I got my hair cut ridiculously short and that got me thinking about all of those scenes where a woman…
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…
i would kill for nineties liv tyler
"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 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.
Awesome movie with a great soundtrack.
this is a crazy film
I'd be totally OK with seeing this 700 more times.
Deb is gay tho right?
i'm still not entirely positive if i liked it or not.
I guess it just felt me with feeling of apathy or "eh". I dig the whole indie presence but personally its nothing more then just a day filler movie that is aesthetically pleasant to watch somehow
"Damn the man. Save the Empire."
This film is my life. It's the epitome of the 90s. The wardrobe, the soundtrack, the ending, the characters, I love everything about this movie.
I feel like the film hasn't aged as well now, over 20 years later. That said, it still has a nostalgic element that I enjoy.
I've never been a fan of the general idea of coming-of-age films. I consider them to always be the same stereotypes and not reflective of the majority of realities that I knew, but maybe I just wasn't that cool. But I did enjoy Empire for focusing on the aspect of getting to know those around you. This was kind of like...a higher production version of Clerks, with less humour but around the same amount of heart, possibly even more heart.
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