JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Marcia gets hit by a football on her nose early during the day and is worried about what Doug would think of her huge and swollen nose. Doug comes and he "doesn't care" about her huge swollen nose. Later that same night, when Doug and Marcia are in the car together, Marcia's nose is fine. When she goes back home that night, her nose huge again.

Correction: Marcia's nose is still very swollen when in the car and at the subsequent dance. She's simply not in the stark sitcom lighting of the house.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene when Marcia is in the car on the way to the dance, in one shot she hasn't got hair grips in her hair and she is able to run her fingers all the way through her hair. In the next shot she has hair clips in her hair.

Correction: Marcia's hair does not change in the scene, nor does she run her fingers through it. She only flips back hair that has fallen over her right shoulder.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The simulation of the "Genesis Effect" is shown on a relatively small planetoid, and other than the initial fireball, there is not much 'drama' about the explosive aspects of the effect. However, when the Genesis Device explodes aboard the Reliant at the end of the film, the resultant explosion looks to be violent enough to dwarf and completely destroy even a small sized solar system. At full warp speed, the Enterprise barely escapes, and even that is at great distance from 'ground zero'('space zero'?). This sure does not resemble the gentle, 'friendly' effect shown on the demonstration tape! If Kahn hadn't interfered with the plans, how is it reasonably possible that the crew of the Reliant was going to detonate the device and get away safely?

Correction: The Genesis Device takes existing matter and restructures it according to its matrix. The device was intended to be released on a planetoid or small moon where there would be plenty of available matter. Instead, it was detonated within a nebula where the matter was not concentrated, so the effects were much more widespread. In any case, there is nothing to indicate Reliant would have been the ship to activate the Genesis device, its mission was only to find a suitable planet to use. The scientists might have used a probe or some other remote testing device. Finally, the Enterprise makes a slim escape only because it only went to warp moments before detonation. Had it been able to use the full four minutes the Genesis device allots, it would have gotten away in more than sufficient time.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Quasimodo's mother is running from Frollo, she stops at the Cathedral to beg sanctuary. She turns to see Frollo coming after her. When she does she is standing very close to the cathedral. When she turns to run again, she is instantly several feet away from the cathedral wall with no time to get there.

Correction: The sequence goes as follows: Mom bangs on the cathedral door; she turns and starts to move. Then Frollo emerges from the alley for several seconds. We cut back to mom, who is some distance from the door, but not so far that she couldn't have run there while we were seeing Frollo. She turns and runs away, Frollo charges up the stairs in pursuit. As she nears the stairs, Frollo grabs the bundle and kicks her, where she falls to her death. There is no "instantly several feet away."

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Phoebus claims he has been called home from the war. Problem is, France wasn't at war in 1482, and hadn't been since 1451.

Correction: The movie doesn't make the claim that it's 1482, though that's the setting of the novel. In any case, Phoebus claims that he had been recalled from "the wars" (plural). This could indicate that he was merely stationed somewhere that had recently seen battle (perhaps during the recent Burgundy Wars, which ended in 1476) and where a new skirmish could potentially break.

JC Fernandez

14th Jan 2008

Jurassic Park (1993)

Corrected entry: In the last scene, the helicopter is shown out at sea, yet the intercuts of the interior show a mountainous green background close by.

Correction: The exterior shot of the helicopter leads straight to the end credits of the film and fade to black; there are no intercuts to the interior. The previous shots of the interior show trees on the right side of the helicopter while Grant sees the birds flying over the ocean from the leftside windows, indicating that the helicopter is flying along the coast of the island. We cannot see the island in the exterior shot because the shot is from the perspective of the island (from the helicopter's right side).

JC Fernandez

7th Jan 2008

Cold Case (2003)

Show generally

Corrected entry: Season 5 Episode 104 "Family 8108": In the final 10 minutes, several characters make reference to a "Distinguished Combat Medal." There is no such medal awarded to U.S. military personnel, but there is a Distinguished Service Cross. Players of certain war-oriented video games can earn a Distinguished Combat Medal, but not in real life. [[According to the West Wing Continuity Monitor, there have also been references to a DCM on the show "West Wing," but the Monitor website also notes there is no such medal.]].

Correction: Fictional medals and awards are often used out of respect for real-life combat veterans who earned real awards (especially if the show is portraying the character as the killer). As long as they remain consistent and true within the world of the show, fictionalized elements aren't mistakes.

JC Fernandez

10th Jan 2008

Robocop (1987)

Corrected entry: When Robocop tries to arrest Dick Jones in the OCP tower, he goes in with his pistol holstered, yet when Robocop tries to shoot Jones, there's no sound effect to show he unholstered the pistol.

Correction: Directive 2 ("Protect the innocent") would have prompted Robocop to unholster his weapon the moment Dick Jones took the gun. He doesn't aim the weapon at Jones because Directive 4 prevents him from following through with the action until he's fired. When Dick Jones took and armed the gun and grabbed the Old Man, Robocop was standing across the room. The ensuing chaos - the bustle and screaming - simply masked the sound.

JC Fernandez

28th Mar 2005

The Dead Zone (2002)

Destiny - S1-E13

Corrected entry: Johnny predicts a fire at the restaurant and his warnings and those of the sheriff go unheeded. However, everyone seems to just shrug and walk off and leave the restaurant to its fate. Given the response of the sheriff to Johnny's predictions in the past, even if the owner of the restaurant wouldn't close down they still could have had officers at the restaurant. The prediction said the "doors would jam" and so an officer there could help break them down. Or even better, maybe have the fire department on standby.

Correction: There would be no way for the sheriff to legally keep officers at the restaurant. No crime has been commited. And while the sheriff might believe Johnny, the danger isn't one he can rationally justify to the restaurant owners.

JC Fernandez

5th Jan 2008

Poltergeist (1982)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dr. Lesh is explaining what the "light" means to the Freeling boy she calls him Tommy at one point but the character's name is Robbie. It's not that the actress got confused and called the boy by his real first name which is Oliver, so who knows where she got the name Tommy from?

Correction: You need to rewatch this scene. Dr. Lesh never refers to the kid by name (not Tommy, not Robbie or any other name).

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: As Data pulls his emotion chip from the holder, there is a shot of Geordi, and you can see through the visor (and they're not totally white!) (00:28:50)

Correction: You can sort of see through the VISOR, but you can't see anything distinctly. It may just be a reflection of his irises and pupils (which Geordi still has, though discolored) on the surface of his eyes.

JC Fernandez

3rd Jan 2008

Grease (1978)

Corrected entry: In "Greased Lightning," when John Travolta is lifted up by a chain to get the motor, he has no leather jacket; when he comes back down with the motor, he now has his T Bird jacket back ont that he threw off earlier.

Correction: "Greased Lightning" is a fantasy sequence, which like dream sequences, are not bound by the standard laws of convention.

JC Fernandez

28th Mar 2005

The Dead Zone (2002)

Visions - S2-E19

Corrected entry: Johnny tells Madeline that he was in a coma seven years ago. However in previous (recent) episodes that he has spoken of the crash, he said the accident was eight years ago.

Correction: There's nothing factually wrong here. Johnny didn't say he fell into a coma seven years ago, he said he was in a coma, which makes sense - the crash occured before the coma.

JC Fernandez

28th Mar 2005

The Dead Zone (2002)

What It Seems - S1-E2

Corrected entry: When Johnny comes to see Walt, Walt doesn't recognize him until he tells him who he is. But, we see in future episodes that Walt already saw Johnny with Sarah at the hospital while he was in a coma.

Correction: While he may have seen Johnny before, he didn't know him. He wouldn't necessarily have made the connect that the guy in front of him was Johnny, especially since Johnny was lying in bed in a coma the last time he saw him.

JC Fernandez

26th Dec 2007

Titanic (1997)

Corrected entry: When Rose finds Jack in the room where he's handcuffed to the pipes, the bow of the Titanic is already under water so it's angled, but on the desk's upper edge, you can see that the water is still parallel to the floor.

Correction: An optical illusion. The angle in which the ship has sunk by this point is subtle and really only noticeable when looking at the larger scale of the whole ship. In smaller areas the differences are negligible, especially given that the water is rarely still.

JC Fernandez

26th Dec 2007

Backdraft (1991)

Corrected entry: During the final fire at the climax of the movie, there are several scenes from inside the building showing massive explosions and fire breaking into and through the warehouse windows from the outside. However, they also show several shots of the exterior of the building with explosions and fire bursting through the windows from the inside going out. So, which is it? Are the explosions originating outside the structure or inside? It can't be both, yet that is the way it is shown.

Correction: This is a long sequence in the movie and it's unclear what specific shots you're referring to. But one possibility is that those aren't exterior windows but windows within the warehouse (storage areas and offices). Another possibility is, considering this is a chemical warehouse, that there are tanks and materials on the outside of the building that exploded due to the fire.

JC Fernandez

26th Dec 2007

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Corrected entry: On the plane, Holly informs the air hostess that Dick Thornberg filed a restraining order against her. She then goes on to say that this is because she knocked two of his teeth out. In the first "Die Hard" film, Holly punches Dick in the nose, not the mouth.

Correction: Because of the camera angle, we can't see the location of impact of Holly's punch. The fact that Thornburg only holds his nose doesn't preclude the possibility that the injury might've been more extensive. Also, given Thornburg's reputation and character, it wouldn't have been beyond him to have been lying about knocked out teeth when he filed the restraining order. Holly didn't stick around to see the results, so from her perspective that might've been what happened.

JC Fernandez

11th Mar 2003

Poltergeist (1982)

Corrected entry: Watch the scene in the kitchen when the poltergeist puts all the chairs onto the kitchen table. When Diana walks over to the cupboard you can see the reflection of the crew in the kettle moving the set into position.

Correction: There is a reflection of something moving, yes. But it's impossible to discern what it's a reflection of. It could just as easily be a reflection of the chairs moving.

JC Fernandez

17th Dec 2007

I Am Legend (2007)

Corrected entry: To contain the virus in Manhattan they blow up the bridges (and I assume the tunnels too, otherwise that would be a ridiculous oversight and a plot hole in itself). How then did that woman drive from Maryland to Manhattan and then to Vermont? There should have been no roads in or out.

Correction: Cars were readily available on the island. She could have driven from Maryland to the shore, taken a boat to Manhattan, and then hotwired an entirely different car when she got there.

JC Fernandez

2nd Feb 2005

Hook (1991)

Corrected entry: When Hook inspects Peter, he looks at his scar, and in a closeup the area surrounding the scar is very hairy. Yet in later parts of the film, such as when the Lost Boys paint Peter's body, the area around the scar, as well as the rest of his body, is smooth and hairless!! The proportions of the scar differ in these shots as well. (00:42:25 - 01:05:20)

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Correction: The Lost Boys must have shaved him off-camera sometime before they painted the smiley face on his torso (which we also don't see them do).

JC Fernandez

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