Jon Sandys

13th May 2016

The Flash (2014)

Back to Normal - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: The sequence at the start showing a "normal" day shows a coffee shop with the Flash supposedly running out with two coffee cups.When we see his day now without super speed, the shot of the coffee shop is just a continuation of the previous one, with the same guy walking through the door. In fact if you go back and look closely at the first shot, you can just see the edge of Barry, hidden behind another customer.

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Trivia: The directors have previously worked on both Community and Arrested Development - both shows get nods in this movie. Jim Rash, the Dean from Community, plays an MIT faculty member at the start. More subtle is the Bluth family's stair-car from Arrested Development, seen briefly as Captain America walks onto the airport runway before the big battle with the other Avengers.

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29th Apr 2016

Deadpool (2016)

Question: Who is it that Bruce sees in his dream/vision while waiting for the file to be decrypted? It seems like it might be the Flash, given his time/dimension-travelling powers, but it doesn't look like Ezra Miller and seems to be wearing some sort of armour.

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Chosen answer: It is Flash. He is wearing armour because of whatever has transpired in the future. He often wears an armoured suit in dire circumstances in the comics.

Also, if you look at the bottom of the image frame you can just make out the Flash icon on his chest piece.

Continuity mistake: Michelle ends the phonecall in her car at 6:27pm. When she regains consciousness in the bunker it's 6:29pm. Either she was retrieved from her crashed car, taken to the bunker, chained up and hooked to an IV in 2 minutes (impossible), or she's been unconscious for exactly 24 hours, which would be a sign of a serious brain injury (with no other symptoms). Either way something's not right.

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5th Feb 2016

Spotlight (2015)

Continuity mistake: When Rachel McAdams is interviewing Joe in the coffee shop, she starts off with a couple of lines written on her notepad, then half a page, then back to a few lines, then a full page, etc. It changes in almost every shot. (00:38:40)

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30th Jan 2016

Creed (2015)

Trivia: Crowd scenes in Goodison Park for the final fight were filmed at half time during an Everton game, which explains why quite a few people in the crowd are waving blue Everton football scarves during a boxing match.

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30th Jan 2016

Creed (2015)

Character mistake: In the final fight at Goodison Park, the commentator says 100,000 people are in attendance. Capacity of Goodison Park is 40,000, and even allowing for people in the "pitch" area around the ring there's nowhere near space for that many, unless there was another layer of fans standing on people's shoulders.

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11th Jan 2016

Daddy's Home (2015)

Continuity mistake: When Will Ferrell comes home to find the tree house built, Mark Wahlberg crashes into him from the zipline, knocking him to the floor. He gets up with his jacket half off his right shoulder, where it stays throughout the scene until he corrects it, except for one shot partway through the conversation where his jacket is on properly.

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10th Dec 2015

Black Mass (2015)

Continuity mistake: After Jimmy and Billy's mother dies, they're sitting in the kitchen having a drink. Billy's beer is about 3/4 full, then in a closer shot it's more full, with only a few sips taken.

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15th Nov 2015

Limitless (2011)

Factual error: During the shootout in the apartment, the blinded henchman fires his handgun 24 times before reloading (and about the same afterwards). Only small-calibre pistols would have that capacity, and the gun he's using isn't one (either to look at and from the bullet holes it causes).

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11th Nov 2015

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Question: Han's death, seen in Tokyo Drift, is seen here, tying up the threads and the jumping timeline leading into Furious 7. Was it always an option to re-feature that down the line to unite all the movies, or as more sequels were made did the makers just realise there was an opportunity to make use of the event?

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Chosen answer: The most logical answer would be that quite a lot of people liked the character Han. Since he dies at the end of "Tokyo Drift" the filmmakers probably came up with the idea of having the movie take place after all the other ones, so as to feature Han in more sequels.

Dra9onBorn117

2nd Nov 2015

Criminal Minds (2005)

Run - S7-E24

Continuity mistake: The clock on the bomb's secondary timer doesn't match with reality while Prentiss is trying to defuse it - going from 15 seconds to 10 too slowly, then skipping the final few seconds so it can end on 1 second remaining.

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24th Oct 2015

General questions

I remember playing a PC game in the early 90s - 2D cartoony thing with a detective character who wore a top hat with spindly legs and floppy yellow hair, photographing things in a school. Can't remember the name - ring a bell for anyone?

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Chosen answer: Midnight Rescue! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Rescue.

Grumpy Scot

14th Oct 2015

Limitless (2015)

Page 44 - S1-E4

Factual error: When discussing a recent search of a suspect's home, Hill Harper says "we got his hard drives", but pulls a computer power supply out of a bag. Hard drives are significantly smaller and don't have a bundle of wires coming out the back of them.

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13th Sep 2015

The Lone Ranger (2013)

The Lone Ranger mistake picture

Continuity mistake: At the start, the kid drops his popcorn and we see a shot of it right next to his foot. A couple of shots then follow but he's always visible, not moving. We then see a wide shot and he's further from the popcorn.

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp mistake picture

Episode #1.8 - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Towards the end, as everyone's gathering outside, Ken Marino has his hand in the front pocket of his shorts. The shot switches to a view from behind, and it's in his back pocket. Back to the front, and it's back where it was before. (00:22:10)

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Continuity mistake: The timer towards the end doesn't match up with the elapsed time, despite being a continuous sequence. It runs fast soon after it's started, then in the final seconds the audible beeps (one per second) are mismatched with the count.

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31st Jul 2015

Ant-Man (2015)

Continuity mistake: When Scott wakes up after falling off Anthony, we can see the floor around the bed and there are no ants there. He then looks down and sees the bed is surrounded by ants.

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