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16th Oct 2019

Papillon (2017)

New today Question: How did Papillon, Diega and Marturette manage to sail to Colombia after their second escape attempt? Colombia is on the opposite side of South America from French Guiana/Devil's Island. It seems like they would have ended up in Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Curaçao or Aruba long before ending up in Colombia. I'm sure the book sheds light on this, but the movie completely glosses over it.

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New this week Stupidity: When Joey is trying to escape from the Cenobites, she bumps into a man who calls her "Baby" and wonders where she's off to in such a hurry, possibly because he's looking for a booty call. The streets are literally on fire (there's a huge flame right next to the man) and buildings are exploding. Even if he's extremely horny, he should still be able to tell a woman doesn't want to stay around with so much chaos and destruction happening around them.

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New this week Suggested correction: The dude was probably high on various types of drugs and probably didn't even know where he was. Just a thought.

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New this week Too high to recognize buildings exploding and fires bursting from out of nowhere, but not too high to recognize a woman in distress?

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New this week He didn't recognize much did he? Well, he saw she was female. But not really what was going on.

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New this week He recognized she was off somewhere in a hurry. He also had a pretty instant reaction to seeing the Camerahead Cenobite.

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New this week Trivia: Robert Forster, who plays Ed Galbraith, died the same day this film premiered on Netflix.

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New this week Continuity mistake: Jesse Plemons gained a considerable amount of weight since "Breaking Bad" ended. As such, Todd Alquist is noticeably husky in his flashback appearances in this movie, even though in the original timeframe, he was more slender.

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New this month Question: When Pinhead kills JP Monroe, what is the device that is affixed to Monroe's head that is also part of his Cenobite form?

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New this month Chosen answer: It's a piston. 2 piston rods are jammed through his head and they move powered by something unknown. You can see the crank shaft and part of some sort of cylinder. A piston is part of an internal combustion engine. It's part of his cenobite form since he liked cars.

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9th Oct 2019

3 from Hell (2019)

New this month Trivia: Each film in this franchise features an actor who died either shortly after filming, or the film's release date. Dennis Fimple, who played Grandpa Hugo, died shortly after production wrapped on "House of 1000 Corpses." Matthew McGrory, who played Tiny, died 5 weeks after "The Devil's Rejects" was released. Finally, Sid Haig, who played Captain Spaulding, died 5 days after "3 From Hell" was released.

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The Karate Kid Returns - S6-E14

New this month Trivia: At the end of the episode when Jill is asking to sing with the Beach Boys, Wilson's entire face is visible for a split-second (for those unfamiliar with the show, one of its running gags is that Wilson's face is always partially obscured, usually the lower half). (00:21:10)

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7th Oct 2019

Common mistakes

New this month Other mistake: A common error for Batman films, despite Gotham City being a large and heavily populated city akin to New York or Chicago, Batman never gets stuck in traffic. In fact, whenever Batman is shown driving through the streets of Gotham, there is little to no traffic at all.

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I Was A Teenage Taylor - S6-E7

New this month Visible crew/equipment: When Tim is looking at the fake severed head in the microwave, the camera that is mounted inside the microwave is visible before it switches to that camera's point of view.

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26th Sep 2019

It Chapter Two (2019)

New this month Continuity mistake: In the first film. Henry Bowers carves the letter H into Ben's stomach. In this film, Pennywise creates the illusion of carving a word into Ben's stomach. When the illusion is broken, Ben's stomach is visible and there is no H-shaped scar where Henry previously carved him up.

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Show generally

New this month Question: At the time of filming this show, Jared Leto was 21 and Claire Danes was 14. How were they legally allowed to make out? I understand parental consent was undoubtedly required, but where exactly would the line be drawn regarding age, as I doubt they could have had them make out if Danes was only 12 for example.

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22nd Sep 2019

The Simpsons (1989)

Dude, Where's My Ranch? - S14-E18

New this month
The Simpsons Family: ♪ Just hear those sleigh bells jingling...
Blue-haired Lawyer: Cease and desist! You are forbidden to perform that song without paying royalties to the copyright owner.
Marge: Nobody owns Christmas carols. They belong to everyone, like grapes at the grocery store.
Blue-haired Lawyer: Not true, but you are welcome to sing the many public domain carols, such as "O Tannenbaum," "Good King Wenceslas," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."
Homer: Those suck! They're worse than nothing! I could write way better songs.
Blue-haired Lawyer: Go ahead, but don't use A-flat or G-natural, those notes are owned by Disney.
Homer: [Moans.]
Blue-haired Lawyer: That's A-flat.
Homer: [Moans in a higher pitch.]
Blue-haired Lawyer: That's better.

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New this month
Benedict: Hello? I've just shot somebody, I did it on purpose. I said I have murdered a man, and I want to confess.
New Yorker: Hey, shut up down there!

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12th Sep 2019

The Sandlot (1993)

Trivia: When the boys vomit after chewing tobacco at the carnival, the tobacco was made from beef jerky and black licorice and the vomit was a mixture of split pea soup and oatmeal.

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12th Sep 2019

13 Reasons Why (2017)

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Plot hole: When Bryce's body is found, there is a gaping hole in the back of his head, leading to speculation that he was shot. It is later determined that the hole was from blunt force trauma. However, when we actually see his death, he is simply pushed off the pier and ends up drowning. It wouldn't have been caused by his fight with Zach, as he would have been dead long before he could have been pushed into the water. And if the wound was somehow caused by aquatic predation, the forensics experts would know the difference between that and blunt force trauma.

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12th Sep 2019

The Sandlot (1993)

Trivia: According to Patrick Renna, every day of filming was between 95 and 100°, except for the day they filmed the swimming pool scene, in which the temperature was only 60°. That is why Squints is shivering when he's about to jump into the deep end.

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12th Sep 2019

The Simpsons (1989)

Dude, Where's My Ranch? - S14-E18

Trivia: At the beginning of this episode, Homer writes his own Christmas carol after being barred from performing traditional carols because of copyright issues. Around seven years after this episode aired, the musical artist Usher was ironically accused of plagiarizing one of the tunes Homer was working on with his song "OMG."

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12th Sep 2019

Common mistakes

Other mistake: A character will be slapped in the face, but their face won't be red afterwards.

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5th Sep 2019

Midsommar (2019)

Trivia: Spoiler: The film ends with the Pagan cult sacrificing Christian. This can be seen as symbolic retribution for Christianity largely eradicating Paganism from the world.

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2nd Sep 2019

Dark Phoenix (2019)

Other mistake: Despite taking place roughly 30 years after "X-Men: First Class," Xavier and Magneto have hardly even aged. Both would have been in their late 20's at the youngest in "First Class" and in this film neither looks any older than 40. It's not because of their mutant powers either - only Wolverine and Mystique were specifically mentioned as having a slower rate of aging because of their powers.

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