Do you ever have the urge to pack your bags and explore the world after you've watched a good film? Most of my favourite films have been set in exotic locations or based on crazy travel adventures. Something about these foreign backdrops seems to trigger this itch to have an adventure of my own.
The fact that Judi Dench's M is certainly a match for the intelligence, professionalism and cunning of Daniel Craig's Bond should mean the producers have greater license to provide for Bond girls like Miss Goodnight, from The Man with the Golden Gun.
I'd only just recovered from the excitement of the new season at The Royal Court when ex Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage went and announced his new company which looks like it could revolutionise the London theatre scene.
While episodic and a little over-long (there's really no need for the extended story's of Madge and Norman), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a fun British fluff piece, dragged above mediocrity by the assembled super-cast.