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About Daniel Silva

Dan is a Software Engineer by day and a part-time Film Reviewer by night. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona and has been writing for The Cinema Files since its inception. His favorite directors are Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon, and Gavin O'Connor.

Review: “Sing”

Illumination Animation Studios have been on a box office roll.  Whether the Minions franchise or their newest Secret Life of Pets, they are really raking in the money.  With their latest, Sing, Illumination tries to take the concept of American Idol and The Voice with a twist: they are singing animals.  Here's the synopsis: Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

“Dunkirk” Trailer: Check Out the Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Next Film

Dunkirk, which Nolan is directing from his own original screenplay, has cast a crop of newcomers who include Fionn Whitehead (ITV‘s Him), Jack Lowden (’71), Aneurin Barnard (Citadel), and One Direction singer/songwriter Harry Styles. Recent Academy Award winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Kenneth Branagh (Valkyrie), Cillian Murphy (Inception), James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) and Tom Hardy (The Revenant) will be the [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Trailers|0 Comments

Review: “Collateral Beauty”

What was the last movie that you watched that didn't live up to the trailer?  Unfortunately this is becoming a more frequent occurrence as studios are perfecting the art of creating movie trailers.  In fact, WB is so good at cutting trailers that when the studio executives saw an early cut of Suicide Squad, they panicked [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

The new “War for the Planet of the Apes” trailer is beyond epic. Watch it here!

It's no secret that I consider Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to be a cinematic masterpiece, blockbuster filmmaking at its finest.  This trailer for the sequel has me so excited for this third installment. In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Trailers|0 Comments

The New “Baywatch” Trailer is Actually Pretty Great and You Should Watch it

Are you in the mood for another movie about a nostalgia property that is completely reworked to be funny and a social satire/commentary on its original source?  Well you are in luck because the new trailer for Baywatch has been released! NOTE: This film is going to be R-rated, and the trailer reflects that. Baywatch reteams Dwayne Johnson with [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|Trailers|0 Comments

The New Star Wars Film “Rogue One” is Confusing People All Over the Galaxy

About a month ago at a family gathering the topic of conversation turned to upcoming movies. As a self-professed professional amateur when it comes to all things cinema, I was excited to share my otherwise useless knowledge about upcoming releases. However, the conversation turned to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and every adult in [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Check out the new trailer for the “Beauty and the Beast” live action remake!

Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Trailers|0 Comments

There’s a new “LEGO Batman Movie” trailer, and it has Robin and the Joker

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: The LEGO Batman Movie. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Trailers|0 Comments

Because Today is Awesome, Here’s the New “Wonder Woman” Trailer

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s “House of Cards”, The Princess Bride), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter films, The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Trailers|1 Comment

Review: “Doctor Strange”

What do you get when you take Sherlock and mix in a little Harry Potter and Batman Begins, and then throw in Inception on steroids?  You get Marvel's latest comic book adaptation, Doctor Strange.  This film is not only one of the best films of the year, it is also one of Marvel's best origin stories. The film follows Dr. Stephen [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments