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    Third Time's The Charm? 'Atlas Shrugged: Part 3' Coming In Summer 2014

    They say that the definition of madness is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result, but sometimes movies are made for a simple reason: because you can. It certainly doesn't hurt when funding comes from multi-millionaire John Aglialoro, who has the rights to Ayn Rand's fa...

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    'Atlas Shrugged: Part 1' DVDs Recalled Due To Non-Objectivist Blurb

    This is one way to get publicity. In a screw-up that Freud would have had a field day with, someone at Atlas Productions screwed the pooch big time on the DVD packaging for Worst Film of 2011 front-runner, “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” by describing the film as “Ayn Rand’s timele...

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    'Atlas Shrugged Pt. 1' Heads To DVD/Blu-Ray In Fall, Producer Insists Sequel Will Arrive In 2012

    Oh, "Atlas Shrugged." Promoted as being some kind of fiercely independent film that would find an audience with die hard Tea Party types, it ultimately played for virtually nobody, scraping a mere $4.6 million (on a budget of $20 million) during its five week run this spring, along with plenty of scathing reviews to go with it. Hardly surprising for a film that was launched not as any grand artistic endeavour, but mostly because the rights were about to expire unless something was cobbled together and throw up on screen. No surprise then that the result was an adaptation we called "soulless" and "cut-rate" no matter where you stand on Ayn Ran...

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    Great Job, Movie Critics: 'Atlas Shrugged' Producer Scrapping Plans For Pt. 2 & 3, Blames Reviews

    God damn, we love writing about "Atlas Shrugged." Even more than "Twilight"-related stories, or the persistent commenter who insists that Scarlett Johansson is the product of stolen DNA, nothing brings out the frothing-at-the-mouth zealots like stories about the long-awaited, independently-produced adaptation of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Self-financed and distributed by millionaire businessman John Aglialoro, the film was rushed into production to prevent the rights from lapsing, with a decidedly D-list cast and crew, but it did have relevance on its side: with the Tea Party movement, who are perhaps more in step with Rand's beliefs than any m...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Rio' Defeats 'Madea' Before The Summer Onslaught Begins

    Hollywood doesn’t really recognize the seasons as clearly as you. Which is why even though you’re in school, summer begins in May, and even though you still have a full month of spring, that period usually closes in Hollywood around this time every year. In 2011, “summer” is beginning even earlier w...

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    Box Office: 'Rio' First 2011 Release To Crack $40 Million Opening Weekend; 'Scream' Goes Quiet

    There’s no way to sugarcoat this: it’s been a dismal year at the box office. Studios have their fingers crossed in regards to a tepid-looking summer schedule, but many were hoping the season could be kick(punch)-started early with a strong April, as two new films were tracking well over $40 million ...

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    Review: ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part I’ A Stiff, Soulless, Cut-Rate Adaptation Of Ayn Rand's Epic Novel

    It’s difficult to discuss Ayn Rand and "Atlas Shrugged" without touching on the countless attempts to produce a filmic adaptation of the work, beginning with producer Albert S. Ruddy’s plan in the early ‘70s, which fell apart when Rand insisted on final script approval. From there the highlights include an adaptation by Rand herself, which was unfinished at the time of her death in 1982; passing interest from Clint Eastwood; a TNT miniseries scrapped after the AOL Time Warner merger of the late ‘90s and, perhaps the most interesting attempt of all, a planned two-part adaptation from director Vadim Perelman ("The House of Sand and Fog") with a...

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    Watch: Trailer For Ayn Rand Adaptation 'Atlas Shrugged Part 1' Hilarious On So Many Levels

    For the moment, let's try to leave aside the politics and philosophy of Ayn Rand -- after all, only so many words can really be expounded on a point of view that ultimately comes down to not giving a shit about your fellow human beings. There's a reason that it's taken over half a century for a film...

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