Here’s my Metro News reviews for the week of Jan 13th.
By Jonas Tarestad & Simon Flesser
Four and a Half Stars
This brilliant puzzle book moves with its character, Anna. When she takes a turn, its pages rotate to match. As she passes a window, the illustrations change their view. Voices and music get louder as she approaches, completing an effect that is captivating and bewitching. An espionage Wonderland of hidden codes and secret switches, Anna needs your wits to survive.
Nike Training Club
You don’t actually workout alongside Maria Sharapova. Instead she and other celebrity athletes show you the steps before abandoning you to a uninspiring timer in this otherwise feature-rich fitness trainer.
The Video Cookbook Pâtisserie
This video instruction series offers some delicious and creative pastries, but it’s the free lessons on the fundamentals of fillings, icings, sauces, compotes and custards that makes it a must-have.
Crackle’s streaming catalog of free, but often unfamiliar movies and shows gets a boost with Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. The app works great, just needed fresh content.
The Wolf Among Us
Rated: Mature 17+
3 and a Half Stars
Solving Fairy Tale murders may not seem like serious business, but set against the gritty streets of New York where Prince Charming and company have sacrificed their Ever After lives for ones of dysfunction and mistrust and it gets real. As Bad Wolf detective Bigby your decisions and behavior affect others with the episodic story and evidence changing noticeably in response. You interrogate foul-mouthed frogs, have throw-down fights with rageaholics, and commiserate with Snow White. It doesn’t feel like you’re getting anywhere in Episode One, but it sure is entertaining.