Randex

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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Jul 2014
Friday 05 February 2016
Neutral
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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 over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Feb 2016
Tuesday 22 December 2015
TheBlaze

…for JAKKS/AP Images) This was a failing that “Atlas Shrugged, Part 1” suffered from as well. “The Force Awakens” is not a film with its own definitive beginning, middle and end. It is the first act to a…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Dec 2015
Sunday 13 December 2015
Broadway World

…Nick Nolte in the Taylor Hackford film Parker, and Atlas Shrugged Part 2 with Samantha Mathis. Mr Gilman is familiar to TV audiences as a series regular on “Studio 5B” with Jeffrey Tambor, “Nurses,” “Closeup News…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 13 Dec 2015
Sunday 06 December 2015
Les Chappell, The Onion A.V. Club

Getting On (HBO, 10:15 p.m.): “The obstreperous Varla returns and clashes with her estranged daughter.” Given that Varla is played by June Squibb, who makes everything better (excepting her turns in Welcome To Mooseport and part one of Atlas Shrugged) this is a clash that is bound to be good.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Dec 2015
Wednesday 02 December 2015
The Examiner

…Most Dallas/Ft. Worth area libertarians, Objectivists and Ayn Rand fans know that the movies Atlas Shrugged Part I, II and III made brief appearances in North Texas theaters in the past three years. “At…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2015
Tuesday 01 December 2015
Broadway World

…Nick Nolte in the Taylor Hackford film Parker,and Atlas Shrugged Part 2 with Samantha Mathis. Mr Gilman is familiar to TV audiences as a series regular on “Studio 5B” with Jeffrey Tambor, “Nurses,” “Closeup News…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Dec 2015
Wednesday 25 November 2015
Gary Thompson, Daily News (Philadelphia)

…Trumbo, Hollywood’s most famous Communist, turns out to be a much more appealing capitalist than anyone in those “Atlas Shrugged” movies.

Banned from Hollywood, jailed for thumbing his nose at the House Un-American Activities Committee, Trumbo fights back with a creative money-making scheme that can be described only as entrepreneurial.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Nov 2015
Tuesday 17 November 2015
Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter

An Atlas Shrugged TV miniseries is in the works.

The people behind the recent movie trilogy, based on the works of Ayn Rand, have tapped industry veteran Albert Ruddy to produce. Ruddy is the Oscar-winning producer of The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby.

Ruddy will produce along with John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow, the duo behind the three Atlas Shrugged movies that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2014. The three films, while popular among Libertarian fans of Rand’s book, made a collective $9 million at the box office.

Kaslow said the 1,200-page book lends itself better to a miniseries of up to 15 hours than it did to the movie trilogy that ran less than six hours.

Atlas deserves, and requires, more time if a reflective adaptation is the goal,” Kaslow said. “A TV series is the one medium we’re sure to have that opportunity.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Nov 2015