This month’s movie is Payment on Demand.In this movie, Bette Davis stars as Joyce Ramsey, a woman whose social climbing nearly destroys her marriage. After she and her husband separate, Joyce goes on a cruise and visits her older friend Emily Hedges. After seeing the toll Emily’s divorce has taken (she is now an alcoholic living with a gigolo), Joyce decides to make amends with her husband.Cooper didn’t much care about Joyce and her marital woes. She was all about the birds who belonged to Emily Hedges. A budgie (the STAR of the film) appears briefly. Also in the scene are a parrot and in the background is a large flight cage containing small birds. Perhaps finches, canaries or even budgies? It was too far away to tell. Cooper thought if divorce leads to an island home filled with birds, maybe Joyce should have given it a go.
This month’s movie is The Sentinel.In The Sentinel, young model Alison Parker moves into a Brooklyn apartment building. Strange things begin to occur. Is Alison going insane, or is her new address THE GATEWAY TO HELL?*Cooper’s favorite actor in the movie was Mortimer, the budgie from Brazil. Mortimer had only three scenes, but he stole the show. Cooper was only allowed to watch a tiny portion of the movie, as it is too disturbing for a little budgie (Mortimer meets an untimely end). The parts she didn’t see were kinky (there is nudity) and gruesome. There are a lot of well known actors in the film (Jeff Goldblum, Burgess Meredith, Ava Gardner, Christopher Walken, Richard Dreyfuss, etc.) and quite a few character actors, too. Is this movie bad (in a cheesy, bizarre so bad it’s good way), or just bad? You be the judge.
*It’s a gateway to hell.
This month’s movie is Mischief.Mischief is a risqué teen comedy which takes place in Ohio during the fifties. Shy, nerdy Jonathan tries to win the heart of beautiful Marilyn with the help of his new friend, Gene. Gene is the cool rebel who is trying to win over his own girl, Bunny (who already has a boyfriend). Mischief ensues.
Cooper’s favorite part of the movie was when Jonathan hid his girlie magazines under the newspaper at the bottom of his budgie’s cage. She thought the lutino budgie was a scene stealer and should have been the star of the movie.
This month’s movie is The Big Year.The Big Year is a comedy about three men competing to see who can beat the record for a Big Year (a competition to see who can identify the most species of North American birds in a calendar year).This sweet little movie stars Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black. The three men begin the film as rivals, but become friends as they each work to achieve their goals.
Cooper was thrilled that there were so many birds in the film. There were no budgies, however. She had to settle for a picture of a parakeet in the bird montage in the credits. Despite this slight to budgies, Cooper enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to all her human and birdie friends.
This month’s movie is Dumb and Dumber.
Dumber and Dumber is about two good-hearted, but incredibly stupid friends who drive across country to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner.
Cooper did not like that the star of the movie, Harry’s budgie, Petey, met an untimely end at the hands of kidnappers (and was then sold to Billy, the blind boy in #4C).
Despite the budgie violence, Cooper found the movie amusing. She hopes there will be more budgies in the upcoming sequel.
This month’s movie is The Crow.
On Devil’s Night, musician Eric Draven and his fiancée are killed by a group of thugs. One year later Eric comes back to life, and with the aid of a mystical crow, takes revenge on the gang and their leader.
Cooper enjoyed this movie. She was happy to see the bad guys get their just deserts.
Cooper thinks that crows are pretty badass. Not as badass as budgies, though.