationship between Eloise and Teddy and the one between Bina and Jerry Kepp. Besides this, we have a young man, Rezno,  who is struggling with his confidence in asking someone to dance with him.

Nobody beautiful, rich or influential is at table 19. It turns out they are all at a turning point in their lives and the story evolves about their various crisis. These people are all amazing and their stories are interesting. I believe the soundtrack is well chosen and the spark of sensuality provided when Huck and Eloise dance is well done. I discovered a new song in this film that I now love- Roses by The Chainsmokers and ROZES

Stepehen Merchant’s character, Walter, will definitely make you laugh with his funny and awkward way of being and the way he talks. Nanny Jo is also an interesting character that gives the story a plus.This film is a combination of funny and sad moments, but I feel that it works well for its viewers. On the whole, Table 19 is a feel-good film that is definitely worth watching. If I were to rate this film I would give it a 7 out of 10.

Table 19 is out in cinemas everywhere !

#Rawmanian.Loves.Table19

The Boss Baby| Movie Review

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The Boss Baby is a 2017 animation starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow. It is directed by Tom McGrath, mostly known for Madagascar (2005). A synopsis reads: “A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

The Boss Baby is funny and heartwarming. It has plenty of quality laugh-out-loud moments, and has humor that will appeal to everyone, not just kids. There were also some very touching moments.. especially the boy’s bedtime routine and the relationship he develops with the boss baby. The intro scene with the baby deliveries is very cute and funny. I must say that in this film the babies seem much cuter than in real life.

Besides the conflict of the two brothers fighting for the attention of their parents, there is a separate plot line about Francis Francis trying to get people to love more puppies instead of babies-it involves creating a new breed of puppy that never grows up. The Boss baby character is hilarious. I loved the reflections on parenthood, feeding the baby, dummy sucking, milk bottles, diapers (nappies), vomit, lack of sleep, etc

The Boss Baby is an entertaining spectacle that is fun, funny, and clever at many points. This movie is certainly adorable and is the perfect family film (for all ages) . The story is simplistic and silly, and doesn’t have as much magic as a Disney film, but it’s nice to have a unique, original story that doesn’t involve making a political ordeal out of it. My personal rating for this film is 7.5 out of 10.

The Boss Baby is out in cinemas everywhere !

#Rawmanian.Loves.TheBossBaby

Why Him? | Movie Review

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Why Him? is a 111 minutes comedy directed by John Hamburg, mostly known for I Love You, Man (2009). It is starring  Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Cedric the Entertainer, Kegan-Michael Key, Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally. A synopsis reads: “A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter’s Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question”.

Watching Why Him? I was pleasantly surprised. When entering the cinema screen I din’t think I will laugh a lot, but it happened. I must say this is a goofy movie and I would advise you not to put too much thought going in. What I would say to you is to just enjoy the show. James Franco is brilliant, he  brings his A-game here, and is once again totally hysterical. Bryan Cranston has a surprising comedic timing. Megan Mullally is a scene stealer. Kegan-Michael Key is bonkers. They all contribute to making this film enjoyable for us as spectators.

What I liked about this film is also the fact that it’s got Kaley Cuoco (one of my favourite actresses) as an awesome version of Siri,  apparently the best of Silicon Valley. Oh, and a half of the band KISS in full costume and makeup. Without saying too much I think the end of this film will warm your heart. Another thing that is worth mentioning is that the movie contains a lot of swearing and adult scenes, so I don’t recommend it to the kids.

If I were to give a rating to this film it would be a 6.5 out of 10. It’s not extraordinary, but definitely worth a watch, especially if you are a James Franco fan. Why Him? is in cinemas everywhere !

#Rawmanian.Loves.WhyHim?

Dreaming in a ‘La La Land’ | Movie Review

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La La Land is a 128 minutes musical that I had the pleasure to watch a few days ago. It is directed by Damien Chazelle, mostly known for Whiplash (2014). La La Land is starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. A synopsis reads: “Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart“.

It is worth mentioning that this film is nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Watching it, I had the feeling of being transported to another world, where everyone is happy and sings catchy songs. The opening sequence took my breath away and the rest of the film didn’t disappoint either. The end of the film is built beautifully and it makes you wishing for the story not to end. I must say La La Land is a beautiful cinematic piece with soul, wit, charm, style and love.By watching it, you get a good feeling from the beginning till the end!

The chemistry between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling is undeniable and their acting is top class. I can’t think of any other actors that could have played their roles. This is to show how much they were suitable for their parts. I can’t remember the last time I saw a musical, but I felt La La Land could define this genre. The soundtrack is brilliant in my opinion, especially the tracks Mia & Sebastian’s Theme and City Of Stars. If you want to listen to the soundtrack of this film you can do so on Spotify. I highly recommend this film and I’ll give it a 8.5 rating out of 10.

#Rawmanian.Loves.LaLaLand

So Good by Louisa Johnson | Song Of The Day

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Louisa Johnson is the 2015 X Factor Winner. If you’re not from the UK you might not have known that so I felt I should tell you. Anyway, as it happened with previous winners, there weren’t too many songs launched by her since winning the show on December 2015. Actually there were only 2: Tears, a collaboration with Clean Bandit and her latest single called So Good.

Judging just from these two songs I must say that I like her sound and her image is exactly what is expected in today’s musical context from a young female performer. I heard So Good being sung on The X Factor and it sounded as good as the recorded version. So well done for that. I  believe Louisa Johnson has what it takes in order to succeed in the music industry.

#Rawmanian.Loves.SoGood

‘Doctor Strange’ Is Impressive |Movie Review

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Doctor Strange is a 2016 Marvel Studios Fantasy film, which basically means it is a superhero film. It is starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton as the main characters. A synopsis for Doctor Strange reads: “A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts“.

Without giving away too much, Benedict Cumberbatch is phenomenal. Although I don’t personally like him, I must say that after the performance in this film he won me over; he is one class actor. He seems he was born to play the role of the ex-neurosurgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme. Every cinema goer will love the action, humor, adventure and fantasy throughout the film.

I am always prudent when it comes to action/fantasy movies with big budgets. They generally seem to follow a certain pattern where the scenarios and scripts are so “déjà-vu” that I feel disgusted. Here, the story line is somewhat classic, but the humor and delivery style reminds me a bit of Ant-Man which I personally enjoyed.

I must say that the best point of this movie is the fact that the graphics are astonishing! Great CGI and on point artwork… you have to watch this in 3D to reach its maximum potential! I wouldn’t have it any other way that’s for sure. Visual entertainment at its finest, enjoy.

I highly recommend this film and I will give it a ranking of 8 out of 10. Go and watch it while it is still in the cinemas!

#Rawmanian.Loves.DoctorStrange

‘The Girl On The Train’ Is Captivating | Movie Review

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The Girl On The Train is a 112 minutes Thriller that was released on 5 October 2016. It is directed by Tate Taylor, mostly known for The Help (2011) and Get on Up (2014). The Girl On The Train is starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux and Luke Evans. A synopsis reads: “A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life“.

Going to watch this film I had high hopes, especially after reading the book by Paula Hawkins and I must say that it turned out  to be a great film.From the first second,with the first word spoken , you are completely drawn by this movie. I felt that by watching this I  was using my brain almost like it was me inside the movie and I was attempting to solve the mystery that appeared right before my eyes.

This film has a lot of drama and suspense moments and the acting of Emily Blunt is high class. I feel that it’s  going to  be a shame if you miss this film..I genuinely felt sorry for the main character, Rachel, almost as for a friend of mine who is telling me a sad story.I believe that someone who hadn’t read the book will feel like they just dont’t want to blink before they got all the facts straight.

I highly recommend this film and I believe it’s best to watch it at night as it will make your time more interesting and it will give you a lot to talk over with your friends. Some parts of the movie could have been made better comparing to how the book is written.The Girl On The Train is not as good as Gone Girl, but still I feel this is worthy of your time.

The Girl On The Train is out in cinemas everywhere !

#Rawmanian.Loves.TheGirlOnTheTrain