The Screen Invasion Team watches a lot of television. (Something you may have guessed from the many, many recaps posted daily.) As we watched our Fall TV faves, we noticed a trend: namely, female characters who are kicking ass and taking names (literally, in some cases). Ladies so successfully dominating their respective TV-universes that nothing keeps them down for long. And we wanted to do a little something to show these kick-ass TV chicks the R-E-S-P-E-C-T that is so rightly theirs.
I finally had the chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, after missing it in theaters. The buzz surrounding this film is spot on, making this one of the best ensemble films of the year. John Madden directed the fantastic cast of veteran thespians, which include Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, and Ronald Pickup.The film is based on Deborah Moggach’s 2004 novel, and is a nice mix of drama and comedy.