Friday, April 2, 2010

Apr. 2

The Box (2009)
A disfigured NASA employee named Arlington Steward (Frank Langella) informs Norma (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur (James Marsden) Lewis that they have 24 hours to decide if they want to push a button inside a box that will give them a cool million -- but a complete stranger will die at the same time. Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) writes and directs this thriller based on sci-fi writer Richard Matheson's short story.

We tried to watch this last night.  We both thought it was horrible.  I gave up, about half way through.  Hubby soldiered on until the end.  I thought the acting sucked, the story was confusing and seemed pointless, and I really didn't care about anyone or anything going on.  Ya know, I remember my brother telling me and my sister about the Twilight Zone episode that this is based on.  It was many many years ago but I remember us having the debate about whether or not we would push the button.  I never have seen that particular episode of the show but I think it has to be better than this movie version.

Post Grad (2009)
Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) always assumed it would be easy to find a job with a college diploma. But when nothing materializes after graduation, she's forced to move back in with her dysfunctional family and work full-time at maintaining her sanity. The only bright spot is her steady relationship with her best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford), but even that's starting to feel a little awkward. Carol Burnett, Michael Keaton and Jane Lynch co-star.

Watched this one tonight.  I thought it was supposed to be a lot more comedy, but it was actually more laid back, cute, boring.  Predictable.  Carol Burnett was excellent as the grandmother though.  It was.....ok.


  1. Huh. I don't remember that at all about the Twilight Zone ep convo--I assume with Paul?

    Nice flowers!

    Ha, and here I figured you were all into the yardwork!

  2. It was Dale actually. LOL

    We were in your room, must have been around '87 or so....? Seems like old Twilight Zone episodes were on at like 10:30pm or something, channel 26 maybe? I remember going thru a Twilight Zone phase. And yeah, he was telling us about the episode he'd seen the night before or something like that, but I remember us standing around the doorway of your room debating whether we'd push the button or not.