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19th Jul 2021

The Tomorrow War (2021)

Factual error: The aircraft launched to destroy the city of Miami are F-22 air superiority fighters, which are entirely incapable of saturation or carpet bombing. Even the way they carry out the operation in the movie demonstrates this. They blow up a few streets and that's it. What was the point?

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Suggested correction: The air strike was not launched to destroy the city, just the research facility and the area around it. The F-22s would be WAY old by the time of this attack and it's perfectly reasonable to assume from this that the military was using anything it had left in its last stand battle to kill the creatures.

It's stated in the film that the city had been lost/overrun and would be destroyed, ostensibly to destroy as many white spikes as possible.

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Factual error: When Ed and Lorraine Warren are trying to convince the lawyer to represent Arne, there are is a copy of "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel" on the shelf behind them, which was published in 2004. The film is set in 1981.

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10th Jun 2021

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Trivia: Director Jared Hess and actor John Heder were college roommates at BYU. Heder didn't consider himself an actor, but he could relate to the character of Napoleon, so he agreed to be in Hess' short film "Peluca" and the rest is history. (Source: BYU Magazine).

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10th Jun 2021

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Trivia: Jon Gries (Uncle Rico) actually nailed John Heder in the face with the steak throw. The impact gave Heder two black eyes that are visible in multiple scenes in the film. (Source: Slashfilm).

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10th Jun 2021

Army of the Dead (2021)

Stupidity: In the opening scene with the military convoy, the two soldiers in the lead vehicle never notice the car veer into their lane, even though their faces are bathed in bright light from the car's headlights. They simply ignore it and keep talking to one another.

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10th Jun 2021

Radioactive (2019)

Factual error: The film depicts the bombing of Hiroshima, and Colonel Paul Tibbets, commander of the Enola Gay, radioing Washington, DC, requesting permission to drop the bomb. This is inaccurate. To avoid detection, the atomic bomb missions maintained strict radio silence. Colonel Tibbets had permission to drop the weapon from the moment they took off. Not to mention the fact that a radio transmission would never reach the other side of the planet.

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10th Jun 2021

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Trivia: Due to the low budget, most of the wardrobe was found at thrift stores. Napoleon's moon boots were 20 years old and borrowed from Jerusha Hess' uncle, and his glasses were a thrift store find and the prescription made John Heder's vision very uncomfortable. (Source: UTV).

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Plot hole: Unless Tanaka is lying, the fact that aircraft cannot fly INTO Las Vegas but can fly OUT of Las Vegas makes absolutely no sense. The whole point of a quarantine zone is to keep people INSIDE.

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Factual error: Another dumb movie trope. In the opening scene, when the car and the army vehicle collide, they both instantly explode into a giant fireball, as if they were both made of dynamite that had been soaked in gasoline.

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7th Jun 2021

Radioactive (2019)

Factual error: Eve Curie is shown as having been born before the Curies are nominated for the Nobel Prize in physics, which they eventually won in 1903. However, Even Curie wasn't born until December 6th, 1904.

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Trivia: During the book burning scene, the Nazi uniforms worn by the extras are real, authentic uniforms. The costume designer, Anthony Powell, located them in Germany and had the extras wear them. (Source: CheatSheet.com).

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Trivia: The gloved hand that grabs Han Solo's dice at the end of the movie belongs to director Rian Johnson. (Source: Film School Rejects).

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Factual error: The plane that Diana and Steve steal from the Smithsonian appears to be a mix of the fuselage, wings and tail of a Panavia Tornado F3 and the cockpit of an F-111 Aardvark. This class of aircraft has a maximum range of about 1,000 miles, meaning they would never have been able to fly it to Egypt without refuelling. Given that they stole it, it's unlikely they would have been able to call in an offscreen refuel during the flight.

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3rd Mar 2021

The Thing (1982)

Trivia: The final line of dialogue of the film was not in the script. Kurt Russell came up with it while filming the scene. (Sources: WhatCulture.com, Shortlist.com).

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24th Feb 2021

The Thing (1982)

Trivia: Universal's first choice to direct was Tobe Hooper, who was under contract and considered a better choice. Hooper even wrote two drafts of the screenplay as a horror-comedy, without the shape-shifting elements. After Carpenter was hired and the film made, co-producer Stuart Cohen reportedly said, "We avoided a disaster." (Sources: WhatCulture.com, Variety).

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24th Feb 2021

The Thing (1982)

24th Feb 2021

The Thing (1982)

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