Movie openings this week in Bucharest, Romania: Dawn of the Planet of Apes, Begin Again , Cannibal, Cuban Fury

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director Matt Reeves

Starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell

On at Brasov: Cityplex; Bucharest: Grand Cinema & More, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, The Light Cinema, CinemaPRO, Glendale Studio, Patria; Cluj: Cinema City Iulius, Cinema City Polus, Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cinema City, Cityplex; Iasi: Cinema City; Targu Mures: Cinema City, Arta 3D; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex, Cinema Palace; Ploiesti: Cinema City, Club Cinema Twins, Cinema City Afi Palace; Craiova: Patria, Colours Cinema; Pitesti: Cinema City; Ramnicu Valcea: Geo Saizescu, Line Cinema; Arad: Cinema City Atrium, Cinema City Galleria; Baia Mare: Cinema City; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City; Buzau: Dacia; Alba Iulia: Colours Cinema; Sibiu: Arta; Bacau: Cinema City; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Botosani: Cine Grand;  Vulcan: Luceafarul; Tulcea: Cityplex;

Begin Again

Director John Carney

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo

On at Brasov: Cityplex; Bucharest: Grand Cinema & More, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, The Light Cinema, Patria;  Cluj: Cinema City Iulius, Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cinema City, Cityplex; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex, Cinema Palace; Ploiesti: Cinema City Afi Palace; Craiova: Patria; Ramnicu Valcea: Geo Saizescu; Arad: Cinema City Atrium; Braila: Cinema City; Bacau: Cinema City; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Botosani: Cine Grand;  Tulcea: Cityple;

Cannibal

Director Manuel Martín Cuenca

Starring Olimpia Melinte, Antonio de la Torre

On at Brasov: Cityplex; Bucharest: Grand Cinema & More, Hollywood Multiplex, Corso, Elvira Popescu, Europa, NCRR, Scala, Studio; Cluj: Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cityplex; Iasi: Republica; Craiova: Modern; Pitesti: Sebastian Papaiani; Piatra Neamt: Dacia; Botosani: Unirea;

Cuban Fury

Director James Griffiths

Starring Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones

On at Brasov: Cityplex; Bucharest:Grand Cinema & More, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, The Light Cinema, Glendale Studio; Cluj: Cinema City Iulius; Constanta: Cinema City, Cityplex; Targu Mures: Cinema City; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex, Cinema Palace; Ploiesti: Cinema City; Arad: Cinema City Atrium; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City; Tulcea: Cityplex;

Coming up next week: Sex Tape – July 18th

Planes: Fire & Rescue – July 18th

Kraftidioten – July 18th

Ioana Toader, Access Romania Online 

 

Outdoor library to open this weekend in Bucharest, Romania

Summer is here and Bucharest chooses to have fun by organizing a reading session with an outdoor library in Cismigiu Park, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park and Tineretului Park during July 8 – August 31, a project named “Parcul Cartilor” (The Books Park).

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The publishing house “Litera” is supporting this project and offers to all book addicts the possibility to read over 100 books from its shelf’s,  from stories with fairies and heroes, fiction, history, practical books and entertaining books.

In the Book’s Park you will be able to find volumes from known collections such as “Bestseller”, “Premium”, “Thriller”, “Nobel”.

Additional information you can find on the website litera.ro .

The outdoor libraries are part of a  campaign which encourages reading that the publishing house “Litera” supports with the occasion of celebrating 25 years of existence.

photo source: metropotam.ro

Ioana Toader, Access Romania Online

Movie openings this week in Romania: Think Like a Man Too, Third Person

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Think Like a Man Too

Director Tim Story

Starring Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Adam Brody, Jerry Ferrara

On at Brasov: Cityplex; Bucharest: Grand Cinema & More, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, The Light Cinema, CinemaPRO, Glendale Studio, Patria; Cluj: Cinema City Iulius, Cinema City Polus Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cinema City, Cityplex; Targu Mures: Cinema City, Arta 3D; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cinema Palace; Ploiesti:Cinema City, Club Cinema Twins, Cinema City Afi Palace; Craiova: Patria, Colours Cinema; Pitesti: Cinema City, Ramnicu Valcea, Geo Saizescu; Arad: Cinema City Atrium, Cinema City Galleria; Baia Mare: Cinema City; Satu Mare:GM Cinema 3D; Braila:Cinema City; Buzau: Dacia; Alba Iulia: Colours Cinema; Sibiu: Arta; Bacau: Cinema City; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Botosani: Cine Grand; Vulcan: Luceafarul; Tulcea: Cityplex.

 

Third Person

Director Paul Haggis

Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello, Adrien Brody, James Franco

On at Brasov: Cityplex; Bucharest: Grand Cinema & More, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, The Light Cinema, CinemaPRO, Glendale Studio; Cluj: Cinema City Iulius, Victoria; Constanta: Cinema City: Cityplex; Iasi: Cinema City; Targu Mures: Cinema City: Arta 3D; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cinema Palace; Ploiesti: Cinema City; Craiova: Colours Cinema; Ramnicu Valcea:Line Cinema; Arad: Cinema City Atrium; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City; Buzau: Dacia; Alba Iulia: Colours Cinema; Sibiu: Arta; Botosani: Cine Grand; Vulcan: Luceafarul; Tulcea: Cityplex;

Coming up soon: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – 11th July;

Begin Again – 11th July;

Caníbal – 11th July;

Cuban Fury – 11th July;

Access Romania Online

NGOs verbaly warns the Romanian President in a letter on his discriminating statements about Rome people

roma4After the Romanian President Traian Basescu made offensive statements against the Roma (gypsies) people about the birth rates, the Legal Resources Center (CRJ) and Romani Criss signed a letter in which they bring to the attention of the president that the statements discriminate and offend the Roma and Romanian women.

The NGOs haven’t forgotten to remind that Romania goes on a slippery road even more because of these statements.

“You addressed your statements about the problem of low birth rates in Romania, in a chauvinistic and misogynistic manner, offending and discriminating. Arguments such as <<Romanian women, you have the duty to give birth to children given that the Roma people are making more babies than you and the structure of the country will be changing>> fall in the statement category to discriminate. Ignore the fact that just a few months ago, in Timisoara and in Alba Iulia were proposed and supported solutions of sterilization the Roma women, starting from the idea that they would make too many children.

Even if you have not proposed this solution, is frightening that at the Romanian state leadership is a person who resonates with concern from the perspective of the ethnic composition of the country for the fact that the birth of the most discriminated minority in Romania is higher, “said the two associations.

Their representatives also states that “in Nazi Germany, the number of Jews was one of the main concerns of the Reich” and “Romania has implemented such legislation at that time.”

The president is criticized for seeing the birth rate problem a “a clear separation between Romanians and Roma people”, since he believes that the Romanian women have the patriotic duty to have more children, to maintain the majority structure of the Romanian people until 2030”.

They are also reminding the president about the Decree 770/1966 which interdicts abortion with the same arguments that he would have made Traian Basescu to Romanian business women, “namely that   would harm the” birth rate and natural growth rate. ”

The President Traian Basescu, declared on Tuesday at a meeting by the magazine Business Woman, that because of the actual decreasing birth rate, in 2030 Romania  will have 15 million inhabitants and the structure will be changed because the Roma minority is very productive , mentioning that the Romanian women have a duty for our country.

Access Romania Online-Ioana Toader, ioana.toader.m@gmail.com

Movie openings this week-end in Romania: The Hangover Part III, Zambezia

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The Hangover Part III (2013)

Directed by Todd Phillips

Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis

Movie type: Comedy

On in Brasov: Cityplex Brasov; Bucharest: Grand Cinema Digiplex, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, The Light Cinema, Cinema PRO, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Glendale Studio, Patria, Studio; Cluj: Cinema City, Odeon, Cinema City Polus, Cinema; Constanta: Cityplex, Cinema City; Iasi: Cinema City; Targu Mures: Arta 3D, Cinema City; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex, Cinema Palace; Ploiesti: Club Cinema Twins, Premiera, Cinema City; Craiova: Patria, 3D Colours Cinema; Pitesti: Cinema City; Arad: Cinema City, Cinema City Galleria; Baia Mare: Cinema City; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City Braila; Buzau: Dacia; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Tulcea: Cityplex; Chisinau: Patria –Multiplex, Patria-Riscani; Balti: Patria.

Zambezia (2012)

Directed by Wayne Thornely

Starring Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum, Jamal Mixon, Samuel L. Jackson

Movie type: Animation, Adventures, Comedy, Family

On in Brasov: Cityplex Brasov; Bucharest: Grand Cinema Digiplex, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, The Light Cinema, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Sun Plaza; Cluj: Cinema City, Cinema City Polus; Constanta: Cityplex, Cinema City; Iasi: Cinema City; Targu Mures: Cinema City; Timisoara: Cinema City; ; Oradea: Cortina Digiplex, Cinema Palace; Ploiesti: Club Cinema Twins, Cinema City; Pitesti: Cinema City; Ramnicu Valcea: Ostroveni; Arad: Cinema City, Cinema City Galleria; Baia Mare: Cinema City; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City Braila; Bacau: Cinema City; Tulcea Cityplex.

Coming up in the following weeks:

Epic-premiere on June 07, 2013

After Earth- premiere on June 07, 2013

Los Amantes Pasajeros- premiere on June 07, 2013

~Access Romania Online~ Ioana Toader, ioana.toader.m@gmail.com

Romanian Government to cut in half, for the next three years, the funds to bound the apartment blocks with high seismic risk

dreamstime_2369494Romanian Government has announced that the funds from the state budget intended for the municipalities to bound the apartment blocks  with seismic risk, will be cut  in half in the next three years, even if the experts warned that the buildings could collapse in case of an earthquake.

In five years, the money appropriated from the state budget for this case, has a few fluctuations from RON 7.8 million in 2008 and RON 5.8 million in 2010, to RON 8.1 million in 2012. This year it is estimated that will be spent RON 10 million to bind the apartment blocks.

The announcement reveals the fact that for the next three years the amount from the state budget will be cut in half to RON 4 million for 2014, RON 4.5 million in 2015 and RON 5 million for 2016.

Experts warned several times that many blocks, especially in Bucharest, are in great danger in case of a strong earthquake.  According to the official lists with buildings of high risk, there are 112 included in class I of seismic risk, which are endangering the public. These buildings were built between 1900 and 1950 and other 260 buildings of which 60 were built in 1824-1898, are presenting high risk to collapse in case of an earthquake. From this list only 30 were bound in 1990.

In an official document written back in 2006, technical experts have warned the Government that the work to reduce the seismic risk of the existing buildings should be considered as being national interest because a potential earthquake like the one in 1977 or 1940 could produce high losses because of damage over time and could increase the number of buildings affected by earthquakes.

That document indicates that the list of buildings to be bound are listed about 3,000 buildings, of which 600 are classified as Class I seismic risk and the vulnerable buildings are located mainly in Bucharest, in the counties under the influence of  seismic area from  Vrancea, Banat and Fagaras.

At the end of 2011, a study presented by the Pool of Insurance Against Natural Disasters (PAID) warned that the losses resulting from an earthquake similar with the one in March 1977 could cause to the residential sector would reach EUR 4.8 billion, given that the total value of housing nationwide is estimated at EUR 105.6 billion.

The earthquake from March 4, 1977 had a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale and caused losses of over USD two billion, meaning 5 % of GDP from that year, according to the World Bank data.

Of the total losses, 50% were apartments, in Bucharest 90% being victims and 70% losses. The quake caused the death of a number of 1,570 people to which were added 11,300 injured because of a collapse of 28 tall buildings.

-Access Romania Online-Ioana Toader

Images from the earthquake in 1977, Bucharest:

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