Best comedy movie mistakes of 2008

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Factual error: During CONTROL's paintball training session, a barrel view of a bullet exiting the gun is shown as it travels to its target. However, the entire bullet is shown, casing and all, instead of just the bullet.

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Dom
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Continuity mistake: At Riley's Garage, when Troy and Chad are about to rummage through the junk looking for the radiator cap, Troy raises his arms and his boxers are light grey, but next shot when he lifts the truck's hood his boxers are black. It's also noteworthy to mention that during "Boys Are Back," young Troy is wearing patterned boxers, though all other clothing is identical.

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Audio problem: When Britney Spears gets pushed into the Pit of Death, you hear her talk and scream but her lips are not moving.

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Michael Piscitelli
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Revealing mistake: When John picks his wife up at the airport, it's raining. But look at the people around outside, they are in T-shirts, in the sun, and not getting wet. Obviously the rain is being sprayed on the car.

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Factual error: Basic physics - Hancock throws Michel from a dead stop to above cloud level in about eleven seconds. The clouds are bog standard cumulus which form at around 7,000 metres in temperate zones. This means that Michel accelerates to about 700 metres per second instantly, from a dead stop. Obviously he cannot accelerate during his ascent, so his starting speed has to be at least that. (In fact he would have to start his ascent much, much faster than 700 metres per second as he would be constantly decelerating due to gravity and air resistance, but it will do as a start point.) Michel accelerates from 0 to 2,520 kilometres per hour - twice the speed of sound - in zero seconds. He would be accelerating at around 5000 Gs, turning him into a very long streak of fine, pink mist.

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Factual error: All the Cisco VoIP phones seen in the film have the booting Cisco logo on them and would not work due to no connection.

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Continuity mistake: During the police chase, the hub caps on Saul's police car keep appearing and disappearing throughout the whole chase.

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Continuity mistake: In the shot in the bathroom, Tanya has a small diamond necklace but in the next shot in the bedroom the diamond appears larger.

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Factual error: In the scene where the camera shows Times Square, visible on the right of the screen in the front of the shot is a poster for the Broadway show "The Lion King". The Lion King just celebrated 10 years on Broadway and was not playing in 1994.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chief James Porter is watching his daughter dancing through the window, the curtains are all the way closed. When he gets a ladder to climb up, the curtains are a 1/4 of the way open.

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Michael Piscitelli
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Factual error: In the title sequence, Poppy rides her bike down Kingsway, along the Strand, and south over Blackfriars Bridge. The next shot of her shows a street with an EC1 postcode (north of the river) and the following shot an SE1 postcode (south of the river again).

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Continuity mistake: In a scene early on where Mike is behind the video shop counter and Jerry is in front of it, the positions of the videos on the shelves behind Jerry alter from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the guy walks in on Peter naked in bed, the sheet protecting Peter's modesty is covering him in one frame, and the next moment it has vanished completely.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Big and Carrie meet in their cars after Big fled the wedding you can see down the street in the distance a huge amount of SATC fans have gathered to watch the filming.

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Factual error: After the boat has blown up and sunk, Ben swims over to it and checks it out, very little to anything is even a little charred, with that big of an explosion everything would be burnt, and black.

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Disney-Freak
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Zeke and Charlie are running back to the vortex, Charlie's goggles move from being on his left side to behind his neck to his right side. The goggles keep moving back and forth.

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Michael Piscitelli
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Continuity mistake: When Harold and Kumar arrive in Texas, the rear license plate on their car is a Texas plate. The car's front plate is from Virginia when they are in front of the whorehouse. The rear plate changes back to Virginia once they get to the house.

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Continuity mistake: When Katherine Heigl and her sister are having a fight, her sister throws a portable phone onto the couch. The phone goes from just being visible behind one of the cushions to completely vanishing a few seconds later after the "Bridezilla" rant.

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Continuity mistake: When Lance and Seth Green are riding in the buggy, they are talking for a few minutes. During this time the side shot will show Lance with his arm all the way around Seth's back/shoulder. However, when the camera changed to a full shot, Lance's arms were at his side, nowhere near Seth's back or shoulder. This happened several times during this scene.

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Revealing mistake: When Vicky and Cristina arrive at Barcelona they walk towards the camera, and the people behind who are real passengers waiting for a taxi stare at the actresses and film crew and even take pictures of them.

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Audio problem: When Shane is playing the song "Gotta Find You" to Mitchie, you can hear the background singers, but in the next shot they are not singing.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where they get the spear from the statue out of Lisa's shoulder, her shoulder shows a lot of blood. In the next scene the blood is all gone, including the wound.

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donroyco
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Factual error: In the scene when everyone is in the white Hummer, the vehicle is moving north on the Las Vegas Strip; on the right is Bally's and the Flamingo, with Treasure Island straight ahead in the distance. Yet a few seconds later, when Joy asks the driver to let them out, they are in front of the fountains at Bellagio, which indicates that they are now travelling south on the Strip - yet we never see the Hummer change direction or turn around.

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Chris in Texas
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Factual error: When Tom calls Hannah from New York (and she is in Scotland) there is still bright daylight in New York. When Hannah answers she says it is 3am in Scotland. With a time difference of only 5 hours, this would mean it would be 10pm in New York and therefore dark.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Alexandra is being harassed by the hagglers, she gets into a man's truck after he tells her he knows where to take her. As the truck drives out of the shot the camera is reflected in the window.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Alison and Sidney are walking together on the street after a party, they cross the water and the shadow of the cameraman and the camera itself can be seen on the wall behind them and then again on Alison's face.

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Wall-E (2008)

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Factual error: As a trash compactor Wall-E does not function logically. When he fills his chest compartment with garbage and runs his internal compactor, the cube that exits his body is the same volume as the trash he puts in, despite that trash having been compacted. He does not add extra trash to fill the empty space after running the compactor - there are three scenes that show him filling up only once with loose garbage and then ejecting a densely compacted cube.

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Factual error: A video is shown of Derek Huff singing "Ice Ice Baby" at a school talent show that took place when his brother Brennan was 17. Robert states his desire to retire in "in two years," in 2010, making the movie's setting 2008. Brennan is 39 in the film, placing the talent show 22 years ago in 1986. The song "Ice Ice Baby", recorded by Vanilla Ice, came out in the summer of 1990.

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Revealing mistake: When it shows the video of Tom Cruise on Youtube, on the right side of the screen, the descriptions of the other videos repeat themselves.

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Continuity mistake: When Shifu performs the Wuxi finger hold on Po, in one shot, we see all of Po's fingers, except the one Shifu is holding, are closed to his palm. In the next shot, all his fingers are open.

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