Hit 2013 movie Now You See Me was the most mistake-laden film of the year, according to the boss of watchdog website MovieMistakes.com. In his annual list of great gaffes and big screen blunders, Jon Sandys tells WENN that he and eagle-eyed film fans who frequent his site counted 80 errors in Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson's quirky illusionist heist movie - almost double the mistakes tallied from second-placed The Great Gatsby, which comes in just ahead of World War Z, with 46.
The biggest error, according to the website editor, comes in a scene when federal agents arrive to arrest Eisenberg and his gang - and the boom microphone can be seen in the reflection from a car's window.
Sandys has also compiled his list of the biggest movie errors of the year, revealing that a huge gaffe in Gravity tops the countdown.
He explains, "The shuttle's original mission was to service Hubble, yet when the shuttle is wrecked, Kowalsky (George Clooney's character) moves with Stone (played by Sandra Bullock) to the ISS, which just happens to be 'a short hike away'. Hubble orbits at an altitude of 350 miles, while the ISS does so at an altitude of about 250 miles.
"Furthermore, even if they had been able to see the ISS from Hubble's orbit, they would have only seen it speed ahead, as their orbital velocities are very different: 7.66km per second for the ISS and 7.5km per second for Hubble."
Bruce Willis' A Good Day to Die Hard comes in second thanks to a botched car chase scene.
Sandys adds, "The blue van is hit and the left side headlight dislodges and is dangling down for most of the chase. But in one far shot where the van is taking a turn, it is suddenly switched to the right headlight that's dangling."
And there are also dishonourable mentions for movie mistakes in The Hangover Part III, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Wolverine, which also make the top film fluffs countdown.
What a very different Elysium we almost had. Director Neill Blomkamp originally wanted Eminem to play the role of Max, the irradiated proletarian from 2154 who decides to storm the orbital citadel of Earth's elite and get free healthcare. Squint and you almost see a little Marshall Mathers in Matt Damon's take on the character: the punkish rage, the sweaty desperation. But the role ultimately went to Damon because Eminem turned down the part after Blomkamp refused to shoot the film in Detroit. He was far from the first to turn down a major movie role, however. Tom Selleck was the first choice for Indiana Jones. Sean Connery was top pick for Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings. Click through our gallery of actors who said "No Thanks" to some of the most beloved characters ever created.
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The Dazed and Confused star was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and assault on 27 January (13) after allegedly punching a bouncer at the Martini Ranch bar in Scottsdale and getting aggressive with police who arrived at the scene.
London has maintained his innocence ever since, claiming he was a victim, and now he has undergone a procedure to repair a deep nasal fracture and severe orbital floor fracture, as well as have a titanium plate inserted into the right side of his face.
And it appears his medical problems are far from over - editors at TMZ.com report the 40 year old still needs to have orthopedic and ocular surgeries and it will be a "very long time" before he recovers.
The Dazed And Confused star ended up in handcuffs after he was involved in a bust-up during a night out at the Martini Ranch bar in Scottsdale.
According to a report on TMZ.com, London was thrown out of the venue after punching a bouncer, and allegedly became aggressive with police who arrived at the scene, hurling insults and homophobic slurs at them.
The 40 year old is also said to have bragged about being a "rich and famous actor" before defecating in the back of the police car.
London was arrested for disorderly conduct/fighting and assault, but he took to his Twitter.com page on Tuesday (29Jan13) to protest his innocence, vowing to set the record straight.
In a series of posts, he writes, "Guys, the TMZ report is a total f**king lie. I got jumped by three 250 pound bouncers. They knocked me out and beat me for several minutes. I would never say or do the c**p they are reporting. Have faith in me. The truth will come out and you will see.
"Some guy (in the club) thought I was hitting on his girl and had me jumped (attacked). My wife was in the next room, had no idea what even happened. I hate Arizona. Wait till you see the real pictures. I have a right orbital fracture and sinus fracture. The truth will win."
Can a silly action movie be too silly? A ludicrous sci-fi flick be too ludicrous? Lockout is a cinematic stunt a motorcycle ride across a tightrope that teeters the line between bombastic fun and inane nonsensical lunacy. A collage of futuristic landscapes and big screen 1-vs-100 scenarios reputable French producer Luc Besson's (The Fifth Element Taken) "space jail" thriller tests your patience for stupidity and cookie cutter filmmaking. The movie does a good deal of winking but nine times out of ten it just has crud in its eye.
Guy Pearce stars as the one-liner-slinging Snow an alleged murderer sentenced to life in the orbital penitentiary MS One. Snow fails to convince Langral (Peter Stromare) head of the Secret Service that his recent running punching kicking car chasing escapades were anything more than a crazy man on the crazy run (when in fact we know it's all in an effort to protect and hand off a MacGuffin briefcase). Meanwhile the President's daughter Emilie (Maggie Grace) heads to MS One to get the scoop on the prison's nefarious psychological experiments only to find herself (thanks to an idiot secret serviceman) in the middle of an all-out inmate revolt. With a hostage situation on the Secret Service's hands there's only one person suitable for the infiltration hostage mission: the guy they just convicted as a murderer.
Forget logic — Snow's the best man for the job because Pearce's gravitas outdoes every tense dramatic moment every flashy action scene every CG spectacle in Lockout. He is the saving grace of the film crafting a character who deserves a Die Hard or Escape from New York instead of the limp half-baked vehicle that's more sizzle reel than narrative film. Grace holds her own with the fast-talking badass forming a rapport that blossoms in the film's calmer moments. But they're rare with writers/directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger insisting on jumping from the dynamic pair to the caricatured villains (apparently MS One is a space jail comprised entirely of Scottish/Irish criminals) or the cliche-ridden Government goons manning a control room.
If Lockout approached its sci-fi and action with the same intimacy that made Besson's District B13 and Taken successful it may have found a footing. But the cat and mouse game exist in a world where plot is written for twists (the nameless "package" continually bears its ugly head in the escape story) and rules are made up on the spot. Anything can happen! — in a bad way. At one point Snow and Emily jump out of MS One into space and fall downward. Because there's gravity in space? A nitpick that speaks to the larger problem: Lockout never tries to make any sense — dramatically viscerally emotionally.
The actor signed up for the role earlier this year (10) and was due to begin filming scenes in the summer (10) but the project has been delayed because of Downey, Jr.'s other commitments, including shoots for Sherlock Holmes 2, The Avengers and Iron Man 3.
Sandra Bullock was recently confirmed in the lead role, playing an astronaut trapped in space after her orbital station is destroyed.
Angelina Jolie was at one stage attached to the heroine's part but she was eventually replaced by Natalie Portman, who also later pulled out.
Gravity is currently in pre-production and is expected to begin shooting in January (11), reports Deadline.com.
S2:E4 This season on Jersey Shore so far has been mostly about Sammi and Ronnie’s romance, which is really just Ronnie going to the club and motorboating other girls, and then crawling into bed with hooker-juice on his thighs and cuddling with Sammi in her own bed. The rest of the roommates know what he’s doing at the clubs when Sammi’s not there, and they’ve found themselves in quite the predicament: do they tell Sammi of Ronnie’s dirty tricks or do they let her suffer and contract the clap, which they’ll inevitably get from one drunken night in the hot tub with her? HOW HAVE THEY NOT TOLD HER YET?
When JWoww and Snooki got back from dinner one night, Sammi asked them if they thought Ronnie was seeing other people when he went to the club and JWoww gave her a look, which I assume is the same one she gives women when she sees they don’t have cutouts in their t-shirts where their breasts are. Sammi told them that if they knew anything to please tell her, and of course neither one said anything even though Sammi would be mad at Ronnie more than she would at them for bursting the bubble. But the longer they wait and keep the information to themselves, the worse it’s going to look on them when Sammi finds out they knew about Ronnie’s other girls the entire time. Snooki said it was a big ball of fuckness because not only was Sammi having trouble with Ronnie, she was having trouble with her own juicehead.
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When the guys got back from the club, Sammi asked Ronnie why he went out when he told her he was going to stay home and cuddle with her on a bed that had no fitted sheet. He said he went because he wanted to and he asked why she cared so much, and Sammi said because it was a test (presumably of how much he wanted to be with her. Girls, everyone! Never the ones to say what they want and passively leading their boyfriends to make the wrong choices!). Ronnie, in the valedictorian line of the episode said “I don’t like tests. That’s why I didn’t go to college.” Sammi told him never to talk to her again. Not because he didn't go to college, but because he likes his beds with sheets on them.
The next day, Sammi went to lunch with Angelina, JWoww and Snooki to try and get her mind off of Ronnie. Angelina explained how uncomfortable she is when she’s at the club with the guys and they’re all talking to women, and Sammi picked up on the fact that Ronnie must be creepin' with the guys, too. Angelina denied Ronnie was doing anything wrong because she didn’t want to be the one to tell Sammi, which would push her right back onto an outer electron orbital (c’mon guys, science!)! JWoww and Snooki really wanted Angelina to spill the beans on Ronnie, but Angelina wasn’t going to jeopardize her spot in the house and her place at the dinner table.
When they went out that night, Ronnie got so drunk and he was falling down so much that you would have thought he was trying to re-enact that scene when Joseph Gordon-Levitt is fighting that guy in the hallway of the hotel in Inception. He kept telling Sammi that he “hated her so much because he loved her.” Sammi took him home, put him in bed and got a COOKING POT FOR HIM TO THROW UP IN, which is so gross because they’ll probably want to use it to serve pasta at the next Sunday dinner. Ronnie tried to get out of bed to throw up in it, and he ended up falling into the corner of the wall. Twice.
Snooki and JWoww went to an internet café to write an anonymous letter to Sammi that told her how Ronnie was behaving at the clubs. The letter was as follows:
Need they say more?
Next week, we’ll see Sammi find the letter and confront Ronnie about his exploits that she wasn’t involved in. Will she end things once and for all and the next time he gets so drunk he feels the gravitational pull towards the corners of his bedroom, will she just let him be and not try to lure him out of his preferred nook? Can you imagine? That’ll be torture for him!
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Prot (Kevin Spacey) is an interesting patient for Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges). On the one hand Prot is an intelligent well-spoken and extremely charming fellow. On the other he is delusional someone who claims he is an alien from the planet K-PAX. But the more Powell talks with his patient the more compelling Prot's story becomes. Prot talks about traveling on beams of light how relationships and "family" are non-existent on K-PAX and how he marvels at our world--with a particular fondness for our produce. At one point Prot even gets the opportunity to show astrophysicists the orbital path of his planet to the amazement of everyone in the room. And our alien friend also has a unique touch with the other mental ward patients helping them to cure each other. Still the good doctor believes he has a job to do and tries to get to the root of Prot's psyche to find out who he really is-even if it destroys Prot in the process.
Oscar-winning Spacey is an absolutely mesmerizing actor. He really can do just about anything in a movie and you are compelled to watch him every time he comes on the screen. We are immediately drawn to Spacey's Oscar-caliber performance as Prot trying to decipher if the man is really from another planet or someone deep in a post-traumatic state. But the actor never gives anything away either way. Bridges has the difficult task of playing the straight-and-narrow guy which he handles well enough but for which he is not that well suited. He's better in those larger-than-life roles like his Oscar-nominated performance in The Contender. Here he hangs back to let Spacey shine. There are also some nice turns by the supporting actors playing the other patients in the mental ward as well as Mary McCormack as Dr. Powell's neglected wife.
It's a tough thing to sell when you are making a movie revolving basically around two characters-a doctor and his mentally ill patient. Not that it hasn't been done before but usually the story revolves around said crazy person and his/her interaction with the other patients in the hospital as well as the doctor/patient relationship. In K-PAX it's really just Spacey and Bridges' movie mostly Spacey's and the action is at times slow and methodical. But it's a testament to the actors that the film never gets boring. Even as we discover some truths-or so we think-about Prot the film keeps you guessing right up to the last moment. It was also refreshing to see a mental hospital that actually looked fairly cheery. So often in films the wards are dank and depressing with paint chipping off the walls or else incredibly sterile-looking. This mental hospital had charm just like the inhabitants.