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Sunday 14 September 2014
Pamela McClintock, Hollywood Reporter

The politically charged Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt? got off to a slow start at the U.S. box office despite cameos by former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2014
Peter Knegt, indieWIRE

…the Kristen Wiig-Bill Hader starring “Twins” was by far the most impressive, offering up one of 2014’s 10 best limited debuts. That was definitely not the case, however, for the latest “Atlas Shrugged” movie, which grossed less on 242 screens than “Twins” did on just 15.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2014
CJ Werleman, Salon

Robert Reich says that one of the most deceptive ideas embraced by the Ayn Rand-inspired libertarian movement is that the free market is natural, and exists outside and beyond government. In other words, the “free market” is a constructed supernatural myth.

There is much to cover here, but a jumping-off point is the fact that corporations are a government construct, and that fact alone refutes any case for economic libertarianism.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2014
Rob Thomas, Cap Times (Madison, WI)

On his love of “Atlas Shrugged” author Ayn Rand: “I adored her novels when I was young, and in many ways they gave me an interest in economics. But as a devout, practicing Catholic, I completely reject the philosophy of objectivism.”

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2014
Shabnam Minwalla, Times of India

…Or “I like how all these ppl r saying Murakami and Ayn Rand. As if they’ve been reading them since they were 10 yrs old.” And, “FB Folks are busy posting a pretentious list of 10 book titles, whereas the…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2014
Scott "Kubryk" Sawitz, Inside Pulse

One of the problems with Part III is that it’s dinner theatre level bad in terms of production. This is a film that looked like a major Hollywood production on $20 million three years ago being reduced to looking like a bad TV movie with a cast seemingly picked for their ability to work cheap as opposed to talent.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2014
Saturday 13 September 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

I could spend pages describing the flaws of Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?, but there’s no point in doing so. Instead, I’ll mention only a few of the more obvious problems.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Francisco Salazar, Latin Post

Arc Entertianment will release the final installment to “Atlas Shrugged” in 240 theaters. The last two installments have flopped at the box office even though the Ayn Rand novels have been popular. The first two installments have made a combined $8 million. The latest installment has obtained terrible reviews and as a result, “Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?” is likely to open with less than $1 million.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Matt Shiverdecker, Slackerwood

The most surprising thing about the Atlas Shrugged trilogy is that they actually got the third installment made. Based on Ayn Rand’s final tome, each film in the trilogy has featured a different director and a different cast. This final film only got made through a Kickstarter campaign that raised close to $500,000 towards the budget.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Darryn Bonthuys, Lazygamer

And that’s where The Sims just works astoundingly well, as a massive sandbox where there are no limits. It’s the Ayn Rand fairy tale of games, an experience where your hard work eventually pays off and you rise to the top. But to do so, you’re going to have to know your character inside and out. You’re going to have to monitor their needs, take advantage of bouts of manic inspiration and keep the anthropomorphic Lemmings in line.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Bruce Grigsby, Montrose Daily Press

In reading Henry Hazlitt’s “Economics in One Lesson” (Ayn Rand is featured on the cover with the statement, “A magnificent job of theoretical exposition”), I’ve been puzzled over the argument that increased mechanization in manufacturing does not have an adverse effect on employment.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Michelle Newman, Express-News (San Antonio, TX)

Extravagant, opulent, and over-the-top, Houmas House showcases the lavish lifestyle of a sugar baron. “The Sugar Palace” is overflowing with Kelly’s obsessive collection of fine antiques, precious objects of art and oddities, including a Civil War-era submersible torpedo boat, voodoo death mask and vampire slaying kit that once belonged to Ayn Rand.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014