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16th Jul 2019

Legion (2017)

Chapter 11 - S2-E3

New this week Trivia: The idea of "mental contamination" mentioned at the start of the episode is real, and the demonstration using cheerleaders is based on fact. 5 cheerleaders and 5 other students had seizures in a town in 2002, in 1952 165 cheerleaders fainted before half time at a football game. A famous incident was in Le Roy in 2011 - those who were featured in the press took longer to recover than those who didn't, suggesting a strong social/communication basis.

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Season 6 generally

New this month Deliberate mistake: The last season touched on Infinity War happening - this season jumps forwards a year, meaning that we should be one year into the "blip" (or snap), with half the universe missing. But the team is all together, and the world/universe is utterly unaffected. Largely a byproduct of disagreement between the film and TV sides of Marvel, plus scheduling vagueness meaning they couldn't risk spoiling Endgame if they came back on the air before that was released. But considering the show is 100% part of the MCU, that's a pretty massive contradiction.

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6th Jul 2019

Slither (2006)

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New this month Trivia: The "Earl Bassett Community School" is named after the character Fred Ward played in Tremors.

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New this month Question: Tyler triggers the explosives in the tunnel and dies - how does that happen? Is it literally just coincidence/hubris that he made a mistake/the card didn't work?

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New this month Question: At least a couple of times the grenades make a clear "clockwork" noise before going off, which I don't recall happening in many other films. Do any grenades actually make a noise like that? Or is it actually accurate, and silent grenades are the inaccurate "movie" versions?

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New this month Factual error: The attacking helicopters get a "missile lock" warning on two occasions from the Javelins, despite Javelins being infra-red guided, meaning there's no active signal for the helicopters to detect.

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New this month Plot hole: After blowing up the gate, the President turns on the TV news in the car...for no reason, other than for them to conveniently get the information that Channing Tatum's daughter is about to be executed, distracting him.

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New this month Trivia: The bad guys chasing the Presidential limo around with a minigun-containing SUV might seem like movie fiction, but that's actually part of the presidential motorcade - two such SUVs, each containing a Dillon Aero Gatling gun.

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2nd Jul 2019

Dark Phoenix (2019)

New this month Plot hole: There are two timelines in the X-Men franchise - the original films and the prequels, up until Days of Future past, which alters the future, and at the end reveals that Jean Grey, Professor X and Cyclops are all alive, rather than dying as they did in X-Men 3. The "new" timeline is then followed in Apocalypse and this movie, giving them a bit of leeway to make changes, much like the new Star Trek movies. Only problem is...Jean Grey dies in this movie! So no way her older self can be around in DoFP.

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New this month Suggested correction: I think you might have missed the final shot in the movie, when the camera pans up from Charles and Erik playing chess and the Phoenix firebird is shown flying across the sky/stratosphere, implying that, much like the Phoenix's legendary namesake, Jean had risen from the ashes so to speak. There is precedent for this in the comics, plus there were supposed to be more X-Men movies after this one until the Disney/Fox merger happened.

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27th Jun 2019

Spider-Man (2002)

New this month Trivia: Hugh Jackman was going to have a cameo as Wolverine, but it was scrapped because they couldn't find the costume from X-Men. "We really tried to get me to come on and do something, whether it was a gag or just to walk through the shot or something. The problem was, we couldn't find the suit. And so when they were in New York when I was there, we couldn't get it together."

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26th Jun 2019

Toy Story 4 (2019)

New this month Trivia: Don Rickles was signed on to reprise his role as Mr. Potato Head, but sadly died before recording any dialogue for the film. However with his family's approval, the production team went through everything he'd recorded in the past for the Toy Story franchise, including games, shorts, theme park material, etc. They managed to get together enough previously-unheard material that could be used for this movie, ensuring his characterisation could live on.

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New this month Trivia: Despite Avengers: Endgame being viewed as the "finale" of the MCU to date, this is the official final movie of "Phase 3", as it's known. Producer Kevin Feige said: "As we were working on Endgame we realised that the true end of the entire Infinity Saga, the final film of Phase 3, had to be Spider-Man: Far From Home, because we lose Tony Stark at the end of Endgame. The relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark is so special."

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17th Jun 2019

Peep Show (2003)

Sistering - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When talking in the pub, Sarah's hands are around her wine glass or not, depending on the shot.

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17th Jun 2019

Jessica Jones (2015)

A.K.A Customer Service is Standing By - S3-E4

Factual error: Trish knocks the bad guy into the pool - he sinks to the bottom where Erik can conveniently grab the knife and cut himself free. But bodies don't sink - he should be floating on the surface, still out of reach.

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16th Jun 2019

Jessica Jones (2015)

A.K.A I Have No Spleen - S3-E3

Character mistake: Jeri asks Kith what an open marriage is. She's a sexually promiscuous experienced New York lawyer, middle aged...there's zero chance she needs that defined for her.

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16th Jun 2019

Jessica Jones (2015)

A.K.A You're Welcome - S3-E2

Trivia: The yellow/black costume that Trish tries on and says "hell no" to when she's trying to decide on a crime fighting outfit is Hellcat's costume from the comics.

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14th Jun 2019

Elementary (2012)

Red Light, Green Light - S7-E4

Other mistake: The crash at the start is staged - the semi truck is driving at 20/30mph, is T-boned by the van, and stops instantly. No screech of brakes, no allowance for the driver's reaction time. In the shot of the impact it's moving at barely walking pace, hence being able to stop so quickly.

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7th Jun 2019

Dark Phoenix (2019)

Trivia: The third act was completely changed after reshoots. The final battle originally took place in space, and was then relocated to a train. Director Simon Kinberg

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7th Jun 2019

Dark Phoenix (2019)

Continuity mistake: Despite having the Phoenix power at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, which manifests around her as a Phoenix firebird and she uses to defeat the titular villain, Jean Grey doesn't actually get merged with the entity until 9 years later in this movie.

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Suggested correction: Jean used her full psychic powers in the previous film, not the Phoenix Force. Even without the Phoenix Force she was an incredibly powerful, Omega Level mutant.

The Phoenix firebird is literally shown to be emerging from Jean's body when she kills Apocalypse. She can't both have the Phoenix firebird already within her and then somehow also have it invade her body in this film. The mistake is valid.

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7th Jun 2019

The Matrix (1999)

Other mistake: The date of birth shown in Neo's passport is 13th September 1971. The date of birth shown in his security file is 11th March 1962.

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