When I first signed on I got 3 Months of HBO for free , a trial version . Mostly they were showing the Back to the Future Movies then , and the Chevey Chase ' Vacation ' movies which I had seen in the Theater in the 80's . I declined to invest , but I did record 146 Movies on the alternate Channels like Max and TMC . I mentioned Mean Streets last week . It was part of that pile which I have now wittled down to 20 movies , in anticipation of cutting my cable . I had to get ruthless , deleting most w subtitles , and those believed to be insufferable . Most of these movies I had heard of , but never seen . Some proved otherwise , as familiar and yet forgettable at the same time . I missed Alice Doesn't Live here anymore and was horrified to discover late that it was related to that Horrible Sitcom w Flo in Mel's Diner . I had to finish it too . Those are my rules w Books and Movies . Unless , unnspeakable , I will ride them out and let the author have his say . I shouldn't have .
Sometimes I get lucky w a missed Harrison Ford movie , others I remember seeing before in bits on TBS or USA , and I can safely delete them . Others like Taking Chance surprise w unexpected quality featuring Kevin Bacon in a very Patriotic role . The movie was about escorting a uh , Marine Corpse to burial and was as Patriotic as any Movie since Moscow on the Hudson .
Who knew that Damon , Dicaprio and Norton had made so many 3 hour movies tho . With 146 movies to go thru mine was an emarrassment of riches and it has been an interesting ride sorting through them all . The ability to fast forward thru commercials will be missed , as will all the Movies themselves . Apparantly I had skipped a LOT of first run movies over the last 20 years . Most were better than expected , w some thrillers fraught w tension , sexual and otherwise . I am currently slogging thru considerable Pre - tension in the stunningly bad ' Tree of Life ' . Brad Pitt movies do not as a rule inspire , as they tend to the insipid . Easily the first hour of this movie could have been cut . It has quite a few moments of extended silence , w the characters contemplating some Hallmark drivel parading as ' Deep ' . There was maybe 20 minutes of astronomy footage w no kidding , the same eerie creepy chanting from 2001 as the Monkeys met the Monolith . I bet you remember how entertaining that part of the movie was . It is listed at you Tube as WTF. Same deal here . Not very entertaining at all . Problem is , I am stuck even tho it sucks . I have to give the author his say .
Avoid this movie at all costs FOTS , as it is indeed , one of the most boring and pretentious ever made . It hopes to be a Nature Movie , and contemplative ' Art ' interweaing evolution , platitude , and grieving widows . married to stern Pittyables . I woulda preferred Platypusses or Pussae anything to add a little excitment . Even the return of the Monolith could not save this extended viewing Power Pointe Presentation (P's!) of all your favorite Gregorian Chants accompanied by random superflous footage .
I may have to reconsider and reccommend this as so bad , that it must be seen . If I do so , take a cold shower and decide against renting it . You would only hate me for it even if I did it on Porpoise .