What Do Lolita and Freakonomics Have in Common? – NYTimes.com

Interesting commentary on the Freakonomics Opinion blog of the NYTimes. First thought: This is the third or fourth time I have seen references to Ayn Rand on this blog. Second thought: It’s interesting to discover the perspective of someone I respect voice an opinion about Ayn Rand and Objectivism. When I read a good argument, […]

A Request from the Producer

Harmon Kaslow, Producer of Atlas Shrugged, wrote this: Friends and Associates,  With the help of a large production team, our motion picture, “Atlas Shrugged”, is opening this Friday, October 12, 2012, in more than 1,000 theatres. That’s a lot of seats fill, and I need your help. “Everything has a breaking point!” is the tagline […]

MovieGuide.org: Four out of Four Stars!

In MovieGuide.org‘s review of Atlas Shrugged, Part 2 (coming out tomorrow in over 1,000 theaters), the reviewer gives a fair, thoughtful review of 4 out of 4 stars! I concur. In his words, it’s “significantly more entertaining than the first movie. It’s a much better movie. Best of all, it has a cogent, insightful defense of free […]

The Cast of Atlas Shrugged Part II Talks Film’s Impact

The article in Reason.com includes an interview with the actors from Atlas Shrugged, Part II at the premiere in Hollywood. Patrick Fabian said, “The message is absolutely there. For those looking for [Ayn Rand’s points] to be made, they’re made. But it’s a really great film; it’s a great story to be had and I think it’s […]

Friday, October 12th

Atlas Shrugged Part II is coming this Friday, and in a big way. Much more coverage (900+ theaters) than Part I. I’m excited, even more excited than before last year’s opening. That’s remarkable ESPECIALLY because I have seen Part II twice already! ! !  The producers, Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro showed the film at […]

Agree More Than Disagree

More than one person has said that Christians and Objectivists agree more often than they disagree. I think that conclusion depends a great deal on context. It’s true that an Objectivist has less in common with an atheist relativist than a Christian, but that may be more relevant in some topic discussions than in others. […]

Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle for America’s Soul

Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle for America’s Soul: Thirty years after her death in March 1982, Ayn Rand’s ideas have never been more important. Unfettered capitalism, unregulated business, bare-bones government providing no social services, glorification of selfishness, disdain for Judeo-Christian morality—these are the tenets of Rand’s harsh philosophy.In Ayn Rand Nation, Gary Weiss explores […]

A Catalog of Abysmal Reviews by the Hollywood Establishment

Whereas 85% of Flixter users liked–and by “liked,” I mean “loved”–only 9% of critics liked it. The critical voices that are captive to the Hollywood establishment are nearly unanimous in their denigration of the film. http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/movies/atlas-shrugged-part-i-ayn-rands-opus-review.html# Atlas Shrugged: Part I may be set only five years from now, but the world it portrays is completely […]

Atlas Shrugged the film has over-performed in Atlanta, New York, Nashville!

I couldn’t resist this article from the Washington Times. A refreshing take, in the midst of some rather strong sentiments against Atlas Shrugged, Part 1. CHICAGO, April 29, 2011 — By current Hollywood standards, it is a movie that should never have been made. Imagine this story pitch to progressive movie execs: “we have a […]