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You seen the trailer for THE NEXT THREE DAYS with Russell Crowe & the fabulous Elizabeth Banks?

Hey folks, Harry here - and this looks very interesting. I like it when we begin getting the trailers for the more contemplative films that begin getting released in the Fall. This time it is a film entitled THE NEXT THREE DAYS - which apparently stars Elizabeth Banks who seems to be arrested for murder. And seriously, when you look at Elizabeth Banks, the first thing that pops into your mind is... RUN! Cuz you know she's gonna stab you. Beat your head in with a brick, shove a mop handle down your throat to choke upon... seriously - don't you want to see the movie to just hear how the cops think she killed someone? Now, she plays a character that is married to Russell Crowe - and my immediate thought is that Crowe is the killer - because we all know he likes to kill before breakfast. But he seems to be playing the proactive husband that's gonna break the wife out of jail... which should be a very entertaining trick to try and pull. To break in and break out with your wife. And escape? This is all coming to us from Director/Writer Paul Haggis, you know... the guy behind WALKER, TEXAS RANGER.... and a few flicks you might have heard of like CRASH & IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH - but mainly we know his screenwriting work upon Eastwood's MILLION DOLLAR BABY, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA - and the two Daniel Craig BOND flicks, CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLANCE. So - we have reason to hope that this'll be something to focus on, right? Click Here To Help Free Elizabeth Banks! Don't keep her locked up!

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  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by ORIONgods

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Great Cast

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    I miss Crowe kicking ass. Shame we'll never see another Master and Commander

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Another trailer showing us the WHOLE

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    movie! Still looks okay, I bet she really did kill the guy though

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Not exactly the type of 'Women behind bars' film that I'd like t

    by Aaron Synn

    And R. Crowe annoys me... But I'll see it for my girl Liz...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Did I miss a memo?

    by unuseddraft

    Fabulous Elizabeth Banks?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by Yer_Maw

    You're not bloody kidding! One giant spoiler (apart from no Brian Dennehy who's billed at the end).

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Watched Crowe Act On Set

    by Crow3711

    He seemed really cool, to be honest. I was working as an extra just for fun one day, it filmed near my place in Pittsburgh (trailer has so many beautiful shots of the Burgh, its great, didnt expect that) and we were in a classroom. Can't really think of anything specific, he was really good though. Even just walking into a room to give a fairly ho-hum speech to a group of students about Don Quixote or something, can't remember exactly, but he had fire. He really sold it. Saw Haggis, but he was, obviously, quite busy. <p> So that's my boring on-set story, if anyone cares. Just wanted to say he seemed like a really affable guy, funny.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    And Yea, McClanes Vest, I Wanted to Tell Him To Do Another M&C

    by Crow3711

    But I didn't think it would be prudent. Also wanted to tell him how beautiful his work in Cinderella Man was, probably my favorite performance of his.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    So is the twist gonna be she is actually guilty?

    by lv_426

    I'm not gonna watch the trailer, since it was stated that it showed the whole movie.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Y'all can keep Scott Pilgrim, now THIS looks good.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    This just shot toward the upper echelons of my most anticipated list for this year. Looks like a crackling good yarn. Fingers crossed.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Remeber the last contemplative movie you saw Harry?

    by Harry_Knowles_Fell_Asleep_During_Inception

    I was called INCEPTION and you fucking fell asleep during it.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Never seen Banks in a non-funny role.

    by Galactic

    Should be interesting.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    The twist is Liam Neesan is his character from Taken

    by Galactic

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    tila tequila attacked by insane clown posse...

    by iwasredempted reported on cnn website. this truly is the end of days. a sign of the rapture...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    So shouldn't this be a sequel called Breaken?

    by lv_426

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Two eighties has beens attacked on stage

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Paul Haggis is an unmitigated hack

    by BadMrWonka

    Crash is the absolute WORST movie to ever steal/buy/win the Oscar. just unbelievable. a bunch of rich, white hollywood scientologists patting themselves on the back for solving racism. just unbelievable. ever script he writes is an overwrought, manipulative piece of trash.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    I'll tell you why this won't work

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    People are not going to root for a guy shooting at prison guards and cops. Unless of course the guards and cops are evil or something but there was no indication of that in the trailer.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Try to stay awake this time, Harry.

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    Nuff said.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Looks like is should


    be a (boring) harrison ford film.....and yeah way to show us the whole plot, seriously who makes these fucking things.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Harry? Why so many news on a sunday?

    by RpgSama

    I guess you are really feeling the heat of your inception review and want your poor excuse of a review to get out of the main page pronto, because i don't remember the last time you posted on a sunday, at this time I would've guessed that you were knees deep in sweet butter...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST



    I'm getting a ton of emails from folks that feel the same way about INCEPTION. I don't feel one iota of pressure. I usually post on the weekends when the other editors are taking a break.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe throws a phone book at a securty guard

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Yeah Right....

    by RpgSama

    Nobody is saying that your opinion is wrong, nobody is, what we're saying is that after one month you just post that piece of shit article that is only a few paragraphs long, i guess you don't have a lot to say about that movie except that is technically well made and bored the shit out of you, good job for a guy who calls himself headgeek i guess...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    "Usually post on the weekends"

    by palimpsest

    Ah, OK.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    ThrowMeTheIdol - "Unless of course the guards and cops are evil"

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Are you aware of them coming any other way? <p>A pack of sadist cowards without the heart be own up and be legit criminals, so instead hide behind little tin badges. <p> Sorry but they've brought that reputation upon themeselves. <p> N.W.A. already said it quite eloquently I think.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    No Moah Dead Cops!

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    This movie looks ok

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Did those ton of folks stay awake for the whole thing Harry?

    by Harry_Knowles_Fell_Asleep_During_Inception

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Highlight of the movie - Russel Crowe beats a bell hop

    by RPLocke

    to a bloody pulp.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    'you seen'?

    by oisin5199

    really? Hate to be the grammar police today, but come on! in the headline?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Never heard of it.

    by MaxTheSilent

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    I can't watch Eliazbeth Banks movies in public

    by Tall_Boy66

    to much fap fap fap fap fap

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I would have sex with Elizabeth Banks.

    by fiester

    And I'm pretty picky.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Well I guess I can just wait for an ending spoiler.

    by DrGoodspeed

    Because I just saw the whole movie.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Don't normally post random negative comments

    by Ray_Tango

    ... but this looks awfully generic. Not to mention (as others have pointed out already) it shows too much in the trailer). The scenes outside of prison, with Crowe and Banks proves that they make it out successfully from Prison, so there goes any tension for that section ... actually as I write this I'm getting flashbacks of that really bad Crowe-protecting-Meg-Ryan-generic-action-thriller film. Crowe should really avoid these modern day films and stick with his historical epics. Or maybe try out a epic Sci-fi film with Sir Ridley?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by NoSmellNoTell

    I was an extra on this movie while it was filming in Pittsburgh... Very excited to see how it turns out.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    No need to see how it turns out.

    by JuicyFruit

    The 3 minute trailer pretty much showed the entire film.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    I liked Elizbeth Banks when she was Parker Posey.

    by TheBikeShopOwnerFromDifferentStrokes

    Elizabeth Banks is terrible.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Loved it

    by GhostDad

    Saw it at a free screening, loved it. One of the few I'll pay to see a second time Only problem is the random Liam Neeson scene.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Crowe has to make a sequel to Virtuosity

    by Tall_Boy66

    "HEY PARKER!!! THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!" SID 8.0 iz the shiznit!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    This is a remake

    by zany6669

    Nice work mentioning this is a remake of the French film "Pour Elle" which was awesome and this looks shit.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Contemplative? hahaha This film might have been...

    by moonlightdrive

    interesting had it been more serious instead of ridiculous, over-the-top and unbelievable.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Bryan Mills is back for a... ehh Retaken?

    by ludmir88

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    No woman is worth going through all that trouble..

    by MegaStiffy

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    No one screaming REMAKE!???

    by Tandemar

    When it's some hackneyed Oriental "horror" trope with the juddery cameras and obligatory long-haired women, then everyone is up in arms. But here we are a mere two years after 2008's Pour Elle and no-one is saying anything.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    REMEAKE !!

    by spyro

    So it's a remake of the French film 'Pour Elle' then ?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Neeson's accent is laughable.

    by Tandemar

    Come on now...let's have a list of the worst accents in movie History. Brad Pitt in Snatch? Tommy Lee Jones in Blown Away? Neeson in the A Team? Jason Statham in almost anything??? Surely there's a thousand other contenders?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Anything For Her /Pour Elle

    by monkimanchimp

    How Haggis has got the balls to let put up on screen "By Paul Haggis".. the original is just su-fucking-perb with Diane Kruger pissing all over Banks Vincent London as the lead is phenomenal as well. Please rent it and see how real drama is made and not re-hashed shot for shot. Trust me, watch the original, then the trailer and there are identical shots there..

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Banks || McAdams=Dermot Mulroney || Dylan McDermott

    by The McPoyle Clan

    I always get the two confused. Then I remember that Banks is the one with a sense of humor, and McAdams is the uptight one.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of Law Abiding Citizen except

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    the family is still alive, and he needs help. I was cheering for Gerhard in that movie. Sometimes the bad guys are the good guys.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    She plays a character that is married to Russell Crowe?

    by We

    Whoa, imagine that. And then Crowe, as himself, runs around trying to spring her while having to avoid the authorities and the paparazzi.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I want to make a deposit in Elizabeth's Banks.

    by blackmantis

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    The Twist

    by VicenzoV

    Russell Crowe tries to pull of a Prison Break to rescue his wife who looks like his daughter. The trailer shows us he succeeds. So the real question would be -- is she guilty or innocent? My guess is Elizabeth Banks turns out to be a raving psychotic serial rapist killer who Xenia Onatopps her husband at the end.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by TinkerTIW

    I feel like I've seen this movie... many times. Usually starring someone like Denzel - or as someone else said, Harrison Ford.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    You expect anyone to take....

    by D o o d

    a Russell Crowe Movie seriously..??

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Where are good writers nowdays??

    by IamZardoz

    Great cast but movie premise is more crapola.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Pour Elle / Anything for Her

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    So did they buy the US rights to this so they could remake it instead of releasing it over here? Netflix doesn't have it for rental and it's $62.95 New on Amazon. Was it ever shown in theaters in America?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by Subovon

    Just putting that lame fucking title on the board because I didn't see it 100 times on this site when I logged on. Seriously, though: how great is it going to be! When is coming out!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    LENS FLARE!!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    And a kinda weird lens flare too, all vibratey like the camera's supposedly being buffetted by the wind.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I liked this movie. I like it better the first time I saw it...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...when it was called Presumed Innocent.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Joe Average knows ...

    by The StarWolf

    ...where to get good fake passports? Knows how to find somneone who escaped from prison the cops can't find? Sure he does. The Impossible Missions team did this routinely, but they were especially trained for this sort of thing.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Liam's accent...

    by BizarroJerry

    I really like Neeson, but I must admit various accents are not his strong suit. I mean he does some others okay, but he generally always sounds Irish, through any accent.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Crowe has stunk ever since he left Australia

    by ZonkaDoodleDoo

    His turn in Romper Stomper was excellent.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    The original is excellent

    by filmcoyote

    and could make for a decent American rehash so most English-speakers don't have to worry their reality-TV-loving brains (generous use of the word i know) with subtitles. That said i like the look of this remake and see no reason why it can't stand alongside so many of the other totally unnecessary but perectly passable English-language remakes of foreign-language films. I love that Harry didn't appear to know it was a remake though. He is running a film website right? I guess not being made by Edgar Wright or Eli Roth, or one of his mates he hasn't bothered to find out anything about it.