26th May 2014

Paul (2011)

Corrected entry: When a fight breaks out in the Wyoming restaurant, there are a number of sailors shown in summer whites. There are no naval bases in that state, and military personnel on leave would not be wearing their uniforms.

stevewaclo Premium member

Correction: I don't believe the movie says where in Wyoming the bar is, but the navy has a depot in Cheyenne, Wyoming where uniformed sailors could be present. There is also one in Salt Lake City, and given the laws in Utah regarding alcohol, it is conceivable they could take an after-work road trip across the state line for some fun (about 80 miles from Salt Lake City to Wyoming).


8th Mar 2017

The X-Files (1993)

Tempus Fugit (1) - S4-E17

Corrected entry: At the crash site of Flight 549, Scully says "The plane came in nearly vertical at 300 miles per hour." yet the fly-over view of the debris field shows it spread out over hundreds of feet. Unfortunately, on 9/11 we learned when large commercial aircraft crash straight into the ground, they leave massive, smoking holes. First responders at Flight 93 were not even aware they were looking at a crash site.

stevewaclo Premium member

Correction: The appearance and shape of a crash site depends on many factors, such as the exact angle of impact, density and composition of the ground, landform, airplane construction, amount of fuel, and more. Since we have virtually no information regarding these factors, the comparison between Flight 549 and Flight 93 seems to be far-fetched.

1st Jan 2015

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Corrected entry: When the gang rides into fake Rock Ridge, the buildings constructed by the townsfolk are two-dimensional. After the explosions begin and the fighting between the two groups begins, the structures are suddenly real. At the end of the picture the street in both towns have sagebrush and desert plants. Earlier in the movie, the town streets are clear.

stevewaclo Premium member

Correction: After the explosion and the fighting starts, the whole movie shifts to a typical Mel Brooks parody where they break-out of the movie. The scene shows the whole WB lot and the fight spills over into other sets and actors from other movies being filmed. It was a joke and not part of the continuous story. Then at the end, the streets are clear. The desert bushes seen is when the Sheriff and Waco Kid get into a car a drive off, but again a joke.


25th Feb 2015

Gravity (2013)

Corrected entry: Following Matt and Ryan's bumpy arrival at, and near departure from the ISS, the parachute lines holding Ryan attached to the station are visible around her leg. A moment later however, when Matt releases the tether between them, she springs back toward the station and the lines have completely disappeared.

stevewaclo Premium member

Correction: The line moves down around her ankle because she is being pulled away, this makes it harder to see but it is there.

Corrected entry: In the final battle, the Abomination leaps off a rooftop towards the machine gun on the helicopter. The Hulk leaps as well and grabs the Abomination just as he clasps the chopper. In spite of their combined weight, the aircraft appears to drop only slightly. It should have strained mightily just to stay aloft.

stevewaclo Premium member

Correction: The copter does struggle, You get a good sense of this from the inside as you see them struggle against the weight with alarms going off, and they eventually crash from it.


Corrected entry: An all time favorite movies cliche' is the ubiquitous "sheared off, spouting fire hydrant", as seen in this movie when the Abomination is wrecking city streets. Must be an unwritten rule that every urban scene of destruction, but that don't make it right. Broken hydrants, with the connection to the water main many feet below, do not spray water when broken.

stevewaclo Premium member

Correction: They in fact do. After watching many high speed car crashes where a hydrant is sheared off the water can and does spray dozens to hundred feet in the air. Just look up "police pursuit fire hydrant" on YouTube for proof.


Corrected entry: During the climactic final scenes of the "movie", Zoellar is shown operating a bolt action rifle as he shoots numerous American soldiers. In at least one scene, a half-dozen soldiers are shot within a very few seconds, something he would be unable to do with a bolt action rifle.

stevewaclo Premium member

Correction: It's a fake movie, which is glorifying his exploits.


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