[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…
"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!"
Corny, annoying, dated, clichéd, and as far as movies about record stores go, let's just say it's no HIGH FIDELITY. But dammit, it always wins me over by the end.
As much a Hollywood product as the "establishment" it's railing against, but the genuine affection the filmmakers show for the characters and for their love of music (even forgettable '90s alt-rock) is palpable. It's like the best SAVED BY THE BELL episode ever. Kinda dumb, kinda perceptive, always fun.
Happy Rex Manning Day bitches
A film in the same genre as classics including Dazed and Confused and Almost Famous, but it doesn't have the same edge to it. Just a great cast and a classic 90s feel, making it a more than average teen drama.
Empire Records is a confused film, which in turn, confuses the audience too. We are introduced in the beginning to a record shop with several clichéd 1990s archetypes, but along with these characters comes no depth or interesting quality. All we are offered are the shallowest murmurings of character development.
And the same goes for the plot, too. The film starts by establishing the fact that the record shop is going to be sold to a larger franchise, but the writers seem to forget about this not long after the film begins.
In the end, the film ends up delving into cloying sex-capades that don't really lead anywhere or mean anything. And the worst part is that among all this…
I watched this film expecting not to like it, partly because the majority of the reviews I'd read called the film "predictable" and "mediocre" but mostly just because I'm not really a fan of Renée Zellweger. I have a lot of things to say about this movie. Each character is a stereotype but where most reviews will criticise this about the film - I love it. The characters are stereotypical but loveable, they're all underdeveloped which is a shame because I feel like there was a lot of potential to develop them further. The soundtrack is incredible, possibly the best part of the film. The main plot is made up of 4 subplots - Corey's attempts to seduce Rex Manning,…
I somehow managed to go nearly 20 years without ever having seen Empire Records, which I suppose we'd throw into some kind of slacker canon along with Mallrats, Airheads, Dazed and Confused, and a bunch of other comedies from the early 90s that were required viewing for folks who were too young for the John Hughes era yet too old for the American Pie franchise. Feels a little like a cursed film, with Anthony LaPaglia, Robin Tunney, Renée Zellweger, Ethan Embry — a veritable Who's Who of Where Are They Now? (Can't really say that for Liv Tyler anymore, now that she's landed one of the leads in The Leftovers.)
I liked the movie's zany, madcap energy, even when its…
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Empire Records is a film that brings back so many memories. Having worked at a movie/record store for over 3 years, the film is highly relatable to past experiences. I can't explain how much of this movie could be translated to personal experiences I have had at the store with some coworkers that grew to be some pretty close friends. Nothing is better than jamming to some good tunes with some good people and calling it work.
Any movie with the music like we hear in Empire Records is already worth a watch. Without good music, life is meaningless, as they say. The film is a good time to watch, has some great characters, and has a nice warm ending. It's sort of stereotypical with the band of misfit characters whose experiences together help them grow together, but it makes for a good story line. It's not a particularly lovable film, but it is a likable one.
It’s all pretty harmless and certainly likable, mostly thanks to the good cheer of the performers; Zellweger, in particular, is just plain spectacular, putting her whiskey-voiced spin on even the weakest of lines (“Shock me shock me shock me with your deviant behavior”) and dominating the picture with her unapologetic sexiness (her apron-and-underwear scene retains its considerable, um, memorability). The movie rings true to anyone who’s ever worked a shitty part-time job with friends who became like a family--it plays, more often than not, like a midway-through-the-run episode of a wacky workplace sitcom, “another treat,” as Zellweger puts it, “from the gang at Empire Records.”
Makes me sad that we don't have shops like this anymore.
Very hard to pick my best films of all time, but I will give it a shot..