Ep. XVII – A Simple Plan [1998]

A Simple Plan TweakedBundle up!  It’s cold outside as your Tweakers fly over the not-Coen-Brothers’ addition to the Multi-Twist™ fiasco genre, A Simple Plan (1998).  Tweaked topics include: Hollywood visions of suburban poverty, Lou Ferrigno fandom, diabolique savants, celebrity swinger marriages, and ‘acting dumb’ to get info and to get out of work/favors. A Simple Plan was not directed by the Coen Brothers and stars #BillPaxton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cheekly Ross, and Bill Lumbergh.

Recommended snack accompaniment: whatever the week’s coupons will allow.

To ensure your film is synched with this Tweak, please do the following:
<ul>
<li>1. Load your media into the player and play the film until you see a credits roll.</li>

<li>2. Hit pause as ‘Bruce Spence’ appears on the screen.</li>

<li>3. Start this Tweak and wait for us to say, ‘3..2..1..PLAY.’ When we say ‘play’, hit ‘play’ to continue the film; our movie and yours should be playing in synch. </li>
</ul>

You will have ample time to get in position during the several minutes of opening banter of the Tweak.  If you are not set up by the time we are ready to start, simply pause the Tweak and get it together.

Ep. XVI – The Bourne Identity [2002]

the bourne identity tweaked

Don’t call it a comeback! Season Two of the Film Tweakers barrels in like a Matt Damon pump to your fist!  Try to keep up as Amsterdam and Roscoe  go on the run with mythical analogs to tweaking, reeferattics, measuring the Mediterranean Sea’s width, potential “Adaptation” (coming soon?) reunions, fugitive fashions, Redbox fashion, and The Idiot Paradox, (re: Ivy League or not), and the point of chase scenes (there is none). The Bourne Identity stars Lola, Walter Groggins, and the toothless man from Adaption.

Recommended snack accompaniment:  NoDoz®.

1. Load your media into the player and play the film until you see a blue planet logo for ‘Universal’.
2. Hit pause as soon as the Universal logo changes to a completely blank/black screen.
3. Start this Tweak and wait for us to say, ‘3..2..1..PLAY.’ When we say ‘play’, hit ‘play’ to continue the film; our movie and yours should be playing in synch.

Ep. XV – Mr. Mom [1983]

mr. mom tweaked

Recorded in 200 or 221, your Tweakers breeze through the 1983 proto-Apatow comedy, MR. MOM. Topics included: The changing representation of the everyman’s domestic interior in cinema, the changing representation of the everywoman’s beauty in cinema, and the changing representation of everyday consumer goods. Mr. Mom was written in 36 hours by John Hughes; it stars Martin Mull, Len Trexler, Ann Jillian, and Grace from Ferris Bueller.

Recommended snack accompaniment: Schooner Tuna

To ensure your film is synched with this Tweak, please do the following:

  1. Load your media into the player and play the film until you see a logo for ‘Sherwood Productions’ appear on the screen.
  2. When you see the logo shimmer/glimmer, hit your Pause button.
  3. Start the Tweak and wait for us to say, ‘3..2..1..PLAY.’ When we say ‘play’, hit ‘play’ to continue the film; our movie and yours should be playing in synch.

You will have ample time to get in position during the several minutes of opening banter of the Tweak. If you are not set up by the time we are ready to start, simply pause the Tweak and get it together.

Ep. XIV – Fight Club [1999]

fight club tweaked

The first rule of Film Tweakers is: you link all your friends to Film Tweakers. Mixing Axe body spray and pop anarchism, David Fincher’s 1999 soft-core porno, FIGHT CLUB, causes a such a rift in Tweaker fandom as has been unseen since Top Gun. Topics include: Trek bikes, Jansport backpacks, Victorinox knives, levels of hair clipper quality, nutrition advice and judgment, and reasons normal people can never become musclebound. Fight Club was written by The Dust Brothers; it stars Jared Leto and Meat Loaf.

Recommended snack accompaniment: We advise against eating the clam chowder.

To ensure your film is synched with this Tweak, please do the following:

1. Load your media into the player and play the film until you see a blue logo for ‘Regency’.
2. Hit pause as the Regency logo begins to fade to black.
3. Start this Tweak and wait for us to say, ‘3..2..1..PLAY.’ When we say ‘play’, hit ‘play’ to continue the film; our movie and yours should be playing in synch.

Ep. XIII – Barton Fink [1991]

barton fink tweaked

In this beautifully recorded Tweak, 2/3 of your Tweakers flick their 3rd The Coen Brothers’ joint, the 1991 noir, BARTON FINK. Topics included: relativity, imagined realities (see: Los Angeles, cost/benefits of fame, and the loss of Amsterdam Houston. Barton Fink was filmed on location anywhere; it stars Steve Buscemi, Tony Shalhoub, and Frances McDormand.

Recommended snack accompaniment: Pic Nic

To ensure your film is synched with this Tweak, please do the following:

  • 1. Load your media into the player and play the film until you see the words, ‘John Turturro’ appear on the screen. Hit Pause.
  • 2. Start the Tweak and wait for us to say, ‘3..2..1..PLAY.’ When we say ‘play’, hit ‘play’ to continue the film; our movie and yours should be playing in synch.

You will have ample time to get in position during the several minutes of opening banter of the Tweak. If you are not set up by the time we are ready to start, simply pause the Tweak and get it together.

 

Ep. XII – The Road Warrior [1981]

the road warrior tweaked

G’day ya bludgers! Inside, your mates remember the halcyon days of being able to enjoy a non-drunken racist Mel Gibson in Australia’s 1981 fetish flick, MAD MAX 2 THE ROAD WARRIOR, whilst discussing corporate tweak sponsorship, point blank archery, breathing techniques, bi-mon-sci-fi-con fantasies, and things not to do whilst operating motor vehicles. The Road Warrior was filmed on location in Australia; it stars a bunch of Australians.

Recommended snack accompaniment: One can of Dinki-Di

To ensure your film is synched with this Tweak, please do the following:

  • 1. Load your media into the player and play the film until you see a credits roll.
  • 2. Hit pause as ‘Bruce Spence’ appears on the screen.
  • 3. Start this Tweak and wait for us to say, ‘3..2..1..PLAY.’ When we say ‘play’, hit ‘play’ to continue the film; our movie and yours should be playing in synch.

You will have ample time to get in position during the several minutes of opening banter of the Tweak. If you are not set up by the time we are ready to start, simply pause the Tweak and get it together.

Ep. XI – Tenebre [1982]

tenebre

In this tediously kludged episode, your hosts playfully mock Dario Argento’s 1982 take on the post-apocalyptic future¹, UNSANE² TENEBRAE TENEBRE, with a wide-ranging discussion on firearm innovations, interstate snack trafficking, inappropriate ages of consent, and bullshit artists who claim ownership of unintentional breakthroughs. Tenebre stars John Saxon.

¹ see also: THE ROAD WARRIOR and THE TERMINATOR
² This tweak was twerked with the original 110 minute version of TENEBRE — not the 91 minute U.S. cut, titled UNSANE. However, the tweak should work equally well with both.

To ensure your film is synched with this Tweak, please do the following:

  • 1. Load your media into the player and play the film until you see the credit ‘Salvatore Argento Presents’.
  • 2. Hit pause on ‘Salvatore Argento Presents’.
  • 3. Start the Tweak and wait for us to say, ‘3..2..1..PLAY.’ When we say ‘play’, hit ‘play’ to continue the film; our movie and yours should be playing in synch.

You will have ample time to get in position during the several minutes of opening banter of the Tweak. If you are not set up by the time we are ready to start, simply pause the Tweak and get it together.