Randex

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
Sunday 19 July 2015
Amanda McGrath, Washington Post

Worst movie ever Annise: “Soul Plane” Dennis: “Atlas Shrugged

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Jun 2015
Monday 13 July 2015
Ilya Somin, Washington Post

Sadly, this movie version of Atlas Shrugged – especially the awful finale – magnifies the book’s flaws, while conveying very few of its strengths. Ayn Rand deserved better. The same goes for viewers who sat through this train-wreck of a movie.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Sep 2014
Tuesday 30 June 2015
Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

… perhaps it’ll sink faster than that Atlas Shrugged movie.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Jun 2015
Saturday 27 June 2015
James Sanford, AlterNet

…the icy divide over the God issue shows clear signs of melt. Gradual movement toward accommodation is coming not just from Christians wishing to co-opt Ayn Rand’s capitalistic ethic, but from Randians seeking to expand their fan base.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Jun 2015
Wednesday 24 June 2015
Ed Rampell, Washington Times

“There’s a sense that often movies effectively neuter parents, like they’re no longer sexual beings,” said Miss Schilling, who played Dagny Taggart in 2011’s “Atlas Shrugged: Part I.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Jun 2015
Monday 22 June 2015
Patrick Ryan, USA Today

Though her limited film work has mostly been filled with critical duds (Nicholas Sparks romance The Lucky One and Atlas Shrugged: Part One, among them), The Overnight has so far been embraced…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Jun 2015
Friday 19 June 2015
  1. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand What it’s about: A single individual brings the world to a halt by persuading the world’s innovators to withdraw from it. Fun factoid: One of the last movies that Steve Jobs saw was the critically panned Atlas Shrugged: Part 1. Best quote: “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists … it is real … it is possible … it’s yours.”
Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Jun 2015
Monday 15 June 2015
Nigel M Smith, indieWIRE

…reviled but financially successful thriller “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Jun 2015