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20th Jan 2022

Bionic Heart

Audio problem: It can be safely said that the dubbing of the game is on the cheap side. Not talking about the quality of the voice acting (not necessarily, at least...), but rather about the moment when at the first scene in the park a policeman receives a radio communication from another officer that appears in the transcript as "Bzzt...to all units, security code 1", with "bzzt" not being the radio sound effect, but rather the actor saying "Bzzt."

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20th Jan 2022

Eternals (2021)

Stupidity: In the scene that presents Sprite for the first time, she changes her appearance right in the well lit doorway. Literally everyone inside the pub can see her. (00:11:00)

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20th Jan 2022

Eternals (2021)

Continuity mistake: Gilgamesh opens the door and walks towards the oven outside. During the scene, the shadows by the oven change depending on the shot. (00:50:35)

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20th Jan 2022

Eternals (2021)

Continuity mistake: During the interview that establishes that the protagonist is boring, behind Kingo you can see that there's a single seat at the back of the plane to the right of the door on the wall of posters. Kingo is talking to Sprite in front of the posters, and that chair is empty. She blurts out that Kingo abandoned her in Macedonia, and suddenly Kingo gets a reaction shot from Karun that was shooting from that seat. (00:48:30)

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20th Jan 2022

Eternals (2021)

Continuity mistake: During the Bollywood shooting, take a look at what goes on onstage after Karun Patel introduced himself. At the line "You have risen, Mighty one", Kingo is directly behind his co-star and both face the camera, but they were side to side just a moment before. (00:44:20)

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The Prison Prep School Murder Case File 1 - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: During the interrogation scene there's a student with the same purple uniform Miyuki and Hitomi wear. She keeps switching sides, being next to the teachers or next to Hitomi, the latter being her wrong spot; the student next to Hitomi Kaidou is in other shots Yurika Enami, with her cream jacket. (00:09:00)

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The Alchemy Murder Case File 4 - S1-E9

Stupidity: Everyone mentions in the first episode that the various doors are made out of different metals (some rather unlikely; a door made out of pure manganese?) but they don't show it, all have the same color and weight (the door made out of lead and the one made of tin would be significantly different, and one is the treasure, 966 kg). More importantly, since it's a known fact that the doors are made out of different metals, each has a number that matches the periodic table, and they are looking for gold, the supposedly hard enigma concocted by the genius alchemist is something a high schooler would figure out in minutes; Miyuki even knows its atomic number by memory when randomly asked.

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The Alchemy Murder Case File 4 - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: In the flashback when we see the culprit holding the newspaper with the news about the suicide, their thumb is on the blue box, which is at the edge of the page. Then they fall on their knees crying, and there's suddenly an extra bit of newspaper to the right of the box and their hand is on that. (00:15:15)

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The Alchemy Murder Case File 3 - S1-E8

Plot hole: The locked room mystery is original, but besides the fact that it requires melting part of a door on the spot and being able to repair it absolutely flawlessly so that nobody would notice any bump and discolouring and irregularity when they check the lock later investigating the murder, it also requires them to do it in total silence so the other guests don't notice, and part of the process shown involved cutting through it with a screwdriver and bashing it with a hammer - they show that and there's even a loud sound effect for it. (00:18:00)

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The Alchemy Murder Case File 3 - S1-E8

Factual error: The Latin text on the supposedly old tome (which is written with a modern font) displays an alchemist diagram. It is a reproduction of a famous drawing meant to portray the Philosopher Stone in the Sylva Philosophorum, but whoever copied it does not know Latin, because certain words are misspelled ("Merceralia" instead of "Mercurialia", "Humides" instead of "Humidus"). (00:10:10)

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The Alchemy Murder Case File 3 - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Mikage is startled by someone knocking at the door. She then puts the knife back on the desk when she realises who is it. The knife and the towel she partially hides it in are in the middle of the desk, but when they tell her that she is a likely target, the items are on the edge of the table. (00:05:10)

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18th Jan 2022

Welcome to Free Will

Factual error: The newspaper you find in Chapter 2 with the "Dead body found in the mountains" headline bears the wrong date; "Friday June 17, 2020" never existed, since it was a Wednesday.

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18th Jan 2022

Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

Stupidity: Suspension of disbelief is fine for a movie like this, but even as a child I found unbelievably silly the fact that the Ghostbusters use a Nintendo controller to move the Statue of Liberty. The concept is never set up and never is shown properly; all the movie showed and told us was that items possessed by the slime dance wildly to the beat of music. There's no logical (as in, movie internal logic) passage between that and "so we fire up some beats and it won't start dancing to it, but just calmly move according to our inputs on a joystick."

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The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case File 4 - S1-E4

Plot hole: Miyuki has been peacefully waiting for over a day at a stranger's house because she was told that the whole Hong Kong was under lockdown and her friends were in another location. That cover story (which would have been exposed if only she looked out of the window, people were NOT in lockdown) does not explain at all the kidnapping in the clothing stall or why she didn't have her phone or talk to Hajime at any point. She'd have to be braindead not to question even slightly what was happening.

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The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case File 2 - S1-E2

Plot hole: An essential part of the plot relies on the fact that thanks to Saki's handheld camera, Kindaichi can examine Ran's arse dragon and therefore investigate even in her absence. But what set the plot in motion was the fact that Ran appeared in a professional modelling photoshoot displaying it. Stupidity of the girl aside, that means that the culprit never needed the girl, having HQ shots of the tattoo at their disposal. They even work for the company.

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The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case File 1 - S1-E1

Stupidity: Saki is a high-schooler visiting Hong Kong with his parents, but at no point do they communicate; the plot unfolds for days without the slightest mention of them, mentioned again in one throwaway line in the last episode. He even has to sleep on the floor cooped up at the bellboy's house with Kindaichi.

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