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6th Nov 2021

No Time to Die (2021)

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Moneypenny visit Q, he takes his cat from the table, puts it on the steps, and it is running up to the second floor. When they enter the living room, the cat is still on the table.

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Suggested correction: He has two cats (and a mortgage).

28th Oct 2021

Soul (2020)

Trivia: In one scene, we learn that 22 had many previous mentors who tried to help her find her spark. One of the names is Joe Rantf. Rantf was one of the original writers and animators for Pixar, and tragically died in a car accident in 2005. (Source: Cinemablend).

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Trivia: The character of Dani Clayton is named after Jack Clayton, who directed "The Innocents." "The Innocents" is the film adaptation of the stage version of Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw." (Source: ScreenRant).

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Trivia: The opening scene, depicting Brad and Janet's dull life, was originally going to be filmed in black and white, with the first color shot being Frank N Furter's red lips in the elevator. The studio rejected the idea. (Source: Mental Floss).

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22nd Oct 2021

Uncut Gems (2019)

Factual error: Julia takes a Blade helicopter charter to Mohegan Sun to place Howard's bet on the 2012 NBA finals. The Blade charter service wasn't established until May of 2014.

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Trivia: The role of Hannibal Lecter was originally supposed to go to Gene Hackman, who bought the rights to the source novel and had planned on directing the film himself. He backed off the project when he decided that the role was too dark for his taste, and he felt that he had already played an unlikeable character in "Mississippi Burning."

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22nd Oct 2021

Casablanca (1942)

Trivia: Though he became famous as the piano player at Rick's Café Américain, Dooley Wilson, the actor who played Sam, was an experienced musician and bandleader, but not a piano player. He was a drummer, and mimed the piano playing. "As Time Goes By" was dubbed in later.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Zeke and William are investigating the first murder, as they walk along the subway platform, the camera and crew are visible in the subway train's windows as it passes by.

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14th Oct 2021

The Suicide Squad (2021)

Trivia: Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis in the MCU films, has a cameo as one of the patrons inside the club on Corto Maltese.

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Factual error: Although it's a commonly used movie trope, cutting the brake lines on a bus would not produce the effect seen in the movie. Buses use air brakes, which by design, can operate even with substantial loss of pressure and often engage automatically if there is too much pressure loss.

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Trivia: The iconic song "The Time Warp" was not in the original production of the show. It was added to pad out the the 40 minute play to feature film length, along with allowing a dance number to be added to the film. (Source: The Guardian).

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1st Oct 2021

Malignant (2021)

Factual error: It is not possible to have a conjoined twin of the opposite sex. They are similar to identical twins, which are always of the same sex, in that they are formed from a single zygote. In the case of conjoined twins, the zygote fails to divide normally.

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Suggested correction: There are always exceptions to the rules and, although VERY rare, it IS possible for conjoined twins to be - rather, end up being - different sexes. There are about 10 documented cases. In one case, is my understanding the conjoined twins started out as males but a genetic mutation (or something) occurred and one male lost his Y chromosome, thereby developing into a female with no ovaries. (The now-female twin would have so-called Turner Syndrome.) I don't have any sources to quote off-hand.

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The male would have lost his Y chromosome after the zygote "split", but he was a monozygotic male.

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25th Sep 2021

Candyman (2021)

Trivia: At one point, the character of William Burke is reading "Weaveworld", by Clive Barker. The character of Candyman was created by Barker in his short story "The Forbidden."

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25th Sep 2021

Candyman (2021)

Other mistake: At the Night Driver gallery showing, Haley is reading from a program that describes Anthony's "Say My Name" piece. The text states that Helen Lyle died from "self-emulation" instead of "self-immolation", immolation meaning death by fire.

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27th Aug 2021

The Suicide Squad (2021)

Trivia: At one point, Amanda Waller says that she is supposed to play golf with Senator Cray. Cray is a notable character in the comics and after he dies, his son, The Atom, joins the Suicide Squad.

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27th Aug 2021

The Suicide Squad (2021)

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