Best movie mistakes of 2013

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Superman: Unbound picture

Factual error: When Braniac's robot probe enters the atmosphere over Arizona, fighter jets attempt to shoot it down by hitting it with missiles. The pod is still going fast enough to be on fire from reentry. A missile could not have caught up to an object going that fast. (00:11:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Alan drops his driving gloves on the way out of the board meeting, the way they're arranged on the floor changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: A few minutes after Lee puts a bandage on Hugh's forehead, it disappears completely in one shot (as does the cut it was covering), before reappearing a moment later, but in a different position.

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What If picture

Continuity mistake: When Chantry is in Dublin writing her list, the list reads: Toronto - My Job - My Family - My Friends - My Life - Wallace. In the next shot of the list, it just reads: My Friends - My Life - Wallace. The first three entries on the list disappear.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Heather runs through the fairground she grabs onto the back of the Ferris wheel seat and is taken up in the air. Leatherface throws the chainsaw at the cop and the next shot shows Heather coming back down the other side of the Ferris wheel. But she should be on the inside of the carriages as it just spins round on an axis. These kinds of wheels don't "twist" at the top otherwise the rider would just be staring at the inside of the wheel the whole time.

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Continuity mistake: In the hotel, at Gagamel's room when Clumsy suddenly opens the food lid and bonks the room service guy. The lid falls at the right side of the door, but in the next shot, when Gagamel opens the door, the lids is on the left side. (00:55:55)

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Free Birds picture

Factual error: When going on a turkey hunt at the time of the first Thanksgiving, one of the settlers is seen using dynamite. Dynamite wasn't invented until 1867.

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The Last Days on Mars picture

Factual error: They inject the infected Brunel with antibiotics to fight the bacteria, however there is no pulse and that means the antibiotic can never spread through the body, as there is no blood circulation.

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Sunshine on Leith picture

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the '500 Miles' sequence where Davy catches up with Yvonne, you can see a crew member indicating to some joggers to run into the scene on cue.

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Under the Skin picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening close up shot of the eye, you can see a reflector screen reflected in it. (00:04:10)

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21 and Over picture

Continuity mistake: Just after Miller, Casey, and Jeff Chang get away from the college's health center and steal the SUV, they plow through a row of street-side parking meters that snap off and hit the windshield, cracking it. Through subsequent shots, the windshield continually goes from being cracked to completely undamaged.

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Horns picture

Deliberate mistake: During the entire movie nothing is mentioned about the rape of Merrin until the very end, even though it is quite obvious for a forensic investigator to determine she was raped, and something like that would be very important to help find a suspect. This is done deliberately to continue the plot as rape would make Iggy less of a suspect (being her boyfriend for years) and someone like Lee more (known by Iggy and others he had feelings for her).

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The Host picture

Continuity mistake: When Wanderer and Melanie first start to work together to escape, she walks out onto the balcony above a pool and places her hands on the railing, very close to one of the vertical dividers of the railing. The camera pans down to the pool then cuts back up to her. Suddenly, she is equal distance from the vertical dividers on her left and right, and the doors and windows she just walked through have disappeared behind her. (00:22:50)

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Hansel & Gretel Get Baked pictureHansel & Gretel Get Baked mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Carlos is confronting Manny about the Black Forest, the light on Carlos' face keeps changing. The front views show the right side of his face in shadow. But the views from behind and side show the right side of his face is in the light. (00:34:50)

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The Counselor picture

Continuity mistake: The Counselor's watchband during the long phone call about choices, fate, and grief with Jefe changes the direction in which it is latched several times throughout the scene. It is quite prominent because it is on the arm he is using to hold the phone. (01:35:00 - 01:40:00)

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Admission picture

Continuity mistake: Before the Princeton interview, Jeremiah has his shirt untucked and he tucks it in when asked to. But when he is standing at the door with the interviewer, his shirt appears untucked, then tucked, and then untucked again, then tucked in again.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, as Raimund is crossing the bridge in the rain, his umbrella turns inside out, but as it flies away to the river, it is not turned.

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Continuity mistake: When Otto is sat down at his HQ, telling the Vet and Kisko that they would become steak, Otto is holding the newspaper in his hands, but in the next shot, the newspaper has disappeared, and he stands up, holding the steak. (00:20:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are in the hotel room arguing, they sit down at a table in the room. In the glass reflection of the framed picture on the wall, you can see the cameraman.

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Audio problem: When Tony is telling Pepper about what happened to Rhodey, there is one shot of the side of Tony, slightly to a back angle where he is talking. His jaw does not move at all while speaking during that shot. (00:27:10)

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