Randex

Thursday 08 October 2015
Negative
Nathan Rabin, The Onion A.V. Club

Objectivists are forever going on and on about the eternal timeliness of Ayn Rand’s writing. To them, Atlas Shrugged is not an insane, paranoid right-wing fantasy of a deranged future that could never happen, but rather a subtle amplification of the world we currently inhabit. They feel that Atlas Shrugged doesn’t take place in the distant future: It takes place tomorrow, albeit a tomorrow that cannot function without a robust and all-important train system.

For people morbidly fascinated by Objectivism and Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged is perpetually timely for a much different reason. For me, it’s because there will always be some right-wing asshole sounding out a Randian plea to the populace. This plea claims that the innovators, businessmen, and renegade capitalists Rand revered and romanticized are being dragged down by what Rand and her heroes called looters and what Donald Trump calls “total losers”—government bureaucrats, establishment politicians, welfare recipients, leftist protesters, illegal immigrants, legal immigrants, Mexicans, and any other group that can be easily and popularly scapegoated.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Oct 2015
Wednesday 07 October 2015
Neutral
Catherine Gee, The Telegraph (London)

…Coronation Street’s Matthew Marsden has appeared in films such as Atlas Shrugged and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Oct 2015
Wednesday 09 September 2015
Pat McLeod, Folio (FL)

Stopped at a traffic light just the other day, I was totally surprised by the license frame on the car in front of me, which proclaimed “The Ayn Rand Institute” on top with the web address on the bottom. I hadn’t even known there was such a thing!

Stupid me, of course. In a culture where people subscribe to Scientology as a religion, Rand’s objectivist philosophy makes incomparably better sense.

Nonetheless, I was intrigued enough to revisit the film version of The Fountainhead, the critical reputation of which has risen over time. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Sep 2015
Sunday 06 September 2015
Michael Rea, Schuyler Sun (NE)

…we have a nice selection of new additions to our video collection. New are: “LEGOS Heroes: Attack of the Legion of Doom,” “Justice League: Gods and Monsters,” “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” “Dinosaur Island,” “Police Story Lockdown,” “Four Blood Moons,” “American Sniper,” “Atlas Shrugged” …

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 06 Sep 2015
Monday 31 August 2015
Jay Lehr, Heartlander (Heartland Institute)

It is time for a new modern book to tell Ayn Rand’s story from Atlas Shrugged and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World in modern terms. There is no question that todays environmental zealotry which is the theme of a new novel Mountains Whispers, Days Without Sun fills the bill. While Rand told a potentially true story this book updates it into our own future with the built in horrors of Agenda 21. A world movement of elitists who plan to take control of all of our land to use as they wish. They desire to concentrate folks in the cities where control is easier and create a new religion of sustainability.

Movies have been made of both Atlas Shrugged and Brave New World but never resonated with todays young folks, the so called millennials. Mountain Whispers could well make the impact necessary to make sure this dystopian story never unfolds.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Aug 2015
Thursday 20 August 2015
Ramanpreet Kaur, All About News

…she was considered for Atlas Shrugged: Part-01 in the role of Dagny Taggart…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2015
Wednesday 05 August 2015
Vegas Seven

“I wanted to recommend a great trilogy that I recently watched, Atlas Shrugged.” – NEWS RELEASE, MAY 20.

This was accompanied by a link to the site where one can purchase the special-edition three-DVD boxed set, which is currently more than 50 percent off and includes such bonus features as “‘The John Galt Theme’ slideshow” and “Meet the villains of SSI.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Aug 2015
Tuesday 04 August 2015
Kevin B. Sanders, Politicker NJ

John Aglialoro, the Mayor of tiny borough Tavistock in Camden County, gave a whopping $84,000 to America’s Liberty, the PAC supporting Rand Paul. Agliaro, the chairman of commercial gym equipment manufacturer CYBEX, has deep roots in the libertarian community. He actually produced and wrote the recent Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged movies.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Aug 2015
Friday 31 July 2015
Evan Hoovler, Blastr

Bioshock.

This decade, they made a trilogy of films about the libertarian principles put forth by thinkers such as Ayn Rand. Despite their love of the free market, the free market did not love them back and these films lost millions of dollars.

This wouldn’t have happened had they incorporated the beautiful, underwater world of Bioshock. The Galt’s Gulch city of Rapture has everything a movie-goer needs: Angry mutated humans with super powers, mind controlling titans of industry slugging it out, and guns.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2015
Friday 24 July 2015
Washington Examiner

Other notable donors include John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, Peter Schiff, a financial analyst and radio talk show host, Robert Arnott, a financial analyst, and John Agialaro, a writer and producer of three recent “Atlas Shrugged” films.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Jul 2015
Thursday 23 July 2015
Erika W. Smith, Fashion & Style

Laura Regan is a time traveler: she’s played a 1960s society lady on “Mad Men,” a futuristic capitalist in “Atlas Shrugged,” and, beginning on September 21, she’ll play a psychic “precognitive” in 2065 on the new series “Minority Report.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Jul 2015
Tuesday 21 July 2015
Kirk Minihane, WEEI (Boston)

[Relevant section begins at approx. 11:15.]

[Q:] …what’s the one book you think you should have read, that you haven’t read in your life?

[A:] Easy, that’s Atlas Shrugged. It’s so long, I’m saving it for my retirement. … Have you read Atlas Shrugged?

[Q:] I have… You’re going to be disappointed, I think.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Jul 2015