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Bernardo Arteaga
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No, no soy el mudo del Zorro
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Reseña "Delamar" de Orlando Pichardo
Delamar by Orlando Pichardo My rating: 3 of 5 stars Este poeta es cercano, no sólo por haber sido un conocido personal de mi madre, si no porque era y es aún un icono importante de mi ciudad natal; ciudad en la que aún vivo. Pichardo falleció hace un par de...

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Reseña de "Los sueños de mi padre" de Barack Obama
Los sueños de mi padre by Barack Obama My rating: 4 of 5 stars En el 2007, cuando Barack Obama ganó por primera vez las elecciones, yo apenas salía de la universidad y estaba perdido. Quizá no exactamente perdido, si no extraviado. Perdido me sigo sintiendo...

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Reseña de "Los sueños de mi padre" de Barack Obama
Los sueños de mi padre by Barack Obama My rating: 4 of 5 stars También en mi blog En el 2007, cuando Barack Obama ganó por primera vez las elecciones, yo apenas salía de la universidad y estaba perdido. Quizá no exactamente perdido, si no extraviado. Perdid...

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Los sueños de mi padre by Barack Obama My rating: 4 of 5 stars En el 2007, cuando Barack Obama ganó por primera vez las elecciones, yo apenas salía de la universidad y estaba perdido. Quizá no exactamente perdido, si no extraviado. Perdido me sigo sintiendo...

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The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster My rating: 5 of 5 stars ***Esta reseña contiene Spoilers*** Anonadado, impactado, desconcertado y ansioso: cuatro adjetivos que describen cómo me sentí al terminar esta obra maestra. Tres historias de misterio, en un Nu...

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Reseña de "Corona de Espadas" Séptimo libro de La Rueda del Tiempo
Hace dos años empecé con esta saga, que según muchos es una de las mejores de la Fantasía moderna. Justo ahora que llego a la mitad de la misma, y más que comprometido a terminarla (son 14 novelas que van de las 600 a 1000 páginas) empiezo a reseñarla quizá...

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Reseña "Canto de Bambú" de Adolfredo Brizuela
Me prometí leer más poesía este año, por lo que es más que adecuado que el primer libro que termine sea un poemario. Uno breve, directo y sencillo y no por nada de ello menos valioso es con el que comienzo. De un autor venezolano, sanfelipeño, que anteriorm...

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Obama y su problema de sobre-control de la ira, por Michael Grunwald
Días antes de dar su discurso de despedida, la revista estadounidense " Politico " publicó esta pieza de opinión del periodista Michael Grunwald . Aquí procedo a publicar mi mejor traducción posible de dicha pieza. Lo hago sin ánimo de lucro alguno, ni de v...

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Haciendo América blanca de nuevo, por Toni Morrison
Traduje este escrito de Toni Morrison , la Nobel negra estadounidense, autora de Beloved entre otras novelas. Publicado en The New Yorker originalmente en Noviembre 2016, una versión más corta (la que abajo tradujo) fue colocada en su página web a un día de...

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Five weird things movie biz bloggers are getting wrong about Deadpool, or whatever other obnoxious title fits here.

Surprise! Deadpool is a massive box office success already. That means movie bloggers are scrambling to explain why. Only it's not a surprise, and the movie blogger commentary is almost universally terrible. I'm not usually the type to write stuff like this, but here we go.

Point One: Just think of how much better this movie would have done if we weren't all suffering from superhero movie fatigue.

This is the most successful Rated R movie in years and you think it would have been better if people weren't going to the theater to see superhero movies? Last I checked, Disney was still trying to invent a better way to count all the money they have been making from Marvel. You're confusing fatigue with people not going to see the garbage superhero movies that have come out recently, a narrative you tried pushing with Fantastic Four instead of just admitting it was awful.

Point Two: Deadpool is an X-Men movie spinoff

I get why you would think that if your only experience with Deadpool was this movie. That doesn't make you less wrong, though. Deadpool is its own movie in the same universe, just like in the comics. You'll note Colossus in Deadpool is nothing at all like Colossus in the X-Men movies, and that's deliberate. Also, the constant mocking of the X-Men movies (especially Wolverine Origins) should have been a clue. Focus up, people.

Point Three: Disney Marvel would have done it better

What you actually mean here is Disney Marvel would have made it PG-13 and it would have been a greater commercial success. This is wrong for several reasons.

First, the fans who helped bring this monster to life would not have been quite so eager if they felt the film was losing its edge to make Disney happy. I'm not saying this movie had to be vulgar to be good, in fact there was a whole lot of this movie where the "raw" stuff felt almost tacked on, like it was there because it had to be. I'm also not saying I would change one minute of the movie I saw, because I wouldn't.

Second, Marvel is all about not "wasting time" doing origin stories right now. That would have been a mistake here. A huge, huge mistake.

Third, and really the most important, the writing made this movie. It lived beyond the hype because it was so brilliantly written. I love me some Disney Marvel, but nothing from their camp of writers this past year hit as hard as Deadpool did. I'm honestly not convinced they could have pulled this off.

Point Four: Deadpool only did well because they struck a nerve with the marketing

AND?! The correct question to ask here is "Why the hell isn't everyone hurling money at this marketing company?" and not "Would anyone know about this movie if the marketing wasn't so clever?"

Also, you're missing the "slow burn" a movie like this would have gotten with mediocre marketing. It's still an amazing film, and word of mouth would have closed the gap over a week or two. It's not exactly unprecedented.

Point Five: The sequel will be better

Pump those brakes, Captain Obvious. Saying that a successful movie will be more successful with more resources is just lazy writing. It's also not even close to a universally true statement.

This movie was a labor of love for everyone involved. The budget was something like $58m and every penny was well spent. Assuming more money would make a better movie, especially now that Fox will be looking to it for actual revenue, is probably not a thought based in reality.



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