Grumpy Scot

Plot hole: George is standing in the small park across from Filby's department store when an atomic weapon detonates. The cars in the street are instantly turned into burned hulks and the building crumbles and bursts into flame. However, George, standing no more than 20 feet away from both, doesn't even break a sweat! While shock waves from a blast can cancel each other out and leave things unhurt, the sheer thermal energy released should have severely burned him at the least.

Grumpy Scot

21st Nov 2009

Zombieland (2009)

Revealing mistake: During the opening scenes, just before the "double tap rule" a car hits a zombie in a security guard uniform. The windshield breaks a split second before the zombie hits it.

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: The glass breaks at absolutely the right moment just when the zombie hits it.

21st Sep 2009

Eureka (2006)

What Goes Around, Comes Around - S3-E18

Plot hole: Tess sends Jack an airline ticket to visit her in Australia. The ticket reads 'From: Eureka, Oregon, To: Sydney Australia.' Seems odd that a commercial carrier would have a terminal in the most secret town in America. Eureka is a town created by the US government for its top scientists to experiment with new technologies. It is made nearly invisible from the outside by giant holograms. Very few non-residents even know of its existence.

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: There's nothing to suggest Eureka has a terminal open to the public or other commercial airlines. In fact, the airline is named CircumGlobal which is probably not a coincidence that it shares part of its name with Global Dynamics. It could be a private airline only for Eureka staff and citizens.

Bishop73

14th Sep 2009

Day of the Dead (2008)

Factual error: In one scene Sarah starts her HMMWV with a key. Military HMMWV's have push-button ignition.

Grumpy Scot

13th Sep 2009

Day of the Dead (2008)

Character mistake: Bud keeps calling Sarah "Ma'am." Sarah is a corporal. Corporals don't get called ma'am or sir in the US Army. Bud has been in the Army for seven months. No soldier would make this mistake after the third week of boot camp. Anytime you call an enlisted man or NCO sir, you are looking at about 20-50 push-ups or sit-ups to correct you. It's conditioned into you.

Grumpy Scot

13th Sep 2009

Day of the Dead (2008)

13th Sep 2009

Day of the Dead (2008)

13th Sep 2009

Day of the Dead (2008)

Factual error: All the soldiers are wearing black t-shirts under their uniform shirt. Air Force wears black t-shirts, Army wears brown.

Grumpy Scot

13th Sep 2009

Day of the Dead (2008)

Factual error: All the soldiers that have rolled up sleeves have them rolled up Marine style (with the inside of the sleeve showing) despite being US Army.

Grumpy Scot

13th Sep 2009

Day of the Dead (2008)

Factual error: Sarah would not be carrying a pistol In the US military during peacetime, only officers and MP's are issued pistols. Her uniform designates no such status. While she might be armed as part of the roadblock detail she'd have an M-16 or an M4 rifle.

Grumpy Scot

15th Aug 2009

V (1984)

Factual error: When Cam ambushes Ba'al in 1939, he has two Thompson M1 submachine guns. The M1 version of the Thompson wasn't developed until 1942.

Grumpy Scot

28th Jun 2009

Fido (2006)

4th Jan 2009

Bedtime Stories (2008)

Plot hole: Why isn't Kendall in jail at the end of the movie? He shoved two construction workers aside and tried to blow up a building that he knew might have two kids inside. It would still fit the "bad guy has a bad ending" necessary for a Disney film.

Grumpy Scot

Continuity mistake: When Dudley pops up after Hagrid gives him a pig's tail, his face and hands are clean, even though he was just eating Harry's birthday cake with his hands. (00:16:40)

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: If you watch closely, just before Hagrid give him the tail you can see his hands are dirty and you don't see them again after that.

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4th Dec 2008

Battletech (1995)

Road to Camelot - S1-E9

Factual error: The First Sommerset Strikers upgrade their mechs with Enhanced Imaging technology. EI cannot be used without Clan cybernetic implants that look like luminous tattoos. None of the Strikers have the implants, yet they still use EI.

Grumpy Scot

4th Dec 2008

Battletech (1995)

Road to Camelot - S1-E9

Factual error: Camelot Command's computer tells Franklin that Aleksandr Kerensky created the Clans before leaving the Inner Sphere. The Clans were created by his son Nicholas decades after the Exodus.

Grumpy Scot

16th Nov 2008

Get Smart (2008)

Continuity mistake: When Max is in the bakery, his gun keeps switching around. From a SIG to a Beretta to a Glock, then back to a SIG.

Grumpy Scot

9th Oct 2008

Sanctuary (2007)

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