JC Fernandez

4th Dec 2008

The Mist (2007)

Corrected entry: In the pharmacy, Mrs. Reppler uses a can of bug spray and a lighter to make a torch to burn one of the spiders. She takes the lighter away, yet the can continues to spray flame for several seconds. This is not possible. The flammable liquid, even in a military flamethrower, needs a pilot light to continue burning.

wizard_of_gore

Correction: Not true. The pilot light is to ignite the torch; it's not needed for continuous burning. Assuming it's being fueled steadily (as holding the button on a spray can will do), the fire will continue to burn. As the liquid expands into gaseous form, it touches the existing fire and ignites. In essence, the fire becomes its own pilot light. What she wouldn't be able to do is re-ignite the torch (once it goes out) without a flame.

JC Fernandez

4th Dec 2008

Hook (1991)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Hook is going to commit suicide, he can be seen wearing his red coat whilst walking to and from the cabinet. In the shot after he has reached the center of the room and cocked the pistol, the red coat is missing entirely, and he is now only wearing a waistcoat and shirt.

Correction: He's not really wearing the coat, he just has it draped on his shoulders. When he lifts his arm up to point the gun to his head, the coat drops to the floor. We don't see it fall because the camera angle is a closeup of the back of Hook's head. But when Smee walks Hook to bed, you can see the red coat lying on the floor right where he was standing during his attempted suicide.

JC Fernandez

1st Dec 2008

Bolt (2008)

Corrected entry: A tank of helium gets lit on fire and explodes at a shelter in the movie. Helium is one of the noble gases and thus is not flammable.

Correction: The tanks aren't labeled. There would be no use for helium in an animal shelter. More likely, the tanks contain the highly flammable carbon monoxide, which is used to euthanize animals.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the clip where we see Air Force One about to take off, the UFO is moving. But all the ships were placed in attack position - this one directly above the White House, so it shouldn't move.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: The alien ships repeatedly shown rotating in virtually every shot of them -- even while they're firing. This is just another instance.

JC Fernandez

27th Dec 2004

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Corrected entry: Just before of the scene when Peter loses his $20 with Ditkovich, there is a shot of the building where Peter lives. Pay attention to the car going from right to left. When the car is about to disappear, you will see how the rest of the shot is a static image.

Correction: It's unclear what you're trying to suggest... that they digitally inserted a passing car into a still-frame shot? Highly unlikely they went to that expense for something that can simply be filmed with a camera outside the building. This really needs to be much more specific. The shot is of a bunch of parked cars, of course there's no movement. A man enters the right side of the screen just as the car disappears, proving it's *not* a static shot.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The camera used from the one-way-mirror in the coffee shop is never missed by the "I tell you!" boss, whereas Zack never replaces it and it is seen being carried into the shop every night by the 'white supremacist' camera man.

Correction: Since we don't ever see the boss after he's installed the camera, there's no way to know whether he's noticed the camera missing or not. He may have noticed it was missing and confronted Zack about it, who gave him an excuse. all off-camera.

JC Fernandez

21st Oct 2008

Poltergeist (1982)

Corrected entry: In the scene when Marty is watching the steak slither across the table, the steak is over one of the tile lines on the table (obviously there is a slit there and the steak is being moved by rods underneath.) After Marty shines the flashlight and the shot cuts back to the steak, you can see by the tile lines that it is in a different position.

Correction: Of course it's in a different position... it's moving! You're using your knowledge of how they made the steak move (which is more deductive than obvious, because no "rods" are visible) to guide your opinion of where the steak should be. But there's no reason to think the steak couldn't have moved to a different place while the camera was focused on Marty.

JC Fernandez

22nd Oct 2008

Titanic (1997)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Brock is reaching inside the safe to try and find the diamond, the sound of church bells can be heard in the background at various times.

Correction: The sound you're describing is so faint, indistinct, and muffled behind dozens of more prominent background noises that it could be the "clang" of any number of things aboard the ship.

JC Fernandez

13th Oct 2008

Batman Begins (2005)

Corrected entry: When Bruce throws the gun into the sea, he's holding the gun in the first shot, but in the following wide shot, the hand that seemingly throws the weapon is empty, and Bruce is actually throwing nothing. (00:27:15)

Kylantha

Correction: Happens too fast to discern one way or the other. Even with frame advance (a violation of the guidelines of the site), there are only three frames in which Bruce would still have gun in-hand. But even with the image paused, the hand is so blurred by motion, it's impossible to tell anything about it.

JC Fernandez

13th Oct 2008

Batman Begins (2005)

Corrected entry: When Bruce is talking to Rachel before the hearing, his face is seen from the side as he says, "How's your mum?" Neither his lips nor his jaws are moving at all. (00:22:20)

Kylantha

Correction: His face is actually seen from over his shoulder, behind him -- meaning we don't see his lips at all in the shot. In any case, his jaw does move slightly during the line... it's just that his jaw movements are so slight when he speaks, it's hardly noticeable..

JC Fernandez

13th Oct 2008

Batman Begins (2005)

Corrected entry: When Batman drives off from Arkham Asylum, the Tumbler drives into and hits the police car twice, first in the quick close-up, and then again in the following wide shot of the street. (01:29:05)

Kylantha

Correction: No. In the close-up, the tire hits the hood of the police car. Then a reaction shot of the cops inside. Finally the shot of the Tumbler *continuing* to climb the car (wheel up to the windshield and roof).

JC Fernandez

13th Oct 2008

Batman Begins (2005)

Corrected entry: When the Tumbler leaps toward the second rooftop, as the shot ends, the Tumbler is almost right on top of the first dormer. In the next shot of the Tumbler flying through the air, it is much farther away from the dormer, before it lands on the roof. (01:31:10)

Kylantha

Correction: Like slo-motion or bullet-time, it's an editing choice of the action scene. First shot, Tumbler leaps and almost lands on the opposite roof. Second shot, closeup of Batman driving. Third shot, closer angle of the Tumbler finishing its leap. We are not meant to believe that the Tumbler is still falling during the intervening shot of Batman. It's all meant to convey different persectives of one concurrent action.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene in 2015 where the future Lorraine and George McFly come to eat dinner at Marty and Jennifer's house, Lorraine cooks a pizza in a toaster oven. After cooking for 3-4 seconds, Lorraine removes the pizza, which is sizzling hot. However, Lorraine removes the hot pizza with her bare hands without burning herself.

Correction: This is the future. The technology must exist to create a pan that doesn't absorb heat in the hydrator (not toaster oven).

JC Fernandez

It also happens really quickly. The metal wouldn't have enough time to collect heat.

6th Oct 2008

Gremlins (1984)

Corrected entry: At the very end of the film, just before the credits start rolling, the clouds in the sky can be seen to move behind the moon - this is impossible.

Correction: Actually, the clouds are moving *in front* of the moon (if you look carefully, you can see mostly transparent wisps). The moon is so bright and the cloud layer so thin that the light shines through them.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Ronnie hastily backs the car out of her driveway it smashes a Big Wheel to the opposite curb, where it comes to rest right next to the neighbor's driveway entrance. In the following shot, showing Roy getting up off the ground, the Big Wheel is a good 10-12 feet away from the driveway entrance. (01:14:25 - 01:14:55)

Correction: We never see the opposite curb when Ronnie backs out of the driveway, so there's no way to determine where the Big Wheel landed. It happens offscreen. Also, the Big Wheel is about a Big Wheel's width from the edge of the neighbor's driveway (*maybe* two feet), not 10-12 feet.

JC Fernandez

29th Sep 2008

Wall-E (2008)

Corrected entry: When the Captain is doing the morning announcements, he states how it's the 255,642 day on the Axium making it the 700th anniversary. This can't be true since in 700 years (including leap years) there would be 255,675 days. And if they weren't including leap years (given that on a spaceship allowing for the earth's rotation wouldn't be necessary) there would be 255,500 days.

Correction: This is assuming that they're still using the Gregorian calendar for measuring the number of days in a year (and even then, your figures are incorrect because 1 in every 200 years, the leap year is *not* observed). In the far future depicted in the film, it's possible that humanity has developed a newer calendar.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene where Roy is building the tower in his house, the TV shows Days of Our Lives, then an ABC News break. Days of Our Lives was an NBC soap.

Correction: There's a subtle time cut when the shot switches from Roy back to the TV. You can see Roy's cleaned up the beer can and casserole dish from the top of the television. If you listen carefully to the Budweiser jingle, you can hear where two different audio tracks were spliced together. So we're hearing the first part of the Budweiser ad during "Days of Our Lives"; and then the second part of the same ad, but airing on ABC.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie., When R2-D2 plays the message, the stage lights are reflected in Jabba's eyes.

Correction: Eyes reflecting light is natural. What about the reflection makes them stage lights instead of the various light sources seen in Jabba's palace?

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Han Solo is frozen in carbonite, he is wearing brown trousers, BUT when he is rescued in Jabba's palace, he is wearing blue trousers with a yellow stripe.

Correction: Han wears the blue trousers with yellow stripe all through the Cloud City scenes in The Empire Strikes Back. They may appear a different color in the carbon freeze scene because of the orange lighting, but they're the same pants -- you can see the stripe when the ugnaughts remove the wrist restraints just before he's lowered.

JC Fernandez

Correction: Both are incorrect, Han wears brown trousers with the yellow strip all the way through Empire Strikes back and at the beginning of Return of the Jedi. https://thewookieegunner.com/2016/01/19/han-solo-costumes/.

21st Sep 2008

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Corrected entry: When Mike and Sulley are falling through the door vault, they escape through the door they are holding onto. When the door hits the ground, it completely shatters, including the metal frame that surrounds the door. No matter how hard that door hit the ground, the frame wouldn't have broken like wood.

Brad Premium member

Correction: You're assuming it's metal... clearly it wasn't. In any case, the laws of physics aren't the same in the monster world.

JC Fernandez

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