10th Aug 2017
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[Harry and Dick bump into each other while carrying a trout and a jar of peanut butter, respectively.]
Dick: You got your trout in my peanut butter!
Harry: Your peanut butter got on my trout!
[Both taste the combined flavors.]
Dick and Harry: Not bad.
25th Jul 2017
New this month
[Dick and Liam are engaged in a verbal joust to win Mary's affections.]
Dick: I will now dispatch my foe with an elegant haiku.
Liam: Five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables.
Dick: I know that. I'm so sick of you. You think you know everything. Will you stop it, please?
Liam: Now, yes that is technically a haiku, but it's a rather pedestrian one.
Dick: No, that was an accidental haiku. I want another turn.
14th Jul 2017
Trivia: Disabled U.S. veterans would tell Gary Sinise that they were inspired by his portrayal of Lt. Dan in this film. Feeling humbled because he himself was neither a veteran or disabled, he established the Gary Sinise Foundation in order to help disabled veterans adjust to their new lives.
23rd Jun 2017
Factual error: This film portrays the ACLU as being an aggressively anti-Christian agency. This couldn't be further from reality. In the real world, the ACLU would more than likely defend Grace in court for mentioning Jesus in class, as opposed to being the ones representing the prosecution.
19th May 2017
Question: How exactly did Leslie initially intend on crossing the Bering or Chuchki Sea from Alaska into Russia? I know he and Professor Fate end up floating on a large mass of ice to do so, but that's not exactly something you can plan for.
Answer: The cars and drivers were supposed to make the trip by ship from North America across the Bering Strait to a Russian port, where they would resume the race. As it happened, Leslie and Fate were stranded in a blizzard on the North American side before they reached the ship. The ice beneath their cars unexpectedly broke away and drifted across the Bering Strait, improbably arriving at the intended destination port in Russia. As they drift into port, we see Leslie's right-hand man, Hezekiah, waving at them from the Russian dock, which is only possible if Hezekiah made the journey by the very ship that Leslie and Fate missed.
5th May 2017
Trivia: SPOILER: During the third mid-credits scene, we see the high priestess Ayesha reveal that she is creating a being to destroy the Guardians, and that she will call him Adam. This is Adam Warlock, who in the comics is a being that was genetically engineered to be perfect and is Ayesha's "brother." He also played a very important role in the "Infinity Gauntlet" and "Infinity War" storylines that the next "Avengers" films will be based on.
Trivia: SPOILER: Stan Lee's cameo shows him discussing his time as a FedEx employee (a nod to his cameo from "Captain America: Civil War") and presumably his exploits from other MCU films to a group of large bald humanoid beings. These beings are known as Watchers, who are an alien race whose sole purpose is to observe events throughout the universe. This is in keeping with a fan theory that Stan Lee's cameos within the MCU (and possibly Marvel films that are not part of the MCU) point to him being a Watcher himself, or at least someone that reports to them as this film would suggest.
Trivia: When Nebula and Gamora come across the skulls, one of the skulls has a horse-like shape to it. This is a reference to the character Beta Ray Bill, who in the comics was one of few characters worthy enough to lift Thor's hammer. Or possibly Kymellians - horse headed aliens closely associated with the the preteen Marvel team, Power Pack.
4th May 2017
Question: How exactly, in the context of the film, did Dietrich manage to have Sutler appear on his show? Obviously John Hurt is playing the part and I get that it's not supposed to be the real Sutler, because Sutler was devoid of humor and would never agree to appear on the show, but did Dietrich just luck out by finding someone that looked and sounded exactly like Sutler?
Answer: Sketch comedy shows do this all the time, and I'm sure even in the film's world, there are comedians who specialize in impressions. It wouldn't be impossible to find someone who looks and sounds like Sutler, or at least close enough that they can do so with a bit of make-up and rehearsal.
Cable: [Grabs Warren Worthington from behind his bookcase.] Are you Adler?
Worthington: I'm Warren Worthington, [shoots his blaster through the bookcase] the third.
Cable: Next time you take a shot at somebody, make sure you hit him.
Worthington: I'll remember that. [Fires another blast at Cable but misses again, Cable returns fire and knocks Worthington off the patio.]
Cable: You got a short memory.
24th Apr 2017
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20th Feb 2017
Question: Phil is unable to leave Punxsutawney after his broadcast because of the blizzard. Has there ever been any explanation as to why he doesn't try to leave Punxsutawney as soon as he wakes up? I'm sure the time loop would have still been in effect, but unless I'm mistaken, the movie never addresses whether or not Phil ever tried to leave town before the roads were closed.
Answer: As you stated, it's never addressed as to whether or not he attempted to leave town. Phil lived through many more days than is shown in the film, so it's possible he left at some point, though there's little reason for him to do so because he wouldn't get far, and, when he wakes up the next morning, he'll be right back in the town.
16th Feb 2017
Other mistake: When Simon Phoenix kicks through the windshield of the police car during his first fight with the SAPD, the windshield easily breaks into several large segments, as opposed to spider-webbing like real windshields made from safety glass do. Glass that would completely shatter and collapse into the car from a simple kick would be completely unsafe and illogical for a society that's supposed to be more technologically advanced than ours.
6th Feb 2017
6th Feb 2017
Trivia: In the comics, Negasonic Teenage Warhead's powers are vastly different than what is shown in the film. In order to get Marvel's approval to change her powers for the film, Fox was forced to relinquish the film rights to the character Ego the Living Planet, who was packaged with the Fantastic 4 film rights. Ego will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 portrayed by Kurt Russell. Similar to Negasonic Teenage Warhead being named after a Monster Magnet song, Monster Magnet has a song named after Ego the Living Planet, which can found on the same album.
16th Jan 2017
Trivia: The team roster depicted in this series is largely made up of members of the Blue Team (Cyclops, Wolverine, Beast, Gambit, Rogue and Jubilee) that was established in the first issue of X-Men Vol. 2, with Storm and Jean Grey representing the Gold Team. Most of the characters' designs are also based on artist Jim Lee's redesigns.
12th Nov 2016
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11th Oct 2016
Question: It's stated in "The Return of the King" that the Witch-king of Angmar is Sauron's greatest servant. Given this, why is he portrayed as somewhat bumbling in this film? A scene in the extended edition of "The Return of the King" shows him confronting Gandalf and even destroying his staff and he also has the reputation of being unkillable, but in this film he is chased off by Aragorn swinging a sword and a torch at him, and is also defeated by Arwen using a river to wash him away.
Answer: The Witch-King of Angmar, as well as the other 8 Nazgûl were severely weakened since the defeat of Sauron, when they were send out to find the ring they had been dormant for decades, that's why they were so easily defeated by fire and waves. In the later movies their powers had increased significantly, especially the witch king's.
11th Oct 2016
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9th Sep 2016
Other mistake: Batman uses a thermos full of chicken noodle soup to defeat Mr. Freeze, and moments later gives Summer Gleason a security tape that incriminates Ferris Boyle. When Batman pulls out both of these aforementioned items, there is a corresponding clicking sound that suggests he pulls them from his utility belt, but both items are far too large to fit inside the belt. They also could not have been simply been hanging from his belt, as Mr. Freeze had possession of Batman's belt a few minutes prior and they were not there.
Other mistake: When Batman is watching the security footage of Victor Fries' accident, at first Fries is addressing the camera directly which follows him and pans according to his movements and Ferris Boyle interrupting him, which would suggest a second person was in the room with a handheld camera. But after Ferris Boyle enters the room and orders Fries' experiment terminated, there are several cuts from various angles in the room suggesting surveillance cameras. The surveillance style footage also often conveniently cuts to the face of whichever person happens to be speaking or will cut to a certain angle in order to put emphasis on the action, all of which would require multiple mounted cameras and purposeful editing by either Boyle or one of his subordinates, which would be completely illogical since they don't want anyone to see the footage in the first place.
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Freeze's henchman Johnny gets his legs frozen, he is wearing pants and shoes. Later when Johnny is inside a water tank in the Batcave in order to thaw the ice, he has been stripped down to his boxer shorts. While it's possible for Batman to remove Johnny's pants above the freeze-line by cutting them away, he would still have remnants of his pants underneath the ice, but when the ice is thawed, his legs and feet are bare.
Other mistake: When Two-Face flips his coin in the air to decide whether or not to kill Rupert Thorne, Batman is surveying his surroundings, finding a box full of silver dollars and laboriously tossing the box into the air in order to make Two-Face lose sight of his coin. In the time it took Batman to do that, Two-Face's coin would have already landed back in his hand.
Plot hole: When Two-Face and his men have broken into the new D.A.'s office to find dirt on Rupert Thorne, one of his men finds a file detailing Thorne's record of Swiss bank accounts, money laundering, blackmail and payoffs that Two-Face tried for years to subpoena when he was D.A. When Thorne finds out that Two-Face has the file, he states that he will be ruined if Two-Face gives the file to the police. If Two-Face tried unsuccessfully for years to subpoena the file, then in all likelihood that means Thorne paid off the right people to prevent the subpoena from happening, so Two-Face giving the file to the police shouldn't be a problem for him. Additionally, if giving the file to the police would be all that it would take to bring Thorne down, then the new D.A. could have already done so. If the new D.A. was also paid off by Thorne, then it wouldn't make sense for Thorne to allow the D.A. to keep the file since they could easily lose the file or even double-cross Thorne.
Continuity mistake: The broken window pane on the door to the District Attorney's office changes slightly from shot to shot. When first shown, the break in the glass extends all the way up to the letter "L" in the word "law." When the shot changes, the break in the glass is nowhere near the letter "L." Also, the letter "W" in the word "law" is missing entirely, even though the break in the glass suggests a portion of the letter would still be intact if the letters were painted on the glass, as is standard.
Other mistake: When Two-Face is looking at the picture of Grace in his wallet, you can see he has a credit card that says Two Fa[ce]" on it. A bank wouldn't issue a credit card to someone under that kind of pseudonym, and it would be very foolish for a known criminal to use a credit card since any purchases can be tracked. Even if it was a company credit card for a dummy corporation, it would be equally foolish for Two-Face to have a dummy corporation named after himself.