Speaking of Terrence Malick (Shia's new idol, apparently): am I the only person who hated The Thin Red Line? It's one of the few movies that I've stopped watching half-way through.
Here's another one.. saw it way back at the theatre and i swear i was watching a boring three hour movie.. it just wouldn't end. My buddy and mine thought about leaving.. would have been a first for me.
As to Shia:
Good for him to call out the studio system and call shit for what it is.. he may get blacklisted now but he's set for life financially and can now do films he really wants without worrying how to make rent and have some food on the table.