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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.

Theme Park Review: Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood

This week my wife and I were able to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time.  Although this attraction has been around for about 6 years in Orlando, Florida, it just opened at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California back in April.  Since the Cinema Files is based on Arizona, the trek [...]

By |October 18th, 2016|Reviews|0 Comments

The CW has a new app for your TV, and it’s pretty fantastic

The CW, the channel that is home to The Flash, Supernatural, Arrow, Supergirl, Vampire Diaries, and lots more, has just released an app for almost every single device imaginable.  Here is the list of platforms: Roku Chromecast Apple TV (and AirPlay) XBox 360 and XBox One Android iOS Amazon Fire TV (Coming Soon) The only holdout seems [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|Product Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Queen of Katwe”

The Queen of Katwe is the latest in Disney's series of films that retell the true story of inspiring, underdog sports figures (the official genre is called 'Biographical Sports Drama'). They started a tradition of releasing these types of films almost annually with Cool Runnings back in the early nineties and has gone on to include [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Suicide Squad”

One of the most anticipated releases of the summer, Suicide Squad, hits the cinemas this Friday and we were lucky enough to see it last night (Monday).  The atmosphere in the theater was pretty much at fever pitch, with lots of cosplayers dressed up and more DC Comics t-shirts than I could count. Suicide Squad follows Intelligence officer Amanda [...]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Life, Animated”

Most of the world doesn't get around to watching documentaries, especially feature documentaries that end up in the theater.  Some people will try to watch stuff on Netflix, but don't actually think of documentary filmmaking as something that can be genuinely moving.  I used to think that way until I saw a film called Searching for [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

WATCH: A new trailer for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”!!!

Marvel unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming film, Doctor Strange. You can watch it below. Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme along with Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) as The Ancient One and, in undisclosed roles, Rachel McAdams [...]

By |July 23rd, 2016|Trailers|0 Comments

Check out this teaser for “Magnificent 7″…oh wait…I mean “Justice League”

Warner Bros Pictures released a quasi-teaser trailer for the upcoming Justice League film at San Diego Comic Con today.  I might have wet myself a little while watching it. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face [...]

By |July 23rd, 2016|Trailers|0 Comments

Check out this new AMAZING “Wonder Woman” trailer!

There are few films that excite me more than the upcoming Wonder Woman adaptation.  Today at San Diego Comic Con Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer and it is EPIC. 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 [...]

By |July 23rd, 2016|Trailers|0 Comments

Retro Review: “The Dark Knight Rises,” released 4 years ago today

Fandom for Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy saw its peak right before the release of the third film, which happened on this day four years ago.  I still have fairly vivid memories of when they released the first photo of Bane, the first teaser trailer, and when the first reviews for the film hit RottenTomatoes.com. [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Thoughts after seeing “Ghostbusters”

As I sat next to my dad waiting for Ghostbusters: Answer the Call to begin, I found myself feeling rather surreal.  Here I was in the theater about to experience another Ghostbusters film.  I couldn't help but feel a rush of excitement, similar to how I had felt only six months earlier waiting for Star Wars: The Force [...]

By |July 16th, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments