Monday, August 1, 2011

life is a box of chocolates

The other day I watched Forrest Gump again. I've seen it many times but never get tired of it - it's one of my favorite movies. I just love the whole thing.

The book is quite different from the movie and both are good in their own way. In the book, Forrest never says the famous line, "Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get." Nor does he say, "Stupid is as stupid does" (which makes no sense if you think about it).

But that first quote is indeed very true - that's just what life is like. Years ago did we ever imagine our life to be like it actually has turned out?

Anyway, here are more quotes from that movie. So many memorable lines.. Like I said, I just love it. To me it's the complete movie - they did everything just right.

Speaking of movies, I see that finally, Star Wars is being released on Blu Ray. Come September, all six of them will be available. I originally preordered the whole set but now they are offering subsets - either the original three or the subsequent prequel three. I canceled my first order and ordered just the original three. Why waste money on the 2nd trio? I thought George should have quit while he was ahead. Well I guess he made tons of money, but that second set of movies does nothing for me. At least I saved some money by being able to order just the part I want. Oddly enough, the entire set costs more than buying the first and second trio separately. Go figure. Maybe the entire set contains more special features that most people don't watch.

Oh, and another set of movies is due for release soon - Jurassic Park on Blu Ray. As far as I can tell, however, you have to purchase the trilogy. You can't just buy a specific movie. I said forget it.. the first movie was good but the other two are downright losers. I hate it when you are forced to buy the junk with the good but I figure that's probably the only way the producers can sell the 2nd and 3rd movies in the trilogy. If the first movie is released by itself, then I'll buy it.

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