Skyfall and Inazuma Eleven The Movie 2012 Trailer and the Japanese Movie Box Office Chart

Clementine and Lee in the Walking Dead GameThis week I had a break from work and spent time doing… well I had hoped to do lots of writing but I ended up playing the last three episodes of The Walking Dead. I was almost in tears at the end. The journey that I embarked on with Clementine came to a fitting conclusion and I can confidently say it is my game of the year. As far as movies go… I watched Skyfall at a cinema and loved it (review tomorrow), Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the King and a lot of other films at home. As far as movies and this blog go… I started off with two trailers for forthcoming anime movies: Steins;Gate and Aura and I posted my review of For Love’s Sake, the final film I saw at the 56th BFI London Film Festival.

What does the Japanese movie chart look like this week?

  1. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
  2. Lesson of the Evil
  3. The Floating Castle
  4. Ninkyo Helper: Beautiful World.
  5. Trouble with the Curve
  6. Crow’s Thumb
  7. A Chorus of Angels
  8. Smile Precure!
  9. Lockout
  10. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

The latest Eva movie is killing everything out there. At $35 million in just two weeks, it looks set to be one of the biggest box-office hits of the year. Crow’s Thumb, which was released last week, is the only new Japanese film to enter the chart. For its third week, Takashi Miike’s Lesson of the Evil stays in second place. No surprise in the absence of Milocrorze.

What Japanese film is released today? A lot of small ones in an example of counter programming because Skyfall is released this weekend and I suspect distributors are scared to go up against it with anything major. That said, the latest Inazuma Eleven anime movie is released and suspect that will do well. Here’s the trailer for Skyfall and Inazuma Eleven.

Skyfall                                                        Skyfall US Theatrical Poster

Release Date:  26th October 2012 (UK)

Running Time: 143 mins.

Director: Sam Mendes

Writer: Robert Wade, Neal Purvis, John Logan, Ian Fleming (Original Characters)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear

I saw this film earlier in the week and I loved it! Expect a review tomorrow!

Istanbul, James Bond (Craig) is on assignment with fellow field agent Eve (Harris) tracking down a computer hard drive which contains the identity of almost every NATO agent embedded in terrorist cells around the globe. Things go wrong when Bond is wounded and falls into a river leaving M (Dench), back in London, with an agent down and major security headache all while she is being pressured into retirement by the Parliamentary security committee chairman Gareth Mallory (Fiennes). Then MI6 headquarters is attacked during a cyber-terrorist assault on British Intelligence. With events spiralling out of M’s control Bond comes back, joining forces with the new Q (Whishaw), to track down the person behind the attack, first heading to Shanghai then to Macau where he meets Severin (Marlohe), a woman who knows about the plot and how it is linked to a man named Raoul Silva (Bardem).

Inazuma Eleven The Movie 2012                              Inazuma Eleven Poster                       

Japanese Title:  イナズマイレブンGO vsダンボール戦機W

Romaji: Inazuma Erebun Go vs Danbo-ru Senki W

Release Date:  01st December 2012 (Japan)

Running Time: 90 mins.

Director: Yoshikazu Miyao

Writer:  Akihiro Hino

Starring: Jiro Shimono (Oozora Hiro), Kana Hanazawa (Hanasaki Ran), Megumi Kubota (Yamano Ban), Mitsuki Saiga (Shindou Takuto), Ryohei Kimura (Asta)

Inazuma Eleven is a popular franchise that merges spectacular powers and the sport of football. In this movie the team fight a terrorist organisation who launch a robot invasion. Ah Japan, so imaginative.

12 thoughts on “Skyfall and Inazuma Eleven The Movie 2012 Trailer and the Japanese Movie Box Office Chart

  1. akb48fan

    I’m not surprised Evangelion is pulling in the punters. The early morning screening I saw midweek in Shinjuku was fairly full. It’s an interesting movie and not like what I expected it to be. Some characters like Misato are nothing like what we’ve come to know of them. A bit more cold and distant to Shinji. A great movie though. Really enjoyed it.

    1. AKB48FAN LIVE FROM JAPAN! It’s great hearing from you! It must be awesome seeing Eva on the big screen. I look forward to the review. I just got back from seeing Berserk and that was pretty cool.

      1. akb48fan

        I’ll have to check out the Berserk movies at some point.

        Yes, it was awesome seeing Eva on the big screen but it was Hideaki Anno’s 10 min live action short ‘A Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo’ that surprised me. I thought it was a part of the Evangelion movie at first because the God Warrior that obliterates Tokyo looks like an Evangelion. Anno used classic special effect techniques even using small models like they did on the old Godzilla movies to create the destruction scenes. I hope it will be added as a special feature when the Eva 3.0 DVD comes out.

    1. I have a lot of notes to write up for my review but it’s totally worth it because I enjoyed the film. Bardem was really good. The hole film was perfect. I love this reboot more than the past Bonds, to be honest.

  2. Anne's Anime Blog

    Evangelion is just too awesome. It will be fun to see the latest movie. Ohh Skyfall was great as well:) I like how this Bond seems more real. d(-_^) Can’t wait to see what you thought of it.

      1. Anne's Anime Blog

        I suppose Skyfall, as well as the other Daniel Craig Bond movies, are more exciting for me in the same way as the revamping of the Batman movies. The writers are straying a bit more from franchise cliches. I like the moody atmosphere, and seeing a more human side of Bond. Also, I like how more people at MI6 were involved.

      2. I’m in the same camp with you. All those cliches bored me to death but now, with the greater emphasis on modernisation and reality, the franchise has caught my attention with its new atmosphere of threat and intrigue.

  3. HS

    I loved The Walking Dead game too! I’ve been a fan of Telltale for a long time as well as massive fan of all things Walking Dead so I was so excited when they announced they’d be working on a game and my expectations were well and truly met! I can’t wait for series 2 (I just hope they iron out some of those program bugs first)!

    1. My first Telltale game was Sam and Max. I recently got Tales From Monkey Island but I can’t bring myself to like the new art style. I prefer the 2nd and 3rd games. The Walking Dead is their best so far. The writing is good and the final episode had all sorts of highs and lows that had me emotional. I think so many others who played the game feel the same. That said I don’t want to play season 2 in case Clementine suffers anything bad!

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