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 |2019-03-11T17:05:32-07:00December 27th, 2016|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews|0 Comments

Interview: Darrin Butters, Character Animator on Disney’s “Moana”

Disney’s latest animated tentpole, "Moana", is opening this Thanksgiving weekend.  The story follows a young Polynesian girl and  her journey across the ocean to enlist the help of demi-god MAUI (played by Dwayne 'THE ROCK' Johnson)  I had the opportunity to sit down with another reporter and interview Darrin Butters, one of the character animators [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:49-07:00November 22nd, 2016|Interviews, News & Articles|0 Comments

Interview: “Zootopia” producer Clark Spencer

“Zootopia” is a magical place in which 64 different species of animals live in a thriving, modern-day metropolis.  Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is an inspiring young bunny who becomes a police officer and befriends Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a street-wise fox, and together, they attempt to solve a mystery.  This is the premise of Disney’s [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:09:27-07:00March 4th, 2016|Interviews|0 Comments

Review: “Zootopia”

“Zootopia” (2016) – “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”  - Shannon L. Alder “I don’t know when to quit.” – Judy Hopps In the small town of Bunnyburrow, little Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) does not aspire to work with her 275 [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:09:28-07:00March 4th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Another new “Zootopia” trailer with even more creative characters

Disney's newest animated feature, Zootopia, looks like it's going to be another creative win for the Disney animation team.  Although I've seen the previous 'sloth' trailer too many times for it to be funny anymore (they play it in front of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I've seen that 3 times now), this next trailer is showing [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:10:20-07:00December 31st, 2015|Trailers|0 Comments

The new Zootopia trailer

Disney has posted the trailer for their next animated feature, Zootopia.  Here's the synopsis: In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who's trying to make it big goes on the run when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit. Zootopia's top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:10:39-07:00November 23rd, 2015|News & Articles|0 Comments