Here are a few things we have been watching recently:
Mission Impossible 12, the Search for Mission Impossible 11.
I don't know what this was actually called, but it was fun. Tom Cruise is one agile 70 year old. He can run, jump out of planes, drive fast, ride motor cycles and shoot without ever having to reload his weapon. And not a scratch on him.
Back are his assistants from previous movies Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and a woman I guess we are supposed to recognize and Henry Cavill with his now infamous mustache. I can't think of much that was unique but it was well made and action packed.
Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg team up once again for an action-packed movie with lots of shooting, driving and fighting. A secret commando unit is dispatched to fight crime and chaos ensues. Berg's previous films are all great - Deepwater Horizon, Patriot's Day, Lone Survivor, Battleship (stupid but fun), Hancock, Friday Night Lights - the guy has a great track record. Likewise Wahlberg is versatile going form action to comedy and back.
Dogs of Berlin (Netflix)
A German show with English audio, tells the story of a murder investigation mixed with ethnic conflict in present-day Berlin. I can't say more without giving anything away. It is a heavy show with a lot happening so it is taking a while to get through it, but overall is well made and thought provoking.
You said Tom Cruise didn't have a scratch on him. Actually, Tom Cruise broke his ankle on the scene when he jumps off a roof and barely misses it and grabs the rooftop. If you look closely you can see his leg snap in the film for a couple of frames before they cut to the next scene. Tom healed in record time and was back to filming I think a month later. The sad thing is, at this point, Superman could have shaved his mustache and filmed all of his pick up scenes.
Mark, sorry you hated the film. I thought it was really cool and was fun how you had a previous bad guy instead of always having a new baddy. I also like how they tied this film to all of the last films. I watched it with my grandma and found out at the end of the movie that she never watched any of the films except 1 and 2. Whops.