[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!"
Great feels! An honest attempt at rendering The Breakfast Club in a record store. It's basically a string of moments - great moments fueled by pop and teen angst.
it upsets me so much that everyone seems to dislike this film. I love this movie a ridiculous amount, it makes me so happy and I know it's not actually very good but I don't even care.
LIV TYLER IS SO FUCKING HOT!!! Soundtrack is great also.
Wade through the waja...
That '90s Show.
hannah watched it for the first time
she does not like lucas lmao
Really not that great but also kinda great. I give it points for being about a record store and how unreasonably attractive the cast is. The alt-pop soundtrack is perfect too. Everything else is just okay, but it's still pretty fun. Sounds better on vinyl.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Turns out that this is 20 years old this week so decided it was due a re-watch.
In the 1990s so many low-budget comedies were going for a "one day in the life of..." approach. Allan Moyle's Empire Records focuses on a day in the life of a ridiculously overstaffed record shop but, as much as it tries, it is essentially Clerks without the dialogue and Dazed and Confused without the characters and chemistry.
Yet I remain a sucker for these types of movies. Nostalgia sets in, due to a killer 90s alt-rock soundtrack (remember those?) and I end up wishing a place like Empire Records could exist today. Unfortunately we now live in the age of downloads and streaming…
Here is a list taken from the very funny book of the same list title these films span from 1970's…