• "Arise: A Simple Story" (Techland) dips deep into the well of emotion as an old man looks back across the highs and lows of his life.

    This is an image from the video game "Arise: A Simple Story."

    This is an image from the video game "Arise: A Simple Story." (CNS photo by Techland)

  • NEW YORK (CNS) -- A long time ago, in a world that now seems far, far away -- to wit, Earth in spring 1977 -- George Lucas wowed audiences with the original "Star Wars" film.

    Daisy Ridley stars in the movie "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."

    Daisy Ridley stars in the movie "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." (CNS photo by Disney)

  • Playful gender-bending by video-game avatars mingles with an unexpectedly somber message about approaching death in "Jumanji: The Next Level"

    Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan star in a scene from the movie "Jumanji: The Next Level."

    Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan star in a scene from the movie "Jumanji: The Next Level." (CNS photo by Sony)