• Edward Kirkpatrick

    ★★ Rewatched by Edward Kirkpatrick 20 Jul, 2014 1

    Great soundtrack. Stupid movie.

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  • Kip Bowman Jr.

    ★★★ Watched by Kip Bowman Jr. 16 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Amy Venade

    ★★★½ Added by Amy Venade

    There's something special about this film..

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  • Corey Pierce

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Corey Pierce 14 Jul, 2014 1

    (Fan Remix Edition, with still no spotting of Tobey Maguire as the mysterious "Andre")

    I know I must have seen this near 50 times. One of those movies my sister had on VHS I watched along with her endlesslly until it become my own and I lost all sense of objectivity and if its actually any good. It's all too familiar at this point, but still after near 20 (!) years so very quotable, relatable. A time warp. It dawned…

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  • Jamie Sherwood

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Jamie Sherwood 10 Jul, 2014

    There's something about record shops that attracts the freaks and the weirdos in life, and I say this not as an insult, but as a high compliment. I have worked in both an independent record store, as well as a commercial chain store, and can honestly say that these were amongst the happiest working days of my life, where I got to work with some of the greatest, most interesting freaks, weirdos and friends I have known.

    Empire Records is…

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  • mikecavalier

    Watched by mikecavalier 07 Jul, 2014

    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…

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  • Jason Gacek

    ★★★ Watched by Jason Gacek 06 Jul, 2014

    Utterly ridiculous. Still fun, though.

    The film is compromised, having been meddled with extensively by the studio in post-production. It was also a complete failure at the box office in 1995. The film is flawed, but it does have a zany energy, a bevy of interesting performances from now-familiar actors, and a bit of charm. It's too artificial to really be a Gen X touchstone, but it is a curio of the era. Today it even has a bit of…

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  • Megan_Maggot

    ★★½ Rewatched by Megan_Maggot 03 Jul, 2014

    Gen X teen angst and one that many consider a nineties classic. I fell in love when Robin Tunney rode up on her Vespa and shaved her head in the bathroom sink.

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  • Alex Kittle

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Alex Kittle 01 Jul, 2014

    The only movie I can think of where I'm insanely attracted to a man wearing a turtleneck.

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  • Neth

    ★★★ Rewatched by Neth 07 Jun, 2014

    This movie makes me wanna have issues whilst wearing a turtleneck and listening to a Gin Blossoms album.

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  • Alexandria

    ★★★ Watched by Alexandria 28 May, 2014

    One 90's movie that unfortunately didn't age well. It's fun though. Liv Tyler is a babe.

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  • Adam Yull

    ★★½ Watched by Adam Yull 12 May, 2014

    Although some films age poorly, they manage to perfectly capture a moment in time. ‘Empire Records’ is undoubtedly a time-capsule back to the golden age of the independent music store. Seeing how differently the industry works nearly twenty years after its release is rather sobering. In most cities, gone are the days of knowledgeable staff, music booths and flicking through records. Now is the time for music streaming, the impersonal cousin of music stores that ignores most of what is…

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