Frame Rate 58
Guest: Patrick Beja
Topic: Movie attendance reaches new low, hating The Hobbit, Lilyhammer, and more.
Recorded: January 3 2012
Frame Rate 58:
- Patrick Beja
The Big Story
- Movie attendance falls to a 16-year low - 2011 had "smallest movie audience since 1995
- Ebert's comments on above
Another Big Story
Yet Another Big Story
- Netflix To Debut Original Series “Lilyhammer” Next Month
- FilmOn Air portable tuner brings over-the-air HD channels to mobile devices and computers
- China to get its first 3D TV channel within weeks
- Harrison ford officially joins ender's game
- Airtight App turns your Google TV into an AirPlay receiver
- Boxee to Release Last Software Update for PCs
- Tranquil PC ships MMC-12: a 1.5-inch thick, fanless HTPC
- Raiders of the Lost Ark shot-for-shot tracing of the adventure movies it borrowed from
- Viral Video: The Making of “The Hobbit” — Part Five
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: The Machinist (again), Avatar The Last Airbender, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Tom Merritt: Friday Night Lights
- Patrick Beja: The Good Wife, Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
So, this past Sunday, the first episode of the second season (series) of Steven Moffat's excellent "Sherlock" aired on BBC One, and since I live in Dallas, that doesn't do me one lick of good. No amount of money, which I would GLADLY pay can convince the BBC to allow me to view this program. Are the executives honestly so stupid that they don't realize how things are? Is it really the situation that they don't know that there are many hundreds of thousands of us out here who would gladly pay a few dollars to purchase this program?
Until they come to their senses, screw 'em. I downloaded it illegally, and it was fantastic! I know you guys don't normally indulge in that, but given the circumstances, I hope you do the same.
I have a firm belief that eventually all of this sort of silliness will stop, and I believe that programs like Frame Rate will be helpful in educating the public (and eventually, Those Who Make These Choices) about how messed up this whole system is.
Keep up the good work, and I hope you enjoy Sherlock before May!
A movie called The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been in theaters for several weeks now. And not a single torrent, cam, or screener has been leaked. Believe me, I've checked.
What better proof to show that studios don't Need new legislation to protect their content. Its obvious the studio that put this movie out has taken steps to prevent the movie leaking. Using im sure, offensive hacking and planting of bogus torrents and files. Just factor it in as a cost of doing business.
I believe that studios bear some of the responsibility in protecting their products. I mean, you can't leave your wallet on the train and not expect to get robbed.
Keep up the good work. Wait, i take that back: I spent a good hour trying to find the Framerate email address. So read my dang email on the show!
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