Erik M.

11th Aug 2019

Aquaman (2018)

New this month Other mistake: Artistic license via CGI physics is taken for all the characters in the water to keep their hair from ever flowing over their faces, no matter how long or how the currents might affect their hairstyles. When characters emerge out of the water, their hair remains nearly unaffected.

Erik M.

9th Aug 2019

Let Me In (2010)

New this month Factual error: A fire breaks out in the hospital due to one of Abby's victims being exposed to sunlight as she's turning into a vampire, destroying that vampire and a burning a nurse to death. Modern hospitals have fire sprinklers, fire extinguishers, etc. and sensors/alarms that the fire would have activated.

Erik M.

New this month Trivia: Nina's visiting Uncle is killed in his car by Karl's mute servant Hagen, who causes a car accident and then proceeds to set him on fire. Hanging on the rear view mirror is a Happy Face that gets a splotch of blood on it, reminiscent of The Comedian's iconic pin in The Watchmen.

Erik M.

31st Jul 2019

Cujo (1983)

New this month Factual error: The car is equipped with shatter-resistant glass yet Cujo manages to break through - even rabid, this should not be possible.

Erik M.

31st Jul 2019

Paul (2011)

New this month Trivia: The alien claps his hands and rubs them before doing his healing ability - this is in imitation of sensei Mr. Miyagi of The Karate Kid films and series.

Erik M.

30th Jul 2019

Waterworld (1995)

New this month Trivia: Kevin Reynolds is credited with directing the film, but he left the project early after repeated, frequent clashes with Kevin Costner who disagreed with virtually every cinematic element and ultimately took over the job.

Erik M.

29th Jul 2019

Paul (2011)

New this month Trivia: The Black Vampire Sword that Clive covets throughout a good part of the film, only to gain a cheap imitation, is from Blade.

Erik M.

27th Jul 2019

Paul (2011)

New this month Trivia: A Wilhelm scream can be heard when one of the pursuing agent's cars goes over the bridge and crashes below.

Erik M.

Trivia: Fans of the film Armageddon might notice the reuniting of Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton - in that movie, Thornton works for NASA and Willis' character is a civilian who rises to the challenge to save Earth; in this film, Thornton wants to get into space as a civilian and this time Willis' character is part of the military.

Erik M.

10th Jul 2019

Rocky Balboa (2006)

Trivia: The character of Marie, who Rocky recalls meeting some 30 years ago, appeared in the original Rocky film and returns in this movie, though portrayed by Geraldine Hughes and not Jodi Letizia.

Erik M.

10th Jul 2019

Alien Nation (1988)

Trivia: Stan Winston, Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Gale Ann Hurd - the special effects team and producer behind Aliens, were all involved with Alien Nation as well. James Cameron, of Aliens, had written an early draft of the film.

Erik M.

Trivia: The spacesuit that the character Charles Farmer wore is a replica of the pressure suit used by the Mercury 7 astronauts.

Erik M.

Stupidity: Towards the end, one of the soldiers (Kieran) gets trapped in the store with a group of child hungries - he was injured in an ambush, but is still lucid/human. He threatens them with a grenade, even though he knows that throughout the story they are mindless and hardly capable of reason. Fair enough as a bad character mistake, but then to allow the hungries to close in on him and not detonate the grenade is inexcusable. Soldiers are trained to fight and, to a degree, accept even death, to obtain an objective or protect the others in their "unit." Dying anyway, he should have blown up the hungries to at least whittle down their numbers.

Erik M.

4th May 2019

Leon (1994)

Trivia: Léon and Mathilda were meant to get even closer than they did in the final release of the film, including a scene where Léon accidentally walks in on Mathilda washing up in the bathroom-but concerns for decency and potential objections from Portman's parents put a stop to that.

Erik M.

4th May 2019

Leon (1994)

Trivia: According to the video extras, Natalie Portman was so in love with the clothes that the character she played of Mathilda Lando wore that she had hoped to keep some of the clothes, noting that Mathilda's tastes were far better and "cooler" than her own at 12 years of age.

Erik M.

4th May 2019

Leon (1994)

Trivia: During the film, the character Mathilda was depicted as a smoker even before she met Léon and can be seen holding a cigarette early on. Despite assurances from Director Luc Besson, Natalie Portman's parents were so opposed to the idea that they wouldn't allow their daughter to be seen with even candy cigarettes in her mouth, so she only "holds" it, which actually added subtext.

Erik M.

23rd Apr 2019

Labor Day (2013)

Character mistake: No bank would spread out the money on the counter during a withdrawal, especially if it were a significant withdrawal and closing of the account, as when Adele tries to get money for their leaving to Canada.

Erik M.

23rd Apr 2019

Leon (1994)

Trivia: According to commentary included in the DVD release, in order to understand how to interact with a young Natalie Portman as Mathilda Lando, Jean Reno was encouraged to act as if he himself were a child.

Erik M.

17th Apr 2019

Leon (1994)

Trivia: The script for Colombiana was orginally developed as a potential sequel to Léon: The Professional and was to have Mathilda now acting as an adult "cleaner."

Erik M.

5th Apr 2019

Let Me In (2010)

Trivia: The leads of the film were directed to maintain diaries in character so as to get deeper into their roles and understand their nuances and consider their motivations.

Erik M.

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