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15th Jan 2019

Bumblebee (2018)

New this week Factual error: In the shots of the Golden Gate Bridge with Ddowntown San Francisco in the background, the Salesforce Tower is visible, but this building didn't even break ground until 2013.

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New this week Question: This always kind of bugged me. Why would David think that Kirk murdered everyone left behind on Regula One? Even though they did not have a father/son relationship, surely the heroic exploits of James T. Kirk are well known? At one point, David even refers to him as an "overgrown Boy Scout." I've seen this movie a hundred times, but could there be something I'm missing?

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New this week Answer: Because David is working under the assumption that Kirk ordered Reliant to take Genesis by force. Khan had Chekov send a message that Kirk was ordering Regula 1 to turn over the Genesis project. When Carol Marcus attempted to contact Kirk to confirm the order, he had the communications at Regula 1 jammed so the message couldn't go through. This lead David to believe that Kirk was attempting to steal Genesis. The fact that the group that stayed behind never made it to the cave suggested that they were killed. Since David has no reason to believe otherwise, he assumes Kirk is responsible. He has no idea who Khan is and that he is a mortal enemy of his father. Khan's goal was simply to acquire Genesis and bring his enemy to him, having David distrust Kirk was not part of his plan. It just happened that way.

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New this week Factual error: Mr. Dawes Jr. states that the tuppence (two pence) invested by Michael grew into enough to pay off the mortgage on the house. Interest rates over that 20 year time period were about 4%, which would have made that 2p grow to all of 4p. Go nuts and assume an impossibly high return of 15% per annum, compound, consistent over the twenty years. Despite the fact that not even Bernie Madoff offered ridiculously high returns like that, after twenty years the original two pence investment would be worth 39p. As an aside, houses of the time cost about £750, far below current London prices, but still considerably more than 39p.

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New this month Trivia: When the Japanese businessmen are running from the T-Rex, not only is the visual joke funny, as a nod to Godzilla, but one of them is shouting, "We left Tokyo to get away from this!" in Japanese.

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New this month Factual error: Tommy states that Jimson Weed is a paralytic, but it is not known to have this property. It is however a powerful hallucinogen and deliriant.

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New this month Continuity mistake: When we first see Emma in the hallway outside the morgue, she is wearing pantyhose. When she walks into the morgue, the hose are gone and her legs are bare.

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26th Nov 2018

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Other mistake: When Ralph "checks in" at the Game Central Station after the villains meeting, he jokingly gives his name as Lara Croft. Lara Croft was never an arcade game character, so how would Ralph know about her?

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15th Nov 2018

Halloween (2018)

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Aaron is pumping gas, the display on the pump is blank. When he's finished, the display suddenly shows the amount dispensed and the amount due.

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Trivia: The psychiatrist who treats Nell Crain (Victoria Pedretti) is played by Russ Tamblyn, who starred in "The Haunting", the original 1963 film adaptation of "The Haunting of Hill House"

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23rd Oct 2018

Halloween (2018)

Trivia: The lines said by Allyson's teacher are spoken by none other than P.J. Soles, who played Lynda in the original "Halloween."

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21st Oct 2018

Common mistakes

Other mistake: There is always a parking space available right in front of the building where the hero/cops/protagonist needs to go.

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11th Oct 2018

The Nun (2018)

Trivia: The name of the demon, "Valak" is visible on the registration plate of the truck in the village just before Sister Irene, Father Burke and Frenchie leave for the abbey.

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10th Oct 2018

The Nun (2018)

Trivia: The name of the demon, "Valak" can be seen on the playground equipment where we first see sister Irene.

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10th Sep 2018

The Exorcist (1973)

Trivia: William Friedkin's first choice for the role of Chris MacNeil was Audrey Hepburn, but she would only take the role if filming would take place in Rome. Anne Bancroft was another considered actress, but once it was known that she was pregnant, she was dropped.

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30th Aug 2018

The Exorcist (1973)

Trivia: William O'Malley, who plays Father Dyer, is an actual Jesuit priest who taught at Fordham Prep, a Jesuit high school.

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30th Aug 2018

The Exorcist (1973)

Trivia: After the demon moves into Father Karras' body, for a few frames you can see the flicker of an image of his mother's face in the window. This is probably what prompts him to leap out the window to save Regan.

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23rd Aug 2018

The Karate Kid (2010)

Other mistake: In the beginning of the film, when they are showing Dre's "growth chart", it shows about 2.5 inches of growth between April 2003 and May 2003, which is not possible. And no, there is nothing in the movie that indicates he has some sort of abnormal condition that causes rapid growth.

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Trivia: The voice heard during the initial mission briefing is that of director Christopher McQuarrie.

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Character mistake: During the meeting between Langdon, Sophie and Sir Teabing, Teabing refers to Scatoma as "the mind seeing what it wants to see." Scatoma refers to a partial loss of vision. He probably meant to use Pareidolia, which refers to seeing patterns that are not really there.

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Character mistake: Langdon points out that the Templars were slaughtered on October 13th, 1307, and Sophie comments, "Friday the 13th", implying that this is when the fear of Friday the 13th originated. In reality, fear of Friday the 13th didn't really begin until early in the 20th century.

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Suggested correction: While many do believe that it's just a myth that the origins of Friday the 13th being considered unlucky are due to the Knights of Templar being arrested on a Friday the 13th, that's pretty much what the whole series is based on; origins of myths being real. Plus it should be noted that Friday the 13th being considered unlucky has been written about since the middle of the 19th century, so it did not begin in the early 20th century. However, the origins of the day being unlucky can be traced much further back. Chaucer wrote about Friday being unlucky in "The Canterbury Tales" (1387) and the myth of the number 13 being unlucky can be traced to much earlier origins (said to be unlucky because there were 13 at the Last Supper).

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