Joel Amos Gordon

20th Mar 2007

Legally Blonde (2001)

Corrected entry: The idea that Elle was able to go from a 143 on the LSAT to a 179 is utterly ridiculous. The scores for the LSAT are not given as objective scores like on most high school or college exams, but are weighted, etc., so it's possible to raise a score, but not by 30+ points.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: This is simply a matter of your opinion, there is no reason that with the dedication and hard work she puts into her studying, that she couldn't improve her performance on the LSAT, even relative to the other test-takers.

Corrected entry: A picture of the real John 'Doc' Bradley taken of him with President Truman shows him using crutches (remember he had the leg wound and the operation took place after the war bond tour), however, in the movie 'Doc' did not have crutches when he met the President.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: True as that may be, this movie does not claim 100% historical accuracy, so consider this artistic license on the part of the filmmakers, for dramatic purposes.

Super Grover Premium member

20th May 2007

Next (2007)

Corrected entry: Ferris threatens Chris by saying he'll spend time in Folsom State Prison. They are in Las Vegas, Nevada and Folsom is a State prison for California not Nevada.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: She was just saying that there are consequences for his actions. She wasn't being literal.

Knever

10th Feb 2007

Anchorman (2004)

Corrected entry: In the shot where Luke Wilson gets his arm cut off by Tim Robbins, you can see where his the fake arm is attached and cut off and you can also tell he's got his arm stuck in his coat.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: It was done as a spoof and for comedic effect, as such it is not really a mistake.

8th Apr 2007

Babel (2006)

Corrected entry: The shooting of Cate Blanchett is worse than the 'Magic Bullet' that killed Kennedy. She is facing the front of the bus, leaning her head against the window to her left. The bullet hole appears in the window next to her (where it probably wouldn't have even hit her) and the bullet supposedly went through her left should from front to back - Impossible with the bullet exiting the window beside her.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: Actually if you look at the shot of the kid shooting the bus you can see that Cate is actually shot through the window. It enters through the glass, then into Cate's shoulder.

20th May 2007

Next (2007)

Corrected entry: Ferris orders the cell towers, etc to be shut down. Then the sniper shoots Chris and tries to make a cell call but can't. She then proceeds to use her cell phone to make a call. How could she do that when the cell towers are down?

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: Ferris' cell phone would work on a police frequency. When cell towers are shut down, the police normally reserve a channel for their own use.

20th May 2007

Next (2007)

Corrected entry: How do the terrorists know about Chris in the first place? They know the FBI are up to something, but there's no mention of a snitch giving them information yet, they are able to know the FBI are interested in him concerning their case (as if it's the only one).

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: While details of this are not very prevalent in the film, the terrorists likely found out about Cris by listening in to the conversation between Agent Ferris and the Casino security officer. This is probably why he was the first person they confronted about Cris.

4th Apr 2007

Babel (2006)

Corrected entry: When the Japanese girl writes the final note to the detective (the one she puts in her pocket) she was writing for maybe 15 seconds. When the detective looks at the paper later on it's covered with small print. There's no way she could have written so much in so short a time.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: First, the camera may not be showing all the time she was writing. Second, it takes no longer to write Japanese characters than writing in English, so, yes, she could have written so much in such a short time.

Corrected entry: When the hole appears in the Thames, it supposedly empties out the river, which would be impossible as water would still be coming from the source and water would also fill in from the sea into which it empties.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: It doesn't empty out the river. The Silver Surfer can alter matter at the atomic level - he changes the water to dry land.

23rd Apr 2007

Disturbia (2007)

Corrected entry: After Kale kills Turner he tosses him into the pit of water. However, just being dead, Turner goes in stiff as a board (instead of his arms and legs dangling) showing it was a dummy thrown into the pit.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: It's obviously a stunt double. His arms are "stiff" because he is holding on to the garden shears stuck in his stomach. Dummies used in movies are never stiff as a board anyway.

Mortug Premium member

Corrected entry: Throughout the movie Johnny is "unstable" and switches powers with the rest of the group. However, at the end when he takes the powers of the others, he doesn't lose his flame abilities as he should have.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: Since we do not know the exact mechanism by which the switch takes place, we cannot know what will happen when all four of them touch at the same time. In addition, Reed might have calculated or guessed, off screen, that by all four of them touching, Johnny would absorb their powers and keep his own.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

20th Mar 2007

Legally Blonde (2001)

Corrected entry: At one point Vivian comes into Elle's room and asks for the deposition for the criminal case on which they are working. Criminal cases do not have depositions - civil cases do. Criminal cases have witness statements taken by the police. Although defense attorneys can do their own investigation, they still would not do a deposition, just an interview.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: That may be true, but remember they're STUDENTS, and can make mistakes in terminology.

Jason Hoffman

19th Mar 2007

Legally Blonde (2001)

Corrected entry: If Callahan is a high-powered defense attorney, he probably wouldn't have time to teach a full time class at Harvard. He also wouldn't be teaching a class on embryo's etc, but rather one in the criminal law field.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: The fact that he is a "high-powered defense attorney" means he can pick and choose his cases and charge exorbitant amounts of cash so he doesn't need to take very many cases to stay wealthy. As such he'd have all kinds of time to teach a full-time class at Harvard Law. The money he gets from that would mean even fewer cases he had to take on. The "embryo lesson" was only to give an example of what works in the courtroom; things that may prove useful in a criminal hearing.

Phixius Premium member

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