28th Dec 2005

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Corrected entry: In the opening shot, Dorothy is kneeling on the road to comfort Toto. As she stands up, you can see that she has three wet spots on her dress-front. When she arrives in the farmyard, the spots are gone.

Correction: There's a time lapse and possibly enough time for the spots to have dried.


29th Jul 2005

Independence Day (1996)

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Air Force One being chased by the fireballs - do you notice how comfortable the passengers look in all that heat? That must be some air-condition system.

Correction: Nobody looks comfortable at all- they all think they're about to die. If they aren't fanning themselves with their hands or asking for drinks of water it's probably because they're just a bit terrified.


18th Jul 2005

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Corrected entry: Jim doesn't age during the movie. He was in the prison camp for about three and a half years. When we first see him he looks about 12. By the end of the movie he should be a gangly teenager but he hasn't aged a day.

Correction: While this is true, some license should be allowed given the awkward age range involved. Twelve to sixteen isn't really a big enough change to warrant a second, older actor, especially since many sixteen-year-olds don't look particularly adult. And there's not much you can do with makeup in that age range either. (It's not like he ages from five to fifteen, or twenty to fifty.) This is just a case of suspending your disbelief. Or, poor treatment in a prison camp could stunt his growth and/or delay onset of puberty.


Corrected entry: When the beast is waiting for Belle to come for dinner, the doorknob moves. He thinks it's Belle, but it turns out to be Cogsworth. Cogsworth is about ten inches tall- how did he reach the doorknob?

Correction: Half the palace is enchanted; who's to say the door isn't?


14th Jul 2005

Clueless (1995)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Cher & Christian are in the mall shopping, Christian pulls a leather jacket out of a shopping bag. He holds it up and asks: "James Dean or Jason Priestly?". Just then he hears Ty screaming in fear, as she is being held over the railing by two hooligans. Christian then throws down his jacket to go help Ty. After the incident, when they are all leaving the mall, Cher goes over to pick up their bag of purchases. She picks up Christian's bag, which now has the leather jacket back inside. But he didn't have time to put it back in the bag during the commotion.

Correction: Cher easily could have put it back in the bag herself.


13th Jul 2005

War of the Worlds (2005)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Cruise and the neighbours run into their back gardens to watch the storm, Cruise comments that it is unusual that the wind is blowing towards the storm. The eye of the storm is an area of low pressure, which means that the wind would naturally blow towards it, in order to equalise the atmospheric pressure.

Correction: Cruise's character is hardly a meterologist. The wind direction may seem strange to him, but character ignorance is not a movie mistake.


19th Mar 2005

Poltergeist (1982)

Corrected entry: At one point during the scenes where the mother is communicating with Carol Anne through the TV, the investigator asks her where Carol Anne was playing when she disappeared. The mother replies "In her bedroom closet." Carol Anne wasn't playing in her bedroom closet - she was in bed.

Correction: With all the toys in the closet, Diane may have assumed that Carol Anne had gotten out of bed to play.


13th Jun 2005

The Simpsons (1989)

The Homer They Fall - S8-E3

Corrected entry: Moe says there hasn't been a woman in the bar since 1979, implying that the bar has been around for at least a couple decades. But in a later episode, a flashback shows that Moe's grand opening was nine months before Bart was born. And we all know Bart is 10.

Correction: Bart was also ten in 1989, when the show first premiered. If you go off that, the dates work out.


Corrected entry: At the beginning, the T-1000 is naked, and so he puts on real clothing. However, whenever he changes shape, the clothes also morph as though they were part of him, which they aren't.

Correction: The T-1000 doesn't put on the clothes, he samples them. For instance when he becomes the security guard, the guy steps where the T-1000 is on the ground and he takes that sampling to become a replica of the guy- there are two of them, and two sets of clothes. The data for the clothing is in the T-1000, so he can make it change and appear/disappear as he wishes.


Corrected entry: When the horse Phillipe comes back, Belle is on a grass covered hill far away from the house. When she takes the machine off of Phillipe, the machine is still in the cart and the brown cover is on. Later in the film, when Belle and Maurice are stuck in the cover, Chip sees this machine and it is much closer to the house, the grass on the field is gone, the machine is out of the cart and the cover is no longer there.

Correction: Maurice is home after he's released from the Beast's castle and before he returns to try to rescue Belle. He could have moved it.


Corrected entry: In addition to the already mentioned comments about the fact that Swank's character could have refused the ventilator, no Doctor would have amputated her leg without her consent.

Correction: This wasn't without her consent. She knew she had bad blood pooling in her leg and that it had to come off.


Corrected entry: How did the villagers know where to find the Beast's castle? They are obviously not aware of it when Belle tells them about it, and Belle and Maurice are the only people who do know and they are locked up in a cellar. Also, it obviously takes about a day's traveling, as seen when Maurice and Belle come, but they are able to make the journey in about an hour, even though they also have to take the time to chop down and carry a tree.

Correction: Gaston still has the magic mirror, which probably helps them find the correct roads to take. Maurice got lost on the way to the castle so it took him a little longer to get there, but it's still not evident that it took either he or Belle more than a few hours to go between the village and the castle. (It's still daytime when the horse returns all the way to the village to find Belle, and she arrives at the castle that night. And later Belle leaves the castle at night and arrives home with her father the same night.)


Corrected entry: The coat the beast is wearing in the painting of himself in human form is much lighter blue when Belle looks at it than it is when the Beast tears it.

Correction: It's been a long time, and the paint could have faded or been bleached by the sun.


13th May 2005

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Corrected entry: How does the lion know about the Sphinx if he's lived all his life in the land of Oz and never is told about it by Dorothy?

Correction: How do you know Dorothy never told him about it? There's plenty of time they're together that we don't see them.


23rd Apr 2005

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Corrected entry: This movie does not seem to be set at a particular time. The family watch Dick Van Dyke on TV, seemingly indicating that the film is set in the late 60's. However, at the beginning of the movie, Daniel is doing the voice-over for a very Looney Tunes type of cartoon, implying that this movie is set in the 50's. Then at Chris's party, the music they are playing is of the 90's era.

Correction: Dick Van Dyke is shown in reruns all the time. And just because Daniel's show is similar to a Looney Tunes cartoon doesn't mean it is one, and it's not like cartoons weren't made in the 90's as well. And given that everything else in the film from clothes to cars to appliances is from the 90's, not to mention pop culture references, there's really no question as to when the movie is set. Plus at the dinner meeting with the boss of the TV studio. Daniel says 'well it is the 90s' when he asks if his waitress friend has a girlfriend.


11th Apr 2005

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Corrected entry: When Napoleon is on a lunch break from his "job," he's eating a sandwich and less than 3 seconds/two shots later he has a glass of the "egg juice." There is no way he would be able to grab a glass, pour the drink, and get back where he was standing that quickly.

Correction: The scene is like a montage; it's not supposed to be in real time.


9th May 2002

Road Trip (2000)

Corrected entry: The guys are traveling to Texas - as they are supposedly passing through Atlanta it is quite clear that they are in Nashville, TN instead... the reason you can tell? The giant Bell South building which is quite often called "The Batman Building" is visible in the background...

Correction: They're never supposed to be in Atlanta. They travel southwest through Kentucky, Tenessee and Arkansas, but never go through Georgia at all. It's out of their way.


27th Aug 2003

The Gift (2000)

Corrected entry: Three times in the movie there are clear shots at a clock to show us a particular timing. The first two come when Annie has a vision about the girl who was killed, and the last one is when she sees who the murderer is. The first two times we see the clock, it shows 06.28 but the third and the last time, the clock shows a completely different timing. It is more around 1 o'clock than half past six. This is very strange as the timing plays somewhat a big role in the movie.

Correction: No, the time is always 1:28. The tiny little hand indicating the time the alarm is set for is on the six, but the hour hand is always at half past one.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Ariel is watching the people on the ship Ariel says to Scuttle "Not that one, the one playing the snarfblat." (Snarfblat is a pipe) the person that Ariel would be talking about (Eric) doesn't have a snarfblat, and even if she was talking about Grimsby (who does have a pipe later on in the movie) who at that point in time he doesn't have one ether.


Correction: Scuttle tells her that a snarfblat is used to make music. She obviously sees Eric playing his little flute and assumes it's another kind of snarfblat. She associates "snarfblat" with the music, not with the exact image of the pipe she found in the shipwreck.


2nd Mar 2005

Lost (2004)

Show generally

Corrected entry: Locke had been in the wheelchair for 4 years, then miraculously, he is able to walk again after the plane crash. After 4 years in the wheelchair, his leg muscles would have deteriorated so badly, his legs would not have been able to even support his own weight, let alone walk or jog.

Correction: The key word is "miraculously." The whole idea is that a miracle, something otherworldly happened to Locke. The condition of his leg muscles is hardly an issue in this case.


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