Some good stuff to watch

I really don't like watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, whilst other people enjoy the newest super hero movie I would much prefer to be watching a documentary or TV series. So I thought I'd share with you a couple of things I've watched recently that have knocked my socks off!

Canberra Wedding Photography

Frances Ha

"That is your person in this life..."

Kings of Summer

Over the weekend Caleb and I watched Kings of Summer and we both loved it!

What Maisie Knew

We watched What Maisie Knew over the weekend and I loved every minute of the film. It was sad, funny and sweet...everything a movie should be!

Upstream Color

Did you ever watch the movie Primer? You know the time travel movie made by Shane Carruth made for only $7000? If you never saw it you missed out, Shane Carruth is one of those crazy talented people who does everything...he wrote, directed, stared in, edited and composed the music for both Primer and his new movie Upstream Color.

Gregory Crewdson - Brief Encounters

I'm a huge fan of Gregory Crewdson's work, his photographs have an eerie quality to them and I love the stillness of each image. So when I found out he had a documentary following his work I couldn't wait to watch it!

Sleepwalk With Me

I saw Sleepwalk With Me  a few months ago and loved it, I watched it again last night and I still love's one of my favourite movies of 2012 and I highly recommend you watch it.

Top 5 Documentaries

1. Dear Zachary, just trust me and watch's the best ever.

Safety Not Guaranteed

We don't usually watch this many movies in a week but it seems like our apple TV keeps coming out with movies we've been waiting to see. Safety Not Guaranteed is a perfect little movie about time travel staring Mark Duplass (for all you lovers of The League pretty much my favourite show on TV) and Aubrey Plaza (from Parks & Rec my other favourite show). I highly recommend this film, it's funny and sweet...the perfect date movie (Caleb and I both loved it).

Ruby Sparks

Caleb & I finally watched Ruby Sparks on the weekend! We both really enjoyed it which is unusual, the only other time we seem to agree is with Wes Anderson movies...the rest of the time the movies he likes are way to scary for me. I'm a bit of a Paul Dano fan and Chris Messina is also very popular in the Thorson household after finishing Six Feet Under, so this was a great movie for us to watch.


I'm a huge fan of Rian Johnson's  movie Brick and so when I heard about his new movie Looper I couldn't wait to go see it! Last night we went and I was not the credits rolled all I could think was "that was freaking amazing". Go see it, you'll love it (unless you are my Mum).

Movie Trailers

One of my secret pleasures is going onto Apple Trailers and checking out the new movies that are soon to be released. Below are a few that have caught my attention. 1. Celeste And Jesse Forever -  I'm a big Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg fan. 2. Beasts of the Southern Wild - This looks beautiful and I've heard good reports from friends. 3. Robot and Frank - Watch the trailer and I'm sure you'll see why I'm excited about this movie. 4. Ruby Sparks - I really hope this is as good as it looks.……

Finally, Moonrise Kingdom

Caleb and I finally saw Moonrise Kingdom yesterday, it was totally worth the wait. If you haven't watched any Wes Anderson movies before this is a wonderful introduction. I highly recommend you watch it, it's funny, sweet and a little bit won't be disappointed. "I love you, but you don't know what you're talking about" - Sam Shakusky

Indie Game: The Movie

Caleb and I are both sick at the moment which means we have time for even more television watching than usual. Last night we watched the documentary Indie Game: The Movie, it was wonderful. I love learning about how other people create and even though video games have very little in common with photography, many of our creative experiences are the same. The feelings of fear when you create something and put it out into the world to be judged, that seems to be a universal problem for us all.…

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Caleb and I watched Martha Marcy May Marlene last week, I liked it. Most of all I liked how it looked, it had wonderful light and was visually beautiful.

Eloisa to Abelard

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d … – Alexander Pope, from ‘Eloisa to Abelard’    

Rear Window Time-lapse

Have you ever seen the movie Rear Window? It really is a wonderful film, so when Caleb showed me this amazing time-lapse video by Jeff Desom yesterday...I couldn't wait to share it with you! If you want to learn more about how he made the video go here, it's all very interesting. Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

One of my favourite movies growing up was Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. Every time Mum would take us to the video store it would be my first choice...I think I've probably seen it over 50 times. On a sad note this was the dreamy Michael Schoeffling's last may know him as Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is one of my favourite books and it was released in cinemas today as a movie. I'm so excited! We've got our tickets for tomorrow night and at the moment it's got a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 90% so I'm hoping that this may be one of the few book to movie conversions that is worth seeing. If you haven't seen the trailer yet you can watch it here.