July 05, 2011

Super Red Suits Rule!

Laser Rangers embark into the Marvel universe this month, with Daredevil and Iron Man:
David Sooby again hosts Laser Rangers.
Date: July 9, 2011
Time: 4:15 p.m. "fan time"
Place: The usual.  See contact information for host David Sooby inside the proscenium arch.
Food Theme: "All Time American" food (hamburgers, fries, or anything with grease!).  Alternate "liquid" diet, suggested as a spoof: "The Tony Stark" (martinis or anything straight up with a proof over 20%).
Captain Laser: Ty Gephardt
Apparel: Wear superhero costumes, or business suits (in honor of Tony Stark or the blind attorney).
You have a truly broad range of costume alternatives in July!
On the Program: The Movies of the Evening both feature Marvel superheroes:
Daredevil is the first feature for July 9.
Released in 2003, the group will view the Director's Cut.
The movie was written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson,
It was based on the Daredevil comics by Stan Lee and Bill Everett.

The cast includes: 
Ben Affleck, as Murdock/the Daredevil
Jennifer Garner, as Elektra
Michael Clarke Duncan, as Kingpin
Colin Farrell, as Bullseye

Captain Laser has selected three short films to accompany the evening's features:
A scene from The Incredibles (2004), with Brad Bird as Edna "E" Mode, describing the pitfalls of capes.
The Robot Chicken short, Iron Chaney.
The How It Should Have Ended short, Iron Man (due to spoilers, this short film will be shown after the second feature!).

The second July 9 feature is Iron Man.
Iron Man 
This 2008 blockbuster was directed by Jon Favreau.
The screenplay was written by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.
The movie was based on the Iron Man comics, created by Stan Lee, Larry Leiber, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby.

The cast includes:
Robert Downey, Jr., as Tony Stark
Terrence Howard, as Rhodey
Jeff Bridges, as Obadiah Stane
Gwyneth Paltrow, as Pepper Potts

A more in-depth description of this program, with reviews and at least one film clip, should be published on the Laser Rangers Website.

Many thanks to Ty Gephardt for most of the information in this post!
PHOTO CREDITS: The movie screen frame image used for the Laser Rangers contact information is courtesy of Psychology Today Online.  The photo of the man in the business suit is from Men's USA.  Paul Young's Screen Rant blog provided the image of fans in superhero costumes.  Many thanks to IMDB for the movie posters for Daredevil and Iron Man. 

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