MFWills

5th Feb 2016

Ant-Man (2015)

Corrected entry: Paxton and his partner showing up in that family's back yard to tase and arrest Scott makes absolutely no sense. Firstly, they were following the helicopter. Apparently, they suspected there was someone in it they want to apprehend, but did they even know who or why. Remember, they know nothing about the shrink-tech at this point, and they just decided to leave the chaos at PymTech to follow it. Secondly, they decided that the briefcase, which they had somehow noticed fall out of the 'copter, was more important than whoever they were following in the 'copter (at night, no less). Thirdly, having decided the briefcase was more important, they somehow tracked it as it fell and went immediately to its exact landing point. It's difficult if not impossible to do something like that in broad daylight, let alone night time.

MFWills

Correction: This is just a bunch of assumptions that all can happen. For your first point, PymTech had just imploded, so they would be following the helicopter for an explanation of what happened, considering there was nothing they needed to do at PymTech since the emergency services were there. For your second point, they followed the briefcase (which they probably did notice), because the helicopter was spiralling out of control and was going to crash, so they thought they might grab the only possible evidence they have to find out what happened at PymTech, as anything else would be destroyed in the crash. And for the third one, they had the general area of where the briefcase fell, so they just needed to follow the screams.

27th Feb 2016

Ant-Man (2015)

Corrected entry: Paxton says, "I know this van." How, exactly? He briefly saw Scott driving an older brown and beige van once, in daylight. It is now dark. The van has been repainted grey and blue, even inside (as can be seen seen when they open the rear door) and it now has assorted equipment mounted on the outside (ladder, winch, emergency light). Yes, he heard the "La Cucaracha" horn in the distance, but that is hardly a direct connection. The only physical resemblance is the side windows. If real cops forced a vehicle open on such a flimsy comparison, they would be sued.

MFWills

Correction: No, they wouldn't. Police are very familiar with the technique of repainting a vehicle to change its appearance. That van is the same make, model, and year, three things he is trained to notice, as the one Scott, whom he severely mistrusts, was driving and it has the exact same horn. The odds of the two vans being the same van are pretty great.

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The Jiminy Conjecture - S3-E2

Corrected entry: In the discussion between Raj and Howard about "shiksa goddess" plus Sheldon's later mispronunciation of the word and Howard's correction, it is never clarified that the term applies only to a Gentile girlfriend of a Jewish man. No other relationship qualifies.

MFWills

Correction: This is incorrect as it also applies to a Gentile woman who is the object of desire by a Jewish man. However, like many words, the appropriation of the word by English speakers has transformed it into any Gentile woman (although usually an attractive woman) and is as such, commonly used as a term of endearment rather than an insult.

Bishop73

1st Feb 2016

Ant-Man (2015)

Corrected entry: At the end of Darren's presentation announcing the Yellowjacket, Hope says, "Thank you very much, everyone. I will escort you out now." She doesn't escort anyone anywhere. She stays in the room and talks with Hank about having to make their move.

MFWills

Correction: She escorts them out of that room, as we see all the guests leaving. We don't see her leaving, but she's simply out of the frame. As is common in business visits, once outside of the secure room, she must have had someone else escort them out of the building, so she returns to the room.

DavidRTurner

18th Jan 2016

Ant-Man (2015)

Corrected entry: Scott apparently had to seek a job at Baskin-Robins under an assumed name. When the boss wants to see him in his office ("Pronto"), he calls him "Steve." Scott is wearing a name tag identifying him as "Jack."

MFWills

Correction: His boss says "Can I see you in the back, chief? Pronto."

The Pants Alternative - S3-E18

Corrected entry: Sheldon refers to the "Hillbilly Peace Prize" in connection with Penny. Sheldon would have corrected anyone else who said such a thing. He would point out that that word "hillbilly" refers to people who dwell in rural, mountainous areas in the US primarily in Appalachia, the Ozarks, and other less well-known mountain chains. Nebraska, where Penny is from, is rural, but being a Great Plains state, has no connection at all to the term, not to mention a lack of mountains.

MFWills

Correction: Hillbilly is also an insult to those who live in farming and rural areas, which Penny's story certainly invoked.

Greg Dwyer

The Grasshopper Experiment - S1-E8

Corrected entry: Leonard wonders aloud "I wonder who's going to tell his (Sheldon's) parents they're not having grandchildren." Leonard and Sheldon have been sharing the apartment for long enough for Leonard to know that Sheldon's father has been dead for a number of years, but it is at least since S1E04, when Sheldon's mother says "God rest his soul" while talking about his father.

MFWills

Correction: Episode S01E04 ended with Sheldon asking his mother if Dr. Gablehouser is going to be his new daddy and her saying "We'll see." So he could be the other "parent." Or his mother could have met someone else between the episodes.

Captain Defenestrator

14th Jul 2013

Battleship (2012)

Corrected entry: When Admiral Shane salutes Alex upon presenting Stone's posthumous Navy Cross, his wrist and hand are bent, which an admiral would not do. In a proper salute, the wrist and hand are straight (one of the first things you learn).

MFWills

Correction: The style of salute Liam Neeson uses is consistent with the time frame that a current 4-star Admiral would have been commissioned, as my father (commissioned USAF,1966) salutes in a very similar manner. The "straight hand" salute is taught to the current generation of military members, as it is what I was taught at BMT in 2001.

Correction: Officers salute incorrectly all the time, young and old.

21st Feb 2011

Red (2010)

Corrected entry: Fourteen minutes in, Agent William Cooper is talking on his cell phone, calmly discussing family matters (presumably with his wife) as he plants incriminating evidence in the home of a man he is about to assassinate. His Bluetooth headset is in his left ear. For a few seconds at about 14:25, the headset is suddenly in his right ear, then it flips back to his left ear.

MFWills

Correction: The earpiece appears on the other ear because it is a reflection in the mirror after placing the fingerprint.

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