Ivan-sama

18th Apr 2010

Friends (1994)

Trivia: Courtney Cox was originally asked to play Rachel, but she asked to play Monica instead after reading the parts.

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Ivan-sama

4th Apr 2010

Predator (1987)

Trivia: Jesse Ventura was delighted to find out from the wardrobe department that his arms were 1" bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger's. He suggested to Schwarzenegger that they measure arms, with the winner getting a bottle of champagne. Ventura lost because Schwarzenegger had told the wardrobe department to tell Ventura that his arms were bigger.

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Ivan-sama

Trivia: For the sound of T-1000 passing through metal bars, Rydstom simply inverted an open can of dog food and recorded the close-packed food as it oozed slowly out.

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Ivan-sama

3rd Apr 2010

Predator (1987)

Trivia: One of the elements in the sound of the 'snap' to Predator-vision is a whip crack.

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Ivan-sama

3rd Apr 2010

Predator (1987)

Trivia: Body count: 64.

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Ivan-sama

2nd Feb 2010

Avatar (2009)

Question: What do they need masks for when Pandora has enough oxygen to sustain fire?

Ivan-sama

Chosen answer: First, oxygen isn't the only gas that burns. But more than that, they specifically say that the atmosphere is toxic. If that's the case, it doesn't matter how much oxygen there is. They simply get poisoned.

Garlonuss Premium member

31st Jan 2010

300 (2006)

Continuity mistake: Astinos's body changes position between shots, even before his father touches it.

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Ivan-sama

29th Jan 2010

Cats & Dogs (2001)

Continuity mistake: The cats test their formula successfully on Scott. But within minutes, he shows no effects when holding Lou.

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Ivan-sama

26th Jan 2010

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Visible crew/equipment: When Holmes and Watson are in jail, close-ups of Jude Law reveal a hearing aid in his left ear.

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Ivan-sama

26th Jan 2010

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Continuity mistake: As Holmes and Watson walk down a street after they've seen Blackwood's grave, we can see a man walking behind them, carrying something over his head. As the shot changes we see him passing them on the left side of Holmes. However when the shot changes again (Holmes says "Inevitably one begins to twist facts.") the man is turning right, behind Watson.

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Ivan-sama

22nd Jan 2010

Rambo III (1988)

Factual error: At one point in the movie the sun is behind the helicopter and we can see that the places for the missiles are empty. However, he's shooting right after that.

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Ivan-sama

22nd Jan 2010

Troy (2004)

Question: Why is it that when the Trojans invade the shores at daybreak to initiate the second battle, it is quite obvious that Brad Pitt was playing the role of Patroclus only until his throat was cut? First, you can see Pitt's face in Achilles' helmet in the close-up shots when he is about to start fighting with Hector. Second, you can see the significant change in Patroclus' physique before and after Hector cut his throat.

Ivan-sama

Chosen answer: Watching the scene carefully, I would say that Garrett Hedlund plays the character throughout. Hedlund does bear a notable resemblence to Pitt - he was undoubtedly cast as Patroclus for that reason, both because their characters are cousins and because of the requirement to successfully pull off the masquerade as Achilles during the scene - and thus could readily be mistaken for him, given that his face is rarely seen clearly throughout the scene. However, it's not unreasonable that they might have used Pitt in a couple of key shots, in order to preserve the illusion that this really is Achilles fighting, to bring the audience along in making the same mistake that the Greek army have. As for the physique, it can be seen in their introductory sword-fighting scene that Hedlund and Pitt have roughly similar builds - any perceived change in physique is most likely an illusion caused by the shift between standing in a fighting stance and lying limply on the ground.

Tailkinker Premium member

20th Jan 2010

Iron Man (2008)

Question: The terrorist group is called the ten rings. Does that refer to The Mandarin whose power in the cartoon came from his ten rings?

Ivan-sama

Chosen answer: It's intended as a subtle nod to the character, yes. It's been suggested that the Mandarin might be the villain in a future third film, so using the name "The Ten Rings" was a bit of foreshadowing that there might be a greater power behind the terrorist group.

Tailkinker Premium member

20th Jan 2010

Troy (2004)

Question: Where did Agamemnon get the horses for his chariot? Did he bring them with the ship? Because I can't imagine having a horse on a ship.

Ivan-sama

Chosen answer: Difficult as it might be to imagine, they did indeed transport the horses by ship. Historical evidence indicates that ships of the period could have specific modifications made to their decks in order to carry horses safely. As such, while Agamemnon would not have had them on board his personal ship that we see in the film, it's reasonable to assume that he had a modified "horse carrier" among his fleet.

Tailkinker Premium member

19th Jan 2010

2012 (2009)

Continuity mistake: When Jackson comes to pick his kids up to go camping, he is shown passing by the back side of his limo and the trunk is fully opened, but in the next shot the trunk is still opening.

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Ivan-sama

17th Jan 2010

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When the soldiers of Greece are collecting the wood for the Trojan horse, you see bits coming of the wood, revealing the white Styrofoam used to make the wood.

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Ivan-sama

16th Jan 2010

Troy (2004)

Plot hole: After the battle in front of the gate of Troy, the field is cleaned. This includes every scrap of flesh, every drop of blood,every footprint, and even some grass is replaced as is seen when Achilles rides up on his chariot to challenge Hector.This mistake can not be explained by saying that the Trojans are shown cleaning the battlefield because it would take weeks even months to do that.

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Ivan-sama

16th Jan 2010

Troy (2004)

Other mistake: The umbrella used to shelter Paris and Helen during the parade in Troy is obviously modern, as it includes metal spokes like modern umbrellas.

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Ivan-sama

16th Jan 2010

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles is burning Patroclus' body, the moonlight reflects slightly off his arms. While a body is burned, a person with a torch is always beside the one who places the coins, so the firelight would've shined off Achilles' arms as well, and yet it doesn't, indicating that the scene was not shot continuously.

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Ivan-sama

16th Jan 2010

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After the Trojans were ordered to push forward after the Greek's first attack, blood can be seen suddenly appearing on a few of the Greeks shields.

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