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I'm in something of a pickle. I have encountered a terribly exploitative Kickstarter campaign for a film celebrating the life of one of our nation's biggest proponents of free market, laissez-faire capitalism. And yet giving the project this kind of attention is exactly what they want. They say so on their Kickstarter page. Ayn Rand has been a terribly problematic figure for our nation's far right fringe. Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan went from gushing about his love for Rand to a much more tempered view of her as a writer and thinker. Her most popular book "Atlas Shrugged" has been adapted by a group calling themselves Atlas Productions, LLC. So far, there have been two films, and despite large amounts of money going into the productions, box office receipts have been disappointing to say the least. "Atlas Shrugged: Part I," grossed $4.6 million; "Atlas Shrugged: Part II" grossed $3.3 million. The budgets for those films were. »
- Bryce J. Renninger
The producers of the first two installments of Atlas Shrugged just won't quit. Despite the failure of Atlas Shrugged Part 1 and Atlas Shrugged Part 2, which took in a combined $8 million at the domestic box office, producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow have greenlit the third installment of their trilogy. Atlas Shrugged Part 3 will be written by Duncan Scott and Brian O'Toole, and no director or major cast member is yet attached. Decades ago, Scott helped Atlas Shrugged author Ayn Rand restore and recut her 1942 film, We the Living. Story: Sean Hannity Making Film Debut in
- Paul Bond
Welcome to another preview of some great upcoming Blu-Ray releases! This week, the much-talked about Argo hits store shelves, Sinister will convince you to never watch home movies again, and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome lands on Blu-Ray with some science-fiction style.
Ready for this week’s Blu-Ray releases? Then read on.
Director: Ben Affleck
An American thriller film directed by Ben Affleck and based on the true story of a 1979 CIA operation. The film has won a number of awards and is nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Arkin).
Plot: During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
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- C.P. Howells
3 items from 2013
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