June 13th, 2010

Agora Movie Tells Story of Hypatia

Anyone seen Agora? It's directed by Alejandro Amenabar (The Others, The Sea Inside) and stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia. ("A Greek scholar from Alexandria, Egypt, considered the first notable woman in mathematics, who also taught philosophy and astronomy. She lived in Roman Egypt, and was killed by a Christian mob who falsely blamed her for religious turmoil. Some suggest that her murder marked the end of what is traditionally known as Classical antiquity.") The film looks interesting, but seems to have gotten a pretty limited release, and I'd have to go into Manhattan in order to see it. Here's the trailer:

HBO Game of Thrones Teaser Trailer

Here's the teaser trailer for HBO's Game of Thrones (and when they say "teaser," they ain't kidding). Not much to it. A few quick cuts of guys in the woods. Still fun to see. In the freeze-frame below, I think what we're looking at is Ned Stark beheading the deserter Gared in Chapter 1. I think the other guy is Theon Greyjoy.

HBO Game of Thrones teaser trailer