<p>Richard Kelly's (<em>Donnie Darko</em>, <em>Southland Tales</em>) newest apocalyptic meditation <em>The Box</em>, is once again met with general confusion and indifference. Based on <em>Twilight Zone</em> scribe Richard Matheson's short story "Button, Button," the plot stems from the dilmma caused by a button that, when pushed, gives the pusher a million dollars, while simultaneously taking the life of an unknown third party. <a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/movies/06thebox.html?ref=movies"> Manohla Dargis of the Times </a> says <em>The Box</em> is "sincere and sinister and inevitably ambitious, a serious work that insists on its own seriousness even when it edges toward the preposterous. </p><p></p> "Mr. Kelly doesnât seem too concerned about the moral angle, either, which he takes his time getting to, creating a needless complication in a movie overstuffed with complications, including severed toes, watery portals to another dimension, the Mars Viking mission, murdered wives, tall ships and even, alas, the twin towers. But Mr. Kelly is so busy sampling genres and confusing the issue that he rarely gives you time or space to enjoy them. In the end, he often seems as lost as his characters, trapped in a Pandoraâs box of his own making."