Kimberly Mason

8th Apr 2011

Limitless (2011)

Corrected entry: After Eddie stabs and kills Gennady (the gangster), Eddie pushes Gennady's body off him and the body rolls onto its stomach. You can see the prop knife, which is stuck in Gennady's stomach, easily bending under Gennady's weight, as though it is made of rubber.

virtual-toast

Correction: No, you see the weight of his body shift the position of the knife imbedded in his abdomen. There aren't any particularly solid parts in there, so as his weight pushed the knife to the side as he was rolling over, the blade was just pushed to the side inside him. Thought the same thing when I watched it last night, but watched again today, and it wasn't what I thought at first.

Kimberly Mason

27th Jun 2011

Scrubs (2001)

My Old Friend's New Friend - S4-E1

Corrected entry: There is a scene where Carla and Turk have just arrived by cab to the hospital. Turk and J.D. see each other and Carla tells Turk "go ahead" and he runs off leaving Carla standing in front of their luggage. A few seconds later J.D. and Turk run past each other in the hospital in front of Carla, who is now magically wearing scrubs and holding a chart.

Correction: This is to imply that they have been chasing each other around the hospital for a while, missing each other, not quite able to find each other in the same place at the same time. In this span of time they are running around like fools, Carla has already changed for work and is now on shift.

Kimberly Mason

27th Jun 2011

2012 (2009)

Corrected entry: NASA has dubbed 2012 ''The most ridiculous disaster movie ever'', since such small particles emitted from the sun would have absolutely no effect on the Earth's core.

Friso94

Correction: From what I have read, it is indeed the most absurd movie, but not because of the SIZE of the particles, but the effect of them. The particles they say are changing, couldn't possibly change and "mutate" as they are said to in the movie, because they have no DNA or parts to be mutated, therefore they could not be changed by radiation and solar flares from the sun.

Kimberly Mason

28th Jun 2011

Shutter Island (2010)

Corrected entry: When Teddy's wife walks over to the window and looks out onto the lake and the sunset, she is talking to Teddy. The shot switches to see her face where she is still talking. Then the shot switches back to Teddy's point of view and we see her turning around. The audio still has her talking, but her mouth isn't moving as she turns.

SamaraEsther

Correction: Pretty much every interaction he has with his wife has been in his troubled psyche. There is no logic or reality involved when the actions are created in the mind of a mentally ill person. Its entirely possible that he was able to "hear" her thoughts. Although I agree that the mistake was unintentional on the part of the filmmakers, since its not "real" it can't truly be counted as a mistake.

Kimberly Mason

23rd Jun 2011

Tangled (2010)

Corrected entry: Twice throughout the film, Gothel says, "Now I'm the bad guy." "Guy" is a synonym for "man," while the a proper synonym for "woman" is gal. Therefore, it would have made sense if Gothel considered herself the "bad gal" instead. (01:40:05)

Correction: Guy is also a non specific pronoun for a person. Being the "bad guy" isn't someone saying "I'm a man that isn't good" they are saying they are someone who isn't looked on favorably by others. Dictionary.com defines it as "A person who is not on your side". Its just slang. I am very much a girl, but I often say "I'm the man". I am not saying I am a male, but that I am really good at whatever I happened to be doing when I say it, like winning a video game or something of the like.

Kimberly Mason

Strike One - S3-E5

Corrected entry: In this episode, when Carrie asks Doug about ripping out the shower tile without replacing it, Doug says he was "trying to save some money around here." It doesn't make sense that he would he decide to renovate the shower tile at all while on strike and trying to save money - he would still have to purchase a lot of materials even if he did it himself. We also know from earlier in the episode that Doug is not very handy when he breaks the cupboard handle while trying to just tighten it.

The Minister

Correction: Doug is a bit of a moron, probably didn't think it through before he started tearing stuff down. Then it was too late, and it HAD to be fixed.

Kimberly Mason

In fairness to Doug, people often think that home repair/remodelling jobs will be easy. They are convinced that the experienced professionals want to do a simple task and charge an outrageous price. However, you can create a bigger, more expensive mess by rushing into a project and not fully understanding what you are doing.

10th Jul 2008

Hancock (2008)

Corrected entry: In the box Hancock has from attack in the 1930s, it shows the back of a one dollar bill. During the attack he is going to see Frankenstein (a new movie at the time) which was released in 1931. The current back of the one dollar bill was not released until 1935.

Correction: Just because a movie was released in a specific year doesn't mean it wasn't still in the theater a few years later! Back then, movies didn't come out by the dozens every month, so they were available for much longer. For example, Gone with the Wind came out in 1939, and my mother saw it in the theater in the 70's. And Rocky Horror has been in the theaters continuously since its release in 1975. We don't know if this was a new release, or just new to him.

Kimberly Mason

11th May 2011

Independence Day (1996)

Corrected entry: In the opening scene the alien mother ship is seen passing over the moon. Judging by the movement of the shadow it is travelling fairly slowly, of the order of 3000 to 4000 miles per hour. At this speed it would take the best part of 4 days to reach the earth, not a matter of hours.

Correction: We obviously have NO idea how these ships operate, who is to say that they slowed down, then sped back up knowing their mass might affect the Moon?

Kimberly Mason

17th Apr 2011

Home Fries (1998)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dorian and Angus are with the dead body in the morgue, Angus lifts up the stiff and it bends at the waist. Rigor mortis would have been fully set at this point (the body was in a suit ready for a viewing) which would have made it impossible for the corpse to bend at the waist.

dbfilms

Correction: Depending on how long the body was held before funeral services, it is likely and expected that rigor would have subsided entirely. According to Wikipedia, rigor mortis sets in within a few hours of death, and has subsided by about 72 hours. This is very plausible because there was somewhat of an investigation, which would have forced authorities to hold the body for longer before interment.

Kimberly Mason

20th Mar 2011

Criminal Minds (2005)

Omnivore - S4-E18

Corrected entry: The Reaper (acting as a police officer) asks for the driver's licence, registration and proof of insurance. This episode takes place in Massachusetts where proof of insurance is on the registration. Police only ask for licence and registration.

Maria Santos

Correction: As you said in the entry, the Reaper was just ACTING as a police officer. Its entirely possible this wasn't known, as he may not have ever been pulled over.

Kimberly Mason

12th Nov 2008

Big Daddy (1999)

Corrected entry: When Rob Schneider is watching Julian as Adam Sandler is away "being scuba Sam", Julian is jumping on the couch to the Kangaroo Song. In the very next shot, you can see Julian jumping on the bed. Then in the next shot, he is jumping on the couch and hitting Schneider on the head.

Correction: The point of this scene was to exaggerate how excited Julian gets while watching this video, not to actually chronicle the events of that time.

Kimberly Mason

26th Aug 2003

The Hot Chick (2002)

27th Aug 2001

Tomcats (2001)

Corrected entry: When Michael is dreaming about Natalie as rose petals fall on her, watch Natalie's face. A rose petal pokes her right in the eye as it hits her face, and you can clearly see her blink rapidly. This is a romantic scene, so it wasn't done intentionally, so it's surprising that the editors left this in.

Correction: Actually its a spoof of a scene in American Beauty, and therefore not a "romantic scene". Its entirely possible that the blinking was intentional just to make fun of the absurdity of the original scene.

Kimberly Mason

27th Aug 2001

Very Bad Things (1998)

Corrected entry: A security guard in a Las Vegas hotel goes to investigate a report of a disturbance in a suite, with no two-way radio, which is a key piece of equipment for security guards! When he knocks on the door, no one answers, so he uses his passkey to enter. He would not have been able to do so without notifying his supervisor. Unless he was the one and only security guard in the entire hotel, someone would have been appraised of his last known whereabouts.

Correction: I worked in the back of the house in a HUGE hotel in Las Vegas, and given my position I often worked closely with security. They rarely did what they were supposed to do, cutting corners when they assumed it wouldn't matter. Also, the assumption that they are always on camera (unless they are in a guest room obviously) gives them a false sense of security thinking if anything truly did happen, it would be immediately seen and tended to. Unfortunately the people in surveillance were rather lackadaisical about their jobs too.

Kimberly Mason

24th Feb 2011

The Bucket List (2007)

Corrected entry: Freeman dies before Nicholson, yet he is able to narrate the details of his friend's death and the placement of his ashes.

Correction: Obviously this narration is coming from beyond the grave. Stands to reason (depending on your belief system) that he could have witnessed the entire thing to talk about it later.

Kimberly Mason

29th Aug 2009

Knowing (2009)

Corrected entry: When the paramedic calls Diana's time of death after the car accident, she says 12 midnight. Time of deaths are recorded in military time so she should have called it at 00:00 hours.

Correction: While it is true that TOD is usually given in military time (24 hour scale verses 12), it is absurd that a paramedic could even call a TOD. Unless a person is well beyond saving such as already decomposing or in rigor mortis or decapitated or some such malady, they are required to attempt to revive until a DOCTOR calls time of death. And times are often given in regular time, but dictated in military time on official documents.

Kimberly Mason

20th Jun 2009

Knowing (2009)

Corrected entry: When Diana calls John from the car when they are going to caves, there is a NO SIGNAL sign on the mobile-phone. Under that sign, there is an unlock button. There is no way that the mobile-phone locked itself that fast.

Scipion

Correction: I automatically lock mine with the simple push of a button every time I'm done with it to avoid "pocket dialing" someone. Sometimes I do it even though I'm not finished, just out of habit. Even if I don't do it manually, the lock timer is set to something like 5 seconds. Doesn't take long.

Kimberly Mason

Corrected entry: During the end credits, there are a montage of scenes from the film. There is a scene where Caroline is running to the outhouse with Anna following her. In the long shot where Caroline reaches the outhouse door, a boom mic dips into the frame considerably. It is also visible later in the credits with the long shot of Anna waiting at the door for Caroline. (01:47:30)

Correction: With this being essentially a blooper reel, its perfectly reasonable that the scenes not be perfectly edited. They are shown strictly for comedic value, not master cinematography. This could very well be the reason it didn't make it into the theatrical version.

Kimberly Mason

Corrected entry: When Mollie catches Albert with the designer making out at the clothes store and she soon goes into labor, you see a shot of Mikey and we see him in the wrong position, but then when they are bouncing in the back streets of NYC in James taxi we see Mikey in the right position. For a baby to change into the birth position he or she needs at least 2 full months. (00:06:35)

milceb

Correction: This is completely and totally untrue. My daughter flipped up and down, side to side in a matter of minutes or hours, NOT in two months. The two month statistic is actually that the baby is usually in the correct birth position two months before the due date. Its totally possible to be breech one day and head down even hours later. Just the act of being in labor can change a baby's position to the correct one.

Kimberly Mason

26th Jan 2010

The Rock (1996)

Correction: While I understand the suppposed connection between movies, I think the reason this method was used in these movies was because it is a common misconception that this particular medicine must be administered this way. Not true at all. It is delivered through a shot to the rear or thigh, as described in military "self aid buddy care" handbooks. The needle on the device is FAR too short to penetrate below the ribs, let alone into the heart. Its just more dramatic this way.

Kimberly Mason

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