6th Feb 2019

Octopussy (1983)

Stupidity: Khan's backgammon games make no sense by conventional rules. He claims to have won the first game even though he has a counter on the bar. His opponent is well behind but since he hasn't borne off any pieces he should have continued to avoid losing a gammon and having to pay double stakes. In the second game Khan rolls a double six but he doesn't bear off before Bond takes his turn. (00:29:30)


Continuity mistake: During the title sequence two villains are playing an implausible-looking chess game which includes two black bishops both positioned on black squares. Black takes white's queen. A moment later we see the player putting the taken queen aside but numerous pieces have moved, including two knights and several pawns. (00:03:05)


11th Oct 2018

Casino Royale (2006)

Character mistake: When Bond is sending his resignation email, another email titled "Stationary Request" is visible in his outbox. The grammatical mistake (it should be "Stationery Request") seems to be an unusual error by Bond and not quite in keeping with his character, his assumed background or his smooth way with words.


10th Jun 2018

The Omen (1976)

Factual error: Keith Jennings refers to an astrologers' publication which describes a star "like the star of Bethlehem" but "on the other side of the world, the European continent." Bethlehem is not on the other side of the world from Europe, it's at the same longitude as eastern Europe and less than 800 miles from the European mainland. (01:00:20)


Character mistake: The Pepperinge Eye post office displays a sign saying "licenses issued." In British English the spelling should be "licences". (00:06:25)


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