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Meet The Smurfs in Phoenix!

“SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE” COMES TO PHOENIX WITH SPECIAL VISIT FROM SMURFETTE, BRAINY AND HEFTY SMURF!  Smurfette, Brainy and Hefty will first visit Desert Ridge Marketplace for a special meet-and-greet experience with families.  Special Smurfs prizes will also be given out, while supplies last. Tuesday, February 7th 4:30-5:30PM Desert Ridge Marketplace *Near the AMC fountain [...]

By |February 5th, 2017|News & Articles|0 Comments

LEGO BATMAN, ROBIN, & BATGIRL ARE COMING TO PHOENIX!

 LEGO Batman, Robin, and Batgirl will make several appearances around the Phoenix Metropolitan Area! You can take free pictures with your favorite character and you could win movie passes to the advance screening of  THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE! In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|News & Articles|0 Comments

This Year’s Oscar Nominations are AMAZING (Full List)

As the resident Oscar/Awards geek, I had the task of watching the livestream of the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations live (they started at 6:18 AM local Arizona time).  I gasped a few times because of some significant snubs and some HUGE surprises, which are detailed below. The oddest inclusion was without a doubt Suicide [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|News & Articles|0 Comments

The Cinema Files Top 10 Films for 2016

Another fascinating year in cinema, 2016 was unusual in many ways.  There was a record number of DECADES late sequels and spin-offs, a trend we will see continuing into 2017, even though each of this year's offerings was a financial and critical disappointment.  Speaking of disappointments we also saw a record number of Blockbuster [...]

By |December 27th, 2016|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews|0 Comments

Here’s the first teaser for “Blade Runner 2049”

It hasn't been a good year for decades late sequels, but this one gives us hope. Harrison Ford is back as Deckard, Ridley Scott has stepped into the Executive Producer's role, and after seeing what he did with "Arrival" we're excited to see Denis Villeneuve direct his second sci-fi film.  Also joining the cast is Ryan [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|News & Articles, Trailers|0 Comments

‘Moonlight’ wins the Phoenix Critics Circle’s Best Picture Award

On Dec. 16, The Phoenix Critics Circle, along with their friends and spouses, enjoyed a festive evening and announced its winners for the best films, performances and technical categories of 2016. The affecting drama "Moonlight" took three awards, including the top prize for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and tied for Best Director (Barry [...]

By |December 17th, 2016|Movie Reviews, News & Articles|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

Phoenix Critics Circle 2016 Award Nominees

The Phoenix Critics Circle proudly announces nominees for its annual awards. Members have narrowed the films from 2016 to the top nominees in each category. "Arrival", "La La Land", and "Moonlight" lead with 6 nominations each, followed by "Hell or High Water" with five and "Manchester by the Sea" with four. Voting is underway for [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|Movie Reviews, News & Articles|0 Comments

Who is Rogue One’s Saw Gerrera??

The frequency Saw Gerrera's name is dropped in "Rogue One" and the relatively high-profile casting of Forest Whitaker, lends the question, "Should we know who this guy is?" The answer depends on how big of a Star Wars fan you are. For the first time in Star Wars cinematic history, a character created for an animated [...]

By |December 12th, 2016|News & Articles|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