Friday, October 12, 2007

THIRD PICK OF THE WEEK 10/12/07


EMPIRE RECORDS:
"Damn the Man! Save the Empire!"

I'm putting this movie up because it made me believe that a good teen movie could actually be written, produced, and last for over a decade and still be awesome. Even thinking about this movie still makes me smile.
EMPIRE RECORDS in itself is not a masterpiece of film, but a reminder that teen movies used to mean something, and used to be about more than winning the heart of the popular girl at school, or being prom queen. The kids in this movie are fighting against a giant corporation, against society, and for the freedom to have an independent piece of the world where they can simply exist.
The music is pulse pounding, the characters are laugh-out-loud funny, and the romance angles are there but not overbearing. I mean seriously, it's fantastic.
If your looking for a great comedy, that has great music (like HIGH FIDELITY) and is just plain good fun, then EMPIRE RECORDS is your movie tonight.
Starring Liv Tyler, Ethan Embry, Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth, Robin Tunney, Anthony LaPaglia and Renee Zellweger. Directed by Allan Moyle.
Released in 1995.

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2 comments:

Soleil King said...

This is one of those films I will remember for th rest of my life. Not for anything else but for the memories that goes with it. The soundtrack is really good, and the song from Gin Blossoms is tops. Watching Renee Z. and Live Tyler then, I readily realized that they have a very bright future in the entertainment industry.

Harrison Ferrone said...

no doubt. well said.