[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.
Damn the man. Save the empire.
I love the 90s so goddamn much.
Happy Rex Manning Day bitches
A Sally de quince años le hubiera gustado mucho. A mí yo de veintitántos le pareció un abuso tener a adolescentes trabajando hasta la medianoche.
I can't look at this movie objectively. I've loved it since middle school and I'm definitely not going to stop now.
The soundtrack, Lucas, the Sugar High performance at the end. It just makes me so happy.
Basically an M TV movie which makes for a good time of pleasant 90's nostalgia.
Maybe this is a generational thing, as this Gen X comedy did not do a whole lot for me. I didn't care for the characters much at all. It does feature some undeniably awesome music though.
Very much like "Singles" and "Reality Bites", it serves as a snapshot of the Generation X and mid-90s. However, it lacks the verve and genuine insights of those pictures. It tries so hard to be cool that the result ends up being lackluster. The cast is super-charming, though.
as far as 90s movies go this one is an epitome of whole era. From the music to the outfits it truly represents the independent vibe from the 90s. Probably wouldn't watch it more than a couple times but still an iconic nostalgic film
Oh god. I don't know how to rate this. It's total trash but it's entertaining as hell. I used to LOVE it as a teen but now I see how flawed it is, so who knows. 3 stars seems ok. The women characters are so so depressing. It's really sad when a movie was arguably made for young women to watch over young men and there is nothing for the girls! We were supposed to crush on the art kid but he's a slut shaming, over protective, entitled baby man! Who are we supposed to identify with? The unhinged slutty one who is actually super sad inside? The unhinged suicidal one? Or the seemingly perfect yet most unhinged one? They're all sad and the boys get to be different types of cool. Still, the soundtrack turned me on to some good stuff and Debi Mazar is a goddess.
My dvd that I've had since high school is scratched and now it skips several scenes in the second half (including Corey throwing herself at Rex Manning and Warren trying to shoot up the store) and considering how often I watch this movie it's a REAL BUMMER LET ME TELL YOU
Loved everything about this movie, Renée's performance and the soundtrack in particular.
In honor of my last year as a teenager, I decided to make this list of all the coming-of-age/high school/teen…