Movie: ‘Warcraft’

NEW YORK (CNS) — Anyone who has ever doubted the genius of Catholic novelist J.R.R. Tolkien need look no further than the heavy-handed video game adaptation “Warcraft” (Universal) for confirmation of his gifts. Populated by orcs, wizards, dwarves and elves, as well as more or less ordinary human beings, director and co-writer Duncan Jones’ film […]

DC’s ‘rebirth’: a return to happy superheroes?

NEW YORK (CNS) — Superheroes have gotten too serious. That’s the takeaway from “DC Universe: Rebirth,” the famed publisher’s new series of comics through which it aims to retool its cosmos. The company’s creative director, Geoff Johns, recently said that he wants “more hope and optimism” in comics. Works like “Watchmen,” “The Dark Knight Returns” […]

Rhys Bowen: Still a place for faith in mystery writer’s body of work

TORONTO (CNS) — British-American writer Janet Quin-Harkin, better known to her many readers as Rhys Bowen, recently returned to her California home from Las Vegas, where she collected yet another writing award in the crime/mystery genre. It’s the latest accolade in this prolific novelist’s work that has given life to a number of fascinating characters, […]