@Themezz - I just uploaded a fixed version that points to the CSS file properly so that issue should be all cleared up now.
I'm afraid that this template is about minimalism and a simple, clear presentation of the photos. Feel free to add those effects if you like, it shouldn't be too tricky. Just head over to http://script.aculo.us/
and start exploring from there.
Looks like boxover is available here as well: http://boxover.swazz.org/