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ATLAS SHRUGGED II MOVIE In Theaters 10.12.12
http://www.atlasshruggedmovie.com/theaters ^ | 20 Sep 2012

Posted on 09/21/2012 7:19:48 AM PDT by shove_it

810 Confirmed Theaters

Below is a listing of U.S cities with confirmed play dates for Atlas Shrugged Part II.

(click the link for the list of theaters in your State)

(Excerpt) Read more at atlasshruggedmovie.com ...


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Heads up fans!
1 posted on 09/21/2012 7:19:51 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it; Publius; Billthedrill

AS II ping


2 posted on 09/21/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: shove_it

Are they going to lose another 15 million?


3 posted on 09/21/2012 7:33:48 AM PDT by stormer
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To: shove_it

Its a shame the actors etc will be different etc... Yes the first one was low budget, and I’m sure this one will be too, but I thought it was a reasonable adaptation.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 7:34:52 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: shove_it

I HATE theaters, but I’ll go in support of this movie.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 7:42:04 AM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: stormer

“Are they going to lose another 15 million?”

Where did you get that number?


6 posted on 09/21/2012 7:48:14 AM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: shove_it

i’m surprised they made the second half, the first was pretty bad. unless you read the book, you had no idea what everybody was on about, and the characters were never developed.
that said, i intend to see the sequel anyway.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 7:55:10 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: shove_it

Any word on a Canadian release date? Part 1 took six months to get here; it was on DVD before it hit the big screen.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 7:58:14 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: CodeToad

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=atlasshrugged.htm


9 posted on 09/21/2012 7:59:20 AM PDT by stormer
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To: camle

Rand’s book was in three parts as is the plan for the movie series.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 8:05:56 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: stormer

Excellent! It’s playing in my town. We won’t have to travel 90 miles like we did for Part I.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 8:09:09 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: Squawk 8888

There is a place on the AS web site to “demand it” ...

http://www.atlasshruggedmovie.com/demand?

Select Canada and type in your town.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 8:14:46 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: HamiltonJay
Its a shame the actors etc will be different etc... Yes the first one was low budget, and I’m sure this one will be too, but I thought it was a reasonable adaptation.

Correct on all counts.

As to the money lost on Part I, they reduced their losses through merchandise sales. The article I read said they were stunned at the large volume.

I like the polos on proudproducers.com...I've purchased 5-6, and I get a lot of quizzical looks at work.

I also spent $50 on a promo pack from the movie's website. I was supposed to receive 5 t-shirts, they sent me 10. They are on prominent display in a few offices on my floor...lol.

When I cross paths with a number of folks, they ask me "Who is John Galt?".

The trailer is great...I'm looking forward to the movie adaptation of Hank Rearden's trial.

13 posted on 09/21/2012 8:51:03 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: stormer
Are they going to lose another 15 million?

That was domestic box office. What did they make on foreign box office and dvd sales and other income? Maybe they were able to eke out a profit.

14 posted on 09/21/2012 8:51:20 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mjp

{”That was domestic box office. What did they make on foreign box office and dvd sales and other income? Maybe they were able to eke out a profit.”}

Sounds right to me, as evidence we now have AS II with a new and recognizable cast playing in more theaters in more towns than AS I release.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 9:24:44 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: shove_it

hoo boigh. three parts. i had forgotten....oh well, so i’ll go see BOTH remaining parts;-)


16 posted on 09/21/2012 9:25:35 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: shove_it

Saw it today. Well done.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 2:37:20 PM PDT by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Publius; All
Me too, just got home from the movie. There were only 12 geezers (including me in my “Who is John Galt” tee) at the afternoon showing and I was the only one clapping at the end. There were some harrumphs and groans at appropriate spots, though. This cast and script are far better than Part 1 and many of the lines are real recognizable to the nightmare 0bamanation we are suffering through now.

You may want to ping your AS list again as a reminder of the movie premiere and to stimulate more review comments. I really want it to be successful so Part III will be produced and released.

18 posted on 10/12/2012 3:34:59 PM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: Publius

p.s.

That’s a real depressing tag line you got there.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 3:40:25 PM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: shove_it
I stole the tag line from a placard held up by a demonstrator in the movie.

I was pleased to see character actors Robert Picardo (as Stadler), Ray Wise (Thompson), and my old La Crescenta neighbor Michael Gross (board member) in the film, donating their salaries. John Rubinstein (Ferris) is starting to look like his famous father, the classical pianist.

20 posted on 10/12/2012 4:34:05 PM PDT by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Aggie Mama; alarm rider; alexander_busek; AlligatorEyes; AmericanGirlRising; ...

Please post your movie reviews and comments here.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 4:39:52 PM PDT by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Publius

Picardo donated his salary? I take back all the stuff I said about his character on Startrek Voyager.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

All the actors in the movie forwent (forgoed?) their salaries for a percentage of the net profits, if any.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 4:44:56 PM PDT by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Publius
“All the actors in the movie forwent (forgoed?) their salaries for a percentage of the net profits, if any.”

Wow, even Bob Beckel and Juan Williams? Who’da thunk they were evil capitalists?

24 posted on 10/12/2012 7:15:42 PM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: shove_it
I saw it this evening. I liked some of the characters--Rearden, d'Anconia, for the good guys--the weasels like James Taggart, Kip Chalmers, and Lillian Rearden came across like I expected them. I did not particularly care for Samantha Mathis as Dagny--Mathis hasn't aged well, and made Dagny look much older than I envisioned her from the book.

There's a lot going on in Act II, including a lot of dynamic scenes. The train wreck in the Taggart Tunnel was probably the best scene; the "Money Speech" by Francisco was decidedly abridged, and came across better in the book, but was passable. There were some scenes that made me chuckle, including protesters that looked remarkably like OWS-era!

All in all, the movie will sit best with those who've read the book, and understand the background. Still, pretty well done, and a good time.

25 posted on 10/12/2012 8:06:44 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: shove_it

Saw it yesterday—much better than the first AS. I was particularly impressed by the actress who played Dagny. I always had DT pictured as a hard, statue-like Sharon Stone type, but this one has a softer, rounded face with a little Irish nose. And she makes it work, a more vulnerable and emotional Dagny and I wonder if AR would approve...but who cares? She’s *great.*


26 posted on 10/13/2012 7:31:09 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Lou L

One of the problems I had with the first AS was that the characters seemed much younger than I imagined them, like shallow college kids. And the first Dagny was a wooden-headed sorority girl. But I guess younger is always hotter.


27 posted on 10/13/2012 7:34:21 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Night Hides Not

They should sell Dagny’s bracelet like they did all those rings for LOTR.


28 posted on 10/13/2012 7:36:47 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

They do, here:

http://store.atlasshruggedmovie.com/official-atlas-shrugged-rearden-metal-bracelet/


29 posted on 10/13/2012 9:10:02 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: Mamzelle
I saw it yesterday afternoon. There were two others in the audience, but it was 3 o'clock on a Friday afternoon, and most of the sales are from Bollywood movies.

I'll admit my bias, but I loved the movie. Two favorite scenes: Francisco at James' wedding, and Dagny filling up the gas tank ($840!!!).

I'll probably go see it several more times.

30 posted on 10/13/2012 2:40:01 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Publius

How does it compare with the first part? I liked the casting for Dagny, Rearden and Francisco in Part I.


31 posted on 10/13/2012 2:53:21 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Publius

How does it compare with the first part? I liked the casting for Dagny, Rearden and Francisco in Part I.


32 posted on 10/13/2012 2:53:24 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: HamiltonJay

I didn’t see Part I yet. But I see that Samantha Mathis and Esai Morales are in Part II. I like both of them. (Part I on DVD should arrive from Amazon on Monday and we’ll watch it before seeing this one.)


33 posted on 10/13/2012 3:08:57 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: thecodont

Part 2 is better. They had a much bigger budget.


34 posted on 10/13/2012 4:15:03 PM PDT by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Publius

Saw it tonight in SF. Trailers before the movie: Zero Dark Thirty, Promised Land, Hitchcock, Parker.

Theater was in a multiplex and was about 1/4 to 1/3 full for a late afternoon showing.

Complete silence from the audience during the trailers, except maybe for “Parker.”

Spoilers below....

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I liked (at least visually) the original casting of Dagny, Rearden and Francisco in the first movie. The new Dagny (Mathis) is a haggard Taggart, but I guess trying to run a railroad with the gov’t breathing down your neck has to have that effect. Rearden (Beghe) was mmmm eh OK I guess. Francisco (Morales) was too old and his lines a bit too glib, he didn’t make eye contact but always seemed to be looking off to the side. I liked the first Francisco (Jsu Garcia) better.

The writing was excellent and I was blown away by how well they edited and compressed some scenes without sacrificing the continuity of the story at all.

* Beginning and ending the story with the journey/chase scene (Dagny running after Quentin Daniels) to Galt’s Gulch
* Engineer Allen’s brief roadside synopsis of what went wrong in Starnesville and what became of the 20th Century Motor Corporation (nicely done)
* Quentin Daniels in his lab with the miracle engine


35 posted on 10/13/2012 8:12:54 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I enjoyed Robert Picardo as Stadler. He has a copyright on brilliant scientists who don’t suffer fools gladly.


36 posted on 10/13/2012 8:16:30 PM PDT by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Night Hides Not

I enjoyed part II very much. There were a dozen or so I think there this Saturday afternoon.

The fillup scene evoked a few chuckles. I really liked Henry Rearden at the trial too.

I think this more mature cast works better than the ones in the first as well. Part I is still good watching.

Seeing Lyta (Pat Tallman) Alexander was nice even though her screen time was brief.

Easi Morales in this incarnation of Francisco struck me as very well done.


37 posted on 10/13/2012 8:30:19 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: camle

I doubt too many people who hadn’t read the book went to the limited release of the first movie.

I liked it just fine.


38 posted on 10/13/2012 8:34:40 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: HamiltonJay

I don’t mind the actor changes. Low budget means you can’t lock them into a contract.

It will be interesting to watch the triliogy they make on DVD with different actors but it’s the story I’m interested in.


39 posted on 10/13/2012 8:36:45 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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