This month’s movie is What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
This month’s movie is The Life of Birds.
The Life of Birds is a 10 episode BBC documentary presented by the wonderful David Attenborough. The series travels the globe and explores the many facets of bird life. Flight, gathering food, communication, mating and rearing offspring and survival are just some of the topics discussed in this informative and entertaining series. Cooper was not allowed to watch the somewhat disturbing “Meat Eaters” episode in case it would give her nightmares.
And this budgie quoted Hamlet. Cooper was disappointed though, that the budgies only appeared in only 45 seconds of this ten hour series. Especially because budgies are so fascinating. Perhaps one day there will be a BBC series on the life of budgies…
This month’s movie is Bye Bye Birdie.
Cooper was not happy with this movie. Bye Bye Birdie is not about birds at all – it is about people. Who cares! But there was plenty of music and singing, which Cooper likes. One of the songs even mentions a hummingbird and a nightingale.
This month’s movie is Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Mr. Popper’s Penguins is about a workaholic in New York City who inherits a penguin (he acquires even more penguins when trying to return the first one). While the penguins interfere with his job, they bring him closer to his estranged family.
Cooper’s favorite parts of the movie were when the penguins slide down the aisle of the Guggenheim museum and when Captain (a penguin) flies with the help of a kite. She also liked that the boy Mr. Popper’s daughter has a crush on was named “Cooper” (even though Cooper is a girl’s/budgie’s name).
Dewey’s favorite parts of the movie were when the penguins pooped.
Ozzie thought Mr. Popper’s Parakeets would have made a better movie.
This month’s movie is Bill and Coo.
Bill and Coo (made in 1948) is a cute little movie about a small town made up of birds. When the “Black Menace” (a crow) terrorizes the town, it is up to Bill (a lovebird) to save his sweetie, Coo, and the rest of the townfolk (or townflock, as it were).
This month’s movie is Mars Attacks!
In Mars Attacks! flying saucers land on Earth, but do the martians come in peace? Hardly. This alien invasion movie is humorous and quirky, and Cooper loved it. Her favorite part of the film was the exploding budgie.
This month’s movie was Fly Away Home.
Fly Away Home tells the story of a father and daughter who rescue a flock of orphaned geese and with the use of ultralight aircraft, teach them how to migrate south for the winter. Along the way, they must battle an evil game warden, evil land developers, evil hunters and evil fog.
This month’s movie was The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.
This month’s movie was Barbarella.
This movie, based on a French comic strip, is about the adventures of Barbarella. Barbarella (played by Jane Fonda) is sent to the planet Tau Ceti to retrieve the evil Doctor Durand Durand. Cooper thought this movie was ridiculous, but loved all the costume changes. Cooper’s favorite scene was when Barbarella was put in a cage to be pecked to death by birds.
This month’s movie was A Bird of the Air.
This movie was about a loner named Lyman whose life changes when a lost yellow naped parrot flies in through his window. With the help of a quirky librarian named Fiona, he tries to track down the owner of the bird. Along the way Lyman opens up and falls in love.