Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
• • Weekend briefing: ‘Scream 4,’ ‘Rio’ set to perk up box office
Atlas Shrugged movie |
Atlas Shrugged is [...] a wild card. [It has] generated buzz simply by being the first-ever adaptation of Ayn Rand’s popular and influential novel of the same name and due to its topicality, having been cast as the first “Tea Party” movie.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
• The Incredible Hulk
Atlas Shrugged |
Action scenes are pulsating, with an Atlas Shrugged-like Project X soundwave scene that's particularly powerful.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
In the exacting Helen Mirren, who has played everyone from Rosalind in Shakespeare's As You Like It to Ayn Rand and countless royals in between, Queen Elizabeth is a dowdy figure of rituals, frowns and constant consternation.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Forget attending the Aug. 13 screening of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, presented by the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society. It's completely sold out.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Mickey Spillane—not the dominant intellectuals—was the true voice of the people, according to Ayn Rand, who expressed her admiration for Spillane's artistic style in a Los Angeles Times column in 1962. Mike Hammer, she observed, was a moral avenger. He did not appease evil; he killed it.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
• • •Thank you, Ayn Rand
What has Ayn Rand, who stood for reason, capitalism, individual rights and self-interest, to do with the movies? The answer: not much, not yet, which partly explains and is explained by the state of movies. But the answer is also: more than you think.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
•‘Transporter 2’ drives to Labor Day record
Labor Day movie box office results.
A Sound of Thunder silently rolled into 816 locations with an estimated $1.2 million four-day gross, ranking No. 17 for the weekend. Shot three years ago, the $80 million time travel thriller, based on a Ray Bradbury short story, is the final picture from the bankrupt Franchise Pictures that Warner Bros. is contractually obligated to distribute theatrically. A Sound of Thunder had other producers, though, including Howard Baldwin (Sahara), who is developing a movie version of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.
Friday, September 02, 2005
• • •The New Orleans disaster and the Line on ‘John Galt’
For those who remember the novel, the aftermath of this week's hurricane puts a pit in the stomach that sits there; it is eerily similar to what Miss Rand envisioned. While it is too soon to pinpoint the particulars, the anarchy in the Bayou is undeniably related to the widespread irrationality—the refusal to think—that Miss Rand dramatized so powerfully in Atlas Shrugged.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
• •Measuring the Apollo missions
Apollo 13's backup astronaut, Charles Duke, whose measles had prevented Ken Mattingly from boarding the spaceship, swore that, while looking out of Apollo 16, he was overwhelmed by what he called 'the certainty that what I was witnessing was part of the universality of God.' But writer Ayn Rand, who had been invited to witness the launch of Apollo 11—and did—had other ideas.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
•Oscar without glamour
Mr. Eastwood, like other conservatives, appeared content to have gained the approval of others, especially liberals. His Best Picture winner, Million Dollar Baby, seems to have dragged even producer Albert S. Ruddy—who produced Mario Puzo's The Godfather and once sought to make Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged—into what Miss Rand called "the cult of moral grayness," which in Mr. Eastwood's case means a bleak world drained of color, purpose and life.