Film Actually Ep 55 (147) – 13 Assassins and The Change-Up


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Hosts: David McVay & Richard Gray

This week the podcast continues the re-numbering, this is now episode 55 or 147 in old money. David and Richard Gray fly solo as Josh is away having a well deserved break. This week is a short episode due to the studio move and it wouldn’t be right to do a Lists of Five without Josh, so David and Richard just review a couple of new releases for you, “13 Assassins” and “The Change-Up”. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of

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Feature Film Review 1

13 Assassins directed by Takashi Miike and written by Daisuke Tengan based on the screenplay by Kaneo Ikegami. It stars Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya and Gorô Inagaki.

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. Source: IMDB.

Our Verdict: A brilliant Japanese Samurai film that hits all the right marks emotionally and has one hell of a spectacular, extended action scene.

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Feature Film Review 2

The Change-Up directed by David Dobkin and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It stars Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde and Leslie Mann.

A comedy in which a married father accidentally switches bodies with his best friend, leading to a series of wildly complex difficulties. Source: IMDB.

Our Verdict: Better than expected. Not always successful but it has many laugh out loud moments. Worth watching if you like Apatow style comedies.

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