"social distancing" playlist


saturday mar 14

star wars: rise of skywalker

all the presidents men

butch cassidy and the sundance kid (til the raindrops keep falling on my head sequence)


sunday mar 15



- dave 3-15-2020 7:30 pm

Like you would otherwise be in someone's face? (4 of 5 TCM.)
- alex 3-15-2020 7:41 pm [add a comment]

  • now i have an excuse not to even let people in the door and no one complains. 

    yeah, its been a tcm heavy weekend. been off it quite a while but seems like it will be back in the rotation for the foreseeable future.

    - dave 3-15-2020 8:54 pm [add a comment]


- linda 3-15-2020 11:10 pm [add a comment]

  • im sensing a theme.

    - dave 3-16-2020 1:32 am [add a comment]

  • World War Z? You've seen? It's actually pretty good although not sure I'd want to watch it at this moment.

    - jim 3-16-2020 11:08 pm [add a comment]

    • i thought about that but is it a contagion movie or really a zombie movie? i guess that could be a viral outcome but it seems more fantastical. what about that natalie portman movie? annihilation? nope, alien quarantine zone.

      - dave 3-16-2020 11:58 pm [add a comment]

    • Itís zombie but definitely treated as a viral outbreak in the movie.
      - jim 3-17-2020 10:55 am [add a comment]

mon mar 16

twelve monkeys

- dave 3-16-2020 9:27 pm [add a comment]

So far we've done: 

Spies in Disguise
Frozen II (had to force Lucas because this is a "girl" movie, but then he liked it.)
Casablanca (couldn't get through it, I will blame that on Lucas).

- jim 3-16-2020 11:07 pm [add a comment]

  • have you watched the miyazaki movies yet?


    - dave 3-17-2020 12:08 am [add a comment]

  • Oh shoot, forgot that one: also Spirited Away. He liked it but a little strange for him.
    - jim 3-17-2020 10:55 am [add a comment]

  • About half of those titles have scary stuff. Ponyo and Kiki are probably the most kid-friendly. Even Totoro has its freaky moments. My (adult) faves are Castle in the Sky and Nausicaa,
    - tom moody 3-17-2020 12:28 pm [add a comment]

  • i know jim knows about this site since he showed it to me. i remember mononoke being a little violent but not totoro. i dont know how much or what type of animation he watches but could see they might seem a little off kilter. 

    - dave 3-17-2020 1:43 pm [add a comment]

  • Not violent -- just bizarre, according to my inner 4-year-old.
    - tom moody 3-17-2020 3:31 pm [add a comment]

For sure, digitalmediatree.com isn't a perfect place to share my equestrian hobby, but I have to start somewhere, so I thought that this category will be ok.

- RobertPhila (guest) 3-17-2020 5:35 pm [add a comment]

There is a but load of Goddard on criterion. Watching The Image Book.
- bill 3-17-2020 8:45 pm [add a comment]

Iron Man I and II
Casablanca (only got halfway through)
Three Amigos (Lucas couldn't stop laughing - I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree)
Gone With the Wind (over 2 nights. Not really appropriate for an 8 year old, I think he is traumatized.)
Avengers (Big winner)

- jim 3-23-2020 10:23 am [add a comment]

ive slipped into british detective procedurals available on amazon prime mode. i seem to tolerate a greater measure of bland than i would with an american equivalent. thinks its just the accents and "exotic" locales. first time thats probably ever been said about leeds.

"Let us then take our hats off to Alan Banks, who has almost no character traits beyond being quite a nice bloke and having a bit of a crummy time. DCI Banks is even shot in the most unremarkable way. There’s nothing shiny or grimy about it, nothing hi-tech nor nothing gritty, just Tompkinson and his disappointed face like a depressed bag of flour shuffling about council estates in Leeds. Occasionally his heart is broken or, as on this occasion, a loved one dies, but Banks resorts to nothing more than shrugging and getting on with it. The show doesn’t even make a virtue of his stoicism. He isn’t even that stoic."

- dave 3-23-2020 11:22 am [add a comment]

  • over the last 10 or so years ive watched:






    foyles war




    line of duty

    prime suspect




    inspector george gently

    inspector morse


    - dave 3-23-2020 11:32 am [add a comment]

    • have to dig around but theres probably another thread for spy-related shows. deep state, the night manager, jack ryan and little drummer girl come to mind. homeland, the americans, covert affairs, alias, condor, counterpart, nikita, treadstone, fleming, the game, rubicon, killing eve.

      seems like its harder to do these well. the americans is the obvious standout.

      - dave 3-23-2020 2:07 pm [add a comment]

  • I've watched most of these but Happy Valley would top the list for me, maybe second to Prime Suspect.
    - steve 3-23-2020 12:22 pm [add a comment]

  • The Fall would also be near the top.
    - steve 3-23-2020 12:24 pm [add a comment]

    • started both of these at one point but you have to be in the mood and i wasnt. 

      - dave 3-23-2020 1:57 pm [add a comment]

      • How is the mood needed for Happy Valley and The Fall different from the mood needed for these other British crime dramas?

        - steve 3-24-2020 6:44 pm [add a comment]

      • just more about when i engaged with them than anything else. you watch the first few minutes and it doesnt click on a given day. maybe its something about the tone or the acting that gets me. a lot of the procedurals are so character driven or rote that despite being about some heinous crime the focus is really elsewhere. usually its just, do i want to be thinking about some likely grizzly murder right now?
        - dave 3-24-2020 7:06 pm [add a comment]

      • in that case, I suggest you try them again!
        - steve 3-24-2020 8:48 pm [add a comment]

        • sarah lancashire is one of my favorite actors.

          - steve 3-24-2020 8:51 pm [add a comment]

        • anyone see black spot? french series with little bit twin peaks vibe.
          - linda 3-25-2020 9:01 pm [add a comment]

        • i cant deal with subtitles much anymore so any quality foreign series i usually avoid.

          i never even saw twin peaks. think i tried to watch it not too long ago but it was a standard def copy and felt dated and slow paced so i bailed.

          - dave 3-25-2020 10:08 pm [add a comment]

    • Linda loved The Tunnel
      - Skinny 3-24-2020 2:06 pm [add a comment]

      • i had watched the american version (the bridge, not to be confused with the original swedish show) so when i tried to watch the british version the storyline was too familiar. i think thats why i didnt get very far with it. 

        - dave 3-24-2020 2:44 pm [add a comment]

  • I always get a kick out of the silent defense attorneys, I guess the budgets can't afford that many speaking parts.
    - steve 3-23-2020 12:25 pm [add a comment]

    • i like the revolving door tertiary characters. the last one had a different pathologist every season. also, not sure how they solved any crime before cctv.

      - dave 3-23-2020 2:11 pm [add a comment]

watched bailey & scott or scott & bailey most of mid-week. some sort of gynocracy afoot in the manchester pd if i remember correctly. much better than dci banks, at least character-wise. definitely taking a procedural hiatus though unearthed another from same creators on amazon prime called unforgotten. weirdly one of the victims with an arc that spanned two seasons is now one of the primary detectives. 

instead today i watched emma. and contagion. emma. was a pretty confection but mostly empty calories. contagion seems to our good fortune a scenario we wont approach in terms of lethality or societal breakdown. what it failed to imagine was that the huckster spreading fear would be president and the grifters would be the financial class first in line for handouts. there is something admirable about the matter of factness and restraint in the making of the movie but it somehow falls short of being a great entertainment though certainly a success as a cautionary tale unheeded.

- dave 3-28-2020 12:55 am [add a comment]

  • what it failed to imagine was that the huckster spreading fear would be president 

    The screenwriter of "Contagion": "I never contemplated a federal response that was so ignorant, misguided and full of dangerous information. I thought our leaders were sworn to protect us. I donít get to write this story this time."

    - dave 4-02-2020 9:52 am [add a comment]

A beautiful film about isolation is The Green Ray by Eric Rohmer, on the criterion channel.

- steve 3-29-2020 11:35 am [add a comment]

moved on to the good wife. despite some overly precious teen children and a mushroom trip that somehow last 36 hours its been a reasonably good watch. nice thing is its an old fashioned 22 ep american broadcast drama. if i dont get bored theres 6 or 7 seasons to plod through. just finished season 1 last night.

- dave 4-02-2020 9:56 am [add a comment]

re-watching the great british bake off, very comforting.
- L.M. 4-02-2020 12:11 pm [add a comment]

  • i already think about food too much as it is.

    - dave 4-02-2020 3:34 pm [add a comment]

Bree went to grade school with Anna Winger, who then by complete coincidence ended up living in Berlin next door to Brees best friend from high school. Those two became friends on their own before realizing the connection. Anyway, Anna wrote (and I thought produced although IMDB doesnít agree) Deutschland 83 and now the newly released on Netflix Unorthodox. Highly recommend. 4 50 minute parts. 

- jim 4-04-2020 10:35 am [add a comment]

I've been watching Schtisel while Lucy is watching Unorthodox. So far I find the second season of Schtisel less satisfying than the first but I'll stick with it.
- steve 4-04-2020 5:14 pm [add a comment]

  • only thing worse than anti-semites are philo-semites.

    - dave 4-04-2020 5:45 pm [add a comment]

Wiki agree's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschland_83

- Skinny 4-05-2020 9:46 am [add a comment]

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