Spent Sunday night in my favorite (local) city in the world, Pasadena and headed to the good ‘ole Laemmle Playhouse movie theater to see Agora, Spain-based director Alejandro Amenábar‘s newest film starring Rachel Weisz.
In this historical movie, Weisz plays as Hypatia, philosopher and astronomer, trying to challenge the Geocentric model of the universe during the time in Egypt when the Roman Empire was crumbling and there were violent clashes due to the different beliefs between the Pagans and Christians. My favorite sequence in the film was no doubt the massacre at the Library of Alexandria, which is a sight to behold. During the massacre Hypatia’s slaveboy, Davus, a young boy secretly in love with her escapes amidst the chaos and joins the violent Christians. The two are separated for years but are brought back together at the end as the violence in Alexandria escalates once again.
Agora was a really well done historical movie and me, being a fan of Egyptian and Roman stories, loved it. Definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen at the theaters this year.
Music stuff time. Today it’s The Pains of Being Pure At Heart.
One of the coolest bands in the world (who have been getting more play than usual in my iPod lately) have recently posted two new music videos. The first video here is of their newest sweet single, Higher Than The Stars. Featuring cool “black & white, whoa! Now it’s in color! Just like in the Wizard of Oz!” sequences and FURRIES!! Great video. And a little tidbit about this song: for some reason it always reminded me of the Space Mountain song from Disneyland.
And their second video I’m posting here is one that I LOVE. It’s to their song This Love Is Fucking Right! I may love it even more than their Super 8 music videos… It just gives me a good feeling and the opening words say it all: “This song is about how we feel.”