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Pensamientos después de ver La La Land.

Un canto a la nostalgia.

¿Cuales son tus sueños? Aquellos que, más que un anhelo, se han convertido en tu misión de vida, en tu propósito, y que sabes que si no los cumples estas desperdiciando tu tiempo, tu vida, tu existencia. Los únicos sueños que son capaces de despertarte en la noche, robarte la paz y aún así llenarte de esperanza y ganas de seguir.

La La Land podría parecer una historia de amor, pero no lo es.

Ésta es  una historia sobre los sueños, sobre el esfuerzo, sobre cómo ha cambiado el mundo en el que los valores ya no son los mismos que antes. Me viene a la cabeza aquello de la sociedad líquida en la que se habla de cuanto nos cuesta comprometernos, en la que se extraña con coraje algo en que creer y por lo que luchar…

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Sing Street – Happy Sad



Last night I went to see Sing Street, an awesome Irish film, with just the right amount of music, drama and a great love story that makes you remember those youth days when everything in our lives was influenced by the songs we listened to.

Directed by Jhon Carney, this movie follows the line of  Once and Begin Again, << that acctually inspired me to write this>> and yes this movie is about a someone who’s in love, someone that writes songs and finds friends to make music together.

The premise is about Conor, a young boy that recently moved to a different school and one day meets Raphina, this beautiful and mysterious girl who wants to move to London and be a model… The movie it’s not only about a group of friends forming a band, you’ll see Conor’s journey to overcome his fears and…

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Todos somos Amateurs…

Todos somos Amateurs… “La vida es muy corta para poder ser algo más.”

La idea de ser un Amateur a revolucionado mi manera de pensar. Nadie llega a ser experto en nada, por eso debemos enamorarnos del proceso de aprender y conocer.

Caminando por La Quinta , me encontré con CIENTOS de artistas vendiendo su trabajo en la calle… Se veían todos súper buena onda (uno que otro manchado) y me dieron tantas ganas de acercarme a ellos y hacerles platica.

Yo no puedo dibujar nada, soy malísimo para las fotos y para ese tipo de arte, entonces pensé “¿De qué hablaré con ellos? ¡No tenemos nada en común!”

Llegue a casa arrepentido de no hablarles… Ellos estaban dispuestos, el que no estaba dispuesto era yo. Les pude haber preguntado algo como “¿Cuantas horas al día le dedicas a tu arte?” O “¿De donde llega tu inspiración?”. No actué como un Amateur.

Y en ese momento me di cuenta que un Amateur es alguien que está dispuesto a aprender y a entregarse a su arte. Está buscando lugares y personas que lo inspiren.

Ser un Amateur es un estilo de vida que todos debemos de tener… para lo que sea (cantar, tocar algún instrumento, bailar, actuar, escribir o hacer vlog…) Nunca pienses que alguien no te puede enseñar algo. Si tienes el corazón de un Amateur, en cualquier situación, vas a aprender algo.

Sin sueños frustrados,

Abdiel Galindo

Film Trivia: 16 Remarkable Facts about The Revenant

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The Revenant is a 2015 western epic film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu based loosely on Michael Punke’s 2002 novel of the same name. The film is inspired by the experiences of fur trapper and frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s, fought for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. This film is truly epic with some extraordinary perfomances by the cast, an outstanding directing by Iñárritu, breathtaking shots by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and a deep and beautiful music score by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto. The level of effort and heart put into this project is tremendous and deserves all the types of film awards in existence.

Here are 16 remarkable facts about what is undoubtedly another masterpiece by the great Alejandro G. Iñárritu:

1. When development of The Revenant began way back in 2001, the main character was originally to be played by Samuel L. Jackson with Korean Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) as the director. The project was then taken over by director John Hillcoat (The Road) and actor Christian Bale. Then by Jean Francois Richet (Assault on Precinct 13). It wasn’t until the summer of 2011 that Iñárritu signed on to direct.

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Film Trivia: 33 Epic Star Wars Facts

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With only 10 days left until the 7th instalment of the saga is released, here are 33 facts about this epic franchise:

1. Star Wars has made over 3.5 Billion dollars.

2. A New Hope (1977) is the second highest grossing film of all time in the US.

3. George Lucas came up with the name R2-D2 while filming American Graffiti. A member of the sound crew asked him to retrieve reel #2 of the second dialogue track, which in the parlance would be, “Could you get R2-D2 for me?”

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Film Trivia: 21 Interesting Facts About Interstellar


Here are 21 interesting facts about the extraordinary film: Interstellar.

1. Christopher Nolan cast Matthew McConaughey after seeing his performance in Mud (2012). Nolan recalled, “I didn’t know how much potential he had until I saw Mud. Not just as a leading man, but sheer acting talent.”

2. The screenplay is based on the works of the theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

3. Steven Spielberg was set to direct the film in 2006 and hired Jonathan Nolan to write the screenplay. In 2012, after Spielberg’s departure, Jonathan suggested the project to his brother, Christopher.

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Film Trivia: 10 Things You May or May Not Know About Whiplash


What a thrilling film! Here are 10 facts about Whiplash that you probably didn’t know about:

1. Remember when Fletcher’s three drummers played for around 5 hours before beginning class? During those intense practice scenes, director Damien Chazelle wouldn’t yell, “cut!” so that Miles Teller would keep drumming until he exhausted himself.

2. For the slapping scene, J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller filmed many takes with Simmons only faking the slap. For the final take, Simmons and Teller chose to film the scene with a real slap. This is the take that is used in the film.

3. Miles Teller, who’s been drumming since he was 15, received blisters on his hands due to the intense, unconventional style of jazz drumming. Some of his blood was on the drumsticks and the drum set as a result.

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#4 – Project Almanac

If something had tought us “Back to the Future” is that you can’t play with time travel without consequences and the laws that are applied, well in this movie “Project: Almanac” if you pay attention you can find some mistakes that should be pretty obvious but they handle so that you focus on other things and so you would not notice these small errors about time travel.

Project: Almanac sets very few time travel rules, but one that is established early and used much later in the film is that if you look at your past/future self and they look back, you start to flicker out of existence. The problem is the parade of temporal convenience that makes that rule have no effect on the movie  between the establishing scene and the payoff near the end.

The group travels back a few weeks to help the one who showed that you can’t look at yourself in the past, Goldberg, pass a chemistry exam. It doesn’t go well, so after they come back to the present, they try it again. Then they try it again.

Well, that threw all time travel laws out the window.

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Film Trivia: 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “The Hangover”

1. During casting for “The Hangover”, Lindsay Lohann was offered the part of Jade, the stripper, but turned it down because she wasn’t into the script and thought the movie wouldn’t succeed. Heather Graham got the role instead, and appears again in Part III. Lohan later admitted to regretting her decision.

2. Ed Helms didn’t need a special mouthpiece for his character Stu’s missing tooth. In real life, Helms has a tooth implant because his adult incisor never grew in. He simply removed his dental implant for filming.

3. Sean Penn and Robert Downey Jr. were considered for John Goodman’s role in “The Hangover Part III.”

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