September 2, 6 & 7, 2008

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Rated PG-13
126 minutes

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Iron Man (2008)

September 2, 2008 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
September 6, 2008 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
September 7, 2008 at 10:00 pm in 26-100

September 2 is Registration Day! Shows are FREE for new students! Also SEE BELOW for our Reg Day Dorm Night promotion!

For both comic book fans and those who can't tell the Green Lantern from the Green Arrow, Iron Man is the type of summer blockbuster whose appeal lasts far beyond the season. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a billionaire playboy and genius who puts as much effort into chasing skirts as he puts into chasing his next big idea. A trip to Afghanistan to sell weapons quickly devolves into chaos, and Stark finds himself at the mercy of a warlord who wants him to build a missile. Instead, Stark creates a powerful suit of armor, turning him into Iron Man and allowing him to escape. When he returns to America, his assistant Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow), friend Rhodey (Terrence Howard), and right-hand man Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) all marvel at the change in the man they knew. Iron Man is the first film to be self-financed by Marvel Studios, and they should be proud of their freshman effort. They didn't take any obvious routes with choosing the cast or crew, and it pays off. Director Jon Favreau, who also has a small role in the film, is best known for directing Elf, but his first action-driven effort is nearly flawless. Casting Downey was gutsy but inspired: this is his first big action picture as well, but the wit he displays in films such as the cult hit Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang works perfectly for the character of Stark. Iron Man features nods to its beloved source material, as well as to the classic animated series of the 1960s. But even for the uninitiated, this film provides an interesting entry into the Marvel superhero's universe. Audiences who keep watching after the credits have rolled will be rewarded with a bonus scene. []

One of the hippest, best-written and best-directed superhero movies ever -- a splendid way to kick off the summer movie season.
      -- Lou Lumenick, New York Post. Read this review.

Reg Day Dorm Night Promotion

This fall, LSC is offering a chance for dorms and FSILGs to attend an LSC movie for free. If more than 10% of your living group pays for admissions at one of our Reg Day shows of Iron Man then your entire group can get free admission to any show of your choice during term.

The details: When your residents buy a ticket on Tuesday, Sept 2, they should state what dorm or FSILG they live in. If the number of tickets bought is greater than 10% of your total number of residents, we'll ask you to pick one show during term (see our schedule; your choice is subject to LSC's approval) for free admission and provide us with a list of your residents. Each resident will be able to get in for free to that show.

If you're interested in group rates on admission or refreshments for other LSC events, please contact us here.

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