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(Buzzfeed)   Damn The Man: behind the scenes of "Empire Records"   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2014-09-03 10:18:36 AM  
I thought Buzzfeed had a ~200 word limit on articles.

/tl;dr
/6,340 words?
 
2014-09-03 11:01:45 AM  
Overrated movie set in an overrated decade with an overrated soundtrack
 
2014-09-03 11:15:18 AM  
I liked this movie.
 
2014-09-03 11:24:15 AM  
Haven't seen the movie, but I do love me some Toad the Wet Sprocket, Sponge, and Gin Blossoms.
 
2014-09-03 11:24:22 AM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Overrated movie set in an overrated decade with an overrated soundtrack


I see this guy showed up early. I liked this movie. It was a fun movie
 
2014-09-03 11:26:10 AM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Overrated movie set in an overrated decade with an overrated soundtrack


You shut your whore mouth
 
2014-09-03 11:27:23 AM  
Not an awful movie, but cult classic?

"And I remember some night, halfway through college, all the friends back in our small town, bored, not old enough to buy beer and too good to sneak it from our parents, and amidst our ennui it became abundantly clear that all we really wanted to do with the rest of our night was acquire two pints of Ben & Jerry's and watch Empire Records"

I used to occasionally think I was a loser in college because I spent most of my time getting high and mudding.

Now I see what a true college loser looks like. Thanks subby!
 
2014-09-03 11:28:33 AM  
Do they show the copies that came out of the copy machine during Renee's scene with Rex Manning?  No?  Then not interested.
 
2014-09-03 11:30:47 AM  
That article was surprisingly deep and edifying. Must be Bizarro Day.

/going to the Politics tab next
//wish me luck
 
2014-09-03 11:36:14 AM  
The soundtrack was good, but the rest of it was just tepid.

The bald chick managed to look ugly, while most bald chicks manage to look hot.
 
2014-09-03 11:40:16 AM  
this thread needs a hot Liv Tyler and Hot Renee Zellwegger hijacking
 
2014-09-03 11:40:20 AM  
Meh, I remember that one as a shallow attempt at aping Kevin Smith movies.. but then I wasn't a college kid with the mental acumen of a thirteen year old girl like our article's author.

/I was well and good into proper college alcoholism thankyouverymuch
 
2014-09-03 11:47:36 AM  

Hiro-ACiD: Meh, I remember that one as a shallow attempt at aping Kevin Smith movies.. but then I wasn't a college kid with the mental acumen of a thirteen year old girl like our article's author.

/I was well and good into proper college alcoholism thankyouverymuch


Yeah, it was like Kevin Smith does "Car Wash".  I just kept thinking that no wonder the store was losing money, when you've got three times the number of employees you need, and none of them are doing anything.
 
2014-09-03 12:16:47 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Overrated movie set in an overrated decade with an overrated soundtrack


Exactly. This is one of those UHF-esque, Saturday afternoon movies you watch and cue wtfisthisshiat.jpg
 
2014-09-03 12:33:57 PM  
Live every day like it's Rex Manning Day.
 
2014-09-03 12:49:43 PM  
Huh. I had no idea this flopped so badly. It was hugely popular by the time I entered college in '97.
 
2014-09-03 01:07:17 PM  
 
2014-09-03 01:10:56 PM  
That was a fun movie, a real Sugar High.
 
2014-09-03 02:06:35 PM  
Loved it. We'd screen the dvd for overnight inventories at the radio shack I ran in the early 2000's.
 
2014-09-03 02:58:29 PM  

Neeek: Huh. I had no idea this flopped so badly. It was hugely popular by the time I entered college in '97.


I don't think it got promoted properly. I never even heard of it until at least 10 years after it came out.
 
2014-09-03 05:00:53 PM  

Hiro-ACiD: Meh, I remember that one as a shallow attempt at aping Kevin Smith movies.. but then I wasn't a college kid with the mental acumen of a thirteen year old girl like our article's author.

/I was well and good into proper college alcoholism thankyouverymuch


I was a 13 year old girl at the time (or close to it) and saw it in the theater.  I didn't really like it at the time.  It later grew on me when re-watching it on cable repeatedly, but I remember thinking it was kind of meh at the time.  I just thought everyone in the movie was an annoying whiner.
 
2014-09-03 05:32:01 PM  
It's a pretty terrible movie, but I get it.  I get it.
 
2014-09-03 05:35:31 PM  
I unapologetically enjoy this movie.  If you don't like it, well that's not my issue.

/Rex Manning Day!
 
2014-09-03 06:03:12 PM  

Neeek: Huh. I had no idea this flopped so badly. It was hugely popular by the time I entered college in '97.


Me neither. And I was one of the few to actually see it in the theater. I don't think I've seen it again since then.
 
2014-09-03 07:22:05 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Overrated movie set in an overrated decade with an overrated soundtrack


Since no one saw it I don't think you could call it overrated and there was nothing overrated about the 1990s. Everything was better in the '90s.

/as for aping Kevin Smith, it was much better than anything Smith ever did and I like his stuff for the most part
 
2014-09-03 07:59:50 PM  
I never saw it until my much younger girlfriend made me watch it in 1999 or so.

It was a cult classic to kids her age. I was old and bitter (but still nailing a 19 year old) so I was all kind of meh....it's okay.
 
2014-09-03 09:04:37 PM  
It's farked up, when Dazed and Confused came out in the 1990s, it was set in the 1970s. Now a movie like Empire Records that came out in the 1990s is as far removed from now as Dazed and Confused was from then. If that makes any sense at all. The point is, I'm old.
 
2014-09-03 10:14:31 PM  
Love it.
Will watch it at a drop of a hat.

no shame.
 
2014-09-03 11:50:47 PM  

Mugato: It's farked up, when Dazed and Confused came out in the 1990s, it was set in the 1970s. Now a movie like Empire Records that came out in the 1990s is as far removed from now as Dazed and Confused was from then. If that makes any sense at all. The point is, I'm old.


a longer period of time has passed since dazed and confused came out than the time between 1976 and the movie came out

farkin' old, man

/but those high school girls.....
 
2014-09-04 12:52:11 AM  
Say no more, mon amour
Say no more, mon amour
Say no more, mon amour
SAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE
 
2014-09-04 01:52:25 AM  
I still love this movie, even so many years later. Fun flick with a great soundtrack. It is, however, pretty crappy that the officially released soundtrack is missing about 2/3 of the songs that were played in the movie, including some of the best ones (like "Romeo & Juliet" by Dire Straits).

Don't forget to mark your calendars, because April 8 is Rex Manning Day. ;)

/I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.
 
2014-09-04 02:34:19 AM  
One of my favorites, too.  The (limited selection) soundtrack gets regular play from my 90s stuff.
 
2014-09-04 09:12:39 AM  
I had the VHS and played the hell out of it. I loved it but haven't seen it since the late 90s.
 
2014-09-04 10:03:45 AM  
Loved 'Dazed and Confused' and tend to like 'Empire Records' but, due to my age, I tend to "connect" more with 'The Breakfast Club'

/Born in 1970
//True "Child of the 80s"
///Triple slashies in play!
 
2014-09-04 11:14:46 AM  
www.yntim.com
 
2014-09-04 12:01:25 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Overrated movie set in an overrated decade with an overrated soundtrack


The fat man walks alone....
 
2014-09-04 12:13:39 PM  
mamoru:

/I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.

STOP CALLING ME WARREN!!!
 
2014-09-04 01:28:59 PM  
I saw the preview for Empire Records when I went to see Clueless in the theater (I was about 20-21 at the time).  I remember two things: 1) I wanted to see Empire Records and 2) that the Boo Radley's were called out as one of the bands featured on the sound track.  Didn't see the movie until a year or so later - loved it and it's still one of my favorites, but was disappointed that the Boo Radley's were left off the soundtrack.  I'm sure there's a story behind this, but have no clue why.
 
2014-09-04 04:03:11 PM  

maelstrom0370: Loved 'Dazed and Confused' and tend to like 'Empire Records' but, due to my age, I tend to "connect" more with 'The Breakfast Club'

/Born in 1970
//True "Child of the 80s"
///Triple slashies in play!


Yeah, I never got The Breakfast Club, even though I recognize that it was a good movie. I hate to be a foregone conclusion but I do connect more with movies from the 90s like this movie, Reality Bites, Slacker, the Tarantino movies, then when I started working, Office Space. And then life after that sucked. Not really, but it wan't as good.
 
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