• minnix

    ★★★ Watched by minnix 22 Aug, 2014

    lots of feels watching this. the music, the 90's, liv tyler's lips, zellweger's squinty eyes. i even had to hunt down my old suicidal tendencies tapes. alas, i no longer own a cassette player. ER is near perfect except for the last ten minutes starting with the midnight blowout where it just falls apart in a cascade of clichés and perfectly gift wrapped endings for all. a shame that.


  • Cole Bradley

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Cole Bradley 08 Apr, 2014

    "Well Sinead O'Rebellion. Shock me shock me shock me with that deviant behavior!"


  • Zack Worent

    ★★★★½ Added by Zack Worent

    Love this movie.


  • Hollie Horror

    Rewatched by Hollie Horror 28 Jul, 2014 11

    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…


  • Ryan Wilkins

    ★★ Watched by Ryan Wilkins 26 Jul, 2014

    (Cinespia, DCP, 9 p.m.)


  • Edward Kirkpatrick

    ★★ Rewatched by Edward Kirkpatrick 20 Jul, 2014 1

    Great soundtrack. Stupid movie.


  • Kip Bowman Jr.

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

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


  • Amy Venade

    ★★★½ Added by Amy Venade

    There's something special about this film..


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…