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As reflected in the subtitle, “A European Story,” the authors of “Galileo’s Telescope” present Galileo’s astronomical discoveries of 1609-11 — resulting from his modification of the Dutch “spyglass” — as a European phenomenon that was as much philosophical and cultural as scientific.
The film’s premise: one part screwball comedy, one part tale of redemption through love, and one part satirical cautionary tale of the military-industrial complex.
The eye-popping, ear-splitting 3-D spectacle of a California earthquake comes to the screen just for a fun, if preposterous, summer film.
As it did with “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Disney’s new theme park attraction is now also a delightful science-fiction film and great fun for the entire family.
Hollywood’s preoccupation with remakes continues with “Poltergeist” (Fox), a reimagining of the 1982 horror film that gave new meaning to the term “haunted house.”
A father copes with the loss of his three sons during World War I in “The Water Diviner” (Warner Bros.), a fictional drama inspired by true events.
The sequel story of a college a capella group fails at humor by belittling women. It’s out of tune with what should be a wholesome anthem for self-improvement and achievement.
A great deal of study has gone into trying to understand the development that takes place during adolescence, the period that runs roughly through the teen years but may begin earlier and often continues into the early 20s.
A brutal assault on all the senses is the best way to describe “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros).