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Best drama movie mistakes of 2016

Plot hole: In multiple scenes in the movie the starship is in a gentle rotation which allows 1G gravity on the ship. When the power to the propellant is cut the rotation stops and gravity is lost. Such a design for a starship doesn't make sense as the entire structure could be put in a continuous motion, as is indeed done with many probes today without requiring the continuous addition of power. Even if this design was chosen with part of the structure fixed and party of it moving around it still seems unlikely that the rotating part would come to a grinding halt within seconds (if it did, the friction of the structure would be huge, requiring enormous levels of energy to keep it moving) The only reason the movie chooses this unlikely design is to integrate the crucial shot of Aurora floating out of the pool when power is first lost.

Continuity mistake: When Nancy is surfboarding, she is going to ride her last wave for the day. When she is waiting for her last wave, the ocean appears to be calm, but when it cuts to the very far 3rd person view a big wave pops up on the screen. When it cuts back the wave has disappeared.

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Character mistake: A TV news announcer describes Alan Shepard's first manned launch into space as him being lifted to "an altitude of 116 miles per hour." That's not an altitude, that's a speed. It should have just been "116 miles."

Factual error: Women's stockings had seams in 1944. When people are dancing at the party in Bayfield's apartment, the backs of women's legs appear in enough shots to show that their stockings, anachronistically, are seamless.

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Sully

Continuity mistake: While Katie Couric is interviewing Sully, the first shot shows her with a portfolio in her hand and she is not wearing a ring on her left hand. The camera goes to Sully, then back to Katie and suddenly there is a ring on her left hand.

New this month Factual error: Throughout the first battle at "Hacksaw Ridge" some of the men are seen pulling the pins of grenades with their teeth. In actuality, the pins on the grenades (both modern and old ones) take at least 7 pounds of force to release the pin. If someone did that, they'd either cause severe damage to their teeth or maybe lose a couple.

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Fences

Factual error: The glass baby bottles shown were equipped with NUK brand nipples, which were not available in the US until the 1970's.

Factual error: The film is set in 1987 and Eddie ends up in hospital. However the bed we see him on is a fairly modern one with hand controls to raise and lower the bed. Not available in 1987.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, inside the hotel room in Hong Kong. Before Snowden puts the two cellphones belonging to his guests in the microwave, there are already two different cellphones lying in there. After the point of view switches to the microwave's turntable, the two original cellphones have magically disappeared.

Factual error: A few scenes in the movie show Roman cavalrymen using stirrups, which were not used by the Romans until several centuries later.

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Factual error: In the opening shot of the movie while our characters are driving down the street in 1951, there is a post-2000, white Toyota Tercel. It's the 2nd car on the left. The car is removed from the next scene.

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Factual error: When Jake Gyllenhaal confronts one of the suspects in the shed and wakes up (several hours later) after being knocked out cold, he moves the dead guy's arm. Normally, bodies stiffen up after being dead for several hours, but when Tony (Jake) moves the other guy's arm, it is not stiff at all.

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Risen

Continuity mistake: When Lucius reports to Pilate after descending the staircase, the shots change, showing the staircase behind Lucius, columns (and no staircase), then back to the staircase again.

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Factual error: The Budweiser beer bottles used in the movie have the 'Bud' neck label, not used on bottles in 1985.

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Loving

New this month Factual error: Mrs. Loving washes Corelle dishes after dinner with the Life magazine photographer. Those photos were in 1965 and Corelle dishes were not introduced until the 1970's.

New this month Continuity mistake: When Mowgli is with the monkeys, Bagheera is on Mowgli's left, but then suddenly he is on Mowgli's right.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, there is a scene where Rebecca's phone is ringing, and it wakes her up. She grabs the cell off the night stand. She has red nail polish on. When she puts the phone back down on the night stand, her nails are natural, not polished.

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Race

Factual error: In the Templehoff Airport flyover scene there are Soviet era Antonov An-12 propeller driven aircraft on the tarmac. These were first used by the Soviets in 1953.

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Ben-Hur

Continuity mistake: The wounds that Juda got on his face from the fall from the horse at the beginning of the film, disappear the very same day.

Revealing mistake: When Jerico is having his surgery the angle of the device that will be transmitting the memories is inconsistently angled in the real shot versus the monitor image.

New this month Character mistake: When Mike's wife is watching the news about the oil rig on fire, you can see the TV with part of the U.S. map on it and 'Mississippi' is misspelled as Missisippi.

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Allied

Factual error: Brad Pitt refers to 'Triple A'. This is an anachronism - the terms of the period were Ack-Ack or Flak.

Continuity mistake: In the first getaway scene Tanner Howard is driving the blue car with blue latex gloves still on from the robbery. As he drives he pulls off the gloves, but in the very next shot of him driving he has the gloves back on.

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Continuity mistake: When Mia arrives at the cafe she works at the morning after her and Sebastian first dance together, she has a yellow bag, but when her and Sebastian walk out of the cafe later, she has a larger red bag.

Factual error: Toward the end of the movie there is a shot over the Mediterranean Sea with the sun rising. The shoreline at Benghazi generally runs northeast-southwest, meaning the point of view would be somewhere between these two directions. If we assume that the point of view is generally straight out to sea, this would make the point of view northwest.

Factual error: When Steve Carell is telling his nephew Jesse Eisenberg that he is leaving his wife, the view from his 1930s era Hollywood Hills home shows the modern skyscraper-filled LA downtown skyline.

Continuity mistake: When Lady Susan is counseling her daughter Frederica in her bedroom, the shot shows an unlit candle on a dresser behind Lady Susan. The shot changes back and forth between Frederica and Lady Susan. When the shot changes back to Lady Susan, the unlit candle is gone, though there is no one else in the room.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, Michelle's hair is at jaw line length. The following scene at the gas station and rest of the movie, it is a few inches longer, and even her bangs are longer also.

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New this month Continuity mistake: Whilst sitting having lunch, when the girl sits beside Ben Affleck, he removes the cup from his thermos, and sets it down to his right. A following shot shows the cup now on his left.

Factual error: In the hanging scene where the drummer boy is playing, the drummer is using "matched grip" which is a concert style of playing a snare drum. The grip used for a marching drum in the Revolutionary or Civil War would be "traditional grip" (as we call it today), which allows the left hand to match the angle of the drum, which was tilted to the right -so each hand grips the stick differently. During those times, slings were used over the shoulder to support the drum and the drum would rest on the left leg. At the end of the movie there is a still shot of a drummer boy using traditional grip.

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