Randex

Friday 18 March 2016
Positive
J.E. Reich, Tech Times

Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has only a week to go before it hits theaters, but that hasn’t stopped the director from discussing possible future projects. From what we know so far, it might be the first George Washington biopic ever made — or it might be an adaptation of author Ayn Rand’s first successful novel, The Fountainhead.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Negative
Owen Williams, Empire Online

It’s little more than an aside in a bigger THR piece about Zack and Deborah Snyder’s plans for the post-Batman V Superman DC movie universe. But it appears that, in rare moments of spare time, Zack Snyder is working on an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s anti-utopian, anti-altruist novel The Fountainhead.

Rand’s right-wing bible was previously filmed in 1949 by King Vidor, from a screenplay by the author herself. “Warner Bros. owns [that] script,” Snyder explains, “and I’ve just been working on that a little bit. I’ve always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something.”

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Positive
Total Film

…bezig houdt. Dat blijkt een opmerkelijke te zijn: Ayn Rand. Hij zou het boek The Fountainhead dat de Amerikaanse schrijfster in 1943 gepubliceerd kreeg graag willen verfilmen. ”Ik werk aan The…

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Thursday 17 March 2016
Negative
Vince Mancini, Uproxx

If you’ll remember, some Ayn Rand fanboys – Shruggalos, as I like to call them – financed a three-part adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, partly through Kickstarter, the third of which came out in 2014. Of course, you can’t bring up Ayn Rand’s name without immediately thinking of the radical libertarians she inspired, but if my hazy memory of The Fountainehead is accurate, her individualized ethos was confined mainly to the creative process, where some might argue it belongs.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Neutral
Adam Chitwood, Collider.com

So yeah, it appears as though during Snyder’s downtime from dealing with some of the biggest superheroes in the world, he’s been toiling away on developing something entirely different.

Rand’s book follows an individualistic young architect named Howard Roark who makes the choice to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic vision, as he favors modern architecture over the establishment-supported traditional style. As with all of Rand’s work, it’s a philosophical work of fiction that deals with topics like individualism versus collectivism, and has been used as a political token in the ensuing years.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
Tuesday 15 March 2016
Neutral
Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post

[Matt Lewis:] I think the “Rocky” movies, interestingly, not to say that they were written by a Christian or a conservative, I think those are examples of movies that are wholesome, positive values and blockbusters. Obviously sports movies tend to do well in this kind of genre. I think the worst movies are like, the “Atlas Shrugged” movies, which don’t work.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Mar 2016
Thursday 03 March 2016
Neutral
Gary Dretzka, Movie City News

A more recent example of misplaced chutzpah was evidenced in the dreadful Atlas Shrugged trilogy, which, dollar for dollar, may be one of the greatest box-office flops in history … times three.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Mar 2016
Wednesday 17 February 2016
Positive
Charles Reilly, Valley Breeze (Cumberland, RI)

I recently watched the 2011-2014 three-part film version of Atlas Shrugged. I was struck by the similarity of plots in Atlas Shrugged and Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck tolls proposal.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Feb 2016
Monday 08 February 2016
Neutral
Mike Vago, The Onion A.V. Club

Thing we were unhappiest to learn: Hollywood has made some awful, awful sequels. Some of the many sequels that populate the list are follow-ups to movies that weren’t much good in the first place (Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser; Atlas Shrugged Part III; Look Who’s Talking Now!), but there are plenty of retreads of films that were pretty great the first time around.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Feb 2016
Saturday 06 February 2016
Negative
Sara Dobie Bauer, SheKnows

Atlas Shrugged. This 1,200-page monster of a book has been split into three films and, so far, no one has seen them. No one. Ayn Rand considered Atlas Shrugged her manifesto and that’s what it is: a manifesto. The action ain’t kicking, folks, and there’s a 70-page-long speech. Although I read Atlas Shrugged (every single grueling word), I can give you the message in three paragraphs. Who thought it was a good idea to make this into a film?

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Jul 2014
Neutral
Jef Rouner, Houston Press

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; I expect True Blood to go out harder than a train crash in the third Atlas Shrugged movie. This show exists to justify the phrase “Get out while the getting’s good.”

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Jul 2014
Friday 05 February 2016
Neutral
2Paragraphs

Robert is portrayed by Kristoffer Polaha. He’s best known for his roles on Stalker (Nathan), Backstrom (Peter Niedermayer), Made in Jersey (Nolan Adams), Awkward. (Ben), Ringer (Henry Butler), and Mad Men (Carlton Hanson). Polaha is also recognized for playing John Galt in the 2014 movie Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Feb 2016