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10th Sep 2018

The Exorcist (1973)

New this month 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)

New this month 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)

New this month 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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23rd Jul 2018

Skyscraper (2018)

Plot hole: Spoiler alert! The entire plot hinges on the villain's gang obtaining the tablet that allows admin access to the building's systems. However, it can only be unlocked via facial recognition and it is keyed only to Will Sawyer's face. In fact, when they finally do get it, Xia unlocks it by holding it up to Sawyer's face. So what was the point of trying to steal the backpack containing the tablet? Without Will to unlock it, the tablet is useless.

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23rd Jul 2018

Skyscraper (2018)

Other mistake: A police helicopter nearly crashes and has to veer away because of the superheated air around the building when only a few floors are on fire, but Will Sawyer and everyone else can function normally when half the building is ablaze. In fact, everyone barely breaks a sweat despite being surrounded by flames.

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Other mistake: Throughout the movie, Hank's lab in its shrunken form is constantly jostled and tossed around, but when it's restored to full size in a new location, nothing is out of place and everything still works perfectly.

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Suggested correction: Given that he has prepared the lab to be shrunken and mobilized at a moment's notice, he probably thought of this ahead of time and secured everything important in place.

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Perhaps he could secure some things, but there's never so much as a computer monitor out of place.

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It's a fair point. I agree that some things should definitely be out of place, but given the importance of what he is working on, he would take measures to ensure that the important things wouldn't become damaged and inoperative when the lab is being moved around. We see on at least one occasion that he has ants roaming the lab, so it's possible he trained them to ensure that the Quantum Gate and any device essential to its operation are protected at all times.

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Trivia: Dryden Vos offers Han and the others Colo Claw Fish, when they are on his yacht. That's a reference to one of the giant fish seen on Naboo in "The Phantom Menace."

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Trivia: The famous "Imperial March" can be heard being played at the recruitment center on Corellia. Apparently, the Empire used it as propaganda.

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Plot hole: How do they have an external view of the three Klingon ships that were vaporized? Even if the ships had the ability to transmit external visuals, after the last ship was destroyed, how are they able to see images of empty space where the ships had been? The same thing happens when the Epsilon station is destroyed. Where is the external camera?

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20th Jun 2018

The Conjuring (2013)

Factual error: The morning after the exorcism, the headlights on all the cars outside of the house are still on. There is no way car batteries from the 1970s would have lasted all night.

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20th Jun 2018

The Conjuring (2013)

Continuity mistake: When Lorraine sees Rory in the music box mirror, the items on the wall should be reversed, since it's a mirror, but they are not. When she turns around to look, everything is in the exact same position.

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15th Jun 2018

Stem (2017)

Factual error: No matter how sophisticated the STEM chip is, it would not enable Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) to go from a completely horizontal position to a completely vertical position in one fluid motion, without bending his knees, and he does this several times in the film.

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10th Jun 2018

Mama (2013)

Continuity mistake: In the hospital, when Lucas looks at the map, he is wearing a dark jacket. In the shot immediately preceding this, when he first reaches for the map, he's wearing only his hospital gown.

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Trivia: In Dryden Vos' meeting room, the golden idol from the opening scene of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" can be seen briefly on one of the tables. So too is Mandalorian body armour, similar to Boba Fett's.

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24th May 2018

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Trivia: Spoiler alert! Zeitgeist has the number 116 tattooed on his arm. This is a reference to the issue number of the comic in which he dies.

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22nd May 2018

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Trivia: Deadpool's inmate number in the Icebox is 24601. This is the same number used by other characters such as Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons and Eric Cartman from South Park. It is also the same number of Jean Valjean in the film version of Les Miserables where Hugh Jackman played the role.

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