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John & Becky’s Movie Review of The Box

theboxBecky and I went to see the new Cameron Diaz flick, The Box at the Hollywood theater in Colorado Springs, CO last Saturday night. The MSN Movie website at The Box describes the movie as follows:

” Screen siren Cameron Diaz and former X-Man James Marsden star in the supernatural horror picture The Box (2008), directed by Donnie Darko cult fave Richard Kelly. The film’s premise involves a strange and ominous box granted to a young couple by a mysterious stranger (Frank Langella). They are informed that pressing various buttons on the box will grant them riches while killing a person unknown to them in the process. Executive produced by Ted Hamm, the film was adapted by Kelly from Richard Matheson’s…”

The Review
The Box is a very weird Horror film about a woman who makes a decision to push a button and kill someone she doesn’t know and then realizes there are huge consequences for her and husband for their actions. In exchange for pushing the button their family receives one million dollars, but there is always a catch to moral decisions and that’s what this movie is about.

The Box is based on a short story and it reminded me of something you would read in a High School science fiction class. You know the class where the teacher spends a week trying to explain what the heck it was you just read. Yeah, that class is like this movie. Especially, since the guy who did Donny Darko directed this film because he is definitely an abstract thinker, so be prepared to go “Huh?”.

The movie is really a play on the history of Adam and Eve since the Box is a test, much like God telling our ancestors not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. You’ll notice that it’s always women in this movie who push the button with their husband saying, “We probably shouldn’t do it.” with the consequence being severe for both of them. Like Eve eating the forbidden fruit and Adam going along for the ride until it’s too late.

In this case though, it’s not God who is putting the human race to the test, but aliens. More alien space movies from Hollywood – “Yeah.”. The movie is so disjointed you’ll be totally confused, even if you follow along. Many of the characters made absolutely no sense whatsoever. The acting is okay, but the story is really stupid.

Our advice is to wait for the rental or don’t bother on this one.

John – ** Rental
Becky- * Don’t Bother
John Boyd

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John & Becky's Movie Review of My Sister's Keeper


Becky and I went to see the new movie My Sister’s Keeper on Friday at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO.  The Fandango website at My Sister’s Keeper describes the movie as follows:

“Conceived as a marrow donor for her gravely ill sister, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) has undergone countless surgeries and medical procedures in her short life. Though their older daughter’s life has no doubt been prolonged, the unorthodox decision of Anna’s parents has cracked the entire family’s foundation. When Anna sues her parents for emancipation, it sets off a court case that threatens to destroy the family for good…” This Is Spinal Tap move

The Review
My Sister’s Keeper is one of the best films of the year for sure.  Don’t believe the reviews of people who say it wasn’t good because it didn’t follow the book.  It’s not a book, it’s a movie!  Apparently, they don’t know the difference, but you can never make a movie just like a book because your brain is going to view the characters differently.

As a film, this is an extraordinary movie.  It will pull on your heart strings on so many levels and make you think about issues that you haven’t thought about before.  Should we be pro-creating people to save other people’s lives for example and what are the consequences of such decisions?  At what age should children be able to make decisions concerning their own bodies?  How do you deal with a child dying of cancer and other emotional and moral issues are addressed in this touching film.

Goblin Network Ad Equilibrium dvdrip The story is amazing, the characters all have depth and you see life from each of their perspectives.  The acting is great, but this is one of those movies like Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List that you want to see on the Big Screen, but probably not more than once every 10 years. It’s just too emotional.

Some people might disagree with our review, but I don’t think there was a dry eye in the theater on Friday night with people openly sobbing.  A film that can create that kind of emotion is powerful and this is a spectacular movie that we’re definitely going to rate as a Don’t Miss It.

I think I’ve told about ten people since Friday to go and see it, so if you’re reading this you’re going to want to do the same.  If you read the book, you may not like it because you’re going to go in expecting to see the book on the screen and I don’t think you’re going to get that with this movie.  However, if you see it as a movie with a powerful story about life, death and family decisions, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

John – **** Don’t Miss It

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Becky – **** Don’t Miss It

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John Boyd

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John is an auto consultant with JFR & Associates in Denver, Colorado. Find his consignments at JFRCars.com

. He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call 720-771-6269 or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com