Jon Sandys

7th Mar 2019

Captain Marvel (2019)

New this month Trivia: In the Blockbuster, Danvers blasts a standee of True Lies. The directors' first choice of standee was actually The Mask (which makes sense, being a green-skinned character who she'd rightly think was a Skrull and attack), but New Line Cinema refused to allow it.

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25th Feb 2019

Counterpart (2017)

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New this month Question: Why are the computers in the office on "our" side so outdated? Phones aren't, and we see computers elsewhere that are modern. People get visas to come through into the world as a whole, so they'll see technological differences there - why keep the office so behind the times?

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24th Feb 2019

The Flash (2014)

Cause and XS - S5-E14

New this month Stupidity: When XS and Killer Frost arrive on the rooftop, Iris doesn't think to shout "watch out, he just threw his knife so it'll be coming back any second"?

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24th Feb 2019

Ocean's Eight (2018)

New this month Trivia: Sandra Bullock speaks German at the Met Gala - she's actually fluent in German, having lived in Germany and Austria for the first 12 years of her life. She gave an award speech in German once: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BK1GlyGdm4.

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7th Feb 2019

Supernatural (2005)

Lebanon - S14-E13

Trivia: This episode marks the 300th episode of Supernatural.

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Trivia: This film marks the first time an actor in a modern Batman suit could actually turn his head (the lycra 60s version notwithstanding). From the 1989 Batman through to Batman Begins, all the costumes had the same limitation - the actor's head was basically immobile.

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7th Feb 2019

The Flash (2014)

Goldfaced - S5-E13

Trivia: Sherloque develops a crush on Renee Adler, a clear play on "Irene Adler" from other Sherlock Holmes media. Although only appearing in one book, in TV shows/movies Irene is frequently a love interest of Holmes.

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The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros - S2-E10

Stupidity: The SWAT van transporting Khalil comes upon the most obvious setup in the history of setups, a crashed car with a miraculously unharmed woman lying in the street next to it, one arm suspiciously out of view. And of course one highly trained SWAT agent, instead of going in with backup, circling around for a proper look, or driving around (as his teammate suggests) or anything similar, wanders over and is immediately killed for his trouble. And then of course despite being surrounded by armed cops, she somehow manages to kill all of them without a problem (offscreen of course, because there's no way to believably show her single handedly killing about 20 cops).

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1st Feb 2019

The Punisher (2017)

The Whirlwind - S2-E13

Other mistake: In the hotel room shootout, bullets are being fired through the wall easily and tearing up the place as you'd expect. Frank then dives through the damaged wall and they shoot at each other with Frank behind a cupboard and Pilgrim behind an internal wall. But bullets empties into both of these bits of flimsy cover leave the men behind them miraculously unscathed.

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31st Jan 2019

Common mistakes

Factual error: People taking cover behind very small / flimsy things, like car doors or wardrobes, dozens of bullets being fired at them, but they emerge unscathed.

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31st Jan 2019

Gotham (2014)

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Legend of the Dark Knight: Ruin - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ed is trying to take the Blackgate folder from Lucius, the way it's held between them changes between shots.

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30th Jan 2019

The Punisher (2017)

The Whirlwind - S2-E13

Other mistake: During the shootout in the hotel rooms, Pilgrim and Frank are shooting a lot at each other through the wall, with multiple holes appearing as expected. They then swap rooms (Pilgrim going through the adjoining door, Frank down the corridor), and we see Frank shooting at Pilgrim from the opposite angle. Problem is we see bullet holes appearing in the undamaged wall behind Pilgrim - given that room was just being riddled with bullets there should already be plenty of bullet holes in that far wall.

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Trivia: Screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh was interviewed by the FBI because of the detail in his script. They wanted to know how he knew so much about the Federal Reserve, the connected subway spur, aqueduct, etc. He simply told them the truth - the Federal Reserve let him look around as research. They showed him the plans, told him about the subway spur, and the aqueduct was mentioned in a magazine. He was worried they were going to arrest him at first, but they ended up telling him that the plan in the film was actually feasible, and made changes to ensure it wouldn't work in future.

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26th Jan 2019

Common mistakes

Other mistake: People getting into their car and adjusting their rear view mirror, despite it being their car that they were the last one to drive, so what needs changing? Of course it's normally just to give a reason for them to see something or someone behind them they otherwise would have missed.

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Suggested correction: Also, you don't always sit in the exact same position when getting in the vehicle. I adjust my mirrors sometimes simply cause I slouch when I drive, then later I'll sit up straight, then later I'd lean back while driving. Each time changing my point of view through the mirrors.

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Question: This gets described as a reboot rather than a sequel, but why? Nothing directly contradicts the original, as far as I'm aware, the only real change is the title character being recast - hardly unusual for a franchise.

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Chosen answer: I haven't seen this movie in several years, but one contradiction I distinctly remember is the Punisher having a deceased daughter in this film, whereas in the 2004 film, he only had a son. The 2004 film had the Punisher's wife and son (named Will here) murdered in Puerto Rico and buried and Tampa. This film takes place in New York, and the cemetery the Punisher goes to has a gravestone for his wife, daughter and son (named Frank, Jr. here). There is also a brief flashback in this scene of the Punisher sitting on a picnic blanket with his dead family around him, which is closer to the comics origin where his family were collateral damage in a gang crossfire. The 2004 film depicted his family as being the deliberate targets of a mob hit and were run over by a truck on a pier.

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19th Jan 2019

The Good Place (2016)

The Book of Dougs - S3-E10

Other mistake: When Michael is looking at the 2009 report about Doug giving his Grandmother flowers, the net total for the action is -4 points. But the totals are off. The positives add up to about 73 points, but just the negatives that we see are 162, making the net total at least -89. While the header implies only the "top" points are known, the numbers start tailing off drastically after the first few, so there's no way there are enough not mentioned to make up the difference, otherwise they'd be classified as "top" too.

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16th Jan 2019

Future Man (2017)

PUP-E Q. Barkington - S2-E9

Wolf: If I could absorb all the world's pain before it touched you, I'd do it. But I also cut a guy's arm off like 10 minutes ago, so I'm kind of a mixed bag, parent-wise.

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15th Jan 2019

Future Man (2017)

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The Binx Ultimatum - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: During the death battle, Wolf grabs his opponent and the big sword is held down below waist level. The shot cuts and it's suddenly up, over his shoulders.

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9th Jan 2019

The Orville (2017)

Primal Urges - S2-E2

Character mistake: The radiation on the planet's surface is a problem, and the exposure between the shuttle and the entrance to the underground caverns is specifically highlighted as the main risk. And yet when landing the shuttle, they land facing towards the entrance with the ramp behind them, making the exposure time much longer than it has to be.

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6th Jan 2019

Hellboy (2004)

Character mistake: Tom Manning criticises Hellboy for using a lighter, (correctly) telling him to use a wooden match instead. But he then lights a match and immediately puts it to the cigar, instead of waiting for the sulphur to burn off and using a pure wood-fuelled flame to light it. He's not as well informed as he thinks.

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