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New this month Continuity mistake: When Lara Jean and Peter are creating the contract, the writing for the "Ski Trip" changes between when Peter writes it and when they sign the contract.

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New this month Audio problem: When Ryan and Miller make their way to the bridge, they reload and fire their weapons behind sandbags. Miller begins to fire his Thompson but it jams and we see him try to rack the charging handle to fix it. He then tries to fire again but the gun fails to do so; all while we hear the sound of the Thompson firing. The editors added the sound of it firing despite the fact that it jams in the final cut.

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20th Aug 2018

Mile 22 (2018)

Character mistake: During the opening raid of the FSB safe house, an operator is seen taking hard drives out of a safe. As he does, he states over the radio that they are "SSDs" (Solid State Drives), when in reality they are normal HDDs (Hard Disk Drives), which are noticeably larger than SSDs.

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2nd Jul 2018

The Rock (1996)

Factual error: When Goodspeed fires the rocket at Captain Darrow, the rocket back blast would've killed Goodspeed. Despite the fact that he ducks to try and avoid it, the flames would've completely enveloped the room, killing if not serious injuring anything inside.

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9th Apr 2018

Platoon (1986)

Revealing mistake: When Elias goes out by himself, there's a closeup shot of him reloading his rifle. He pulls an empty magazine out and puts in a new one. If you look closely, the magazine he loads into his rifle is empty.

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Continuity mistake: When Felicia Williams goes to see Mike at the hotel after the accident, her nails change. During the accident, they are a pink color, but after and in the hotel, they are unpainted. It's unlikely she would have her nails done during and after the accident.

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Factual error: When Marty walks out of Lorraine's house, next to the front door is a light dimmer switch. Dimmer switches weren't invented until the late 1950s to early 1960s.

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20th Mar 2018

Apollo 18 (2011)

Factual error: When Nate dies by the alien moon rocks, his helmet visor "explodes." The visor in the film shatters like glass, but the real visors on actual spacesuits are made of polycarbonate, a plastic that does not shatter but deforms.

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Continuity mistake: When Lincoln shows up to Laz's house and Rae is hiding, she pulls the chain taught at one point. When she does, we see it pulled at the point on the radiator; the shot then cuts showing the entire radiator and the chain is now slack and in a small pile next to it.

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Show generally

Factual error: When Jim Fitzgerald walks up to his cabin, several Ford Crown Victoria sedans are parked around it. The model seen is of the 1998 and final design, while the scene takes place in 1997, a year before it was introduced.

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Factual error: When Phillips is aboard the lifeboat, Najee has a pistol pointed at him at one point. The pistol is a 1911, and the hammer is forward when pointed at his head. Najee then fires it, but the hammer was forward the entire time until he fires the pistol. The 1911 is a single action handgun, and will only fire when the hammer is back.

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27th Dec 2017

Shooter (2007)

Factual error: During the mountain ambush scene, Agent Memphis gets shot while wearing a steel plate. In reality, he probably would've been seriously injured if not killed by the fragments (called "spall" or "spalling") of the bullet when it hit the plate.

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22nd Dec 2017

Dunkirk (2017)

Revealing mistake: In some of the shots where multiple British soldiers are together, most have their rifles (Short Magazine Lee Enfield, No. 1 Mk 3) slung or are holding them. Some of the rifles are dummy, toy rifles that look nothing like the Enfield and are just to stand in.

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Continuity mistake: During the first firefight with GRS at the CIA annex, Oz is firing and it pans in front of him, where we see his Night Vision Goggles have been hit and broken in half. The next shot is when he gets shot and shows his goggles getting destroyed.

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13th Nov 2017

Stranger Things (2016)

Chapter One: MADMAX - S2-E1

Factual error: During the police pursuit in Pittsburgh, the officers are wearing shoulder speaker/microphone handsets. The models are the Motorola Saber radio, which wasn't introduced until 1989, while the season takes place in 1985.

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3rd Nov 2017

Megan Leavey (2017)

Factual error: When Leavey begins her training at Parris Island in 2001, she and all the other Marines are wearing MARPAT (Marine Pattern). In reality, MARPAT would have just been designed, and not manufactured until early 2002. The standard camouflage for Marines at the time was M81 Woodland.

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2nd Nov 2017

Three Kings (1999)

Continuity mistake: When George Clooney is pointing his pistol at a guard in the bunker, the hammer is already cocked back (single action), but in the next shot, the hammer is down (double action) and he cocks it again.

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Factual error: Garlick's eyeglasses would most likely be out of regulation since they are wire framed. Despite him serving in a non-combat role in Vietnam, he should most likely be wearing Gray Cellulose framed ones (commonly called BCGs or Birth Control Glasses).

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Factual error: When Packard and his men arrive on the island, they are seen wearing ALICE gear (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment). The film takes place in 1973, that type of gear would've just finished testing phases in 1973. The soldiers would be more accurately equipped with M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment (LCE) or M-1967 Modernized Load-Carrying Equipment (MCLE).

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7th Jun 2017

War Machine (2017)

Factual error: Before and during the Marines' arrival in Marjah, some of them are wearing Dust Goggles. These would've been first issued in World War II and continued into the early 2000s. The Battle for Marjah took place in 2010, by which point these goggles had been replaced by superior models such as ESS for some time.

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