“Aladdin (2019)”: One-Sentence Review

While 1992’s “Aladdin” has the benefit of an all-time great voice performance from Robin Williams’ Genie—plus, being first goes a long way—2019’s live-action version outdoes its traditionally-animated counterpart in at least spectacle and action, making a visit to this well-known world worth it.

9 out of 12 Tamales

“Suicide Squad”: One-Sentence Review

The pop art one sheets and the perfectly edited movie trailers, with their catchy, feel-good music, promised us the next great superhero (read antihero) movie; instead, what we got in Suicide Squad is a sophomoric, choppily edited disappointment, with its only redeeming quality being an outstanding performance from Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s Deadshot.

6 out of 12 Tamales