Best movie audio problems of 2013

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The Wolf of Wall Street picture

Audio problem: Jordan and Donnie are talking about Jordan's money. Jordan then says "technically 72 thousand last month. Something like that." When he says "something like that", the camera is very close to Jordan's head with Donnie in the background. You hear the words "something like that", but Jordan's mouth is not moving, it is closed. (00:23:00)

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The Purge picture

Audio problem: In the scene where the polite leader is addressing the Sandins for the first time he takes his mask off and starts talking to the camera but he is muted until James unmutes him. If you watch the polite leader while he is muted he mouths the words "Mr. And Mrs. Sandin" before he is unmuted. However when he is unmuted we hear him finish that statement by saying "Mrs. Sandin" again. (00:33:25)

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Despicable Me 2 picture

Audio problem: As Gru attempts the dance floor key, some of the guacamole from his nacho hat falls out of the hat and lands on one of the keys which then triggers one of the sound effects. An axe then chops off the rear end of his nacho hat and lands on the part of the dance floor behind him, but no sound effect is made from the floor. (01:04:05)

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Now You See Me picture

Audio problem: Annoyed at Daniel, a fan storms out of his room, closing the door behind her. The sound of the door closing is heard before the door actually finishes closing. (00:08:25)

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire picture

Audio problem: When the group is discussing why the Careers aren't on the beach, Beetee asks what happens at midnight and Katniss replies that the lightning strikes the tree. Beetee then says "Here's what I propose", but neither his mouth or jaw moves along with the line. (01:58:25)

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Elysium picture

Audio problem: Throughout the film, Jodie Foster's dialogue does not sync up with the movements of her mouth, indicating most if not all of her lines were re-dubbed after filming.

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R.I.P.D. picture

Audio problem: When Hayes and Nick are fighting at the end, Hayes grabs Nick and says "get over here", but his mouth never moves and his teeth are clenched the whole time.


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The Starving Games picture

Audio problem: When it shows the field, the priest says to a tribute "Say your prayers, my son 'cause you are dead," his lips don't move at all.


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Iron Man: Rise of Technovore picture

Audio problem: When Tony is telling Pepper about what happened to Rhodey, there is one shot of the side of Tony, slightly to a back angle where he is talking. His jaw does not move at all while speaking during that shot. (00:27:10)

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A Good Day to Die Hard picture

Audio problem: In the scene in the banquet hall, where the bad-guy is eating a carrot, he throws it on the floor. Subsequently, while chewing on the little bits he has left in his mouth, there comes a sound which is not a chewing-small-pieces-of-carrot sound, but a biting-a-piece-off-a-carrot sound. That sound was way too loud to have been produced by some little piece he had left in his mouth. (00:47:45)

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World War Z picture

Audio problem: While Gerry is talking to the C.I.A. Agent, a side view of the agent's face is seen as he says "That's the man in Jerusalem you want to see." The movements of his mouth and cheek does not appear to match up to what he is saying at all. (00:43:55)

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Gravity picture

Audio problem: In several scenes, Sandra Bullock used radio equipment in efforts to call for assistance. There is a sound made by vintage, mechanically tuned radios called "heterodyning" that results in a squealing, variable frequency sound in the speaker. While heterodyning added a degree of drama to the scenes in "Gravity", contemporary radios operate on a different, highly stable technique for tuning, and do not produce heterodyne sounds. (00:13:15 - 00:41:00)

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Oblivion picture

Audio problem: The scene after Victoria drops the plant from Tech 49 and lets it fall onto the Earth, shows the two of them having supper. The first line said in this scene is Victoria saying "Every day you have to go down there... And see what was lost." Victoria's lips don't move an inch when she says "and see what was lost." (00:24:10)

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LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite picture

Audio problem: When Superman falls from the sky due to being exposed to the Kryptonite, he is heard screaming but his mouth never moves or opens as this happens. (00:55:20)

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Parker picture

Audio problem: In the scene after the jewelry heist when they go back to the house, Melander is questioning Leslie as to her connection to Parker. In one shot, you can hear the sound of him grabbing her and her making a high pitched whimper, yet he is not touching her and her lips are not moving. Also, Melander says "Check the house, every inch" and "C'mon, don't you want to hit me now" at the same time.


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Audio problem: When Mindy uncovers her motorcycle and starts it for the first time in the film, the engine sound suggests that the motorcycle (which appears to be a Ducati 1199 Panigale) has a 4-cylinder engine (identifiable by the distinct smooth car-like sound with higher pitch). The Ducati Panigale has a 2-cylinder engine, which should be sounding a lot rougher. But in the end scene where Mindy drops Dave at his house with her motorbike, it makes a completely different sound, which is how the 2-cylinder bike sounds in reality. (00:14:10 - 01:34:25)

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CBGB picture

Audio problem: When the Police play "Roxanne" for Hilly, the actors are just lip-syncing to the studio version; though his laugh has been edited out, the atonal piano chord at the beginning of the song, a now-famous gaffe from when Sting accidentally sat on a keyboard during recording, still remains.

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The Host picture

Audio problem: As Ian is leading Wanda to his room, he asks her what it is like to have both her and Melanie in her head. She responds saying "It's crowded." The camera angle changes to show their faces before she finishes the word "crowded", and her lips are not moving. (01:06:20)

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