[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
They're selling music but not selling out.
The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.
OH MAN! What a piece of shit!!!
This is the first movie in my Nostalgia Overload list where I came out on the other side of the re-watch absolutely hating a movie I once loved. I haven't seen Empire Records in about 15 years but I honestly used to love it. How embarrassing.
This movie is a very corporate look at what they consider "indie" films, with an ironic twist..you know..considering the entire plot of the movie is an independently run record store trying to avoid being bought out by a national corporation.
I hate everyone in this movie; all of the annoying, over-the-top, insincere caricatures of "gen Xers," MARK: THE MOST AGGRAVATINGLY IRRITATING OF THEM ALL, Robin Tunney as…
Just finished watching my brand new VHS copy of one of my favorite movies. You have to have the VHS version, unless you were fortunate enough to snatch up one of the OOP original version DVDs -- before the director or the producer decided to recut the film and ruin it.
This movie makes me happy. What can I say? I quote it all the time, mostly to myself. Renee Z and Liv T were never sexier - esp when Renee sings "Sugar High" -- and my decade+ long crush on Robin Tunney started here. Anthony Lapaglia seemed like the coolest guy ever. And I fell in love with Dire Straits' "Romeo & Juliet".
The music brings me back to my…
"This music is the glue of the world, Mark. It's what holds it all together. Without this, life would be meaningless."
Whoa, that was a blast from the past.
Been many years since I last watched this prime slice of 90s hipster nonsense. And I still have THE biggest crush on Liv Tyler (watching it again reminds me of something that occurred to me in the interim, when an American girl who looked very much like Liv called me 'super handsome' - you don't forget moments like that in your life I can tell you) wearing the sexiest outfit on film ever. And I still hate Lucas and, to a certain extent, Mark.
Watching it back, the stereotypes haven't aged…
I used to work in a record store throughout my university stint. I always got the feeling that our store and staff were very much cut in the vein of Empire Records.
I guess now I've come to accept that we were far more like the corporate, bottom-line Music Town that sought to replace the quirky independent store.
I really enjoyed this move, it's 90's humour and the 'stick-it-too-the-man' attitude. Whilst it's a little dated at times, it's oddball enough to be very enjoyable.
Happy Rex Manning Day bitches
"Empire Records, open 'til midnight."
There are no words to describe the joy when I watch this film! The music, the characters, I used to have friends like this, takes me back to the times when anything was life or death, teenage life is very dramatic you know?
Empire Records is that rare film that I can watch in an endless loop and quote every line, a film that always puts a smile on my face.
"Damn the man, save the empire!"
I'd love to go to a record shop that opens till midnite and I'd have an instant crush for the girl with shaved hair.
Yeah, i finally saw this movie. I was in the mood for some 90's nostalgia and this was everything I was looking for, a bit dorkier/sexed-up than the average teen movie. The soundtrack is pure nostalgia and it's good, the cast it's really good, makes you yearn about those times. For fans only.
It really feels like nostalgia from the 90s.
It hits the nail for that "hip nineties" kind of vibe that you get from adrian tomine novels or fiona apple videos, inserted in a messier John Hughes script.
Except it isn't as good as that sounds. Just enjoyable.
I unapologetically love this movie. It's so friggin fun.
I watched this movie religiously as a teen. Now at 28 years old I decided to give it a rewatch. Taking my nostalgia glasses off I can admit it has aged pretty terribly. I still enjoyed it. Just not as much as I thought I would. The end of the movie still holds some charm.
Probably the film I watched most obsessively from ages 12-17.
Like hanging out with old friends, still one of my all time greats.
The movie is a mess, but a charming mess. Originally supposed to take place over two days, the studio wanted the movie reedited, knocking a day off the movie's timeline. You can tell which "days" are actually supposed to be night time scenes. Most critics gave the movie poor scores because of all the studio mandated edits, but if you look at the movie again you can tell there is a much richer story underneath. I like this movie very much and hope to see a director's cut someday.
I have a lot of favorite movies. However, they change often. One of the movies that never stops being a favorite of mine is Empire Records. The story is just something that resonates with me, whether it be because the characters and plot are lovable, or the fact that at the time it came out, I was only 2, and I couldn't live through an era where it was the norm to wear plaid and doc martins, I'm not sure (and to be honest, from what I do remember of the 90's was plaid so I don't know if my thoughts are clouded from this memory of our next door neighbor who was the epitome of the 90's for me,…
This is the oldest record of the IMDb Top 250 using the Wayback Machine, which allows you to look at…