The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

The old Tom C. cruises in to rescue a night of film choice that, apart from the first couple of very strong double-starred recent picks, leaves not a lot to write home or film columns about.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Amazon.co.ukMission: Impossible – Rogue Nation [aka Mission: Impossible V], 8.35pm Cine Canal Ch 507. Watch this if you liked Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy or any of the other Mission: Impossible movies. Action movies are very hard to do very well, as the great number of them generating so few BC on TV picks in the genre might attest; their sequels are even worse: who wants to see the same actors doing the same things yet again? For BC on TV to select the fifth MI movie, then, it had to be very good indeed. It is.

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