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Forum: Films 06-12-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,584
Posted By Paden
I think roundshort's nailed it: the trailers...

I think roundshort's nailed it: the trailers really evoke the same feel as Wild Wild West. To call Wild Wild West disappointing is being charitable.

That said, I will agree that the esteemed Ms....
Forum: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 06-11-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 40,748
Posted By Paden
For some reason, when I think of the optimum way...

For some reason, when I think of the optimum way for the scene to play out, I think of something like this:

Jones, realizing where he is and what is about to happen, locates the refrigerator and...
Forum: Films 06-06-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,584
Posted By Paden
Although I was originally pleased to hear about...

Although I was originally pleased to hear about The Lone Ranger, I have to confess that thus far, the trailers have primarily drained my enthusiasm. I don't mind camp, but this movie appears pretty...
Forum: Open Discussion 05-30-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 77,437
Posted By Paden
Greeley was an accomplished novelist. He wrote a...

Greeley was an accomplished novelist. He wrote a series of mysteries involving Blackie Ryan, a Catholic Priest. I read a few of them many years ago and as I recall they were quite good. I lost track...
Forum: Open Discussion 05-30-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Paden
Sounds intriguing. I'll give it a look. I tend to...

Sounds intriguing. I'll give it a look. I tend to appreciate well thought out, multi-layered storylines.

I only follow a handful of webcomics. Of the bunch, my personal favorite is Dead Winter...
Forum: Open Discussion 05-29-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,724
Posted By Paden
Yeah, it does seem a tad blatant with regard to...

Yeah, it does seem a tad blatant with regard to some of its sources of inspiration. :)

Even so, it looks like it might be a fun read. It'll give me an excuse to darken the door of the local comic...
Forum: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 05-29-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By Paden
As I've mentioned elsewhere, my initial reaction...

As I've mentioned elsewhere, my initial reaction to the film on first viewing was pretty negative. I was hoping for a movie that came close to the tone of Raiders and KOTCS didn't strike those notes...
Forum: Indy Literature 05-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,282
Posted By Paden
Oops. I did miss the general "RIP"...

Oops. I did miss the general "RIP" thread in my searching. Sorry about that. Won't happen again, boss. :)
Forum: Films 05-17-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,812
Posted By Paden
The instant I learned about this movie, my inner...

The instant I learned about this movie, my inner child was completely psyched. Giant robots vs. Giant monsters!!! I have every intention of hitting the theater on opening day.

Plus, I've really...
Forum: Indy Literature 05-14-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,282
Posted By Paden
RIP Campbell Armstrong

I searched threads here at the Raven and the Raider.net and did not find mention of this. If it's already been posted about and this is a duplicate thread, my apologies.

Scottish novelist Campbell...
Forum: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 05-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 37,037
Posted By Paden
Having read over some of the opinions in this...

Having read over some of the opinions in this thread and others, I've come to realize that I'm probably hopelessly biased with regard to then Indiana Jones films. Truthfully, KOTCS probably never...
Forum: Open Discussion 05-09-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 49,983
Posted By Paden
Bacon and Beer Cookies, from the good folks at...

Bacon and Beer Cookies, from the good folks at Betty Crocker. :)

Bacon and Beer Cookies (http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/bacon-beer-cookies/29f38f5e-3d64-463b-9b75-bb279b079959)
Forum: Films 05-09-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 23,855
Posted By Paden
Despite my best efforts, for some reason I'm...

Despite my best efforts, for some reason I'm really struggling to muster enthusiasm for a new installment of this series. I'm a huge fan of the original film and enjoyed much of the second...
Forum: Indy Video Games 05-07-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,623
Posted By Paden
I think that article really hits the nail on the...

I think that article really hits the nail on the head. It definitely made me nostalgic for the company's earlier, creative days, particularly when they were producing adventure classics like Full...
Forum: Films 05-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By Paden
I had really been looking forward to A Good Day...

I had really been looking forward to A Good Day to Die Hard until I read some of the reviews and got some feedback from acquaintances. Most of what I heard indicated that the movie was a...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-07-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 88,520
Posted By Paden
Thanks, Doc! Many happy returns!

Thanks, Doc! Many happy returns!
Forum: Films 05-06-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 205
Poll: Alien Series
Views: 14,275
Posted By Paden
In my humble opinion, Prometheus is one of the...

In my humble opinion, Prometheus is one of the best science fiction films to come along in quite some time. It's a movie I've watched more than once, devoting some time after each viewing to...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-06-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 88,520
Posted By Paden
Honor? Who, me? Well, I watched Raiders again a...

Honor? Who, me?

Well, I watched Raiders again a few days back, then started poking around online, reading different thoughts regarding the possible fate of the Indy franchise. Then, all of the...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-06-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 88,520
Posted By Paden
I honestly believe that, for the forseeable...

I honestly believe that, for the forseeable future, the franchise is going to remain in the limbo it's fallen into. Based on public statements from the particulars, it would seem that the chance of...
Forum: Indiana Jones Trilogy 10-31-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,434
Posted By Paden
Belloq. He's traveled the same highway as Jones,...

Belloq. He's traveled the same highway as Jones, but has taken several steps down a much darker path. They have enough in common to understand one another and their character diverges sufficiently...
Forum: Films 10-31-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 49,549
Posted By Paden
Two Face's death was the only flaw I could point...

Two Face's death was the only flaw I could point to in The Dark Knight. Nolan's treatment of Batman, and the evolution of the character, was dead on, as was his handling of the Joker. But Dent should...
Forum: Films 10-28-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 24,380
Posted By Paden
I have to admit the image from Entertainment...

I have to admit the image from Entertainment Weekly looks promising. As Joe pointed out, it looks interestingly "plausible" for a superhero outfit and does a nice job of reflecting the style of the...
Forum: Films 10-27-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 49,549
Posted By Paden
Hmmm...no Riddler. That certainly leaves one...

Hmmm...no Riddler. That certainly leaves one curious about the identity of the antagonist, though the linked article suggests it might be Catwoman, based on Nolan interviewing actresses. Although she...
Forum: Globe-trotting 10-27-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,703
Posted By Paden
Anyone else find this mildly ironic? ;) Kidding...

Anyone else find this mildly ironic? ;)

Kidding aside, this is a (literally) astounding piece of work. 180 figures. The accomplishment boggles the mind.
Forum: Open Discussion 09-30-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,451
Posted By Paden
I'm right there with you. Pirates are cool, but...

I'm right there with you. Pirates are cool, but ninjas are awesome! ;)
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