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5th Nov 2018

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

New this month Question: At the end, why did Mr Orange confess he was a cop and apologise?

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New this month Answer: Mr. White, despite being a criminal, has proven to have a certain degree of honor and integrity. He has also been defending Mr. Organge the entire film - to the point he took a bullet for him. Mr. Orange feels he deserves the truth, as there is a deep mutual respect between the two. I wouldn't necessarily call it a "friendship" as the other answer suggests, as it is based on a lie and therefore would be very one-sided.

TedStixon

New this month Answer: He felt he and Mr. White were friends and that he deserved the truth. He apologised for misleading and lying to him and for causing him to shoot his long time friend Joe.

The_Iceman

New this month Question: Why would Harry say Voldemort killed Cedric? Obviously it was Wormtail.

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New this month Answer: Wormtail was acting on Voldemort's order. Voldemort ordered Pettrigrew (Wormtail) to, "kill the spare," meaning Cedric.

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With Voldemort's wand even.

lionhead

4th Oct 2018

Braveheart (1995)

Question: Why did they decapitate Wallace after he said "freedom"? I thought they implied that if he said "mercy", they'd give him a quick death, but if not, they'd continue to torture him. So what would they have done if he said "mercy"?

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Answer: In the end, they just gave up. They realised he was not going to say it before dying anyway, so they ended it. If he would have said "mercy" they would have done the same thing, but it didn't matter anymore. They couldn't break him.

lionhead

2nd Oct 2018

Goodfellas (1990)

Question: When Tommy was shot, Henry said they shot him in the face so his mother couldn't give him an open casket. Why would they care about that?

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Answer: Family, and respect for the family, is deeply ingrained in Mafia culture (and in Sicilian culture). Denying Tommy a funeral wherein his family can pay their last respects (the purpose of the open casket) shows the extent to which Tommy angered and alienated his bosses and cohorts.

26th Sep 2018

Toy Soldiers (1991)

Other mistake: When a cop is shot in the chest, the bullet hits him more than a second after the gun is fired. It should've been almost instant.

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10th Sep 2018

Batman Returns (1992)

Question: Why did everyone completely ignore Penguin biting a man's nose off?

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Answer: He didn't bite it off, but almost. The people in the room are all just power and money hungry, they decide to ignore it in hopes to keep their job.

lionhead

Answer: The same reason real-world employees might not say anything if their boss is abusive or inappropriate - they want to stay quiet and keep their jobs. Best not rock the boat, so to speak. Also, both Penguin and Max Shreck are very influential people - not exactly the sort of people you'd want to mess with or contest. Hence, everyone sort-of just ignores what happened and continues on with their day.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: In one shot, Kate Hudson is holding up the "Asian Assault" DVD, but in the very next shot, her hand is in the box.

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30th Aug 2018

Coach Carter (2005)

Other mistake: When Renny is shot the first time, we can see two bullet holes in his shirt, when there should be one.

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30th Aug 2018

Matilda (1996)

Question: Why didn't Miss Honey or any of the other teachers report Miss Trunchbull's abuse?

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Answer: The "real world" answer is that it's a movie, and without Trunchbull, there's no villain at the school for Matilda to battle. Within the context of the film, everyone, including the staff, is afraid of her and fear if they speak up, she'll retaliate.

Jason Hoffman

30th Aug 2018

Freedom Writers (2007)

Revealing mistake: When the boy accidentally shot himself, the gun wasn't pointed in the right direction at all.

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Question: Why was Beatrix so shocked to hear Elle killed Pai Mei?

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Answer: When Beatrix trained with Pai Mei we see that if you listen to him and respect him then he has a lot to teach. She wasn't so much shocked that Elle killed him...she is shocked at the lack of respect Elle showed in killing him.

oddy knocky

16th Aug 2018

Chicago (2002)

Question: Viewers always say Katalin Helinszki was innocent. How do you know? Sure, she said she was innocent, but so did some of the others.

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Answer: Many feel she was innocent because she was the only one during the Cell Block Tango scene not holding a red scarf (indicating the other women had blood on their hands). The others boasted about what they'd done while she proclaimed her innocence. She was also the only one executed, probably because she was unable to defend herself due to her poor English. There may have been discrimination against her because she was foreign.

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Also during her dance, the light that shown down on her was white while the others were either in the dark or under a red light for the blood they shed.

Question: Why did Elle wait four years to kill The Bride in the hospital?

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Answer: She didn't, she tried right away. Then Bill called her at the last minute and stopped her, out of respect for the Bride. It's only after this that we cut to four years later, when she wakes up.

Question: Why did Jasper need to pay Buck to let him rape The Bride? Why couldn't he just walk in and do it for free?

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Answer: Buck is wearing scrubs in the scene, so he probably works at the hospital. (A Kill Bill wiki says that he is a nurse.) Jasper is paying Buck for access and to not be disturbed while he commits the rape.

Question: Harry told Dean he had enough information on him to have him locked up for life. What information was this?

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Answer: Details aren't given, but it seems that Dean is involved in local crime along with the gang that hangs around with him. Even if Harry is bluffing, and doesn't have specific proof, it is clear that he is abusive and he has the recording of him threatening Eggsy.

Answer: CCTV surveillance and such like. And a possible kingsman informant embedded in the gang leaking incriminating info. Or police informer who reports to kingsman. Or, y'know, he was lying.

Alan Keddie

6th Aug 2018

Wild Things (1998)

Other mistake: When Ray shoots Kelly twice in the chest, and then himself once in the arm, all three shots are heard within a few seconds. However, in the flashback at the end, Ray shoots himself about ten seconds after.

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27th Jul 2018

House, M.D. (2004)

Show generally

Question: Why was Jesse Spencer allowed to keep his natural accent, but not Hugh Laurie?

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Answer: Because the part of House was written as an American and the part of Chase wasn't.

Greg Dwyer

Continuity mistake: Tanaka's severed head lands on the table and stops rolling, meaning it should stop moving. However, it then falls off the table.

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10th Jun 2018

Gone Girl (2014)

Revealing mistake: When Amy kills Desi, we can see his neck move, meaning he's breathing.

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31st May 2018

Man on Fire (2004)

Question: Why did they put "A special thanks to Mexico City: A very special place" in the credits? Was that supposed to be a joke? The movie didn't portray it as very special.

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Answer: This was likely meant as an appreciation to the city and its people for their support and assistance during the films production, and was not a jokey reference to how Mexico City was portrayed in the movie. It's typical for movies to express gratitude to a city, state, the citizens, etc. for their cooperation.

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Answer: Several members of the crew were robbed at gunpoint during the filming.

Answer: Special doesn't necessarily mean good.

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