“Army of the Dead”: One-Sentence Review

All brawn, no smarts—who cares—Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is the perfect Netflix summer tentpole, a smash ‘em up,  gnash ‘em up that’s pure brainless-zombie fun.

8 out of 12 Tamales

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines”: One-Sentence Review

The human element is never obsolete in Netflix’s The Mitchells vs. the Machines, another top-level animated film from the studio that brought us the just-as-creative Into the Spider-Verse.

11 out of 12 Tamales

“The Christmas Chronicles 2” One-Sentence Review

The Christmas spirit remains steadfast, but with too many worked-better-in-first-one scenes and a concept that’s just too high, even for a holiday movie, Chronicles 2 is more naughty than nice.

6.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Selena: The Series (Part I)”: One-Sentence Review

Some of the minor characters come off as parodies of their real-life counterpart and the production’s understanding of South Texas geography is sketchy at best; however, when this Netflix series works—it works—especially Christian Serratos take on the Queen of Tejano, Selena.

8.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season One”: One-Sentence Review

With the kiddie-gloves almost off and the dino-chomps questionably PG, Netflix’s Camp Cretaceous isn’t a throwaway Jurassic World clone—but a formidable companion series with surprising bite.

9 out of 12 Tamales

“Project Power”: One-Sentence Review

An inventive premise, quality performances, and mostly spectacular effects take Project Power halfway to remarkable, but a faulty script and characters that don’t quite click makes this super hero movie fall weak.

6.5 out of 12 Tamales