[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…
Why don't part time jobs like these exist in real life?
i would kill for nineties liv tyler
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.
These people will be out of a job, whether it's in 10 weeks or 10 years. Enjoy it while it lasts, team.
ok but how were they not all fired at some point? one of them literally stole 9 thousand dollars from a safe
i need liv tyler's outfit right now
Alternate Title => 1990's: The Movie
"I went to rock and roll heaven, and I wasn't on the guest list."
Being a big fan of 'Pump Up the Volume' for its loose and laid back tone + narrative, 'Empire Records' is the director's follow-up of a period when CD's still made money and records were slowly fading back in. While there are still small niche record shops I frequent (and large ones like Amoeba), this is the kind of film that made people want to work in a record shop, where you could get high and listen to music with little oversight or responsibilities.
Nailing the multiple tropes of late 90's and early 2000's character groups (pixie, virgin, stoner, straight-edge,…
-> again again #5
Mark watching the saddam a go-go video, and the final dance on the roof were
e v e r y t h i n g to my friends and I in 5th grade.
- Ethan Embry in this movie is me circa 2004. I was late to the party, ok?
y'all ever had a job before?
An fun, idyllic, almost dreamlike, nostalgic throwback of an utopian "alternative" lifestyle (or many lifestyles for that matter) that you might have desired or almost reached back in the day.
It is a teenage "coming of age" movie at its core, with many silly antics but also dealing with individual issues common to these offbeat oddballs.
Good but lacking deeper plot
"the MPAA sort of looks at every film as propaganda for 'the good life'"
I really hate the fact that…