JC Fernandez

18th May 2008

Iron Man (2008)

Corrected entry: During the scene where Pepper is replacing Stark's heart device, his breathing in the computer-generated chest area is different from the rest of his (real) chest area. The computer-generated chest area looks rather fake, especially when his real chest is shown a few minutes later.

Correction: As has already been noted in the previous submission that was corrected, there is no computer-generated chest area. Robert Downey, Jr. wore a prosthetic on his real chest. The only thing that is faked is the illusion of a "hole." The rest of it is real.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: This film had been in the works for a long time, mostly because of problems with the script and inability to settle on a McGuffin, or plot device. Several screenwriters had been commissioned to write scripts, but none were satisfactory, and in one case, the screenwriter couldn't get Lucas and Spielberg to concentrate. Writers also didn't want to approach the task, because they felt the shoes Lucas and Spielberg wanted them to fill were too big. Eventually, however, Lucas and Spielberg settled on the crystal skull as the McGuffin and also upon a screenplay which they thought was what they wanted.

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Corrected entry: All the Vulture Droids in this series are brown like in the first prequel film. But being the Clone Wars they should be blue with markings of the Confederate Navy.

Correction: The Clone Wars series takes place *before* Revenge of the Sith (which establishes the blue-colored Vulture droids). These are simply droids that haven't been refurbished yet.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The two theories of time travel displayed in the Back to the Future series seem to conflict with each other. In the first movie, Marty changes history to create a future where he was never born, and as a result he begins to fade out of existence. In the second movie, Biff changes history to create a future where Marty is away at boarding school, but rather than fading into his new timeline, Marty stays exactly the same. There are now two Martys, one from 1985 (Marty 1) and one from 1985A (Marty 2). If that's the case, then Marty should have stayed exactly the same in the first movie (Marty 1) and returned to an alternate universe where his other self (Marty 2) was never born.

Correction: The first movie also establishes that the irreversible changes in the timeline are not instantaneous. Marty was in 1955 for a week before he started fading away. He was only in 1985A for a few hours.

JC Fernandez

1st May 2008

Jurassic Park (1993)

Correction: We see Malcolm throughout the rest of the movie, so clearly he got off the helicopter. Lots of things happen offscreen, including the characters getting *in* the helicopter in the first place.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When the girls toss the Jack doll and Jack is thrown out the back of the car, the speed of the car never changes. Nobody is in the car to press the gas.

smpr

Correction: Nor is there someone throwing Jack out of the back of the car. Such is the way with magic.

JC Fernandez

15th Apr 2008

Cloverfield (2008)

Corrected entry: In addition to the creature's head changing shape, it changes size as well. When we see it from the roof of the Time Warner Center, it is half the size of the skyscrapers surrounding it. But when Rob, Beth, and Hud are running away from it, it is just barely taller than the house next to them. When it attacks the helicopter, it is huge again, but when it (SPOILER) kills Hud, it is much smaller.

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Correction: The creature isn't in the same position every time -- sometimes it's on its hind legs, sometimes it's stooped on all fours -- which makes it difficult to gauge. But its size is consistent throughout the film.

JC Fernandez

16th Apr 2008

Dawson's Creek (1998)

The Kiss - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Dawson and Joey run into Jen in the hall at school, Jen mentions that 'she was going to see the day out' but decided to go home early instead. This was obviously early in the day, morning or lunch perhaps. But later when Jen arrives home from school and talks to Grams on the porch; Grams asks Jen 'how was her day' in a very matter-of-fact manner, and doesn't seem at all surprised that Jen has come home much earlier than usual. She acts as if Jen is Coming Home at her usual time, but this doesn't make sense as Jen is Coming Home much earlier and Grams should have noticed the difference.

Correction: Jen's grandfather had died the day before. It's possible she didn't go straight home from school. Or Grams was simply too emotionally distracted by her husband's passing to notice.

JC Fernandez

27th Aug 2001

Aliens (1986)

Corrected entry: At the end, when Ripley has her arm slung through that rung in the airlock and the queen alien is hanging from her foot AND the decompression that has everything in the cargo hold whipping by her head...she only loses a shoe as the queen is swept into space? By all rights, shouldn't only her arm be left dangling there? (02:11:25)

Correction: First, the amount of force needed to rip a person's arm out of its socket is incredibly strong. This wasn't an explosive decompression... the door opened gradually, so the force pulling her into space wasn't that violent. Many of the objects that get blown out are heavier, but they also have more surface area than a human. Much of the air went *around* Ripley. People don't have their heads ripped off while walking through hurricane-force winds capable of lifting rooves off houses and overturning airplanes.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Marty is talking to the Doc when he is in the back of Biff's car, it shows the present Doc with the past Doc's hair (i.e. the actor has the wrong wig on). It cuts back to Marty, then back to the Doc, where he still has the past Doc's hair. When it cuts back to the Doc a third time, he has the present Doc's hairstyle. (01:09:30)

Correction: No such thing. First, since the only two scenes Christopher Lloyd played "young Doc" (when "old Doc" runs into him and when Marty runs around the corner) both took place at the clock tower at night, there would be no reason for the actor to wear the wrong wig. Secondly, "young Doc" has wavy, blond hair while "old Doc" has white hair. The Doc talking to Marty on the walkie not only has white hair, it's the same white hair. The only difference in the shots you're mentioning is that the wind is blowing in the third of the shots.

JC Fernandez

9th Apr 2008

Seinfeld (1990)

The Scofflaw - S6-E13

Corrected entry: When the cop is telling Kramer about his history with The Scofflaw, he remarks, 'Mr. Kramer, that day was yesterday.' However he never actually refers to a specific day in the entire discussion. The line makes no sense.

Correction: The cop was telling a story about his "white whale" - a Dodge Diplomat he ticketed 16 years ago that had been avoiding paying its fines. He doesn't have to directly refer to a particular day, because Kramer understood he was talking about an earlier scene the previous day (when he inadvertently distracted him from identifying the car's driver).

JC Fernandez

8th Apr 2008

Frasier (1993)

Correction: Roz almost certainly fessed up to her sister in the interim, especially since she works with Frasier.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: How did "Slugworth" get to Verucca so fast? He was already in Mr.Salt's factory at the time, but he would have had to be an employee to be there.

Correction: As we learn later in the movie, "Slugworth" was working for Wonka. Either the distribution of the winning tickets wasn't random. or they knew (through shipping information) where they'd ultimately turn up. We have no information on the security measures at Salt's factory, so we can't say with any certainty that Slugworth would have to have been an employee to be in there. Even with security measures in place, Slugworth is an industrious and determined man.

JC Fernandez

Correction: In an original script Willy Wonka was supposed to have planted the golden tickets so Charlie could win, but they cut out the "so Charlie could win" bit. So "Slugworth" would know where to go since they were planted.

3rd Apr 2008

Finding Nemo (2003)

Corrected entry: Bruce The Shark could not possibly have known that sea mines explode. To him, they'd be globes of metal bobbing about. If one of the mines in that minefield had gone off - allowing Bruce to see what a mine does - they would all have exploded. The shock wave underwater would have detonated all the mines - it's called a sympathetic or adiabatic explosion. Even if Bruce survived the experience, the minefield and wrecked submarine wouldn't have.

Correction: How could he not possibly have known? It may be information that was imparted to him, much like he imparts it to the other characters. Or, considering it's estimated that Great Whites may live for 100 years or longer, he may have witnessed a mine explode at another in his life (like during WW2). Finally, under perfect conditions, one mine may detonate all the remaining mines, but perfect conditions don't always exist.

JC Fernandez

29th Mar 2008

Die Another Day (2002)

Corrected entry: Miranda Frost confiscates Bond's watch and other gadgets when it is revealed that she is actually working for Gustav Graves. Correctly, he does not have a watch on in the following scenes. However, after the rescue of Jinx from the destroyed ice palace, Bond is shown making his first 'update' briefing with Charles (M's assistant) as the story continues. He is now wearing an Omega Seamaster again. He could not have retrieved his original watch from Miranda, and he has not yet at this point in the story had any opportunity before this point to have any contact with Q or any other MI6 operative, so where did he get his replacement watch? It doesn't make sense that Bond would go to the trouble of going out and finding a retail dealer to buy a new production-model $4,000 Omega Seamaster in the midst of this world emergency just because he wants to wear a watch for the short time until he gets issued his new Q-approved replacement.

Correction: The two scenes are half a globe away from one another (Iceland to South Korea). More than sufficient time to have gotten a replacement. In fact, Bond was expected in South Korea (he wouldn't have been able to get into a US military base otherwise), indicating that he *had* been in communication with MI6.

JC Fernandez

29th Mar 2008

Die Another Day (2002)

Corrected entry: Bond pushes a dashboard button to open the roof of his car when it is upside down sliding on the ice. Notice that the button is labled "ROOF", not "ROOF OPEN", indicating that it is not intended soley to open the roof, but to open and close the roof. After he flips it back on the wheels, he pushes a button down on the floor console somewhere to close the roof. It is not likely that there would be two seperate controls to operate the roof.

Correction: Just prior to Bond pushing the button, we see him glance upwards (which from his upside-down perspective is towards the floor of the car), then there's a close-up of his finger activating the ROOF button. Clearly, the button was on the console beside his seat, not on the dash.

JC Fernandez

29th Mar 2008

Die Another Day (2002)

Corrected entry: In Q's projects lab, he introduces to Bond his newest gadgets. When he wants to demonstrate the sonic ring, he asks for a weapon from Bond, who picks up a Walther P99 pistol from the table and hands it to Q. After Q fires the weapon at the bullet-proof glass, he hands the gun back to Bond, who then puts the weapon into his empty shoulder holster. Why is Bond taking this gun with him? Where is his own gun? It can't be this one, for Bond has never been in this lab, nor even this entire complex yet. There was no opportunity for him to have relinquished his gun to Q or any other MI6 operative before this point in the story.

Correction: Just prior to this, Bond was using the virtual simulator glasses. He had been in Q's lab long enough for Q to give him the glasses, explain its use and arm him with an unloaded weapon for the simulation. Plenty of time for Bond to have set his weapon down or otherwise relinquished it.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene at the motel where Chigurh enters the motel room that Josh Brolin was originally renting, the door shows as room 130 but earlier in the office we see that the room was actually room 138.

Correction: Two different rooms. Chigurh determines that the money is in Room 138. But he rents Room 130, presumably to get a sense of the layout - as it's identical to 138. The Mexicans are actually waiting for Moss in Room 138.

JC Fernandez

25th Mar 2008

Friends (1994)

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In the flashback episode, Chandler and Monica are in the bar (which is soon to become Central Perk) and Rachel is in the same bar with her friends before she is due to marry Barry. When Chandler overhears Rachel - a complete stranger - say she wants one last fling, he tries to flirt with her, but she dismisses him. Monica then says "I know her" and talks to Rachel briefly with Chandler present. In fact, as revealed in later episodes, Chandler and Rachel knew each other when he was in college with Ross and Rachel was in high school with Monica - in fact they even made out at a college party.

Correction: Then the mistake is in subsequent episodes, not this one. In any case, Chandler simply didn't recognize Rachel.

JC Fernandez

Or since Rachel was drunk at the college party, she has very vague memories and doesn't remember that night very well.

Rachel and Chandler had previously met several times before the college party and she was sober. Chandler was at the two consecutive Thanksgiving dinners at the Geller house when both Rachel and Monica were in high school. Rachel gave Monica hints on how to get back at Chandler for having called Monica "fat" the previous year. Rachel and Chandler should have remembered this.

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Corrected entry: When Richard is at the hotel looking for Stan Grossman, Richard calls Stan's cell and proceeds to locate him in the entrance hall. Stan picks up his cell, looks at it, and then hangs up (as demonstrated by the beep his cell makes before he puts it back in his pocket). However, Richard's phone keeps ringing, which should not happen if Stan has already hung up.

Correction: Stan never answered the call, so couldn't have hung up. He just ignored the call. From Richard's end, the phone would continue to "ring" until voicemail picks up.

JC Fernandez

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