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06.25.09 24 Comments

This is the first trailer for Donnie Darko/Southland Tales director Richard Kelly’s The Box.  It’s based on a Richard Matheson short story called “Button, Button,” which was also made into a Twilight Zone episode.  The premise is that a mysterious stranger (Frank Langella) gives a couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden) a box with a button.  He tells them if they press the button, they get a million dollars, but someone they don’t know will die.  I guess back in the 70s this was considered a moral dilemma.  If it happened today, my only question would be, “So if I press it twice, do I get two million dollars?”

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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