JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Josh Brolin hides the bag of cash in the air vent in one hotel room, then later retrieves it from the air vent in the room next door. This was impossible. The air vents were in the center of each room. That would mean they were approximately 10 to 15 feet apart. Josh Brolin slides the money bag to the back of the air vent in the first room and then nudges it to the left down the perpendicular connecting air vent. Then when he returns he gets the room next door, takes down the grate of this air vent and looks in and sees the money bag at the back of the air shaft. If it is visible at the back of the first air shaft it could not be seen at the back of the air vent in the room next door.

Correction: He doesn't retrieve it from the room next door. He retrieves it from the room *behind* it (on the other side of the bathroom wall), making it quite possible to be retrieved.

JC Fernandez

5th Nov 2002

Hook (1991)

Corrected entry: After Hook kills Rufio, and Peter and Hook are fighting on the stairs near where Rufio died, you should be able to see Rufio but he isn't anywhere to be seen.

Correction: Hook kills Rufio at the topmost deck of the ship (the deck above the Captain's quarters). When Peter returns to fight Hook, it's at the main deck, which is nowhere near where Rufio died.

JC Fernandez

8th Feb 2007

Hook (1991)

Corrected entry: It is known that Peter Pan's shadow is just him; it acts on his own. When grown up Peter is reminiscing about first meeting Wendy, he pulls his shadow's feet on the wall in the nursery (trying to get it back). But when you look to the bottom right of the screen, you can see young Peter's real shadow.

Correction: Objects (and people) can cast multiple shadows, depending on the number and intensity of the light sources.

JC Fernandez

27th Aug 2001

Hook (1991)

Correction: Peter's hands are tied when he falls into the water, but they are untied (and remain so) sometime after the first mermaid kisses him. He might have freed himself or the pirates may have tied a shoddy knot. But at no point are his hands tied again once they've been freed.

JC Fernandez

6th Nov 2003

Hook (1991)

Corrected entry: Tinkerbell throws pixie dust at Peter when she is holding onto Peter's bowtie trying to get him to fly to Neverland. Peter starts to sneeze when she does this. Look closely: he begins to sneeze a little before she throws it on him.

Correction: He doesn't begin to sneeze, he closes his eyes because she's thrown pixie dust at his face.

JC Fernandez

9th Dec 2007

Signs (2002)

Corrected entry: When the alien is killed in the end, we see his point-of-view as the glass of water tips and spills on his face, and you can blatantly tell that is a prop. Firstly, it doesn't spill as it tips, it only starts to spill after it has completly fallen over, which doesn't happen when a glass tips (try it yourself). And secondly, you can see it continue to pour out water for at least five or six seconds, meaning that more water has spilled than the glass could even carry.

Correction: We cannot see how full the glass is, so cannot say how far it would have to tip before the water poured out. Also, the filming effect showed not necessarily more water than it should, but slower than it should.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Marty goes back to Nov. 5, 1955, the time is set for 8:30 AM. When he arrives he walks around a bit in amazement and then heads towards Hill Valley. The sign he passes says "Hill Valley 2 miles." When he gets there, look at the clock tower, the time is about 8:30 (give or take). He couldn't have run the two miles in under a minute even without hiding the DeLorean.

Correction: No such thing occurs. When he's being chased by the Libyans at the mall, the display reads the destination time at sometime during the 6 o'clock hour (the minutes are not visible). This is the last time we can see the precise time on the time circuit display until the night of the storm. Regardless, in the scene in question, the time circuits are out of power and malfunctioning so they could have given a false reading.

JC Fernandez

Which scene, the storm or the Libyan attack? Also, "the time circuits were out of power and malfunctioning"? I'm pretty sure they weren't properly failing until part II.

29th Nov 2007

Jurassic Park (1993)

Corrected entry: In the scene at the badlands, when Hammond's chopper has landed and Grant goes to the trailer and opens the door, the trailer looks to be around 8 feet (three meters) wide. But switch to an interior shot and it is suddenly more like 30 feet (ten meters) wide.

Correction: The width of the inside of the trailer is hardly the length of the brachiosaur's neck (30 ft).

JC Fernandez

When The Bough Breaks - S1-E17

Corrected entry: During the 'little power demonstration' a repulser beam hits the Enterprise and throw it three days away from the planet. But no-one on the bridge shows any signs of movement - even the standing one. Remember every space battle when after each hit you see people flying through the air . (00:25:20)

Correction: Since the Enterprise has artificial gravity and inertial compensators, the crew is usually unaffected by changes in speed or trajectory - no one is slammed to the back walls when they go to warp, for instance. These systems are often affected as power is rerouted to shields during a battle. The momentary readjustment results in crewmembers falling or flying. Clearly, these systems weren't affected by the repulser beam.

JC Fernandez

27th Aug 2001

Jurassic Park (1993)

Corrected entry: If you listen carefully, you can hear some common Costa Rican birds, including a keel-billed toucan and a three-wattled bellbird. Since it was filmed in Hawaii, they must have taken the time to add a soundtrack of Costa Rican birds. Unfortunately, these birds would not likely be found on an island that far off the coast. The bellbird in particular occurs only at mid-elevations in the Costa Rican mountains. These birds are not on Cocos Island, 340 miles off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Cocos is considered the inspiration for the fictitious island in the movie. Since Cocos is uninhabited, and visits are strictly restricted, a soundtrack from there would have been extremely difficult to get. The fact that they went so far as to add a Costa Rican soundtrack is pretty impressive.

Correction: "Not likely" doesn't preclude the possibility that it occured naturally. In any case, Hammond may have shipped birds to the island.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Singapore was not formed until the mid-20th century. And that area was not crawling with Chinese people yet.

Correction: Certainly posession of the island transferred from Britain to Japan and back to Britain throughout WW2. But Singapore was established as a trading post by the British East India Company in 1819. There was already a settlement on the island dating back to the 2nd century. And the name "Singapore" dates to the 14th century.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: After the mine cart chase, the three heroes see the water quickly approaching. They run further down the tunnel and make a right. The next shot, they come out of a passageway and look right, only to see the water coming from their left. Now, since two rights is essentially a U-turn, the three are looking back in the direction they came from; the water should be coming from the right as opposed to their respective left. (01:40:45)

Correction: You're assuming that the tunnel they look into when they look right is the same space they just left, but these are tunnels. This tunnel may go off in a completely different direction which may not even connect to the flooded tunnels form this direction.

JC Fernandez

4th Dec 2005

Batman Returns (1992)

Correction: The Ice Princess is facing Batman at the top of the building -- in other words, her back is to the ground. She falls backwards. The closeup shots of her falling, she is face-up. And she lands face-up. She was never face-down.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Notice the eyes on Darth Vader's helmet throughout most of the movie. Then notice the eyes on his helmet in the scene were Luke is getting crispy-fried by the Emperor. When Darth Vader is looking from his son to the Emperor and back, the eyes are much wider and less menacing looking. That is to give the audience the image of concern and goodness.

Correction: Perhaps the lighting is different giving the illusion of a more sympathetic image. But there is no actual structural change in the helmet's eyes throughout the movie.

JC Fernandez

21st Mar 2002

Superman (1978)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Superman is flying with Lois Lane, they climb up through the clouds, with the moon in the background. Their shadow appears directly below them on the clouds. Is there another moon we don't know about?

Correction: The light source of the shadow is the reflection of the moonlight from the clouds above them.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The ship is shown one time accelerating from warp 1 to warp 7. The event of reaching warp 7 is accompanied by a spectral-colored tube. After reaching warp 1 no maneuver (as long as the speed stays above warp 1) changes the visual appearence of the flight (i.e. the white streaks passing the star ship).

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Correction: Since this is the first time we've seen the effect, with nothing previously established, how can it be a mistake?

JC Fernandez

Correction: Character flaw: Even though a Vulcan, T'Pol can still make mistakes. The confusing Earth calendar is probably what prompted Starfleet to eventually adopt the stardate system.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the Ink and Paint club, you can tell the hand Jessica uses to grab Eddie's tie is a real one, since it's lighting is so much different to the cartoon body beside it.

Correction: While true that an actor was used for much of Jessica's dance routine, the actor was painted over so there would be no lighting difference.

JC Fernandez

27th Mar 2007

Cold Case (2003)

Correction: Character flaw. Poor recollection of an event forty years in the past. No one said it was a good alibi.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene where Roy joins the rest of the potential travelers, they all wear jumpsuit uniforms. Each suit has an American flag displayed on the right shoulder sleeve with the stars on the left upper quadrant of the flag. By tradition, this is the way the flag is displayed on the left shoulder sleeve; on the right sleeve the stars should be in the right upper quadrant to represent the way the flag would appear if the wearer was moving forward, not retreating.

Correction: There are no uniform traditions for interstellar travelers, American or otherwise.

JC Fernandez

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