Here’s my Metro News reviews for the week of Nov. 24th.
In this factual, but astonishing life account of Louis Zamperini, we follow him first as a thieving rapscallion, then as an Olympic hopeful, then as a WWII bombardier, and on through harrowing, yet uplifting adventures. Hillendbrand (Seabiscuit) relates it with considerable charm and not a whiff of embellishment, including photos as proof. No wonder it’s being made into a movie.
Ideal for those short on time, this collection of fourteen short video sessions includes additional text instructions, a choice of ambient moods, and poses across beginner, intermediate, and advanced users.
Simmer by Panna
Create and share your own streaming, step-by-step video recipes organized into 30 second steps. Has a fantastic layout and tools, but unfortunately very pushy about accessing your social networking accounts.
Each time you brave a chapter in this sequel to Haunting Melissa, the movies play out just a little different, offering uncertain twists for a headphone experience that’s scary fun.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Xbox 360/PS3/Xbox One/PS4/WiiU/PC
Rated: Everyone 10+
It seems like everyone in the DC universe makes an appearance in this zany escapade that combines the 1960’s Batman series with a modern caper featuring Brainiac, the Justice League heroes, and the lanterns. There’s bad puns at every turn, obscure characters like Ace the Bat-Hound to unlock, and silly, inexplicable appearances by Conan O’Brien, Gilbert Gottfried, and Kevin Smith. Gadget suits and lantern ring powers offer fun, technical innovations, but more importantly, the LEGO games seem to thrive on not taking themselves seriously and here they go all out.