papajim

21st Sep 2009

Star Trek (1966)

By Any Other Name - S2-E22

Corrected entry: When the crew is paralysed on the Enterprise, just after the aliens have taken the ship over, you can see Uhura blink once with her eyes when one of the male aliens is passing her. (00:05:30)

Budoshi

Correction: Normally paralysis stops only voluntary muscle function. If involuntary muscle function was also stopped their breathing and hearts would stop also. There are many paralyzed people who have muscle spasms in their paralyzed limbs.

papajim

20th Sep 2009

BloodRayne (2005)

Correction: Tattoos are not new. They have been around for centuries. Just because hers looks modern does not mean anything. She may have had a good artist do her tattoo.

papajim

12th Sep 2009

Sky High (2005)

Corrected entry: When Gwen presents the Hero of the Year award, her voice is magnified, but there is no microphone, nor is there room on her dress to hide one.

Brad Premium member

Correction: Her power is the ability to control technology. The microphone could be anywhere in the room and she can have it pick up her and only her.

papajim

15th Aug 2009

The Sacketts (1979)

Corrected entry: Generally speaking, a crutch is designed to function as a replacement for an injured lower limb, thus being used on the impaired side. However, when Cap takes a rifle bullet through the left kneecap (which, incidentally, would have resulted the the total destruction of the knee), he subsequently hobbles around quite spryly, supporting his undamaged right leg with the crutch.

Correction: As you said yourself - "Generally speaking". This in itself implies that it does not mean all of the time. I have seen many people use a crutch and a cane on the non injured side and lean to that side.

papajim

24th Jul 2009

10,000 B.C. (2008)

Corrected entry: There are several technological errors in this film. Firstly, the earliest known use of sailing ships was around 3500 B.C. The film shows humans riding horses, which were not domesticated until around 3500 BC. The use of swords and other bladed weapons is also terribly inaccurate, as the first use of swords dates back to only the late 3rd millennium BC in the Middle East and most certainly would have been made from copper, not from any grey coloured metals. And finally, there is a scene in the film with a telescope, which wouldn't be invented until the 17th century AD, not 10000 B.C.

Jackratbone

Correction: The filmmakers do not claim this film to be a historically correct documentary so they may use artistic license.

papajim

23rd Jul 2009

10,000 B.C. (2008)

Corrected entry: The Terror birds were indigenous to the Americas and had gone extinct 1.8 million years ago. Therefore never had any contact with humans.

Jackratbone

Correction: The filmmakers do not claim this film to be a historically correct documentary so they may use artistic license.

papajim

29th Jun 2009

Apollo 13 (1995)

Corrected entry: During Jim Lovell's daydream of being on the moon, when Jim steps onto the Lunar Module landing pad, it wobbles quite freely. This shouldn't move as the Lunar Module would be solidly on the Moon's surface and the weight from the rest of the module would be pushing it into the surface.

bladesman_joe

Correction: As you said, it was a daydream. It was how he imagined it.

papajim

27th Aug 2001

The Postman (1997)

Corrected entry: If the woman from the village is pregnant, then how come she maintains the same weight throughout the later part of the movie?

Correction: Many women who are pregnant do not look it, and we never hear what her weight is.

papajim

Correction: Mainly large woman can hide their pregnancy. Normally thin woman show terribly and could be spotted easily. The main question is not if she was showing but how did she keep the child. She admitted that Bethlehem could not get it excited and he beat her instead of prima nocta which would have cause a miscarriage. This is a fact knowing that women have fallen and had miscarriages.

25th Apr 2009

The Waterboy (1998)

Corrected entry: When Bobby rings up Captian Insano, the man with the host in the black suit says, "It's our (old) friend from Jackson's Bayou." When he says that, he's obviously saying that Bobby rings more often. Then how come they start laughing at him if they know him? And Captian Insano must have heard him already on the show, so why did he say he was 11 or 12?

davidk901

Correction: He may have been a constant caller, but they may have never asked his age before. They only laugh at him when they realize that he is not a child.

papajim

22nd Mar 2009

Bolt (2008)

Corrected entry: When Bolt and Mittens jump out of the truck, Bolt starts bleeding and asks, "What is this red liquid coming from my paw?" Dogs are supposed to be colour blind.

Correction: Dogs are not supposed to talk either. You have to suspend belief a little.

papajim

8th Mar 2009

Watchmen (2009)

Corrected entry: During the scene in Ozymandias' lair in Antarctica where a sequence of clocks is shown with geographical labels above them, one is labeled as 'Beijing'. The film is set in 1985 (albeit an alternative one) when Beijing was still known as Peking and had yet to be (re-)renamed.

Correction: As you said, it was an alternate 1985. Who is to say when the renaming happened in that reality.

papajim

25th Jan 2009

Death Wish II (1982)

Corrected entry: In the first Death Wish movie, Paul Kersey's daughter is married. We see her husband with Kersey at the hospital after the initial attack. In Death Wish II, no mention is made of Kersey's son-in-law.

Correction: They could have been divorced or he may have died unrelated to the movie plot. Just because they do not mention him does not make it a mistake.

papajim

5th Jan 2009

Psych (2006)

Sixty Five Million Years Off - S2-E2

Corrected entry: After Shawn and Gus laugh about Christopher Franzen, the murder victim, being an annoyance and while them and Chief Vick are in frame, you can see Henry in the back of the frame between Shawn and Gus's shoulders. After a flashback and when the camera zooms back out, he is nowhere to be found and does not actually walk in until about a minute later. (00:36:25)

Correction: A flashback is only how someone remembers an event and may be different than the actual way the event occurred.

papajim

3rd Jan 2009

The Dark Knight (2008)

Corrected entry: The right side of Dent's face burns - but in hospital, it's the left side that's burned off.

Correction: It was always the left side of his face which is burned.

papajim

26th Dec 2008

Caddyshack (1980)

Corrected entry: In the scene where the anchor is dropped through Judge Smails boat they show water spraying up from the hole. You can hear the sound of the pumps which are creating the fountains of water.

Correction: The pumps could be automatic bilge pumps which would start as soon as the water started to come into the boat.

papajim

25th Dec 2008

I Am Legend (2007)

Corrected entry: During Robert's first flashback, while arguing with his wife in the car, he hits a sick person, who leaves a blood smear on the passenger side window. During the second flashback of the same scene, when his wife gets out of the car, there is no blood on the window.

Correction: Flashbacks are things as he remembers them. Based on his current situation it is reasonable to say that he may not remember things the same way all of the time.

papajim

11th Dec 2008

Wall-E (2008)

Corrected entry: During one of the space scenes, Wall-E and Eve talk to each other. In space, there is no air. It is nothingness. Sound travels in vibrations through the air, therefore there cannot be sound in space.

Correction: They were built in the future. It is feasible that they communicate wirelessly but also vocalise transmissions.

papajim

Corrected entry: When Quatermain gains his first-hand experience with the Phantom men's automatic weapons, he calls them "automatic rifles". The first weapon using this term was the Browning BAR 1918, which saw use in World War I 19 years later. The only automatic weapons used in 1899 were machine guns like the Maxim (which was in the Victorian era used in the British army), so Quatermain should have dubbed these weapons something like "machine guns" or "machine rifles" instead of "automatic rifles".

Correction: Just because the world called them machine guns there is no reason that Quatermain, a man mostly isolated from the world, could not have called them automatic rifles.

papajim

9th Nov 2008

Thunderball (1965)

Corrected entry: M equips JB with a watch-mounted geiger counter to detect radioactivity. Then he hands him a radioactive homing device that he keeps on his person. Surely the homer would trigger the counter, but when he uses it the first time, the counter doesn't register.

Correction: In the world of James Bond, M seems to be rather intelligent. It stands to reason that the homing device emitted a specific type of radiation and the Geiger counter was set to ignore that specific radiation.

papajim

1st Aug 2008

S.W.A.T. (2003)

Corrected entry: In the scene where the helicopter is shot down, the person who shoots at it aims at the helicopter but he would have to aim above it because the bullet would fall down from that distance.

Correction: Sights can be adjusted to account for bullet drop. We do not know what range the sights were set for.

papajim

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