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New this month 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: Special doesn't necessarily mean good.

13th May 2018

Knocked Up (2007)

Continuity mistake: When Ben and Allison have dinner, in one shot Allison's hand is on her face, but in the very next shot it's down.

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15th Apr 2018

The Fugitive (1993)

Factual error: When Kimble is being interviewed by the police, a cop says "book him." We later learn the police were still trying to find out if a one armed man could've done it. The police can't arrest someone if the investigation is still ongoing. An arrest is supposed to mark the end of an investigation, the trial is the next stage.

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Question: How did Howard and Madeline not recognise each other?

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Answer: They did recognize each other (at one point he goes to her house without asking her address). After the divorce, Howard said that he wished they were strangers again. They literally behaved as if they never met each other before (even though Madeline is gently pushing to move past being strangers - for example, by guessing he's divorced).

Continuity mistake: When a woman is shot in the head, the bullet hole is in the left side of her hat. But then when her hat falls off, the bullet hole is in the right side of her head. No, the bullet didn't pass through both sides. She was shot from the front, so there should only be one bullet hole in the same place.

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2nd Apr 2018

Carol (2015)

Stupidity: Carol attempting to shoot the tape recorder was incredibly stupid. If the gun was loaded, it would've ended up much worse for her. Everyone in the motel would've heard. She would've been arrested, possibly jailed, and she would've had to explain why she shot it.

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Other mistake: When Sarah and Casey learn they're only getting a small portion of the money, Kenny says "Wait, you guys are getting paid?" However, he was there when David agreed to pay Casey $1000. He knew she was getting paid.

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Stupidity: When Hatcher asked Rex why he didn't call the police, he could've said his hands were tied, which they were.

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Revealing mistake: When Mellish is stabbed, there's already a hole in his shirt before he's stabbed.

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22nd Mar 2018

Goodfellas (1990)

Question: Why did Jimmy tell Henry he wasn't going to kill Morrie, only to then have him killed?

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Answer: Well, for starters, I think Jimmy, despite being a complete sociopath cared a bit about Henry's mental state and well-being and just wanted him to calm down, enjoy his night and we can see it worked. Second, Jimmy might, just might at that moment feel like it wasn't the right night to kill Maurie since he was more of an annoying nuisance than a real threat, he was without being asked given the Chance to just forget the money and let it go, symbolizing Jimmy's murderous greed. Third...WHY should he tell Henry Hill that he will kill him? He benefits nothing, it puts him in a vulnerable position and Jimmy, more than likely has noticed Henry's tics, excessive sweat and bug eyes, pretty sure the guy is hooked on coke, meaning as Tommy jokingly but in nice foreshadow says "You may fold under questioning." Telling Henry he will spare Morrie becomes his Teflon armor at this point cause Henry at this point would never even suspect a good fella like Jimmy to lie to him "of all people" about something like that...That is my take on it anyway.

20th Feb 2018

Holes (2003)

Factual error: Stanley's parents say they can't afford a lawyer, and go to court without one. A lawyer should've been provided for them free of charge, as it's one of your rights, which he would've been read when he was arrested.

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Question: How could Ames have received the death penalty if he didn't actually kill Clyde's wife and daughter?

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Answer: He was a participant in a felony during which someone died. That means the felony murder rule applies. Felony murder is a capital crime.

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Question: What happened to the District 2 members who surrendered?

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Answer: Held captive by the Capitol until the capitol was liberated. They were then released.

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Question: Why was the DNA inadmissible?

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17th Feb 2018

Holes (2003)

Question: How is Camp Green Lake legal? Aren't there laws against forced child labor? Also, what would happen if Stanley refused to dig holes?

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Answer: It is illegal. That's why everyone in charge gets arrested at the end. It only lasted as long as it did because they were in the middle of nowhere with little to no oversight and no on knew what was really going on until Stanley's release.

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Wait then why did the judge know about it? Did he get arrested too?

There are a lot of kids at Green Lake, sentenced by various judges. The court system either was unaware of the conditions at the camp, or didn't care.

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Answer: Stanley and his fellow prisoners are convicted criminals, and as such, the authorities are allowed to work them. The conditions in the movie are rather extreme, but what recourse do the boys have? The warden and her flunkies are brutal people, and it's likely Stanley would have been in a world of hurt had he refused to dig. All they'd have to say is Stanley attacked them and whatever force they used would have been justified. That's the penal system for you.

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Question: What happened to Andes? Why didn't he join Tony? Why didn't we see him or hear about him again?

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Continuity mistake: When Terry finds Charley's dead body, in the first shot there are several bullet holes in his shirt, but then they're gone.

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29th Jan 2018

A Time to Kill (1996)

Question: Why does it matter if the psychiatrist was convicted of statutory rape? How does it affect his ability to determine Carl Lee's sanity?

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Answer: The conviction, and his subsequent lying about it, bring his credibility seriously in doubt.

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