Trolling For Hobbits

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Trolling For Hobbits
Number 58
Broadcast Date January 3, 2012
Episode Length 1:13:30
Hosts Tom Merritt, Brian Brushwood, Patrick Beja

Movie attendance reaches new low, hating The Hobbit, Lilyhammer, and more.


Opening Video

The Who Hunters [?]

The Big Story

Movie attendance falls to 16-year low. 1

Another Big Story

Patrick held a luke-warm reception to the trailer for The Hobbit, then received a downpour of angry comments. 1

Yet Another Big Story

British Darth Vader fighter dies aged 89. 1


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Film Falm

  • Netflix to debut original series “Lilyhammer” next month. 1
  • FilmOn Air portable tuner brings over-the-air HD channels to mobile devices and computers. 1
  • China to get its first 3D TV channel within weeks. 1
  • Airtight App turns your Google TV into an AirPlay receiver. 1
  • Harrison Ford has officially joined Ender's Game. 1

Tube Tops

  • Boxee to release last software update for PCs. 1
  • Tranquil PC ships MMC-12: a 1.5-inch thick, fanless HTPC. 1


  • Raiders of the Lost Ark shot-for-shot tracing of the adventure movies it borrowed from. 1
  • The making of “The Hobbit” — part five. 1

Winter Movie Draft

  • (1) Tom - $424,295,000
  • (2) Brian - $371,718,967
  • (3) Glenn - $331,772,708
  • (4) Sarah - $264,498,815
  • (5) Justin - $248,913,868

What We're Watching


  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (rewatching)
  • The Machinist


  • The Good Wife
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol


  • Friday Night Lights


  • Jason expresses his frustrations for not having an avenue to purchase Sherlock.
  • The Brine hasn't been able to find one torrent, cam, or screener for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Great Quotes

  • Brian: "We've got a ton of tv and movie stories to go through, so we should probably take a moment and thank the folks who make Frame Rate possible?"
    • Tom: "I was just about to say the same thing, it's like you read my rundown..."

Fun Facts



Preceded by:
"IAWTV Awards Preview"
Trolling For Hobbits
Followed by:
"Am I Legal?"